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Student on F1 visa. May I accept reimbursement for interview travel expenses?

You're not accepting payment for work, you're accepting reimbursement for your expenses. You are allowed to look for a job while on F1 visa, you're not allowed to actually work.
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I'm older than the Polish study visa age limit; what can I do?

I just contacted the embassy consular service, they told me it is nothing you could come for your VISA appointment next week. There is no limit age
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How long can a F-1 Student drive in the US with an Indian License in Maryland state

Whoever told you that you would have a year's use of your Indian license was wrong. Driver's license eligibility is controlled by each individual state. Maryland DMV ("MVA") says that a new ...
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My Australian and New Zealand student visas were declined

Yes, you can reapply, but unless your new applications are significantly different, you will be refused again. You need to figure out why your applications were refused. If you were refused because ...
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Is there a type of French visa to bridge the gap between two visas?

A few options: Apply for an autorisation provisoire de séjour. Provided she graduated and her diploma meets the requirements, she can use that to look for work for up to 12 months. The fact she would ...
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Tier 4 dependent visa refused - Administrative review guidance needed

I wanted to give an update on this as people may come across this post and may be in a similar situation as I was. First to address the comments, the reason i did not go for a visitor visa was mainly ...
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Does entering by a student visa and not attending the school cause the future ban of the entry in China?

The visa you get is not a six-month visa. It is a one-entry visa that enables you to enter China, go to the University, pay the application fee, get the documents and then apply for your six-month ...
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Marriage in Germany between EU and non-EU citizen

A general word of advice: German authorities are bureaucratic. You cannot expect to go there with the documents you think you need and get married immediately. Even if you do by chance have the right ...
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Can I work remotely in Canada on a student permit?

This is not meant to address tax implications, solely the implications of working in Canada while under another type of permit. Working remotely for a company located outside of Canada, where the ...
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Working but not studying with a student visa in Canada

Can I freely drop my studies and stay in Canada to work until the end of my student visa? No. Does it appear like I am lying to the government? It doesn't appear. You are. Can I get into ...
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What would be the consequence if a non-EU student living in an EU country has his temporary resident card expired but doesn't renew it?

It depends a lot on where you are; There are a few principles that apply to most of the EU, defined in the so-called "return directive" but most of the rules are defined at the national level and ...
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Language restrictions in France?

I moved to France from an English-speaking country 2 years ago, with zero French, so I can give you my opinions on this. 1) No, it will not affect your visa process insofar as you can still get the ...
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Is it allowed to work ONLINE on F-1 visa?

It is prohibited. "Off-campus" refers to the identity of the employer, not to your physical location. Freelance work would be for an employer who is not affiliated with your university, so it would ...
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Tier 4 (General) Student visa refusals

Are these issues serious enough to warrant a visa refusal or not? Yes, especially if there's a discrepancy in the CAS. While some problems with a T4 application seem miniscule, they can tip the ...
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Denied entry to the UK two years ago - will this affect my Student Visa application?

Since nobody with more knowledge has answered: You were apparently honest about what you intended to do, but did not realize it was not permitted. That means you have not damaged your credibility. If ...
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Medical test OFII in France

It consists of chest x-ray and then a stop in a doctor's office. The chest x-ray is to detect TB. The doctor's visit (beyond looking at the x-ray) is for prevention purposes only: they ask you ...
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Receive payment outside university when on F1 visa?

Is there anyway he could receive payment? Small loop hole? No. My plan was to create my own business and allow them to 1099 me. If he could be paid through this method that would be ideal. Still ...
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Spouse visa with long stay student residence permit in France

Yes. I did this. I did a 2 year engineering degree and my wife lived with me. I showed that I had plenty of resources to support her, and she didn't work. I did not bring her into France later, she ...
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Can I use fast track for a 3-year UK visa given my history?

You don't say where you're applying from but nothing should stop you using the priority service. This won't change or influence the outcome of your visa at all, it only means that your application is ...
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Denied a Canadian study visa for insufficient funds - will this hurt my US F1 application?

You may be misunderstanding what the financial requirements are all about. The Canadians do not only want to see if you have enough money in your hands to pay for a year of tuition and living ...
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Does prior overstay as a minor increase chances of being rejected for F1 visa (US)?

Your friend started accruing "unlawful presence" on his 18th birthday. As he left within 180 days, he didn't acquire a ban. If he had left after 180 days, but left before a year, he would have ...
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Can I keep staying in France after I enter it without a visa?

There is no easy way to extend visa-free entry. Generally an extension is only allowed if you cannot leave the Schengen area (force majeure) or you can provide “proof of serious personal reasons”. ...
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Why does my new California drivers license say "LIMITED-TERM"?

A little sleuthing at the wayback machine shows that California was not actually certified compliant with Real ID until May 25th of this year. Before that, they were for a brief while "under review," ...
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Can a European country (e.g France) forbid the entry of foreign nationals with a residence permit? (COVID-19)

does the French government, upon the return, have the authority to ban the entry based on COVID-19 grounds? The French government has the authority to prevent even European Union citizens from ...
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Applying for a Student Visa in Germany from Netherlands as a Non-EU citizen?

You should generally apply to the German representation (consulate or embassy) competent for your place of residence. While you said you are a resident of India, if you already entered the ...
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What's the maximum time to leave once student status expires

There are options available for when your program ends you can look at SEVIS #10 to see what they are. There is also discussion on the subject at the SEVIS F1 transfers page: If USCIS denies the ...
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Australian student, travelling the Schengen area before studying in Germany, need advice on visa

A brief terminology tip: in the EU, as in many other countries, one cannot get a visa while in the country. The document you get while you're in the country is generally called a residence permit (in ...
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Will I be able to enter other country again?

If you haven't forgotten or misunderstood anything, I don't see any reason to worry. In actual fact, even entry denials are not recorded or shared across EU countries. You would get a stamp in your ...
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How to legally stay in Hong Kong and keep working at my company while it has no office in HK?

Use an HR company to do the visa process in the stead of your employer. Your employer signs a contract with a local HR company, which recruits you and sponsors your visa. Your employer pays your ...
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Does entering by a student visa and not attending the school cause the future ban of the entry in China?

I experienced this whole process and asked my teacher about it in detail. First, X2 is effective for 180 days from the entry and I did not experience such procedure as @dda mentioned. The application ...
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