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If you have submitted your application If you have submitted your application you should pay tour fee which can later be refunded. 2 ongoing visa applications won’t be allowed. The UK GOV website states: Contact UKVI to find out how to cancel your application. You can only get your fee refunded if your application hasn’t been processed yet. If ...


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A 2-year overstay is very big, therefore it is very unlikely you will be granted a visa. For comparison, under rule 320(7B), overstayers are normally barred from re-entering the UK for at least one year, unless they overstayed by less than 90 days and left the UK voluntarily at their own expense. So I imagine even if you didn’t get a ban you would most ...


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Note: This answer is posted after the OP has obtained first hand experience, simply for the sake of noting down what I have found in my brief research. Short version: Yes, despite the TfL journey planner and route list saying 105 does not go into Heathrow for outbound (from Greenford, to Heathrow) trips, Bus 105 does go into Heathrow Central Bus station ...


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Break it down and explain it like you have done here. The main thing is to be completely clear and transparent about the funds in your account and where they come from to prevent any doubt. They will read the documentation, and you mentioned getting a letter confirming your payments from your employer, I agree this would only be beneficial to include as it ...


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Probably. If you show your ticket to the staff at the barrier and explain, I can't imagine you will have a problem - I've done this dozens of times. Make a point of re-entering the station at the same barrier, you'll be recognized and waved through. Technically some tickets don't allow it (most do), but even then a polite ask will almost always get you ...


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In my experience that's always been allowed for trains I've taken, I don't use trainline, but assuming you get the same orange and cream credit card sized ticket as every other train ticket this should apply. I often change trains, wait at stations and even get on or off at stations between my specified start / end station and have never had a barrier not ...


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The 105 does in fact go to Heathrow Central bus station. As to why TfL's website incorrectly states otherwise I couldn't say


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I just noticed today that a self-service checkout in a Swedish supermarket, where you can pay with either card or cash, now had the option to withdraw money from it. It's the first time I've ever seen it and I guess these could be found in the UK, maybe now maybe later. I know Tesco have self service machines that handle cash. So if you are like me, ...


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I would consider buying two return tickets - for the two parts of your journey: one from your origin to your connecting station and another from your connecting station to your destination. That way you'll have the right tickets to get in and out of your connecting station regardless of it being manned or having barriers. There's a chance it won't cost you ...


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One liter is the limit, as all airport and most airline websites in the EU will tell you, as well as the TSA site, (although they use the American way of notation.) 10 bottles of 100 ml will take more space than one liter, even when you have very efficient square bottles that just fit the bag, as the wall of the bottle will also take some space. If you feel ...


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1 litre. The UK has the same rules as the rest of EU and many other countries.


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All tickets allow break of journey for connectional purposes i.e. changing trains where necessary. If you have a waiting period in a station for your connecting train, you can pass through the barriers or leave the station during that time.


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You can as confirmed by an email from Trainline: I would like to inform you that whether you can break or not break the journey depends on the type of ticket you've booked. Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets are more flexible options, so breaking your journey is allowed, as long as you don’t start your journey before, or end it after, the two ...


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I have used the 111 before and it is pretty reliable. Whenever I had to depend on it, it came on time but it’s still good to have a second option. As to why the 105 doesn’t go to Heathrow Central Bus Station, I’m not sure but I can confirm it doesn’t go all the way. Maybe not enough bus stands or stops there/no place for it to park? As to an alternative, ...


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I can't answer precisely without knowing the full details of your journey and ticketing. Leaving station premises, even when changing trains, constitutes a break of journey*. Some tickets allow break of journey, and others don't. Advance tickets in particular (those that have to be bought in advance and are only valid on one particular train) don't allow a ...


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The actual barriers might not open for you, (those in Bham New St never open when I change there, even when you have to go through them to go to your next platform, but Liverpool ones do), but if you show your ticket to an attendant they will open it for you to let you in/out, I've been doing it for years using TrainLine and never had an issue with it! If ...


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If you have been invited to an interview with a reputable company who has promised to pay your expenses then the burden of payment is not on you. The Visa office will not expect you to show you can afford to pay for the trip because you will not be paying for it - the company will. When you fill in the questions about payment you can say that you will be ...


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The UK has no such requirement, but they are fully aware of how US visas work, so they will know that you need to have a new US visa stamped if you leave the US after your visa expires. If you have your I-797 you can submit that to prove you expect to return to the US (and thus, not overstay in the UK).


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I'm not qualified to answer point 1), but as far as I'm aware, the legal side of this is still the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 which requires lodgings keepers to record the names and nationalities of their adult (over 16) guests and for "aliens" (which for a couple more weeks means non-EU citizens) Every such person who is an alien shall also— ...


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Try logging in Perhaps you made an account on the site you bought your ticket from. Try logging in and seeing if you can see the ticket there in your profile. If you can, you should be able to do whatever you need to do to access it (print it or transfer it to the app if it's an eTicket, or get the code to print it from a machine if it's a Tickets on ...


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While the accepted answer is correct (I use a TransferWise card), the user specifically mentioned Revolut. Revolut provides a debit Mastercard (just like TransferWise) and I have used it across the EU (and in the UK...). TransferWise may be available to users from more countries. My wife (Canadian, non-UK-resident) is not permitted a UK card, and uses my ...


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It is absolutely usual that only one of a married couple is working. As long as you can afford the trip for both of you, and you fill in the appropriate forms to say you will be paying, then you will not be rejected on the grounds of finance. There may of course be other issues that prevent you from getting a visa, but that will not be one.


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Alternatively to an ATM, you can ask for cashback in stores. The way this works is that after scanning your items, you can ask the person at the till for cashback of X amount (normally smaller amounts work better as they might not have enough in the tills/the app of your choice might have a cap), they then add that to the purchase amount, charge the ...


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There are a few banks that allow you to withdraw from their own ATMs without a card (usually as an "emergency withdrawal service", with a code you get via telephone banking), but other than that, as far as I am aware, you most definitely need a physical card to withdraw from an ATM. You may want to check out Transferwise. They can provide a real Mastercard ...


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Indeed, this is one of the many questions that is still unclear. The liklihood is high, that while valid, this card will remain proof that your wife is family member of a EU citizen. Based on the German Embassy text below (which may be country specific) a Schengen Visa must be applied for after Brexit and will be issued based on EU rules for a family ...


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As written in a comment by @Giorgio: If you're unable to get a response from the VFS centre through which you applied, your other option would be to contact the UKVI help centre: it is fee based in England and it available 24 hours a day Monday through Friday (so not from Saturday12 am through Sunday 12 pm GMT.) At this point, calling would be faster than ...


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According to National Rail Enquiries, there are no train services on Christmas Day, 25th December, and limited services on Boxing Day, 26th December. There are two key web pages you should use to check your specific journeys, the Journey planner and Future engineering work. Unfortunately, a lot of the more disruptive engineering work is scheduled around ...


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Generally, in the US, it is your duty to inform the DMV of the sale, together with the buyer's name and address. This is not well known, and often ignored, and with nice buyers it doesn't matter, as they will register the car, and thereby automatically remove it from the seller's record. However, if they don't, it is the seller's problem - he is responsible ...


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It might be possible but I do not think his chances are high. The most important reason countries have visa systems is to keep out people who are likely to work illegally, and for that stay longer than allowed. Having been caught working illegally he has proven to be willing to break that rule. The UK visa system does not block giving visa to people in ...


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Yes, although you'll need to collect the tickets first and take them to the ticket office. It doesn't need to be the station of departure, any ticket office will be able to do so. Although consider that whatever problem lead RailEasy to be unable to reserve may also effect the ticket office. Remember not all trains are capable of being reserved. Source: ...


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The DATV visa is if you don’t pass through immigration. Note: If you have to re-check your bags you will pass through immigration. You will need to have your biometrics taken as mentioned on the GOV page. The page also provided information on how to apply from the USA.


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If it's literally just names and address/phone number/email that is "not in English" then I would not worry about "translating" them. Names and addresses are not "in" a language.


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You should submit a Subject Access Request Link. Ask for records of your file from the CID and as well as all previous visa records. This will show you what exactly they have on you and why a visa was issued in 2012 and subsequently refused in 2012, 2013 and 2014 citing your deception in 2009. Normally, if the Home Office agreed to your version that it was ...


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When you visit the Application Support Centre for your biometrics appointment, you should take your current passport, a print out of your application form and a copy of your biometric confirmation receipt. You can print your receipt when you apply online. Detailed guidance on the process is available here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/usa-apply-...


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EU residence permits are in a common format, you should not need to get it translated. As for any other documents you are providing, the UKVI ‘Guide to Supporting Documents’ states: “ All documents must be originals and not photocopies. Submission of these documents does not guarantee that your application will be successful and you should bear this in mind ...


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You need to present it alongside your passport but they shouldn't need a translation. (They may need other documents you provide translated though.)


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One should only scan the front of the plastic card/page, like the immigration agents do. The front of the card has 2 or 3 lines of OCR text, this text is used as a password to read the info of the RDIF chip in the plastic card. Having this security ensures that no one can read that info by e.g. tapping a phone against your pocket/backpack. There's an ...


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On the UK visa check it states: For official diplomatic or government business (including transit through the UK) Therefore, the UK would also not accept this passport if you're not on a mission. So the normal visa rules from the country you come from will apply to you.


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Will she have to scan the MRZ on her visa page, or the bio page? Your girlfriend will need to scan the MRZ bio page as that is the way the computer will read the information, using the chip on that page. Also, will the gate even work for her given her previous immigration issues? There is a possibility she will be sent to the passport control officers, ...


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Answer given in the comments: They wouldn't normally contact anybody when assessing your application - they don't have time. Instead, they go off the evidence you give them, plus what comes up for their databases. If you relied on them contacting your sponsor, then you made an error. Just because they didn't contact your sponsor doesn't mean your visa ...


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In the UK, as in the Schengen area, you may only remain while your visa is valid. Six months is the maximum duration of validity for a standard visitor visa, but if your visa has a shorter period of validity you must respect that. If your visa has been issued for a shorter period, you can apply to extend it. The total duration of your visit may not exceed ...


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This Passenger Customs Guide https://www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae/en/eServices/ServicesForTravellers/Documents/TravelersGuide09En.pdf states: “... the following items are exempted from customs duties and shall be allowed entry: a. Gifts whose value does not exceed AED 3000. b. A total number of 400 cigarettes, or 50 cigars, or 500 grams of tobacco (minced or ...


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You can buy it, and there is a duty free shop (with alcohol) just before the exit of the airport at baggage claim hall), after immigration, just to confirm that you can buy it. My commentary: I do not think it is the best gift (especially if bought in a duty-free). It is nearly as just giving money. Nothing personalized or something you think. Also it is ...


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You can apply, but your application is virtually certain to be refused unless you can demonstrate a credible reason for wanting to visit and that you have: strong ties to your home country that would compel you to leave at the end of the visit (which seems unlikely, since you’re already in Australia on a visit visa) and sufficient funds for the trip (which ...


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They refused on V4.2(a) and (c) they were not convinced your intention to visit is genuine and therefore they think you might overstay. You have family in the UK, which could make it easier to overstay and work illegally. You presented being your mother’s primary carer as a reason to return to your home country, but an ECO might ask themselves how strong ...


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The cause of your refusal is probably Funds parking 1.200.000 Rupees has been deposited (for them) for no apparent reason they suspect that the cause is to make your Bank statements look good for this application You should read this answer What Is the Purpose of Bank Statements? carefully and try to resolve these irregularities.


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From this GOV document: At the border, passenger name records data is retained for 5 years. Advance passenger information may be retained for 10 years. Note: Just because the API isn't retained, they can still know you are the same person. It also states: We will keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for permitted purposes. ...


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You explain it by telling the truth, you paid (specified items) in cash for someone and they paid you by bank. The amount of money is significant but not the amount people would usually use for funds parking. When well explained it should not be a problem. There is no 'wanted' or 'needed' amount for your bank and savings account, it is showing you can ...


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Advance tickets are indeed non-refundable; this should have been made clear when you were sold the ticket. The date and time on an Advance ticket CAN be changed prior to travel (usually for a fee), but not the destination. However, I echo the confusion of others about why you needed to buy a new ticket — your route from Manchester to Heathrow will ...


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No. The only way to find out is to collect your decision letter. Source: https://www.gov.uk/apply-to-come-to-the-uk/getting-a-decision-on-your-application: Getting a decision on your application You’ll get a letter with the result of your application. The letter will explain what you need to do next.


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