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No last name on documents

To immigrate to the US based on this site you should put your first name to the last name field, and put FNU to the first name. No first/last name Some people in South India have only one ...
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Refused UK Visit Visa - now I want to study there

Your prior refusal of entry will be investigated and your chances will depend on the reason(s) you were denied entry. When you were denied entry, I believe, you should have gotten a refusal letter ...
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Good public school to learn French in Paris?

Free French Courses I am not aware of publicly advertised free French courses in Paris, and a quick google search seems to agree with me. However I can speculate that you could find local cultural/...
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Is Saarbrücken worth living in?

Saarbrücken is indeed a middle-size town. It is certainly no Berlin and also smaller than Hamburg, Munich, Cologne or Frankfort. But I don't quite agree with ectomorph and do not think that it is as ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

It's difficult to know exactly what happened. It's entirely possible that you met some rude people and that miscommunication made things worse or that your interlocutors felt bad about the situation ...
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France long stay student visa refused 3 times without any reason by French embassy New Delhi

Sadly, the most reasonable thing to do at this point is to find another school in another country, that's how bad the process is. If you still have any interest in France after this, it will be easier ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

I do not find this weird. I am not arguing on the rudeness, I tend to think French people may be rude for no reason. But you should understand that in France, administration and responsibilities are ...
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Good public school to learn French in Paris?

Here are a few options I know of: Everywhere in France, the local GRETA, a part of the Éducation nationale (the government department in charge of education), offers lifelong learning opportunities, ...
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Good public school to learn French in Paris?

It maybe isn't a formal (free) course, but I would recommend teaching English. When I stayed in Paris I lived for over a year in the cite universitaire. On the campus there was a Espace langues, where ...
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Iranian student with Hungarian residency permit staying in Italy for more than 90 days

The EU residence permit granted by a Schengen State will allow you to reside in another Schengen State for up to 90 days. To stay longer you must apply for a national residence permit from the other ...
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Does a Verpflichtungserklärung expire?

The declaration is valid for six month starting with the date of issue. Source: Federal Foreign Office I can't find any official source for it, but I am pretty sure that the declaration can only be ...
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Chances of getting an US F1 visa after refusal under 212(a)(3)(a)i on re-application

This kind of denial is related to specialized knowledge. INA 212(A)(3)(a)(i)(II) says: to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods, technology, or sensitive ...
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Do I need a visa to study in Germany as a holder of Netherlands residence permit?

Since you have a Dutch long-stay visa (MVV means temporary or provisional residence permit and is what is called a long-stay or type D visa in the Schengen regulations), you can visit Germany under ...
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Renting residence from abroad background and credit check issues

Unfortunately, renting in the US is quite difficult without a number of prerequisites. Generally, you should be prepared to have the following things to have the best chance of leasing in the US as a ...
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How can I study in the US without a lot of money?

You get scholarship by qualifying for it. Different scholarships have different qualifications. Some (many, if not most) require academic excellency, i.e.: you must be a very good student. But some ...
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Applying UK student visa while on visitor visa in the US?

Unfortunately NO you cannot apply for a student visa from the USA where you are just a visitor. Per Guidance ECB05: : Where to Apply Applications for visit visas and EEA family permits You can make ...
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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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Is Saarbrücken worth living in?

I am german and I am living a "cosmopolitan" live in Berlin. I would definitely say that Saarbrücken is a small boring and bland town in the middle of nowhere. If you like nature it would be a great ...
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Studying in another EU country as a EU long-term resident

I've not done any of this and I'm an EU citizen, but from what I read on the internet, this is true at least for the University of Salzburg (probably all of Austria), IF you immigrate to Austria by ...
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No last name on documents

I know a few people without first or last name (they are from Indonesia). IIRC, they split their name more-or-less arbitrarily or added a nickname as first name and managed that way. One caveat is ...
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Schengen visa followed by student visa in Germany

I would not say that getting a student visa is “easy” (I would expect quite a bit of bureaucracy) but the earlier Schengen visa should not be a problem. Legally speaking, short-stay Schengen visas and ...
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Is my Bachelor's degree recognised in Germany if anabin lists my university but not the course?

Die Auflistung der erfassten Abschlüsse erhebt keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit. Translated: The list of recognized degrees does not claim to be complete. So your degree not being in the list ...
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Is my Bachelor's degree recognised in Germany if anabin lists my university but not the course?

Based on my experience, the German Embassy asked for a Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications from the Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen(ZAB) as only my ...
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Can I keep my green card if I study abroad for a PhD?

Plan A: For a European-style research PhD, you’d need to be abroad for at least 3 years, assuming you already have your MSc. A reentry permit is needed for extended stays abroad but they are only good ...
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ID alternatives for a international student in the USA

The easiest thing to do is to get a State ID. This can be easily done at a local MVD. Another option would be to get a Driver License. Since you're from Australia*, you will need to get a car (...
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How possible is this, using a Poland study permit in the Netherlands?

Assuming you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and your citizenship country has no separate agreement with the country you would like to move to: Studies over 90 days in duration is not governed by ...
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UK Citizen attending school in UK with American spouse, which visa does the spouse need?

As a US citizen who married a Brit and just went through this process this year, you will need a spouse visa, and it is EXPENSIVE now with the NHS surcharges having nearly tripled in the past year ...
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Visa for a PhD (and TA) in Canada for Swiss citizens

Actually as @NateEldredge pointed out most of the information you're able to find from the University of British Columbia International Student Guide as a student or a PhD student you are able to work ...
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Schengen visa followed by student visa in Germany

I am answering it myself since I went over the entire situation. It's simple - Schengen Visa and German National Visa (for student in my case) are different and independent. The consulate will not ...
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Coping with an emotional shock as a Foreign student in France

Also a 1st year PhD student in France, also can't speak French. Also had very similar experiences. You really need to abuse google and university resources and find out precisely what you need in ...
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