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I live in a small European country - Bulgaria. The answer of vsz is right. We aren't rich people. At present we have a big problem with refugees from Syria (mostly muslim) who we have to feed due to international laws. The cost for one refugee is ~ $700/month for one. My mother is a pensioner who has to live with less than $180 per month.... Also we have ...


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As far as the financial means requirement is concerned, each country submitted guidelines to the EU commission. For Belgium you need either EUR 38 or EUR 50 per day and for the Netherlands, it's EUR 34. For 7 days, at most EUR 350 are formally required and your balance is more than enough to satisfy this requirement. If you are invited by a company paying ...


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It's a combination of a lot of things, but the 2 most important are: 1: Lack of reciprocal agreements India has had visa barriers against foriegn visitors for a long time, stemming from a time when it didn't particularly want tourists. The national government was highly ioslationist/protectionist and only started taking down trade barriers in the 1990s ...


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According to Suriname Embassy in the United States there is still visa required for Indian Citizens, though it will be less expensive then for the US citizens. As far as I can tell Visa On arrival is available for business purposes only with no further details an restrictions on countries have been made available: VISA AT ARRIVAL: THIS VISA IS FOR ...


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Deposit the money you have in cash into your bank account and print out a bank statement to submit to the consulate when you apply for the visa. Also, submit proof that your accommodation and travel expenses will be paid for by the company. With that, I think what you have in your bank should be sufficient to convince the consulate that you can support ...


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Could it be that is boils down to the size of a countries population. If you check the visa requirements of Chinese citizens, you'll see the same pattern. Both China and India account for almost 40% of the worlds population. ABrazilian is more free in his/her movements. The third country in terms in size is the United States with "only" a quarter of the ...


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As one simple but quantifiable example, two of the conditions for a country to qualify for the US's Visa Waiver Program are: Their Adjusted Visa Refusal Rate must be below 3%, and The country must provide visa-free access to US citizens. India fails on both counts: The AVRR for Indian citizens in 2013 was 18.7%, 6x higher than required. This is worse ...


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I believe the answer is immigration, immigration and immigration (real or perceived). In Europe at least, visa requirements and enforcement measures are motivated mostly by the risk that the people in question would try to enter the country and stay there illegally (and of course all the political posturing around that risk). It could be argued that ...


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Being an Indian myself I can understand the frustration of having to apply for a visa for almost every country that you travel to. This Wikipedia article gives a fairly up-to-date information about the visa requirements for Indian citizens. As you can see, most countries that do not require an Indian passport holder to get a visa are in Asia and Africa. I ...


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To say that you have never 'visited' India before because you were a citizen (and so not technically visiting) is asking to be misunderstood, and doesn't convey the information the form is looking for. A much better approach is: Answer 'yes' to "Have you visited india before" Where it asks about the visa write "Resided in India as a citizen"


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Your mileage may vary, and it certainly is a grey zone, but I'd just tick "No". Since you were an Indian citizen, you've technically never visited India before, you've only been a resident there. The visa application is asking whether Mr Damryfbfnetsi, citizen of the USA, has ever visited India before. Since you have not visited as an American, the answer ...


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Road, train or sea travel is supposed to be handled exactly in the same way than air travel, with a border check when entering the Schengen area. As an Indian citizen, you will therefore need to have a Schengen visa and to have your passport stamped. In any case, finding a way into the area (say over some mountain road, with a private craft, or something) ...


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Yes of course!, you need a Schengen visa. The UK is not a part of the Schengen Area despite being a member of the European Union. Ireland shares the same opinion as the UK due to the Common Travel Area agreement between both. Thus, having a UK visa is not enough to travel to the Schengen Area and vice versa. You will still need to apply for a Schengen visa ...


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Georgia is not part of the Schengen area, however it does have special rules for valid Schengen visa holders. According to the Georgian ministry of foreign affairs: Foreign nationals who have a multiple entry US, EU or Schengen member states visas, which have validity for one year or more and had been used once at least, can enter or stay on the ...


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Changing terminals at Heathrow does not require you to pass the UK Border Control (there are busses) so you don't need a visa to enter the UK. The airport's website offers connection guides with the steps that will be required. The Italian work permit could also exempt you from the Direct Airside Transit visa requirement, as explained on the gov.uk website: ...


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As long as the visa is valid (not expired and does not have any corners cut or holes punched through it - when the passport was cancelled), you can still use that visa. I had been doing it for a few years prior to gaining British nationality. Simply bring your current passport together with the cancelled passport containing the visa - and you will be fine. ...


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No. Your parents will need to get a visa before they get to the airport in Bombay. Without one, they won't be allowed to board the flight to the UK. You can check if you need a visa or not for the UK with the Gov.UK Visa Check tool. For your parents case the answer is they need a visa for transit, even a Direct Airside Transit as they're doing. This is ...


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If you enter Canada to visit, there is no difference between "a few hours" and "a few months". You would need to get the same permission in either case. It's unclear from your question whether you are a permanent resident in the US, and this makes a difference for entry into Canada. US permanent residents can enter Canada for a visit without any additional ...


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From the question, it looks like you were asked a ration card for a civil status proof, and not as an address proof. However, the answers aim at the address proof. In most cases, even for the Schengen visa when I applied for one, the passport works as both civil status and address proofs. However, if your passport also has a different address than your ...


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In all probability, you should be able to board the flight. I use the expression because this is not a matter of rules, but depends on various factors that cannot be predetermined, such as the punctuality of the flight that lands you into Frankfurt, the rush on the two flights, and the number of people doing the transition from this to that. I had a similar ...


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This just happened to me about 1 hour ago in Aruba. I was told by the US immigration officials (at the remote preclearance outpost in Aruba) that my passport, drivers license, and work ID didn't look like me. They were each of different vintages, but all between 8-12 yrs old. I do look different now (thinner, mostly - but only about 18 lbs) but what a ...


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Ibiza is a part of the Schengen Area so I presume you have a valid Schengen Visa. What matters more though is what type of Schengen visa it is? Are you traveling for business or tourism or studies? So, according to a simple tool found on the UK Government Website, putting in your situation i.e the fact that you are an Indian Citizen and you will be coming ...


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As the other answerers point out, the best thing to do is to renew your passport asap. You may also want to consider emigrating to Europe. You will then be subject to less passport controls, so if you keep on gaining weight, you won't have this problem anymore. When I flew from Norway to Germany last year, it struck me that I had not shown my passport to ...


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As the other answers have already mentioned: get a new passport with current photograph ASAP. Anything else is folly. Give the Indian embassy in Oslo a call. It might be possible they can issue a passport, so you don't have to go back to India for one. If they can't do that they should be able to advice you on the best cause of action.


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You are probably running into several acts and regulations here, both of the issuing and the visiting country, each with vague and legalese description of what to do and what not to do. The most relevant legal text is in this particular case probably the Norwegian alien regulation (Utlendingsforskriften), which in ยง 4-12 states that when entering or leaving ...


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Lets reiterate You had a problem with your current passport People were not accepting (or at least easily) other means of identification It seems you were just let go on that occasion because people had "better things to do". Even if by all laws your current passport (or other documents provided) should work, you already know that this didn't impress ...


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Get your passport renewed as soon as possible. It's a cheap option compared with being denied boarding of a flight or entry to a country. Since it expires in less than a year, you were probably going to want to renew soon anyway, as some countries need 6 months of validity. In the meantime I would recommend carrying several pieces of photo ID with you, ...


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I know your question is totally based on the Schengen area of Europe, and its controls; however, I read an answer to a different question and it included a synopsis of a FAQ on the U.S. Department of State website, which I will add here as well. Do I need to take a new photo if I recently dyed my hair a new color or grew a beard? New photos are only ...


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People do change in time, this is a fact an no one can do anything about it unless you really stick to a strict life style. Considering that, you have two options: An expensive quick solution: Renew your passport, even if it is not expired. I am sure I have seen passport renewal forms with a checkbox saying "due to change in looks" or something like that. ...


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I think the opposite is also known to happen (i.e. people getting through with another person's passport based on a vague similarity). Photos just aren't very reliable. It's difficult to judge without seeing your picture but I would therefore expect that with full documentation (especially a UK residence permit, even without biometrics!) most border guards ...


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None of this is possible. It appears to be a description of the UK system but the Schengen area does not work that way. Generally speaking, Indian citizens need a visa in Germany even if they are merely transiting airside but your UK visa should exempt you of that requirement (see Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area?). It will not be possible ...



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