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Can I send a different passport than I applied for the Canadian visa with?

I have applied for a Canada Visitor visa and after a long long wait, I have received a letter from Canada requesting I send my passport to the embassy. My passport will expire after exactly one year ...
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Why was my visa identified by the airline as invalid?

This is a curious case. My tourist visa was issued at the embassy of the Philippines in Tehran, Iran. My visa was valid until November 29, 2023. That means that I was allowed to enter the Philippines ...
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Apply for ESTA while having an unexpired B1/B2 visa in another citizenship passport (expired)

I have 2 nationalities and 2 passports. Passport 1 -> expired (with no possibility of renewing because of country political reasons) -> Valid B1/B2 visa until 2026 Passport 2 -> eligible ...
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The date of birth on the US visa is different from the date of birth on the passport

I have had a US visa for a few years and have been travelling for work purposes for a couple of years now. However, I recently discovered that the date of birth on the visa is different from the one ...
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Chinese visa free with 2 passports

I'm having a layover in Guangzhou in a couple of weeks (a very long layover) and I was looking forward to visiting Hong Kong for the day as I know a few people there. However, I think this means I ...
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DS160: consequences of answering NO to "Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites"?

In the online US visa application form (DS160) there is the following question about social media presence: Do you wish to provide information about your presence on any other websites or ...
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Does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use a visa they were granted?

In all the cases I am aware of, if a visitor applies and obtains a visa to enter a country but don't use it, nothing happens. This makes me wonder: does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use ...
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Which US visa for interviews with citizens for a political book. B-1 (ESTA) or Media (I) or else?

I am an independent German author who plans to write a book about politics and culture in the western world including the US and would like to go to the US to do interviews with regular citizens about ...
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Traveling to Sri Lanka with Finland Refugee Travel Document

My girlfriend is from Myanmar. She has been granted refugee status in Finland and has a refugee travel document (RTD) issued by Finland. We are planning to visit Sri Lanka this year. Is it possible to ...
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Schengen visa after appeal : will it count as rejection?

I got my Schengen visa after appealing against rejection. So effectively rejection was overruled. Now many countries ask if your visa has ever been rejected during a visa application, and I am ...
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Where to apply for Serbian visa in Singapore?

I am an Indian citizen, residing in Singapore. Since Serbia discontinued the visa on arrival for Indians, I have to apply for visa, if I wish to visit Serbia. But, there is no embassy for Serbia in ...
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Is the 90 day restriction in Panama per year or per trip?

I am an EU citizen and I got a tourist stamp upon arrival in Panama. From this answer I understand I can stay maximum 90 days in Panama. The linked source does not elaborate on the exact details ...
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I inserted a space between my first and last name in my passport, do I need a new US visa?

Do I need to apply for a new visa since I have inserted a space in my passport name (the name in the old passport and the US visa is RASHEEDKHAN, and the name in the new passport is RASHEED KHAN), or ...
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How do I know about judgement on Schengen Visa overstay for 2 days in Switzerland?

I am an Indian graduate student in US and was doing internship in Switzerland last summer. I entered Switzerland via Zurich on June 1 2019 and left Zurich on August 31 2019. I had a 90 days visa as my ...
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Romanian visa processing time for short stay visa

I've applied for a Romanian business visa on August 15 through the online website. However, it is still says: Request - Short stay visa Status of your visa application - Sent for validation ...
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Does a sponsor in a Chinese visa application have to do anything upfront?

We are currently attempting to get a Chinese visa (about the 6th one I have held in the past few years, but the first one I am applying for while using the China Visa Service Center's online form). ...
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Visa Type for Nesin Mathematics Village, Turkey

I am a student travelling from India, and I am unsure of the type of visa to apply for when travelling for the purpose of attending the Nesin Mathematics Village. It's a summer school type programme ...
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Do Chinese L Visas Require the Roundtrip Ticket Evidence to be to One's Country of Residence?

I am going to be travelling in South Korea, and would like to visit China. However, I'm not quite sure of the dates that I will be flying to and from Seoul yet. According to the Chinese Embassy, in ...
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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UK Citizen visiting Norway for a month volunteering

My son, a 26 year old English university student and bird watching fanatic is hoping to go to Norway for one month to a nature reserve to assist in bird ringing, migration monitoring and other related ...
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Schengen Visa photo printing error

My wife received her Schengen visa for Iceland today. Her face is clearly visible but there is a portion of her shoulder that wasn't printed. We have also reached out to the embassy just now, I ...
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I need to arrive in the US before the Annotation Date

I am a medical student, planning to do a 2-month-long clinical rotation in the USA. I applied for a B1 visa, provided a letter of invitation, stating that my clinical clerkships will last from May 6, ...
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What are the entry requirements for a US Citizen visiting the UK as an unpaid conference speaker?

This is my first post here so I apologize if I've done anything wrong. I've already reviewed GOV.UK and a similar thread from 2016, What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may ...
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I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number

I have not received any email confirmation of my Australian eVisitor visa, but I have a grant number. I checked on the VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) and there is a grant number. Is this ...
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Traveling from Dubai to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

As per new Visa rules in Saudi Arabia, Visa-holding expats can perform Umrah. My question is, can we travel there via personal vehicle now, or is travel by road in private vehicles still not allowed ...
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If I do not travel to the United States after receiving an H1B visa, will there be any consequences?

I am currently in India and I recently got my H1B visa stamped through a consultancy, which offered me a job in New Jersey with an annual salary of $106,000. However, I have now received a better ...
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Visa application - reason has changed

I applied for a USA business visitor visa some time ago, as I stated in DS-160. And waiting times for the interviews are insanely long these days - the estimate that I've got on the website is almost ...
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The name of parents in my passport do not match the names in their passport. What is the process for visitor visa to travel to Sweden (Schengen)?

I am from India and currently working and staying in Sweden with a permanent residence permit. Due to clerical mistakes and mistakes in translating the names from local language to English, the names ...
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Visiting the US under VWP as a C-Corp shareholder

I'm in a situation that I haven't read about, but imagine wouldn't be super uncommon. I'm a co-founder of and own 50% of a C-Corp entity. My other founder is a US citizen who owns the remaining 50%. ...
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Refused visa from USA. Letter is lost, so what can I disclose for New Zealand visa?

I applied for a USA visitor visa back in 2018 but was refused. I lost the refusal letter but didn't read it thoroughly and now I don't remember the reason of the refusal. Now I am planning for a ...
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B2 Visa for my Employee/Partner

My girlfriend has been working for my company in the US since 2019, with a modest salary. We are trying to figure out the best way for her to visit my family in the US and I have written an invitation ...
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I have both a German student visa and a French Schengen visa (for travel), now the student visa is expired but the French Schengen visa is still valid

I am a non-EU student who has both a German student visa and a French Schengen visa (for travel), now the student visa is expired but the French Schengen visa is still valid. I entered the Schengen ...
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My US visa is damaged as the passport authority clipped the corners of the old passport

It written clearly on the website, in the case of the passport authority clipping the corners of the old passport, you visa is damaged. It is bit unfortunate as it was valid for five years, what I ...
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Business or tourism for Schengen visa?

I have been trying to get a Schengen Visa for a forthcoming half business-half pleasure trip. The plan is to be in Spain for 5 days for business and head on to France for 7 days for tourism. I went to ...
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Can I apply for Canada Visit Visa in US when my H-1B is expired but have valid I-797?

Can I apply for Canada Visit Visa in US when my H-1B is expired but have valid I-797? I intend to visit Canada to apply for H-1B visa.
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I have received my visa to Ukraine. And I realised that one letter in my name was wrong

The employees at VFS Ukraine in Delhi have misspelled my name wrong. I had submitted all my details perfectly. And now I've received my visa through courier. It's supposed to be ROBINSON SAHAYAM ...
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I have an F1 US student Visa. Will I get in trouble visiting Iraqi Kurdistan when I come back to the US?

Question says it all. I am from Europe but I go to school in the US. I graduate this year and I thought about visiting Iraqi Kurdistan this year, before I graduate. My question is, will I get in ...
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What type of visa for a job interview in Germany, and are these documents enough?

This question involves two parts where in the first I am looking for the correct visa category, and in the second I have ab inquiry on required documents. I have been invited for a job interview (for ...
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Can I travel to the US without holding a job?

I live in Italy and I was wondering if I can apply for a tourist visa even if I don't have a job? I enroll at collegio dei geometri in Udine Italy. I have to take an exam in 2020 so I can become a ...
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Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
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Canadian PR had US visa refused after US deportation and ban

I'm a Canadian Permanent Resident. I illegally entered the USA 13 years ago, and was deported back to Canada with a 10 year ban. Now it has been 13 years. I applied for a US B1 visa; I'm a truck ...
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Declaring visits to the United Kingdom

I am an Indian citizen with a valid short term standard visitor visa for the UK and have used it once to travel to the UK recently. Given this scenario, I am eligible to travel to Ireland under the ...
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Chinese citizen, transit through Hong Kong then Singapore to a third country

I'm a Chinese citizen (PRC) and I currently reside on the United Kingdom (LTR Residence). I'll be going to China later this year and I'd like to visit Hong Kong and Singapore before I return to the ...
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How long does a French citizen have to wait to be able to enter Vietnam visa-free after having previously entered Vietnam with an e-visa?

French citizens currently (2019-07-30) might enter Vietnam visa-free (maximum length of stay: 15 days) or with an e-visa (maximum length of stay: 30 days; 25 USD). I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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Whats the right type of visa to deliver a training session in Schengen zone?

I've been invited to deliver a two-day technical training session in a German firm. It will be a paid training session. I already have a long duration business visitor visa but since I will get paid ...
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US Embassy ds 160 form for B1 visa in london

I applied for a B1 visa and attended the visa interview at the London site on 02/07/2019. It was approved by the officer and he said I should receive it in a few working days. However, the photo I ...
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Can you see your Interpol notice when applying for a visa?

I understand that you can't really know if you have an interpol notice with you. The red notice database only show a portion of all actual suspects with such notices. In any case, will you know if you ...
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Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conventiently overland?

Is it possible for EU passport holders to cross the border Laos-Myanmar somewhere conveniently overland? I would like to go from Laos to Myanmar by land if it's possible to go there now. Does anyone ...
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Visiting Romania and Croatia in one trip?

I'm visiting Romania and Croatia in one single trip. I'll stay in Romania for 14 days and Croatia for 7 days. Is it possible to use the Croatia short-stay visa for Romania as well? The Romania visa ...
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Issue with money order for Canadian visa

my visa was approved and I had sent my passport for the visa seal. But I entered wrong recipient for the money order (transfer fee of 19.9USD) and they returned my passport without visa. I can send it ...
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