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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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How to choose country in which to have U.S. visa interview?

I am applying for a J1 visa to the US. I want to do the interview in the Czech republic. I am a Czech citizen so even though I don't live there, it should not be an issue. So I go to this webpage [1] ...
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Is it necessary to show a visa required for the return ticket when entering Germany?

I have a one way inbound ticket to Germany for a 2-week stay. For my outbound ticket, I made a different reservation. The thing is that my outbound ticket has a transit in UK and requires visa. The ...
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Short term schengen visa tourism vs course study ratio

Good morning Is the short term C visa ratio same for all pursposes or does it have difference? applying for schengen visa for tourism vs summer schools or attending seminars, Does the purpose has an ...
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National flight with expired tourist visa

I am a Spanish citizen, and I am currently traveling in Ecuador. My three month tourist visa has already expired. Nonetheless, I can travel freely inside Ecuador by bus. If the police ask me for my ...
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I've been given only 65 days tourist visa to Mexico but my return flight is 9 days later... should I rebook or risk being fined 40 dollars per day?

Stupidly, I have not filled out the form online which gives you automatic 6 months stay and was given only 65 days which I did not check and now I have to rebook a low cost return flight which will ...
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Traveling to France and reentering Germany under a Schengen visa if I have a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I am planning a short, tourism trip from Germany to France, entirely by train. I have a Brazilian passport, thus in general I do not need to apply to Schengen visas beforehand, since it can be issued ...
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How to retrieve US visa appointment payment receipt [closed]

I was waiting for scheduling H1B in person interview for myself and dependents (wife and child) so I paid for 3 of us in cgi portal and got the payment receipt number auto populated. Since I was ...
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What if/Can a Schengen country decide to be visa-free to a country on its own?

I am not sure how to properly search for this question as I can't get too relevant results so I am asking here. Suppose, for example, that France plans to develop close collaboration with India, and ...
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How do Canadian officials determine how long a visitor entering Canada is allowed to stay?

I read on https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=1016&top=16 (mirror): Most visitors can stay for up to 6 months in Canada. If you’re allowed to enter Canada, the border ...
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Is annual travel insurance like a membership?

I have a friend who is looking to go in-and-out of France for a 5 year period. France requires an insurance for the whole duration of the stay. We are looking for long-term travel insurance and only ...
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Receiving visa after entering Thailand

as some of you may know, the process to get a visa for Thailand is quite complicated right now. I had to buy my flight tickets before hand but then I wasted some time because their website is not ...
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Unvaccinated athlete denied entry to Australia: will they be banned from entering Australia again if they appeal against visa cancellation?

Novak Djokovic was denied entry to Australia and had his visa cancelled due to not being vaccinated against Covid Australia's home-affair website states here If your visa is cancelled Cancellation of ...
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TLScontact Travel Document returned by courier

I've applied to gov.uk website for standard visitor visa for 6 month to UK. I've provided my biometrics on tlscontact website(location - Helsinki). I've paid additinal 100 euro to keep my passport ...
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Do I need a transit visa at Haneda when self transferring?

I am a Vietnamese citizen. I will arrive at Tokyo (Haneda airport) at 4AM and also leave from same airport at 9am on Viet Jet Airline for Vietnam. I have to "self-transfer". Do I need ...
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Staying for more than 90 days in the US with a British passport

I have a British Passport and would like to visit my sister in the USA, but would like to stay for longer than 90 days. How would I go about this?
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Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland if I have a residence permit issued by another EU state?

I am a citizen of Uzbekistan and I have a residence permit issued by Hungary. Do I need a visa to travel to Ireland? Update: Ireland is in EU like Cyprus. Recently I have travelled to Cyprus without ...
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Can I apply for an Irish visa if I have been deported from Ireland?

I hold a Chinese passport and have both Schengen tourist visa and UK student visa. I thought I can use those visas to go to Ireland for travel. Unfortunately the border police deported me because I ...
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Can a valid US visa be transferred from old, expired passport (machine readable passport) to new one (electronic passport)? [duplicate]

My mother's old passport (MRP) is going to be expired and we are in the process of creating a new passport (which will be electronic passport as per the government's policy change). So, I had two ...
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How does one indicate exemption from travel restrictions for an Australian Visitor Visa (600)?

My wife is applying for an Australian Tourist-stream Visitor Visa. The website indicates that We are prioritising visa applications for travellers who are exempt from our travel restrictions. How ...
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what is the official procedure if you answer "yes" to any of the US visa (DS 160) "are you a terrorist/slaver/bodysnatcher" questions?

The DS 160 form for visa to the US asks those famous questions: Do you seek to engage in espionage, sabotage, export control violations, or any other illegal activity while in the United States? Do ...
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UK Visa Application Support Centre in the USA [closed]

I wish to apply for a UK visa from the USA. I'm an Indian citizen with a H1B. On the UK gov website, it says I should have two options after filling in the online application form: Go to a VFS ...
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I am Indian citizen. Visiting Geneva under Tourist Visa. Can I apply for tourist visa from Geneva to visit UK [duplicate]

I am holding an Indian Passport and citizen of India. I am visiting Geneva as a tourist. Can I apply from Geneva for a tourist visa to visit UK? Or should I have to return to India from Geneva and ...
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Do other countries care if I paid taxes to my own country for visa purposes? [closed]

By visa, I mean both immigrant and non immigrant visas. Curious about all scenarios, even citizenship by investment or donation options. PS assuming my country doesn't have a problem with me. No ...
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Residence Permit followed by visa-free short stay in Schengen [duplicate]

I am a Brazilian citizen, living in the Czech Republic since April. I entered in the country with a D-Visa, and I collected my residence permit a couple of weeks later. So, I never used the 90 days ...
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Do embassy workers have access to my financial information? [closed]

Applying for a tourist visa The government where this embassy is located in obviously knows my assets in the country. US also knows my assets in their country. Can the embassy worker who'd interview ...
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Am I breaking laws staying longer than the intended dates on visit visa in the uk?

With a UK tourist visit visa if I specified on the visa application I would be staying 2 weeks and then successfully get the visa but once in the UK I decide to stay for 4 months am I breaking any law?...
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Will staying longer than specified on a UK Visit Visa affect a future spouse visa application?

In the UK tourist visit visa application my partner stated the stay would be 3 weeks, but once in the UK actually stayed 4 months. In the future we will apply for a spouse visa to stay in the UK and ...
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Can I travel from UK to Europe with a Schengen visa received in India?

I would be applying for a Schengen visa from India, specifically the Swiss visitor visa. I would be in the UK when I plan to visit Switzerland. As a holder of an Indian passport with a Schengen visa, ...
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Souvenir stamps on old/cancelled passport

I made a huge mistake during my recent trip. I got the 3 souvenir stamps on my canceled passport and then realized that I might still need my old passport for future travel. I still have valid long-...
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Can Indians travel to Canada with a valid visa on an old passport as of 2021-2022? [duplicate]

Mom (Indian) has a new passport and a valid Canadian visa on an old passport. She was in touch with an agent to buy flight tickets, but apparently this guy told mama that she is not allowed to travel ...
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Applying for a UK Tourist Visa in the US as a visitor

My mother will be visiting me here in the US shortly and will be staying with me for a couple of months. After her visit here, she would like to travel directly to the UK to visit some relatives there....
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Malta visa VFS global "unauthorized user" [closed]

I'm trying to apply to a Schengen visa to visit Malta. I've been directed to make an appointment on vfs.global's website. But it doesn't allow me to proceed to the final step. Is this the correct ...
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Do I need a visa to transit through Manchester? [duplicate]

My boyfriend and I are travelling from Reykjavik to Spain with a layover of a few hours in Manchester. He is Cuban, so has Cuban passport, and he also have the visa Schengen, visa for USA and ...
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Reuse picture for visa (US & EU)

US I got one type of US visa years ago. I applied for a new type of visa recently. I used the same picture again for DS160 and it didn't give me any warning. Can I take the same physical picture to my ...
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Would I get in trouble if I refresh a webpage of a country's visa appointment website every minute 24/7?

Would I get in trouble if I refresh a webpage of a country's visa appointment website every minute 24/7? If there's new opening, I'll hear a loud beep. I'm trying to find a better appointment date :) ...
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Can I fly to LA with JUST my work permit only? [duplicate]

My ID is expired for more than 1 year and I don't think it will get here in time for my trip in December. I only have my work permit card with me at this time that just got renewed. Can I only use ...
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Will a recent change to me being a Canadian PR make any difference to me getting a visa?

I'm a French Citizen with a French passport. I need to apply for a B2 visa for the USA as I visited a country that makes me ineligible for an ESTA / VWP. I only want to go on vacation for a week or so ...
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Should I attach a document to prove my relationship with my sponsor (cousin)? [duplicate]

I would like to apply for a UK visit visa and I need some help with my application; Firstly I would like to know if it´s important to attach a proof of relationship with my sponsor (which in my case ...
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Does the US allow applying for visas on two different passports

I have two passports (neither of which is a US one). I plan to apply for a US work visa using one of my passports, and then apply for a US travel visa using the other passport. Is this allowed? I want ...
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How long will it take to get my passport back after withdrawing my uk visa application?

I applied for uk visa and submitted my passport and biometrics in Delhi. After three weeks I withdrew my application on their online portal. I submitted the withdrawal request Friday morning. How long ...
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Travel to USA with not-registered-citizen infant born to US citizen father

Facts: Father is dual citizen of USA and country A Mother is citizen of country A Father and mother are not married Infant child was born in country A and has been issued passport for country A ...
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What docs do I need from my relative in UK to show that I am staying at his home? [duplicate]

I am planning to visit my cousin in UK this Christmas and I am applying for a visit visa. I need your help regarding this question: Is anyone paying towards the cost of your visit? My cousin has ...
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Is an "onward" flight always acceptable for travelling to the US under the Visa Waiver Program (ESTA)

I plan to fly to the US under the VWP (ESTA) program, using a one-way flight from Taiwan (TPE) to Los Angeles (LAX). I will also book a one-way flight from LAX to Chicago (ORD), and another one-way ...
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Can I reapply a refused Uk visa same week? How to address a statement on the refusal which was not true [duplicate]

I am a Ghanaian and I applied for a visitors visa to travel with my husband and stepchildren who already have UK Visas. My uncle invited me. (initiation letter, payslip, bank statement and proof of ...
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Traveled on an invalid ESTA due to prior N Korea trip. How screwed am I?

So long story short: I went to North Korea for a week as a tourist in 2013. I received an ESTA in 2018. In early August 2019, people who have visited North Korea were no longer eligible for the VWP. ...
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Can I use multiple entries visa for multiple visits each year?

I submitted an visa application to visit my Canadian in-laws for 6 months only from Feb to Jul 2022. I just got approved and given a V-1 (Visitor) visa for Canada and it only says it's issued on Nov ...
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Clarification on travel with non-EU spouse to EU country of my nationality while living outside the EU

I've read https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/entry-exit/non-eu-family/index_en.htm and some of the linked documents. I can't quite understand where does the following warning comes from: If ...
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Can you adjust US permanent resident (green card) to a visitor visa?

My parents are US permanent residents (green card), currently living outside of US with re-entry permit. But they're considering abandoning their green card if it's possible to obtain visitor visa in ...
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Retrieve the DS-160 application ID?

Good Morning, I filled the DS-160 (not submitted) and I saved my application id in a system but my system / OS is crashed. What is the way to retrieve the DS-160 application id. I followed the steps ...
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