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Lose your passport and get a new one without all this fake permit nonsense. (Edit: more precisely, wash it nice and hot as this answer https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/146620/4188 suggests.) Lose everyone between you and relevant authorities, well meaning but clueless family members and also less well meaning agents (also known as scammers, conmen, ...


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You applied for a Standard Visitor Visa and received a refusal. Your refusal notice provided an explanation and referred to Paragraphs V 4.2 (a) and (c) (and sometimes sub paragraph 'e'). This is a distressing incident and often provokes feelings of confusion or anger or frustration. These feelings can be amplified upon learning that there is no path ...


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This question is asking if you were deported, removed or "required to leave" the UK because of illegal entry or overstay. If it applied to you, the Home Office would have served you with paperwork (e.g. an IS151 form) stating that you were being removed, deported or required to leave (which ever the case may have been). You were actually admitted to the UK, ...


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A quick answer to clarify the crux of the matter. For non-native English speakers, be aware that: Very confusingly, the word "leave" has a number of completely different meanings. One meaning is simply "permission". The stamps shown very simply mean: "Permission to enter until ..." This meaning of the word "leave" is utterly different from the ...


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Greg Hewgill's answer is correct, but one caveat: do not talk to the immigration officer about doing any work in the US. A series of business meetings is fine, but the VWP does not allow you to work in the US for money. It is fine to bring your laptop to take notes on at the meeting or to show the immigration officer the work that you are doing (in Europe),...


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As a UK citizen, you are eligible for Visa Waiver Program entry: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. The permitted activities include: Business: consult with business associates All you ...


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From the ESTA Online Help: What if I have dual citizenship, but my non-VWP passport is expired or I do not have a passport for that country? If you have any additional passports, please enter the most recent passport information, even if that passport is expired. If you are a dual citizen but do not have a passport from another country, select the country ...


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The answer is No. You can verify it by answering Yes to the question and entering the year of issue. You will get an alert asking you to enter a date that is in the past 10 years. I filled one form yesterday and could not enter data from 2009. (For the sake of completeness, Month 02 doesn’t make a difference) They will have your UK travel history, but ...


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You've got one bit backward: You can apply for a visa up to three months before travel. It is the earliest you can apply, not the latest. As for obtaining a visa quickly, you can pay for priority visa service for a decision within 5 working days or super priority service for a decision within 24 hours when you apply for the visa.


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Don't worry. 42 pounds is not a material amount of money when judging a visa application, and the officers are looking for regular income (salary etc), not one-offs. For comparison, an oft-quoted (but AFAICT totally unofficial) guideline is that you want to have funds of around 100 pounds for every day that you're staying in the UK.


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Yes, Do mention that refusal. On your last application you replied honestly. Now the question has changed and you should again reply honestly to the new question. They will know the difference between their questions and there is no reason for them to consider that you used deception last time because of that. They would know what they asked back then. ...


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Visa-wise, your situation is a mess because (thanks J...) There is no provision in the Immigration Rules for leave to enter to be granted solely to allow a person to care for a friend or relative in the UK. *(document linked later) Interpretation: they wish to allow it, but immigration law has no idea how to treat it. You have a long term health ...


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I see no reason why you should depart from general transliteration table of Russian. According to all standards, С is transliterated into S, so it will be FMS 25011 And also space between organ name (FMS) and organ branch number (25011) should be preserved.


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The Embassy of India in Minsk has asked to see a credit card topped up with $50 for each day spent in India, before they will issue a visa. While applying for a visa to India, I was once asked to prove that I had enough funds to support myself while in India. I was not asked to show them a prepaid credit card. I was asked to show a bank statement in my ...


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ESTA stands for "Electronic System for Travel Authorization". The key word here is "Electronic". This refers not only to the fact that the ESTA is applied for online, but also to the fact that it is checked electronically. When you checked-in for your flight to the US, the airline would have electronically confirmed that you had an ESTA, and thus you were ...


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It's a fairly simple question and should not be too onerous of a task. List all the countries you've visited in the last 5 years. You've been to the UK and India, so state that you've been to the UK and India. Have you been to Mexico too? If so, then state that.


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The UK visa application form will ask "Have you ever been refused a visa for any country, including the UK?" You were refused a visa to Italy in 2013, so the answer to this question appears to be "yes." Below that, there's a place for you to explain the date, country, and reason for the refusal. If you lie and answer "no," the UK authorities may very well ...


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State (supposing it is true) that the purpose of your visit is to have meetings to plan and coordinate ongoing work you're performing for the employer in your home country. This is a permissible activity for a business visitor, whereas actually doing the work would not be. So be sure not to give the impression that you'll be doing "productive labor" during ...


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The Schengen Visa Code is explicit about this. You must first consider whether your trip has a main destination. If, for example, you're attending a conference in one of those countries, and that is the principal reason for your trip, then you must apply in the country where the conference is being held. If there is no other means for determining the main ...


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Other visa officials might check your travel history for a new visa, and if they detect the forgery then it will be very difficult to get a visa. Visa officials will hold you responsible for what that agent did in your name. You lied with that first fake. Why should they believe that you are telling the truth now? The best option for you is to get a new ...


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If you are both just visiting the UK, the authorities will not be very bothered by what your relationship to each other is. They are really only concerned about whether you will both leave at the end. Unless there is something that doesn't make sense about your story they won't care if you are legally married or how long you have been together. That is ...


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No No The second part is for when: You have overstayed and left on your own accord (ie, were not deported) and/or At the immigration check point - you were inadmissible and have voluntarily decided to revoke your application for admission. In either of the cases above, you are given specific papers from immigration that you use as proof of your exit ...


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This has nothing to do with your visa, this is stamped by NADRA (the issuing agency for Pakistani passports). You'll note, its the same as the booklet number (printed on the bottom right of the photo page, after the tracking number) and is used for tracking of the passport when it is being produced.


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You are in the US and contemplate applying for a Standard Visitor Visa. Does anyone know where abouts I could find this sort of help? The first step is to determine if your case is 'complex' or 'straight-forward'. It's an important step. You can determine this by having a consultation with a solicitor. During the consultation the meter is running so it'...


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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 about the service If you need your visa in a hurry, you can use UK Visas and Immigration’s Priority Visa service for your visit, work or study application. This ...


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I think your issue might be that you're misusing a critical term. "Sponsor" is a specific term that has nothing to do with who is paying for a trip, and since neither of you currently hold a UK visa, the term isn't applicable to either of you. A "sponsor" in immigration terms is a person (generally a family member, partner, or friend) who is already a ...


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Current occupation is how you would classify the majority of your work... Freelance developer Freelance photographer Freelance architect and so on... ...if you have some sort of accreditation, put it next to the occupation (.e.g., "Freelance musician, ASCAP registered"). For employer's name and address, if you have a limited company, put down the details. ...


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I am not a UK entry clearance officer and cannot offer professional advice, nor have I seen the rest of your application. That said, a casual glance at what you've written poses significant concerns. Some potential issues I see at first glance: "Proprietor" is not a very specific answer for "what is your job?" It is, in fact, downright evasive. You've ...


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I had the following kinds of transactions in my bank statements that I submitted for my UK Visa Application a few months back: 1) 200 euros from a friend who had borrowed money from me 2) Around 80 euros from another friend for whom I bought some stuff from Amazon 3) Some random amounts ranging between 0-100 euros from ex-flatmates for various purposes ...


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First of all, I recommend: apply for a normal visa if you're not sure what you're doing. Basically, this e-visa is very comfortable to apply for and a really nice option if you're planning to stay only for a few days. So, what can be the problems with this visa? You are only allowed to enter and leave at certain points, which are listed at the official ...


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