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Visas solely for the purpose of studying instead of business, working or tourism.

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My last name is different in my Canadian visa [closed]

I just got my Canadian student visa and it's missing the - in my last name. So for example my name is MIKE AL-GOLD. On my Canadian student visa, it says MIKE ALGOLD. Is it OK or will they not let me ...
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Can I apply for UK Skilled worker visa from Germany? I am non-EU student [migrated]

I am on a student visa in Germany and have a one-year student visa (not a residence permit). Am I eligible to apply for a UK skilled worker visa from Germany with the Germany student visa or do I need ...
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DS160 and i20 discrepancy regarding sponsors

There is a discrepancy between my i20 and my DS160 form. In my i20 it is written as family funds but in my DS160 it is written as I'm sponsoring myself.I can change my DS160 before my biometric ...
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My student visa ends on the last school day. Can I stay another day or two?

I am in Italy for a short-term master programme. I am Albanian and we have the three-month Schengen visa available. However, my programme is 3 months and a half. I got my student visa (not Schengen) ...
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Can I leave Poland before my student visa expires and come back into Poland without issue (after the visa has expired) to fly home to the US?

Similar questions have been asked, but my situation is a little different because I have a student visa that expires at the end of June. I wanted to travel in the Schengen area after this, and then ...
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Should I check "Required to Leave" while filing my visa application?

I came to the UK on a student visa. The validity was 2 years. Due to some issues, I had to withdraw from my course and went back my home country after 2 weeks of stay. After 2 months I got a "...
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US citizen with UK tourist plans made prior to receiving study offer in UK: Will I be allowed to enter the country prior to my program start date?

I am a US citizen who booked a flight in December 2023 to visit a friend in the UK from July 11 to August 7, 2024. In January, I decided to apply to study in the UK, starting in September 2024. Today, ...
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Do you need to enter France directly for the visa to be valid?

My wife's nephew is coming to stay with us (in France) to complete his studies. The closest airport though is in Geneva, Switzerland. Does he have to land in France for the visa application to be ...
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UK visit visa application concerns and ties to home country: complex situation

I returned to pursue a bachelor's degree through distance learning from the UK. It took me 5 years because of the pandemic and political instability. Now, I graduated and I plan to travel to the UK ...
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Staying for a month in the Schengen Zone after my student visa expires [duplicate]

I am Mexican, currently studying in Milan with a student visa. My visa expires on December 18th and my flight back to Mexico is on January 16th. I want to know if I have to leave and re-enter the ...
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Re-Enter in italy with Permesso di soggiorno [duplicate]

I was on student visa in italy I stayed for 3 months only in italy and got my permesso di soggiorno which is valid till 16 Jan 2024. My visa has just expired on 14th oct 2023. Now I want to travel ...
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Where is the Immigration check Mumbai-Paris-Cincinatti?

I am a student with a F1 visa. I am traveling back from Mumbai to Cincinnati. I have a layover in CDG (Paris) and later directly to Cincinnati. Where will the Immigration be done in this case?
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Student in Italy (Valid D-Visa 1 Year) Travel Outside Italy While Awaiting First Permesso di Soggiorno

I'm an international student (Indian Passport) and I've just started my first year of education here in Milan. My study visa (D) is valid for a year, I've gotten my fiscale code and the receipt for ...
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My UK Visa V3.6 Refusals looks a little different

Here’s a summary of my immigration history: I applied for my brother’s wedding in 2019 which was to be held in the UK. I applied for a visit visa and got the notice posted. My other family members ...
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student visa for class less than 90 days in Spain

I've applied to an exchange program in Spain starting in January 2024, and was hoping sort out the visa soon. My classes itself run for less than 90 days (~75 days total), which means that I am ...
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Re enter Germany with a student Visa

Hi i am currently a student in Germany and my student Visa expires at 12-10-2023. I want to travel to my home country and re enter Germany at 13-9-2023 is that possible? (I want to re enter Germany ...
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Are biometrics given for visa applications, and previous history, shared with other countries?

Should I mention my previous study visa refusals in 2019 for Canada and 2021 for an EU country in my UK study visa application form? Moreover, all of the refusals were on my old passport, which is ...
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Can I travel to Serbia with my Romanian residence permit that is nearly expired to renew my visa?

I am a student in Romania and I need a visa for get new Residence permit of Romania. And also can I get visa for Romania from Serbia with my Residence Permit?
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Proof of Financial Means for Fees

If one has been awarded a scholarship for studying in Spain providing 600 euros every month starting in October for seven months and if one has paid only the first installment of university fees and ...
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School address on DS-160

I am filling out the DS-160 regarding the education part, and it is asking me for my school address. The address listed on the I-20 is the mailing address not the physical address, which one should I ...
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Travelling within the Schengen region either side of my long stay student visa in Italy? [duplicate]

I’ve gotten some mixed responses from the Italian consulate here in Italy vs. the Italian consulate in Australia here. I’ve been on a study visa for 6 months in Italy and my student visa is about to ...
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Travelling back to France 1 week before visa expiry

I am a student in France and my 1 year visa expires on August 18th. I will be applying for the renewal of my visa in the next 2-3 days. I am planning to travel to India in July and return back to ...
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International Student Seeking Advice on Traveling to Canada with Expired Visa

I hope you're all doing well. I wanted to share a situation that my friend, Jean Paul, is facing as an international student in the USA. Jean Paul hails from an African country and arrived in the US ...
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Is writing exams valid reason to apply for tourist schengen visas?

To continue my studies in Germany, it is necessary that I write an exam called the Aufnahmepruefung. Normally, when one gets the invitation to this exam, they apply for a student visa. However, this ...
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Can I apply for a student Schengen visa while holding a tourist visa?

In order to continue my studies in Germany, it is necessary that I take an exam called the Aufnahmeprüfung. Normally, when one receives an invitation to this exam, they apply for a student visa. ...
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X2 visa for a visit to a Chinese language school?

Ever since I heard about during the pandemic, it has been my dream to visit CLI, a language school in Guìlín (桂林) for two weeks of learning Chinese. Now that the PRC borders opened, it seems to have ...
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Overstay Student Visa in Italy [duplicate]

We applied for a student visa for my daughter to study in Italy. Among other things, we gave them copies of her tickets home. Her flight home is on 31st December 2022. We have only now looked ...
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information whether to declare or not declare previous US visa in UK application

i have been refused US visa three times, first visit visa and the rest study visa on a generic ground. i have gotten my CAS for UK school. should i declare the refusals or not also will UK be aware i ...
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Can I apply for a Canadian student permit while in Canada?

I was admitted to the 2023 summer session at ENAP Quebec, and I received my CAQ, my return being in 2023, I am waiting for the beginning of 2023 to apply for a study permit. However, I also hold a ...
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South Cyprus visa overstay

hi my student visa expiring on 14th oct 22 can i stay over for another 20 days and leave country then . Will there be any consequences if an International student remains in Cyprus after their visa ...
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valid F1 visa but expired I20

I was an F1 student in the USA till July 2022, I then decided to travel to south America for a while. Can I still transit through US if I have a valid f1 visa but my I20 has expired?
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Indian citizen, dropped out from college on student visa in Canada

So I dropped out from my grad school while in Canada, I'm an Indian citizen. My passport has student visa and Temporary Resident Visa of Canada. I flew out of Canada and haven't entered back in India ...
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Applying for a student visa after receiving a rejection for a visitor's visa in the UK

I applied in June for a UK visitor's visa to attend a conference. This was my first time applying for a visa to the UK so I asked for help from a family friend who runs an immigration consulting firm. ...
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UK Student Visa Type

In my student visa the type is mentioned as D - Student and it is D - Student (S) for my friend. What is the difference between the two? TIA.
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Number of laptops in carry on baggage

I'll be using Emirates to get to the UK on a student visa from India via Dubai. How many laptops are we permitted to bring on board in cabin baggage? Are 2 laptops permitted in cabin baggage? My both ...
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Is it possible to obtain an electronic copy of a UK visa decision letter?

I have been granted a student visa for the UK. A vignette sticker in my passport and a decision letter from the UK Home Office have been received. Is the decision letter, which must be presented to an ...
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Passports stapled together

My old Indian passports and new one are stapled together with no harm done at all to any of them. Will it be a problem when I submit it to VFS Global for French student Visa? I hope they won't refuse ...
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Can I enter Spain with a few days left in expiration of my French student visa?

I am an Erasmus Mundus student with semesters in France, Spain and Germany. I am in possession of a French Type-D student visa (sauf-CTOM) with multientry, which expires on 20 Aug 2022. I have already ...
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I overstayed a visa in the Schengen area, should I tell this when applying for a student visa in Canada?

I am a citizen from a South American country. I previously lived with student visas in Canada and a country in the Schengen area. I overstayed in the latter for over a year, due to some bureocratic ...
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Daughter needs an F1 study visa for a summer drama program US but only has 1 week until flights from the UK

She is 16 and we have just found out that she needs an F1 visa for the summer program and have now urgently applied via the US Emabssy website in the UK. We have the I-20 and DS-160 completed and she ...
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Which national identity card number should I enter in a UK Student Visa application as an Indian UAE resident? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen resident in the UAE, and I am currently applying for a student visa in the UK. What ID number should I enter on the visa application form: my Emirates ID or my Aadhar Card? Will ...
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How to get apostille at the U.S. State Department for FBI background check?

I am in the process of applying for Spanish student visa, and I need it "legalized with the Apostille of the Hague Convention by the Department of State in Washington DC." I have already ...
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ESTA or study Visa?

My daughter, an adult UK citizen/passport holder, has been accepted for a 1 month ballet "summer intensive" at a US Ballet Academy, and it runs from 3rd July in Orlando, Florida. Some ...
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TLS Contact Scanned documents for Student Schengen Visa

As a student at what point do I scan and upload supporting documents for a Schengen visa to France? The issue is that after booking my appointment successfully and paying my service fees online, I ...
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Canadian transit visa for an international student in the US [duplicate]

I'm an international (Indian citizen) student with an F1 US visa. I wish to transit through Canada on my way to Schengen for a conference. I cannot get a clear answer on whether in need a transit visa ...
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UK Student Visa Application: What defines a Media Company?

On the application form you get asked if you've previously worked at: Armed Forces (including National Service) Government (Central or Local) Judiciary Media Organisation Public or Civil ...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

I applied for a Student short-stay visa (France) through VFS in Delhi, India on 5 April 2022. I received an update on 6 April, saying, "Your Visa application Ref no. [redacted] has been Forwarded ...
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Can you combine Schengen and student visa to stay for 1 year in Spain?

What are the rules of combining different types of EU visas - specifically, the national and schengen visas for Spain. A person doesn't want to break any rules, and he knows about the 90/180 rule. He ...
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DS-160 Form info after submission [closed]

I have submitted my DS-160 form and taken an appointment date already. Now, when I went to the CEAC website again and retrieved the form by creating a new application, I see that the answers of some ...
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Does my Italian student visa allow me to travel within the Schengen area?

I am a non-EU student. I have a type D visa available for one year (multiple entries). My permesso di soggiorno appointment is after 3 months, so I only have the receipt now. My question is: does my ...
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