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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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Are the terms "visa denial", "visa refusal", and "visa rejection" used in the same standardized way in countries that use English?

About 95% of the questions on this site are about the UK or Schengen members, so let's take those first. The first exhibit is a Schengen refusal form... ...we can see that the term is unambiguously '...
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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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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

All the Schengen rules from here to Land's End will not help you if the consulate is rejecting your application, but briefly a Schengen member can reject your application if your travel document will ...
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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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Missing a flight because applied for UK visa and do not have my passport

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 ...
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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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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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Are the terms "visa denial", "visa refusal", and "visa rejection" used in the same standardized way in countries that use English?

Schengen regulations consistently use “refusal” when an application has been examined and a negative decision has been reached, as shown by the form reproduced in Gayot Fow's answer and by the ...
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I spoke to multiple immigration lawyers and consultants and the consensus was that the consulate employee was poorly trained in US visa policy, as it was my US visa status that mattered, not the visa ...
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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-...
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Deportation impact on future travels

I would think it depends on the reason why one has been deported, and the relationship between country A and country B. To take an extreme example, if one had been deported from a 'five eyes' nation ...
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Standard Visitor visa application in The Philippines submitted with error

If you realize that your application contains a clerical error (sufficiently material, which in your case it is) the first remedy is to contact the consulate (or Visa Facilitation Centre) where you ...
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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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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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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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UK visa: unsigned application form

No, your application will not be refused due to the lack of a signature. It will not be refused. If they decide it's a show-stopper they will reject it; i.e., send it back to the VFS so you can ...
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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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Can I apply for Schengen Visa in my home country even though I have stayed in Australia for the last 6 months?

This is not a new rule. It is expressed in article 6 of the Schengen visa code. If you have a justification for applying outside your country of residence, the consulate can consider the application....
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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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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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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" ...
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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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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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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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