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Questions tagged [visa]

Legal document authorising entry to, exit from, and/or employment within a country.

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I received an offer letter from a university abroad, should I continue to interview locally until my visa application goes through?

I have received an offer letter from a university abroad, which I am likely to accept. The country however has a very stringent immigration policy and a very complicated and lengthy visa application ...
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Academic conference visa for China

Salam. Has anyone ever applied to any conference in China? I am having difficulty in filing visa application here in NZ. The Chinese embassy has returned my application without processing twice and ...
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writing letter of support for H1-B visa applicant

I can't find a suitable tag for my question. I hope I'm posting to the right place. I apologize if not. I'm a prof in CS in US. I have been asked to write a letter of support for a graduate (BSc), ...
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after-study work under an OPT

In the US, an F1 STEM student can have an OPT after graduation and work without a work visa for up to 3 years. But the work has to be related to the major of F1. How to determine if the work is ...
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After Ph.D. do I still need to take a Toefl test to prove my English capability [closed]

I hold a Ph.D. degree obtained from an Asian country and I am applying for an Australia work visa. I have no problem with using English (I've written my Master's and Ph.D. theses in English and have ...
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Do universities in the USA help postdoc researchers with the visa process?

I am currently at the end of my PhD and will be defending my thesis in the next two weeks. I have been offered a postdoc position at a university in the USA that is set to begin in October 2018. I ...
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Is it possible to go through registration without a passport and a visa? [closed]

I lost my passport with a F1 Visa today, 1 week before registration at SUNY Buffalo (I am attending as a PhD student), will it prevent me from being registered if I don't have a passport with the ...
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Returning to academia from industry: Asking to postpone starting date to wait for H1B visa?

I am currently working in industry and will be in H1B status starting October 1st. I am returning to academia for a postdoc and my advisor wants me to start around July 20th. The process has already ...
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Invited talk had to be withdraw for visa reason, can it be on CV?

I had been invited to give a talk at a summer school abroad, but had to cancel due to a complex visa issue that could not be foreseen at the time I accepted to give the talk: it turns out that I'll be ...
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Is it worth it to self-fund for research experience post undergrad? Is it possible?

I have just finished my undergraduate degree and plan to apply to grad school in Cognitive Psychology. I know my field and am in touch with researchers, some of whom I have approached for a post bac ...
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Can I conduct independent research and publish a paper on a H4 visa?

I am in the USA on H-4 visa (family member of a H-1B visa holder which is an employee visa), waiting for my Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Can I conduct independent research and publish a ...
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Germany how to change PhD visa before defense to a working permit visa? [closed]

I have at the moment a visa for my PhD valid until 30.06.2018, but my defense will be in the end of July or middle of August. This week I have received a job offer (full-time) and I would like to ...
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What visa for a short term course in the USA?

There is a short term course in the USA in August I really want to attend. It's a 1 week training at the University of Minnesota. However, I'm not going to enroll as a student at the university. May ...
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When may I apply for J1 again? [closed]

My situation is the following. Last year I got a J1 (the two year rule didn't apply) and spent 11 months in Kansas as a Research Scholar. Unfortunately, I had to terminate the contract and return to ...
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How to ask a potential postdoc supervisor to give me the postdoc interview results sooner than he planned

25 Mar 2018 I had a Skype interviewer with a potential postdoc supervisor, and he mentioned that those who passed the first Skype interview will be informed after he interviews all people, which is ...
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My PhD supervisor cannot promise me a date to defend my dissertation before my visa expires. Should I just quit my PhD and start over?

I am doing my PhD in Germany and I’m under a three year DFG grant, which ends in September, and with it my visa. Although I can get an 18-month visa to find a job after my PhD, this won’t be granted ...
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study permit for canadian university has taken more than 11 weeks [closed]

I admitted to a master degree program in Canada. I have applied for the visa. I have been waiting for 2.5 months now. I lost the winter semester. what should I write to visa section? how can I ask ...
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Nuances: PhD F1 Visa/i20 issuance for someone who did their undergrad in the US

I am currently almost done with my undergraduate education as a physics major in the US. I'm applying to graduate schools for Fall 2018, and when applying, I noticed that many (if not all) ...
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Postdoc application email with PI

I came across an advertisement for a postdoc position at a US school. While I have a PhD from a (different) US school, currently I am in India (my home country). I had contacted the PI to check with ...
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Personal cover letter for visa application for TV-L 13 PhD Position

I have been offered a Ph.D. position with a TV-L13 (50%) salary. I am in the process of applying for an employment visa (as I am a non-EU citizen). The work contract provided by the university is for ...
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how to write a cover letter for Canadian student visa application? [closed]

I have been accepted from a Canadian university and now I am applying for the visa. I'd like to write a cover letter for visa application. Could you plz provide us a sample of cover letter for visa ...
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Is it worth applying for a job to community colleges in the US as a foreigner (no visa)? [closed]

Would a small college (e.g., community college) in the US be interested in employing some PhD graduate (as an instructor) that does not already have a visa? Would they bother do the bureaucratic work ...
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As a US citizen, can I work for my Canadian university without a study permit from the US?

This is probably a fairly unique situation and I'm not sure if it's appropriate to ask here, but I'm currently finishing up my master's at a university in Quebec, but I no longer live in Quebec as I ...
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English certificate for postdoc in the UK

I am applying for a postdoc in the UK. I hold an academic IELTS certificate. Does anyone know is that enough for a Tier-2 visa? Thanks in advance
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What to do when visa is in administrative processing and PhD program is starting?

I'm a 1st year admitted Ph.D. student at an Ivy League University and a former Fulbrighter. I'd like to ask for your advice on my situation. I have applied for the F1 visa at the American Consulate ...
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Asking for reimbursement for visa costs

I recently started doing a PhD and am soon going to my first conference as a PhD student. Its expenses (registration fee, accommodation and travel costs etc.) will be covered by my university. I need ...
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German Student visa

How difficult is it to get a German Visa for a second Master degree in the same field but with advanced courses as a prerequisite for Ph.D.?
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Will my chances of obtaining a student visa in Canada be reduced if I mention I applied for permanent residency?

I have been accepted into one of the top 10 engineering universities in Canada. I am starting to fill in the forms for a student visa, but my permanent residency application is still in the pipeline. ...
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Query regarding permission for Indian to work as postdoc in UK [duplicate]

I am applying for a Postdoc in an UK University. They are asking whether I have permission to work in UK. How can I know my eligibility to work as Postdoc in UK? What type of visa issued by UK for ...
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PhD hopping due to professional but non-research issues

I'm a foreign PhD student and have had extreme difficulties in the last six months due to the university school administration not providing the documentation required to get a residence permit in ...
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What visa is required for a TV-L PhD position in Germany

I am a citizen of a non EU country with an offer for a PhD position in a research training group with a TV-L E13 (65%) salary. I was told getting a student visa would be problematic. Which visa would ...
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rate of H-1B audits at universities

An assistant professor I know at a leading US research university just received a visit from someone representing the "Fraud Detection and National Security" branch of USCIS, who was doing a random H-...
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Is it ok to ask for H1-B visa during postdoc interview? How?

I will have a couple of interviews for postdoc positions in the US (at big universities). I have read that it might be very convenient to get an H1-B visa (I'm from a non-US & non-EU country). ...
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A very complicated F1 visa administrative processing issue… What are my chances if I reapply? [closed]

Greetings from Turkey, I got a fully funded PhD offer from Illinois Institute of Technology on last April. I applied for an F1 visa to enroll in for Fall 2016 semester. Even though I got an approval ...
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J1 or J2 visa for post-doc

Me and my husband both are accepted from US universities for post-doc. The universities will not pay us for post doctoral work. My husband won a scholarship from our country for 1 year, but ...
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Studying once again

I have tried to pursue an MS course in Computer science, which was a 2 year course. But had to leave the course mid way after 1 year of study. I should mention, the reason was that my academic ...
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If I get selected for a diploma in Australia from a recognized University, can I use it to get an education visa? [closed]

I am from Pakistan. I want to move to Australia. One way to get points is to have an Australian diploma. I want to know if I am selected for a diploma from a recognized University in Austrlia, are ...
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Do American universities generally sponsor H1B visas for staff?

Do top American universities (such as NYU, etc.) sponsor H1B visa petitions for staff position? If yes, what type of jobs are sponsored in staff positions?
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How do visa issues factor into industry vs postdoc decision in United States?

I am planning to graduate this fall with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from UT Austin and is in the process of making a decision to choose between industry and academia as a career choice....
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J2 or B Visa for Postdoc's spouse

My spouse and I are both recent PhDs. Spouse has got a post-doc position in the US and will be applying for a J1 visa. I expect to get a post-doc (also in the US) only a few months down the line. Now,...
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Ethics of soliciting letters for US permanent residency application?

I recently received a request from a postdoctoral associate working at another institution to "write a support letter" for his residency application. I put the statement in quotes because the ...
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Do research/teaching assistantships count toward financial requirements of visa applications?

This answer says most PhD students in US universities are funded through research or teaching assistantships. So research or teaching assistantships count toward any financial requirements in terms ...
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What could count toward financial requirements for UK student visa applications?

Most people who apply for grad studies outside their country of residence are relying on scholarships for their tuition and funding for their cost of living through being research or teaching ...
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Off-campus job and Internet earning [closed]

As far as I know, international students can't work off-campus in the USA (according to the law). What about Google AdSense? I have been working on my personal websites and I have activated ...
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Is it really the responsibility of a conference organizer to provide the necessary letters to the participants for their visa processing?

I got a conference acceptance and my institute registered that. All the expenses to attend the conference were also approved. When I checked with the respective embassy for visa processing, they ...
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Green card or student visa (J1) for a post-doc in the US?

I'm a non-US citizen, considering a post-doc in the states. I'm eligible for a 'green card' through marriage (my wife is a US citizen). I'm deliberating whether I should apply for permanent residency ...
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Surname change during PhD [duplicate]

I am in my second year of my PhD and am about to get married. I plan to take on my husband's name with my name and not keep my maiden name. But I have two publications already. What can I do so that I ...
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Visa interview: Will you return to your home country after your studies?

Why almost all students answer 'Yes' to this question? Is this a must for student visa? I have applied to student visa from Iran to study master degree in Germany. I want to pursue PhD (may be in ...
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Is it good to compare universities in motivation letter for student visa?

I'm a computer science student from Iran. I'm applying for student visa to study master in Germany. Germany's embassy requires students to write a motivation letter in visa process. For the summer ...
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As an Australian student with a UK citizenship, can I study in the UK? [closed]

Disclaimer: I wasn't sure where to post this but I thought this was as good a place as any so sorry if this is the wrong place. I am a high school student in Queensland, Australia studying for a ...