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Seven-day validity for a UK Visa? Application was for a 6-month short stay visa

To add a little explanation regarding the date format. The USA, and two island nations that recently became independent from it, are the only countries in the world to use MM/DD/YYYY dates. The UK, ...
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What happens to visas that last longer than a passport?

Many countries allow you to use a valid visa in an expired passport, as long as you present a valid passport along with it and all the other details (usually including your name) have not changed: ...
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Japan - Any leeway for max visa duration due to unforeseen circumstances?

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/...
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How can a ban from entering the US be lifted?

It's actually very simple - your friend will require a visa to enter the US, so they should apply for one, and be sure to declare their previous issues. If their visa is approved, then they will most ...
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In Germany with expired Schengen visa. Cannot return home due to coronavirus

The visa status should not prevent him from leaving Germany. Under normal circumstances overstays may be punished, but for people who leave on their own after a few days that would at most be a fine. ...
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What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa?

In case of such force majeure that prevents you from leaving the Schengen Area within the validity period, you should contact the border authorities in the country you're in ASAP to get your visa ...
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Calculating Schengen visa validity

The VFS agent is wrong. You can check this at the official Schengen calculator. If you enter your dates and click "calculate," you will see that it counts this as 16 days. The method of counting ...
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Is the 6-month expiry rule for passports applicable also for visas?

You can enter the US until the last day of the validity of the visa. The visa is only used for entry, once you're admitted what matters is your status and it's duration, which would be listed on the ...
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Can you travel one day before a visa becomes valid, and leave three weeks after it expires?

Can she leave the UK 19 days after the expiry date? That is definitely a No No for the U.K. You have to leave the UK on or before the expiry date of your visa. Or in case you have a long term visa ...
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Is leaving at 21:55 on the day before a B-1 visa expires considered overstaying?

It will be fine, especially if leaving by air, because, although the US does not have exit border control, the airline will pass on your info to the CBP. The date written on the passport stamp is the ...
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ESTA expires the day after I fly to the US. Is this OK?

It is ok if your ESTA application expires during your trip, but it must be valid when you enter the US. Depending on exactly when your flight arrives in the US, that may or may not be a problem. ...
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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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US B1/B2 visa validity longer than maximum allowed

This is not an error if you are a permanent resident of Canada. Travelers who require visas to travel to the US may receive 10 year visas if they are permanent residents of Canada. c. Exception for ...
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Can you stay in Schengen area for longer than your visa expiration date?

You have a Schengen visa with start/end dates of 6/19 and 7/19. Between these two dates you have been given a total of 20 days to spend in the zone. The issuer expects you to spend your 20 days ...
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When is the last day I can travel to the UK if my visa expires on March 5th?

If your visa is valid you can travel to the UK any time up to the expiry date, but you must leave on or before 5 March 2019.
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Entry stamp of Ireland - is "until" date inclusive?

You have to leave before the midnight of the 1st of August; that means you can stay all day 1st of August, but must clear any immigration formalities before midnight.
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How do the various EU countries determine the length of Schengen visa validity?

It's simply that different countries (and sometime different consulates from the same country) have different practices. The common Schengen rules basically leave it up to the consulate's discretion ...
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Leaving Paris with expired schengen visa

If your visa is only valid until the 27th of May, you must leave on or before the 27th of May. The 90/180 rule is important, but following that rule doesn't help you if you are ignoring the validity ...
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In Germany with expired Schengen visa. Cannot return home due to coronavirus

Hi everyone and thanks a lot for all your help The problem got solved. My friend sent an email at 7:35 (the opening time was 7:30) and attached all the needed documents. He also mentioned that he ...
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I've been granted a Japanese visa with a validity of 15 days. How do I calculate the day on which I'll have to leave the country?

Normally it is the 16th of March, but the hours are not taken into account. The arrival day is Day 0, so to speak. The date will be reflected on your landing permission stamp, e.g. The immigration ...
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Is the Romanian Visit visa (C/VV) expiry date the last day I can cross the border or the last day I can stay?

In Romania and in the Schengen states, the visa validity is the indicator of the last day you can be in the country. This is unlike the US, where legal status and visa validity are two separate ...
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Indian Visa -- when does 180 days countdown start

A 10-year visa allows multiple entries. Thus, the 180-day limitation refers to the duration of stay, which begins each time you arrive in India.
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Can I spend New Years in the United States if my visa expires on Dec 30, 2016 and enter a month before (December 1)?

The site you cite is a "semi-official" source, run by a government contractor (thanks to Michael Hampton for pointing that out). Official sources agree; see https://travel.state.gov/content/...
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Can I enter the UK a short time before my visa expires?

Of course. Your visa is valid from day x to day y. You can enter any time during this, as long as you meet the rules of the visa. If doing so close to the end date, the officer MIGHT ask for ...
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Can I enter the US with a Green Card about to expire?

I just realised this question had no answer. Since I returned with no problem, I am going to post as an answer my own experience. Yes, returning caused no problem, my green card was still valid (...
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Requirement for validity of a passport

When you come to visit a country, they want to be sure that you can leave again. And if you don't want to leave, they want to be sure that they can send you away. If you have a valid passport, they ...
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