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As I understand it, you were issued a Schengen and travelled to Italy. During your landing interview you were challenged for proof of accommodation and you could not provide it, instead you said you had forgotten to make reservations. You were then removed to your original departure destination. In a subsequent enquiry at the issuing post you were ...


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My very first trip to Vietnam, I was in the immigration line and the German guy ahead of me was trying to explain that he couldn't give the name of the hotel, because he had hired a guide, who was waiting just outside, and the guide had booked the hotel and not told him the name. The gruff uniformed agent listened with barely concealed contempt and boredom ...


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I am assuming you have not been requested to provide proof of accommodation (on the basis that if you had been you would have said so!) so refer to the GOV.UK guidelines where in Section 4, which is: documents you should not send unless specifically requested there is, amonsgt other, items: hotel bookings The rationale will be that once allowed ...


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Question is if I can enter Germany without a hotel-booking for those 4 weeks? Yes (assuming the 4 weeks are within the year of your visa). You may be confusing authorisation to apply to enter the Schengen area (which you now have) with authorisation to travel around the Schengen area (which, with a few exceptions, everybody inside the Schengen area has). ...


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The embassy is more interested knowing whether you can afford to pay your accommodation costs for three months than the exact location where you are staying. The best option would be to have a preliminary booking for a short-stay apartment or the like for the full three months, complete with a cost estimate and proof of funds to pay for it. But you could ...


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Applications that are part of a family group only require that the primary submit evidence. Other family members should put the primary's GWF number in their individual remarks section. As long as you have recorded your father's GWF number you can put 0 or half, it doesn't matter. They are smart enough to understand how families travel together and nobody ...


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You were refused under Paragraph 4.2 of the rules which means they do not believe you are a genuine visitor. The paragraph having to do with booking.com is their way of saying that you did not study the guidance and hence possibly do not understand the rules. And by extension, people who do not understand the rules are likely to violate them. The ...


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what's best way to apply "Best" does not have meaning in the context you have written about. There's the only way to apply. And once that is nailed down, you can add some 'best practices' on to it... Have the daughter prepare a single invitation letter addressed to the Entry Clearance Officer at the decision-making hub in Abu Dhabi, add the proposed travel ...


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You are not held to your specific itinerary. Just write your current plan, and if that changes, so be it.


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Personal experience here: I was residing in Singapore on a work visa (E-Pass as they call it). And my friends were to visit me on a leisure trip. They initially booked an Airbnb to get a visa, and then realised they could stay with me. So they cancelled the airbnb and stayed at my place for about a week. Singapore is very strict but friendly. They ...


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You do not need a hotel reservation to enter the Schengen area. You need to justify the purpose and conditions of the intended stay, and [] have sufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to [your] country of origin or transit to a third country into which [you] are certain to be admitted, or [be] in a ...


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Rather than risk there being a misunderstanding I would put down the address of where I intended to stay. Just because I say I'm going to stay somewhere doesn't mean I cannot change my mind. Sometimes even when you have a reservation the hotel is overbooked...


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I believe the answer is no. I made a booking on the Trans-Siberian in 2006. The booking agency arranged the documentation for my visa which I took to the relevant office (in London) for my visa application. The visa was issued. My "accommodation" in Russia was listed as the train itself. I did not have my tickets for the train because I was due to pick them ...


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I recall that the the form itself includes instructions staying that you should give the address of the hotel where you stay first. However, current versions of the form apparently do not say this. I may remember this from an older version of the form, or I may have seen it on form I-94 or I-94W. It probably doesn't matter much. If you can't get a ...


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It is perfectly fine to visit a Chinese friend on an L (tourist) visa. To obtain the visa, your friend should write a letter of invitation and send it to you. You should submit it with your visa application. According to the visa application instructions, the invitation letter should include: The invitation letter should contain: a. Information on ...


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As annoying as is it that all US visa applications must be done in person, this is one of the benefits of that - you have a good opportunity to explain things like this during the interview! I would suggest taking along a copy of your wife's passport (and if you do not share a common surname, proof that you are married such as your marriage certificate), ...


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The proof of accommodation for a Schengen visa application needs to be a document stating that you have reserved an accommodation for the length of the stay and that the reservation is confirmed: Whether you are staying in a hostel, a rented room or a 5* hotel does not matter. Since you want to rent a house, you can rent it directly from the owner. At ...


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For a visa application, this would be complicated. If you were relying on her hospitality as a premise for the visa, you'd need to provide documentary evidence that her council is okay with her having boarders. However, since you're entering visa-free, you're not going to be subject to as exhaustive a check at the border as a visa process would be. If you ...


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You are applying for a standard visitor entry clearance and you are visiting a qualified family member (your sister). Your sister lives in a council flat and hence it's hard to get the owner's permission so you want to stay in a nearby hotel or hostel. For reasons not worth going in to here, the form assumes that visitors will stay with their family and ...


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I did this when I was in the UK. I can tell you from my experience. I believe it's going to be almost the same as the consulate in the US. I used Booking.com and it's enough to show that you have confirmation of accommodation. I used to use Hostelworld.com as a confirmation as well and it worked for me. However, the email had my name on it. I used to ...


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You should have little trouble getting admitted for four months, provided that you: Fill in your landing card with the address of the hotel you will spend your first night (get this address in advance before you travel) Can prove at the border that you can financially support yourself for that time, e.g. with bank statements, your American Express card, etc....


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If your husband has a valid T2 ICT visa and both of you are NOT from North Korea, you may be able to qualify for a dependent visa depending upon your circumstances. The most rigorous requirement is the financial hurdle, which will be to show a clear balance of GBP 1,575 (this covers the primary and one dependent). Because you have a prior refusal you'll ...


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As far as I know, on crossing the Russian border you do not need to tell the exact address where you will be staying. Before crossing the border, you should fill in a migration card - there will be a field for the name of agency which issued an invitation. After arriving in Russia you have 7 days to register you place of living. If you stay in a hotel, ...


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From the French embassy in India, for Tourist Visa, it mentions : Justificatifs d’hébergement (contrat de location devant faire apparaître votre nom, les dates de séjour, et les coordonnées de l’hôtel ou du logement). which means that the proof of accommodation should show : Your name Dates of the accommodation (from-to) Name and address of the hotel or ...


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First of all, I don't think you need to submit proof of accommodation if you are attending a conference. See this page from the Japanese Consulate-General in Boston, US. Moreover, Airbnb billing receipts are accepted as proof for accommodation for Japanese visas. Since CouchSurfing is a similar service as far as I understand, I don't think this would be a ...


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This is covered in Article 14 of Schengen Visa Code. The required item stated as: (b) documents in relation to accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover his accommodation The actual documents "in relation to accommodation" are explained in Annex II: for journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism or for private reasons: (a) ...


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You can just put your most likely destination(s). They may also ask for flight reservations but the agency I used said outright book, print, cancel, which is what I did. As a foreigner, the hotel will register you with the local authorities automatically so the address on the visa application really is a formality. And if you're applying for a multiple-...


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Q1: Answer ‘0’ and explain in the application/cover letter that your family will be staying with you during their visit. If you do not own your accommodation, provide proof that you are allowed to have guests eg rental agreement, letter from landlord Q2: Answer ‘yes’ if your wife is not paying all the costs of the trip herself. Your wife should submit her ...


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Yes you can stay with her without any issue. There's no reason why council housing would be relevant to the UKVI. The rules for non-visa visits are as follows: they must not work during their stay in the UK (although study is permitted as a 'student visitor'), with limited exceptions for authorized "permitted paid engagements" of up to one month ...


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You can make any changes you wish to your travel plans, with these caveats: You still need to adhere to the conditions of your visa, with respect to number of entries, days of stay and visa expiry. For your first use of the visa, your main destination should still be the country which issued the visa.


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