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My cancelled flight caused me to overstay my visa and now my visa application was rejected

Actually, you did overstay. Your best defense is that it was negligent rather than intentional, but you are responsible for reading the regulations. For the benefit of other readers of this Q&A: ...
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When applying for a USA B1/B2 visa do I need to declare previous L1 or H1 rejections in older/ expired passports?

Refusals don't expire, least of all in any way that has anything to do with passports. Refusals are on you the person. If you were a dual citizen and carried two nations' passports, you'd have to ...
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What does this black-font Israeli stamp on my Passport mean?

As @NeanDerThal correctly commented, this is not a rejection. The stamp says, in Hebrew, "A visa request has been submitted. Place: New Delhi. Date: 2/11/17" (i.e. November 2nd 2017). If this is why ...
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Can a Finland Schengen visa get rejected if the invitation letter holder is unemployed?

There's no rule saying that people who host international guests in their home need to be employed; it is hard to see how that would factor into the decision process for a visa. Note well that "being ...
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Family LTR permit refused, wife has to leave, can she come back on a tourist visa?

Your wife was (apparently) living in the UK with a perilous immigration status and has been given the standard removal instructions when the pathways for in-country appeals have been exhausted. ...
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Will a Cyprus visa refusal affect our application to Ireland?

You are right to be concerned. The term ‘Travel document’ does not generally refer to a hotel booking https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travel_document Your partner should seek advice from a lawyer with ...
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US tourist Visa to attend a test prep course rejected (Sudan)

We get a steady trickle of questions from people whose US visa application was rejected after an apparently perfunctory in-person interview. It appears that they have a rule that they must conduct in-...
hmakholm left over Monica's user avatar
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Will I put my US visa chance in risk if I make a (funny) website about the President tweets?

You may think the content is funny, but others (like US State Department staff) who see your webpage might feel or think differently. And it's not unreasonable to think they'll look harder at ...
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US B1 visa; will it be rejected for blank spouse name?

No. The US doesn't much care whether your spouse is mentioned in your passport. The US doesn't include family members' names in its own passports. If you have any problems with this application, ...
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Need advice on USA b1 b2 visa

No-one can say for certain of course, but both refusals are rooted in the fact that you were not able to convince the consular officers in your intention to leave after the visit. The US visa officer ...
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Schengen Business Visa Rejected from Norway Embassy

Based on the attached description of the application's activities in Norway the applicant must apply for the residence permit. What should I do next? Apply for the residence permit. You’ve already ...
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Missing a flight because applied for UK visa and do not have my passport

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 ...
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Visit visa to the UK - processing time?

Tickets are not necessary for an application and best practice is that they should not be purchased in advance of a visa decision. Priority service is generally reserved for those with a clean ...
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Student visa rejected for Portugal. Can I apply for Schengen tourist visa to Estonia?

can he apply for an Estonian Schengen tourist visa? He can certainly apply. If visiting Portugal was his main intent and would be the country where he spends most of his time, Estonian officials may ...
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Schengen visa: does the record of a withdrawn application entered in VIS?

Whether or not it was entered into the system THIS TIME, who knows. The only way to find out with certainty is to request your VIS information. BUT standard procedure for the consular officer is to ...
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Will a Canadian tourist visa rejection for late biometrics hurt future visa applications?

My question was does this affect my future tourist visa application? If you have a valid reason that you can explain on after checking YES to the appropriate question, you very likely won't have a ...
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Canada TRV for conference (mexico visa rejection in the past)

The TRV application form for Canada asks: b) Have you ever been refused a visa or permit, denied entry or ordered to leave Canada or any other country or territory? You will have to answer "Yes" ...
Greg Hewgill's user avatar
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Clarification Regarding Invalid Application

Here's a screen shot from the Australian visa application... If you are filling out an online form, it may look different but the terminology will be the same. The relevant question on their visa ...
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How many months in advance can you apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

South African nationals require an entry clearance. I'm not sure what to do - if I apply for the UK visa four months in advance, will it get rejected? Yes, they are not allowed to forward date a ...
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Will a Canadian tourist visa rejection for late biometrics hurt future visa applications?

Rejection and refusal are not necessarily the same. A rejection can be defined as: An invalid application that did not reach the decision stage for any number of reasons (in your case, biometrics not ...
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How many months in advance can you apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

How many months in advance can you apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa? The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel.
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I was in a similar situation too and was Googling desperately to figure out if I would get a visa. I found this thread then, so I am mentioning my experience as a reply to this post - I hope this is ...
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Finding reason for visa refusal when original refusal letter is lost

Let them apply. In the form there will be a question about previous visa applications. They should answer they have applied for an US visa and did not get it, if by then they remember details they can ...
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US Tourist Visa Denial

Telling the truth is the way to get more probabilities to get the visa. I interpret this in a wide sense, so also not hiding important informations. Why are you travelling in USA? In specific ...
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Schengen Business Visa Rejected from Norway Embassy

In response to the edit: What should be change in purpose of visit? I want business visa only. You would qualify for a short-term visa for this visit if you could convince the Norwegian ...
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Will an H1B visa refusal under section 212 (a)(6)(E) cause problems for a Canada visa application?

Will an H1B visa refusal under section 212 (a)(6)(E) cause problems for a Canada visa application? Potentially, yes, as inadmissability under § 212(a)(6)(E) puts in place a permanent bar and the ...
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Apply for spouse visa; lost earlier refusal letters

The New Zealand Partnership-Based Temporary Visa Application form and guidance asks about visa refusals, whether you have ever been refused a visa/permit to visit, work, study or reside in any country,...
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Will I put my US visa chance in risk if I make a (funny) website about the President tweets?

Recently a Palestinian guy who applied for Harvard has been in trouble when a CBP officer saw his Facebook account and the friends of the guy (not himself) shared anti US-propaganda stuff, and despite ...
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Re-Apply for Schengen Visa after rejection in a different country?

Are there risks to applying to a different Schengen country than the country we were rejected from? We don’t want to appear to be “visa shopping” by applying for a Schengen visa in France rather than ...
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