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According to DIGOPAUL, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland needs no introduction: everyone knows it. Sightseeing tours in the UK are really incredibly popular with tourists. Probably no special reason is required to visit the kingdom. The UK is a brand in itself, and everyone wants to see it at least once in a lifetime.

Everything is interesting here: from the geographical position to the form of economic structure. Since ancient times, Great Britain has been the strongest power in the world and still maintains this status. Historical monuments of both architecture and art, as well as nature, make a huge number of tourists visit this country from year to year.

The capital and cultural and business center of England is London. This city is famous for its beauty and perpetual motion. On tours to London from Minsk, you will find countless museums and theaters, interesting sights and architectural monuments, as well as beautiful panoramic views of the city that are designed to take your breath away. Magnificent palaces and parks, including Buckingham Palace – a kind of residence of the monarchs of Britain, the Palace of Westminster – a place for meetings of the British Parliament, Banqueting House and others, make the city incredibly majestic and graceful.

The capital of Britain is beautiful, but in terms of its architectural beauty, it does not in the least surpass the natural wealth of the country. The climate of Great Britain in many ways contributes to the special atmosphere that permeates all the most amazing places on this earth. For many years, scientists have been trying to figure out how, for example, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world, Stonehenge, arose. One can simply enjoy all sorts of natural beauties, such as Beachy Head, or, as they like to call it, “Sky Dock”. You can travel the length and breadth of the country, and at every segment of your path there will be something to be surprised and admired. Check it out on our tours of England.

So our UK tours are at your service!

UK TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, UK VISA

The UK Visa Application Center is located at the address: Minsk, Nemiga st., 40 (the building of the business center “Nemiga City”).

ATTENTION! ALL DOCUMENTS IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TRANSLATION INTO ENGLISH (DO NOT NEED TO BE NOTARIZED)

ATTENTION! The Visa Application Center has introduced PERSONAL filing for all applicants (including children under 12) .

  1. Tourist questionnaire
  2. Passport / international passport for citizens of the Russian Federation, valid for 6 months from the date of the intended departure from the territory of the UK. The date of issue of the passport must not exceed 10 years. The passport must have at least 2 free pages with the inscription “Visa”.
  3. Copy of passport:
  • copies of pages: 31-33, registration;
  • copies of visas (if possible, from previous passports)
  • for citizens of the Russian Federationalso a copy of a residence permit or a copy of temporary registration.
  1. International health insurance, valid on the territory of all European countries, for the entire planned period of stay. The minimum amount of insurance coverage is 30,000 euros.
  2. Recommended list of documents:

5.1. For employees:

  • a certificate on the letterhead of the employer, which indicates the address and contact details of the company, the date of employment, qualifications, wages (a breakdown of wages for the LAST 6 MONTHS is given). It is desirable to have information about the paid leave for the duration of the trip. The certificate must be translated into English or issued in English.
  • original certificate from the bank on company letterhead on the balance of funds in the accounts; It is desirable to order the certificate in English.
  • copies of documents on the ownership of real estate, car.

5.2. For individual entrepreneurs:

  • a copy of the certificate of state registration (with translation);
  • original bank statement on the movement of funds for 6 months and the final positive balance on the IP account (with translation);
  • original certificate from the bank on company letterhead on the balance of funds in the accounts (in English or with a translation);
  • copies of documents on the ownership of real estate, car.

5.3. For pensioners:

  • a copy of the pension certificate;
  • certificate of pension received for the last 6 months;
  • original certificate from the bank on company letterhead on the balance of funds in the accounts; It is desirable to order the certificate in English.
  • copies of documents on the ownership of real estate, car.

5.4. For students (full-time education):

  • a certificate from the dean’s office confirming the current place of study (in case of requesting a visa during the study period, permission to be absent from classes is required);
  • a copy of student card, grade book;
  • in the absence of own income: documents of one of the working parents (a sponsorship letter written in any form with an obligation to bear the costs of the trip; a copy of the sponsor’s passport; documents confirming kinship; as well as documents in accordance with clauses 5.1, 5.2).

5.5. For students:

  • certificate from the place of study (in case of requesting a visa during the study period, permission to be absent from classes is required);
  • documents of one of the working parents (sponsor letter written in any form with the obligation to bear the costs of the trip; a copy of the sponsor’s passport; documents confirming kinship; as well as documents in accordance with clauses 5.1, 5.2).

In case of departure of a minor child, it is necessary:

  • if the child leaves without parents accompanied by a third person, it is necessary to issue a notarized permission from both parents to leave the child accompanied by a third person. This permit is required to cross the border.
  • copies of passports of BOTH parents (pp. 30-32);
  • a copy of the child’s birth certificate with an English translation.

5.6. For the unemployed:

  • copies of the first and last pages of the work book (do not need to be certified) or a copy of the diploma (if the applicant graduated from an educational institution no more than 6 months ago);
  • documents of a working close relative (a free-form sponsorship letter with an obligation to bear the costs of the trip; a copy of the sponsor’s passport; documents confirming kinship; as well as documents in accordance with clauses 5.1, 5.2).
  • documents confirming the ownership of real estate or other sources of income (copies);
  • original certificate from the bank on company letterhead on the balance of funds in the accounts; It is desirable to order the certificate in English.
  1. Spousesprovide a copy of the marriage certificate.

Consular fee – $ 130 (the price may vary slightly depending on the exchange rate).

The term for issuing a visa is up to 10 working days, but the embassy reserves the right to extend the time for consideration of documents.

It is important to remember that the listed list includes the minimum list of documents that must be provided when applying for a visa. The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documentation at its discretion.

ATTENTION! Agencies must send all the above documents IN ELECTRONIC FORM to the visa department of the VNESHINTOURIST company, e-mail: [email protected], preferably in PDF format in separate files (one document one file). For submission, the tourist brings ONLY PASSPORT.

If you have any questions, you can contact the visa department specialist by phone +375(29) 353 34 79.

USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY – UNITED KINGDOM

GENERAL INFORMATION

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a state in Western Europe, a constitutional monarchy. The composition includes England, Scotland and Wales, located on the largest island of Great Britain, and Northern Ireland, which occupies the northern part of the second largest island of Ireland. The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea between the two mentioned islands, and the Channel Islands form independent administrative units. The total area of ​​the country is 244 thousand square meters. km, population 57.4 million people (1994). In short, the country is called the United Kingdom, as well as Great Britain or simply Britain. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II.

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, NATURE

Located on the British Isles and separated from mainland Europe by the North Sea, the Pas de Calais and the English Channel. The isolated position influenced the historical development of the country.

The territory of the United Kingdom is divided into two main areas according to the features of the relief. High Britain (including Northern Ireland), located in the north and west of the country, is underlain by stable ancient bedrock and consists of mostly heavily dissected uplands and much less common lowlands. In the south and east, Low Britain extends, characterized by hilly terrain, small uplands and several mountainous regions; at its base lie younger sedimentary rocks. The boundary between High and Low Britain runs approximately in a south-westerly direction from Newcastle at the mouth of the Tyne to Exeter at the mouth of the Ex in south Devon. This boundary is not everywhere clearly defined, and often the transitions between High and Low Britain are smoothed out. In general, the country’s relief is so diverse that,

CAPITAL, MAJOR CITIES

Capital London. Other major cities: Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Brighton, Plymouth.

Climate

Determined by the proximity of the ocean. It owes its softness and moisture to the Gulf Stream. Fog is frequent due to easterly winds in winter. The average temperature in summer is 20C, in winter – plus 3-9C. In London, the coldest month is January (average temperature is plus 4C, the hottest July is 18C).

POPULATION

It is 58.3 million people. About 90% of the population lives in cities.

LANGUAGE

The official language is English.

RELIGION

The official church in England is the Anglican Church, which has 26 million parishioners. The official Scottish Church is organized according to the Presbyterian principle and unites 1 million believers. Other Protestant churches, of which the Methodist is the largest, have 1.6 million believers. There are also about 5 million adherents of the Roman Catholic Church, 830 thousand Muslims and 400 thousand Jews.

HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS

Good Friday, the second day of Easter, Spirits Monday (the Monday following the seventh Sunday after Easter), the last Monday of August, Christmas and Boxing Day (Boxing Day, the second day of Christmas) are celebrated as holidays and are non-working in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Northern Ireland, St Patrick’s Day on 17 March and the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne on 12 July are also considered public holidays. Scotland has five public holidays that are non-working days: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, the first Monday in May, the last Monday in August and Christmas. There is not a single, strictly speaking, national holiday in the United Kingdom, but the Queen’s birthday, which is officially celebrated, usually on one of the first two Saturdays in June,

KITCHEN

English cuisine is characterized by “dry” cooking, that is, without sauces. Because the vegetables are cooked with little or no heat, the vitamins and natural flavors are preserved. Meat and fish are also not fully boiled and often not fried. There are typical English dishes. Beef steak (usually with blood), rump steak and roast beef are famous first of all. Tender lamb, Norfolk turkey, Aylesbury duck, fried patés are gourmet dishes. A very popular pate of kidneys and tenderloin.

In England, there are several types of establishments where you can eat:

“Sandwich cafe” – here you will be offered breakfast, which usually consists of scrambled eggs, toast, snacks and tea or coffee. Breakfast costs an average of 2-3 pounds.

“Pub” is the best place to party with friends, as here you will find everything – beer, cocktails, sandwiches or even a full three-course meal with dessert. Please note that children are not allowed here.

“Chippies” – here you will be served fish and potatoes, sausages and grilled chicken.

“Bras-series” is the best place for a business meeting.

Transport

The most convenient way to get around London is by metro (the “Underground”, the “Tube”), it runs until 0.30 (3 pounds -45 minutes), or by bus (adult ticket – 5 pounds). You can rent a car (£20-50 per day), but remember: in England you drive on the left!, besides, parking is prohibited in central London, and in other areas it is allowed only in specially designated places and for a special fee.

In the city center, near the sights, finding a taxi is not a problem. Black taxis are the most expensive. When boarding, you can ask how much the fare will cost.

To drive in the UK, you must have an International Driving License and a credit card. If you rent a car, be careful: in the UK you must drive on the left side of the road and overtake vehicles on the right. The use of seat belts is mandatory for the driver, front seat passenger and rear seat passengers if seat belts are fitted. There are strict speed limits. If there are no special road signs, then the speed in built-up areas should not exceed 48 km/h, on two-way roads – 97 km/h, on motorways – 113 km/h.

MONEY

Pounds.

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