I was looking at *Urgent* American citizen studying in the UK. Flight leaves tomorrow, visa in processing and no biometrics? and wondered... maybe that should be auto-moved to expats instead of just being closed and the OP told to repost the question on expats?

  • Not sure if duplicate or related.
    – JoErNanO Mod
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 17:34
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    I personally think that question is fine here, he's not asking about being an expat, he's asking about entering as a tourist. shrug.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 23:40
  • @MarkMayo That's debatable, that's about travelling to the UK in any case but the OP does not intend to actually visit as a tourist and return to the US, only to enter (ostensibly as a visitor) and start his studies. He is even asking about completing the long-stay visa formalities in the UK (the bit about biometrics).
    – Relaxed
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 7:07
  • @Relaxed ah, good point. yeah it's a bit in both camps, can see why it was closed.
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 9, 2015 at 8:40
  • ^ another reason (imo) that travel and expats should be merged Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 22:37

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The current situation is far from ideal because many posters will be tempted to cross-post in the meantime and we sometimes end up with two identical questions on expats but I believe this is not possible (on a technical level) as long as expats is in beta. The only solution is to flag the question and wait for a moderator to take care of it.

I think we discussed this some time ago, incidentally, but I can't find where.

  • Also, auto-migration to sites in beta is generally done done (I read this as a 'rule' somewhere, can't find it now)
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Sep 8, 2015 at 23:39

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