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Does being granted a Schengen visa and not going have any consequences?

I'm granted a one-entry Schengen visa and now I can't go. Will having an unused visa in my travel passport have any consequences like future visas refusal? Do I need to do anything special?
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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse of EU citizen

Most of the already posted questions were about traveling between EU countries. In my case I would like to visit Austria with my South African wife. We got married over 20 years ago in Austria, lived ...
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How should a family with young children apply for UK visas?

We are sponsoring a family to visit us in UK as friends from Madagascar for 2 weeks. They have a 6 year old and a 16 month old. Do the kids need their own visas, and are they the standard visitor ...
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Entry and exit from different Schengen countries

I came to Netherlands from Dubai on a business visa. Now I wish to travel to Paris by train and after two days wish to leave to Dubai direct from Paris. Am I allowed to exit Paris to Dubai when the ...
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Travelling through the Schengen area with a Refugee Travel Document issued by the USA

I just want to double check to make sure I won't run into any issues at the border of entry. I'm a permanent resident of the USA with a green card and I have a travel document issued by the USA (I-...
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Schengen visa refusal for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa of the first port of entry or does it need to be the country of the longest duration?

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Spain and Bulgaria. My longest stay will probably be in Bulgaria. Now, Bulgaria doesn't issue a Schengen visa but allows people with a Schengen visa to visit....
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How much money do I need to show as proof of support when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen studying in Italy on an Italian visa that expires 19 November, 2015. I have permesso di soggiorno. I want to visit the United Kingdom for my vacations for a week during March. I ...
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Apply for UK visa while not in my home country

Can I apply for UK Standard Visitor Visa from any place in the world? I'm an Egyptian citizen and would like to apply in Germany/France/Japan/etc, etc.
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how long should I wait before applying for a visa after being refused entry?

I was denied entry to the UK last week (without a visa which was possible BUT was rejected for a few reasons) and was wondering how long I should wait before applying for a visitor's visa? Is there a ...
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Overstayed my US visa for over 9 years, never got deported, can I return as a tourist?

I have a particular situation here, In March of 1997 I travelled to the US as a tourist and lived there illegally for almost 9 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law, I was never ...
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What does “copy of itinerary” mean when applying for a Schengen visa?

The Italian consulate website says under requirements for a Schengen visa: Applicants for short term visas (up to 90 days) must also present an itinerary of their trip. What does this mean?...
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What is 'funds parking' in the context of UK visa applications?

I read somewhere that 'funds parking' in your bank account during last minute is considered as 'mild deception' by consular officers which may lead to a denial. Please explain why 'funds parking' in ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Frankfurt, Germany on the way to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired F1 visa and going there to get my H1B visa stamping. I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany for 4 hours while flying to India. Do I ...
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Can you travel to the US 6 months before your tourist visa expires?

I've heard that you can't travel to the US 6 months before your visa expires. Is that true? Or does that only apply to 6 months until the expiration of the passport? (Or does it apply to neither?)
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Transit visa rules in Dubai airport [duplicate]

My uncle is traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam and then to Quito. He is citizen of Ecuador and Pakistan, currently in Pakistan. He will arrive at 5 AM in Dubai from Lahore and leave Dubai at 11:55 PM ...
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Can i visit UK with EU permanent residence card?

I am non EU national, living in a schengen country for past 5 years. I hold Indian passport and EU permanent residence card valid for 5 years. Can i go to UK for few days to visit friends without a ...
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Schengen visa refused from German embassy

I am Sri-Lankan staying in Bangladesh working in well established company in Bangladesh. I, my wife and two kids applied for Schengen visa from German embassy in Dhaka. I got only sponser letter from ...
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Must I enter Europe with Schengen visa from the country where I applied?

If I applied for a Schengen visa from "country A" and I got the visa but I had some commitments in "country B" and I have to finish it before going to Europe should I get back to "country A" to travel ...
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Does applying for a multiple entry Schengen visa instead of a single entry the first time hurt my chances of a visa getting granted?

While applying for a Schengen visa, an option is given to choose between a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. There isn't any published policy on this, but if it's the first time time I'm ...
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Ireland Transit Visa when flying from IND - Abu Dhabi - Dublin - US

My parents are Indian Citizens. They hold a valid B2 Tourist Visa to USA. I'm planning to book a flight with Hyderabad (India) - Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Dublin (Ireland) - USA. The leg from Hyderabad to ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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Can I enter Romania and stay for four weeks with a Schengen visa?

I am Indonesian. This month I will go to Iasi, Romania for student exchange. But I will go there after staying one night in France, then take a plane to Iasi, Romania. Do I need to apply for a ...
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Can you search for a job when using a tourist visa (B-2) in the US

If I am visiting the US with a tourist visa, can I look for a job in the US?
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In which countries are the visitor's first name and last name compulsory?

My name consists of just a first name and no surname. Will there be a problem regarding my name in the country I visit with a tourist or employment visa? Are there countries in the world where this ...
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How to track my UK Visa Application Status?

Is there any way I can track the status of my application? I have applied for a visa on 20th Aug and I have opted for SMS notifications. First day I got an SMS from VFS Team stating application ...
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Lost passport with Schengen visa

My passport was stolen in Prague on my way to Vienna. I filed a police report and our embassy swiftly acted by giving me a temporary passport for my onward journey to Munich and Rome. Upon exit from ...
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Do I need a visa to go to Canada from America if I have a Green Card?

I am planning to drive to Niagara Falls to see it from the Canadian side. I have heard good things about seeing it from the other side. So, I want to stay in Toronto for a day, see Niagara Falls and ...
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Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking?

I am in UK planning to apply for Schengen visa via French Embassy. The application document requirements for the visa states that you are required to submit: Proof of Hotel reservation ...
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Travelling to the US on B1 visa without a business purpose

(NOT a duplicate of Tourist Visa B1) Earlier last year, I went to the US for a business trip. In preparation for it, even though I applied for a B1/B2 visa, I was granted a (seemingly rare) straight ...
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What are transit visas?

What is the purpose of a transit visa, under what circumstances is is it required, and what happens when an individual arrives at an airport without one?
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Do I need an airport transit visa for Germany if I have a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen living in the US. I am going back to India to get a H1B visa stamped. I have established that I would require an airport transit visa when I have a stopover in Germany. On the ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they re-...
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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Refused UK Visit visa for lack of sufficient funds - What more can I do?

I've been refused a Visitor visa for UK twice back-to-back because I haven't provided enough evidence of my personal circumstances. Some of my background: My nationality is Albanian but I've been ...
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Do I need a UK airside transit visa, if I already have a UK visitor visa?

I am an Indian citizen and I do not qualify for DATV concession. Going for a trip to UK and Europe, I am having Multiple entry valid Visitor visa for UK. While on my way back from Paris I will be ...
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UK Visitor Visa: Required Time or Interval Between Visits?

I am a US citizen and have recently visted the UK with simply a passport which allowed me to vist for 6months I have heard rumors that I am obligated to stay in the US for a Equal amount of time that ...
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Entering Belgium with a visa for Germany

I am going to apply for visa to go Germany, but I have an idea to go Belgium too. Is it possible to enter Belgium if I have visa for Germany.
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Is there any online resource that can tell me what visa rules are for passport holders of a specific country?

When thinking about travelling, I often have to think about a place to visit, and then look up visa rules for that particular country. This can be a fairly painful process because official government ...
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Are there any repercussions from having an Israeli stamp in my passport?

I have heard people say that having a stamp from Israel in your passport can cause problems when trying to get into other countries. Is there any truth to this statement? If so, which countries does ...
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What is the best way to obtain visas for the Trans-Siberian/Trans-Mongolian Railway?

I'm planning on taking the trans-Siberian / trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing via Ulaan Bataar next year and I'd like some advice on how best to organise the visa situation. I'm a British ...
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How to independently visit Saudi Arabia?

I've read that Saudi Arabia doesn't grant tourist visas to independent travelers. I've also read that recently they grant visas to group of travelers, if the tour is organized by a recognized tour ...
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Is there a transit visa requirement for Chinese airports?

I'm hoping to get a flight which requires me to be in China for 28 hours before the connecting flight out. I'm happy to sit in transit if I have to. However, I've read one site that said 12 hours is ...
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Schengen visa requirements and “validation”

As an Indian citizen there are a bunch of requirements to get a Schengen visa. Some of them are: A reserved ticket (please do correct me if I am wrong) and confirmed hotel reservations. Now, if I don'...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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Which standard visa should i apply?

My husband is in UK on a 3 month business visa. Now i want to apply for visa to visit him for 7-10 day. what visa should i apply. I don't have a marriage certificate but affidavit to prove we are ...
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Which countries, if any, offer on-arrival work visas?

After seeing this question I began wondering - are there countries that say, Aussies or Kiwis (or anyone else) can get a work visa on arrival, or while in the country? The best I've found is this: ...
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How do I decide whether to be worried about having enough blank pages in my passport?

I am planning a long trip over a year from now. The tentative itinerary is Canada USA (maybe LA, maybe Hawaii, doesn't matter, I have Nexus) Australia New Caledonia Vanuatu Fiji Samoa New Zealand ...
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Booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I am in the process of filling the forms for my wife and daughter (Chinese) to travel with me (British) to the UK for a short holiday. On the government advice located at http://www.ukba.homeoffice....
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...