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Questions tagged [consulates]

Diplomatic missions of a country in another country usually subordinate to the Embassy of the country. There is a separate [embassies] tag.

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Dealing with bully/rogue consular official

My wife and will be traveling to Italy for vacations and she is from a country that requires a visa. This is usually not a problem, as she has obtained travel visas to several other countries ...
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At which consulate in the US should I apply for a Schengen visa?

I live in the US on an F-1 student visa, and I go to grad school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My I-20 thus mentions Pennsylvania as my state of residence. However, I have moved to Illinois with my ...
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Will a British consulate abroad assist a person who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

My mother in law has indefinite leave to remain in the UK can she ask for help at a British consulate abroad?
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Can I get a new U.S. passport sent to a U.S. consulate overseas after leaving the US with a different passport (dual citizenship)?

My child has dual US and German citizenship, we live in the US. Her US passport expired, the German one is still valid. Her new passport might not be ready in time for our travel plans. Judging from ...
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Can a D.O. sign the medical certificate for a student visa at the Chicago consulate? [closed]

I am applying for a student visa at the Chicago Consulate and it says a medical doctor must sign it. However, I visited a D.O. and I was wondering if anyone had successfully applied for a student visa ...
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France Tour - Schengen visa processing [closed]

Is there any way to expedite the appointment for Schengen visa as we already booked the tour and the appointment is exactly 8 days prior to our departure date. We are not able to get an earlier date. ...
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Does 6-month-old 214(b) rejection have any impact on upcoming H-1B consulate interview? [closed]

I have faced US B-1 visa rejection in November 2017 under section 214(b). I was nervous, shaking. I was able to answer but fumbling a lot. Now, two days ago (May 14th, 2018) I found that I got my ...
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Error in Portuguese passport

I am Brazilian with Portuguese citizenship. Last week, I went to the Portuguese Consulate to apply for a new passport for my 3-year-old daughter, as her previous passport would expire in a few months. ...
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I have multiple citizenships, and somehow landed in legal trouble while travelling abroad. Which embassy should I contact for consular services?

Consider the scenario where you are travelling overseas, outside of the jurisdiction of any of the countries to which you have citizenship. You somehow end up in legal trouble, and are arrested. By ...
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Schengen visa application - too many emails to consulate

I have applied for a Schengen visa at the French consulate, Miami. I am an Indian student in the U.S. I have previously obtained a visa from the same consulate (w years ago), as well as previous ...
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UK visa in NY (Indian Citizen)

I took all the steps as shown in the gov.uk link to Apply for a UK visa in the USA. Apply online Paid fees Go to your appointment Post your application For #4 I sent my application to following ...
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Does a country keep track of the visas its citizens are getting? [closed]

For example, say you are a citizen of Uruguay getting an Indian visa from the Indian consulate in New York. Do the Uruguayan authorities get notified of this somehow?
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Why are mobile phones prohibited at many consulates?

I've recently been to the US Consulate where they ask you to leave your phone at the security check before entering the premises. Likewise you're not allowed any electronics, no matter how harmless. ...
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Extended travel with family members of mixed citizenship [closed]

Background: My wife is Canadian, my kids and I are US Citizens. We've traveled a bit internationally (mostly to Canada and the occasional Caribbean trip). We are planning years of extended travel in ...
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How to contact the Moroccan consulate in Frankfurt regarding a travel visa?

I live in Bavaria, Germany and I need to apply to the consulate of Morocco in Frankfurt for a travel visa. The procedure of applying for a travel visa is to send an application first (without the ...
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Schengen visa: appointment not available [duplicate]

I and my husband are traveling to Italy, Switzerland and Netherlands in June. Our period of stay in Italy and Switzerland is almost the same, with 5N/6D in Switzerland and 6N/7D in Italy. ...
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Need storage locker for cell phone because US consulate in São Paulo does not permit one

Sadly the consulate website simply states you can't enter with a cellphone and will need to "make arrangements" to stash your phone. Does anybody know if there is a nearby locker to put my phone in?
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During what hours does the Chinese consulate in Mexico City accept visa applications?

I want to apply for a Chinese visa in the coming days here in Mexico City. I'm having some difficulty finding the times during which the consulate is open for visa applications. I know from previous ...
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What if passport is lost and home country has no diplomatic presence?

I come from a relatively small country and like to vacation in small countries where my home country has no consulate. I am just curious, hypothetically, what would be a course of action if my ...
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US Consulate visa interview appointment scheduling

TL;DR - Do US consulates "release" visa interview slots on a somewhat ad-hoc basis making it necessary to regularly check their web site in order to make a reservation for an interview a few weeks ...
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Unavailability of appointment dates at Spanish consulate

I am an Indian citizen living in the USA. I have to travel to Spain on Nov 15 from San Francisco for a business trip. However, there are no appointment dates available at the consulate of Spain in San ...
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Does my passport go to a foreign country to get the visa or is it issued in the consulate of ones own country?

I have applied for UK visa and I got a mail yesterday that my application will reach the entry clearance officer shortly. Is the ECO in Britain or in the UK consulate in India? I have my flight on Aug ...
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Can I expedite Schengen visa at Italian consulate in San Francisco

I made the mistake of booking the tickets and accommodation without checking the consulate's appointment availability. Now I realize there is no slot available at Italian Consulate in SFO before my ...
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Can anybody get a visa for Azerbaijan from Batumi, Georgia now?

"Note you can't get an Azerbaijan visa in Batumi any more." – chx Is it just Australians who can no longer get their Azeri visa there, or everybody? Also, why? Did the consulate in Batumi close ...
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Is there any reason for me to visit my consulate just for fun? [duplicate]

I'll be taking my first international trip later this year and I've found that the US consulate just a few blocks from where I will be staying. I'm curious about what goes on at the consulate, how it ...
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Russian Tourist Visa in Thailand or Japan

I am a US citizen currently in Thailand and heading to Japan in about 10 days, looking to get my tourist visa for Russia (to ride the trans-siberian railroad). I will be entering Russia by sea at ...
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How much financial proof do I need to show for a Schengen visa for a 14-day trip to Italy?

My wife and I are planning a 14-day trip to Italy. How much financial proof would each one of us have to show for proof of sufficient funds for expenses as needed by Schengen visa? The calculation ...
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DS-160: photo dimensions are not correct. What should I do?

I have just confirmed my DS-160 (U.S. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) and so the electronic visa has just been submitted to the chosen consulate in my home country. However, I just realised ...
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How to contact the Mexican Consulate in Boston?

We need to contact them about a Visa issue. The security guard won't let you in without an appointment but they do not pick up the phone, they don't return messages and all e-mail remains unanswered ...
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Applying for a Kosovo tourist visa from India

I am planning to visit Kosovo. I am from Bangladesh, currently staying in New Delhi, India. I don't know where the Kosovo Embassy in India is, nor where I apply for a visa.
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The UK consulate in Romania refuses to process emergency travel documents. What are my options?

Today, I attended my national British consulate office in Bucharest, Romania. I am here for 5 weeks on vacation. About 10 days ago, I had my passport and all of my money stolen from me. After ...
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Where exactly is the Myanmar consulate in Kunming, China?

Yesterday I thought I'd wander down to the Myanmar consulate here in Kunming to ask them for more details about getting a visa and visiting by crossing the land border with China. My hostel (The Hump)...
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Unable to get an appointment at San Francisco Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?

This question is specifically about true multiple-entry visas, which for China are valid for six months and allow multiple entries. This question is not about double-entry visas. In the case of China,...
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Your travel itinerary: is booking obligatory? [duplicate]

I'm an international student currently living near Chicago. Tomorrow I have an appointment to get a French visa, and I have a question about one of the requirements. According to them (http://www....
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Is it possible to apply for Russian passport by mail/internet in North America?

There is a limited number of Russian consulates across the vast territory of North America, and it would be quite inconvenient to have to attend one of them in person for passport renewal, especially ...
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Why does each consul general have a specific service area?

What is the point of each consul general having a specific service area? For example, if you're a living in Portland, Oregon, according to Russian Consulates In The US, even though there's an office ...
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How long should it take to get a Russian passport?

How long does it take to get a Russian passport if you're travelling or living abroad?
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Are governments limited in staff they can deploy to a consulate? [closed]

I've recently been dealing with the Russian consulates in North America, and they appear to be ridiculously mismanaged and/or understaffed. In the jurisdiction served by Toronto, for example, they ...
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Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?

As usual there are lots of fake sites when trying to Google for current facts about embassies and consulates. I want to know what my options are for where to apply for my Chinese visa in Vietnam. I ...
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Consular help for EU national in a country with a limited consulate of own country?

According to EU regulations "[y]ou are eligible for consular protection if you are a national of an EU Member State in distress in a country outside the EU where your country does not have an embassy/...
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Can we carry electronic devices at the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London?

At the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London, are we allowed to carry electronic devices, like cellphones and laptops during a Visa interview?
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How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa

My passport is Canadian, and I live in Japan. I have a 10 hour stopover in Hanoi and a 16 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh 2 weeks later. I'd like to explore the cities during at least one of these ...
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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Apply for a Russian visa in English in Strasbourg

I am travelling to Russia and need a visa. My nearest Russian consulate is in Strasbourg, but I don't speak French or Russian. Will I be able to make my application there? I live near Strasbourg but ...
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How to find the genuine websites for consulates, embassies, and immigration offices around the world?

Very often when travelling about the world you need to check the official word on obtaining visas and visa extensions and other related information. But increasingly it's getting very difficult to ...
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How long does it take to obtain an expedited visa in the Mongolian consulate in Hohhot, China?

From searching around the Interwebs I can find information about getting a Mongolian visa in the Chinese border town of Erlian, Inner Mongolia, but not so much for getting one at the capital of Inner ...
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Obtaining Mongolian visa in Vientiane, Laos

If my Chinese visa application today goes well I'm hoping to then apply for my Mongolian visa here in Vientiane, Laos. But I can't find the current location or opening hours of the Mongolian embassy ...
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How to find out which days the Chinese embassy/consulate in Kuala lumpur is open?

I'm planning to get a visa for China while I'm in Kuala Lumpur soon, but I discovered I'll be arriving during a major Muslim holiday period, Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr). I know consulates and ...
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How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?

I'm Italian, I'm living between China and India and my passport is going to expire in June 2014. Right now I'm in China and this is my trip plan: in Sept. I will go India in October I will be ...