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Questions tagged [application-status]

The status of a visa application that has been submitted, but not yet returned to the applicant. Questions about application processing time, questions about how to determine the status of a given application, and questions about cancelling an application should use this tag. Include applicant's nationality, type of visa applied for, and submission date/location to help expedite an answer. Also for questions about post-submission anxiety.

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UKVI ABU DHABI - Decision Emails [on hold]

After going through from the number of posts on this and other various forums, I am sharing this information with other travellers/applicants. I have applied for UK Standard Visitor Visa in past and ...
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Has my Schengen visa been approved or rejected? [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa via VFS Global. The application status on the Embassy's portal is showing as "Finished" and my passport is back at the VFS office. Unfortunately, I won't be able to ...
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What should I do if it's been 2 weeks and my Schengen visa has not been approved

I applied for a Netherlands visa at the VFS center in San Francisco and the status says it was forwarded to the Netherlands Embassy for further processing 15 days ago. I am worried whether VFS has ...
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Belgian Visa on hold. What does this mean?

i submitted my visa application on 13th November and my visa status is "on hold" it has been one month and two weeks!!! No one is telling me anything. What should i do?
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Changing employers during the application [closed]

I have a question regarding the past employer section and would really thankful if anyone could provide me with an answer. Currently I am employed at a company A but I am starting a new job on the ...
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decision making process [duplicate]

I have applied in Munich, Germany to have a tourist visa to visit UK. Usually, from experience, how long does it take to have the decision made? I have tracked my visa through TLS. Thanks in advance!
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How long does it take to get a passport returned during re-evaluation of UK application?

I know the timing of return of a passport is about 20 working days for a standard visitor visa application. I am unable to see on any forum an example of the timing of return of passport after a ...
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Was my UK visit visa refused?

I am Ghanaian I applied for a UK visitor visa and, today, I received my passport without a UK visa in it. No letter was attached to the passport, either. What should I do?
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Does a quick decision mean refusal? [closed]

I've submitted my application on Tuesday, yesterday it was received by the UKVI and today it says that a Decision was made. Is that too fast? does this necessarily imply refusal? It is worth ...
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Processing of visa from Govt website vs VFS Global

I am willing to travel to Canada on 11 November 2018. I submitted the application through the Government of Canada website (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/...
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If an embassy takes the passport, can they still reject the visa?

I had my visa interview at New York consulate for a long term Italian visa a few days ago and I was wondering if the visa is rejected they would give the passport back immediately or would they ...
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Should I update or get a new ESTA? [duplicate]

I have a specific question about ESTA. In April of 2017, I traveled from Argentina to Japan, but I made a stopover in Atlanta. So I had to get the ESTA. The thing is that at the time in the travel ...
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Does this form letter mean that I didn't get the visa?

This is the only email I've received other than Sheffield notifying me that they have received my documents. I just got it today and it addresses me with "Dear Applicant" and not by my full name, I ...
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How can I find out the status of my UK visa application?

I just got back my passport via DHL, after waiting one week. When I opened the package, it contained only my passport with absolutely nothing else in it, and not even a refusal letter. I applied at ...
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Canadian Online Visitor Visa Application NO application number showing [closed]

I have applied for a visitor visa online, uploaded the ridiculous amounts of documents required, carefully scrutinized each and everyone of them and I can confirm my visa appllication is 100% correct /...
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Visa application on hold

I applied for short stay visa for Belgium. The application status on their website is showing status "On Hold". What does this mean? Is it a bad thing? All I am asking is what does "On Hold" mean?
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Is there any way to know when I will receive my UK visa?

On May 9, I applied from Rome using the UK visa center. Two months have passed, and I have not been given any decision on my application. I submitted my visa request on the basis of my husband's ...
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How long does it take to get a UK visa? [duplicate]

It's the 13th day since I applied. Four days ago, I received an email that said my application reached Sheffield and ECO would make a decision. How long does that usually take? The tracking site ...
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Will my visa be refused if I didn't sign the declaration page? [closed]

I applied for a UK Tier 2 General Migrant visa on July 4. I also requested Priority Visa Processing. I just figured out that I was unable to sign the declaration form on my printed online application. ...
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Can we get temporary travel documents while our passports are stuck at the UK consulate?

Does the British High Commission provide any emergency travel document, a letter, or even temporary return of our passports with which non-Indian Visa Applicants could travel back to their home ...
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Can I apply for a short-term visa while another country's visa is in process?

I have applied to Germany for a long-term national visa under the family reunion category. It has been around 3 months now and I still haven't heard from the visa officer. The entire process is very ...
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Put two UK visa applications into one envelope - how can I get the UK consulate to acknowledge both?

So when applying for a standard UK visitor visa me and a friend created individual applications (different GWF numbers) however bundled it into the same envelope when sending it to the embassy in New ...
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Name misspelled in visa status update notice

I applied for a German Schengen visa in Delhi via VFS [its a global agency coordinating visa process in India]. All my details are correct in the application form and passport but, when I received a ...
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Invited for an Interview - But descrepancy in Address from Bank Statement (visa application) [closed]

Intro: I have been interviewing for an Engineering position with a company among the fortune 500+. After passing a series of rounds, they invited me over for a final onsite Interview in 2 weeks time, ...
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What does it mean when the Embassy returns my passport one week after my interview? [closed]

After my visa interview and submission of my visa application documents with the German Embassy, I was called exactly a week later to go get my passport. ...#i submitted my documents as was requested. ...
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After EEA family permit refusal, will we be allowed in the UK as tourists?

We're in Brazil, planning a trip to the UK. I have a Portuguese passport as well, and have been living and working the UK for the past 5 years. I came to Brazil 2 years ago for work and kept going ...
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The flight I've booked for my UK visa has been cancelled by the airline. Would this cause issues with the UK consulate?

I submitted a confirmed flight reservation with my visa application a few days ago and when I checked the flight today, I realized that it was automatically cancelled. Will this have a negative ...
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Effect on F1 renewal after arrested, but charge dismissed [closed]

A few weeks ago I got arrested and got a ticket for solicitation of prostitution (under California PC 647(b)). Since I had no previous criminal history, I got referred to the Neighborhood court and ...
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Can a husband and wife combine their UK Standard Visitor visa applications?

We applied for UK Standard Visitor visas as two separate applications. After completing our biometrics do we need to send the applications with supporting documents as two separate postal mails for ...
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The Netherlands Schengen visa [closed]

I have applied to the Netherlands for a Schengen visa. My husband is a UK national and we are planning a two-week visit to the Netherlands. I attached copies of my marriage certificate, my husband's ...
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UK Visitor Visa Email [closed]

So after an anxious 15 working days wait, I sent in an enquiry via the UK International Enquiry website last night and received this reply "I have tracked the status GWF#-xx/xx/xxxx and found that ...
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What roughly is the time an ECO would take to process a UK Standard Visitor visa application? [closed]

Firstly, I know that there's a website by the UKVI to check the processing times (though lately it has been super glitchy on me). So the website states that for short term (6 month) visit visa ...
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What happens when I applied for an UK visa (T5 - YMS) too far in advance? [closed]

Hi I submitted a UK visa application 12 November with intended travel date 12 March. This is 4 months & I have now heard they can only be forward dated by 3. What is the probability of the ...
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Difference between place of issue and place from where you leave for the destination

I have applied for a British Visa from Singapore but will be flying from new Delhi. Is this likely to pose problems during my travel, like at the London Heathrow Airport?
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Applied for a UK visa as a couple, but only wife received a notification about getting her passport back. Should I be worried?

My wife and I applied for UK tourist visas. We applied together, with me sponsoring both of us. Today, she received an email from TLS contact, subject 'Application Return by Courier' saying: Your ...
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Does this email mean that I have been granted the visa? [closed]

I received the following email this morning. Does it mean that my visa has been granted? UK Visas & Immigration has now assessed your UK visa application and made a decision. Your documents and ...
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Time for Visa collection after the decision

I attended an interview with an ECO on October 4 at VFS Islamabad. She said that she'd make a decision the same day and I got the email too. However, I have yet to be contacted by the VFS to collect ...
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Call for an interview [closed]

I submitted my visa application on September 19. I just got a call from the British High Commission to attend an interview via video link tomorrow. Does anyone here have any idea about the questions ...
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Change of mailing address

I applied for the UK business visa on September 19. I had to shift to a new place today, which is not mentioned in my visa application. Should I inform them about the change of address?
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UK Marriage Visitor Visa (MVV) refusal and subsequent fresh application

I just want to ask some questions regarding my visa application for civil partnership visit visa but it was refused. The decision and The onus is on an applicant to demonstrate that they meet ...
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UK Business Visa Query [closed]

I'm a freelance journalist based in Pakistan. I'm a working student. Having won a journalism award recently, I had to apply for a UK visa to receive the award. My airfare and accommodation are being ...
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Inquiry re ETA visa to Australia without reference number. Is my visa valid? [duplicate]

I asked a travel agency to apply an ETA visa for Australia for me. After they processed it, they gave me a note that I was approved for ETA visa. The details in the note that they gave me are expiry ...
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UK Visa Refused, Applied again waiting [duplicate]

I had applied for a UK visitor visa and it got refused saying there were not enough funds and also they thought I would not be able to take care of my wife and child. I checked the mistakes and ...
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I've incorrectly filled out the “Have you ever been refused a visa” section of the UK visa application. Is this likely to cause a rejection?

In my application, there was a clerical error that I managed to correct for in my printed application in relation to the question "Have you been refused a visa for any country, including the UK, in ...
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Schengen Visa . No response from the Consulate [closed]

I just got information from the VFS site that the passport has been received. However there is no email yet from the consulate. Does that mean that my visa application is rejected ? A bit worried ...
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Check UK visit visa status in Ukraine [closed]

I have applied for UK visit visa 3rd of Aug 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine. Still I did not get any reply . Please advice me
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Understanding UK Visa status

I have applied for UK tourist visa from Finland. It is showing following status on the screen; As it is red after the decision made and passback from consulate lines, I doubt it is rejected. But I am ...
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My UK visa application status [closed]

I have applied for a visa on 12th July and I have opted for SMS notifications. First day I got an SMS from VFS team stating application forwarded to Embassy. Today is the 10th working day and I have ...
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

Me being from Mumbai, India, I have travelled to Belgium twice before once in September 2013 and June 2015. For my most recently completed trip, my Business Visa validity was from 30th May to 16th ...
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How to expedite a UK visa application?

I have applied for visa to UK on 28th June, 2016. I have to travel on 17th July, 2016. But still my visa request is pending. Who can be requested to expedite my application? What can someone do in ...