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Old 20th April 2016, 13:14   #256
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US B1/B2 visa. I have planned to get a new passport (change of address) in a few months. How does the validity of the US Visa work? Is there anything I need to get changed on the visa? Or - reapply?
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US B1/B2 visa. I have planned to get a new passport (change of address) in a few months. How does the validity of the US Visa work? Is there anything I need to get changed on the visa? Or - reapply?

I am in a similar situation when my passport expired!
You don't have to do anything. It is enough that you carry your old passport with you when you travel as the visa will be valid till till it's expiry date irrespective of the passport.
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I am in a similar situation when my passport expired!
You don't have to do anything. It is enough that you carry your old passport with you when you travel as the visa will be valid till till it's expiry date irrespective of the passport.
Thanks for clearing that up. Much appreciated.
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Query regarding B2 tourist Visa for US.

I am planning a trip to US for leisure. I have no family tie there but do have friends there. I was going through the documents required for applying VISA and it was seen many places that Office at consulate might be interested to see the family tie-up and prove that we need to show photos.

Does this means if you have no friends no family in US, you can't travel there ? Is getting simple tourist VISA is that difficult for US ?
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Query regarding B2 tourist Visa for US.

I am planning a trip to US for leisure. I have no family tie there but do have friends there. I was going through the documents required for applying VISA and it was seen many places that Office at consulate might be interested to see the family tie-up and prove that we need to show photos.

Does this means if you have no friends no family in US, you can't travel there ? Is getting simple tourist VISA is that difficult for US ?
Not really.. You can always have a tourist Visa provided you have
1. Funds to sponsor your travel
2. Return tickets
3. Hotel and other necessary bookings
4. Travel Itinerary
5. A good intent to return back and not overstay.

Last point is very important.

That should be enough for the officers to get convinced, not to miss, being and sounding genuine.
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5. A good intent to return back and not overstay.

Last point is very important.

That should be enough for the officers to get convinced, not to miss, being and sounding genuine.
Can you elaborate on the last point please. What type of proofs may be required ?
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Can you elaborate on the last point please. What type of proofs may be required ?
Google is your friend.

It's called "Ties to your home country".

https://www.quora.com/How-can-you-pr...r-a-B1-B2-visa

Here's an intriguing US official's explanation with not much actual information, watch it only if you know Hindi/Urdu.

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Dear all,

I would be travelling to Schengen area in EU for a business assignment.
I would like to take my spouse and child along with me as part of the trip.

My Visa would be sponsered by my employer.

However, for my wife, what kind of Visa would be required?
Is there a provision to indicate to the Consulate authorities that she is travelling with me and that i am on a business visit?

Do i need to indicate the same in My Visa application or hers or both?

Any other points to take care of?

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I will be applying for Schengen tourist visa in a couple of weeks. My port of entry/exit is Paris but I will be spending only 2 days in France. The maximum no of days of stay will be 10 days in Iceland. In this case, which embassy should I approach first? France or Iceland?

Also with terrorist attacks on a rise in Paris, I am worried about getting a visa through France (multiple entry visa).
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I will be applying for Schengen tourist visa in a couple of weeks. My port of entry/exit is Paris but I will be spending only 2 days in France. The maximum no of days of stay will be 10 days in Iceland. In this case, which embassy should I approach first? France or Iceland?

Also with terrorist attacks on a rise in Paris, I am worried about getting a visa through France (multiple entry visa).
As far as I understand you should get the visa from the embassy of the country you are landing in first, irrespective of the duration of stay
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I will be applying for Schengen tourist visa in a couple of weeks. My port of entry/exit is Paris but I will be spending only 2 days in France. The maximum no of days of stay will be 10 days in Iceland. In this case, which embassy should I approach first? France or Iceland?

Also with terrorist attacks on a rise in Paris, I am worried about getting a visa through France (multiple entry visa).

You should apply through Iceland (Danish embassy), since you spend the most time there.

Also, if this your first Schengen, doubt they will give you a multiple entry.
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As far as I understand you should get the visa from the embassy of the country you are landing in first, irrespective of the duration of stay
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You should apply through Iceland (Danish embassy), since you spend the most time there.

Also, if this your first Schengen, doubt they will give you a multiple entry.
Thank You for your replies.

Most people have shared both opinions so I am still confused which one will be the right process.

This will be my first Schengen. I will be reaching Paris and spending a day there, then will leave for Iceland, Netherlands, Czech Republic and then I would return back to Paris, stay for a day and catch my return flight. Does this mean I will need a multiple entry visa for France?
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Thank You for your replies.

Most people have shared both opinions so I am still confused which one will be the right process.

This will be my first Schengen. I will be reaching Paris and spending a day there, then will leave for Iceland, Netherlands, Czech Republic and then I would return back to Paris, stay for a day and catch my return flight. Does this mean I will need a multiple entry visa for France?
This is off the internet

In cases where the applicant will be traveling to one and only one Schengen country, the applicant has to apply at the appropriate embassy/consulate of the certain country.
If the applicant is planning to visit two or more Schengen countries, it is highly recommended to be applying for the visa in the embassy/consulate of the country you will be residing in for most of the traveling days, referred to as the main destination.
In case there is no main destination but just a random visit to several Schengen countries, the applicant has to apply for the visa in the embassy/consulate on the first Schengen country he/she will enter according to the itinerary.

Also the visa is for Schengen region and not a particular country. So your only entry is at CDG and the only exit is when you fly back to India. So a single entry is needed.
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However, for my wife, what kind of Visa would be required?
Is there a provision to indicate to the Consulate authorities that she is travelling with me and that i am on a business visit?
There is no need to mention about your business visit applying for your wife. You have to show the finances for her stay and the place of stay (which should be the same as yours). Apart from this return tickets and anything to prove she'll return (if she's working an employment letter would do)

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My port of entry/exit is Paris but I will be spending only 2 days in France. The maximum no of days of stay will be 10 days in Iceland. In this case, which embassy should I approach first? France or Iceland?
Go with the Iceland consulate where you'll spend the most time and where most of your stay is.

Once you are past the Schengen immigration, they really don't care where you are going. Even the post-terrorist attack days, there were just additional security checks and at the most a basic passport check. There will not be any immigration check once you clear at the Schengen entry point and do not exit the Schengen region.

I got multiple entry business visa on my first Schengen, so did my mother in law when she visited us (she didn't have any visa on her passport until then and we applied for close to 90 days). Mine was for 45 days and I had a family emergency the week I landed had to come back to India and return 10 days later, so the multiple entry was of use then.

Otherwise for a totally 12 day trip, it really makes no sense for a multiple entry as I see no evidence of entry/exits out of Schengen territory in your case.
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I applied for a US B1/B2 visa. Had the invitation letter and the relevant documents handy for the interview. The VO asked for the invitation letter and why I was going. I explained about the project and the purpose. I was asked for my CV, which I did not have. Understandably the VO retained my passport and said I will be contacted to complete some administrative processes. The did receive an email from them within an hour asking me to submit soft copy of the invitation letter, my CV and the countries I visited in the last 10 years. I attached the former 2 but I could only recollect some part of the countries I visited in the last 10 years and mentioned that the information is in the passport that they have and I do not have the information elsewhere. Sent the information a week ago but no reply yet nor is the tracking enabled.

Any ideas how long this takes? What is the purpose of retaining the passport?
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