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I am an active member of the Communist Party of Greece, will I have trouble visiting the US?

No. Membership in a communist party is only a ground of inadmissibility for immigrants, not for nonimmigrants. See 8 USC 1182(a)(3)(D): (D) Immigrant membership in totalitarian party (i) In general ...
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How to answer purpose of visit

"My main purpose is to take part in a company meetup. I also plan to spend some extra days to explore the city." This should be enough. Note that your main purpose is the company meetup, aka ...
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Why do some airports do immigration check at arrival gate before passengers go through the actual immigration?

A guess: sometimes travelers will destroy their own travel documents before reaching passport control, for a variety of reasons that the destination government doesn't approve of. Doing a check ...
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Why do some airports do immigration check at arrival gate before passengers go through the actual immigration?

In Frankfurt, there will be some passengers who are not expected to reach passport control at all because, having arrived from a non-Schengen airport, they are on their way to another non-Schengen ...
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Does a South African ban affect a UK visa?

Yes, your South African ban could harm your chances of getting a UK visa. AFAIK African countries do not routinely share immigration data with European countries. However, when applying for a UK visa ...
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I am an active member of the Communist Party of Greece, will I have trouble visiting the US?

Although membership in the Communist party in the past 2 years will make an immigrant inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(D) (8 USC 1182(a)(3)(D); see 9 FAM 302.5-6 and 8 USCIS-PM F.3 for more info), and ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Do I still have any chance of receiving a visa? Yes, you do. You have not been rejected, therefore, you may still receive your visa — or not. They just need more time to decide.
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What form of visa would I require for working remotely for 12 weeks (60 working days) in the USA for my UK-based company?

There is no visa in the US that allows the bearer to work remotely for a foreign employer. If you're planning to stay in the US as a "visitor for business or pleasure" for longer than 90 ...
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Can I get the tourist visa printed on any passport I want?

One way or another, you are going to have to submit both passports with your application. In addition to asking about all nationalities on the visa application form (DS-160), the US visa application ...
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Who actually does the UK Visa processing?

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) runs a network of international application points and decision making centres. The decision making process has been moved away from Embassies to various large-scale ...
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I am an active member of the Communist Party of Greece, will I have trouble visiting the US?

You won't be asked. Assuming you're a Greek citizen you can travel to the US under the Visa Waiver scheme with an ESTA you apply for online. The ESTA does not ask about communist party affiliation. ...
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UK and Italy sharing immigration data

Do UK and Italy share immigration data? Possibly, but maybe unlikely Will I have to declare the reject with reasons? Yes. Irrespective of whether the UK and Italy share Immigration data, applying for ...
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Declaring fines / offence on Australian visa application

have you ever been convicted of any offence in any country? Your piece of paper quite literally says: You are guilty of committing a criminal offence. Looking at https://www.justid.nl/onderwerpen/...
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Do I need to visit the embassy for Saudi transit visa?

The Saudi transit visa you referred to is a type of visa that allows you go out and discover whatever city you are transiting, it is not meant for air-side transit, which is allowed for any layover ...
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Residence permit no. or equivalent on a visa free stay

So the verdict was that the embassy only processes visas for residence permit holders; as a "tourist", I do not check this box and have 2 options: Acquire residence and then apply Return to ...
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Receiving US visa while in the US under ESTA

As you've said, it is not possible to apply for a visa whilst in the US. All visa applications have to occur at US Consulates, and there are no consulates within the US. It is likely that you will be ...
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I received an email from UKVI saying my application is not straightforward

Based on my observation of reports from forums of UK visa applicants, this message has been sent to a lot of recent applicants. Since the policy under which this notice is sent is internal Home Office ...
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Can I apply for tourist visa to USA if I am holding Mexico Work Visa as a Indian Citizen

Having a work visa from Mexico will neither aid you nor would be a deterrent in your application for a US tourist visa. Just apply as usual by filling form DS-160 and appearing for a personal ...
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I accidentally created 2 UK visa applications on Gov.UK site. One involves no payment, the other one has payment involved

For UK Visa, if you didn't pay, you didn't apply. That's all. No need to worry about it. It shows at the end of the application that if you made a mistake beyond that point, you have to submit another ...
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UK citizen staying in Schengen after long-stay visa expires

There is no specific procedure for that in the Schengen Borders Code. It's not even clear that stamps are required at all (some countries seem to require them, others don't). So the only thing you can ...
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Why do some airports do immigration check at arrival gate before passengers go through the actual immigration?

In some airports, travellers in transit with certain citizenships are handled differently: they will be escorted to a secure area, where they will be held until their connecting flight departs (to ...
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Primary occupation for the US visa - student or full-time employee?, I'm both

You can choose 'student' then explain your activities for example, I'm an international student entitled to 20hours in term time and full time during holidays. Also, I attend classes 3x a week as well ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

I agree it wouldn’t look good. I don’t know the legal specifics, but unless you get an official source that 100% confirms that it isn’t a problem, I’d just avoid the hassle altogether. If the company ...
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UK Tier 2 visa expires on last day of work contract. Can I leave and immediately return as a visitor to arrange my move out of country?

What you've described seems completely fine for the following reasons: You're not planning to overstay your original visa You come from a developed country on par with the UK and thus have very ...
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Will not stay longest to the issuing country - Schengen Visa

There is a good chance that this will go unnoticed. However the downsides of it being noticed are quite severe, possibly including cancelation of the visa and/or it becoming much harder to get similar ...
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Can I get the tourist visa printed on any passport I want?

In general yes: you can apply to any US consular office for a US visa (do not do that, "visa shopping" is not well considered, and it doesn't give you more chances. Your local embassy will ...
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I am an active member of the Communist Party of Greece, will I have trouble visiting the US?

While certainly the INA is the relevant legislation here, there are quite a lot of other rules so it is nice to find a more or less up-to-date Clarification of U.S. Visa Law Pertaining to Communist ...
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What form of visa would I require for working remotely for 12 weeks (60 working days) in the USA for my UK-based company?

In order to work in the US, you have to have an employment authorization in the US. There are different kinds of employment authorizations for foreigners: Limited to specific employer: the employer ...
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Applying for Thai tourist visa from tier 3 Indian city

Is there any way to get Thai visa online completely or by travelling to Nagpur? There aren't any Thai representation in Nagpur and as an Indian citizen residing in India, you aren't eligible for the ...
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Transit visa for Technical stop in Bangkok

The website of VisaGuide.World has: Do I Need a Thailand Airport Transit Visa? If you are transiting in a Thailand airport, you do not need an airport transit visa if: Your connecting flight is in ...
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