How to change the visa application centre for travel to the UK after submitting the form at gov.uk? Haven't taken the appointment with VFS yet but the application says centres at both places have to be the same. What's the best thing to do

Hi Sonia,Once the application is submitted the center for submission of the visa application cannot be changed. Still if due to any reasons applicant want to change the center or location then its advisable to apply for a refund giving the reason for asking the refund before 24 hours from the appointment date and time. It takes

How long will it take us to get a PCC from India?

Hi ,Today on 18 Aug'17, me and my wife went for pcc in Sai Arcade Bangalore. They handed over me & my wife pcc in just 30 minutes which was a great surprise for me.I had few complications:-1.My address in Passport is of Patna and

If you decided to move abroad, Where did you move to and why did you move there?

Thanks for the A2A, I moved to New Zealand from Malaysia almost thirteen years ago in 2004. My parents had acquired a skilled migrant visa which allowed me, my brothers, and out mother to settle in New Zealand as permanent residents. We came to

Is MigrationBrokers.com a fake immigration site?

As sora Fon said. they are not in the business of being immigration agents.If you are thinking of moving to Canada, you need nothing more than your own computer, access to a printer and a sharp mind.First, you try your luck here:Immigrate as a skilled worker through Express EntryIf this failed you, and you will know

To permanent American expats: why did you decide to move abroad and stay abroad?

Thank you for A2A.I went abroad because I spent my whole childhood in America as a total misfit in the public schools, being called

What are your biggest frustrations when applying for a visa?

I would say the biggest frustration for my clients is around administrative processing.  You can't predict if you will be subject to administrative processing and you also can't predict how long it will take.  There's no way to "premium process" administrative processing.  It really causes headaches for both employers and employees as there's

What do I need to include in a travel itinerary for a visa application?

Generally not but it depends on the country.As a US citizen, I'm only required to obtain visas for a small number of countries that I'd actually want to visit - but Brazil, India, Vietnam, Laos are on that list. I was not asked for any type of itinerary to obtain those visas.China, however, not only requires a

What don't they tell you about moving abroad?

RacismOutside your close friends circle, you can count on it.In India we are always told how communal or racist India is, so we expect outside should be way better. Not quite true.I have worked in many developed countries and it's the same every where. I am not talking about the normal stuff which comes on news like someone

What has been the most frustrating part of the application process for a USA visa?

The waitThe application itself sure is painfully bureaucratic, expensive and stressful, but it's not that bad if you have a good lawyer / petitioner.Once you apply, there's nothing else for you to do except wait. The processing period is lengthy

What is a workaround for the visa application requirement of a confirmed flight itinerary if you don't want to lose your money in case of a visa application rejection?

Paying through the nose, buy a very expensive but fully refundable ticket from the airline directly, few days before your visa appointment. If you get approved, look for a better deal, probably online, and get a refund and buy the ticket with better/cheaper

What is the biggest no-no when you are applying for a visa?

(A) Your first objective when you want a US Visa is that the Interviewing officer should not presume you will stay on to search for a Job. In my visits - the Officer did not even glance at my documents. This was because i was already in my 50s then and it was clear me and

Why did you immigrate to Canada?

Why?Social aspect1# -> People welcome new immigrants, they look forward to them to add to this wonderful counties rich immigrant history. You will find many like yourself here who are new, working and expanding their skills, but in all those places you will Canadians who will

Why do many Filipinos want to move abroad?

When I graduated high school almost everyone in the family wanted me to either take nursing or BSMT (seaman). Really can't blame them, they wanted me to be successful like my aunty who just have her dream house and lot or like my uncle who have 3 cars or

How is the fastest way to immigrate to USA?

Get a US citizen to apply for you to come as a fiancée/fiancé visa and get married with in that 90 daus, and convince or actually be in love and not a marriage of convenience. Just might need help at the US consular office interview to show that you and future partner have a valid relationship, and online meeting

How reliable are immigration consultants in India?

If you are applying for Canada or Australia, immigration consultants are not required.My suggestion : Please don't consult any immigration consultant unless you have IELTS score on hand and WES report ready in case if you are applying for Canada. After

Is settling in America with family worth it?

It is relative matter. It entirely depends how one views it. It has pro and cons also. It was bit easy some 20 years ago, now the laws and rules have changed a lot, esp after 9/11. Every one is thoroughly scrutinised and papers are processed.It is more difficult for people with higher

Why are some people against the deportation of illegal immigrants?

#1 MoralityAny moral system worth its salt applies universally to all human beings. What is illegal or legal can be extremely arbitrary. Jim Crow laws enforced segregation between white and black people. These laws were based on racism and prejudice. They were unjust laws and therefore not worthy of respect. Just because an action

Why is Australia the most popular immigration destination for Brits (1.8 million) as opposed to the US (500,000)? Apart from distance, is it because it is far easier to pass a points-based test than get an employer sponsorship for a Green Card?

I have lived in Britain (7 years), the U.S. (12 years) and Australia (the rest of my life), so I feel fairly well qualified to answer.There are several factors involved. The first is that of the three countries, Britain and Australia are the most similar culturally. That is reflected

Why is immigration a big issue in the USA?

Remember: No one wants to see foriegners coming to your home and earns more than you.It's actually not an issue. But its projected in a bad way.US faces two types of immigration issues - Illegal and Legal1) There are many peoples who have entered US in illegal way. Majorly from Mexico

Will I be denied entry into Costco if I lost my membership card?

No, you tell the person at the door that you don't have your card. They will point you to the membership services desk to get either a temporary card if you just don't have it at that time, or they will create you a new permanent card if you lost/destroyed your other one.Super simple. The hardest part is waiting

Will kids born in the USA become citizens of the USA?

The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution states:All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. (...)As Kathryn Berck indicates in her answer, this is considered to be everyone except the children of diplomats,

As a visa officer, what do you wish applicants knew?

I am a retired Canadian visa officer and what a question!I would like to expand this question a little bit to,

Can I apply for a work visa in the USA while on a visitor visa?

You, personally, can not apply for a work visa. You can find an employer while you are in the US on a Visitor visa and have them apply for you, but you will be subject to all other rules that any other foreign national has to go through to

Can I come to Canada on a work visa? What do I need to do?

It all depends. You can certainly apply to come to Canada on a work visa but you will have to:Provide proof that you have a job offer.Satisfy immigration officials that you are not going to over-stay and will leave when your visa expires.Have your

Does Mexican nationality extend to the second generation? My grandparents were born in Mexico and immigrated to the US where they had my mother. They are now deceased, but I am wondering if I could obtain dual citizenship through descent.

Sadly, no. Not as straightforward as you want to.The Mexican nationality can be easily obtained if you are born in Mexican territory or if any of your parents was born here. If your mom was born in the US and never claimed her Mexican citizenship you are just the son of a US citizen and that's all.But

Does the revocation of a US visa affect a UK visa application?

Not in itself, but the reason(s) for the revocation of the US visa could possibly be relevant in considering the UK visa. For example, if a work visa was revoked because the holder quit their job, that is just life. However if it was

How to apply for a Europe working visa

Your best bet is to first Apply for the EU Blue Card (Work Visa) here.Live and work in the European Union!The EU Blue Card is Europe's answer to the US Green Card.The EU Blue Card is a work- and residence permit for non-EU/EEA nationals. The European Blue Card provides comprehensive

How to change the visa application centre for travel to the UK after submitting the form at gov.uk? Haven't taken the appointment with VFS yet but the application says centres at both places have to be the same. What's the best thing to do

Hi Sonia,Once the application is submitted the center for submission of the visa application cannot be changed. Still if due to any reasons applicant want to change the center or location then its advisable to apply for a refund giving the reason for asking the refund before 24 hours from the appointment date

How to obtain a UK visa

Hi Rahul,You have asked about procuring a Visa but haven't provided the necessary details as why you need a UK Visa. Still I am answering your query considering you as a student who wants to study in UK & applying Visa for

How to apply for a UK work visa without having any job offer

Apart from the Ancestry Visa ( need a British grandparent plus Commonwealth citizenship to qualify ), the Tier 1 Investment visa is the only way I can think of, where it is possible to move to the UK for work purposes without first finding a job.However only

How to obtain a visa to Canada

If you are looking for Canada visa that's a good decision. After all Canada is a dream destination for global migrants. It is also called

How to obtain a work permit for UK

How can I get a sponsor for a work permit in the UK?First, just to clarify terminology, the UK doesn't have work permits anymore. They were replaced by Tier 2 points-based visas in 2008. So the question is really, how do you get a sponsor for a Tier 2

How to obtain a work visa in United States

Now a days there are many options to take US Work Visa. Even there are many option for Visa also, apart from those all I suggest you one i.e. E2 Work Visa . E2 Work Visa is the Best and Fast process for gating US

How do USA visa officers decide to accept or reject visa applications?

I am not a Visa officer, but I have been in front of one for about six times, put together visa applications from scratch for multiple people, filed them through to completion, replied to RFE's, Filed GC applications etc. Hope this answer serves as a decent placeholder till an actual officer at

How to use GWF number to track your UK visa application

Online visa application tracking is NOT AVAILABLE on UK Visas and Immigration website. To know the status of your UK visa application, you must use their email or phone option, which unfortunately is NOT FREE.You must provide your GWF number when calling or emailing them. GWF number is the unique visa application number that was provided to

How is it possible that a poverty-ridden Third World country like India is more honest than a First World country like the USA or UK? Is immigration in the First World Countries the cause of the rise in dishonesty?

I've visited India twice and wouldn't exactly class it as a third world poverty ridden country.Yes there are large amounts of poverty, some of it at appalling levels, but there are also a lot of wealthy people there as well. (When you've got a population somewhere around the billion there's enough people for both

I missed a document while submitting the supporting documents for my visa application online, should I include the missing document in my file during the interview section?

You can contact the embassy and inform them that by mistake a particular document was not included with your application and send the particular document via email attachment of by mail. Some of the embassies have facility to upload document.You should not wait till interview to supply the document.

If once a visa is cancelled, can we apply again?

Assuming this is US visa, you should see letters CWP or CWOP on the cancellation stamp (or handwriting) CWP means, it is cancelled WITH prejudice, i.e., you have done something to violate your visa terms and USCIS decided that you

Is it immoral to pursue a woman who is in a marriage, but only for citizenship/Green Card (they met on one of those ''buy a wife' type websites so they both knew each others' intentions from the get-go?

Yes and Yes.It is immoral to pursue a married woman. Period.It is immoral to marry just for a green card. Period. Actually, it is illegal.Combine the two... now you are pursuing a married woman who is only married for a green card, which is illegal, I believe

Is it true that the US Embassy has already decided whether my tourist visa application to the US is successful or to be rejected before I attend the interview with the embassy's consular officer?

See my previous answer here:Kathryn Berck's answer to Does the US Embassy pre-decide whether to approve a visa or not? And do the officers at the Embassy just deliver the verdict at the interview?

Is the USCIS rejecting H1B visa extensions?

Not in a blanket statement way. Not all H-1B extensions are refused without looking into the merits of the issued visa. But if your employment is not in accordance with what your visa once issued to you for, yes, you will most probably get rejected for an extension, as your work no longer

Once GC processing has been started in EB1-c for a L1A visa holder, can he go back and work in India and perhaps change company as well?

Once the green card processing (I-140) has been started, the employee is under no obligation to remain with the U.S. employer. However, if you are not planning to stay with the employer in the long term or return to the U.S. employer when the green card is approved, then

What are some myths about the United States of America?

That America is a two-party state. While this is ‘de jure' true, it doesn't capture what America is or is becoming.America is becoming a four-party state.This is going to lead to some interesting candidates.Of course, there will still be two ‘official' major parties, but right now you have four Political Factions rising up.There are the Trump Populists:

What do I need to include in a travel itinerary for a visa application?

Generally not but it depends on the country.As a US citizen, I'm only required to obtain visas for a small number of countries that I'd actually want to visit - but Brazil, India, Vietnam, Laos are on that list. I was not asked for any type of itinerary to obtain those visas.China,

What does this mean "Your processed visa application has been received at the Germany visa application centre."?

This status means that the processing of your visa application has been completed and the passport has been sent back to the VFS Visa Application Centre where you submitted your documents. You should reach out to VFS to check whether your passport is ready for pickup.The outcome of your application is confidential and can only be

What happens to an approved i140 (EB2) , if we go out from the US and plan to come back after an year or so? Can we travel back after a certain time based on this approved i140?

Your I-140 is a document, which gives you an ability to apply for a green card in future as long as it is not revoked by your employer or USCIS. After in famous I-140 EAD rule there is no choice to

What has been the most frustrating part of the application process for a USA visa?

The waitThe application itself sure is painfully bureaucratic, expensive and stressful, but it's not that bad if you have a good lawyer / petitioner.Once you apply, there's nothing else for you to do except wait. The processing period is lengthy by default. Depending

What is a visitor visa? Who can apply for it?

Visitor Visa - Lets suppose you want to go abroad for a holiday you will have to apply for a visitor visa since you will visit that place for a duration and then return back. You will not be allowed to travel without Visitor Visa..There are other types of visa as well.. work visa, student visa, transit visa..

What is a workaround for the visa application requirement of a confirmed flight itinerary if you don't want to lose your money in case of a visa application rejection?

Paying through the nose, buy a very expensive but fully refundable ticket from the airline directly, few days before your visa appointment. If you get approved, look for a better deal, probably online, and get a refund and buy the ticket with better/cheaper price. If your visa request is

What is the biggest no-no when you are applying for a visa?

(A) Your first objective when you want a US Visa is that the Interviewing officer should not presume you will stay on to search for a Job. In my visits - the Officer did not even glance at my documents. This was because i

What is the process to get a student visa for USA?

If you're looking to come to the United States as a student, you should understand that you must be able to prove that you'll be able to support yourself throughout your entire stay. There is a restriction on work for F-1 visa holders. There are a few exceptions (such as certain on-campus jobs and very limited work

What should I do if I am on a spouse visa in the UK and I want to work remotely for my US employer? What are the legal processes, if any, that I need to go through to do this? How do I report my income/employment to the UK and the US?

Normally on a spouse visa includes the right to work - so you don't need to do anything special there (sometimes there are certain restrictions - such as not working for the NHS - you need to check what your visa says).As for working for a non-UK employer there are two options.Firstly the US company could

What's the easiest way to get a U.S. visa?

Hi,The best way to visit USA is to get a tourist visa (B1/B2 visa). This visa is made available by USCIS for those who want to visit USA on short trips - for personal or business purposes.Once a tourist visa is issued, it is

Which UK Visa can I apply for?

You need to apply for a General Visitor Visa to write the exam.After clearing the exam you have to register with the General Dental Council.After registration you have to apply for a job.Once you have passed all the assessments done by your employer, the

Which UK visa should I apply for?

Many people want to visit the UK every year with different reasons like friends/family or for business purposes. At first, your intention should be clear to visit the UK. If you are planning to visit the UK for travel purposes you must apply long term or short term visa. Generally, short term visa

Which US Visa should I apply for?

Well, If you are thinking to take a U.S. Visa for that you have to know about the procedure of U.S visa and this is a first step towards your American dream. Before moving on to the procedure, let me tell you there are many types

Why are the US visa application processes so complicated?

The undue aura that has been created around US visas make the process seem complicated. If you have a good grasp of the English language and can navigate the web well, then the process is actually quite simple, at least for the visitor visa. Another

Why do some Americans hate legal immigrants?

I'm 40 and have spent most of my life living in the USA. I am not aware of any hate against legal immigrants. I know of times where I grew up of discomfort, but not hate. And that was for legal migrant workers who'd come up and work farms during

Why doesn't India allow dual citizenship? The Indian government's OCI and PIO programs are often incorrectly described as offering 'dual nationality' or 'dual citizenship'. What are the disadvantages of dual citizenship?

This is an issue which has been discussed quite a lot over the past two decades as hundreds of thousands of Indians voluntarily took up foreign citizenship. Many of these Indians would've gladly retained their Indian passports given the opportunity, but India doesn't recognize dual citizenship officially. An exception is

Are Muslim immigrants a threat to increasing gay-acceptance and gay-friendliness in Europe?

Why is the Spanish left so angry at Mariano Rajoy for attending a same-sex wedding, and what has been the response on the Spanish right on his attendance? gives an idea of some of the sentiment in Spain and Partido Popular. This party is traditionally Roman Catholic, has roots in

Can I get a green card if I got a prenup in my marriage in California?

Prenup is for the financial asset protection of the couples, if the marriage goes south in time. It doesn't mean that they are going into the marriage with the purpose if ending it after the green card is obtained. If you are doing it for that purpose, let me tell you to stop right here

Does Japan have a high emigration rate?

In this day and age the emigration rate FROM Japan is extremely small, when not including Japanese students going abroad for study, work study, employees sent on work assignment, etc.Hidesato Sakakibara's answer to Why have Japanese people started to

How to cope with living apart from my family

Use technology to talk and meet  your family (Skype, Google talk, facebook) daily (Dnt skip it any day). Make friends around your place which can help you reduce that gap.Plan for a trip once in a year to your native place or ask them

How to move to Canada from india

If you are looking for permanent residence in canada then best way to be there or at any place for your coming life is through education so that you get well aware about the surroundings, population, economy and many more things.Complete your

How long do I need to be separated for before filing for a divorce in Germany?

Where ever you are staying in abroad not only in Germany you have to minimum two year I have been separated from your husband it ll come under deseration ground according to the Hindu marriage act section 13 we are best n famous advocate in Hyderabad any information www.urlawyer.in

I have a multiple entry USA visitor visa. I was in the US for 5 months and left in January. Is there any restrictions on when can I reenter US? I intend to stay 5 months this time too.

A2A. None, other than convincing the CBP officer that you are not an intending immigrant. Actions speak louder than words. Spending a large amount of time in the US in B-1 or -2 status is a red flag for further scrutiny.Just because one was issued a visa doesn't mean that it cannot

I'm an American citizen marrying a Filipino citizen in the Philippines. We'd like to honeymoon in the USA after we marry, then we we return to live permanently in the Philippines. What sort of visa should she apply for?

It would be a tourist visa. Be aware that the wait time for an interview in Manila is months, and, despite being married, she had better have a compelling reason to return.Tons of red flags to immigration... Will be very difficult to get a visa

Is it legal to live homelessly in other countries without a visa, certain attributes or other documents?

It is illegal to be in any other country than your own without the appropriate travel documents. It is also illegal to remain in a country after the original specified period. Further if you told the truth and said you intended to arrive to be homeless you would not be granted access to the country in the first

Is it possible to retain an Indian passport and citizenship when an Indian citizen acquires American citizenship?

Actually, Indian law says that an Indian citizen automatically loses Indian citizenship upon voluntarily acquiring a foreign nationality. The loss is automatic - it does not require renunciation or any other action.Since the person is already not an Indian citizen, they are not supposed to use an Indian passport

Is there ever a reason married couples would have to prove they're in love to receive the legal benefits of marriage?

In Immigration law when someone is marrying a citizen of the US and seeking to obtain a green card, it is often necessary to prove that the marriage is real and not fraudulent. It is common for the couple to have to appear before an ICE agent, separately, to prove that their relationship is real. So

Should i move back to my home country?

It depends. You should know this answer better than anyone else, except for maybe people who know you better. What is your dilemma? If you think life is better (both socially and economically) where you are at then stay, but if you think life was better back in your home country (socially and economically) then move back.It sounds

Should the US ban immigration from countries where homosexuality is punishable by death?

No.  The exact opposite.Immigration is a decision about an individual's wish to live in the US.  Normally, immigrants are 'regretted leavers', and the originating country suffers from their departure.  Rewarding those countries that have immoral laws by preventing their more adventurous and brave citizens from leaving is exactly the

What do Americans think of Asian immigrants?

My husband worked with a group at Boeing where there were several Asia immigrants (1st generation). The group's function was primarily CATIA support, often dealing with math functions and standards for PDES/STEP. One man taught us MAHJONGG at  a party we held--I was just learning

What rights of citizenship does an immigrant parent have if their kid is born in Germany? The girlfriend is German, and the whole family lives only in Germany.

None. Residency and citizenship are not the same. The legal parent of a German child can apply for a family based residency permit to allow them to live in Germany. This is typically granted as a temporary permit for three years at first and then

Where is the easiest country to apply for immigration as a gay couple?

One of you could could come to the UK as a student for a postgraduate course of at least 12 months. As long as you have been living together for 2 years and can prove it, the other one can come as a dependant partner.The student would have a small buffer at the end

Which states have the highest percentage of White people?

10 states with the highest percentage of caucasiansMaineVermontNew HampshireWest VirginiaIowaWyomingIdahoMontanaKentuckyNorth Dakotasources:1. Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity2. Census Finds Least Diverse Part of NationWhy is everybody so negative about the person who asked this question?I truly hope the original poster of

Why do many Filipinos want to move abroad?

I agree with everyone. 1. You get to experience other cultures while working (you get to meet a lot of nationalities and people)2. Higher salary and benefits3. You get to experience the best of that country (most

Will France be considered a ‘developing' country in the future?

It never comes across my mind that this would become a reality in future. Its overall regulatory framework remains relatively efficient, but its labour market is burdened with rigid regulations and lacks the capacity to generate more growths in employment. It has a diversified