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Does this email mean that I have been granted the visa?

No, it does not mean your application was successful. Also it does not mean your application was refused. It means neither. It is simply an advisory that they have reached a decision and are ...
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Does this form letter mean that I didn't get the visa?

No it doesn’t. You will be able to tell only when you get your documents back. Even the VAC does not know the decision until then. This is a generic template to let you know that a decision has been ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

The VFS affixed a barcode sticker to the back of your passport; this is so that they can track when your passport is sent to the consulate, received at the consulate, returned to the VFS, and returned ...
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Does a quick decision mean refusal?

It doesn’t mean anything other than the fact that your application was straightforward and decision was relatively easier to make. You paid for Priority services and they did exactly what they claim ...
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Does this email mean that I have been granted the visa?

In the email they say that they themselves don't know the outcome of the assessment, so the answer to your question must be "no, it doesn't mean either that you've been granted the visa or that you ...
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US visa is under administrative processing, I need the passport back ASAP

Contact the consulate immediately and request that your passport be returned. The letter you got when your application was put into administrative processing should have the correct contact ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Do I still have any chance of receiving a visa? Yes, you do. You have not been rejected, therefore, you may still receive your visa — or not. They just need more time to decide.
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

There is a good news where in after a Visa refusal when I immediately applied for the second time, I got my Business visa approved. This time, I had attached a genuine apology letter stating that I ...
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ESTA application status stuck at "Authorization Pending". What can I do?

Given the circumstances of your application and the recent change of US law, I think it is most likely that your ESTA application has landed on someone's desk for review by a human being. The new law ...
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

You have previously overstayed a Schengen and your application was referred to the Belgian national authority. You then learned that a refusal is in the pipeline. Would it be wise to reapply for a ...
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How do I know if my Australian ETA was approved?

Yes your ETA was approved. You received an email stating the expiry date of the ETA, the maximum duration of your stay, the number of entries and the conditions attached to the visa. According to the ...
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How does the urgent processing service work at Canadian passport offices?

I got an urgent-processing passport recently. The rules are here. I don't think there's an official cut-off time, but I showed up as early as I could in the morning just in case, recommend the same to ...
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Have you previously applied to enter or remain in canada? What should I put?

You should be truthful. That means you should answer yes, because you applied in 2005.
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UK Marriage Visitor Visa (MVV) refusal and subsequent fresh application

Thanks for uploading your refusal notice. You have applied for a marriage visitor visa which is a type of visitor and falls under this group's charter. You also have the option to post on Expats ...
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UK Visit Visa is Sponsor's bank statement mandatory, provided they are not financial sponsor?

You are experiencing a condition called 'post-submission anxiety', it's common for first-time applicants. They start to brood over their application, surf the net about it, and slowly work up to a ...
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How to expedite a UK visa application?

You have applied for a UK Standard Visitor Visa and the processing time is taking longer than usual. You want to expedite the application because your travel plans may be disrupted. The first step is ...
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Can a husband and wife combine their UK Standard Visitor visa applications?

You and your wife are both submitting applications for a Standard Visitor Visa and you are at the final stage (post biometrics). do we need to send the application with supporting documents as two ...
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Will VFS UK Chennai call my sponsor?

Will VFS UK Chennai call my sponsor? No. The VFS is not part of the document verification team at Chennai; the VFS are external contractors who manage the collection of biometrics and provide courier ...
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Name misspelled in visa status update notice

I got my visa with correct name. So here is how it works. Name on receipt given by VFS is just for tracking purpose and doesn't impact your visa. But remember the same name get printed on courier ...
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What are the options when a Schengen visa application is in processing after the proposed travel date?

In these cases, the decision-maker has the option, but not the obligation to refuse the application on... Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was ...
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How can I get my passport from the Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles after it issues my visa?

Unlike some other Brazilian consulates in the US, the Los Angeles consulate will not mail your passport back to you after processing. The Consulate cannot be held responsible for mailed passports ...
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Understanding UK Visa status

The answer to your question... Can someone please tell me the meaning of this? ...is "indeterminate". They, i.e., the VFS, is attempting to adopt something like the 'Amazon model' where the ...
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My UK visa application status

The SMS Notification service is one of the premium services offered in some locations. It sends an SMS advisory each time a relevant, notifiable event occurs in Proviso (the visa application software)....
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How does the urgent processing service work at Canadian passport offices?

I can agree on the approach stated above. I needed to renew my passport in less than 12hours (my plane was leaving the next day in the morning and my passport did not qualify for the 6 month rule of ...
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Applied for a UK visa as a couple, but only wife received a notification about getting her passport back. Should I be worried?

You and your wife applied for the UK Standard Visitor Visa and used UKVI's commercial 3rd party to submit your applications. You applied as the primary and your wife applied as a dependent. Your ...
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Your visa application has been concluded - what does this mean?

The email means that they have finished processing your application. It does not tell you if your application has been accepted or refused. You will have to wait for the mailed reply which will tell ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Based on my observation of reports from forums of UK visa applicants, this message has been sent to a lot of recent applicants. Since the policy under which this notice is sent is internal Home Office ...
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TLScontact notified me that a final decision has been made on my visa application. Does it mean it was approved?

I wanted to know if it necessarily means my application is approved No, this doesn't mean that your visa is approved, it can be either way, and you'll have to submit and wait for the passport to see ...
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