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Can I transit in the U.S. with a student visa?

I have a U.S. student visa (F1) that is valid until next year. I booked a ticket from Hong Kong to Mexico City, and I will have a layover in Los Angeles for about 5 hours. Although the purpose of my ...
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What should a sponsor tell the ECO?

Some people who want to visit the UK are unable to do so unless a 3rd party steps in and offers to provide sponsorship. We see a lot of this type of thing on this site; nearly all the refusals have to ...
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Why do Chinese people need a visa to travel abroad?

I have a very simple question. Hopefully it is appropriate for this site and not for a politics site. So here it goes: Why do Chinese people need a visa to travel abroad? What is the reasoning behind ...
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are there any terms or terminology which is used when you are awaiting for visa? [migrated]

There are two terms which I made up for the phenomenon that I am awaiting visa processing. The two terms that I used to describe are 'visa no-man's land' and 'visa-watch' to describe my state. Maybe ...
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Is it legal to travel to the UK on a tourist visa to participate in a hackathon?

Is it possible for a non-EU national to visit the UK (on a tourist visa) to participate in a hackathon? The definition of a hackathon is: A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or ...
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Second British visa application - proof of previous visits

We reside in Ireland and, as non-EU citizens, require a visa to travel to UK. Which we successfully applied for and are now traveling, naturally, as tourists. But there is one potential issue with ...
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Entering the UK with dual Danish/Chinese citizenship from China

My son has 2 passports, Danish and Chinese. My wife is Chinese and I'm Danish. We are currently living in Japan, but will be going to the UK later in the year. My wife and son will be going to China ...
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Extension of conference/business visa for 17 days instead of 10 days for South Africa - New Application?

I have been granted a visa for conference 10 days but both my flight and the conference will run much longer - 17 days to be exact. I have tried calling the consulate-general office to talk to ...
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Tourist Visa from Russia to the U.S

If a person is unable to use their tourist B1/B2 visa in the 6 month period that it was approved of can they be refused a reapplication/reapproval for another one at a later date? She is unable at ...
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Visa label with alphanumeric number at back of passport, what does it mean?

I just got my passport back from visa-processing. It contains a visa-label with a bar-code and alphanumeric code. Does that mean I've a valid visa for South Africa ? If yes, how could I find more ...
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How to apply for a Chinese visa without knowing one's itinerary in advance?

I'm a dutch citizen and I want to travel to China for holiday and to visit the parents of my (Chinese) girlfriend. We will travel there together from end of august till begin of september (2,5 weeks ...
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Schengen “B” transit visa multiple entry

I live in Russia (and have only Russian citizenship) and I'm going to Canada in June. I have exactly one layover on the way there and back: in Paris and in Amsterdam. So, my trip is Moscow - Paris ...
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Can Indian national apply for UK visa when in Switzerland on Schengen Visa [duplicate]

My parents (both Indian Passport holders) will visit me in Switzerland. They have a Schengen Visa. After a month, they would like to visit UK. My question is, can they apply for a UK visa when living ...
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In the UK, what is the difference between “Leave to Enter” and a visa?

In most countries that I have traveled to, a visa is a document / attestation that allows you to travel to the country's borders in order to request temporary entry, because you are not normally ...
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I got an American visa, but ended up not traveling. Could this have implications on future travel?

Few years ago I got an American Visa in order to work there, but at the end I did not travel, this year I want to apply for a Schengen visa. Could I have any problem since in my passport I have an ...
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Do I need a visa to work remotely in Europe as a Canadian citizen for six weeks?

I'm currently working in Canada as a Canadian citizen and planning on travelling to a few places in Europe for six weeks. I am also going to continue working remotely full time. Is there any legal ...
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UK transit visa need to go to Schengen country [duplicate]

I am traveling from Mumbai to Sweden, Norway and Denmark on Schengen visa via Heathrow airport. I also hold a valid US visa. Do I still need to get Direct Airside Transit visas for UK for onward and ...
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Uk visas staying more than 6 month

Hello i have 2 years visas uk i do 6 mounts staying and 1 week I completely forget my I have any problems when I come back in September? Update: I tell you I have a visa two years but I'm staying ...
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What would I need to do in order to visit the Gaza Strip?

The political situation in the Gaza Strip does not make it a very desired vacation spot, but lets assume one has a burning desire to go and spend some time as a visitor in Gaza. What hurdles, visas, ...
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Visa question please [on hold]

I have a J1 Visa and it expires on 30th June, 2015, and I will renew it on my trip to India. I am traveling from US through Frankfurt to India. Will there be any problem in that?
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Do Russian border guards usually stamp on the visa, or on a separate page?

I'm aware both scenarios are common, but which is most common? Does anyone have any experience? Does it vary between different border crossings? I'd much rather they stamped the visa, so that no ...
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USA transit visa without e-passport

I will be transiting in Miami this July, on my way to Colombia. I am Polish national with a Polish passport, however my passport does not have the Echip so is not an electronic passport. Poland is ...
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Valid Visa on expired US passport - do I have to transfer the Visa? [duplicate]

I recently renewed my passport. The expired one has an Indian visa that will be valid until 2017. Is it necessary for me to get the visa transferred to the renewed passport, to travel to India?
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Applying for a visitor visa to Australia from New Zealand. Is medical exam required for a 3 day stay?

I am flying to Melbourne in July for a 2 day conference and want to take my spouse with me. I'm a NZ citizen from birth. However, she is still on a working visa with multiple re-entry rights to NZ ...
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Can I through check my bags on separate bookings (international flights)?

I have two different bookings on British Airways and Emirates. Booking 1 (British Airways): Washington (IAD) -> London (LHR) -> Dubai Booking 2 (Emirates): Dubai -> Hyderabad I have a 5 hour stop ...
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Invitation letter: Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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Airline lets us board without correct Visa [duplicate]

OK, I will try and stick to the facts to explain this whole situation. I would really appreciate everyone's comments: Me (Irish passport) my wife (Filipino passport) and 2 year old twins (Irish ...
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UK visitors visa for my son, 2 years and I

We are residing in New Zealand. Going to London to visit my mother and stepdad. I would like to know by the income and expenditures it asks for the GBP in pounds. Do I calculate my NZ dollars ...
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Travel from India to Caribbean or South America

How can someone from with Indian passport come to Jamaica without dealing with a transit visa? We applied for a transit visa through Canada but were denied. We are open to traveling to Jamaica or ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Not enough space on the Schengen application form to list all accommodation. What should I do?

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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UK visa says it's been issued for a family visit, can I still use it for a vacation?

My dad has a 10 year UK visa, on the remarks it says "family visit" my question is if we go on a vacation to the UK will it be a problem for him ? can they refuse him entry?
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UK Visa in Old Passport with Maiden Name

My visa is in my old passport with my maiden name in it. I was issued a visa in 2014 and there was no BRP at this time yet so I don't have a BRP. I got married and have a new passport. I want to go to ...
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Can one travel to more than one schengen countries with having schengen visa of only one of those countries? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Paris from India for 7-10 days this July for educational interview. So I'll apply for Schengen visa. In return, I'm thinking of booking flights via any other country probably Czech ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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Traveling without residence card to Switzerland

I am a St. Lucia national living in St.Lucia. I am married to a Swiss national. I obtained my Swiss resident card 2 years ago and it expires in 2015. I left Switzerland last year to tend to a family ...
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Traveling to Switzerland with Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am an Iranian citizen. I received a multi-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy. I traveled to France as my first journey. Now as the second journey I am going to enter the Schengen ...
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Travelling before and after 30 day grace period of J1 Visa [duplicate]

I'm in a bit of a pickle. Due to miscalculation, I'll be entering 31 days (instead of 30 days) before the start of my J1 program. I also leave 5 days after the 30 day grace period after the end of my ...
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Do I need a transit Visa in Helsinki? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese citizen and I will be travelling from Copenhagen to Beijing. However I have a layover in Helsinki and recently I have been rejected a student visa in Sweden (I am allowed to travel from ...
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Visa requirement for Bahamas Cruise for L1 Visa holder

We hold an L1 visa (Citizens of India) and are planning a cruise to the Bahamas this summer. Are there any Visa requirements to enter Bahamas.
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Irregular desposits and bank statements for short-term visa for South Africa [duplicate]

I saw this great Q&A and realized I parked funds unwittingly and shared that while doing my visa-application. The thing is, I am a freelancer and do both check and cash transactions with my ...
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Could I have approached South African Embassy without going through VFSGlobal for faster visa processing and news updates?

I just went through this question . Would it have been a good idea to visit the consul-general's office in Mumbai to apply for a short stay conference visa in South Africa or is vfsglobal the only ...
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Problems with Mexico visa document (SAE) for Ukrainian citizen with U.S. student visa

http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Solicitud_de_Autorizacion_Electronica/en.html I am planning to travel to Cancun, Mexico. I am a Ukrainian citizen with a U.S. student visa. I am having great ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. Sometimes an applicant receives a refusal with: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
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Which countries can I transit through if I hold a US visitors visa?

I am going to Grand Cayman but I need to go through London / Dubai and the US. DO I need a separate visa for Dubai and London? Also, I have a work permit for Grand Cayman Islands. Per comments by ...
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UK Visa on Old Passport

I have a valid multiple entry visa to the UK. However, my passport was due to expire so I went for renewal. The new passport only has my first, middle and last name with out the fourth name. Old ...
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Need to visit the Schengen zone from 1st to 8th of June, but my visa expires on the 4th. How should I apply for a new visa?

My Schengen visa will going to expired on 4th of June. Since we have business meeting from 1st of june to 8th of June in Germany. Is there any way re-apply my Schengen visa by cancellation the ...