Questions tagged [transition-of-visa-status]

For questions about transitioning from one type of visa to another, e.g. from a business visa to a tourist visa and vice-versa.

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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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American traveling to Switzerland 5 days before work visa is valid [duplicate]

I have a work visa (PhD program in Switzerland) starting from December 20 2015-March 19 2015. It is my understanding that during this time, I must obtain my residence permit which allows me to remain/...
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Can a student visa to Australia be changed to a working holiday visa after the course without having to leave the country?

A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa. I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I ...
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Need I leave and reenter the Schengen area after my work visa expires to become a tourist? [duplicate]

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on March 1, 2016 without a work visa (i.e, on a business trip).The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my ...
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Problems when exiting Schengen area on expired residence permit

My girlfriend is a Mexican passport holder. She studied in Netherlands for her masters and she possesses a residence card/permit from The Netherlands (the expiry date on the card says 1st Dec. 2016). ...
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Japanese tourism visa before starting Working Holiday?

I am French and I just got a working holiday visa for Japan. When I filled in the form, I said that I want it to start in October but, on the visa, it says that it can start from March 2017 to March ...
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Do I have to leave the Schengen area if I have a short term (C) visa that will expire right before my National Visa (D) officially starts?

If I have a Type C visa from the Norwegian embassy valid for February 9-28, and my Type D national visa from the German embassy valid from March 1 - August 31, 2017, do I need to leave/fly out of the ...
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How to switch from Tourist visa to Resident visa status in the Schengen area?

I know that this question has been answered to some degree through other posts, but my question is this: If my type-D visa to Portugal is valid as of April 16th, 2017, may I enter Portugal or any ...
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Long-term visa expiration + Count towards Schengen tourist days?

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on February 1, 2016 without a Visa. The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my Work Visa for Poland on April 7, ...
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Can I enter the United States on a Visa Waiver, go to Mexico and re-enter with an F1 visa?

I have seen this question being asked many many times but yet have not found a satisfying answer nor anyone with experience. I have an F1 visa to study in the United States and I know I can only ...
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May a C-1/D and B-1/B-2 holder stay two weeks in USA immediately after working on a sea vessel?

My father is working on board sea vessel, so he "entered" US using C-1/D visa. In the same time he has current B-1/B-2 visa. Is it possible for him to visit me (i.e. stay in US for a couple of ...
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Can I enter the UK as a tourist then on a student visa?

I am an Australian student going on exchange to the UK for six months. I am intending on travelling prior to the commencement of my studies. As a condition of my student visa I am unable to enter the ...
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Can I switch from one Schengen visa to another without leaving the Schengen area?

I have a Schengen visa issued by the Netherlands and it is valid until 24/02/2018. Also I have another Schengen visa valid from 25/02/2018 issued by France. Can I enter the Netherlands using the ...
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As a Canadian Citizen, F1 visa to a B1/B2: will I have to leave the US and re-enter?

I am a Canadian citizen, and I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of September and October. The university will help me obtain an F-1 ...
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Travelling in the USA before start of Student Visa

I am doing an exchange semester at a US university this summer. I have a student visa for this however I was hoping to travel for longer than the 30 days allowed by this visa before commencing my ...
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Can I get in the US on a B2 before an F1 starting date?

I'm a European citizen studying in the US on a F-1 visa. I'm currently spending this current semester in South Korea as an exchange student. Since this semester is considered to be out-of-status for ...
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Can I travel in UK before switching to a study visa?

As I read in general visitor visa Terms & Condition, I would only be granted to stay up to 6 months in UK. However I am planning to apply for General Student Visa to further my studies. Would it ...
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after German residence permit expires, can I start my tourist 90/180 days? [duplicate]

I am an American studying abroad in Germany, but I want to spend up to 90 days as a tourist in Spain following the end of my program and the expiration of my residence permit. I entered the Schengen ...
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Can I retain B1/B2 visa status along with a F1 visa to enter US more than 30 days before commencement of course at an University?

Will a person having a B1/B2 visa be allowed to retain their B1/B2 visa status along with F1 status? If so, can that person enter USA with the B1/B2 visa? I want to enter USA more than 30 days before ...
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Travel in Schengen zone with long term Visa expiry this month but residence permit valid till Mar 2016

My wife's Danish long term type D visa and work permit is expiring this month end ("valid until 30-09-15") but her residence permit issued (for job search) is valid till Mar 2016. We have travel ...
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Can you stay in Australia after your work visa expires, if you also have a valid tourist visa (class 600)?

Assuming one has a working visa in Australia (class 457) and a valid tourist visa (class 600), can they combine the two stays by staying past the work visa's expiration date? Or would you need to fly ...
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As an Indian Citizen, can I use my b1/b2 visa after f1 visa period or will I have to leave US and reenter? [duplicate]

I am from India.I intend to travel to the US for a student clinical elective at a university in Texas for the months of November and December. The university will help me obtain an F-1 status. However,...
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During the 30-day visa grace period, can you leave and re-enter the US under the VWP?

My daughter is currently working on a Q1 visa and finishes her program March 7th. Her visa expires April 6th at the end of her grace period. Her brother is getting married in the United States on ...
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Holidaying prior to start of a sponsored Australian work visa?

My wife is being sponsored to take a 1-year contract in Melbourne. My son and I will be going over from the UK with her. Her contract starts in August next year, but (if possibly) we'd like to arrive ...
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Leaving the Schengen E.U. with resident permit about to expire [duplicate]

I am trying to get a single answer to the question. If I leave the eu on a resident permit from Poland that expires while I am out of the E.U. can I return to the E.U. at anytime following the ...
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Switching from VWP to a US F-1 visa [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen and hold an F-1 visa that will be valid starting one month from now. I also have a valid ESTA travel authorization. I would like to ask if the following travel steps would be ...
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Schengen area travel after Maltese residence permit expiry. Australian passport [duplicate]

Have been in Malta for over 90 days (since 28th Sept 2014) - though received a residence permit which expires 5th February. Does this mean I cannot visit any other Schengen areas after this date? ...
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Travel in Schengen after Swedish Temporary Residence Permit has expired [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and have been granted a temporary residence permit in Sweden on the grounds of visiting my father who lives there. I first stayed in the Schengen area for the full 90 day period ...
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US citizen: German work permit, then job seeker visa. Can I start a tourist visa?

I just wanted to make sure I understand the rules correctly: I am a US citizen. I entered Germany on March 16, 2017, then I received a work visa on June 22, 2017. I had a temporary visa (...
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Non-EU citizen in Spain with a valid Italian Tourism Schengen Visa and applying for PhD in Spain, What do I do?

I need an advice, I have a valid (short stay) Italian Tourism Schengen Visa, type C. I have earlier applied for a PhD in Spain in my country. Then I got an invite to participate in an academic ...
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Extend Schengen visa to go to the UK for a short stay [duplicate]

I am Jamaican and I am currently in Europe on a Schengen visa. I have been invited to the UK next month for 2 weeks. How much will it cost to extend my schengen visa? I am a musician and may play ...