Questions tagged [visa]

A visa is a document issued by a country's government allowing the holder to enter or to leave that country.

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The visa officer at US embassy said my visa is approved but when I check the status, it is saying refused

I have applied for an F1 visa. After being interviewed by the visa officer, they said my visa is approved and gave me a blue leaflet. They didn't say anything about administrative processing. Here is ...
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US holder of 10 year multiple entry tourist Indian visa denied reentry

I've been living in India since 2010 and complying with the requirement to leave the country once every 180 days for years. I go to Nepal, spend the night and return to Dharamsala where I live. I just ...
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My wife is going for an advanced master's course in France. Will I get a dependent visa to accompany her? What are my options?

The Advanced Masters course is for a duration of one year. My current job, based out of India, allows me the flexibility of working remotely so I will not be looking for employment within France. If ...
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Should I have multiple employers file H-1B petitions for me?

I have great offers from 2 distinct companies, A and B, in the United States. I recently became aware that it is perfectly legal for different, unrelated employers to each file an H-1B petition for me....
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I have permanent residence in Bulgaria. Can I live in another EU country?

Can I live in Finland or Sweden if I have permanent residence in another EU country? If I can, Can I get citizenship after 5 years of immigration? I would like to live in Sweden or Finland using the ...
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Germany: Permanent Resident - Spouse visa language requirement

I'm from India and I got my Niederlassungserlaubnis (Unlimited settlement permit) in Germany this January. I'm getting married in June and my fiancée hasn't enrolled for any German classes so far and ...
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What can I do for a pair of kids who are in China with expired passports, expired visas?

An old couple in my neighborhood are caring for a pair of kids, their grandchildren. Apparently the intent was for them to travel from their birth country, Belize, and stay in China under their care ...
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Can a cousin be my financial sponsor to obtain long term Spain student visa?

I have been accepted in an institute in Barcelona for a 1-year long course. I now have to apply for a long term Spanish student visa in India. One of the documents required for visa purpose is ...
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Going to the UK with Japanese wife

My wife and I (British national) have decided to live in the UK we currently live in Japan. I would like to ask if it is possible to go to the UK together with my Japanese wife whilst I look for work....
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Can I keep my passport while I am waiting for the European Economic Area Family Permit Residence Card?

I am a non European, married with an European. We are now living in UK. I have the EEA Family Permit visa for 6 months and it expires in June. I want to ask for the Residence Card in May, but the ...
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Canadian applying for a French working holiday visa: How long in advance?

I'm having a hard time finding information about this online. I'm Canadian and I want to apply for a working holiday visa in France. They say that you can only apply up to three months in advance. I ...
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Travel while H-1B extension is pending

I currently have a H-1B visa which is due to expire in March 2022. My H-1B extension was submitted in June and is currently under review. I will soon be going on work-related travel for a number of ...
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US Citizen Overstayed German Tourist Visa while applying for Family Reunification Visa

My husband and I are both American citizens and moved to Germany approximately 5 months ago. I have a work visa from my job, but my husband does not (he's received a work-study offer, pending his ...
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Which USA visa do I need as a solo artist to work in the USA (dance performer)

I have a dream about coming to the USA after my studies at the end of 2021 and work as a dancer for a few weeks/months. A short info: I am a freelance dancer from Germany. By dancing I mean ...
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Spouse of US citizen: can I visit my husband in the US and then stay and adjust status?

I have been married to my husband for 4 years. I live in the UK and he is living in the US with our 2 year old daughter. Can I visit the US on a ESTA and then stay and do a adjustment of status? I ...
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Does Chinese Z visa obtained with a PU Letter restrict you to a province or city within China or are you free to travel from one province to another?

I have an employer that will submit PU letter request for me, the employer is based in Chengdu and I also have a person that I want to see and stay with for a while after I enter China, the person is ...
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Visa options for working remotely for US in France as an American software engineer married to French citizen

My wife is French and has recently moved back to Paris for a new job. I am a US citizen software engineer and have been working for my current company (financial firm) for 4.5 years and they are open ...
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If I've been offered a job in Seattle, USA what is the best way to approach bringing my girlfriend with me?

I'm a UK national and I've been offered a postdoc position in Seattle. I know I will have no problem getting a visa, but I also want my girlfriend (also a UK national and a marine biologist) to come ...
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Can I leave France while I am waiting for my visa extension?

I am currently in France on a visitor carte de sejour. It is a one year visa. I am coming up on its expiration and I am still in the process of extending it/applying for a different one. I have not ...
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After voluntarily left Uk , will I get visa to go back again?

I had live Uk almost 8 and half years . I had overstayed there like 7 years . Firstly my visa was granted to uk and I went to uk as dependent visa from my country . And after that I just stayed ...
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Signs of weak ties to your country of citizenship?

If you've been away from your home country for over 15 years, is that seen as weak ties to your home country when applying for an American student visa? I am a Taiwanese citizen and I'm now living in ...
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Can a F1 visa(expired) applicant apply for Canada visa from USA?

My F-1 student visa is already expired this year(June, 2018) and I am currently working on my OPT's STEM Extension work authorization, which expires by May 2019. My current employer has sponsored my H-...
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What is my country of permanent residence for UK visa purposes?

I am filling out a UK student visa application, and it asks for my "country of permanent residence," but it does not provide a definition for this term. I currently reside outside of my country of ...
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Need help calculating grace period

I think I have accrued 1 day overstay on an F1 visa in the USA, beyond the 60-day grace period. Different online tools give different results. My 60-day grace period began on October 24th, 2017 (date ...
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Indian student going to study in France. Is the original birth certificate mandatory?

I am an Indian student going to Grenoble Ecole De Management, France, later this year. While preparing my documents, I was told that apostilled and translated original birth certificate would be ...
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Bring girlfriend to Germany

I'm Mexican. I have a student visa for Germany. I'm allowed to work and I'm doing Studienkolleg now in order to enter university. I want to bring my girlfriend to Germany. She isn't an EU citizen ...
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Temporary visa changes to spouse visa in Japan

I’m currently studying Japanese in Japan. My current visa is going to expire on 31st March. I will change my visa status from a student visa to a temporary visit visa, and I will get married with my ...
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J1 Visa - Do I need to file a US tax return?

From April 29th to October 20th 2017 I was present in the USA under a J1 visa as a researcher. During this time I received a monthly salary in the form of a grant. Based on Article 22(2) from the Tax ...
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How can I emigrate to the US without a college degree?

I'm 19, I have Italian citizenship and working in Germany as a web developer. My dream has been to move to the US since I was 12. I won't say much about why it's like that because it would be a long ...
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Escaping to another country while I-130 is in progress

I have a question for those who have some knowledge of immigration procedures. I live in Venezuela with my wife (American-born citizen) and our daughter. We filled an I-130 on June last year, the ...
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Can Freelance Writers be authorized to work in the US?

I'm a freelance writer and was looking at applying to more companies. Some of them specify an authorisation to work in the US. I'm a legal resident of India. So what does this mean for me? I don't ...
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Use previous yet still valid H-1B visa to enter the U.S. while my current H-1B visa application is in administrative processing

My previous H1B visa stamp is still valid but I applied for renewal in China recently. Unfortunately my application needs administrative processing, which may take a few weeks. So I borrowed my ...
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Do I risk being expelled from the country?

I am Cameroonian and I arrived in the United Kingdom 3 years ago as a student. I could not pay my tuition (payer ma scolarité) and my visa was canceled. One year ago I had a child with an English ...
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Position offered from 2 universities. One has already started processing my Tier 2 and I would like to withdraw

I had applied for a position at 2 universities. University A (UA) and University B (UB). UA performed their processing after the application deadline very quickly and sent me an invitation for ...
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How to apply for Europe visa for Indian staying in Australia on long-term visitor visa

I am an Indian citizen staying in Switzerland and my parents are living with my sister in Australia for 2-3 years, on long-term visas. They are planning to visit me from Australia directly. I know the ...
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Doing Remote Contract Work Residing In Japan?

I am a Canadian who develops video games that run on a USA based game website. I plan on moving to Japan for 2 years to study Japanese as a student! I'm trying to figure out if I am allowed to ...
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Baby Born in the UK, parent on Tier 2 and Tier 4 Visa

I am on a Tier 2 ICT long term visa and my wife is on a student Tier 4 visa. We have a child born in the UK. We are thinking of bringing him back to our home nation for a short trip and back to the ...
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How early can I apply for a Swiss long-term visa?

Hi there I will be heading to Switzerland for an exchange program. The embassy & the school recommends that the process be applied asap as processing takes 2 - 3 months (or more if more proof etc. ...
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UK Tier 2 Visa Extension Under 'Experienced Rate Salary' vs 'New Entrant Rate Salary'

I have been issued 2 years Tier 2 (formerly work permit) visa and I will need to extend my visa next year. Now, if I apply for maximum possible extension, it will take my total Tier 2 stay beyond 3 ...
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American long-term resident of UK retire to France

My husband and I are American citizens with permits to permanently reside in the UK. We have lived here since 2001 (my husband) and 2004 (myself). We wish to move to France for retirement. What ...
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Applying for EEA family permit to enter the UK, with marriage realized outside Europe

Is a certified translation (made in the country we live in) of the marriage certificate enough? What are the requirements for this translation? I'm asking this because an Italian consulate (I'm an ...
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Applying for a Type D (long stay) Schengen Visa for Belgium

I will be applying for a Type D (long stay) Schengen Visa for Belgium this September and I am from Philippines. A host family already contacted me to be their next au pair and we are now discussing ...
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Is it possible to convert Chinese business visa to work visa in China?

If a Russian citizen is currently living in China on a business visa, is it possible to convert to a work visa without leaving the country? Even if you do have to leave the country to "activate" the ...
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Applying for another European tourist visa when you have a D type visa of another European country

I live in Poland with an expired D type visa as a researcher-student. My visa was expired 2 months ago and I applied to rp for about 9 months ago! It is under process still! I dont know why this ...
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Beginner Digital Nomad-Visa for Canada

I’m confused. I want to stay in Canada for 3 to 6 months to get my online business going take a break from America and get other skills that I would learn online while there and maybe take a language ...
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Have I been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?

Due to a change of address, my German residence permit became invalid. They sent my residence permit to an officer in Frankfurt. Thats when he said that my visa is not valid due to a change in address....
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Diversity VIsa Interview-Police Certificate

My interview is next week and my husband is the principal applicant. I am currently not living in my country of citizenship. When KCC asked for the documents, I sent PCC just for my current country of ...
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Ukrainian citizen, living with Blue Card in Germany - can work remotely in Austria?

Right now we want to employ a programmer / IT specialist who has Ukrainian nationality and citizenship but is living in Germany (and has a Blue Card from Germany since 6 months ago). Is he allowed to ...
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As a US citizen, how can I establish Portugal residency without losing my German visa?

I am an US citizen currently working in Germany on a Blue Card. I wish to establish residency in Portugal to eventually attain dual US-Portuguese citizenship. I know that having 2 EU long-term visas ...
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Medical insurance for students in Italy

I am Moroccan. I recently received Italy student visa. I was required to present medical insurance in the application. When I go to Italy, I need to apply for residence permit. To apply, you need to ...

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