The official language is English.
To enter the UK you will need to show a valid passport or national identity card if you are an EEA citizen. If you are not an EU national, you will need to show further documentation, including a landing card, and you may need a visa. For detailed information please refer to www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
You may need to acquire a visa before you travel to Britain, if you are not a British citizen or a citizen of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries.
If you have a valid passport and UK visa, you will normally be granted entry to the UK. When you arrive in Britain your visa tells UK immigration:
- The reason you are travelling to Britain
- How long you are allowed to stay
- The last day you are allowed entry
- Entry clearance follows strict rules and procedures
For full details about visa requirements and application procedures, visit UK Visas.
Weather and Climate
Average Temperatures at the end of September: 17 °C High / 7 °C Low.
Further details can be found on: http://uk.weather.com
Time zone: Great Britain
* 29 October – 26 March: Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
* 26 March – 29 October: UTC + 1
The voltage used in Britain is 240 Volts AC at 50HZ. Most power sockets are designed for standard 3-pin square plugs. Electrical appliances in Britain generally use the British standard plug with 3 square pins. Plug socket adaptors and power transformers are widely available, you can buy them at most airports, electrical shops and hardware stores.
Britain’s unit of currency is the Great British Pound (sterling) – GBP. The symbol for the pound sterling is £. For more information on British currency check the Bank of England website.