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Passport lost 4 days before grace period ends. How to avoid illegal stay?

You will need a travel document to board your flight back to Pakistan. Call the nearest Pakistani embassy or consulate in the USA immediately. They can help you get a new passport or emergency travel ...
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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply?

Let's consider the issues with your application. You are trying to be a tourist in a pandemic. If you were granted the visa you asked for, the reality is that you would spend most, if not all, of ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

If the machine readable section of your passport is damaged, as it is in this photo, your passport must be replaced. A passport scanner cannot read this. If your passport is a newer e-passport with ...
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Am I being scammed? (UK visit visa refusal)

The likelihood here is that you are getting scammed. Your narrative fits a well-known profile. In comments you wrote... Actually My solicitor wants to take administrative review he said everything ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

This passport is not just damaged, it has been tampered with! You should under no circumstances have fixed the digits with ink yourself. That blue is clearly an attempt to make the numbers legible ...
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Travelling to Pakistan with expired Pakistani passport?

Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states: Passport required. Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid on arrival. ...
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Visa-free Travel Route on a Pakistani Passport

Bahrain issues e-visas. There are several ISB-BAH flights, several LHE-BAH flights and one KHI-BAH flight, each day. I think those are the only direct flights to such a country. For flights with a ...
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UK Visit visa got refused wrongly when should I re-apply?

As @DJClayworth already said: Your income is absolutely not the problem. Even if you "fix" or explain the numbers stuff, it doesn't matter. The real reason is that they do not believe you ...
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Travel with a Finnish and a Pakistani Passport

Although not a specific answer to your question, according to the Embassy of Finland in Washington, D.C Finland does allow dual citizenship : After June 1st, 2003 dual /multiple nationality is ...
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UK visit visa refused twice: first for funds parking, then for questionable purpose of travel. Should I reapply?

You have applied for entry clearance twice and have been refused both times. Your refusal notices are very helpful in composing an answer... 1- Is it wise to reapply for third time by providing the ...
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Am I entitled to US Visa Waiver Program?

Yes, as a citizen of any of the countries eligible for the VWP, you are eligible, provided you're travelling with a passport from that country too (not on your Pakistani passport). Where you're born ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

The scanners that are used in airports regarding passport control scan (sliding) the passport through the passport control gadget that they have, which in this case is impossible due to the damage on ...
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Traveling to Australia, can I visit Malaysia without a visa?

Yes (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) nationals holders of a valid visa issued by Australia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand or USA are ...
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Can I enter Panama and Costa Rica on a 5-year, multiple US visa?

Can I enter panama and Costa Rica without a visa? Panama Yes you can enter Panama if you have a valid passport for at least 3 months and visas from the following countries regardless of your ...
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Possibility of refusal of a Standard Visitor visa due to deception

Can ECO reject my case, and ban me for 10 years, this time by saying that I used deception and withhold relevant information? I think the chances of another refusal are high, but your application ...
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What should we do about a UK Standard Visitor visa refusal (V4.2(a,c))?

Thanks for including the refusal notice, it becomes pretty clear what happened. The Entry Clearance Officer's 'legal' grounds were Appendix V 4.2 (a, c). If this is taken in the context of the ...
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Can I enter Panama and Costa Rica on a 5-year, multiple US visa?

As crazy as it might sound given that these countries are clearly not the USA, it's actually true! Many countries will waive the requirement to have a visa if you have a visa from another specific ...
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Different signatures on passport and on ID card

Nobody bothers (you) about that. When you go abroad and present your passport, they don't ask you to also present your national identity card to cross match the signatures. Many countries don't even ...
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Transit through Serbia on Pakistani Passport with valid US and UK visas

Yes, you can enter or transit through Belgrade airport or enter any Serbian Port of Entry without any visa. From the official Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Of Serbia website: At its ...
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Which visa would be better: UK or EU?

As the spouse of a British citizen, you can apply to any EU or Schengen country (other than the UK) for a free visa, provided your wife travels with you to that country or arrives there before you do. ...
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I’m an international student in Canada. I want to see my girlfriend in the US

This answer relates to a time when there are no extraordinary restrictions on travel, such as Covid19. As a Pakistani citizen you are required to get a visa to visit the US. For the purposes you ...
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Am I allowed to do a six-week internship in Germany on a 'normal' Schengen visa?

If you are staying for six weeks, what you need is in any case a regular Schengen short-stay visa. But if what you are doing count as work, you need to secure a separate “authorization” before ...
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Schengen visa from Turkey on Pakistani Passport

In general, no. You are supposed to apply at the consulate responsible for the place where you reside. There are exceptions for situations where this would cause undue hardship, especially in ...
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Can I enter Pakistan on my Pakistani passport which expires in less than 1 month?

The six-month validity rule, and similar rules requiring passports to be valid beyond the date of arrival or anticipated date of departure apply only to people visiting countries other than their own. ...
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Can a Pakistani dual citizen visit Israel without any problems?

Though Pakistan itself is not mentioned, recently an Israeli newspaper published an article on Muslim and Arab tourists in Israel. More than 250,000 Muslim and Arab visitors from countries which ...
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Green Card Holder Re-Entry

All you need is your green card, but if you plan to be away for more than one year, you should get a reentry permit. If you don't get a reentry permit in that case, you may need a returning resident ...
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Can I enter Mexico without a visa but with an Italian residence permit?

Yes you can, You don't need a visa. With the purpose of facilitating and promoting travel to Mexico, effective May 2016 all those foreign nationals, regardless of their nationality, visiting Mexico ...
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Can I travel to Ukraine or Russia without a visa as a Pakistani holder of a Schengen residency permit?

No you can’t. There is no such relaxation provided by either Ukraine or Russia. You need to obtain a visa Entry regime to Ukraine for foreign citizens Russian Embassy in Pakistan
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Italian consulate in Dubai annulled my visa after my family applied

You should definitely consider an appeal, not to salvage this trip (there is not enough time) but to avoid having an annulment on your record (in Schengen terminology, an annulment implies fraud and ...
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Can a late passport renewal affect getting visas?

If I understand your question correctly, and you wonder about any impact on future visa applications (i.e. after you have your new passport, say in April 2021 in your example), I doubt this would have ...
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