Questions tagged [tourist-visas]

The most common type of visa, issued to visitors for the purpose of sightseeing.

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Will it be a problem if I never used an Indian tourist visa that I was issued?

In 2016, I applied from Bangladesh for an Indian tourist visa; it was issued and it expired in 2017. However, I did not visit India during that time. Now I need a new visa for a 2018 visit. What do I ...
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Tourist Visa on arrival in Luxor in the late evening

Is a tourist (a UK national) able to obtain their tourist on arrival in Luxor, even when their plane lands at about 22:30 -- will the visa office be closed then, or anything awkward like that? http://...
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Can lawful permanent residents in the United States apply to the 10-year, multiple-entry Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can lawful permanent residents in the United States apply to the 10-year, multiple-entry Chinese L (tourist) visa? From what I can see: http://visa.ywpw.com/ChineseVisa/nonUSCitizen_en.html (mirror) ...
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Applying for Canadian Tourist visa using one-way ticket

I am planning to apply for a Canadian tourist visa but my official leave isn't confirmed yet, so I don't know if I will visit for a month or two. I am thinking to apply for a visa now with a One-way ...
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Does a round-trip from mainland China to Hong Kong count as a new entry on a Chinese L (tourist) visa? [duplicate]

If a French citizen currently located in mainland China with a Chinese L (tourist) visa goes to Hong Kong for a short period (somewhere between a few hours to a few weeks) and comes back to mainland ...
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Singapore Tourist visa extension

My friend has a tourist visa to Singapore for 30 days. He already visited Singapore once. And for his next visit, the 30-day period expires. Can he get the visa period extended for another 15 days or ...
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Can't French citizens in the United States apply to a Chinese L (tourist) visa through an agency?

Applications for a Chinese L (tourist) visas in the United States can't be mailed directly to the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. As a result, many people use third-party agencies who accept applications ...
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Questions before applying for UK visa and Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I'm an Indonesian citizen who is planning to apply for a UK visa and a Schengen visa. I have also lived in the United States since 2012 so I'm a legal US permanent resident with valid green card and ...
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Does one have to show documents containing itinerary even if one has an invitation letter to apply for a Chinese L (tourist) visa?

I read on http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/lszj/zgqz/t751633.htm (mirror), which explains the supported documents needed to apply for Chinese visas: L Visa: Documents showing the itinerary ...
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Is an air ticket booking record (round trip) to Hong Kong good enough to apply for a Chinese L (tourist) visa?

I read on http://www.chinaconsulatesf.org/eng/lszj/zgqz/t751633.htm (mirror), which explains the supported documents needed to apply for Chinese visas: L Visa: Documents showing the itinerary ...
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Visiting Australia both for tourism and visiting family, letter of invitation required for visa application?

We are visiting Australia primarily for tourism, but we also have cousins who live there and plan to meet them. For our application, do we only need to show our hotel reservations, or do we also need ...
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Russia tourist visa denied & embassy refuses to give reason

Here's the timeline of events. Applied for my Russia visa at VFS London on October 5th. Went for interview at London Embassy on October 10th. Was asked for reason of going, I said, travel and to see ...
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Can I get a Mexican tourist visa in the UAE as a foreigner?

I am a citizen of Cameroon. I am currently in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a tourist visa. I would like to apply for a tourist visa to Mexico. Mexico does not have an embassy in my home country (...
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Supporting my wife for Schengen Visa application

My wife and I are planning to visit Spain. Currently I am living in Canada and she lives in Iran. From what I understand, we have to submit two different applications. Since we are submitting two ...
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How do countries work out visa-free and visa-on-arrival arrangements? [closed]

Just saw this article on CNN https://lite.cnn.io/en/article/h_b6914efca8d267ad6d74745831d7ed35 about Japan having the most powerful passport, with the largest number of visa-free and visa-on-...
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Can I still travel by air even if I applied for indian visa travelling by road?

I have applied for an Indian tourist visa not knowing I clicked travel by road via Haridashpur. Can I still be able to travel by air?
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French citizen visiting Canada through USA

So to explain my situation the best I can. I'm currently residing in the USA (ESTA visa) and I'm planning on moving to Canada for a week or so to do job interviews and whatnot before moving for good. ...
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Traveling to the United States a year after getting a tourist Visa (B2) which is valid for 5 years

I have never been to the United States before. I have a relative who's been living there for long time. I decided to travel to the US and just got a US tourist Visa (B2) authorized which is valid ...
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Guarantee vs. invitor (visiting relatives from Philippines to Japan) [closed]

Should the guarantor and the invitee be the same?
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Volunteering work

I am a Russian woman traveling to America. I am a figure skating coach. My boyfriend is a coach in America. I am planning on traveling on a tourist visa and teach students while I’m there BUT have the ...
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Pay stubs for Schengen tourist Visa at Netherlands VFS in US

I recently took appointment for Schengen tourist visa at Netherlands VFS in SF. The appointment letter had a checklist of documents. It says for employed people, we need to show last three bank ...
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Applied for UK Visa in the US: Decision made but not shipped

I was hoping to travel to the UK on Wednesday, September 26, and applied for a general visit visa (since I'm an Indian citizen on a student visa in the US), and paid for the expedited 5-day processing....
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UK visit visa denied for lack of financial proof. Should I reapply, claiming my uncle as a sponsor? [duplicate]

I applied for a visiting visa (priority) from Japan (where I currently live and work) to the UK for 5 days and it got it denied under provisions 4.2 (a, c, e). I am Ukrainian and before coming to the ...
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Entering UK 5 years after tier 4 visa was curtailed [closed]

Thank you in advance for your time taken to answer my question. First of all, I'd like to mention that I'm a dual nationality holder. (this will help you answer my question) I was an international ...
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US B2 visa was denied

I am a 20 year old student. I was born and have lived in Croatia for 16 years, then I moved to Germany with my mother and started studying here. I have a legitimate record of attending school and ...
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Researcher applying for UK Standard Visitor Visa [closed]

Are UK Government strict towards researcher whose sole purpose of visit is for tourism?
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Traveling to mexico without visa. Do I need a return ticket?

I will be travelling to Mexico as a tourist (without visa), and I would like to know if I can just buy a one-way ticket for now and then get the return ticket later. Thanks!
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Can I use dual citizenship to extend a visit? [closed]

Say I have two passports from two countries, both of which will allow me to stay in country X for 60 days without requiring a visa. Can I enter with passport A, stay 60 days, then leave and ...
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Return flight is 31 days after arrival, Egypt visa-on-arrival is 30 days, will I be allowed to board?

I have a return ticket from Germany (Frankfurt) to Egypt (Cairo). The return date is 31 days after the arrival date. The tourist visa-on-arrival is 30 days for German citizens. Presently my plan is ...
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For a 90 day Egypt tourist visa how do I prove the duration of my stay?

I would like to apply for a 90 day tourist visa for Egypt. I intend to apply at the consulate in Berlin via post not in person. This is for a South African passport. The website (http://www.egyptian-...
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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Can a Syrian citizen, who holds a USA green card, travel through Germany without a visa? [closed]

Can a Syrian citizen, who holds a USA green card, travel through Germany without a visa?
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US tourist visa [closed]

I came to the US in 2013 on a student visa. I was working from 2015 to June 2018 on Optional Practical Training (OPT). I never get picked on my H1B application. Current situation: I got a Canadian ...
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Late UK visa application (2-3 weeks before departure date)

I just want to inquire regarding the UK Visa application. is it possible i can apply for the UK visa 2-3 weeks before my departure date?
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

I'm a Bangladeshi passport holder. My Indian multiple entry tourist visa will expire on 8 October 2018. I visited India on 20 August 2018. I will visit again with this same visa on 22 September 2018 ...
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replacement valid UK visit visa to a new passport because the old passport lost

i am looking to replace my UK visit visa from lost passport to a new passport it is valid visa , I have copy of it and it had been used for entry UK before what is the procedure ? it was issued in UAE ...
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List of countries visited on DS-160

When applying for a B1/B2 US visa one needs to fill out a DS-160 form. At some point this form asks "Have you traveled to any countries/regions within the last five years?". Presently, I am an ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen visa: adding another country from submitted itinerary in Embassy

Netherlands embassy issued me a multiple-entry visa. Is it possible to add another country to the itinerary I submitted during my visa application or will I have problems with immigration? My ...
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Implications of Temporary Internal Border Control in Schengen Countries

According to the following announcement by the European Commission, temporary internal border controls have been reintroduced for certain countries (FR; AT; DE; DK; SE; NO): https://ec.europa.eu/home-...
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If I obtain a Chinese tourist visa does its validity always start immediately, or can I get one that begins at a certain date in the future?

I've had a few Chinese tourist visas before, but I was always heading to China soon after getting the visa. This time I'm thinking of getting a Chinese visa at home, where I can get a pretty flexible ...
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What visa does my family need to go with me on my business trip to Hong Kong?

I am a Nepalese citizen. I am visiting Hong Kong for one week for a business trip for which I will be issued an invitation letter from the company. My wife and children also want to travel with me. In ...
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35 working days since UK visit visa was applied for. 2 'escalations', absolutely no contact [closed]

This is clearly highly unusual given that people in my country are currently being issued their visit visas within 10-15 days. I was told to wait 15 working days after the first escalation (20 days ...
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ESTA was not approved but I have a valid visa

I have dual citizenship (Israel, Switzerland). I am 63 years old and I was born in Syria, but I have not been there and I have not been there or in any country for more than 40 years and I have not ...
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UK entry refusal

At the U.K. border in the Paris Eurostar, the border control refused my entry to the U.K. for below reasons. Last nine and half months, too many ins and outs from the U.K. I do not think there is ...
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Philippines visa on arrival with Singapore eVisa

I am a citizen of India. I have a Singapore 35-day multiple-entry visa. Am I eligible to get a visa on arrival in the Philippines, without going to Singapore on this visa? Is it mandatory to go to ...
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Can I go out of the airport during a connecting intra-Schengen flight when I have a single-entry visa?

I have a return flight to India from Madrid, with a two-day layover in Amsterdam. I have got a single-entry visa. So when I leave Madrid, they will do the immigration checks and they might stamp on ...
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UK short-term tourist visa for my husband and me

We are planning to travel to London next month from India. A short 2-week trip to see London and nearby places. I have some queries regarding our tourist visa: As husband and wife, can we show the ...
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How are days of stay calculated for a UK visa?

My arrival in Heathrow is in September 23. So, is September 23 counted as day 1 already?
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Sister seeing off student exchange

I'm leaving for a student exchange to France for three months. My sister will be coming along with me for a week. So I have added her name under the list of Airbnb guest members for her accommodation ...
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Thailand consulate asking for an impossible document

I am currently an exchange student in Hong Kong. Once I finish my studies, I plan to travel a bit around Asia and visit Thailand, Japan, and Malaysia. So far, I've received both the Japanese and the ...