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

The Visa is valid for 02/02/2018-02/08/2018. Can I still, use this visa or am I at risk of being denied entry at the airport in Heathrow. The visa you have received is valid from the 2nd of February ...
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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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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa expires if I enter while the visa is valid?

You can enter a Schengen country on the last day of validity of your visa but, unlike US visas, you must also legally leave the Schengen area before your visa expires (or obtain some other visa or ...
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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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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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Entering U.S. exactly on the day of visa "expiration date"

(As I just learned) A US Visa does not actually give you permission to enter the US, it just gives you permission to travel to a US Port of Entry and request permission to enter the US which can then ...
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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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Schengen area 90 days limit: Can I leave on the 91st day?

You get stamps that only mention the date and both the day you enter and the day you leave count toward the maximum stay. It's not 90 nights or 90 24-hour period or anything like that but 90 calendar ...
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If there's no "until" date on your US entry stamp, how long can you stay as an ESTA holder?

They don't always write a date on the stamp in the passport. Before I-94s were made electronic, I don't think they ever wrote a date on the stamp in the passport; they just wrote a date on the stamp ...
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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

The only thing to do would be to request an extension of your stay in the US if you qualify for one. See USCIS for more information. You will need to file a form I-539 listing the information ...
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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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Is it acceptable to leave USA on the 90th day of a stay?

Technically your status is valid until the end of day on the date stamped in your passport - in this case, that would be 11:59pm local time on August 1st. As long as you leave the country before that ...
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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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Can I take a flight that departs after midnight of the day my Schengen visa expires?

You have to officially depart Germany before midnight on the day your visa expires. After you cross the line at passport control you are no longer "in" Germany as far as immigration is concerned. ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa expires if I enter while the visa is valid?

Schengen countries check and stamp your passport when you leave so even if they'd let you in the country if you left on an expired visa that could make future attempts to get a visa more complicated. ...
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Should we need to return to own country before visa expires?

You do not need to return to your own country before your visa expires, you just need to leave. However, waiting until the last minute is usually a bad idea. Any delays or rescheduling (bad weather, ...
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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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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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