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The 90 day clock starts when you arrive in mainland Europe. The UK isn't in the Schengen Area, so your time there has no effect on your Schengen time limit. It's worth noting that the EU and Schengen Area, while related, are different things: several countries (UK, Ireland, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Croatia) are in the EU but not Schengen, while some (...


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As a Canadian, you do not need a visa to be admitted in B-1 (business visitor) or B-2 (pleasure visitor) status. (You are also not eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program; Canadians are exempted from the visa requirement by a different section of the law. If you try to apply for ESTA, you will see that "Canada" is not available in the list of ...


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First of all, I applaud your resolve to be truthful in the application. Definitely tell the truth. Having said that, visiting a boyfriend or girlfriend can indeed be a bit of a red flag to immigration, though it is not an insurmountable one. The key parts to successfully getting a visitor visa are convincing the officer reviewing the application that the ...


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From personal experience I don’t believe this is true, and I do believe it is always best to tell the truth in any visa application. My partner is Cuban. It is notoriously difficult for Cubans to get a visa for any destination, and it’s virtually unheard of for a Cuban to be able to meet the financial eligibility requirements in their own right. I have ...


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But from what I’ve read, a Visa doesn’t guarantee entry... what are the chances of me now being denied entry by an agent at the border? Exceedingly small. That disclaimer is there because the immigration officer (IO) may uncover grounds of inadmissibility that were not considered by the visa officer. For example, the IO may develop a suspicion that your ...


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In theory, yes, she can do this. The limit is six months, and if she plans to stay for six months or less, it's allowed. The problem is that she is likely to be denied, because a "genuine visitor" does not quit their job before traveling to the UK. That is probably only one of several red flags the visa officer might notice, but it is certainly among the ...


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If you are both just visiting the UK, the authorities will not be very bothered by what your relationship to each other is. They are really only concerned about whether you will both leave at the end. Unless there is something that doesn't make sense about your story they won't care if you are legally married or how long you have been together. That is ...


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I think your issue might be that you're misusing a critical term. "Sponsor" is a specific term that has nothing to do with who is paying for a trip, and since neither of you currently hold a UK visa, the term isn't applicable to either of you. A "sponsor" in immigration terms is a person (generally a family member, partner, or friend) who is already a ...


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Give yourself some leeway with your departure date. Don’t rely on ‘understanding’ from Immigration officials of any country if you overstay your visa. In Japan, according to https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/japan/entry-requirements and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/...


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This is no problem at all. Yes they can take help from their group members for interpretation. Even if they are alone and require help, the border officials will have interpreters available for commonly spoken languages. Hindi is definitely one of them. The U.K. does not require standard visitors to be fluent in English. will they be sent back if they ...


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As per your letter - The last date you may travel to New Zealand is: 23 December 2019 - this means you need to arrive in New Zealand on or before December 23, and This visa expires 1 month(s) after your first arrival means you have one month after that arrival before the visa expires (and therefore need to leave the country). So yes, you can arrive on (or ...


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Your stay in the U.K. does not count towards your Schengen stay limits. They are completely separate visa regimes. Even if you stay for a whole 6 months in the U.K., it still is 0 days in the Schengen area. Your proposed plan is perfectly fine. Your 90 day Schengen limit will start when you enter the Schengen zone, not when you enter the U.K.


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The is no official rule for how long you will be given on re-entry to the US after 5 months in Mexico. However US Customs and Border Patrol do use a rule-of-thumb that you should be outside of the US for longer than you are in the US. So after a stay of 6 months, followed by being outside of the US for 5 months, that rule of thumb would mean you would ...


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The US has two visitor classes: B-1 for business and B-2 for pleasure. Almost all visitor visas are issued as combination B-1/B-2 visas. Single purpose B-1 or B-2 visas appear to be issued when there are different reciprocity considerations for the two categories of visitors, and that varies by country. India does not have different reciprocity for the ...


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Athough I overstayed just for 1 day, the immigration officers at Don Mu'eng were very nice and told me that I don't have to pay the 500 Baht fine (probably because it's the only overstay I had in this passport); the officer added that if I would stay 2 days or more there would have been a fine. There is a small deep Blue signature in Thai underneath the ...


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You should think less in terms of "The rules say I can enter Singapore for 90 days" and more in terms of "The rules say the immigration officer can allow me into Singapore for up to 90 days." 90 days is allowed because it should be enough for the vast majority of tourist or business visits. If you want to stay longer than 90 days (and staying for 80 days, ...


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is it necessary to declare customs? Yes. You must declare everything that you will be leaving behind in the US. Considering that I won't be getting any money out of those books and aren't gifts either, how should I go about declaring that? Just list the items and their value. You don't have to declare whether they are gifts or why they will be staying ...


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You should apply separately in your respective places of residence. As @phoog comments, if you apply in India there’s a good chance that the application will be rejected with instructions to apply in Japan, because applicants are generally required to apply in their place of residence. Since you are the primary applicant, and your girlfriend’s application ...


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We get a steady trickle of questions from people whose US visa application was rejected after an apparently perfunctory in-person interview. It appears that they have a rule that they must conduct in-person interviews for all applicants even when they've already decided based on the written application to reject it. (But I don't think we have found such an ...


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If your marriage is already decided, it would be better to keep it to the short visits until the marriage and bring your then-wife to UK afterwards. Even if your girlfriend manages to get a 6-months visitor visa to join you in the UK, she will not be able to work or study legally. What do you personally expect her to do during the 6 months? This is also the ...


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As noted on the Department's web site on the Working Holiday visa: Stay longer on a visitor visa Generally we don't grant a visitor visa after you have been in Australia on a Work and Holiday visa. If you want to apply for a Visitor visa to stay longer in Australia and the Visitor visa would result in you staying longer than 12 consecutive ...


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If in the middle of my trip, I fly to Italy for a few days, and want to fly back to UK for a few more days before heading home, can I re-enter the UK? Yes, though, as always, the immigration officer can deny entry if you do not convince him or her that you are a "genuine visitor." And if I can re-enter in the same 6-month tourist limit - how many times ...


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IMHO the important point here is whether your girlfriend meets the eligibility criteria for a visa in her own right or not. If she does, there’s really little need to prove your relationship. Just state that you’re travelling together in your respective applications and cross-reference the GWF number of your application in hers. You’ll both be providing your ...


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You do not need an invitation letter to visit Canada. Millions of people visit Canada without one. If someone has actually invited You to Canada they should send a letter, but if nobody has it does not matter. There is no set amount of money you need in your accounts. They want to see that you have the money to pay for your visit of course. But they also ...


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A few years ago I caught a similar late flight from the UK, the booths were open for us to use. Many official government websites advertise the visa on arrival process for Egypt, so it will realistically always be open until the last flight of the day, as otherwise money would be lost, and people wouldn't be able to pass through immigration. There are also ...


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Regardless of whether you can do this, it's not a good idea. You've left yourself no flexibility at all to deal with problems at the end of your trip. Flight home cancelled or significantly delayed? You've overstayed your visa. Late to the airport and missed your flight? You've overstayed your visa. On time to the airport but security was crazy that day and ...


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Big tip from foreign Thai resident... If you have any overstays in your passport (dangerous as you can be blacklisted) when you replace your passport book it all resets and you get a new number. Thai immigration smiled when he seen my new passport book and told me my overstays are all gone. I specifically asked in Thai if they had any electronic record of my ...


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Canadians don't need a visa or ESTA to visit the United States for less than 180 days. Everything permitted by B-1 is permitted without one and very few special cases need a B-2 visa but being a tourist for a short period is not one.


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When the country you are applying to finds that the documents are fake, following things can happen. Visa application will be rejected for sure. You will be likeley banned for life or for a long period of time. You will have to declare this visa rejection for any similar countries, on which they won't be giving visas. You can be refereed to local law ...


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