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Holiday visit to UK with a C-Visit visa which I got for a business trip that never happened; meantime I left the company that backed my application

What you described comes under the generic term, "change of circumstances". This occurs when the premise of person's application is no longer valid. This is a different case from a person who obtains ...
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Not attending to US university. Can I use my F-1 visa for a transit flight?

No. An F-1 visa is valid for study. You can only use it to enter the US when you are properly enrolled at an authorized institution and they have indicated this status in the SEVIS database. When you ...
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Traveling to the US with a visa, but not for the purpose of the visa - allowed?

Maybe... Although I have an E2 and enter the US regularly, I applied for an ESTA for a holiday and entered the US on it. I was questioned and berated for entering the US on an ESTA and told I should ...
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Can I visit India on my business visa without doing any business?

Is it legal? Strictly speaking, no. Just like it's illegal to do business on a tourist visa, it's also not allowed to use a business visa for a pure tourist trip. A change of purpose is not ...
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Can I visit India on my business visa without doing any business?

I do this all the time. I am also a US citizen and with a 5-year visa. I have entered India many times on that visa or a similar one. No one ever inquired if this trip in particular was for business ...
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Can I use a Schengen type C Visa (Tourism) for Business?

I have completed my business trip to Norway (flying through Amsterdam). It was very smooth and I did not encounter any issues at passport control regarding the Visa. I was asked about the purpose of ...
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Can I travel to the UK for business on a C visit visa?

Yes, you can mix and match the purpose of each visit. Business, leisure, academia, medical and so on within the rules are all fine. The controlling reference point for your question is Appendix 3, ...
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Can I travel to Australia as a tourist on a business visitor visa?

Yes, you can. Subclass 600 is a general visitor visa, and while there are different streams to qualify for one, once granted they are valid both for business and leisure. https://www.border.gov.au/...
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Do I need to change my UK visa from Visitor to Business?

Scares me how an IO fails to keep himself up-to-date with such Major changes. As Gayot Fow wrote in a comment, there is no such thing as a UK business visa; rather, the Standard Visitor visa covers ...
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Business visa validity after I switch organization

You should not try to enter UK with your current visa and instead re-apply with an application reflecting your changed circumstances (i.e. change of employer). Source: comment by expert user @GayotFow ...
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Would a tourist visa work for attending job interview in Germany

In Germany (and the rest of the Schengen area), there is no such thing as a “tourist visa” but only short-stay visas covering many different purposes. Actual work requires an additional permission (...
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Can someone change his/her original purpose in the Schengen area during the travel?

I have traveled multiple times on Schengen visa so I speak from experience. I confess I have sometimes obtained visas from one country and never even visited that particular country. It's still ...
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Tourist to F1 change of status within 60 days

It's not possible to do Change of Status from the Visa Waiver Program. It's possible to do Change of Status from B2 visitor status to F1, but the application takes about 5 months to process these ...
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Change of reason for UK standard visit visa

IMHO this is a significant change, as the only reason for PLAB2 is to practise medicine in the UK, signifying your intent to work and live there. Surely, you planned to sit the exam prior to your ...
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Traveling to UK for different reasons than I initially got the visa for

As long as what you are doing is permitted by the type of visa, there is no problem. By giving you a multiple entry visa they clearly indicated you were permitted (even expected) to use the visa more ...
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USA B1/B2 visa visit. Can I change my plans last moment?

There are no issues with changing your plans, as long as the change is an honest change. If your change leads the Customs and Border Patrol staff to believe that your visa was obtained via fraud, ...
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Can I use a Schengen visa issued by Finland to visit non-schengen EU countries?

Since you already have your visa, there is no point in changing it. You would only do so if the was a substantial, material change to the circumstances of your visit. In this case, your situation is ...
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Can I use an Australia work visa for tourism?

In general, no, as Department of Immigration and Border Protection notes that entry must be for the purpose that the visa was granted, and a holiday must be with coincident to that entry (added ...
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Issue regarding Schengen visa

Yes, you should -- as a matter of principle -- be as complete as possible about your travel plans when you apply for a visa. Not doing so is strictly speaking fraud and, if found out, can have much ...
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Can I travel to Ireland for a holiday on a business visa?

The information on the INIS website doesn't seem to be very clear about this. The pages for business visas and visit visas both list what you can't do while visiting Ireland on them but don't seem to ...
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I changed my travel plans after entering the Schengen area. Will this cause me trouble with immigration?

As a tourist, you probably have a visa for all Schengen states. Check your visa, it should say "Stati Schengen" or something like that. That means you can travel through all Schengen states as long as ...
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Traveling to the US with a visa, but not for the purpose of the visa - allowed?

NO. According to the USCIS Requirements for E-2 Visa: Requirement 5 - You must be coming to the United States to develop and direct the enterprise. You clearly are not coming to do so. A border ...
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On my initial ESTA application I was transiting through the US. However now my travel plans have changed and I'm staying in the US. Help?

I had the same problem. I do have a valid ESTA which I used for transit, but this time I’m going to stay in the US. On the ESTA you can only change your e-Mail, if you said you were going to transit ...
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On my initial ESTA application I was transiting through the US. However now my travel plans have changed and I'm staying in the US. Help?

Asked the CBP about this a while ago, and you don't need a new ESTA, but should update the details in your current ESTA that can be updated, if any (don't know how it works if you selected transit, ...
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Can a UK tourist visa be also used for business trip?

There are some details about exactly what business activities are permitted by the visa at the link below. If you make sure that your planned activities are covered then it appears to me that you ...
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Can I travel to the Netherlands for tourism with a business visa?

You have explained in comments to Tor-Einar's answer that the visit that you described in your application but won't be going on anyway is a cultural, leisure and educational tour[] to the ...
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Can I still travel to Australia for a holiday on my Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) visa if I will not be working for my sponsor?

Interesting question. The conditions attached to the subclass 482 visa state that: holders must [...] commence work within 90 days of arrival in Australia, if the visa was granted while the ...
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Is it okay to use my German Schengen visa to enter Austria for study until residence permit is issued?

The first trip with a multiple entry visa should be for the purpose from the application. The following trips can have other purposes. There will be no problem if you visit Austria now and look at a ...
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