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Questions tagged [tourist-visas]

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

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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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I am Indian living in France, Do i need Mexican tourist visa? [duplicate]

I am Indian living and working in France. I am planning to visit Mexico for tourism. Do I need a Visa?
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Can I use my valid B1/B2 visa for personal vacation, if it was originally applied and used once before for business meeting? [duplicate]

I have valid B1/B2 visa till 2022. The visa was originally applied for business travel and I had already travel once after that. Now I want to travel for family vacation. Is the current visa having "R-...
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From F-1 to B2 Status

I just finished my degree in the US under an F-1 status. During that time I still have my B2/B1 tourist status. I have returned to my home country but want to go back to the US fro vacation, will I be ...
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Can I surrender my green card and apply for a multiple-entry tourist visa?

I am a green card holder but after a year here in the United States I decided to go back to my native country. Can I surrender my green card and apply for multiple entries since I want to travel as a ...
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Traveling via Turkey

Do I need a transit visa at Istanbul Airport to enter Istanbul for city sightseeing? I am Malaysian citizen and I booked Turkish Airline flights to Malaysia (from Nice to Kuala Lumpur) with a 10-hour ...
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Can a Vietnam citizen with a US green card stay in Japan visa-free for 90 days? [duplicate]

My spouse and I have a tight window for a connecting flight at Narita International. If we miss our connecting flight and have to fly to our destination the next day, and my spouse is a Vietnam ...
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Guarantor(s) for tourist visa for Thailand

I am about to apply for the first time for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Thailand and I am a bit struggling to understand all the requirements and the fields to fill in. Particularly, the last ...
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Canada Tourist Visa with few ties to home country

I would like to visit Canada for 2 weeks for tourist purposes only. This is the first time I'm applying to Canada. In past, I have traveled EU in 2017 and England in 2018. I don't have any invitation ...
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Water damaged passport with all the data pages perfectly alright [closed]

I have tickets booked tomorrow for Bangkok where my uncle works and my passport got water damaged today. However my data pages are flawless. Tourist Visa needs to be applied on arrival. Will there be ...
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US visiting UK re entry on tourist visa [closed]

I have a friend from USA who visited UK last year from June - Dec staying within her tourist visa for approx 5 1/2 months. How soon can she return to UK on a new tourist visa and can she stay up to ...
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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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Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the Shenzhen SEZ Tourism Visa when entering Shenzhen?

Why does the Chinese immigration ask for the Hong Kong landing slip when applying for the 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through one of the ports ...
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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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(UK - Tier 2 visa) I am a tier 2 visa holder and was overseas (out of UK) when I was dismissed from my job. I am still overseas, can I return to UK? [closed]

I am a Tier 2 visa holder employed by a professional services firm in London, UK. I was dismissed from my job 2 weeks ago whilst out out of the UK (was overseas). I left the UK on 31 Nov 18, was ...
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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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UK Standard visitor Visa & the brexit [closed]

I'll admit that the subject that I'm trying to unveil might be a little bit shallow, but I hope that it'll make some sense nonetheless. I'll be applying next year early January for the uk standard ...
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Applying for a second Singapore Tourist Visa within a short period

I'm an India national. I visited Singapore with a tourist visa and stayed there for one month (from Apr 23 - May 22nd). I want to visit Singapore again for 18 days in the month of July as tourist. If ...
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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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Short-term study visa + tourist visa

I am an Australian coming to the UK in August for a tour of Europe, which begins in London. I will then be coming back at the beginning of September for a 6-month study abroad program at a UK ...
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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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Changing employers during the application [closed]

I have a question regarding the past employer section and would really thankful if anyone could provide me with an answer. Currently I am employed at a company A but I am starting a new job on the ...
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Urgently request passport back from US embassy without visa. Processing time?

I applied for US tourist visa in the US consulate in Paris. They have taken longer than a month to issue the visa and the status says its under “administrative processing”. I’m presuming this to mean ...
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A Syrian that wants to apply for a Schengen visa [closed]

So, I am a Syrian National that have no connection to Syria whatsoever, I want to apply for a tourist/visit visa to any Schengen country "the easiest", and I actually don't intend to travel their. ...
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UK Visitor Visa application employment status help [closed]

I am an Indian citizen planning to visit the UK along with my father as a tourist in February 2019. We would like to go sightseeing and visit various historic sites around the UK. This is the first ...
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What can I do to get a refund if my visa was denied?

I'm from Ethiopia and I got an invitation letter from my sister to visit her in Malta. Since Malta does not have an embassy or consulate in Ethiopia, we are supposed to get it from the Austrian ...
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tourist visa for Australia, health assesment, how long until accepted?

I'm in Bali right now and applied for a tourist visa for Australia as my working holiday visa finished a few days ago. Following the application they asked me for an health assesment which I concluded ...
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Bangladesh Tourist Visa: What does “ Group/Order By: FM , ICP , Visa Cell ” mean?

I am slightly confused here. I am in Part 5: Bangladesh Visa Office Information section of the visa application. It is asking me to choose between three options. The question is: "Group/Order By:" ...
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Why do US immigration agents stamp visitors for six months if they don’t want you to stay six months?

We have numerous stories here in travel.se and elsewhere of people who have entered the US on vacation and were given six months validity on their B1/B2 or ESTA status. They might have originally ...
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Uk tourist visa - duration of stay

My mother is given a UK tourist visa for 2 years with a duration of stay as 180 days. It is a c type multiple entry visa. Is this 180 days is the total stay she can take or is it duration of stay per ...
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Can I apply for a tourism visa for my next trip to China while still in China?

Here is a situation: I first travel to China without visa, and while staying there apply for a tourism visa, which should be used on the next entry. After getting the visa, depart China to enter one ...
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Forgot to sign my checklist but checked all the boxes for the UK visa application

I forgot to sign my name on the checklist, but Idid the electronic signature at the fingerprint center. I realized it the next day so I re-printed the checklist and signed it, then sent it to the ...
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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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UAE Tourist Visa

I'm planning to visit the UAE for tourism purposes with my family. I also have a cousin residing in Sharjah and it was his idea to come along just for a family holiday. My queries are as below: Can ...
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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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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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Applying for Canadian Tourist visa using one-way ticket [closed]

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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Applying for US tourist visa from UK

I am an Indian passport holder residing in UK under Tier 2 ITC visa. I plan to visit Orlando (USA) with my wife for a week and return back to London. Is it possible for me to apply from London and ...
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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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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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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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Tourist visa policies in Dubai

I'm residing in Dubai and my tourist visa will expire by June 24, 2018. Is there any grace period in Dubai, even after the expiry?
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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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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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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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Consequences of withholding information for a UK visa

I want to go to UK in December 2015 for tourism for two weeks. But while I was checking the application in part 5.9 it asks "Have you ever worked for any organisation ..." and I ticked yes in the ...
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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 ...