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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

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I left my job recently, applied for a passport, and declared my profession "unemployed". Now, as I want to study abroad, Will it give a wrong impression to the visa officer that my profession is unemployed? Will they consider me as an unqualified person because of my written profession?

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I would think it depends on what country you want to study in and what country you are coming from.  If you’re going from USA (3½% unemployment) to Spain (12½%), the person handling your application might think you’re planning to work illegally.  But going the other way, they might not.

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Probably not. At most it represents what you were doing at the time you applied for a passport.

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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

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I left my job recently, applied for a passport, and declared my profession "unemployed". Now, as I want to study abroad, Will it give a wrong impression to the visa officer that my profession is unemployed? Will they consider me as an unqualified person because of my written profession?


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I would think it depends on what country you want to study in and what country you are coming from.  If you’re going from USA (3½% unemployment) to Spain (12½%), the person handling your application might think you’re planning to work illegally.  But going the other way, they might not.

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Historically the opposite is more true--if a place has low unemployment then it is more willing to welcome new people because they can become employed and contribute to the economy. Vs. the same place with high unemployment can't support the people it currently has and is less welcoming of new people. (Note I'm comparing the same place at two unemployment levels, different areas have...call it a baseline tolerance to new people, a place with high unemployment offset by a high baseline may still be more welcoming than a place with low unemployment and a low baseline.) - user3067860 Nov 7, 2022 at 14:25

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