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Get a lawyer, get a lawyer NOW - you should indeed be worried about your son's next entry to the UK, not just the renewal in 2021 (which stands a high chance of being refused). You are going to need a lawyer experienced in both UK and Canadian immigration issues to sort this one out, this is far beyond what we deal with here. To sum up from the comments some ...


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Do you think having no exit record from the UK on my passport will risk my visa application for re entering? No. The UK does not place exit records in passports. Nobody has such a record, and not having such a record couldn't possibly have a negative impact on your visa application. As noted in the other answer, the UK does record certain departures ...


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RyanAir is to blame, as you followed the rules precisely for UK landside transit with an EU residence permit. Unfortunately, passenger recourse against such problems is difficult. You could try to claim EC261 compensation for denied boarding, and/or seek passenger rights help from Spanish authorities at seguridadaerea.gob.es. The rules are shown in Timatic, ...


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Answer #1 Your problem now is that even though you had (not have, had) an approved ESTA, you now would be required to answer Question 7 with a YES, instead of a NO. Have you ever been denied a U.S. visa you applied for with your current or previous passport, or have you ever been refused admission to the United States or withdrawn your application for ...


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Airlines, in general, have an absolute right to deny boarding. But in the case of immigration issues, they frequently have an obligation to check whether passengers can be admitted to the destination. Many countries will levy fines on airlines who deliver a passenger to their border who is lacking required documents. Every country implements this ...


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The website of the German embassy in India currently displays this notice: No visa queries are being addressed at the moment. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the German Embassy New Delhi is open for emergencies only. All visa related activities are on hold including decisions/issuing/extension of visas, long term national visas, Schengen visas and visa ...


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The immigration rules state: Previous breach of immigration laws grounds 9.8.1. An application for entry clearance or permission to enter must be refused if: (a) the applicant has previously breached immigration laws; and (b) the application is for entry clearance or permission to enter and it was made within the relevant time period in paragraph 9.8.7. (...


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If I wait until 5 days before my flight how likely is it that I will be able to get both an appointment and receive my emergency passport in those 5 days? Very likely. The embassy wouldn't be imposing this restriction if it meant that substantial numbers of citizens were unable to fulfill their need for an emergency passport. it would be possible to apply ...


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RyanAir is a point-to-point airline. From the point of view of RyanAir you were flying to the UK, and thus needed to be in possession of the needed documents to enter the UK. Rynair's T&C's mention the following: Article 7 - Refusing to carry a passenger 7.1 We may refuse to carry you or your baggage on any flights operated by an airline of the Ryanair ...


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I suppose that it is possible that there is some set of business activities that are both describable as "opening my business" and permissible under a B-1 visa, but it seems like you would have to describe them in great detail to establish to the visa officer's satisfaction that they truly are permissible. It's also likely that your visa ...


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Do I need to fill a separate DS-160 application for her? Yes. If yes, how do I do that without a passport or travel document? You cannot. To travel to the United States with your daughter, you will need to get her a passport. The US still has a regulation on the books that permits issuing visas when more than one person is listed in a single passport (22 ...


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The UK (and the US), unlike most other countries, don't stamp passports on exit. Instead the airlines send an electronic record of your departure, and this is added to the Home Office's records on your passport. When you apply for a UK Visa, this record will be checked, and since you have a matching entry and exit electronic records, the lack of a stamp won'...


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No, you will have left the UK and not be eligible to return (as you have no lawful status allowing you to return.) Regarding your current status, it ends if you leave the UK - the UK wont pursue any criminal action as their goal is for you to leave the country, which you would have done. A grant of immigration bail ends when the person to whom it is granted ...


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The traveller owns the responsibility for ensuring they have all relevant valid travel documents or ability to transit or enter into countries, either their destination or any transit stop along the way. Airlines have no liability to the passenger for ensuring their documents are valid, or whether they actually have the ability to enter the destination ...


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So what does this mean? They rejected your request to submit more information for your application. Your application will be judged on its merits based on the information submitted at the time biometrics were taken. I had requested them to share this info with the concerned ECO. I don't know if they will. They won't, thats quite clear from the answer you ...


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I'm now 18 and I'm wondering if I still get the penalty for overstaying in the U.S for over 180 days even if I was a minor. The accumulation of unlawful presence for determining statutory inadmissibility does not include periods of overstay when one is a minor. See 8 USC 1182(a)(9)(B)(III)(I): (iii) Exceptions (I) Minors No period of time in which an ...


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If you would like to leave the transit area and pass the Schengen border (e.g. to visit the city), you will need a regular type C short-term Schengen visit visa. You do not need an airport transit visa to transfer through an Italian airport as an Indian citizen (in any case, your valid US visa would exempt you from any Schengen airport transit visa ...


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What you are planning to do is break several laws. As a visitor you are actually not allowed to work in Europe. You are worried that you would have to "turn down jobs in Italy". The reality is that you are not even allowed to accept jobs in Italy. You intend to take up residence without registering with the local municipality. I know that in the US ...


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There are probably three different questions in here do I still need to hold a valid visa of country A? Your presence in country A must be legal at all times. In this regard exiting the country is no different then going to the super market. As long your are physically present, you need legal authorization to do so. This may require a Visa or Esta or ...


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To give you an idea of what the airline agent is looking at in the airport, here's a Timatic web interface which United Airlines provide: And once you click on the Check button, you will get: Note that if you change the "Ticket" field to "Return ticket held", the admission summary changes from "No" to "Conditional".


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This is highly dependent on the country, but authorities will often want to check that you didn't overstay. If you did, the immediate consequences could range from nothing at all (they're happy you're leaving) to a fine (often computed as an amount per day over the allowed stay) to jail time (though countries usually prefer to throw people out rather than ...


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The UK does not check passports on exit (so it's normal you don't have a stamp), but that doesn't mean they don't record exits. However, they started doing so for ferry/tunnel/train departures only in 2015. I believe they had the information for air departures before that, so it may depend how you left the UK. And since 2014 is a lot less than "10 years ...


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Currently, Australian borders are closed with few exceptions to foreign nationals due to Covid-19 pandemic. Parents of an independent adult are not considered immediate family for the purpose of exemptions. Weddings are also not usually considered a compassionate and compelling reason to travel. At this time, even if you obtain a visa, you won't be allowed ...


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Withdraw your visa application and apply again, this time with the right details. https://www.gov.uk/cancel-visa Do not attempt to correct this as part of the cover letter etc - cover letters can get overlooked, separated from your application, misunderstood and so on. Withdraw your application before its considered.


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Is this a good time to apply for US visas? No. We are in the middle of a world wide pandemic with severe travel restrictions and most embassies & consulates are either closed or working with significantly reduced capacity. This is actually a terrible time to apply for a visa and you should only consider this if you have an urgent travel need. See https:/...


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Other answers have written about whether the UK authorities know you overstayed. While valid points have been made, these do not go to the core of the issue. Always tell the truth on any visa application form. If you are asked whether you ever overstayed, say yes. You will then be given an opportunity to explain the circumstances. In your question, you say &...


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Exit visas exist: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates all have an exit visa requirement for alien foreign workers. This is part of their kafala work visa sponsorship system. Consequently, at the end of a foreign worker's employment period, the worker must secure clearance from their employer stating that the worker has ...


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To put the other answers into context in light of your mentioning that the country in question is Canada, I would point out that the expiration of a Canadian visa does not make the bearer's presence in Canada unlawful. The allowed period of stay, which is determined by the immigration officer at the time of entry, is not bound to the visa's period of ...


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Well after some further digging I think I found my answer on the US Embassy website: Immigration officials are currently limiting the duration of stay to correspond with coverage dates provided by the COVID-19 medical insurance. Tourists are not able to extend their stay while in Costa Rica. Those seeking to extend their stay will be required to exit the ...


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