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UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e')

Many of the UK visa refusals we see here share a common pattern and the prevailing reasons refer to V 4.2 (a) and (c). I do understand that, while the applicants may describe very different ...
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How do I find an immigration lawyer/solicitor to help with my UK Visa application?

I'm in the United States and I need help preparing an application for a UK visa. Finding a solicitor/immigration lawyer or the appropriate person to help a US Citizen apply for a UK Visa has proven to ...
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What to write in visa application form and what documents to submit as an unregistered freelancer?

There are many visa applicants who are working as an unregistered freelancer (photographer, construction contractor, fashion designer, journalist etc ). Some of these freelancers make really handsome ...
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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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Official ESTA application website and are the others scams?

A quick search for ESTA application returned many results. According to this page on cbp.gov, the official site to apply for an ESTA is esta.cbp.dhs.gov. Are the others scams, legitimate third party ...
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Does the interview for a US B1/B2 visa actually influence the decision?

Amongst the many questions on TSE about US visa refusals, there are several where the interview (as described by the applicant) appears so cursory that it seems possible that the refusal decision had ...
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Do we need to create separate accounts for our children to apply for a UK visit visa?

My wife, three kids and I want to apply for UK visitor visas. Do we need to create five different accounts for the online applications or can we all apply from the same account?
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How should I answer the questions in the “Employment and Income” section of a UK visa application?

On the "Employment and Income" section of the visa application, the following questions are listed: What is the cost to you personally of your trip in GBP(£)? The total amount of money you have for ...
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Making pen and ink corrections on a UK visa form?

After printing out a UK visa form, can you cross out planned arrival date with a pen and write a new one?
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What if I don't know my previous visa number for the Indian e-Tourist visa application?

I have been to India before, but have since renewed my passport so have no record of previous visa details. What does one do about completing this question online? I am French and we are not allowed ...
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Applying for a USA B1/B2 Visa for an alien resident in Germany

I hold an EU Blue Card and an Indian Passport and have submitted a paper to a conference in the USA due to occur in September 2019. The Blue Card will expire in August 2019 but have already obtained ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa

I want to apply for a Schengen visa. I am planning to stay in Paris for 3 nights and 7 nights in Switzerland. Which visa do I need to apply for? If I choose France then is it possible that I can ...
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How to fix the “an error occurred while processing your photo” message when applying for a US visa?

I'm trying to apply for a B1/B2 US visa through the official website but unfortunately can't get past the "Confirm photo" stage as I see the following error: I've tried to re-upload the photo several ...
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Would I save much time by applying for an I-94 online before arriving to a land border?

The DHS website allows one to apply for an I-94 online before arriving to the actual border. The description on the page says that: To complete your I-94 application you will also need to: ...
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What documents should I take to the interview for my US B2 visa application?

I am an Indian house wife planning to visit USA for 3 weeks with my husband holding B1/B2 tourist visa. He is working as an Engineer in Dubai and visited USA once. I am holding holding UAE residence ...
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How could I have traveled to the US without having my ESTA checked? Is it really needed?

So I went on holiday to the USA last summer. I filled out an ESTA application online, which cost me 14 dollars due to processing costs and whatnot. I printed a copy of the approved PDF and put it in ...
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What does the “have you ever been known by any other name?” question mean on the UK visa application?

Basically, I recently submitted an application for a standard uk visa and there was a section of the form that I initially answered, but eventually deleted from my application i.e."have you ever been ...
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EEA Family Permit: No appointments are currently available for this location

My Austrian husband and I will be travelling to the UK in April 2019 so I've applied for the EEA (just like before). I can't really wait with my application till January (3 months until the trip) ...
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How do I answer UK visa question about other savings or income?

I am a post-graduate student and I got a scholarship for a training course and to attend a conference in the UK. I totally depend on my father so how should I answer the question about whether I have ...
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What are the dimensions for Chinese visa photos?

The Chinese government has a really specific list of requirements for visa photos: I had an old unused photo from last time I applied for a visa or passport, and compared it to the requirements (...
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UK visit visa: What documents prove genuine relationship with the visitor?

In the UK immigration rules for visitor visa PART V4. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISITORS (STANDARD) it states if; Funds, maintenance and accommodation provided by a third party V 4.3 A ...
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Can I change my dates of travel to the UK after filling out the online form?

I have successfully applied and made payment for UK visa around 26th February. Intended date of travel I wrote on the form was 4th April which I wanted to change to mid-May but just could not because ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa when the travel dates are uncertain

My husband has a Chinese passport and I am a U.S. citizen; I don't need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. I am helping him to apply for a visa. Our plans are to go to Paris, Italy and Spain, ...
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ESTA: “Is your travel to the US occurring in transit to another country?” when going on a cruise

We're going on a cruise leaving from Texas in a couple of months, and I'm not sure what to respond to this question with - we're arriving and then staying in a hotel for one night before departing on ...
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Can I apply for and recieve a UK visa if I have a South African passport, while living in Russia?

I'm studying in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) and I want to visit a friend in the UK. How can I go about getting a visa, without traveling all the way back to SA?
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How can I get a copy of a Canadian visa refusal letter?

I have applied for a Canadian Temporary Resident Visa (TRV); a previous paper application was refused in 2016. I have lost the copy of my refusal letter and want to submit it when I apply for my new ...
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UK visa: unsigned application form

I just submitted my UK tourist visa application. However I forgot to sign the printed online form although I made an e-signature after my fingerprints registration. Does this lead to a refusal?
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Tourist visa Canada without invitation letter?

I would like to know if there is a possibility for me to get a tourist visa for Canada. I have no invitation letter from anyone from Canada. I have travelled to the UK last year (July 2018) and I ...
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Standard Visitor Visa for US Citizen

November 12th 2018 my girlfriend (US Citizen) arrived in Manchester airport and was detained for 10 hours before being refused entry as they did not believe she was a genuine visitor and would not ...
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What ticket reservation do I need for a Schengen visa?

I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and I have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed flight ...
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Can I change the travel dates on my Schengen application form before the date of the interview? [duplicate]

I filled out a form early November to get a Swiss visa (applying in Singapore but not Singaporean) with my travel dates as 19.12.2017 to 02.01.2018. The first available appointment was on the 1st of ...
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Home address for uk visa application documents if living with husband?

I am married to an EU citizen, I am confused about what to submit on "home address" supporting documents. I don't have a mortgage or property deed simply because I live with my husband. So what should ...
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What should I write in the “Member State of first entry” field on a Schengen visa application form?

Travelling to France from UK with my family and while filling in the visa application form but there is a question that needs to be answered and I am not clear what to fill in: Member State of first ...
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Can I apply for a UK visit visa as a foreign student in Malaysia?

My elder brother wants me to visit him in the UK. He has been a British citizen for over 30 years. I am studying in Malaysia. I am from Nigeria. Should I apply from Malaysia or go back home and ...
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Visa rule to apply up to 3 months from the date of travel

Does the the UK rule, to apply for visa up to 3 months before travel, start from the date of the online application or from the date of the appointment? And, should I pay my fees on the day of the ...
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Different location for H1B visa than DS160 [closed]

While filling out DS160, I selected the location as India-Chennai and paid the visa fee. Now, I booked an appointment with Chennai consulate. I'm trying to change the availability to an immediate date....
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Asking about UK Short-term Visitor Visa Financial requirements for STUDENT [duplicate]

i'm 20 years old, i am currently in my second year of study in the university in Algeria, i want to apply for General English courses in Liverpool school of English for 2 weeks so i need to apply for ...
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UK Passport Renewal Application for a dual citizen (UK & AUS)

Has anybody submitted their renewal application with just the identity page of their Australian passport and not colour copies of every single page as requested on the application form? Are they ...
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My Indian passport is damaged. How can I apply for a new one?

Damaged Indian passport. To apply for a new passport what should be done?
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Are scanned and printed supporting documents accepted for UK visitor visa?

I am a freelance computer programmer who works on a contract basis with individual clients as well as companies. As most of my clients are either overseas or far away, all of my work is done from ...
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Is a B2 visa application OK for a scientific conference?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I specified B-2 type (tourism, pleasure, visit type) while filling my ...
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What should I write in “Member states of destination” on Schengen visa applications?

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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Proof of address for UK visa applications and correcting clerical errors [duplicate]

I have made an error filling the UK visa form. In the address section I have typed in my address (I live in Australia) correct including post code but selected a different country. I have my ...
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Failure to sign one page of declaration in printed UK visa application

I just submitted my visa application for the UK (6 months, general visitor). I only signed and dated on page 2 (declaration). I just figured out that it has a second declaration page (usually page 10) ...
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My Indian girlfriend studying in Tblisi, Georgia wants to visit me the UK during December. Please help with visa

So my girlfriend (Indian) and I (Indian) have been in a relationship for almost a year now. I just started my Master's degree here in the UK this month. She has been studying in Tbilisi, Georgia for ...
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How to fill in the Schengen visa application form when going to several countries?

I will be traveling to France, Italy and Germany with France being my main destination. So I am applying in the French consulate for Schengen visa. I will be traveling on my own and will be staying in ...
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Can I use two sponsors when applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

Please, can I use two sponsors in applying for a UK Standard Visitor visa?
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Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
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ESTA, national identity card for travel by any other country?

I am trying to apply for an ESTA to enter the US, and I realized that there is a question came up on the ESTA application: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel ...
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Is a bank statement needed to apply for a German visa if I have an invitation?

I want to know that will it still be necessary for me to sent my bank statement to the Germany embassy for schengen visa , whilst i received a invatation from the one inviting me from Germany ?