Questions tagged [student-visa]

Questions regarding visas for studying in a foreign country.

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Can my nephew from Mauritius come and study in France?

My nephew is 15 and will finish his current cycle of studies in September. He would like to continue his studies here in France and we are willing to host him. Online I could only find informations ...
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F2-F1 Conundrum

I had earlier applied for an F2 visa for my spouse and she is waiting to go for interview in November. About a week ago, after being refused last year, she has received funding in the Agric department ...
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As my blog is centric to southeast Asian audience so it’s not available in other countries. Can I continue writing blogs in F1 visa?

I have a small blog where I post marketing, branding, and online business development related articles. It’s been like 2 years now into blogging after graduation. As the blog is concentric to mostly ...
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Am I filling the correct information in this column of my French Long term student visa

I am going to France for 1 year masters from India and unfortunately, the Campus France officer here in city is not helpful. Since past 3 weeks, I am learning new things each day and I go to meet her ...
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For many days I should book Airbnb so as to get a French Student Visa

I am going to Lille, France from India and I was unable to find a room in Lille from India (online). So, I have thought that I will rent an Airbnb and I will show that as my accommodation as in my ...
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Married filing jointly in the US: TN visa holder (resident alien) marrying an F1 student (non-resident alien)

I am a Canadian citizen currently working in the US with a TN visa (previously I was on F1 visa studying here, and I passed my substantial presence test during that time), and have been filing as a ...
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Date of arrival for visa

DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY ARRIVAL FLIGHT DATE??? I will be a student in Italy this October. I live in the USA. My program runs from October 24, 2022 to October 20, 2023. I have a flight to arrive in ...
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How does the consular officer decide whether to grant a 1-year or 5-year F1 visa to Chinese students?

I read on bu.edu/isso: The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has issued guidance to consular officers in China that could result in shorter visas for a small number of Chinese students beginning June ...
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Should I book tickets of flight before getting visa?

I am going from a third world country to France for masters study. I am going abroad for the first time and no one from my family or friends have ever been abroad. So, there was a question in my ...
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O type visa for Canada or other countries for gifted minor

I have a nephew who is in fifth grade and knows a great deal about robotics. He has won first place in a few international competitions and domestic competitions. He lives in Iran but I live in the US....
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Remote working in Netherlands with Residence Permit while wife is in University

My wife recently acquired a student visa through the University of Amsterdam. I'm working remotely for a US-based company. We're both US citizens. Our original plan was for me to get a residence ...
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Unpaid Leave in non-US Company on F-1 Visa

Is it permissible to have pre-existing employment with a non-US company, then go on unpaid leave, then enter the US and study in the US with an F-1 visa while being on unpaid leave with that non-US ...
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Unpaid Leave in non-US Company on F-1 Visa

When in the US on an F-1 visa, is it permissible to be on unpaid leave in a non-US company? As far as I know, working for a non-US company is not permissible on an F-1 visa, but in this case no work ...
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I'm 29 years old from Zambia, can I apply for student visa?

Is there age limit to get a Polish student visa?
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Student visa to Work visa

I am from India I am 31 years old and have 12+ years of experience in India related to the design field (IT), now I am in Berlin with a student visa valid up to 2025 (Bachelor's degree currently ...
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Will my current employer be contacted for French student visa?

I'm a United States citizen planning on taking a career break to study in France this fall, and the visa application asks for my current employer. Does anyone know to what capacity they use the ...
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Discrepancy of the length of stay between DS-160 and F-1 visa

In my I-20, the total course duration is mentioned as 7 years while in my PhD Assistantship award letter, my stipend is applicable till 4th year. Can you please tell me whether I should put 4 years or ...
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Will F-2 visa holder lose her/his status the day s/he files divorce/summery dissolution?

I searched on the Google and found out both divorce and summary dissolution filing seem to take 6 months to be approved/legally accepted. So what would be the status of someone whose visa is a ...
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How long does it take to get a Green Card if you win DV lottery while you are inside the USA?

If a student (F-1 visa holder) or his/her relative (F-2 visa holder) wins the DV lottery for a green card, while they are living inside the USA, how should they proceed with their application and how ...
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Use student visa to visit another country even after deciding not to pursue studies abroad

I recently got a student visa to go study a Master's in Germany, however, I decided to take a job instead and never really enrolled in the university (so no student ID in case it matters). However, I ...
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Convert residence permit to work permit [duplicate]

I have a long-stay student visa in Italy (D1 type) and I'm doing my master's (The first year is almost over). I got a full-time job offer, but I don't know how to convert my permit to a working permit,...
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I have germany student visa. But now I want Dubai student visa for bachelors. Masters back next year in Germany. Can I retain my Germany student visa?

I came to Germany on 15th Oct 21, on a Bachelors visa. But I am not able get my credits transferred, which I studied in India for 2 yrs Bachelor in Mechanical engg. I am planning to go to Dubai for my ...
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UK Decision Making centre requesting Additional information/Documents

I am applying for UK Student Visa ( Priority) and had given my Biometrics and documents for scanning on 13th of December. On 14th I received an email from the UK Decision Making Centre requesting '...
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Can I still study on a work permit in Germany

I am about to complete my Nursing Training in 6 Months and currently on Apprenticeship Visa (Non-EU Citizen) in Germany. Having begun my masters (Student Visa) and later switched it to an ...
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Can I take up a PhD scholarship while being enrolled in a Masters and having a Werkstudent contract?

I am a student in Germany with a situation like this: I'm enrolled in a Masters program currently. Will be de-registering (after completing 2 semesters) in March 2022. I will be starting a PhD ...
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Can I change student visa to a work visa before I complete my studies in Germany? [duplicate]

I already have a bachelor degree from an EU country, and the degree has been certified by KMK as equivalent to a German degree and thus I can use the degree certificate to further my studies in master ...
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Would having interned or worked at BARC, ISRO or DRDO make a person ineligible for US visa?

I came across a Reddit post where the OP was concerned whether doing an internship at BARC, ISRO or DRDO would cause him/her to be ineligible for US visa. OP stated that a friend of his/her uncle who ...
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What are the benefits of a Student Visa over a Work Visa [Germany]?

I'm taking a master degree in Germany, and I was going to apply for a Student Visa this week, but in the meantime, I was also looking for a student job, and I got an offer yesterday. From what I can ...
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F-2 visa for a dependent before F-1 status is obtained by a Canadian citizen

Travel.state.gov mentions for applying an F-2 visa You must provide a copy of your F-1 or M-1 visa and provide proof of relationship. You must provide a copy of your F-1 or M-1 visa and provide proof ...
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Change in the US contact's address in US visa application form DS-160

My husband has a US's F-1 visa. He is currently on his OPT (optional practical training). I am applying for F-2 visa (F-1 dependent). I have following two questions regarding the form DS-160 (form ...
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How do I become a French citizen via a higher education/talent visa?

I've been living in France just over two years now. I'm fluent in French (I have a degree of B2-language level, and I'm preparing for the C1). I'm going to start the second year of university this ...
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Pending OPT for 90 days after graduation

I am a F-1 student (doctoral student) and I am going to apply for OPT one month before my graduation date. I have read that it might take 3-5 months to receive my EAD card. I have also read that I ...
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Can I create a website with no-profit at the moment with the F-2 visa status?

Consider a person comes to the US with an F-2 visa status and has a plan to get his/her green card in the next year, but at the moment he/she likes to start a commercial website or mobile app but for ...
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Will my F-1 visa be expired when I apply for NIW-EB2 green card?

I am in the US with a F-1 visa status. If I apply for the NIW-EB-2 green card, will I lose my F-1 status? I am in the US and want to apply I-140 and I-485 forms concurrently. Edit: I also want to ...
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Travelling abroad after change of status F-1 to H-1B

I'm studying in-person in the US and graduating this month. I have recently received an employment authorisation document (EAD) for optional practical training (OPT), valid until May 2022. Also, I ...
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Get invitation letter and then find a place to rent

We are making an invitation letter for a friend (from Tunisia) to stay with us (in Spain) while she works as an intern. We already have the invitation letter from the company, but we still lack one of ...
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Travel restriction to USA from India for a PhD student (with F1 visa)

I am currently a 4th year PhD student (with a valid F1 visa) who came to visit his family in India for a short trip but then due to the unfortunate circumstances, USA put a travel restriction on India....
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Can I apply for a Canadian study Visa with an expired passport with assurance that I would get a renewed passport before I'm required to travel?

I cannot renew my passport early enough to meet the visa application deadline. Can I apply for study permit to Canada with an expired passport with guarantee of a new one before I'm required to travel?...
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Will getting UK student visa cancel my current Tier 2 ICT visa?

Background: I am working in UK on ICT Tier 2 Visa which is ending on 31st August. But, I am planning to join university on 14th or 21st September. I can apply for Student visa 3 months prior to start ...
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UK tuition fee Refund

I am planning on paying the tuition fees for my MSc at a UK university. I want to confirm if I will I get a refund if I get refused for a UK student visa.
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Is it possible to get EU blue card while on student visa even before starting the studies if I have a valid job offer in Germany?

I am Non EU IT/Software professional. I got admitted to Masters Program in A German University. I then applied to Consulate General in Mumbai for the student visa. I was planning to join university ...
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Withdrawing from a visa application: any negative impact for future applications?

Due to unprecedented circumstances, I might need to withdraw from my current student visa application (Australia) and re-apply next year. Will this be considered as a negative point for my future ...
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Long-term (type D) Swiss visa

I have recently applied for a Swiss national type D visa for my PhD studies and I am awaiting a response. My passport has a little less than 4 years validity at the point of application, but I have ...
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Changing my visa (student to work permit) - Germany

I`ve finished a master degree here in Germany. I concluded my degree on october/20 but because the corona situation I received a certificate just on the the middle of January. Then, the company I ...
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Is there an age restriction for a Polish student visa?

I am currently working for a finance company with 14 years in data analytics. Now, I see a hard stop to my career and I am interested in an AI/ML course, especially in Poland. Is there an age ...
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Fresh I-539 Reapplication after denial of Change of Status

I entered the US on 24th February 2020, my visa expires 2nd April 2020. I applied for Change of status from B2 to F1 Student Status on 8th June 2020 even though my I-94 expires on 23rd August. I was ...
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F1 Interview after 2 Tourist denials

My gf applied for Tourist visa in 2018 and got denied twice (in a span of 1 month) with 214b (insufficient ties) first time and for no significant change in the second attempt. [We realized that this ...
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Tertiary education expense for Expat children in Spain and Portugal?

I know that in some EU countries (such as Germany and Poland - irrespective of the country of origin - EU or Non-EU) tertiary education is absolutely free of charge if someone knows the native ...
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Can I monetize my YouTube channel on a F1 Visa in the US and get paid in India?

I have a YouTube channel and hired a content creator, who is in India, for all of my videos. I won't be earning money in a US bank account. My AdSense account will have details of my Indian bank. Isn'...
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Can two D visas from EU countries issue at a same time?

I recently got Italian Study visa D type which is valid for a year. Now I got admission from German university and i am more interested in Germany. Can two student visas from EU countries issue at a ...
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