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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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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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My wife already traveled with this situation, but the recommendation is applying for a new Visa. If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered name change, you will need to obtain a new passport. Once you have a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new U.S. visa to make it easier ...


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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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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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For the sake of putting in an answer, Yes it is absolutely, totally commonplace for Americans, while on holiday (in France, Japan, China, India, Tasmania, or anywhere), to work on their laptop (i.e., for their ordinary home company in the US). Your question is literally "Can?" you do this, the answer is an overwhelming "Yes". As a curiosity, note that ...


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Yes, you don't need to be a UK citizen to sponsor a Standard Visit Visa visa for the UK - a sponsorship is simply evidence that the visitor won't revert to public funds in the UK. The sponsor is not providing a character certificate of any kind, only an assurance that they will support the financial needs and/or provide an accommodation to their guest. ...


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While we usually strive to answer from gov.uk as it's the source of truth, I will use Citizens Advice here. They are a charity and as such their advice is much less suspect than a for profit entity. Without further ado, Getting a visa for family and friends to visit the UK: If you’re paying for their visit (eg for their flights and accommodation) ... ...


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I would interpret it as "other than the country/countries you're a citizen or resident of now". That seems to make sense because you're declaring your current residence and citizenship elsewhere in the application. In general, if your find questions on a visa form ambiguous, aim to err in the direction of disclosing information. If you keep something secret ...


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I suppose the best official source available is the visa itself. If you look at the visa, you will see that there are only two dates printed on it, the issue date and the expiry date. There is no separate date for start of validity. So there is no question, the visa is valid from the issue date until the expiry date.


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Since Michael Hampton didn't turn his correct comment into an answer, let me: Contact the consulate immediately. Do not delay even a minute. You should have received a paper with your passport, explaining that you received the visa, and telling who to contact if you find an error.


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No. You'll be in Vietnam without a valid visa for one hour and 45 minutes. Checking in and going through security and whatever control there is on exiting a country 2-3 hours before your flight is quite normal. So if you do so the 7th, the authorities might not notice that you're actually going to overstay your visa, and if you do so early (like at 20.00) ...


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The application materials will say what evidence you should submit. I can't see any reason why they would need a copy of your driving license. Driving around Italy in a hire car is a completely normal thing to do. Having a driving license is completely normal. You don't need to prove things that are completely normal. Everybody knows you need a driving ...


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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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Two options 1) Either you would need to apply for a re-entry permit (before you leave Thailand) for your Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) entry. You will need: Passport arrival/departure card (TM-6 will be attached to passport page when you enter) 1 passport photo 4cm x 6cm, although larger size may be accepted application (TM-8, [backup]) Fee: 1000 baht for ...


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