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Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?

I am planning to travel to Portugal to attend an academic conference and in that regard needed a short-stay Schengen visa. The visa application has a field "Purpose of Travel" with the following ...
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Is it risky to wear a name tag in public in an unfamiliar city?

A couple of years ago, I came across Smart Traveller claiming that wearing your name tag can increase the risk of crime and assault in the form of someone who pretends to already know you taking ...
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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Single trip to conferences in two Schengen countries with one visa?

I am Ukrainian and currently considering if trying to stack attending two professional conferences under one visa is great optimization or crazy talk. :) Conferences will be on consecutive weekends ...
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Where to print science posters in Paris? [closed]

I am going to Paris for a conference, but I failed to print a poster at home. How can I find a poster printing service with immediate printing of A0/A1/A2 posters in Paris (from pdf)?
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Is it permitted to attend to a programming conference under the tourist Schengen visa?

Let's say I already have a tourist Schengen visa which will be valid at the time of the conference, so getting another visa is not exactly desirable. I plan to pay for the conference myself and the ...
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Can I print a science poster in Berlin within one day?

I am traveling to Berlin next week to present a poster on a conference. Instead of bringing a poster cylinder with me on the plane, I was wondering if I could print the poster in Berlin just before ...
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Can you go to a Conference in Canada on a Visitor Visa, or only a Business one?

As far as I can tell from the Visit Canada official website section on visas, there are three main kinds approvals for non-Canadians making a short trip: eTA (for visa-waiver nationals coming by air), ...
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UK visa type to attend conference and training in London

I'd like to visit London for a week to attend a conference (2-3 days) and a short 3-day non-recreational training course. (1) What is the correct type of visa (and subtype) for activities listed ...
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What should be the visa type for a under 18 going to a conference in the uk?

I am 17 years old and I have an invitation from a university regarding a conference. Usually, for a conference, a business visa is appropriate but when I clicked that it said this visa is for adults ...
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Type of visa to apply to attend a conference in the UK

I am Dr Bashu from Nepal I am confused about the type of visa to apply to visit UK,London for a conference of 3days. I have the letter of sponsorship from there as well Thanks a lot
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Schengen Visa Application: Academic Conference

I am travelling to Portugal from India to attend an academic conference where I will be presenting a paper. I am an undergraduate student and not employed (or receiving payment for attending this ...
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UK Visitor VISA Refusal. Possible future consequences? [duplicate]

Well, I was supposed to visit UK on 20th-22nd July this year to participate in a Competition/Conference as an undergraduate student from Bangladesh. I submitted it on 18th June. But my VISA ...
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Tourist visa or conference/business visa for south-africa

I have been reading various posts about visa confusion and specially this one is pretty close to my issue. I will be traveling to South-Africa for less than 90 days to attend an open-source conference....