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britbabdoy
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Which countries can one visit on a UK Residence permit

Post by britbabdoy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:44 pm

Hi,

I know you can got o Switzerland if you have visa more then 6 months or so but I was wondering whether you can visit any other countries without the need of one?

Please let me know

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Post by jazbaati99 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:32 am

Gibraltar is another one, if you have a UK vsia for more than six month, you can enter Gibraltar at the discretion of immigration offical. Also check Isle of Man and Jersey entry requirements. I think you should be ok for both.

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Post by Wanderer » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:21 am

Actually I think for Switzerland you need permanent residence not just six months - certainly for Russians!
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Post by Wanderer » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:10 am

RAJ2007 wrote:check this out

http://ch.vfsglobal.co.uk/faq.aspx
Thanks for that, seems to contradict what I've learnt, hope ur info is the correct one!
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Post by paulp » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:11 pm

This discussion about switzerland will become irrelevant in a few months. Switzerland is joining Schengen. http://ec.europa.eu/youreurope/nav/en/c ... ex_en.html

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Post by softboy » Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:32 pm

What if someone has Permanent Residency (ILR) in the UK?

Do they need a visa to visit France, Spain, Germany and other EU countries?

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Post by Rozen » Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:52 pm

softboy wrote:What if someone has Permanent Residency (ILR) in the UK?

Do they need a visa to visit France, Spain, Germany and other EU countries?
If you have ILR, which is given under UK immigration route, then yes.

If you have PR, which is given under EU route, then usually no, if you have PR stamped in your passport. Though you may still have to apply for a schengen visa depending on which EU country you wish to visit. (Check particular country website. They usually say on which permits they require visas or not).

I think that's the way it goes, though others can correct or be more specific.

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Post by britbabdoy » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:43 am

so nothing besides Swiss for the time being?

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Post by Wanderer » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:07 am

britbabdoy wrote:so nothing besides Swiss for the time being?
Switzerland joins Schengen on 1st Nov this year, dunno if that means all other visa entries are null and void....
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Post by paulp » Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:33 pm

Wanderer wrote:Switzerland joins Schengen on 1st Nov this year, dunno if that means all other visa entries are null and void....
When switzerland joins Schengen, they are relinquishing all controls over their borders and have to apply the Schengen rules.

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