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Am I affected by the travel ban - getting a US visa for Syrian citizens?

I am a Syrian citizen who obtained a visa to travel to the US 1 week before the travel ban was implemented. Since then I have successfully entered and left the US twice (last time being March 2019). ...
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Can a resident of Netherlands sponsor a French Schengen visa application?

My girlfriend (Thailand) is planning to come to Europe for a short holiday. She is a student. I myself live in the Netherlands and have sufficient funds to be her sponsor in all expenses. The main ...
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Chinese Visa Application: Is it relevant what to enter for “County”?

I, as a German citizen, am in the process of applying for a Chinese visa. Nowadays, this must be done via the Visa for China website, where a lengthy set of web-based forms has to be completed. At ...
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Renew EEA family permit

I am an EU national and my wife has non-EU nationality with a permanent residence card from the Netherlands. We both work in the Netherlands with permanent jobs. We applied for her EEA family permit ...
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Focal skin peeling on palms, fingerprints can be uncertain; will this be an issue for UK visa?

I have cleared the interview for a software organization in Durham, UK and they have given me the COS (Certificate of sponsorship). My doubt is I have a benign skin condition called keratolysis ...
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What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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UK visa application: How to declare shareholding and dividend?

I am applying for a UK standard visitor visa from Pakistan. My wife is a British citizen who moved here permanently earlier this year and we both work and live here full-time. We are planning on ...
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Being stuck between Russia and Turkmenistan at a sea border; what happens?

The question is similar to this one, but specifically focusing on sea travel between Russia and Turkmenistan. Say you've got a Russian transit visa, but due to the ferry from Turkmenistan being ...
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Arriving in France before the start of a Student Visa. Can I go to the UK and come back to France?

I'm American and currently applying for a Student Long Stay Visa in France (>90 days; it's a 2 year Master's program). My visa appointment with the consulate is in mid-July. My school starts on ...
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My Schengen visa has my name and family name swapped

I have been issued a Schengen visa but they had my name and family name swapped. On the Visa, it should be: Family name, Name but they had it for me printed as Name, Family Name. (Ex: John Deere. it ...
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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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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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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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UK standard visitor visa delay

I applied for a UK standard visiting visa on 19th March, 2019. My biometrics were done on the same date. To this date, the visa still hasn't arrived. It has been more than 15 working days and I didn't ...
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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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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my uk visit visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily. However during my exit in JUNE 2008. I did not get any deported stamp on my passport. Prior to my exist I ...
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My face in my Japan visa is different because of my wisdom tooth extraction

I'm worried about my photo in my Japan visa that was recently been printed. We applied last December 2018 with a bump of my face. My mother wanted to apply already so i quickly take a photo while my ...
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Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa? If it is possible, will the Chinese L (tourist) visa ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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Does the French embassy or Consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? My ...
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What are the reasons behind the Chinese consulate asking for more documentation for a tourist visa?

My partner and I are applying for tourist visas to visit China. He is US-born, US ancestry, etc. and his application was approved within a day. Meanwhile, I’m having the toughest time with my ...
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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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UK visa goes to VAC first or home directly?

I applied for a UK visa from Munich and opted for the courier service to deliver the passport to my home. I got the email on Friday (7th of June) that my UK visa application has been dispatched with ...
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Does China always issue a 2 year tourist visa for British citizens?

I'm going to China in March 2020 (visa pending), I'd rather just get the visa, hotels, insurance etc sorted out the way as soon as possible so I don't have to worry about it later. I've read ...
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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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Invitation letter for China

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan, and I want to travel to China for a week from Japan. I work in Japan as a software engineer. I checked the required documents (for visa type L, tourist), and it said ...
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dependent wife and husband is funding the whole trip. How do I fill in the 'Income and Expenditure' section in UK standard Visitor visa application?

My husband and I are Indian Citizens currently residing in the US and we are applying for UK standard Visitor visa. With the help of this forum, I now understand that if the primary is bearing the ...
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Can i use PayPal account statment for a UK Visitor Visa?

I am working as an online freelancer-ebay seller-and i intend to apply for a UK visit visa as i want to visit london. All the money that i make through Ebay is transfered to my PayPal account, PayPal ...
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Applying for b2 visa for my kids, we have non immigrant visa

My husband and I have b2 visas already. We want to apply for B2 visas for our 3 kids too, what is the process for this? Can I use my existing username in the US consular website and just delete my ...
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German Schengen business visa for H1B holder with expired US visa

I am an Indian citizen working in the US on H1B with an approved I797 till May 2021. But Visa stamping on my Passport expired in Aug-2018. I am planning to apply for a German visa (Schengen Single ...
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Do you need to update form DS-160 if you visit the US once again after making a visa appointment?

A friend of mine is extending their US B1/B2 visa. He filled out form DS-160 which among other things asks about the last 5 visits to the US. Now he is going to travel to the US once again in the time ...
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Planning girlfriend visiting me in the UK

I'm a British Citizen by Birth. My girlfriend is a citizen of El Salvador. We are planning the future of our relationship and the possibility of getting married, however as we've only spend shorter ...
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Should I select 'I live with family' in UK visit visa application since I live with my sister?

I am applying for UK Visit Visa from Canada and my parents are back in Pakistan. Should I select 'I live with my family' option for my home address as I am living in Canada with my sister in her house?...
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Using Chinese M Business visa when now working for a different company

Can a Business China Visa (category M, 10 year validity) obtained while working for one company be used for a trip on behalf of another company?
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How can we recheck luggage without leaving the transit area because of visa issues?

My wife is Philippine national and needs a visa for a lot of countries. When she came to live with me in Aruba, I booked 3 different tickets: Cebu to Shenzhen (China), Shenzhen to Brussels (Belgium), ...
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Visa application Return shipping from UKVI scanning hub, New York

Does anyone have experience purchasing a return shipping label from the visa scanning hub in New York? The VFS Global website does not have that location as an option. I am not using a premium visa ...
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Is it possible to get legalization of Pakistani documents for Finland visa process?

If you are travelling to Finland on work/residence visa with you family as Pakistani, the marriage certificate, and child birth certificates requires legalization from Finland Embassy. Finland do not ...
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Timatic: Valid China visa in old passport (British) - Tajikistan to China by air?

I am a British citizen with a valid Chinese tourist visa is an expired passport, and I have a new passport. I've heard reports that it's fine to enter China like this, despite the fact that officially ...
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Marriage Visitor Visa then spouse visa?

I am a British citizen and my fiancee is a Malaysian citizen. We want to apply for a marriage visitor visa (MVV), she will return back to Malaysia as she is settled there with work, accommodation, and ...
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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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addtional income in visa form

I work in a restaurant and I get weekly tips/gratuities which varies from $150-$200. Can anyone let me know that I should mention that in my visa form as I don’t want them to think its unreasonable ...
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Found ineligible for a b1/b2 visa, what's next?

I'm a UK citizen and I've been planning a 6 month long road trip around the US for a while, I got my b1/b2 visa all sorted but my girlfriend (UK citizen same as me) is having complications with hers. ...
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They did not contact my sponsor?

I got an email from from the UK embassy in Abu Dhabi, saying your visa application has been concluded. But they did not contact my sponsor. Does this mean they did not grant my visa but refused it?
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South Korean tourist visa - is funds parking acceptable in my situation?

I'm travelling to South Korea soon with my Korean girlfriend. We both live in a Southeast Asian country of which I am a citizen. I used to lived in Europe till a few months back so I have a bank ...
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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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Does a Yemeni citizen need a transit visa for India?

I will travel from Aden to Mumbai by Yemen Airways, and then I will travel to Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia Airlines. Do I need an Indian visa for the connection?
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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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Passports with different names, check-in, ticket name, and immigration problem!

Just the account to find out answers to this problem, hopefully it can be solved :) So I will be travelling from Ethiopia to Amsterdam. I have an Italian and Venezuelan passports. Here is the case: ...