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Traveling for job-related reasons as opposed to sightseeing.

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What kind of UK visa to apply for?

Good morning, I am a software engineer from Pakistan with over 20 years of experience. I have a friend in the UK, who along with some partners, wants to create a startup. He has recommended me for ...
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Can I purchase religious items from Rome to resell at my business in the US? Am I limited on how much (value of the products) that I can bring?

I own a religious store in the United States and will be traveling to Rome for my wedding anniversary with my husband. I want to take advantage of being there and shop for items I can sell in my store....
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Which short-term UK visa is applicable for a remote independent contractor working outside of the UK for a UK company?

I have been working for a UK-based company as a remote independent contractor for the last 3 years. I want to do a short-term visit to the UK to meet the team and work from there for a few weeks. The ...
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Can I hold two different types of Schengen Visa (Tourist Type-C and Work Type-D) at the same time? [duplicate]

I currently have a 3 year tourist visa (type-c 3 years) and want to apply for a work visa (type-d, 6 month). If my work visa type-d gets accepted, does my tourist visa type-c get cancelled?
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What is the correct visa to visit my employer office in USA?

The situation is similar to another question but not identical. I am Brazillian and live in Brazil, my employer is a company with offices in multiple countries, my contract with them is with an office ...
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Does receiving a student visa replace my existing business travel visa? (China)

Does receiving a student visa replace my existing business travel visa? Is it possible to hold two visa types simultaneously? I still hold a now rare 10 year multiple entry "M" business ...
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Working for US client as a UK company director in the US

Context I am the director of a UK company. My company has a contract to provide software engineering services to a US company. I am also the worker providing those services. I plan on taking a trip to ...
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Business visit to EU for equipment installation

I am an Australian resident in the UK, and a partner of a dual UK-EU national, operating a small business. I am exploring undertaking short business visits to install technical equipment on-site at a ...
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Charges when using a Euro country debit card in Budapest

For a business trip, I would like to know about using a debit card from a Euro currency country (Greece) in Budapest (Forint currency). I will have to provide receipts to the company from purchases ...
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I have a valid UK Visitor Visa that had main reason as "family visit." May I use this visa for a job interview?

I applied for, and was granted a UK visitor visa (MULT) valid from December 2019 to June 2020. The main reason for the visit was family visit and I used the visa already last Christmas to visit family....
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How to dry shirts using laundromats?

I find the hotel laundry services a bit expensive so I was thinking about starting to use laundromats. However, I don't want to dry my business shirts using the dryers as they might get destroyed. ...
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What is the term for remote tourism consultation as a "bypass" for tour guiding in certain countries?

This question might be somewhat irrelevant in January 2020 (described below) but I ask it anyway to broaden general knowledge Certain countries do not allow people which aren't their citizens to work ...
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Travel to UK on a business visa from old company

I have business visa for UK processed by my old employer. I have now moved to a different company and need to visit UK again. Can I use my old visa to travel to UK ?
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Do I need transit visa in Istanbul, Turkey?

I will be traveling from Pakistan to Slovenia by business visa (short term Schengen). I will be traveling from Pakistan to Istanbul and from Istanbul to Ljubljana (Slovenia). Do I need to get ...
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In winter, do Norwegians typically change shoes at the door in a business setting?

I'm visiting Norway on business next week. Our partner company is an engineering firm (metal fabrication, etc) in the northern part of the country. I expect to spend most of the trip in ordinary ...
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Indian eBusiness visa issues

I have a business trip in India on January 25 to February 10. The eVisa website keeps crashing on me. Pages keep saying "Session Timed Out" when I save them, meaning that I have to keep trying over ...
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I will be using a business visa 90 days in Russia, Have anyone faced problems by custom or police about "what kind of business I'm doing?"

I will soon receive a buiness visa after one month duration is 3 months. I might sound funny, but will I get into a trouble if im not a buiness man?? I dont even have work, but I mean I have saved my ...
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Got refused for a UK visa. Think they might have incorrectly interpreted bank statements

Last month I started working as a software engineering contractor for a company in the UK and I was invited over for an onsite meeting which holds for a period of 1 week this month. I applied for a ...
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Should I apply for a UK visa to attend an onsite business meeting at a new job?

I'm a software developer working remotely from Nigeria and I started working with a UK company this month after being unemployed for 6+ months. The company is planning an onsite meeting of everyone in ...
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Visa options to hold seminars in the UK

What visa options are there to bring a team of people + speaker over from Malaysia to hold seminars and workshops in the UK? Is it possible for me as an individual to sponsor them to come over? What ...
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Work Visa and Work Permit Exemption for German citizen in Turkey for the duration of one week

I am a little bit unclear about some specific visa requirements for a German citizen visiting Turkey on behalf of a German employer providing services to a Turkish customer for the duration of one ...
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Do I need a Dubai visa if I am flying in, staying in the airport for 3hrs, then flying back out?

I have an Indian passport, I am on business visit to Saudi Arabia with a business visa of 180 days validity, but my duration of stay is 30 days. Due to extended business needs, I had to extend my ...
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What happens if flight reaches Germany 4-5 hours before Visa start date [duplicate]

Suppose my visa start date is 15-Aug-2019, and I book a flight that lands in Germany on the 14-Aug-2019 at 22:00 PM, will they allow me in?
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Romanian business visa Member state of first entry

I'm planning to attend a conference in Romania. My route would be Melbourne -> Abu Dhabi -> Amsterdam -> Bucharest In Romanian visa application (no Schengen), I need to fill Member state of first ...
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How many visas do I need if I attend two conferences in Germany that are one month apart? [duplicate]

I am attending two independent conferences in Germany that are one month apart. Ideally, I want to apply for them concurrently, with minimal costs. I will fill two applications, and book one interview....
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business trip to Amsterdam for 3 days , would like to extend the trip as a tourist to Paris [duplicate]

I am going on a business trip to Amsterdam for 3 days , would like to extend the trip as a tourist to Paris for 6 days. Which countries consulate should I apply. What should I mention in the cover ...
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Can Business Visa/schengen to austria be used to travel to other EU countries for personal trips [duplicate]

I am applying for a multi-entry business visa/schengen for austria and would be spending the bulk of my time in vienna. Since, I dont have any meetings over the weekends, is it possible for me to ...
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Does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a business trip to China (PRC)?

As the title says, does a Filipino passport holder need a visa for a short business trip to China. If it makes a difference the person is resident in the UK and also has a British passport. So, ...
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Schengen visa: Do I need to submit friend's invitation letter for 2-day visit during 10-day trip within Schengen Area?

I'm a Vietnamese passport holder so I need to apply for visa to enter Schengen area this October. The main purpose of my trip is to join company training in Belgium with Brussels to be my port of ...
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What steps should I take to lawfully visit the United States as a tourist immediately after visiting on a B-1 visa?

I'm a Canadian citizen who will soon be starting work with a company with periodic business trips to a US office, most likely on a B-1 visa. I regularly visit the US as a tourist, and the location of ...
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US Embassy ds 160 form for B1 visa in london

I applied for a B1 visa and attended the visa interview at the London site on 02/07/2019. It was approved by the officer and he said I should receive it in a few working days. However, the photo I ...
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Emirates Business Class Overhead Bin

On the 22nd of July, I will be traveling on Emirates Business Class. Usually, when I travel, I only carry with me my small backpack (Which weighs less than 4kg.) When I travel with different airlines, ...
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Can I hold both work permit and business visa for germany?

I already have a work permit for Germany. But I would like to know if I can apply for a business visa for a short visit?
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Which Visa or pass required for attending software workshop in Singapore? [duplicate]

I am joining an entrepreneurship program in SG and traveling on 10th July. I applied for EntrePass Visa on 12 june but i think it'll still take some time to get IPA letter so i can't enter in SG as of ...
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Documents for AU Visitor visa (subclass 600) Business Visitor stream

I am a citizen of the Russian Federation. Currently, I work and have my family in Germany (permanent residency). I was invited by a possible future employer (a university) for a job interview in ...
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UK business Visa application mistake [duplicate]

My company is sending me for a business trip to UK but now after doing all the work of appointment and biometrics I reviewed the soft copy of my application form and I saw that by mistake I put my ...
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Uk business Visa checklist mistake

I am being sponsored by my company and they have arranged all the documents for me but by mistake I ticked on an extra column on my checklist and later I realized I didn't provide any documents for ...
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Is NOC required from current employer for business Schengen visa to Sweden for interview

I am an Indian citizen and I will be traveling to Sweden to give an interview. The interviewing organisation has provided me with an invitation letter stating my purpose of travel and that they will ...
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Business travel to the United States for European company

My Company (based in Germany) has been awarded a project (4 weeks) in the United States for an American client. Three of us will go, all with European passports on the Visa Waiver Program. we can all ...
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Holding overlapping Schengen visas, may I treat one as an extension without exiting? [duplicate]

I have got Schengen Visa from Italy (Consulate General of Mumbai) on April 30, 2019. I got Visa from June 8, 2019 - July 6, 2019 with validity of 15 days. I had previous visa from Embassy of ...
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Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
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Business travel to UK without spouse and a Article 10 residence card [duplicate]

I am a holder of a Article 10 Residence Card (Residence Card of Family Member of a Union Citizen) issued by Lithuania and I am currently working in a Lithuanian based company that occasionally ...
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Schengen business visa - when working for 2 companies, do I provide documents for both companies?

I have a business invite for my joint business, where I am the director, from our shipping company in Germany. All expenses will be paid by them. I also work with a second company as well as an ...
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Remote independent contractor needs short onsite training in US - what is the Visa requirement?

As a small US based firm, we have offered a contract to a candidate as a remote independent contractor, who does not stay or work in the US. We would require the person to attend our in person 1 week ...
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Schengen Single entry Business Visa to Multi entry

I hold an Indian passport. I am invited by a company in Netherlands for an interview in April last week-May first week 2019. They provided a letter to be shown at embassy requesting Single entry ...
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Will applying for ITIN can have bad consequences on my future US visa applications?

I am an entrepreneur running a startup in my home country. I came to USA on B1 visa and have recently registered a Delaware LLC company and got EIN. Now I need ITIN to open bank account for business. ...
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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Changing business flight date [closed]

I'm in a fellowship that pays for airfare for a weekend event (fly in Friday, fly out Sunday). Since I'm flying across the country, I thought it might be nice to extend the stay, book another hotel ...
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Multiple Entry Visa Cancellation and Applying New Visa [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa that is valid till June 8, 2019 from Dutch Embassy and I have to travel to Italy on June 9, 2019. Do I need to cancel my Schengen visa before applying for new ...
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Concurrent Chinese visas [closed]

I already have a valid 10-year L-type Chinese visa obtained in 2018 when I traveled to China last year. Now I am planning a tourism trip for 2 weeks followed by a stay in a university where I would ...
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