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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 disclose refusals that happened there, too. However, old refusals, especially over routine stuff like lack of adequate paperwork or youth/lack of ties to the ...


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Yes, you should mention them. Not mentioning them may have a negative impact on your credibility should they find out. L1 and H1 refusals 10+ years ago should not have any impact on a B1/B2 application.


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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 'refusal'. This is a standard form used by the 20+ Schengen members. The next exhibit is a (redacted) UK notice... ...again we see the term is unambiguously '...


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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 you think your application was rejected, you can relax - it was not rejected. I couldn't find reliable information about processing times, but it should take ...


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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 have less than 90 days validity on your planned departure from Schengen. For your purposes, "travel document" means passport. It has nothing to do with the ...


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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. Can she fly back to South Africa and then apply for a visitor visa to come back while we sell the business and plan to move back to SA? Yes, anyone can apply ...


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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 handling your application and get them to accelerate your application. This is a poor option because they have heard it all before and they advise against ...


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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 invited by a citizen" does not in itself make visa officers any more likely to accept the application than they would be if you were just going for a tourist ...


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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-person interviews for all applicants even when they've already decided based on the written application to reject it. (But I don't think we have found such an ...


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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 immigration expertise.


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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 Schengen Visa Code, e.g. article 32: Refusal of a visa Without prejudice to Article 25(1), a visa shall be refused: […] A decision on refusal and the ...


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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 following a conviction and prison sentence for a terrorism offence, it seems likely that the other 'five eyes' nations would look askance at admitting one into ...


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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 stamp. So I went back to the embassy to try again at a later date. This time, there was a different employee, and now, two weeks later, I have in my hands a ...


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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 submitted it. You can do this by email or fax or by post. The critical information in this (and any communication to a British visa issuing post) would be: ...


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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 is a commonly accepted reason. Для оформлення другого паспорта/проїзного документа чи одночасного оформлення двох паспортів/проїзних документів громадянин ...


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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 received the most relevant advise already. I would follow that. An applicant may have many reasons to believe that the visa they are applying for is the right ...


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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, your spouse's name will not be one of them.


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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 application history, and you mention an earlier refusal. Applications with a prior refusal are considered complex and are directed into the 'red' queue, regardless of ...


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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 sign it. It will have a short fuse on it because they do not want your evidence to get stale. A rejection is not the same as a refusal, so it's not a big problem. ...


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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 think he should apply to Portugal. See top answer to Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy? If he plans to spend ...


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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. The justification has to be significant, though. For example if you left Australia not planning to travel to Europe and then changed your plans, you would ...


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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 update the application file with a withdrawal note and an explanation as to why. Article 10 Paragraph 2 of Schengen Visa Information System Regulation states: ...


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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 application form is... Have you ever had an application for entry to or further stay in Australia refused, or had a visa cancelled? Terminology is important ...


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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 visa beyond 3 months (Part 2 of the Immigration Rules). And they will reject the application (rather than give you a refusal). However, you can apply from any ...


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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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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 useful to someone! The US visa on my passport expired in Apr2016, but I have an I797 valid until May2019. I wanted to spend a week vacationing in France on the ...


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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 United States and Canada do share immigration information: The adoption of the Immigration Information Sharing Treaty enables our two countries to share ...


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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, and to explain further (country, type, date(s), reason(s)). It does not direct you to attach copies of the document(s). If you're unable to recollect those ...


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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 locations? Alone? Officers checks such facts and get an idea of what you will do, and the risk. There is no wrong way to answer them, but you officers should be ...


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is there any reason why you think they concluded it to be a false document? Did they confiscate the passport? Looks to me like a clerical error. A good start would be to get a letter from the Jordanian authorities confirming the authenticity of the passport. Even though the period of appeal has passed, you should contact the Cyprus consulate and ask them ...


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