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One of the requirements for US Visa photos is that The photographs must not be older than six months. So no, you're not supposed to reuse the photo, assuming it was taken more than 6 months ago. Whether you'll get away with it is another question, but why risk it? Source: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/passports/photo-requirements-u-s-...


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I do not thing you get troubles, but your address may get blacklisted, and so you may not notice new appointments. I think 10 or 15 minutes would be better and less noticeable. Especially if you add also a random timeout. I would try to avoid to get blacklisted, you may get trouble later on log-in from your computer. Next time, try to better plan.


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Would I get in trouble if I refresh a webpage of a country's visa appointment website every minute 24/7? No problem, 1 request/min is very light, nowhere near the DDoS laws. Check the website's ToS if you want to be extra careful, but I've never read such restrictions.


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The visa-free agreement is now in effect. A Timatic query using the Emirates site says: Visa required. Visa Exemptions: Nationals of Israel for a maximum stay of 90 days. Information: The maximum stay is granted within 180 days. Visa Issuance: E-visas can be obtained before departure at https://smart.gdrfad.gov.ae/HomePage.aspx (for Dubai) or https://...


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For the purposes of TSA security checkpoints, an EAD (I-766) by itself is acceptable ID: Adult passengers 18 and over must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. [...] U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766) If you have a valid foreign passport, that is by itself acceptable ID too: ...


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Becoming a Canadian Permanent Resident is very unlikely to have a negative impact on your chances of getting a US Visa. Going through the process of becoming a Canadian PR shows a lack of desire to immigrate to the US. Showing proof of residence and employment in Canada are almost certainly going to be enough to convince a US immigration official that you do ...


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In comments, you mention that the work visa is a TN visa, and that one of your citizenships is Canadian. In this case, you do not need a visa at all. To enter the US in TN status as a Canadian, you present the relevant documents at the border. Similarly, to enter in B status, you just show up at the border. There is no reason to apply for a B visa ...


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I am currently going through this process myself, and I would like to add more information to the other answer. As a spouse, you need to apply for a normal tourist visa (up to 90 days of stay), regardless of whether your country is normally part of the visa waiver program or not. As for the exact document requirements, this depends on the embassy or the ...


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I believe that the passports are actually, physically, sent to the United Kingdom where the visa application is processed and decided. British Embassy Berlin - GOV.UK - Visas UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is responsible for all Visa matters. The British Embassy does not deal with visa services and cannot advise you on visa matters. (This probably does ...


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I'm no expert. The law referred to in the N-600K instructions is 8 USC 1433. Despite being called INA 322 for reasons I don't understand, this USCIS web page links to it. The law states (b) Attainment of citizenship status; receipt of certificate Upon approval of the application (which may be filed from abroad) and, except as provided in the last sentence ...


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The relevant wording is this: at the time of arrival must have a round trip ticket that will transport the traveler out of the United States to any other foreign port or place as long as the trip does not terminate in contiguous territory or an adjacent island; except that the round trip ticket may transport the traveler to contiguous territory or an ...


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A US visa application can be refused for a variety of reasons, but simply having violated US immigration law does not guarantee a denial. Certain particularly severe violations trigger mandatory bars: for example, accruing more than 180 days of unlawful presence in the US during a single trip, being deported from the US, or committing misrepresentation in ...


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Contact Emirates to be sure of their policy. In general though, there's no trouble boarding flights if you have a passport for a country which Thailand offers VOA. At the checking counter, most agents will ask you and check that you are eligible for VOA. From my experience regarding visas, Thai customs only bother you on the way out. It's your ...


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Unlikely to be screwed. I was also caught out by the sudden rule change and described my experience in this answer. At my visa appointment, the US embassy merely asked if the visit had been for tourism purposes (presumably as opposed to sanctions-violating purposes); and CBP asked nothing at all. In your case, a fully truthful visa application will show that ...


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The only way to get a definitive answer will be to apply for a US Visa, but realistically it's extremely likely that the answer is "not at all screwed". Technically you did break the rules, and officially, ignorance (ie, not being aware of the rules) is not a valid excuse for doing so. However the fact that you did not actively attempt to mislead ...


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Is this visa always valid until 2026, or once I first enter Canada, it would expire after 6 months? As a multiple-entry visa, it will remain valid for entry until the end of the expiry date on the visa in 2026. Unless you become inadmissible and your visa is revoked, you are entitled to request entry to Canada on or before that date. As its name implies, it ...


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The directive does in fact state as much, in article 3(1): This Directive shall apply to all Union citizens who move to or reside in a Member State other than that of which they are a national, and to their family members as defined in point 2 of Article 2 who accompany or join them. That's the source of the warning on Europa.eu: By default, the rules ...


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I know that persons who have officially abandoned their LPR status (using Form I-407) can participate in the Visa Waiver Program. They should however take a copy of the processed Form I-407 with them so they can show airline staff that they have legally abandoned their LPR status. I assume that they can also apply for all types of visas, but I don't believe ...


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It seems you will need an airport transit visa for Germany to transit through the international transit zone. There is a database called Timatic that practically all airlines use to determine whether a traveller is permitted to apply for entry at their destination country. It is important for airlines to check whether the traveller has to correct type of ...


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Having a car payment (or not) is highly unlikely to be material to your visa application. They're really looking for two things: Do you have a stable income that lets you afford the trip to the UK? Do you have strong ties to your home country so you leave after the trip is over? Having a partly paid car at home is mildly useful, but it's not going to make ...


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According to this guide https://bhclondon.org.uk/assets/theme/file/Guideline-to-fill-the-online-NVR-Appllication-Form.pdf the ‘last visa’ information applies only if you have previously visited Bangladesh with No Visa Required (NVR). If you have, put Yes and NVR related information. If not, then skip this part. Click save & next and go to next section.


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According to 5.12 in these guidance notes https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/589168/VAF1-guidance.pdf you should answer ‘Yes’ and provide details.


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As you have savings you should mention those in answer to that question, even when you do not intent to use them for the trip you apply a visa for. Visa officials will want to know that you can afford the trip, not just have enough money to come but also have some money in the bank (or in an other way) to tide you over if needed. If you have no other income, ...


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Yes it does. A national ID card is issued to citizens. A residence card demonstrates your authority to reside as a PR in UAE, it is not a national ID card. So the answer to that question is "No, I don't have a valid national identity card".


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Do tell the truth, but don't give more information than is necessary. So in the application she should call you her boyfriend. Trying to pretend you are not risks getting a ban for deception. Tell the truth about your actual plans. However don't talk about possible plans that you might have on the visa application. Plans can change. Concentrate instead on ...


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The 'exemplar' (sample) DS-160 form (pdf) says "Primary Occupation". The follow-up question is "present employer or school name." If you aren't currently enrolled in school and aren't working, I think you must put unemployed or not enrolled.


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