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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 2018, to the 2nd of August 2018. 6 months validity using the British date format (dd/mm/yyyy), not the US date format (mm/dd/yyyy). The UK does not issue its ...


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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, like most of the rest of the world, uses a DD/MM/YYYY format, so the dates referred to in your visa are 2nd February and 2nd August 2018, not 2nd February and 8th ...


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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: For example, for the United States: My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do ...


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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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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 likely not have any further issues when entering the US. If their visa is rejected, then they will not be allowed even travel to the US (unless they are ...


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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. That makes the response by the border police puzzling. Are you sure nothing was lost in translation? The city of Munich writes: Contact the KVR before the ...


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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 legal means to stay). It's also perfectly possible to enter on a visa and stay and leave on another one. If you are entering on the last day of validity and you ...


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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 days of presence is specified in the Schengen Borders Code, Article 6(2): ...the date of entry shall be considered as the first day of stay on the territory of ...


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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 extended with the time you need to leave. See the Schengen visa code, article 33.1: The period of validity and/or the duration of stay of an issued visa ...


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(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 be granted or denied by the immigration officer there. (Details) The wording of that webpage implies that you can, indeed, travel to a port of entry on the ...


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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 you have to leave within the period given to you when you were admitted to the UK, even if your visa lasts beyond that date. Is she allowed to travel from ...


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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 day on which you have to leave at the latest. So if it says 9 November, your flight must leave at 23:59 on 9 November at the latest Nevertheless, I always ...


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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. Since it lasts for two years and costs $14 USD, I would find it worthwhile to apply for a new one before your trip, for peace of mind and to ensure you won't have ...


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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 permitted reason and will leave before your visa expires. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/...


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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 days of (even partial) presence in the Schengen area. More generally, following the rules is entirely your responsibility. Border guards can occasionally turn ...


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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 on the I-94 (which was stapled to your passport). Since 2013, people entering by air get electronic I-94s, and they usually write the I-94 expiration date on the ...


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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 required in instructions and then just wait a decision. If the decision arrives prior to your departure date and it is negative you may have a very short time to ...


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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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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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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 time, you're OK. However you need to be very careful. The US is very unforgiving when it comes to overstaying your visa, and overstaying even 1 day (even if ...


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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 how long a visa to issue, beyond recommending to leave at least a few days as a buffer for last-minute change of plans. This no doubt has political roots: Each ...


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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 period. You must follow both. If you delay your departure until the 30th, you will be illegally present in the Schengen area on the 28th-30th. This will lead to ...


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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. However, unless your departure flight is shortly after midnight you won't get past security. The cutoff time is dependent on the airport but "8am the next day" ...


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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, for instance) will mean you have to deal with immigration in addition to the flight schedule. Book your return flight for 2-3 days before your visa expires, ...


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Despite hearing several times that the counting of the days begins on the day after you arrive (your first full day) in Taiwan, I just found today that this is not true! I actually didn't recall that this question and its answers is where I probably heard it first. But I also asked various more experienced people in Taipei and they agreed, but perhaps they ...


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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 between 6/19 and 7/19. You are asking if it's OK to enter the zone on 7/10 and leave on 7/30 because your visa will be valid on your entry date and will have 20 ...


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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/visas/en/general/visa-expiration-date.html: Admission to the United States and your Duration of Stay Upon arriving at a port of entry, the CBP official will ...


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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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