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If you're making a day trip to the UK and then back to the place you arrived from, then you're not in transit, and a transit visa wouldn't do you any good. You'd need a Standard Visitor Visa, which must be applied for in advance. The 8 days you have until you leave will probably not be enough for this application to be completed unless you pay for super-...


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Transit visas are for entering a country where the only purpose – or, at least, the main purpose – is to connect to transport to a third country. Your purpose for visiting the UK is purely tourism: you want to spend a few hours visiting and then return to the country you came from. You can't do that on a transit visa: you need a ...


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Can I travel to the UK on this card without a visa or family permit? Only if you are traveling to the UK with your wife or joining her there. If she will not be in the UK then you need a standard visitor visa. If not, when I apply for the family permit can I send some of my documents in the German language? You have no use for a family permit, because ...


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Why don't you travel via a different third country? There are quite a few to choose from, but UAE and Qatar stand out as good options, as Chinese and British citizens do not require visas to enter these countries, and they are major international hubs (Qatar perhaps less so than UAE, but still).


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There is no reason to apply for another visa. Standard visitor visa allows both business visitor and tourist activities. If your visa is no good for another visit there is no point issuing someone a multi entry visa. Whether you are granted or refused entry is something specific to you and other examples on the internet don’t matter much as long as your ...


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As always when an electronic visa application rejects correct answers for technical reasons, the goal is to be clear. Give answers that are as close to the truth as the system will let you, and then enclose an explicit explanation (as a separate sheet, or in an appropriate free-text field) that explains clearly why you've needed to give wrong answers and ...


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You tell them that, I seriously doubt it if anyone would be interested in it, but if it is you would tell them exactly that. Very unlikely it would raise any eyebrows.


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This question is over a month old, however when there is a difficult situation to sort out in another country it can help to engage the services of a local professional to help, in this case perhaps a lawyer. They can make phone calls on your behalf. A laywer could end up being expensive though and if money is an issue, there is the citizen advice bureau in ...


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Is the bleep louder every 10 seconds, even louder every minute, even louder every 10 minutes, even louder every hour, and loudest at 10:00:00, 20:00:00, and 00:00:00? If so, it might be the mechanism of the station clocks. Many of the older clocks with digital display make a clicking sound every second as one or more of the six figures changes.


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Unless the checklist you're looking has been personalized to your particular application (which is pretty unlikely), it's there to suggest things you should be sure to think about while putting together your application. The purpose of the checklist is to help you not missing something because you forgot to include a document you had intended to include, or ...


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Re: 2. It's not possible to guess the effect of her previous refusal. However, you can both try the E-gates on arrival in the UK. If her passport is rejected, she will be sent to speak to an Immigration Officer. You can either go with her or go through the E-gates and wait behind the desk (not on the Officer's shoulder). When your g/f is speaking to the ...


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I found a temporary solution. I canceled my self-service appointment and paid for the assisted service.


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Applications for UK visas can be submitted in any location where the applicant is legally present and where there is a processing centre/consulate etc. So, yes, she can. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/usa-apply-for-a-uk-visa/apply-for-a-uk-visa-in-the-usa


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Your husband can apply up to 3 months before his intended date of travel. No-one can predict his chances of success. Your PhD viva and graduation is a reasonable premise for his visit, but IMHO it is unlikely to be sufficient to justify a 5 month visit. Planning to be away from his business for so long and being unable to cover the costs of the trip ...


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The UK This poster from the Home Office says that you can transit the UK landside (and that transit to Ireland is always landside) without a visa if you hold a valid Canadian visa and "a valid airline ticket via the UK as part of a reasonable journey TO" Canada. Ireland According to http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-required-transit you will not ...


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Keep it simple and straightforward, you need to show a bank statement of atleast 3 to 6 months (depending on the visa type). If you can show enough money in that account being held over a certain period of time, then it will not be an issue. A bank account opened a month ago will not be accepted and then you will also have to prove how such a large amount of ...


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You didn't mention the nationality of your niece. She can apply for a visit visa but it will be difficult to convince the visa officer that she will leave the country before her visa ends, keeping in mind she is 18 and has recently finished school. But if you are willing to sponsor her complete stay then its worth a try to apply on her behalf. Guess you will ...


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Generally the Euro (EUR), the US Dollar (USD), and the Chinese Reminbi (RMB) are the most widely used foreign currencies in North Korea. In Britain the currency is the British Pound (GBP) but the Euro is easy to exchange here. As it is the British Embassy you probably will find they have chosen the Euro as it is also easily exchangeable in the UK.


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