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Help me, please.
« on: April 23, 2016, 09:55:55 AM »
Hello.
Finally, I feel I am in right place.
No joking and fooling around.
I am serious.
My question is:
Do I need a visa to visit Great Britain?
Actually, I am planning a cruise around your wonderful islands.
So, it will be Scotland, Ireland also.
Do I need a visa as a US citizen???
Please, help me.

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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 10:23:21 AM »
Hello Orchid

For UK see -

http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/2010/04/15/is-a-visa-needed-for-a-us-citizen-to-travel-to-uk/

US citizens are granted a tourist visa on arrival.  6 months, no working.

For Ireland - Eire see -

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/

No Visa is required for a tourist visit.

Hope this answers your questions  tiphat



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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 10:29:14 AM »
Hello Orchid

For UK see -

http://www.travelinsurancereview.net/2010/04/15/is-a-visa-needed-for-a-us-citizen-to-travel-to-uk/

US citizens are granted a tourist visa on arrival.  6 months, no working.

For Ireland - Eire see -

https://www.dfa.ie/travel/visas/visas-for-ireland/

No Visa is required for a tourist visit.

Hope this answers your questions  tiphat

Thank you so much, Mr.Leslied!!!!
It is so good news. I am excited.
That fear of crazy paperwork for Russian citizens will stay always in my blood, I guess.
Thanks again for your answer and links!!


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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 10:33:46 AM »
Show your US ppt at the Immigration desk on arriving in the UK. You will be asked some questions so be prepared. All being OK your ppt will be stamped and you will be granted leave to enter the UK. Not necessarily for 6 months though.
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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 10:40:19 AM »
Show your US ppt at the Immigration desk on arriving in the UK. You will be asked some questions so be prepared. All being OK your ppt will be stamped and you will be granted leave to enter the UK. Not necessarily for 6 months though.

Ohh... Thank you for details.
It will be only a half of month.
Also, I will have plane tickets.
I will fly back to the US from London, or from Paris.
We have direct flight from Paris to Salt Lake.
Thank you, Mr. Dogsolgier.

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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2016, 12:28:09 AM »
Hello.

Actually, I am planning a cruise around your wonderful islands.
So, it will be Scotland, Ireland also.


Hi Orchid,

How much you enjoy your trip depends on the weather - statistically - Scotland, N.Ireland and Eire have the 'best' weather and best colours in late May.

If nature - hills, 'mountains' [ ours seem small in altitude' ] are your favourite - the west coasts of GB and Ireland are FAR more scenically interesting.

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Re: Help me, please.
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2016, 01:04:19 AM »
If you are going to cruise the British islands do not forget the Radar, your Wellies and Mackinaw.

In fact once onboard said ship, they take care of all visa issues. At least that is how it works in the Carib. So worry less and enjoy more! I am not the captain.
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