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Questions tagged [embassies]

Permanent diplomatic missions in foreign countries. There is a separate tag [consulates].

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Do I need a serious reason to enter a US Embassy as a US Citizen?

Out of curiosity, can I, as a US citizen, enter a US embassy without a serious reason? For example, if I was traveling to Tokyo and I want to see what it looks like inside can I just walk in? If not, ...
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Where does a Nigerian submit a visa application for the Bahamas?

How do you submit your Bahamas visa application from Nigeria? I’m a Nigerian and I have been having issues submitting the application because there is no Bahamian embassy or consulate in Nigeria, and ...
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Is it possible for an Australian citizen to get a visa for Vietnam while in Taiwan?

I'm flying to Taiwan in January and will travel for one year or more. I'm looking at which countries are the cheapest to fly to when I'm ready to move on from Taiwan. I see Vietnam is the cheapest ...
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Canada visa - LA Passport submission process after Nov 1, 2018

Seems like the VAC in Los Angeles has moved to Canadian Visa Application Centre – Los Angeles 8530 Wilshire Street, Suite 450 Beverly Hills, CA, 90211 U.S.A. https://www.vfsglobal.ca/Canada/USA/...
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USA J1-visa: apply in country different form passport nationality

I need to apply for the J1-visa, and I have an Italian passport. I do not yet have the DS-2019 (so I cannot complete the DS-160 yet). Question: Can I apply for the visa at a USA embassy in United ...
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UK standard visitor visa online form [duplicate]

Do you have savings, properties or other income, for example from stocks and shares? Should I put my payroll account balance here from work (which is also my savings)? All of my money is in payroll ...
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Can my non-Australian spouse enter the Australian embassy with me?

I'm an Australian citizen living in the US1 and I need to renew my Australian passport. As of July 1st 2015 I need to visit an Australian embassy2 in person in order to complete this task. However ...
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What are the chances of being able to enter the States after overstaying? [duplicate]

I overstayed in the USA on 2 occasions. The first time I stayed for 10 months, the second time, 3 years. 10 years have passed, my ban will be over. The next step is to arrange an interview for a non-...
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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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Swap dates of appointment at the German embassy [duplicate]

A friend of mine got an earlier appointment date than me at the German embassy for a national visa application. We both have appointment dates already (mine will be in June, while his will be in April)...
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Canadian Temporary Resident Visa fee for passport delivery

I've applied for the Canada Temporary Resident Visa online in CIC site and paid the $100 fee. My application status message in the CIC site shows I need to mail my passport to IRCC. The VAC site ...
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Does an invitation letter make it harder to get a Japanese visa?

I'm planning to get a Japanese tourist visa. Before applying, is it recommended to get an invitation letter from a citizen of the country? Would they think something like "Oh, he knows someone here, ...
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Can I apply for a Japanese tourist/ordinary visa 7 months before my travels?

I am a Colombian citizen. I'm planning a trip to Japan on my vacation from work, around October 9-27, 2018. I asked my travel agency about applying for the visa. I was told that Embassy would not let ...
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Buying appointments in German embassy in Tehran, Iran [closed]

I need an appointment for legalization of documents (not visa!) in the German embassy in Tehran. For a normal human it is almost impossible to book an appointment there, because the booking page is ...
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Are you protected in an untrusted embassy in a country you trust?

I have a friend in an interesting situation. He suspects that he will be unsafe if he returns to his home country, and he is currently living in the UK with a valid visa. In order to renew his ...
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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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Can the US embassy help a broke American citizen overstayed in the Emirates?

Can the US embassy send an American citizen home for free? He's been sick for over a year and can't afford to go to the doctor or buy medicines, and has to take care of an 8 month old child. He's ...
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How to Apply for a Chilean Visa in Canberra, Australia

I am a third country passport holder (Yes, we need visa to visit Chile) currently living in Canberra, Australia. I'm planning to go to Chile for my vacations. (Tourism) I don't have any contacts in ...
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Which Schengen state would issue a visa easily for Pakistan passport holder in Saudi Arabia? [duplicate]

I want to submit a visa application to France. I am in Saudi Arabia but, due to high peak season, I'm getting appointment after my intended period of travel. How would I know which other embassy will ...
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Canada temporary residence visa

I recently got an email from the CIC asking me to send my passport for stamping with the temporary residence visa. Going through the VAC website, there seems to be some confusion as to what documents ...
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Smoking marijuana on territory of the Netherlands embassy [closed]

As far as I know the territory of the country's embassy is considered to be the country's territory. So, is it legal, for example, to smoke weed on the territory of the embassy of the Netherlands (or ...
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Does the Chinese embassy in Mexico City issues dual-entry or 60-day tourist visas to third country citizens?

I need to book my flight out of China for my visa application which I'll make soon here in Mexico City. Normally you have a choice between single-entry, dual-entry, and multiple-entry tourist visas ...
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Is it possible for a Schengen country to advise the US to cancel/revoke a valid visa?

I've posted a longer question on this before but it was put on hold. I thought that it may help if I just ask a more concrete and a general question regarding this issue. I was wondering if a ...
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Action that US embassy takes [duplicate]

Does the US embassy cancel the visa, if the employer complains or requests to cancel the employee US visa applied through their company? What possible action does the embassy take if such thing ...
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Are there any airlines which refund fare (including economy class) fully in case you don't get visa?

I'm an Indian. I'm planning to book a journey from Mumbai to Johannesburg, South Africa and back (conference visa). I looked at refundable tickets, while they are priced higher, they give you half ...
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Why does my French Schengen visa say Marsault, or Goat in English?

Bonjour, travelers. I received a Schengen visa from the French embassy in my country. It was a tourist visa and was my first time to receive a Schengen visa. It looks like this: I had to go to the ...
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What is the official website of the Vietnam embassy in Canada?

I am looking for the official website of the embassy of Vietnam in Canada. After looking it up on Google, I found a first website that looks serious: http://vietem-ca.com/ However, I also found ...
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British Embassy in Riyadh requesting bank statements for visitor visa

I applied for a 6 month general visitor visa on 20/10/2015. They called me this afternoon asking if I can provide them with 24 months bank statement and they also gave me a reference number. The ...
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Is there a way to get a visa appointment faster?

I need to travel to Netherlands (business trip) in a month (I live in San-Fransisco, US, not a US citizen). The problem is that when I try to schedule an appointment, the closest appointment I can get ...
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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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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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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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Is a tour of a US Embassy possible?

Just as seeing the inside of tech companies would be interesting, I think it could be interesting to see the inside of embassies too. Let's say I was going to be in London for a week and wanted to see ...
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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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South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? [duplicate]

South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? Where would be the easiest embassy to apply? What documents are needed?
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Can we get full refund on cancellation of ticket if embassy closed down?

I'm a citizen of India and I bought a ticket from Austrian airlines in advance as to apply for a visa of Albania but unfortunately the Albanian embassy closed down and hence no visa. Now when I am ...
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At which embassy should I apply for a Schengen visa when staying a few days in several countries?

I'm planning to go to Germany on Sept 6-8, then Netherlands on Sept 8-11 and exit Switzerland on Sept 11-14. My question is: Which embassy do I need to apply for the Schengen visa? The number of ...
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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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Indian Passport stolen in France. Can Indian embassy in Austria issue a new passport?

I am a student in Austria travelling around Europe. My Indian passport was stolen in France. I immediately reported the theft in the nearest police office and got myself a police report. I have my ...
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What section of the US Embassy issues Visas and how do I address them in a formal letter?

I need to travel to the US. I have heard that we need to prove somehow that we have a strong affinity to a country outside the US which we will return to after our visit. For this I plan to also show ...
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Visa services in time of War

I am from Libya. Because of war all the embassies have closed in my country. Would it be possible for me to apply for a visa in a different country?
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Whom to contact for opting out of a Visa Interview for USA?

Me and my family were planning for a Trip to USA / Canada this year... So all the travel documents including documents required for the USA Visa were collected and uploaded to the website. My brother ...
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Misspelt address on passport

I am an Indian citizen in the USA (Houghton, Michigan). I am on an F1 visa right now and had reapplied for a "renewal of passport". All the correct forms were submitted to the Indian Consulate of my ...
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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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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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What's the difference between embassies and consulates?

Today Mitt Romney called Benghazi the capital of Libya (it's Tripoli) and apparently mixed up consulates and embassies. I thought it'd be a handy question to have on here, for those sorting out visas ...
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Tips for getting a visa when there's no embassy in one's country of residence

I'm looking for general tips about how to get a visa cheaply when there are no embassies in one's country of residence. This has prevented us from getting visas more than one time. Think e.g. non-EU ...
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What should you do if you get arrested in a foreign country?

If a traveller - for whatever reason, is arrested on charges (valid or otherwise), what steps should he/she take to ensure their safety, local and home legal aid and security? How can one make sure ...
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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen I ...