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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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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ESTA application status stuck at “Authorization Pending”. What can I do?

As a British citizen, I recently applied for an ESTA visa waiver in order for me to travel to and present at an academic conference in the United States. To my surprise, they have added additional ...
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US visa is under administrative processing, I need the passport back ASAP

I have applied for non-immigrant US visa in a foreign country, but my visa processing is delayed and its under "administrative processing". I have my flight back to my home country and I cannot leave ...
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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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New US passport hasn't arrived in over 10 weeks. What to do next?

I applied on February 11th at an acceptance facility. In approximately April, a received a letter from the Department of State asking for more info, which I promptly provided within 2 weeks, and info ...
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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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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 does the urgent processing service work at Canadian passport offices?

My girlfriend is in need of urgent (24-hr) processing for her passport application, so we'll be needing to make a trip to the Mississauga passport office. I've been trying to find information on how ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...
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How do I know if my Australian ETA was approved?

I would like to know is my visa application being approved or not I receive an email saying I need to check on eta.immi.gov.au after 12 hours but after I check in I just received this only : ...
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What are the options when a Schengen visa application is in processing after the proposed travel date?

My friend has applied for a Schengen visa from the Hungarian Embassy. At the first try the visa was rejected due to insufficient travel insurance. When he re-applied again on the 14th June, the visa ...
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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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How long does it take for a UK Visa application in New Delhi?

I applied for my UK tourist visa on 30th March and got an SMS saying my application has been sent to the embassy. I haven't heard anything since. Any idea how long they typically take for processing ...
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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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How can I get help understanding UK visa requirements?

There are already many questions on visa requirements to enter the UK, including transit visas and visitor visa for family members (e.g. Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK freely?...
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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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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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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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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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UK visa Application Status: no updates for 12 days

I applied for a two-year business visa for the UK 12 days ago in VFS Delhi. I also opted for the SMS/Email facility. However, I did not receive any updates from their side. Also, there is no interface ...
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Schengen Visa application in status “RESOLVED”

My Schengen visa application status shows ("RESOLVED"). What does it mean?
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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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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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Original visa application says I want to stay in the UK for 1 week. Can I extend this to 1 month after my visa is issued?

I applied for a UK Visit visa and indicated that I would be staying for 1 week due to university commitments. After that, I realised I could spend one month instead of one week, What can I do to fix ...
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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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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 Visit Visa is Sponsor's bank statement mandatory, provided they are not financial sponsor?

Me and my wife applied for UK Standard Tourism visa. we planning for short holiday of about 1 week. We are all self funded financially. However, One of Our son's is in UK upon evaluating the ...
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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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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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UK Visa Status check

I have a US Green Card and applied for UK visa (Travel Visa) last month but haven't heard anything back from the New York Office. I am travelling on the 19th and am really concerned. They don't have ...
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How long does it take the UK embassy to grant tourist visa?

I will be in Denmark soon and I was wanting to apply for a tourist visa to UK from Copenhagen. What is the duration the embassy will need to give me a visa. Usually it says 2 weeks, is it reliable?
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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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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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Will VFS UK Chennai call my sponsor?

I applied for my Graduation visit visa to the UK this week and I put a company sponsor letter and their bank statements as proof. Usually, do they make telephone calls to my sposnsor (the Company CEO)...
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How can I get my passport from the Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles after it issues my visa?

I live in Utah and must fly to Los Angeles to get my Brazilian visa. I read this on their site: Plan your visa application in advance, as it takes the Consulate at least 5 business days to issue a ...
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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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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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Can I get UK visa appointment fees refund before my appointment date?

I have taken appointment for my UK travel visa one week from now. But I want to cancel my UK trip. Can I claim refund for appointment fees paid on appointment cancellation?
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How long does it take to process a UK Standard Visitor Visa after a previous refusal?

My visa was denied. I applied for a family visa instead of a tourism visa (like an idiot hides in shame). How long will it take to process if I reapply as I don't want to change my flight.
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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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How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals? [closed]

I am trying to appeal a visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana, however, I have not had a response in the past 90 days. Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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ESTA US Application

I am an Irish citizen and was planning a holiday with friends to New York next year. I am a full time mother and I am currently unemployed. Would I be refused entry to the US on an ESTA Application ...
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Canadian Tourist Visa - What's happening with my application?

I am an international student in the US and had applied for a Canadian Tourist visa. I got a confirmation letter with an IRCC code and the letter instructed me to go to any ASC or VAC to give my ...
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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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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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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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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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What to do to get Visa before my travelling date?

I am from India, New Delhi. I have applied for a UK visa for me and for my wife on the 29th of September 2015, with that application I had given a written application for processing our visa request ...