I hadn't realized this when I started asking the question, but while processing the photo I spotted the difference: the square stamp says thirty days, while the hexagonal one says ninety days.
Per Wikipedia my nationality entitles me to 90 days, so while the correction this time was right, previous square stamps of 30 days appear to have been in error!
You Must Submit Separate DS-160 Applications
In general, when applying for a US visa, each traveller must submit a separate DS-160 application form. In your case, you are applying from different countries, which means that you will attend interviews in different countries, so it makes sense to fill in separate applications.
Companions or Not?
You state ...
The e-visa itself specifies its validity period on its face. There is no such thing as "activation" nor any requirement to use the e-visa at any specific time, other than what is actually printed on the e-visa.
If the e-visa states:
e-Visa Validity period is 365 days from the date of issuance of this ETA.
Then that is the actual truth.
You can verify ...
As of July 2012, if you wish to leave Japan for a under a year, you can pick up a "Special Re-entry Permit" at the airport just before the immigration desks:
Simply fill in the departure part, and present it with your passport and residence card at the immigration desk. The immigration officer will staple the "arrival" part to your passport, and you should ...
As long as you have a new and old passport it is fine,
From an email with the Canadian High Comission:
If you have a valid visa for Canada in your full/expired passport, and you have been issued a new passport, you may continue to use the visa, but you will need to travel with both your new passport and the full/expired passport which contains the valid ...
According to the VFS website the Silver Premium Package contains:
Priority Visa: Put your application at the front of the queue
Application and Document: Peace of mind that you have all the supporting documents required
Courier: Get your passport delivered directly to your home or office
SMS: Get instant visa application updates sent to your ...
You won't need a visa as long as you stay in the transit area of the airport as detailed by Timatic, the database used by airport staff:
Transiting without a visa is possible for: Passengers with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third
country within 24 hours. They must stay in the international transit
area of the airport and have ...
It seems that you do not need to purchase the shipping label from VFS unless you wish to use their premium service. You are free to use a pre-paid, self-addressed UPS shipping label for passport/document return. Quoting from VFS FAQ:
8. Document return
Customers who attend a Premium Application Centre, will have their passport returned to them by ...
If you have a UK visa you can transit without a visa according to Timatic (the database used by airlines):
Transiting without a visa is possible for:
Nationals of Cuba with a normal passport transiting through Paris (CDG), arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight within 24 hours to a third country which is ...
Yes to all 3 questions.
Each applicant must apply for a visa
even in cases where a 'Family' Passport exists
Multiple reasons can be given that must be specific to each applicant
Tourism and Business
Field 33 is where the sponsorship should be noted
other (please specify):
the extremely tiny area could be used to reference ...
For the purpose of the 14 day visa on arrival, the UAE does not distinguish between visa types. Any nonimmigrant visa is accepted. But both the visa and your passport must have at least 6 months validity. However, you cannot use the I-797. The US visa must be already stamped in your passport.
When you arrive in Dubai, go first to the Marhaba counter to ...
With the residence card that is valid until the 15th of December, the 90/180 days rule starts on the 16th of December.
Togeather with the card, that is proof enough.
If you also have a visa, on which the residence card is based on, in the passport and that has a enter stamp is also proof.
it is not clear from you question if this is the case
According to http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/tetuduki/kanri/shyorui/06.html, if you are applying personally only the following documents are required:
Passport and residence card (or alien registration certificate deemed equivalent to a residence card)
You should apply for a tourism visa.
You can do all the things under Appendix 3 which include:
25 Visitors may carry out the following study:
(a) educational exchanges or visits with a state funded school or academy or independent school; or
(b) a maximum of 30 days study on:
(i) recreational courses (not English language training);...
The visa application process cannot be completed until you appear for an interview with a consular officer. You should probably cancel your interview just to make it official.
According to this Quora Q/A web page
You don’t need to delete the form. Just cancel the interview
appointment, if you made one. Eventually, if the submission isn’t
used, the ...
Yes, when a visa is issued in most, if not all countries the visa details are logged on the system for officials to later access and check you haven’t violated the conditions of the visa or anything else.