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Old 14th May 2019, 16:16   #421
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Depends which visa you have, if you get a Blue Card, your spouse is eligible to work after reaching Germany, automatically.
Thanks Spike. But, I don't have a blue card. My company is applying for fresh employment Visa for me.


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Correct, because it is a dependent visa.
If she is eligible for a Blue card herself, she can apply for Blue Card and convert her dependent visa to Blue Card.
My wife is not eligible as well.

In our case, then, how does the equation change?

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Weird situation:
1. Wife applied for Canada education and I applied for OWP with her - her visa got rejected and in turn mine as well
2. I applied for UK tourist visa - got rejected because the funds were in FD and I did not attach my marriage certificate (attached only the documents that Agent suggested) - miserable fail

Now, I want to apply for B1/B2 to the US - No history there, wife has a 10 year visa and her blood relations too. Should I apply? Will the above 2 incidents have any implications with regards to my US Visa Application? If so, what should be done to get rid of this?

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I have a question on a pre-requisite for applying to visa of many countries. A flight reservation. How does one book a reservation on online flight booking sites but not buy a ticket before visa approval? Or going through is the only option.

Also, if the reservation is for a week but visa approval takes longer than that then are you required to book tickets of same itinerary? The fares could have changed drastically.
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Weird situation:
1. Wife applied for Canada education and I applied for OWP with her - her visa got rejected and in turn mine as well
2. I applied for UK tourist visa - got rejected because the funds were in FD and I did not attach my marriage certificate (attached only the documents that Agent suggested) - miserable fail

Now, I want to apply for B1/B2 to the US - No history there, wife has a 10 year visa and her blood relations too. Should I apply? Will the above 2 incidents have any implications with regards to my US Visa Application? If so, what should be done to get rid of this?

TIA
You can be asked if you have travelled abroad. Answer is No. Period.
If your interview answers prove strong ties to India, B1/B2 is easy.

Your strong purpose of visit, a good income and any property in India will boost the chances.
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You can be asked if you have travelled abroad. Answer is No. Period.
If your interview answers prove strong ties to India, B1/B2 is easy.

Your strong purpose of visit, a good income and any property in India will boost the chances.
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Thank you. But having travelled abroad (not much though - Dubai and SG), is it ok to say No?
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Thank you. But having travelled abroad (not much though - Dubai and SG), is it ok to say No?
Always be truthful. Your passport will have the entry and exit stamps, no way you can say that you have not travelled.
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Always be truthful. Your passport will have the entry and exit stamps, no way you can say that you have not travelled.
I've noticed these days that dates are not stamped on passports anymore. However, all travel info on that document are easily accessed by immigration when they scan it.

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I have a question on a pre-requisite for applying to visa of many countries. A flight reservation. How does one book a reservation on online flight booking sites but not buy a ticket before visa approval? Or going through is the only option.
When i applied for a visit visa to Australia for my parents as well as in-laws, the application never asked for flight reservations to be provided. Having them was a bonus which could be provided, but it was never mandated.
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1. Wife applied for Canada education and I applied for OWP with her - her visa got rejected and in turn mine as well
2. I applied for UK tourist visa - got rejected because the funds were in FD and
Now, I want to apply for B1/B2 to the US - No history there, wife has a 10 year visa and her blood relations too. Should I apply? Will the above 2 incidents have any implications with regards to my US Visa Application? If so, what should be done to get rid of this?
Do you see any Rejected stamps/ remarks from Canadian/ UK consulate on the passport? If yes, then it can be tricky. It will appear that you are trying to move from India. Did the Canadian/ UK Guys reject outrightly or asked you to furnish more documents?

If you don't have anything of immediate importance in the USA, better wait and apply after a few months/ Year.
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Thank you. But having travelled abroad (not much though - Dubai and SG), is it ok to say No?
Sorry, I understood there is no International travel history.

In this case, you can say Yes(in DS160 too)

Just don't mention your UK and Canada refusals anywhere(DS160 won't ask too)
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Always be truthful. Your passport will have the entry and exit stamps, no way you can say that you have not travelled.
Sure, I was a little confused about procrastinator's reply and then realized that I did not mention about my travel history.

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Do you see any Rejected stamps/ remarks from Canadian/ UK consulate on the passport? If yes, then it can be tricky. It will appear that you are trying to move from India. Did the Canadian/ UK Guys reject outrightly or asked you to furnish more documents?

If you don't have anything of immediate importance in the USA, better wait and apply after a few months/ Year.
Outright rejection and no, no rejection info in my passport. I don't have any immediate importance. Canada rejection happened last year some time and UK was this year Jan. Can you please let me know how long should I wait?

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Sorry, I understood there is no International travel history.

In this case, you can say Yes(in DS160 too)

Just don't mention your UK and Canada refusals anywhere(DS160 won't ask too)
Apologies, I did not communicate it properly.

I will wait for some more time before I apply for B1/B2. I am more concerned about how this rejection is going to impact my future visa requests to the same countries that rejected and other countries? Is there anyway to make this fade or go away completely?
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Planning to go for a family vacation to Singapore in Oct/Nov.

1. Do I need to apply the visa through an agent?
2. Do I need to buy tickets before applying for a visa?

Thanks in advance.
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Planning to go for a family vacation to Singapore in Oct/Nov.

1. Do I need to apply the visa through an agent?
2. Do I need to buy tickets before applying for a visa?

Thanks in advance.
1. Yes, you need to apply through authorised agent listed on their site. The visa should cost 1500 INR(30 SGD) + GST.
2. Yes, you need to buy tickets or else pay agent to get a dummy ticket.
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1. Yes, you need to apply through authorised agent listed on their site. The visa should cost 1500 INR(30 SGD) + GST.
2. Yes, you need to buy tickets or else pay agent to get a dummy ticket.
Thanks.

How much will a dummy ticket cost? Is it worth the hassle or money?
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Thanks.

How much will a dummy ticket cost? Is it worth the hassle or money?
You can either go for a full refundable ticket from an airline site or get a dummy ticket from a local agent. Generally, you will get the Singapore visa easily.
Dummy ticket can also be bought online from sites like this given below:
1.Dummy site for booking
2.One more dummy site
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You can either go for a full refundable ticket from an airline site or get a dummy ticket from a local agent. Generally, you will get the Singapore visa easily.
Dummy ticket can also be bought online from sites like this given below:
1.Dummy site for booking
2.One more dummy site
Thanks.

On most of the flight search engines, I'm seeing tickets that refunds only 60-80% of ticket costs.
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