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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How to track a US K-1 visa application once USCIS has approved the I-129F?

I'm applying for a K-1 USA visa from the UK. I was wondering how to track it beyond the USCIS. I know it goes to the NVC then goes to my local consulate. Is there any way to know online where I can ...
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Am I eligible for any USA work visas?

I have finished my graduation in 2013 May and since then I took a year gap to pursue other interests including photography, writing and film making. As of April 2014, I have secured a job in USA for a ...
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Delay in Long Stay Visa Processing (for France)

I have a job offer (as researcher) from a lab in France. The offer was made on the 17th of Jan 2014 and I received the documentation (convention d'accueil) on the 17th of March 2014. I went ahead with ...
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What are long-term maintenance requirements of a DV1 Visa?

Once won, and activated via passing into the US, what obligations do I have which are specific to the ownership of this visa category (as opposed to the regular tax and citizen obligations required by ...
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Parents names in their passport are not matching the names in my passport. What is the impact on B2 VISA?

I am from India. And I am working in USA on H1B VISA. Due to clerical mistake my father education documents have different last name than his original. Same carried to his job documents also. Where ...
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"Address in Italy" for elective residency visa

I am trying to apply for an elective residency visa for Italy. My visit to the Italian consulate yesterday was encouraging – almost all of my paperwork is in order – but one item stopped me short: The ...
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Washington accord accredited engineering degree for Australia visa subclass 476

I recently check the website to apply for 476 visa and I noticed they have changed the way they mentioned the name of recognized institutes and referring to them as Washington Accord institutions, ...
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Re-entry permit while on Extension of Stay in Thailand?

Am I eligible for Re-entry permit if my stay in Thailand is based on Extension of Stay, and my visa has been expired a long ago? As far as I understand, re-entry permit can be issued only during the ...
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Tracking French long stay visa application status online

I am looking to find a way to track my French long stay visa application. I had my visa interview/appointment on 3/24/2014 at the Consulate general of France in Chicago. From previous experiences ...
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Am I legally able to do an internship in the US while just operating as a vacationing Canadian?

I received a job offer from a company in Austin, Texas for an internship for the summer. I'm really interested in going to the US and working for the summer, I feel like it'd be a great opportunity. ...
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How can I expedite a Temporary Residency renewal in Mexico?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. I will be out of Mexico until June 1, then I have plans to leave the country again around July 1. My Temporary Residency visa (often referred to by the old ...
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Spanish visa as a prelude to naturalisation

Filipino (amongst other former Spanish colonies) citizens are entitled to apply for Spanish citizenship after 2 years of residence in Spain. My question is, what is the best visa option for that ...
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Working in the EU: I come from USA and I have Italian passport

I recently got my citizenship in Italy through jus sanguinis. I live in the USA, but have an Italian birth certificate and passport. How hard would it be now for me to get a job in the EU? And by hard ...
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What can I do about getting a visa to work in the US as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian student, who opted into a co-op program. I wanted to work in the US for one of my work terms, and I recently got an internship (4 months) there starting in May. I was wondering what ...
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When is the starting date of a Recognised Graduate visa in Australia?

I am going to lodge a temporary visa named Recognised Graduate visa. My question is what is the starting date of its 18 months period, arrival date or grant date? When I reseive the visa, how much ...
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Are USCIS visa "lotteries" in fact lotteries?

There are two processes by USCIS that are commonly referred to as "lotteries": Diversity Visa Program (popularly know as "greencard lottery") H-1B "lottery" (in case of applications' number exceeding ...
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Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) and iBT for Australia?

This is a statement from this page: ..., you must achieve a score of at least 6 in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or another language ...
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Does the US J1 visa require significant legwork for the sponsor?

At my university computer science department (outside the US) students are frequently taken on as paid interns at big US technology companies (Facebook, Nvidia, Google) under the J1 visa. AFAIK the ...
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Bolivian looking to work in Brazil

A friend of mine, born in Bolivia and raised in the US (thus holds dual citizenship to both countries) would like to go to Brazil to begin working as an English teacher. The school that we've been in ...
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What is the easiest way to move to New York from the UK? [closed]

I am a UK citizen and I want to emigrate to New York. My grandma is a US citizen but is currently living in the UK. I'm not sure if that helps. And I work as a web developer which is supposedly a job ...
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Having a valid Visa to the US, should I also enroll for VWP before traveling to the US?

Coming from the EU, I am in the process of getting a DV visa, and planning to go to the US for reconnaissance mid-June. When entering the US, I understand, the border patrol has the right (even with ...
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How can I get a British relative's birth certificate for a visa application?

In the event you're applying for an Ancestry visa and require your grandparent's birth certificate, how can one get an official copy of said certificate that would be acceptable in an application?
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What is the timeline for an H1B visa consulate interview?

I'm in the process of applying for an H1B visa and I already have a company willing to sponsor me, but the instructions state that the application should be received in USCIS after the 1st of April, ...
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Living in the US on an F2 visa and working remotely for a Canadian company

I'm aware I can't work in the US on a F2 visa. However, would it be possible to be employed by a Canadian company to work remotely from the US?
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Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian?

Is it possible to get the APEC Business Travel Card as a Canadian living in Asia?
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Can I get a Permanant Residence or Work visa for New Zealand as an Indian IT Engineer?

I am married 28 years old guy, having over 3 years of work experience in IT / Software industry. Can I get a PR or work visa for New Zealand? Also my wife is a Nurse, if I can apply a couple work ...
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As an EU national just moved to France, how do I get a "Attestation d'accueil" for a friend's visa?

I'd previously said to an Indian friend that they ought to come over and stay with me in the summer. At the time, I'd thought I'd be in the UK, and I'm fairly happy about how to go about helping them ...
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What are countries where a French citizen can live long term without visa struggles?

I work remotely and thus I can live anywhere while doing my job. As a French citizen, what are countries where I can easily reside for 6 months or more, without needing a visa or where one can easily ...

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