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Can I change my visa status from accompanied to unaccompanied

This page https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/if-youre-under-18 implies that you can arrive in the UK without the person named in your visa if you can show that your parent or guardian consents to ...
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What is a cheap & effective option to get basic cell phone coverage while visiting the UK?

I live in Belgium and regularly go to the UK for a few weeks at a time. The best option seems to be indeed a Pay As You Go SIM with a bundle. I have a SIM from Smarty that I picked up in one of these ...
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Is a UK visit visa applicable for Ireland also?

The general rule is that you would need a separate visa. There are however exceptions: One is a waiver for certain nationalities (including citizens of India) if they meet some specific conditions ...
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What is a cheap & effective option to get basic cell phone coverage while visiting the UK?

A third option (In addition to user1908704's answer) is a travel SIM. Some are available as both physical SIM and eSIM. For example from Orange.
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What is a cheap & effective option to get basic cell phone coverage while visiting the UK?

You have roughly two options. One is 'true PAYG', in which you topup by say £10 a time and the tariff is X pence/call, Yp/SMS, and Zp/MB. Here is a list of PAYG operators and their prices. The other ...
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Visitor stamp with BRP number on it?

I just called them and was informed that as long as the BRP number is on top of the stamped part then everything is okay.
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Need advice applying for UK Visitor Visa with mother from Pakistan

The circumstances has improved a lot in 5 years. So, you should be ok. The reason behind that random advice that proof that you will return to Pakistan after your visit. You have to prove the ties to ...
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Number of laptops in carry on baggage

That should be fine. There is no specific airline limits on the number of laptops. As long as you are not violating some other condition (weight, size, number, etc) you are good to go. I typically ...
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What areas in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh should I avoid?

Based on the latest available statistics, racially- or religiously-motivated attacks are not massively widespread in the UK. For example, while racially motivated hate crimes (85,268 offences) ...
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What is the safest way to adapt a two pin British shaving socket to a European two pin (Germany) for use with an electric toothbrush bought in the UK?

I had a spare Braun charger, from a previous toothbrush. I just purchased a European spec 2-pin plug (about £2, but it took some finding), and replaced the UK shaver plug. I wrote EURO on it with a ...
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Who actually does the UK Visa processing?

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) runs a network of international application points and decision making centres. The decision making process has been moved away from Embassies to various large-scale ...
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UK and Italy sharing immigration data

Do UK and Italy share immigration data? Possibly, but maybe unlikely Will I have to declare the reject with reasons? Yes. Irrespective of whether the UK and Italy share Immigration data, applying for ...
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Does a South African ban affect a UK visa?

Yes, your South African ban could harm your chances of getting a UK visa. AFAIK African countries do not routinely share immigration data with European countries. However, when applying for a UK visa ...
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I accidentally created 2 UK visa applications on Gov.UK site. One involves no payment, the other one has payment involved

For UK Visa, if you didn't pay, you didn't apply. That's all. No need to worry about it. It shows at the end of the application that if you made a mistake beyond that point, you have to submit another ...
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How can I bring my mother to UK for visit

Depends on nationality, you may have to apply for a standard visit visa for your mother in law. Details: https://www.gov.uk/standard-visitor/apply-standard-visitor-visa You can apply online and show ...
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Easy Jet flight Amsterdam to Malaga with a change in London in the middle. Not allowed to board flight because of no UK entry Visa

The main point is that Easyjet do not sell connecting flights. So what you actually bought was a flight from Amsterdam to London, and, separately, a flight from London to Malaga. You did not buy a ...
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Easy Jet flight Amsterdam to Malaga with a change in London in the middle. Not allowed to board flight because of no UK entry Visa

You may have fallen between the cracks here. You have booked two seperate tickets and hence you would need a "Visitor in Transit" visa and not the "Direct Airside Visa" you have ...
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Easy Jet flight Amsterdam to Malaga with a change in London in the middle. Not allowed to board flight because of no UK entry Visa

There are two points here: You selected "Airside Transit" in the link you gave, but you are flying with Easyjet, which means you would have two separate PNRs for the journey. That means the ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

I agree it wouldn’t look good. I don’t know the legal specifics, but unless you get an official source that 100% confirms that it isn’t a problem, I’d just avoid the hassle altogether. If the company ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

What you've described seems completely fine for the following reasons: You're not planning to overstay your original visa You come from a developed country on par with the UK and thus have very ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

In reality, no one can answer this question definitively as the final decision depends on the appreciation of the immigration officer (or if you get lucky with he e-gates). However, in my opinion, you ...
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What to mention in the visa application form for the issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India

The issuing authority on Indian passport is mentioned below the name of the person whose signature are present. For passports issued in India, it is something like, "Regional Passport Office, ...
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UK train strike: London Heathrow to Cambridge travel

You can be pretty confident that they'll run the service they currently say - National Rail Enquiries for 27/07/22 midday shows the strike timetable That's a major route that will be prioritised for ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Based on my observation of reports from forums of UK visa applicants, this message has been sent to a lot of recent applicants. Since the policy under which this notice is sent is internal Home Office ...
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What to mention in the visa application form for the issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India

The "issuing authority" is the government agency or department that issued the passport. For example, in the United States, passports are issued by the Department of State. A brief Google ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Do I still have any chance of receiving a visa? Yes, you do. You have not been rejected, therefore, you may still receive your visa — or not. They just need more time to decide.
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Private roads to Bristol from Leeds

The UK reports of road closures at Daily closures, and seemed to be presented a week at a time. Currently none are listed for the A42, but that could change at a later date. I did note that google ...
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Compensation because of cancelled flight: was there a baggage handler strike on July 2nd?

Local/Regional media usually covers well such strikes According to regional media France 3 Auvergne Rhone-Alpes (fr), Un mouvement de grève des personnels au sol se poursuit à l'aéroport de Lyon ...
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