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Questions tagged [visa-expiration]

Tag for questions such as "Does my visa expire at midnight of the last day?" or "Can I leave the Schengen on the 91st day?".

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Seven-day validity for a UK Visa? Application was for a 6-month short stay visa

Last November 2017, I applied for a visitor's visa for the UK. I indicated in my online application that I will travel in March 2018. I even paid for Priority Processing because I needed my passport ...
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What happens to visas that last longer than a passport?

I'm about to get a visa that will outlast my passport by roughly three or four months. The time difference is not a lot and probably won't have any big effect on anything but it got me wondering. Does ...
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If there's no “until” date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

Looking through my passport, at a page that the US DHS seem to like using, I see three US entry stamps: These are: Arrived 4th April 2014, type WB, until 2nd July 2014 (3 months) Arrived 15th June ...
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ESTA expires the day after I fly to the US. Is this OK?

I have an ESTA which will expire on the 27th of September. As I fly to the US on the 26th of September, do I get a new one? I am an Australian resident.
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How to calculate the number of days you can stay in Taiwan on a tourist visa?

Tourist visas to Taiwan have an associated "maximum stay" of 30 days. For those visas, how are the days counted? Does the stay begin on the partial day that the traveler arrives or the first full day ...
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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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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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Entering U.S. exactly on the day of visa “expiration date”

I'm a bit surprised from my US Visa. I plan to go to a conference on 3rd of April. Amazingly though, the visa expiration date is written as April 3rd. So what does that mean. Can I enter the US on ...
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Can I enter the US with a Green Card about to expire?

My Green Card expired in April, however in February I applied for renewal, and it was extended through November. I am travelling overseas and returning on November 28th. Since I have not yet received ...
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Is leaving at 21:55 on the day before a B-1 visa expires considered overstaying? [duplicate]

I am on a B-1 US visa and have been here for nearly six months. My passport is stamped till 9th November. I am leaving to go home on 8th November at 9:55pm. Will this be overstaying the visa as it is ...
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When traveling on a tourist Chinese visa, can you stay past the “final” date?

I know with the visas of certain countries you can enter right up to the last day stamped on the visa and still stay for the full duration permitted by the visa, say 30 or 90 days etc. Is this the ...
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What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa?

I am a student going to Germany on guest Scientist visa. In the application form I had to fill date of departure and arrival and they have given me visa for exact dates as mentioned on my invitation ...
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Turkish single-entry visa stamped in transit by mistake. Can I still use it to enter Turkey?

I was intending to transit in Istanbul, going to Tbilisi for a week and then another week in Istanbul. I have visas for both countries. While I was in transit in Istanbul, I was directed to a wrong ...
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Calculating Schengen visa validity

I applied for a Schengen visa for me and my family, and in the application I wrote my date of entry 14-03-2019 and date of exit 29-03-2019. I even bought air tickets for the same dates. My visa ...
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Schengen area 90 days limit: Can I leave on the 91st day?

Can anyone tell me if the 90 days is in fact 90 nights? Can you leave the Schengen area on the 91st day? Or are you only allowed 89 nights and you are required to leave on the 90th day?
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Departure on last day of Schengen Visa validity

I will be soon going to Netherlands from India. My schengen visa validity expires on 30th July and I will be leaving on the same date as well and reach India on 31st July. Will there be any problem ...
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Indonesia 30 visa-free access - Will I have trouble if I stay for exactly 30 days?

I'm planning to visit Indonesia, holding a passport that gives me visa-free access for 30 days (just like over 160 countries get). From Wikitravel, there is a part that reads: Also note that the ...
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Why do I keep getting short duration schengen visas?

Ive never been refused any schengen visas I applied for but I keep getting very short Visas validities. The first Schengen Visa I got was 4 days visa from France and the 2nd one was 3 weeks from ...
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Old passport validity when a new one has been issued

I have a sister who is a Philippines overseas worker in Oman. She is going home tomorrow for vacation. She was previously advised that her passport will not arrive until next week, that she can still ...
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How to calculate the number of days one can stay in the Schengen area?

Valid for: Schengenstater (Issued by Sweden) valid From: 26-09-16 to 16-10-16 Type of Visa: C Number of Entries: 1 Duration of Stay: 6 days 1st entry in Greece on 10-10-16 and exit on 13-10-16 2nd ...
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Entry stamp of Ireland - is “until” date inclusive?

I entered Ireland on June 4. When passing through passport control I told the immigration officer that I will leave Ireland on August 1. He stamped on my passport which shows "permission to remain in ...
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What is the duration of validity of a UK Business Visa?

I am invited to London for onsite interviews by a company. So, I have been advised to go as a Business Visitor. I wanted to travel around after the interview as well. I wanted to know when the ...
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At what time of day does US visa expire?

My visa expires on Nov 13th 2014. Does that mean its valid until 13th midnight or 12th midnight?
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Can I visit UK a month before my visa expires?

I'm from the State of Kuwait and hold an Eritrean passport. I'm planning to visit UK in October but my visa will expire in November. Is it OK to make a journey in the last month of my visa, ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa expires if I enter while the visa is valid?

I have an Egyptian passport and a valid one year multiple-entry Schengen visa, which will expire in mid-Sept. 2014. Can I enter a Schengen country a day before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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Can you travel one day before a visa becomes valid, and leave three weeks after it expires?

My mum's visa is valid on the 23rd November and she will be leaving Fiji on the 22nd November and arrive UK on the 23rd November. 1) Is she allowed to travel from Fiji on the 22nd since the visa is ...
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Is it acceptable to leave USA on the 90th day of a stay?

I have a valid ESTA. If my visa waiver 90 days end on August 1, and I have a ticket leaving the US on the same day, would it be OK or should I purchase a ticket a day before?
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When is the last day I can travel to the UK if my visa expires on March 5th?

Hello I would like to ask if can I still travel to UK before end of feb? But the problem my visa it's about to expire in March 5 2019
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Can I spend New Years in the United States if my visa expires on Dec 30, 2016 and enter a month before (December 1)? [duplicate]

I would like to clarify a few things regarding my situation. You see, on August 9, 2016 I received back my passport with my US Visa on it. And as I saw, it stated that the visa is due to expire on Dec ...
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Is the duration of stay on a Schengen visa specific to the country that issued the visa?

Does the duration of stay particular to the visa-issuing Schengen country or does it indicate how long as a whole I can be anywhere in the Schengen Area? I was issued visa from Italy with validity ...
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I have a valid B1/B2 Visa for US, but is its validity affected by a change of residence?

About 1.5 years ago, I got a B1/B2 visa that's valid for 10 years. I've now moved to a different city within Germany. The new city is entered in the passport. Is there any impact on the validity ...
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India 180 days countdown

I am in India currently with 10 years tourist visa. Which has limitation of 180 days. I wanna know when does 180 countdown starts? From date my visa was issued or day I land in India? Please let me ...
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Include a Paid Leave statement from employer when applying for UK visit visa?

Is it necessary to provide "paid leave statement" from my current employer when applying for a UK visit visa for a 5-day-visit? I live in Iraq.
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Can I enter Malaysia on the last day of visa validity?

My Malaysia visit visa issue date is 24th May 2017. that this visa is: This visa is good for a single journey to Malaysia within 3 months from date hereof, provided this passport remains valid. I ...
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How does the validity and maximum allowed stay work for Chilean visas?

I am an Indian passport holder going to visit Chile. I understand my visa validity is 90 days. My questions are: After entering Chile what is the maximum allowed duration of stay? Is it 30 days or ...
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May I enter the UAE one day before visa expiry?

I'm from India, living in the UAE. I'm going on vacation and returning to the UAE one day before my visa expires. Will I have a problem re-entering? I've heard that you have to re-enter at least one ...
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Should we need to return to own country before visa expires?

I am from Nepal. I have a Schengen visa for 3 months and visa was given till June 27, 2015. I have asked Qatar airways to book the ticket to return on June 27, 2015. By doing so I will be back to ...
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Can I enter the UK a short time before my visa expires?

I have a UK visa valid until the 31st of August 2017. My nationality is Pakistani. My visa type is business visa. I have been going to the UK for more than 8 years and I have never overstayed. I plan ...
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Can you stay in Schengen area for longer than your visa expiration date?

We have a Schengen visa valid for 6/19 to 7/19 for trip duration of 20 days. Can we enter say 7/10 and then leave before 7/30? Or does expiration date mean you have to leave Schengen area by then?
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Can I take a flight that departs after midnight of the day my Schengen visa expires?

I have short term german visa for three days. I don't have a flight in my budget on the 3rd day night so I want to know if I can finish my immigration on the 3rd day night and take up the flight next ...
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“Valid until” stamp done at USA immigration meaning

I have a valid US visitors visa. Does the "valid until date" stamp done at immigration include that date? Can I be in the US on that date or should I leave the US before that date?
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Re-enter USA (from Canada) after my visa expiration

I am currently an exchange student living in the United States. What do I have to do if I want to re-enter in the United States after a trip in Canada? At that time my visa will be expired but I can ...
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Traveling to the US with a renewed passport, visa in old but still not expired passport

I'm traveling from Guatemala to the US in March, my passport expires on August and my Visa is on that passport. I know Guatemalan citizens are not required to have the six month validity rule but I'm ...
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Can I enter the Schengen area after previously staying there for 89 days in the past 6 months?

I (US citizen) was in the Schengen area (Sweden) for 2.5 months a few months ago (so I am close to 90/180). As a US citizen, I entered under the visa-free agreement (EC 539/2001 Annex II). I am ...
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How does the “admitted until” date work for passport stamps?

I have stamp in my passport that says admitted until 10 MAR 2017 Does it mean that I have to leave before 2017-03-10T23:59:59 (country I am in timezone), or I have to leave before 2017-03-09T23:59:59?...
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Holding overlapping Schengen visas, may I treat one as an extension without exiting? [duplicate]

I have got Schengen Visa from Italy (Consulate General of Mumbai) on April 30, 2019. I got Visa from June 8, 2019 - July 6, 2019 with validity of 15 days. I had previous visa from Embassy of ...
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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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How do the various EU countries determine the length of Schengen visa validity?

I travel to the EU about once a year/every two years. I've applied for the Schengen visa thrice now - once for travel to Portugal, once to Greece, and most recently to Spain. The Porgtuese consulate ...
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How long can I stay in Europe as an EU citizen living in the US?

I am a dual citizen (US/Greece) currently living in the US and visiting Greece for three and a half months. I entered Europe through Germany using my US passport (the Greek one is in the process of ...
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“Valid until” date for Dubai visa

I hope someone can help me. I am travelling to Dubai on 21st April 2015 and returning back to SA on 21st May 2015. I have received a Visa for 30 days. I am just a bit confused about the "Valid ...