London calling; can I answer?
December 11, 2008 4:17 PM Subscribe
The documents that the UK wants from me for a visit are extensive and horrifying. Will I be able to get into the country?
posted by punishinglemur to Travel & Transportation around London, England (26 answers total)
I'm planning to visit my girlfriend, who is currently in the midst of a nine-month working gig in London, for a week (spring break) in late March. Looking over the list
of documents they expect from me is horrifying.
I get the feeling they're going to think I'm a bum. I have no property, and my bank statements will show that I have a habit of not having much money at all. My employer is my college's cafeteria. I'm going over spring break, so there's no work to be excused from. I own no property. If it weren't for my parents' generosity, I wouldn't have the funds to make this trip work.
Are they going to stop me at the border? Do I really need written proof from my college that I am on spring break? Is this whole thing really as rough as it sounds?