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B Permit, can you enter the UK

Hi All, can you enter the UK on an B Permit on a South African passport, am I classed as a EEA National?? Any help please.....
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

If you go in using the channel tunnel between midnight and 4am they don't always check passports.
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

Try this link:

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/vi...u-need-a-visa/
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

You need a UK visa, UK is not Shengen and you cannot use your permit there.
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

Hi Subigal, I work with some people from Bangladesh on B Permits and if they want to cross the border to France or Germany they need to apply for a certain visa (I don't know how this is done). They cannot just use their permits so I doubt you can go to the UK with it.
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

If you normally need a visa for the UK, then you need a visa.

http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/co...e=UK%20English

On a rough reading, seems the have offices in Bern, Zurich and Geneva where you can lodge your application for the visa.

However, they do have a 'do I need a visa' programme here:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/vi...u-need-a-visa/

I put in the combination "visit" "south africa" "switzerland" but it seems their website is down.
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Hi Subigal, I work with some people from Bangladesh on B Permits and if they want to cross the border to France or Germany they need to apply for a certain visa (I don't know how this is done). They cannot just use their permits so I doubt you can go to the UK with it.
Need visa to enter France / Germany ??? Now thats strange !
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If you go in using the channel tunnel between midnight and 4am they don't always check passports.
And if you get caught in there or on the way out? Then what?
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And if you get caught in there or on the way out? Then what?
Err, I don't think it was a serious suggestion.

But anyway, I think if you got caught illegally trying to exit Britain you'd be deported.
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But anyway, I think if you got caught illegally trying to exit Britain you'd be deported.
or given a council house and offered asylum and benefits...
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But anyway, I think if you got caught illegally trying to exit Britain you'd be deported.
... and you can try again the following day
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And if you get caught in there or on the way out? Then what?
Actually, when I lost my passport on a Saturday, and had to fly to the UK, a woman in the UK passport office suggested just this.
Luckily I found my passport down the back of my shoe rack 2 hours before the flight.
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Re: B Permit, can you enter the UK

South Africans are visa-nationals and need a UK visa to enter.
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