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You need your bank statements. Since you are decently employed with an ongoing work visa for Japan, suddenly switching to saying your uncle will pay for everything and still not showing your own financial circumstances makes your application much weaker as well as inconsistent with the previous application and I can only presume it will be rejected.


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Your first port of entry does NOT need to be the country which issued you a Schengen visa. When deciding which country to apply for a visa, this is determined by which country you're spending the most time according to your filed itinerary. Once the visa is issued, it does not matter what country is your point of entry. Technically, you should also stick to ...


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Practically speaking, while most Schengen countries are quite lax about visas, some are extremely picky. For example, there are lots of reports that the Finnish consulate in St. Petersburg systematically reprimands local applicants for 'illegitimate' usage of Finnish ME visas for traveling to Europe instead of Finland - sometimes by issuing a warning, ...


24

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 ...


20

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 ...


19

As others have already explained, there is no general requirement to enter through the country that issued the visa. In fact, if you are travelling to several Schengen countries at once, you are required to apply to the country that will be your main destination and might therefore very well be different from the one you will enter first. So if you go for a ...


14

The UK immigration service will refuse you on absolutely anything they can, so I suggest including the following information in addition to what you already provided: The bank statements you plan to include, ideally going back several months. You may be able to get them by visiting the bank in person. If they offer to print them out have them stamped as ...


13

According to this page: http://visasmex.com/files/SAE_eng.pdf an electronic authorisation is valid for 30 days from date of issue. Hence it seems you cannot apply for this authorisation more than 30 days in advance.


11

No, but... As far as my knowledge goes, (and it goes far because I am staying in UK on a visa, so Europe's kinda' my backyard!), when applying for the visa you just have to think one thing: Which is going to be the most important and longest stay destination of your trip? That pretty much answers your question. Having said that, common sense prevails ...


10

There is no "1 day" limit, travel should be 'reasonably expeditious': Transit (C) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons traveling in immediate and continuous transit through the United States en route to another country, with few exceptions. Immediate and continuous transit is defined as a reasonably expeditious departure of the traveler in the normal ...


9

As I understand it, you applied for a UK visa and you want your passport in order to make a flight to Switzerland. You have several options... Strawman option: try to contact the British mission handling your application and get them to accelerate your application. This is a poor option because they have heard it all before and they advise against ...


9

No. You will need to go through passport control in Paris and enter the Schengen zone, collect your bags, and re-check them in at the EasyJet counter, and exit the Schengen zone again. EasyJet does not have luggage interline agreements with other airlines and will not accept interline baggage from them, even if they are so tagged. EasyJet also enforces ...


8

I had a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by the German embassy. My first port of entry by air was Switzerland. I was admitted to enter the Schengen states through that port of entry. I once travelled by road from London to Germany. I had a German Schengen visa too. My first port of entry was France. I was admitted into the Schengen states through France ...


8

There is a corner case here not covered by the previous answers where it's NOT acceptable to arrive in a different member state... Source: Schengen Handbook If the person has a single entry Schengen visa... ====> AND the person arrives in a different member state than the one that issued his visa... ========> AND the person does not have a connecting ...


8

You can most likely enter. A ban is distinct from a mere entry refusal and would only be imposed if you did something serious like using a forged passport, lying to get a visa or working illegally (although there are differences between countries in exactly how serious an infringement needs to be to warrant a ban). Unless you were told you have also been ...


7

Technically yes, the terms under which a Schengen visa is issued require you to have health insurance up to a certain amount of coverage. You may be asked for proof of this in the form of health insurance documents when you're entering the Schengen zone and/or at any passport control checks. In practice though, it is unlikely that you will be asked to ...


7

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 ...


6

Even if there are general rules on which documents are accepted when entering or leaving the Schengen area, it is up to each member state to decide which documents are recognized and required for a foreigner to stay in the country. This has the odd implication that you as a citizen of a Schengen state don't need a passport to cross the border to another ...


6

Like many countries, Ukraine allows you to hold two valid international passports simultaneously, provided you can give justification. Being without your passport because you are applying for a visa is a commonly accepted reason. Для оформлення другого паспорта/проїзного документа чи одночасного оформлення двох паспортів/проїзних документів громадянин ...


5

No, I don't think you can use your EU blue card to do either of these. I could not find any special rights to enter other EU countries in the Blue Card directive. But the introduction does contain this: (14) Third-country nationals who are in possession of a valid travel document and an EU Blue Card issued by a Member State applying the Schengen acquis ...


5

All state services related to passports (and much more) can be done on the Web site of the State Migration Service Of Ukraine, https://dmsu.gov.ua/ Basically, requests to issue/renew both the ID and the International Passport are the first two services they offer (highlighted by mine). Caveat: Make sure the language selector in the top right corner is set ...


4

Ukraine is not on the list of countries and effective dates and “If you submit your application in person at a visa application centre (VAC) that offers biometric services before the date the requirement takes effect for your country, you will not have to pay the biometric fee and you can get VAC application services at no cost.”. This may suggest that ...


4

There is no way to know for certain until it happens and the Canadian government decides to update requirements, however, for an educated guess only: Since citizens of Lithuania and Poland who have obtained a biometric passport (e-passport) are allowed to visit Canada visa-free, it stands to reason that, eventually, Canada may extend the same courtesy to ...


4

Short answer, No. I did almost the exact same thing in the past. I had a French long stay visa and entered the Schengen Region thru Amsterdam and then traveled to France via Train. As long as you have a valid Schengen Visa, you should not have a problem at any Schengen port of entry.


4

Is his visa valid only in UK and Estonia? I know about some cases, where visas were issued only for specific country, but in most cases, the visa is issued for whole Schengen area. If your husband has visa valid for Schengen area, then he will be able to travel to any country in the area, including Spain.


4

Depending on the dates of your trip (in particular, if your mother in law will be in Canada for the entire 90-day period preceding her arrival in the Schengen area), the consulate in Canada should process the application. Article 6, paragraph 2 of the Schengen Visa Code reads A consulate of the competent Member State shall examine and decide on an ...


4

You are supposed to apply at the embassy or consulate for your permanent residency (which is in the best position to process the supporting documentation), and you are supposed to apply at the consulate for your main destination for the trip. Main destination does not mean longest stay. If you were to visit Poland as well, the citizenship of your wife would ...


4

Since you have a valid US visa, you do not need a Mexican visa or electronic authorization to visit Mexico. Starting May 1st, 2010, all foreigners, regardless of their nationality, visiting Mexico as tourists, transmigrate or for business matters will not need a visa for Mexico as long as they hold a valid US visa and arrive in Mexico from the United ...


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As long as you are Ukrainian and apply in Ukraine, it is free. According to the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine website: 4. 査証手数料について ウクライナ人の査証申請については無料です。他の国籍の方の査証申請手数料については,在外公館又は外務省にお問い合わせ下さい。 This reads as: 4. About the application fees It is free for Ukraines to apply for the visa. For citizens from other countries, contact the Embassy or ...


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