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Portugal: Schengen visa and UK visa

edited November 2009 in Visa and Passport
hey guys,

I''m a Indian and I'll be doing a term in Portugal this spring on a student exchange. I want to travel to UK to visit some friends first before the term starts. Can anyone tell me if I need to show the actual flight bookings and accomodation details(I'll stay with friends in UK and will be finding a hostel/flat in Portugal) for these visas? or just an itinerary giving my plan of travel? and will it land me in trouble if I change this itinerary later?
I don't know my exact travel plan yet. I might make a stopever in Oman on my way there(they have visa on arrival)... lol can I actually apply for the UK visa atleast with such vague plans? As there is no UK visa center where I stay, I would like to get it in the X mas break when I go home. Other 2 can be done later.
Would highly appreciate any inputs at all! Thanks in advance :)


  • edited 3:21PM
    For a Schengen visa you are requred to show transport tickets/hotel reservations etc with the application, but for a UK visa they say not to book flights etc until your visa is issued. Method of travel is not required however a letter of invitation from your friends with offer of accommodation and address will be required. You will also have to show evidence of sufficient funds to pay for your travel and your living costs for the duration of your stay.
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    thanks for the reply :)
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