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Switzerland hands down. The US is extremely strict in demanding substantial proof of ties to the country of the applicant's residence. Each time they take in an applicant for an interview, their mindset is: "alright, this guy is trying to become an illegal immigrant, unless he convinces me otherwise". Furthermore, as a Middle Easterner your application is ...


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In general, Dutch citizens are able to use the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to enter the US, which would require obtaining an ESTA before travel. However under the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015", the US added additional restrictions to the VWP program, and people that are nationals of Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria ...


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You will need to apply for a visa as you have travelled to Iran and you are a national of Iran. Link to cbp.gov Under the Act, travelers in the following categories are no longer eligible to travel or be admitted to the United States, without a waiver, under the VWP: Nationals of VWP countries who have traveled to or been present in Iraq, ...


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The proposed change doesn't affect you or your wife, and she won't need a visa. The Visa Waiver Program allows citizens of certain countries to visit the US without getting a visa or any other form of authorization. It isn't what your wife has been using; she can enter the US any time, because she already has a different form of authorization: a green card,...


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I presume you will be traveling on your Canadian passport. You do not need a visa. There have been recent changes to the visa waiver program affecting, among others, people who hold Iranian citizenship, but Canadians do not travel under the visa waiver program. A Canadian citizen's visa-free travel to the United States is governed by different provisions ...


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Away from the U.S. less than 180 days, no problem. Between 180 days and a year, maybe a problem. More than a year, definitely a problem. You should plan to return home (the U.S. is your home, right?) before the 1 year mark, and be prepared to explain why you were away so long and show evidence that you have not abandoned your residency. It's important to ...


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v 3.6 (a) reads: An application will be refused where... false representations have been made or false documents or information have been submitted (whether or not material to the application, and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge) This is extremely damaging to the chances of any further UK visa application being granted for the applicants. ...


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Yes, you can travel to the US with your Dutch passport. You cannot use the visa waiver program, however, and therefore you should not apply for ESTA. Instead, you need a visa.


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The USCIS Maintaining Permanent Residency does not give any timelines on when they would consider someone to have abandoned their permanent residency status in the US. Some items that could cause that include taking up residency in another country, not filing tax returns, not maintaining a residence (house/apartment) in the USA, etc. Another USCIS page, ...


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Your passport contained a Dutch permit that the UK authorities believe to have been issued to another person. Firstly, you should consult with a competent immigration lawyer based in the UK. You should make efforts to obtain a Document Verification Report from the UKVI which would look something like this DVR Sample. This would contain the checks performed ...


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The whole point of invitations as they are used in Western Europe (and in particular in the EU or Schengen area) is to make sure you have a genuine purpose and someone who is willing and able to host you. They are not necessary for tourism or any other purpose than visiting a person you already know and hotels do not extend any (nor do they need to). That's ...


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Finding a lawyer is indeed the best course of action but we can't help you with that. In principle, your wife should have been informed of the grounds for refusal and the procedure to appeal. Furthermore, since you are a EU citizen, if you intend to travel with her for a visit, there aren't many valid grounds for Spain to refuse the visa and a marriage ...


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I don't know about Rome specifically but many European airports are split in two areas, one for Schengen/internal flights and one for international flights. Even when the terminal or even the (physical) gates are the same, the flows are kept separate and passengers coming from a Schengen flight can exit the airport without passport control. In some airports, ...


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You met a woman on the net and she offered to sponsor you for a Schengen. She has children either older than you or in the same age range as you. This aspect of your sponsorship was probed during two interviews at the German consulate. You explained the premise of your visit was a family meeting in order to play football with her children. You are employed ...


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Does the Tier 4 need to be valid at least three months after the UK re-entry date? Other answers have pointed out that the visa (or BRP, or etc) must be valid for at least 90 days after returning to the UK, and that stipulation is uncontested. I wanted to add that this is not necessarily a hard requirement and that the Visa Code has provisions for ...


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Your Schengen was annulled and you were removed from the Schengen zone. You didn't give the reason for this, but there are only a few, four in fact. These are listed in the Visa Code, Article 34 and Annex VI A visa shall be annulled where it becomes evident that the conditions for issuing it were not met at the time when it was issued, in particular ...


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The restrictions made by the Congress on those possessing Iranian nationality are only to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Canada is not a participant in the Visa Waiver Program. Canadians entering the US on Canadian passports do not do so under the VWP. I do not believe your parents will be affected by these changes. http://canada.usembassy.gov/visas/...


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worldembassyinformation.com has a different opinion: Embassy of Morocco in Tehran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Street Address: Av Lavassani- Vatanpour-Shahid, Davoud Barati N°5 Phone: (+98-21) 22206731, 22206732 Fax: (+98-21) 22210169 Email: sifamateh@ocean-net.com Embassy of Iran in Rabat, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco Street Address: Route De Zair, ...


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AIUI the new rules on Iranian citizenship and visits only pertain to VWP travel. They should not be an issue for permanent residents. The bigger problem is that by spending too much time outside the US or by taking up residence abroad you may be deemed to have abandoned your permanent residence. According to http://www.familytousa.com/reentry-permit/ there ...


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The thing you are talking about is called Automatic Revalidation, where people with valid non-immigrant status with I-94 can visit Canada or Mexico (or in the case of F and J status, also Carribean and adjacent islands) for up to 30 days, and re-enter the U.S. and continue their existing non-immigrant status as long as the I-94 is still valid, even if their ...


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Yes, you really need a full Schengen visa. This page from the French foreign ministry explains it well: You may need to leave the International Zone : because you need to change airports ; or for any other reason. In all these cases, you enter the Schengen Area, and, unless you are exempt from short-stay visa requirements, you must apply in ...


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Depends where you are coming from, and how to get to that transit country. If you come by air, you can go form Australia or Chile. More people however seem to come by boat. Most boats leave from New Zealand, Argentina, Chile or Australia. I would decide between those 4 depending where is the easiest to get a Visa, and then search for operators through those ...


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Yes, you can buy a one way ticket to Australia. This visa entitles you to remain permanently in Australia.


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The UK Border Agency have a handy tool for working out if you need a visa or not for trips to or through the UK. From that, you can discover that while most Iranians do require a visa even for a direct airside transit (international to international), you're ok. One of the exemptions from needing a UK transit visa is: have a valid Canadian permanent ...


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Since there is apparently no “main destination” in your trip, your visa application should be processed by the first Schengen state you will enter, in your case Germany. This is from article 5 of the Schengen visa code (Regulation (EC) No 810/2009): The Member State competent for examining and deciding on an application for a uniform visa shall be: ...


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It is perfectly possible. My friend from India entered Europe through Paris even though he was a student in Germany. As your visa is student national visa, it allows multiple entries into the Schengen area and you are perfectly fine. But it is always safe to have a ticket from Sweden to Germany if you have already booked it.


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He probably assumed that you were trying to immigrate there; you would go, and never come back - this is why he asked "What is your purpose of visiting Germany". It is clear from the rejection reasons that according to your application, you did not submit sufficient evidence of ties to Iran which convinced the officer that you intended to return back after ...


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According to Georgia, Iran visa-free mechanism to take effect on Jan. 26 The citizens will be able to stay in the country for up to 45 days


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Fortunately the UK website is quite comprehensive and useful in this case. If you wish to leave the airport i.e you exit out of the airport (in this case to travel to another airport), this is called a Landside transit. You will need a visa in order to do so i.e for the LTN to LHR transit. As pointed out by @AndreyChernyakhovskiy, unfortunately the case of ...


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