Questions tagged [tourist-visas]

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

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Do I need to disclose a penalty fare ticket in the offence and conviction section of my visa application?

A week ago I received a penalty fare to pay for the amount of GBP20 because I could not show a valid ticket at the station gate. I thought I could pay for the journey using my Oyster card, but ...
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Can I sell the photographs I take on a tourist visa?

I'm a hobbyist photographer that enjoys traveling (combines very well, I can assure you). Usually I just post the pictures I take on social media, but I'm also considering selling some of the better ...
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If I arrive in the UK, and then head to mainland Europe, does my Schengen visa 90 day limit start when I arrived in the UK, or mainland Europe?

As the UK is technically still a member of the EU, I just wanted to be sure of this before booking travel arrangements. The idea is to arrive in the UK and stay there for 2-4 weeks, and then ...
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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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On what visa is it legal to work for a bed/food in the USA?

I would like to stay on a dude ranch in the USA for 3-4 weeks. A lot of the ranches offer bed/food for work, where you help take care of the ranch in exchange for a bed and a meal. However it is ...
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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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Is it a bad idea to travel to the USA when I have been to China with the same passport?

I am from Germany and plan to travel to the USA later this year. Following the current administration's questionable immigration and travel policies, I have concerns that I might get into trouble when ...
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What steps should I take to lawfully visit the United States as a tourist immediately after visiting on a B-1 visa?

I'm a Canadian citizen who will soon be starting work with a company with periodic business trips to a US office, most likely on a B-1 visa. I regularly visit the US as a tourist, and the location of ...
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Visiting the UK as unmarried couple

My girlfriend and I both have Ukrainian citizenship. We're planning to visit the UK at the end of April. While filling in the application form for visitor visa we specified our relationship status as ...
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Tourists to UK from India only speak Hindi, will that be a problem with immigration?

A couple of my relatives are going to UK for vacation, but they aren't fluent in English. They can understand English but can't speak it. They are going with a group in which people are fluent in ...
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Are “tourist visa” and “visitor visa” two terms for the same thing?

I myself always use the term "tourist visa" for the common type of visa used by tourists on sightseeing visits to countries. Some people probably say "tourism visa" instead. But very often I hear or ...
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Has Saudi Arabia already started issuing tourist visas in 2018, or when do they intend to begin?

I'm just updating this question because a friend who's visited about 100 countries just told me the Kingdom has actually opened up tourist visas. It's now August 2018. Is it really open now? I was ...
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Can my Serbian girlfriend apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa and stay for the whole 6 months?

I am a UK national and have a girlfriend who was born and lives in Belgrade, Serbia. I have visited her over there for a period of 5 days, but now we see that for her to come to the UK she must ...
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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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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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How do I get a tourist visa/card for Cuba?

How do I get a tourist visa (or a tourist card) for Cuba? I live in the Netherlands, but I'm not a Dutch citizen, I have an Italian passport.
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Reapplying for a UK Standard Visitor visa after a refusal under article 320 (7a) (Deception)

My girlfriend was refused a UK visa as she didn't mention that she was arrested in 2010 for shoplifting (but only received a warning). At the time she was told she would have no record and it was a ...
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Visa Documentation to support 'Intent to Return Home' as a retired person

I am considering whether there is any paperwork I should be collecting for future tourist visa applications. I am a British Citizen, US Permanent Resident, and my recent travel outside the US and EU ...
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Why doesn't Saudi Arabia issue tourist visas?

First of all, I am aware of the question about how to visit Saudia Arabia. This question is about why doesn't Saudi Arabia issue tourist visas. Second, for some time now I am wondering why Saudi ...
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Would past collection issues in US influence future visa applications as a tourist? [duplicate]

When I was a student in US, I had some hospital related debts and I could not pay all the debts, and they transfer it to a collection agency. I still could not pay, but I will hopefully. I recently ...
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Tourist visa requirements for Thailand

As a long-term stayer, the visa requirements in Thailand have varied quite a bit. For example, during a brief period, it was not possible to do a same-day border run - instead one had to overnight ...
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What is the difference between the Australian 600 and 601 visas, for people who are eligible for both?

I'm traveling to Australia in July and I've been looking into getting a visa. I see two visa options, a 600 and a 601 that appear to be appropriate (I'm going for leisure and not for work). The 600 ...
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Should I bother with invitation for Canada Visitor visa

So I want to go to Canada in couple of months as a tourist. I'm a Russian citizen, the trip is going to be about 2 weeks long. I plan to visit different cities/places in Ontario and Quebec (probably ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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Why do I need to report to the Spanish embassy after return to my home country?

I applied for a Schengen visa for the first time along with my family from the Spanish embassy. We were given visas successfully. However, they stamped a note only on my passport (probably because I ...
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Japan - Any leeway for max visa duration due to unforeseen circumstances?

I plan to go to Japan on a regular tourist visa, which is valid for 90 days. I was wondering what the consequences are of missing the return flight (assuming I wasn't at fault, like a cancelled flight,...
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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Pakistan does not recognize Israel (not sure if vice versa), so Pakistani citizens cannot travel there. However if a Pakistani holds an European passport as well, can s/he travel to Israel for visit ...
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How to switch from Resident visa to Tourist visa status in the Schengen area?

I have a 1-year residence permit from one Schengen country that is now expiring. Upon its expiration, I would like to get my 90/180 days validity as a tourist to stay, or return here as soon as ...
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How do I apply for a tourist visa after separation from UK-citizen spouse?

I want to apply for a long-term tourist visa, but my husband and I are no longer together. He is a British citizen and lives in the UK, but he didn't file for me to join him while we were together, ...
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Is it possible to get a Chinese visa if you already possess a valid visa for a different purpose?

If someone has a valid and unused Chinese visitor (L) visa, can they apply for another Chinese visa (of a different type)? A Russian friend of mine recently attempted to apply for a work visa at the ...
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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 ...
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How to generate UK Visitor Visa Shipping label for VFS Global

After my biometrics was done, I was handed a document that provided the list of supporting documents that I need to mail in. The document clearly mentions A UPS return shipping label purchase using ...
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When applying for a USA B1/B2 visa do I need to declare previous L1 or H1 rejections in older/ expired passports?

If I had a history of L1 or H1 rejections 10+ years ago (i.e. 2 passports before my current one) do I still need to mention those while applying for a tourist visa for USA today? Will CEAC have a ...
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Can I get back into the USA to visit after overstaying with a new passport?

When I first went to the USA it was before fingerprinting, so I was not fingerprinted. I overstayed for 10 months. I came home and then went back to the US and got back in, and this time I was ...
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Visa to Belarus when traveling Belarus-Russia-Belarus

I'm planning to fly from Europe to Minsk on 29 September, fly out from Minsk to St Petersburg on 1 October and go back from St Petersburg to Europe on 9 October with a layover (2 hours) in Minsk. As ...
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Tourist visa and NO hotel booking

Currently I have a tourist visa (multi-entry for 1 year) issued by Spain. I would like to visit friends in Germany for 4 weeks and travel around. I will stay at my friends homes. Question is if I can ...
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Tourist Visa while returning to India from Sweden

I traveled to Sweden from Mumbai on the 29th of July and I had a 22 hours stay in Turkey and as I had a valid Schengen visa I could apply for a tourist visa and spent a day in Turkey Now I am ...
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Visitor visa refusal for student friend

A friend of mine has been refused a UK visitor visa. He is an African student studying in Russia who wanted to visit me for a week and I was going to accommodate his stay here. The reasons for the ...
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Israel tourist visa renewal

How long are you supposed to stay out of Israel after your 3 month tourist visa has expired in order to get another tourist visa? I'm a U.S. citizen, if it matters.
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Is it possible to apply for and extend an Indian tourist visa whilst in Mumbai, India?

We will be staying on an e-tourist visa in India starting next week and would like to extend our stay. Is it possible to apply for a full tourist visa from within India? If so, how?
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Tourist visa for Suriname for an Indian Citizen?

After some discussions, I found out that Caribbean Hindustani is quite popular in Suriname. This has inclined me to choose it as one of the next destinations on my bucket list. How can I get a ...
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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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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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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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How would the Customs procedure differ for a VWP-ineligible British tourist entering the US by land from Canada vs. by air from the UK?

I am a British citizen by birth and I have just found out that my great-grandmother is very ill in hospital. She is an American citizen by birth and has lived there for most of her life. I also have ...
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If a dual French-American citizen wants to visit Australia, should he use the eVisitor or ETA visa?

Australia has a number of visa options for visitors. Americans have access to the ETA system, while EU citizens have access to the eVisitor system. I'm having trouble telling the difference, besides ...
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Japan tourist visa without ticket for expat in Shanghai, China

I'll be in Shanghai under a business visa for 5 months. During the third month, I would want to travel to Hokkaido, Japan for one week break. I'm a Malaysian and I'll need to obtain a short-term ...
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Timeframe for extension of Indonesian 60 days tourist visa

How soon can I apply for a one month extension of my Indonesian 60 days tourist visa?
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Can an Egyptian national marry a Bulgarian national in Bulgaria while on a tourist visa?

I am a citizen of Egypt. Would I be allowed to get married in Bulgaria while visiting Bulgaria on a tourist visa? If it matters, my fiancée is Bulgarian.
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Can I use a Chinese business visa (M) for tourism?

I have a valid multiple entry 60 day Chinese business visa that I use to travel for work. I am planing a trip to China that is only for vacation, can I use my business visa or do I need a tourist (L) ...