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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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Will replacing a fake visa with a different fake visa cause me problems when applying for a legal study permit?

I have a problem, 4 years ago my passport was stamped with a fake visa. I want to apply for a legal study permit now so my mother sought counsel from this immigration services agents and she took my ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

I am a self-taught software developer been working online for a while. I've been building a software for an employee in a company and getting paid through Paypal. The company now decides to buy the ...
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Issuing authority of passport is only written in Cyrillic script. How to fill it into a Schengen visa application?

I am helping a Russian national fill out an application for a Norwegian Schengen visa (Type C). The form asks for "Issuing authority". In the applicant's passport, this is only given in Cyrillic, (as ...
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Confused about visa question: “Voluntarily elected to depart the UK” ? Yes or No?

I applied and successfully received a student visa from India in October 2017. I traveled to the UK on October 12, but could not register for the course. Since the latest registration date for my ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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Visiting my employer in the US (I work remotely from my home country)

I work remotely from my home country for a US-based company. Definitely that company is not registered in my home country. Now, my employer wants to meet with me in person. What would be best ...
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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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Visiting the UK as unmarried couple

My girlfriend and I both have Ukrainian citizenship. We're planning to visit the UK at the end of April. While filling in the application form for visitor visa we specified our relationship status as ...
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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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Do I have to mention a 13-year-old refusal in a Tier 4 visa extension application?

I am a current Tier 4 student in the UK, studying at a higher education institution (HEI). I decided to take a placement year last year,so I will have to apply for extension to complete my final year. ...
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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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Reporting a cancelled visa

In August of 2014, my UK 2-year visa was cancelled at the border, although I was granted a 13-day temporary admission, along with my daughter. I appealed this decision, through two different lawyers. ...
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Augmented reality app to identify what's around you

About 5 years ago, I used an app called Layar to point the phone at buildings around me and find out their names. Nowadays Layar no longer works like that, and other apps I tried are lacking. Is ...
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Will a verbal ban from Spain 30+ years ago prevent my husband from taking a cruise out of Barcelona?

My husband was arrested 30 years ago in Spain while serving in the military, stayed one year on base and was "told" never to come back to Spain. This happened in his early 20's and they kept him on ...
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Why is the Indian Embassy asking to see a prepaid credit card with $1000 on it?

We have invited a friend, who is a Belarusian citizen, to travel with us for a holiday to India. We live in the UK and will be funding the holiday and arranging the flights ourselves, as our friend is ...
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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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If I stay equal duration in every Schengen country, where do I apply for a visa?

If I visit every Schengen state for equal duration, then am I eligible to apply for a Schengen visa with the embassy or consulate of any country?
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Where do I apply for my visas?

This may be a simple one, but I actually don't know the answer to my question... I'm from Kosovo. I plan to visit Australia, Japan and Canada next year as a tourist. I live in Germany. I currently ...
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What to fill under occupation if you have quit your job [duplicate]

I have worked as a Software Engineer for around 4 years, but I do not have a permanent job right now (aside from some freelance work). My passport says my profession is Software Engineer. I am ...
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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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How can I get a visa for India on a 2-day notice?

So the state department returned my renewed passport late (over the weekend). I live in Austin. I know there is a consulate in Houston. I found out this "same day" service in Austin can't give me my ...
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I am a nomad (traveler), where is my home?

7 months ago I left my home country to become a Digital Nomad. Every 3 months I have been travelling to a different country as a visitor. Literally I don't have the one home. So, where is my home for ...
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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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Who can countersign my UK passport photo?

The photo in my current passport is quite old (10+ years) so I figured it best to get a new one for my passport renewal. I will need it countersigned by somebody but I'm slightly unsure as to who I ...
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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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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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UK Visa Application for Self Employed

Do I fill the form all right? for general visitor visa
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Should I mention my previous Italian Schengen visa refusal in a new UK visa application? [duplicate]

My Schengen visa to Italy was refused in 2013; I had a previous passport back then which I no longer use. I don’t remember if there was any document attached with the reason for refusal, except for a ...
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How to retrieve the DS-160 application number after closing the browser window?

Due to time out, my application exited without completion. I failed in retrieving the application because my surname is only 4 letters. Since I already made the payment with the ID no. of the ...
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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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ESTA application: country where I live

I'm a Lithuanian citizen, studying in the UK (though I did not officially change my country of residence here at Lithuania, so I guess I'm still officially living here) going on a research visit to ...
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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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Place of birth in Visa Applications - Country in the passport doesn't exist

I was filling up the application for the Canadian Visitor Visa for my grandfather. The application form (IMM5257e) asks for the 'Place of Birth' in which we can type in the city/town but have to ...
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Two family members with same last and first names [closed]

We are a family of four (me, my husband, 10-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son), applying for B1/B2 visas. I am the primary applicant. In tge DS 160 form, I am supposed to add my family members ...
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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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Withdraw US J1 visa application

When you withdraw a J1 US visa application, is it considered as a refused visa? If not, should I still mention it in my future US visa applications?
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If travelling to Canada and Europe, which visa should I apply for first?

I wish to travel to Canada, and stop over in Europe for 3 months on my way there. I'm Indian, so I require both a Schengen visa and a Canadian visa. Logically it should be Schengen first and then ...
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Chinese Visa Application: Is it relevant what to enter for “County”?

I, as a German citizen, am in the process of applying for a Chinese visa. Nowadays, this must be done via the Visa for China website, where a lengthy set of web-based forms has to be completed. At ...
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Overstayed a visa in US, is it relevant to mention in a Schengen visa request?

One of my friends plans to visit Switzerland. He had overstayed a performing artists visa in US for a period of five years. While he went to the U.S. he had a permanent job in India. Now he is back in ...
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How to know if a deadbeat parent is a US citizen?

My girlfriend is applying for a US passport. The application asks for, among other things, information about the parents. About whether or not they're US citizens. Most of the requested information ...
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Which documents will my Indian sister need from me to apply for a German Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in Germany. I am planning to invite my sister, who is studying in India, to Germany in December. She will stay with me. Could someone tell me what documents I ...
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I am 16 years old and accidentally requested a B1/B2 visa instead of a B2. Should that be a problem?

I am 16 years old and accidentally requested a B1/B2 visa instead of a B2. Obviously as a 16 years old teenager I am not traveling to the US for business. I am traveling to the US with my mom and she ...
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Do I have to book accommodation for the entire stay of a long-term visa before applying for it?

I am going to be staying in the Netherlands for three months. The Embassy needs an itinerary for accommodation. I am still looking for a room (in a flat) to stay in so I will have to just provide a ...
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Applying for EEA Family Permit strictly 3 months in advance?

Is it allowed to apply for EEA Family Permit for a short sightseeing trip earlier than 3 months before travel or is there the same 3-months-rule in place like for Standard UK visa? The reason I'm ...
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UK business visitor visa / separated status

I have an exam in the UK and would like to apply for UK business visitor visa. I am separated from my husband, the legal proceedings are going on. Do I have to mention my partner's details on the visa ...
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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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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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My company has no letterhead, but Singapore requires one for proof of employment. How can I get around this?

The Singapore visa application for an Indian citizen requires an NOC certificate. I currently work in a start up and there is no official letterhead. A travel agency that I contacted told me that the ...