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Jul 8th, 2007, 09:27 AM
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hiya i want to kno that is there immigration controll if u travel from france to london waterloo by train eurostar..if it is then where...
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Jul 8th, 2007, 09:41 AM
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Yes, both getting on and off the train (ie in Paris and London).
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Jul 8th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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okz thanx but i didnt understand that wotz the mean on an of the train..can u explain me where the exact place iz that controll in france when the person dep..aur arriving in london waterloo..thanx
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Jul 8th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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As you exit the station you'll pass an immigration desk (and get your passport stamped).
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Jul 8th, 2007, 09:51 AM
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thanx..sum1 told me that on waterloo station no immigration controll..u can just exit straight away..may be they just chek ur ticket...they told me may be when u travel during yr journey inside the train the imigration officialz cum an chek ur passport iz it rite
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Jul 8th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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It depends on where you're from. There's a fast path for locals while outside of UK/EU have to go past the immigration official in London. Everyone must show passport to get on the train. I've never had my passport asked for on that particularly Eurostar route.
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Jul 8th, 2007, 10:08 AM
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Wait a second, Grassshopper. I thought both France and UK immigration is done at Gare du Nord for London-bound trains so that you just walk the train at Waterloo...

I have never taken it, but that is my understanding.
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Jul 8th, 2007, 10:15 AM
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okz thanx..actually i am southafrican citizen...i don need visa 4 uk..rite now in switzerland..visiting my friendz..an also my feonci shes british with me..she had a operation in germany thts y she cant travel by plane so want to go by train...i don hav france visa..can i travel by train from zurich to london...i don need visa 4 uk an also i don need visa 4 switzerland as well...
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Jul 8th, 2007, 10:23 AM
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If you do not have a visa for France you cannot take a train from Zurich to London, since you would have to travel through France. If your fiance just had an operation, it would not be a good idea to do extensive traveling by plane or by train...
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Jul 8th, 2007, 10:46 AM
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If your concern is about your lack of a French visa, you will go through French passport control on the train from Zurich to Paris AND AGAIN getting on the Eurostar at Paris.

You will go through UK passport control in Paris, and you MIGHT go through it again at Waterloo. It's very common for non-Europeans to be subject to considerable interrogation at Waterloo.

If you haven't got a Schengen visa, you can't travel by land from Switzerland to Britain. Crossing France isn't the only route: but South Africans require visas for all the alternative land routes.
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Jul 8th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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thanx..so if i got a transit visa for france then itz ok or not...an can u plz tell me the sites where i can fin the prises of this route...an can i book my ticket online or not...where an which site i can do it..
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