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How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

Call the Border Force (phone numbers to each Heathrow terminal at the bottom here) and explain the situation in perfect detail, including that the school won't enrol her without the proper entry stamp....
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Dual Citizen: CA+USA Travelling to States for non academic school, do I need a student visa?

If you are a US citizen, regardless of what other citizenships you might have, you can enter the US and do whatever you want, for as long as you want, without any kind of visa. Just renew your US ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa?

No one here can predict how the Australian visa office will act in a particular case. Your UK immigration record attaches to you as an individual, not to your passport. Thus, holding a passport ...
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With a Canadian student visa, can I spend a night at Vancouver before continuing to Toronto?

You'll clear immmigration and become a temporary resident at your first port of entry into Canada. You told us that you would be entering at Vancouver, so this is where immigration will take place. ...
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Confused about visa question: "Voluntarily elected to depart the UK" ? Yes or No?

No No The second part is for when: You have overstayed and left on your own accord (ie, were not deported) and/or At the immigration check point - you were inadmissible and have voluntarily decided ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa?

As Joe Malt wrote in a comment The general advice on Travel.SE is to be completely upfront and honest on visa applications. A slightly complicated travel history may cause some difficulty, but if ...
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Is it recommended I enter the US only in the city where my university is situated?

Is it recommended that I enter US in the city my university is located and then fly to visit my relatives, or is it okay to enter a different state? Do not worry about it if you are a bonafide ...
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UK student visitor visa refused, even though I am financed by a government scholarship

I reapplied on last Monday, paid for a priority service and finally received my visa today. I got very valuable advice from people on this website and I really appreciate it. They checked my cover ...
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Should I hide my travel history to the UK when I apply for an Australian visa?

You should not omit it. Yet, you don't need to say which college you went to. You can simply say, "date1 - date2 : UK with student visa" and "date3 - date4 : UK with student visa". If asked, you ...
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I withdrew money after I was granted UK tier 4 student visa and now I am wondering if it will cause any problems when I reach UK?

What they're worried about is what we call "funds parking", which is a scam applicants use against VIUK to appear richer than they really are. They borrow money, park it in the bank account ...
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US Visa with British Passport

You need an F-1 visa for Independent study and a J-1 visa for exchange study. You will apply for it after having been admitted to the university and received an I-20 (for F-1) or DS-2019 (for J-1) ...
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Can I attend a short course in UK using the visitor visa granted when I applied for a study visa?

You applied for a short-term study visa under Paragraph A57A of the Immigration Rules, but the consulate issued a class "C" visa under Appendix V of the rules. This may or may not be a mistake from ...
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Where I can make chocolates in Switzerland

Let me start by saying that chocolate making is not something that is a very common past time even for us Swiss people (at least not if you are talking making chocolate from scratch). Nevertheless I ...
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Can having a second wife affect my Australian visa processing/stay?

Australia does not recognize polygamy, and neither do its visas. The student visa conditions for bringing a partner are all about a partner (singular), not plural. So your options are to apply with ...
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What should I put down for "Reason for refusal"?

Reasons for Refusal: My refusal letter suggested that I was unable to satisfy the ECO that I met the requirements of paragraph(s) V4.2 and V4.3 of Immigration Rules Appendix V. They know what it ...
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Short term study visa refusal for a US citizen

Rule #1 of visa applications is don't lie on visa applications. The UK short-term study visa application asks whether you have been granted any UK visas in the past ten years; so even if you apply ...
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Re-enter period before visa expires

There is no time limit to re-enter other than your visa expiry date. Having left during your post-study period, on re-entry you will need to satisfy Border Force officials that you are returning for a ...
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City in Peninsular Malaysia to immerse in Malay language?

LOL! If you want immersion in Chinese culture then Johor Bahru and Penang are very good choices. You named the 2 most Chinese town of Malaysia. Go to the east coast instead. To Kota Bahru then slowly ...
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Refused Entry to UK. Will this affect my Student Visa application?

If you have been detained and removed from the UK, you will need to declare it when you apply for your student visa. It's best to include a copy of your removal notice(s) with your application and to ...
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Moving to Netherlands: would taking train with a lot of luggage possible?

I checked the NS site and the rules are easy to find, in Dutch. The best I can find in English is this, a link to a PDF file in which I can not find the needed information. Zorg dat uw bagage andere ...
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My uk visa was denied

You’ve been refused under A57 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/immigration-rules-part-3-students with a number of points raised as to why you do not qualify. The ECO does not believe you’...
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Are there discount tickets in Bremen for PhD student in Germany?

There are typically no discount tickets for students in Germany. As student, you get a 'Semsterticket' together with your matriculation documents after payment of your semester fee. This ticket ...
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Schengen visa, insurance, flight refunds after cancellation because of COVID-19

Insurance premium You can cancel the insurance at any time before the coverage begins. The company website says Before the beginning of coverage, ... you can request a full refund at any time. Visa ...
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Do i need to show my Canadian study visa refusal to the UK embassy for study visa?

You should disclose any relevant information, including any prior refusals. Your Canadian refusal may make it more difficult to get a UK visa, but consider the alternative. Canada and the UK share ...
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Casual Khmer language classes or language exchange in Siem Reap?

While not exactly casual, there's an organization called "Learn Khmer Language - Siem Reap" that's specialized in teaching the Khmer language to foreigners. The organization seems to be ...
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Do I need to show proof I will be leaving UK when I enter (as an EU citizen)?

As an EU citizen, you don't have any time limit on remaining in the UK necessarily, under EU freedom of movement rules. Now freedom of movement technically applies only to workers, but practically it ...
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Can i come in 3 months earlier before my term start in Canada?

The way Canadian student entry works is like this. Thre is technically no such thing as a 'student visa'. When you apply to be a student in Canada you will receive: An introductory letter stating ...
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Dual Citizen: CA+USA Travelling to States for non academic school, do I need a student visa?

You do not need a visa. Furthermore, you cannot get a visa, except perhaps in a situation where your US citizenship may be in doubt and you need to travel urgently. Because you have an expired US ...
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Can having a second wife affect my Australian visa processing/stay?

As jpatokal's answer noted, Australian migration law does not recognise multiple relationships. This does not mean your other wife cannot come to Australia. However, for the purposes of migration ...
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