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Is it easier/faster for an Iranian citizen to get a US or a Schengen (Swiss) visa?

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 ...
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Can an Iranian citizen enter the USA on a Dutch passport?

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 ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP as a Dutch and Iranian national?

No, you need a visa. Apply for a B1/B2 visa on your Dutch passport, and if asked at the interview why you want a visa, explain it's because you're a dual Iranian national. Bring (on paper) solid ...
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British Iranian Dual National travelling to USA

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 ...
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Canadian/Iranian Citizen Transiting USA aiport

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 ...
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Do United States green card holders need a visa to re-enter the US from Iran?

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 ...
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UK visa refused for deception. How to tell if a ban has been placed?

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, ...
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Will a green card holder have problems returning to the USA after more than six months away?

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?...
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Can an Iranian citizen enter the USA on a Dutch passport?

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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Will a green card holder have problems returning to the USA after more than six months away?

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 ...
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How can I get an invitation to enter Europe

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 ...
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Can Iranian-Canadians enter on arrival to the US?

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 ...
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Re-interviewed for Schengen visa but got rejected for other reasons

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 ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa while staying in UK on a Tier 4 visa

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 ...
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Will a green card holder have problems returning to the USA after more than six months away?

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 ...
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Schengen Visa Annulment and Subsequent Removal

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 ...
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Can I buy a one-way ticket to Australia with an indefinite visa?

Yes, you can buy a one way ticket to Australia. This visa entitles you to remain permanently in Australia.
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Which consulate should issue me a Schengen visa if I transit through several Schengen states?

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 ...
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Re-interviewed for Schengen visa but got rejected for other reasons

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 ...
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Can I reenter Schengen via a different country than the one for which I hold a residency card?

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 ...
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Staying in Germany more than 3 months

Your Hungarian residence permit allows you to visit other Schengen states as if you had a C visa, i.e. 90 days out of every 180 days. To stay any longer, you would need a German D visa. Renting a ...
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Azerbaijan Transit Visa for Iranian Citizens

No you don't need a transit visa, provided you have proof of onward travel and remain in Azerbaijan for less than 72h. However, make sure you don't need to transfer terminals at Baku airport, because ...
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Do I need UK transit visa to going to Ireland?

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 ...
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Schengen Visa canceled by embassy in Tehran because of wrong hotel booking

Indeed Schengen visa code does not require nonrefundable accommodations: Article 14 Supporting documents When applying for a uniform visa, the applicant shall present: ... ...
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I have an eTA but my passport is in another embassy. Can I still travel to Canada with a copy of my passport?

Unfortunately, you need your passport: As a U.S. Green Card holder, you do not need a visitor visa to travel to Canada. However, you are expected to have an eTA if you plan to fly to or transit ...
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Using only the first leg of a connected flight when you need a visa for the final destination

Presuming that the flight from Istanbul to Belgrade is within 24 hours of his arrival into Istanbul, then he will almost certainly be denied boarding in Tehran if he does not meet the requirements to ...
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Can I enter the US under the VWP as a Dutch and Iranian national?

No, you may not visit the USA without a visa. Nationals of certain countries, including the Netherlands, may visit the USA under the Visa Waiver Program. Several conditions must be met, including not ...
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