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Should I mention being denied entry to UK due to a confusion in my Visa and Ticket bookings?

You were not refused entry to the UK. The airline just refused to take you there, which is lucky because, if they had taken you to the UK, it seems that you would have been refused entry.
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Non-EU: Travelling within the Schengen without a passport because its held at the US embassy

From talking and asking around, I know there have been many other people in my position and have helped me, so I'm passing it along here: I was told I can email the US consulate to withdraw my ...
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Why didn't the check-in agent recognize my long term visa?

Humans are fallible. Even the ones that are meant to be well trained. I spent years in America on a visa that nobody recognised because there are so few in circulation (E3). I almost got arrested at ...
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UK visa refusal on credibility grounds (longer visit than originally described)

If I understand your question correctly, it goes along the lines of... If the Standard Visitor Visa is good for 6 months, why do people get refused when they have previously stayed for 2 or 3 ...
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I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?

do I need a visa No, as a US citizen, you are already allowed into the Schengen Area visa-free, + as a family member of a Union citizen, you benefit from the same freedom of movement as the union ...
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Does my passport need to be stamped while re-entering Schengen area?

What am I supposed to do? Stop worrying. Since you have a valid D visa and a residence permit on the way, it doesn't much matter whether your passport is stamped. No harm will come from having a ...
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Retirement visa for Japan

The best thing to do is contact the Japanese consulate and ask if you fullfill the conditions of any long term visa. A quick search, however, reveals one that may suit your purpose: Designated ...
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Entering Sweden with tourist visa while awaiting "researcher" permit

On the personal anecdotes side I have personally applied for tourist visas to Sweden for other people WHILE the person in question simultaneously has some kind of long-term visa application in the ...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible?

There's several approaches you can take. They all involve some planning, and there are some extra marks of caution. Mix Schengen and non-schengen stays. The actual Schengen rules say for any given ...
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With a D-Visa, may I enter the Schengen area through a different country?

There are several things to consider. Regular Schengen rules: No problem entering the area through another country than the Netherlands, your Dutch MVV allows and will be recognized (for this purpose)...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible?

If you plan to "operate" your business over the phone, you might actually be working in Europe. That's not what a tourist does. There could be tax consequences, both home and abroad. If you can ...
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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Schengen rules

You are exempt as long as you are travelling with your EU spouse. Administrative formalities may apply if you stay in one country for more than 3 months consecutively. The Practical Handbook for ...
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Got an EU Residence permit for work, but was laid off before entering

As far as I can tell, the Tech Visa is tied to your continued employment at the qualified Tech Visa employer, so if you're laid off, you no longer qualify for the visa. While this official page doesn'...
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Got an EU Residence permit for work, but was laid off before entering

I asked the Portuguese Embassy in Riyadh (as per some comments in this thread). Their response is given below: Thank you for your message. The visa was issued for a specific purpose, based on your ...
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What is a Schengen Type D Visa

I'm guessing the stamp you're talking about looks like this (image from Wikipedia): This is NOT A VISA, and in particular not a type D visa. It's just an entry stamp that documents when you crossed ...
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Can the French embassy cancel my US visa?

I do not think that you have any reason to worry. Remember that each country sets its own criteria for visa issuance, and that the criteria are different for different types of visas. France is not ...
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Is there passport control in Barcelona train station?

There is a control at the main station but you may not be stopped. With that said, you HAVE TO have an official document with you and that's only your passport. With every other document you will ...
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Does a US baby born in France received the mother's visitor visa benefits?

It looks to me like your child will need a titre d'identité républicain (TIR): Le titre d'identité républicain (TIR) peut être délivré à un mineur né en France de parents étrangers titulaires d'un ...
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One Year Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

(This started out as a comment, but it got rather long, and I wanted to add more) The embassy/consulate who issues visa are free to issue them with whatever validity period they like. If you haven't ...
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Should I mention being denied entry to UK due to a confusion in my Visa and Ticket bookings?

There is no need to mention your tale of woe if the application form specifically asks if you have been refused entry to any country. Refusal of entry has a specific meaning, and should be ...
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SWISS sends out false information about transit requirements in Switzerland - what steps may be taken to ensure unhindered transportation?

Unfortunately, the Swiss airline email seems to be based on the IATA Information offered throught their Swiss Travel Regulations system. Full IATA Information: (Moscow-Zürich) SWISS displays this ...
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Does a non-used Schengen short-stay visa count to qualify for a one year visa?

No. The Schengen Visa Code tells us, in article 24: Provided that the applicant fulfils the entry conditions set out in point (a) and points (c) to (e) of Article 6(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/399, ...
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Need I leave and reenter the Schengen area after my work visa expires to become a tourist?

There's no such thing as an "entry tourist stamp", only a Schengen entry stamp or a Schengen exit stamp; third-state nationals get the same stamp no matter what their basis for entering is. (With the ...
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How to stay in the UK for more than 6 months?

Normally, US citizens can only visit without a visa for no more than six months. Some countries allow visitors to apply for a visa to stay for longer. However, that does not appear to be true for the ...
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Can I visit London with a Type D schengen visa ?

Your Schengen visa means nothing in itself for the UK, the UK is not part of the Schengen area and governs its own immigration. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality largely, you ...
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Work visa expiring, can I stay as a tourist?

What if I exit the Schengen area and then reenter as a tourist? Yes you can do that. You must exit before or when your visa expires. Go somewhere else and then make your visa free entry request. ...
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Non-EU: Travelling within the Schengen without a passport because its held at the US embassy

This is just a clarification of some of the points in NYCvisitor2228968's essentially correct answer, but too long for a comment, so bear with me here. Most, but not all, Schengen countries require ...
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Does the German embassy disclose visa information to the country (Russia)

Is there any privacy statement of the embassy, to find out whether or not they send this information? Since all (short/long-term and transit) visas (‘uniform visa’) are entered into the VIS system ...
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Global Blue with D visa (Netherlands): possible?

You can only get a refund, if your permanent residence is outside the EU; the item is more than 50 EUR, the item is unused, and it has been less than 90 days since you bought it. A "D" visa (which is ...
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