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You've left this awfully late, my friend. There's 2 things I would suggest you do at this point (not sure if they'll help you with this trip though, seeing as you need to travel in 2 days) Contact/visit the Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka and speak to them about the issue. They may be able to offer some clarity as to why you were refused entry and ...


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Taiwan has almost no embassies left, having lost the battle with the PRC for recognition (with very few, mostly insignificant, exceptions). What are usually present are offices that provide consular services with names such as "Taipei Economic and Cultural Center". China (The People's Republic) has nothing to do with Republic of China (Taiwan) visas, so don'...


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I did manage to get the visa and am already back from a successful stay in Sweden. Here is a description of my experience. After posting here and a few emails later I was sent a document from the embassy containing a list of reasons for exempt titled, Exemptions from the requirement of a residence permit - Immigration Act Section 5, cf. the Immigration ...


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The UK is not part of Schengen, so yes, you need a UK visa https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/sri-lanka/tourism/no


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The bans on Sri Lankan sportsmen is against the spirit of the Indian Constitution which guarantees freedom of movement between states which are a part of India. However as you know, there is resentment against the Sinhalese people in Tamil Nadu for various reasons which you'd already be aware of. That said, overall Tamil Nadu is one of the safest states in ...


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Generally speaking, many people need a visa to transit in Canada. Most airports have no facilities or specific exemptions for transit (see a previous question about visa rules for flight connections). The main exceptions I could find are: People who can enter Canada without a visa, obviously, including US permanent residents (see the full list). Transit ...


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Travelling to Taiwan from the People's Republic of China (PRC) isn't a simple thing, especially if your return route is also via the PRC. You may find you need a double-entry visa in order to make the return. The PRC can be sticky about the political divide and some travellers have posted in various forums complaining of their treatment. Taiwan does have a ...


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This could be an issue, as often they want the visa to match exactly to the name in the passport, but that being said it is also very common for names that are too long to have their middle name removed (in many countries including China), so they are used to this happening. It really comes down to who is checking your visa on the day, as no matter what the ...


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Your case is the same as mine. But I have overstayed for 11 years. 4 years back when I applied for tourist visa, they have granted me a visa but refused entry in Chennai airport. Then I approached high commission and explained my need to visit to India. The high commissioner gave a letter stating the reason. Immigration officials in Chennai have granted ...


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It wasn't a problem. The china immigration officer didn't say anything about it. Actually immigration officer system had my full name as the passport. visa consultation company are correct with skip middle name because of less space. but always double-check with the embassy if happed similar situation. Thanks


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Citizens of some countries must have a Schengen airport transit visa to go through the airside zone of Schengen airports. This concerns the citizens of Sri Lanka, but also Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Somalia. For these citizens, exceptions exist if they hold a ...


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Thank you for the all guidance. I just want to share the real experience I had because I assume this will be helpful for others. For the Direct Airside Transit Visa, it took around 8 working days for me.


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There are two separate issues here. First, will Singapore let you back in? This will depend on what happens to your training pass. If it's still valid, you'll have no problems; but if it's cancelled, you will be granted a Short Term Visit Pass, which is single-entry and will not allow you to return to Singapore. So I suggest you negotiate with your ...


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Can I obtain a Malaysian transit visa in KLIA when I'm flying back to Sri Lanka? Actually if have you a valid visa from China and you intend to transit in Kuala Lumpur, any airport, yes you can stay up to 120 hours, provided the transit time is longer than 8 hours and travel only with Malaysian Airline or AirAsia. Source:Ministry Of Foreign Affairs ...


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As long as you remain within the Schengen area, the validity of the Schengen short-stay visa depends on two things: The maximum duration of stay The validity duration If either of them are exhausted, the visa is not valid anymore. For long-duration visas, the maximum duration of stay should be 90 days (that's why you read about those 90 days) but if your ...


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All states in the US have their own rules regarding foreign drivers. If you are a resident in any state then you need that state's driving licenses. The rules to determine if you are a resident can be obtained from the respective state's DMV. Since you are on a short visit, I will assume you do not fulfill the resident criteria. Talking specifically about ...


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Based on what you say in the question, it is very likely that your children are automatically British citizens from birth. (The UK government may not know about them yet, but when they find out, the outcome will not be that the child becomes a British citizen as a result of the investigation, but that the government takes note of the fact that they've been a ...


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As others have said, and you have found out yourself, you do need a visa as a Sri Lankan passport holder, irrespective of what permanent residence permits you hold. You can do this by visiting this link, reading it, then clicking the 'Apply for a visa' button at the bottom of the page. If you would like to do any further reading in addition to the previous ...


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I applied for a business visa through my company and got it rejected. In the meantime I got the opportunity to speak with one of the visa officers. His explanation is to directly contact Ministry of Home Affairs in India (via email) and appeal my case.


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Airlines are required to return a passenger to their point of departure if the passenger is refused entry at a transit point (or a destination), and they must do so at the airline's expense. Therefore, they're very careful to check whether a passenger has the correct travel documents. The database at Timatic (here's an article about Timatic on Wikipedia) ...


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The following info is from Timatic, the database used by airlines: For your wife: For Belgrade: VISA NOT REQUIRED For Abu Dhabi: VISA NOT REQUIRED For Sri Lanka: Visa required, except for Nationals of Bulgaria can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. So, your wife needs no visas at all. For you: For Belgrade: Visa ...


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Yes, your husband does need a visa to enter the Schengen area, including France. Since you are a British citizen and your husband would be travelling with you, do make sure to apply for his visa as a EU/EEA citizen family member (it's a box to fill on the form) as it should be easier, quicker and free. The main exception would be if he was staying in the UK ...


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Your husband can travel without a visa, provided certain conditions are met. Here's the quote from the French consulate website: The foreign spouse of a EU national enter France without visa if holding: A valid travel document; A valid UK residence permit with the endorsement "family member of EEA national" (this endorsement is compulsory to ...


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If you already have a visa, chances are, you will be allowed to enter the country without a problem. I haven't heard about any official refugee protection scheme in India. I am a Sri Lankan too and I stayed in Sri Lanka during the war era. It's unlikely that you will be able to negotiate the overstay to a refugee protection or something similar. Having ...


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To me this information is pretty clear. It just depends on where you apply. Up to 5 days if you apply in Hong Kong. Up to 40 days if you apply in Sri Lanka. Assuming that you are in Hong Kong now, you should obviously apply from there.


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As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours, arriving at and departing from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Visa required, except for Holders of a valid visa issued by Australia, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand or USA ...


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I agree that the Maldives will refuse you entry. If an airline carries a passenger who is refused entry at a destination or a transit location, the airline is required to return that passenger to the point of departure at the airline's expense (although the airline may later try to recoup the cost from the passenger). Thus, airlines are very careful to ...


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I'm sorry, but odds are you'll have to go back to Sri Lanka and apply for a new visa. Except in "exceptional circumstances" (which means getting hit by a bus, not applying for the wrong visa), Schengen Type C short-stay visas cannot be extended beyond 90 days or converted into other visas. The general rule is that new visas have to applied for in embassy ...


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