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

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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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Unpaid Leave in non-US Company on F-1 Visa

When in the US on an F-1 visa, is it permissible to be on unpaid leave in a non-US company? As far as I know, working for a non-US company is not permissible on an F-1 visa, but in this case no work ...
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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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Additional point of contact in DS160 for F1 visa

Will it cause a problem if one of the additional points of contact in the ds160 is a cousin? I have already submitted the form. So should I make a new submission?
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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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DS-160 Form info after submission

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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Uk Visit Visa 320 (7a) refusal [duplicate]

I have a student visa in the UK and wish to apply for a dependent visa for my husband. He has got a prior refusal under 320(7a) in 2012 for visitor visa. The refusal stated that they weren't satisfied ...
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I want to travel to TRNC from India for my MBA program , do I need transit visa if I don't leave airport in turkey?

I want to travel to TRNC from India. I Have got admission for my MBA program at NEAR EAST UNIVERSITY. I applied for a transit visa for turkey but it was refused. I tried to know the reason but I did ...
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Medical exam for student visa in Sweden

I'm currently visiting Sweden, and I need to undergo a medical exam to finalize my application for a student visa for Cyprus (namely, the needed checkups are tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, C, ...
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Did I overstay my F1 visa by staying in the US for 5 months after graduation?

According to the dates written on my f1 visa paper, I did not overstay. According to PROGRAM START/END DATE written on I-20 form, I did not overstay. However I think F1 visa is valid as long as you ...
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I overstayed my UK visa in the past and returned voluntary, will that harm my Dutch Student Visa?

The passport I am applying with doesn't have any travel history. I have paid the tuition fees in full, plus also one year expenses which is like 20,000 Euros in total. ILETS Score 7 Received ...
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Visa for Honorary Research Fellow in the UK [closed]

If a medical doctor wants to come to UK to spent a period of 1-year as an "honorary research fellow" (i.e., it is not paid by the UK academic institution, will not apply for UK funds, but ...
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Doubt regarding a question DS160 application (countries you have visited)

While filling DS160 I bumped into this question which was asking about the countries I visited. Should I mention transit too? Because I had a transit in Germany (when travelling from Sweden to India) ...
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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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Bank statement requirements for student visa in Netherlands [closed]

I am a Chinese student who is going to study in Amsterdam in September. I am likely to travel from the UK, where I am currently studying. On the website, where it asks for evidence of financial ...
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Entering Schengen before the residence permit starts

I am new to this forum, I have read a couple of topics which are similar to mine, but they were very old, so I just want to clarify if everything is the same. I'm planning to get a long-term student ...
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Can I enter the UK before my student visa as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian citizen. I've been living with my English partner for the last two years in Canada and I have officially been accepted to an English University for a 1 year masters degree starting ...
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Can I enter Spain few days before my student visa expires?

I’m attending a master program at school in Barcelona and from Vietnam. I have the visa but due to Covid I haven’t been to Spain yet. I’m planning to fly over either at the end of February or the ...
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South African Home Affairs made a clerical error and V-listed me

I am a Zimbabwean citizen. I was denied boarding as I was getting on a plane to visit my family, and was told by airport staff that South African Immigration won't allow me to enter South Africa, that ...
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F1 Interview after 2 Tourist denials [closed]

My gf applied for Tourist visa in 2018 and got denied twice (in a span of 1 month) with 214b (insufficient ties) first time and for no significant change in the second attempt. [We realized that this ...
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Chinese International student wanting to enter US on F-1 Visa

My girlfriend wants to enter the US as a Chinese citizen on a F1 visa, back to university. What are the best ways to do this? It seems like she will need to quarantine somewhere for 14 days, what ...
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Travel inside the EU with expired student visa

I am a Brazilian who is currently a student in Lisbon, I would like to travel to France in a few weeks and my student visa is expired, however, I am still enrolled in the university for next semester, ...
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What to put for primary occupation in the DS-160 form when uni date has been pushed back?

I was supposed to attend university starting fall 2020 but due to the pandemic my final semester exams were postponed and I had to defer my admission to spring 2021. So, I graduated in September and I'...
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Student Baggage Policy Extension to Delta Airline [closed]

I am a student from India travelling with below itinerary on a single PNR. New Delhi India to New York USA - Air India 101 New York USA to Jacksonville USA - Delta Airline 1420 Air India allows one ...
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Should I mention that I was removed from the UK at age 14?

I was removed at the age of 14, I was dependent and now I am making a student visa application. It asks: Have I ever been removed or deported or breached UK rules? Should I say yes? Or should I say ...
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Reapplying for the F-1 visa from the UK as a foreigner

Is it possible to apply for the F-1 visa to the US from the UK? I have no UK citizenship, nor Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. I plan to apply for the UK visitor visa first and re-apply for the F-...
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Any updates on UK layovers restricted entry to US?

I read here that someone having a layover in the given areas would also be restricted entry to the US. I'm an F1 student and am planning to fly from US to India for a month in December. The CDC site ...
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VFS forgot to sign my checklist and gave me back unsigned without any reciept [closed]

The vfs guy forgot to sign my checklist after i signed it and gave back to me unsigned, then he didn't gave me any reciept to collect my passport later on. Is there a problem? Its been 15 days i never ...
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Travelling with Fiktionsbescheinigung [duplicate]

I have a student visa under renewal and the German Kreisverwaltungsreferat has given a Fiktionsbescheinigung (temporary residence permit). Is it allowed to travel to other European countries with the ...
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Visa application asking if you have a residence in country other than your nationality

I have a valid student visa for Russia. I am applying for France, in the application form, it says, do you have a residence in a country other than your current nationality. Do I check No or Yes? Does ...
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Visitor Visa Refusal (false representation as did not declare alternative name, dual nationality with a T4 visa)

My son is 12 years old, he was born in Canada. He is holding a Valid T4 Visa and BRP card. But recently I applied a Chinese passport for him with an alternative name and alternative birthday. I used ...
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I answered incorrectly to "Have you ever been refused a visa?" in my UK Tier 4 visa application form [duplicate]

I made a huge mistake. My application is submitted and biometrics are done. Application is on it's way to UKVI. I answered "No" when I should have answered "Yes". In 2015, I was ...
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End-to-end Schengen and D-type visas; what is the worst that could happen if I don't re-enter the country? [closed]

I have a Schengen visa which ends on the 15th and my D-type visa starts on the 16th, for Germany. Given the current situation of the pandemic, I don't want to go to my home country and come back. I've ...
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Required to leave the UK

I recently withdrew from my course in the UK and was asked by the university compliance officer to leave the country within 60 days with my visa being cancelled. In the visa application process there ...
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Accompanying my wife (who is student) as a visitor

My wife is going to start her studies in the US. We are both Canadian citizens, and I'm working for a US-based company, that has an office in Canada (so it's basically registered as a Canadian company)...
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Italian with recently expired M1 student visa wants to visit Italy & return to NYC [duplicate]

Although I had requested an extension before my visa expired I have not heard back from the government. I need to go to Italy in August, & wish to return to NYC in September. Will I be allowed to ...
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Does my UK visit - business (academic) - 6 months refusal will affect the Student general visa for UK?

I have got a refusal for my UK visit - business (academic) - 6 months visa in March-2016. Now I am planning to apply for the Tier-4 General student visa. Does the refusal affect my student visa ...
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Can I currently (June 2020) travel from Israel to the Taba hotel area and return to Israel?

I am currently a student in Israel. I have a Israeli student visa in my US passport. I would like to take a day trip to Taba - just over the border from eilat. Is the border open? Will they let me ...
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How to pay US F-1 Visa through credit or debit card?

I am an international student from India enrolled in a US university. I have completed my Visa application and just have to pay the fees. However there is no option for credit or debit card payment. ...
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If someone is refused visa in any one of the “Five Eyes” countries, does this affect his subsequent visa applications in other “Five Eyes” countries?

Suppose, someone is refused a study visa from Canada thrice. Reasons include: lack of fund lack of travel history will not return I can improve #1 by obtaining a scholarship. I can improve #2 by ...
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Use Travel Visa Before Using Student Visa? US to Europe

In December I traveled to Belgium on a tourist visa and left after 89 days (So within the correct amount of days), I was getting my paperwork done while I was there so I could stay, but the ...
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How will the travel restrictions in Germany due to COVID-19 affect student visas [closed]

On 16th March, 2020 the EU announced a 30 day travel restriction for all non-essential travel. On 6th April, 2020 Germany has announced the new updated travel restrictions to Germany. However, there ...
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Overstayed in Canada for three months, will this affect student visa application to the UK? [closed]

I was a student in Canada for 3 years. But I overstayed my stay for 3 months (wasn’t intentional). When I realised that I’m out of my permit I left the country by myself (didn’t get a deportation). ...
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