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This question is asking if you were deported, removed or "required to leave" the UK because of illegal entry or overstay. If it applied to you, the Home Office would have served you with paperwork (e.g. an IS151 form) stating that you were being removed, deported or required to leave (which ever the case may have been). You were actually admitted to the UK, ...


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A quick answer to clarify the crux of the matter. For non-native English speakers, be aware that: Very confusingly, the word "leave" has a number of completely different meanings. One meaning is simply "permission". The stamps shown very simply mean: "Permission to enter until ..." This meaning of the word "leave" is utterly different from the ...


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You would need to show that your life circumstances have changed such that there is no probability of you overstaying your visa in the US seeking employment falling back onto public services (food stamps, medicaid, medi-Cal, public housing etc.) committing crimes or terror here (that's an easy one) The way to show that is a well-established life in a ...


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Will they let me? This depends whether you can prove you have a good income and you don't need to work. This also depends on you proving you will stay with your friends and that you have enough funds for your trip. No-one can say yes or no certainly but if you provide the right proof and obeyed your ban you do have a chance. What type of visa do I need? ...


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Your sister cannot stay legally in the US more than 90 days with the visa waiver program. Nor can she go to Canada, Mexico or some nearby islands as the time spent there will be included in the 90 days, specifically to address the visa-run problem. Even if she flies to, say, Europe, and returns quickly she risks refusal at the border. If she wants to stay ...


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US law regulating the issuance or refusal of visa applications requires the officer examining the application to presume that the applicant has immigrant intent. A successful visa application must disprove this presumption. Proving that something (here, an overstay) will not happen in the future is logically impossible, and in the real world very difficult. ...


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I think all the previous answers have missed the point. I think the confusion comes from the conflicting information in the two entry stamps. The earlier stamp said you have permission to stay for up to 6 months (ie. from 31 Oct 2019 until 30 Apr 2020). Unfortunately, because you left the country on 27 Dec 2019 (for your brief trip to Amsterdam), your ...


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Providing a certified translation means that your documents should be translated by a certified translator from Russian to English/Welsh. Find/Google a Russian certified translator in UK. They will translate your documents and will attach an info page with their logo, signature, red stamp, and name/contact details. That's all it takes to call a document "...


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You apply for a visa in the usual way - start here Note, however, that if UK immigration has seen fit to ban you then any application you make now will be treated with considerable skepticism and will attract considerable scrutiny. You have quite a high bar to reach. You might do well to find a UK lawyer with experience in immigration cases such as yours ...


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Jessica, from the stamps in your passport the word "leave" here means permission. That means permission to enter into the UK up to the date stamped/written on your passport, ie Jan 2020. Also, just because HK has a 6-month visa entry to the UK doesn't mean you can be in the UK for the 6 months period. That is just the maximum time allowed for an HK ...


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Former nationals of Nigeria can enter Nigeria visa-free by traveling with their new passport of their new nationality along with their expired Nigerian passport. Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, states: Passport required. Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum ...


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No, your purposes do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The ESTA is simply the approval for the VWP. The VWP only allows you to enter for purposes that would otherwise be allowed under a B1/B2 visa (business/tourism), see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html. Specifically for business, valid ...


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Hello and welcome to Travel Stackexchange. I'll try to answer your questions, however I currently can't provide sources, just from memory: DON'T ATTEMPT IT! if I apply for ESTA Visa Waiver how would they know I have been to Syria? Because it's a French passport, the risk is quite high that they have the info from the French authorities. I would not ...


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If your document originates from Russia then it should be legalized by the correct authority where the document was created or issued. Step 1 is to find the official translator (authorized one) who is licensed for translating the document from Russian to English. Step 2, some official documents such as Criminal records need to go through Apostille of ...


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Because the programme doesn't require presence at campus at any point, you don't need an F-1 visa, but can enter on a B visa (or visa-free if a VWP national) However, it is highly likely CBP (border control) officers won't get this nuance, so I highly recommend you to: Get a signed/stamped letter from the school explaining your exact situation, ...


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It is very unlikely that you would be permitted to leave China without going through Chinese exit passport control (and therefore getting an exit stamp). An evacuation flight does not bypass passport controls in place by the host country.


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If you have an official document showing the change of name, you're all set; just bring that with you. But I suspect that this isn't the case, and the spelling changed only because of the passport office's transliteration policies. The rest of this answer assumes that to be the case. I suspect that US immigration officers won't mind the change, but an ...


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Unfortunately, "leave" has more than one meaning in English. It can mean "go away", or it can mean "get permission". No, you were not "required to leave". "Required to leave" means you were told to go away. You were not. Even on Jan 31st. even though by law you had to leave, you left voluntarily. If the police came to your hotel room on Feb. 1st and said "...


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According to https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/transit-771/transit-facilities-at-australian-airports: Sydney (SYD), Cairns (CNS), Gold Coast (OOL) Do not operate on a 24 hour basis and overnight stays are not permitted. Passengers transiting overnight will need an appropriate visa for Australia to leave the airport to ...


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You can get a visa and there is no problem with that, but there is also no real reason to do so. Your ESTA is fine for travel to the US, and a visa provides no more guarantee of being admitted than the ESTA does. The only current reason to get a visa instead of the ESTA is if you need to stay more than 90 days continuously.


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You should absolutely definitely read the answer linked in comments by MadHatter. However it is also possible to highlight the specific reasons that the letter gives for rejection. As the second bullet point says, you did not explain where the deposits to your account came from. Transfers from your own bank account would not be a problem, but unless you ...


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Nope, not a problem. You can re-enter the US anytime until the visa expires. Though irrelevant in your case, if only travelling to Canada/Mexico for max 30 days, you can even return on an expired visa. Once your visa expires, it is only next time you travel abroad (other than to Canada/Mexico for max 30 days) that you need to get a new one. In that case, ...


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Would it be possible to enter Greece with Italy Schengen visa? A Schengen visa is valid for the whole Schengen area. However, you are required to apply to the country which can be considered your primary destination. Or if you stay for an equal amount of time in more than one country, then the country whos border you will cross first. See: https://eeas....


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Cochin airport does not currently have an airside transit facility; everyone who arrives from outside India must clear immigration and customs before going to their next flight. This means that you will require a visa to enter India. You can obtain a transit visa which allows you to enter India for up to 3 days. You will be able to leave the airport with ...


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Yes, assuming that you will be leaving the Schengen Area in the mean time you should add this information with the event details as part of your itinerary. This combination would be considered a valid reason for the issuing of a double entry visa. Page 20 (22 of PDF) of Handbook for the processing of visa applications and the modifictaion of issued visas (...


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As long as you remain in the Schengen Area the whole time, yes, a single-entry visa will allow you to go to Düsseldorf then Eindhoven then Frankfurt. However, this means any travel you have between these places must remain within the Schengen Area (i.e. direct flights, trains, buses or car from one to the other, or via other cities inside Schengen). If on ...


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US citizens may visit Taiwan for up to 90 days without a visa. Passports need to be valid during the entire visit. US citizens may visit the Schengen States, of which Germany is part, for up to 90 days per 180-day period without a visa. Passports must remain valid for at least three months after departure; this rule also applies to airport transit.


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Very few countries around the world require a visa for transit for a US citizen. Specifically for the two you've asked about, Taipei (Taiwan) and Frankfurt (Germany), US citizens do not even require a visa in order to enter the country, let alone to transit. You will need to pass through security in both countries, but that is all. You will not need any ...


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You've received a multiple entry Standard Visitor Visa from the UK. Regardless of the original reason for the visit, you can use it to enter the UK for any purpose permitted by this type of visa, including tourism, business, or transit. A more detailed list of these permitted activities is in Appendix 3 of the immigration rules for visitors, where attending ...


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Canadian immigration will want to know a number of things about your trip including: The purpose of your visit who is paying for your visit If you have permission from your work to make the visit That you will not be doing illegal work They also need evidence to back up all these points. If you are travelling for work, a letter from your employer should ...


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