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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

Do not give your passport to your boss. You may not get it back; this is standard procedure for abusing domestic help or human trafficking. Contact your embassy for suggestions.
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

If you glue pages together in your passport you may as well throw it away. No immigration official will ever accept it and you'll probably even have trouble going back home with it. "Trouble" as ...
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

Some lines from my Indian passport (originally written in all caps): CAUTION This passport is the property of the Government of India. It should be in the custody either of the holder ...
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Married in secret, can marital status in passport be changed at a later date?

TL;DR. Don't lie on your application. It is usually much easier to hide info from or convince your family than the government. He should tell the truth on the passport application and take measures to ...
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At US Immigration if stamping done says until xyz date, does it mean leave the country by that date or reach home country by that date

THe USA doesn't care where you are after leaving the US; they only care about how long you're in the US for. So it's simply the date by which you must leave the US.
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

Don't dig a pit deeper than what it already is, just be honest and tell your boss I did undertake the trip. These cover up operations like the one you're thinking of have a habit of going from bad to ...
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Can I travel to Vietnam for Christmas in 2020?

Nope. Not going to work. Stay home. Vietnam suspended most inbound commercial flights on December 1 and imposed other restrictions after detecting community transmission following a several month ...
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Does my wife, who is accompanying me to a conference in Australia, need a separate visa application?

The relevant page for the visitor (subclass 600) visa on the Department's website (once you have provided your details) provides the following under the Visa applicants tab: Including family in ...
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Why was check-in denied for a Belgium→UK→India flight even with a US visa and Belgian residence permit?

British Airways had nothing to do with this; it was Aviapartner staff that denied you boarding. Your son cannot use his residence permit to transit the UK (only the common EU-format permit card or ...
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

This smells like your boss is abusing you. I advice to contact your embassy or directly I recommend to contact Minister of External Affairs of India (Sushma Swaraj). You can e-mail her or just tweet ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

The immigration officers can stamp anywhere there's space. Generally they'll prefer to stamp somewhere near the visa that's being used. But if your passport is full enough that they have to flip a few ...
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What are the penalties for overstaying in USA?

USA does not have exit controls, so you can go wherever you can get an airline to take you. The airlines tell the authorities about who their passengers are, so the authorities will learn about the ...
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Schengen to Schengen with connecting flight via UK (non-Schengen)

Do not do this. If you travel Schengen to Schengen via Non-Schengen what will happen is the following: You will get a Schengen exit stamp in Iceland, as you are exiting the Schengen Area. You will ...
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

You might be lucky with this, but it comes at a risk that Schengen authorities will not be happy about you arriving early even though you pass immigration only the next day. Your first problem will be ...
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Visa National - No Exit Stamp From France on Return to the UK

Currently, Schengen States do not have a central database in which entries/exits are recorded. The evaluation is soley done by physically checking the stamps in your passport. Such a system is ...
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

Don't glue anything! It will make your passport invalid. Also most passports have numbered pages, so no options to hide. Also contact your lawyer or some other help. I don't believe that your boss ...
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Wrong date of birth and year in passport

The theoretical answer is to get your mother's passport corrected, but I gather that in India doing this requires Herculean battles with bureaucracy. So I would suggest that she simply apply with her ...
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

I live in Zurich, and the transit area is open 24/7 - also there's a transit hotel (which isn't cheap, but not super-expensive either) where you could sleep. Note that if arriving in the satellite ...
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USA Tourist Visa Extension due to Covid-19 also Airlift for Indian nationals in the US details

She can file Form I-539 for Extension of Status at any point up until her status expires. The application just has to be officially received by USCIS before her status expires. If she filed her ...
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Can an Indian passport holder with a US F1 visa travel to Europe without a Schengen visa?

No. You will need a Schengen visa. Holders of US visas are exempt, in certain cases, from the need to obtain a Schengen transit visa (see Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?...
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Can I enter the UK for 24 hours from a Schengen area, holding an Indian passport?

If you're making a day trip to the UK and then back to the place you arrived from, then you're not in transit, and a transit visa wouldn't do you any good. You'd need a Standard Visitor Visa, which ...
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How can an Indian homemaker spouse be guaranteed a Schengen tourist visa?

It is a fairly common practice of one spouse being a dependent. No issues. They can apply together and will get the visa as same. Mention in the form or by a cover letter that the wife is a dependent. ...
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Does an Indian national need a visa to enter the Netherlands on a short business visit with a company invitation?

If you're a national of India, then you need a visa (or a residence permit) to enter the Schengen area. No exceptions. The page you link to is quite confusing -- it shows both "with visa" and "...
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Boss is asking for passport, but it has a stamp in it I don't want him to see. What to do?

Make a color photocopy of the most important pages. That is, the ones with your photo and the details that he needs to see. Only show the copies to your boss. It's up to you if you want to let him ...
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Dutch immigration at St Pancras intl

French border police are present at St. Pancras, and process all passengers embarking on Eurostar services. French police is supposed to stamp passports except those of EU, EFTA, Andorran, Monaco and ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

If there really is no space at all, all pages are full, you need to apply for a new passport. In some countries (maybe most) you can apply for a passport with an extra large number of pages. Also in ...
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

You do NOT have to return back to your home country. It's perfectly fine to travel to the US from anywhere as long as you have the right visa. Many people leave their home countries once, travel to ...
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Does one need a visa to transfer between two airports during a transit through the Schengen area?

The only way to get from one of these airports to the other is to enter France and take ground transportation. (You can't even transfer between international flights between the two terminals at Orly ...
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Is it safe for people of Indian descent to visit Russia?

Each time I see such questions, I feel very frustrated. I'm from Russia, and I can't do anything to remove such articles, but I try to do my best to explain that people here, in Russia, aren't as ...
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Schengen visa (for tourism) requirements for an Indian student in the US

No, your undestanding is incorrect. That sentence is basically a reminder that if your citizenship allows you to enter the Schengen area without a visa, you can still do that while living in the US. ...
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