"flight reservation" not specified Vs "flight reservation (round trip)" specified for European student & tourist visa

I am applying for student visa in France. They have among the documents: Flight reservation. How should I construe that, one way or round trip?

For Schengen tourist Visa, Flight reservation document is specified as round trip flight reservation.

Can French citizens apply for a South Korean tourist visa with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Visa_policy_of_South_Korea&oldid=966979960#Visa-free_entry:

On 13 April 2020, the South Korean government temporarily suspended its visa waiver agreement with 56+34 countries due to them suspending their visa waiver agreement with South Korean nationals. The suspension of visa free access to those nationals of the 56+34 countries (which include France) will last until the South Korean government can agree that the spread of Covid-19 is under control.

Can French citizens apply for a South Korean tourist visa with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions that resulted in the South Korean government temporarily suspending its visa waiver agreement (which included France)?

Does anyone know if Indonesia is infact allowing foreigners to apply for the short term tourist visa starting from September?

I heard in the news that Indonesia is opening up tourism in September and foreigners will be able to apply for the tourist visa in September. However, I can’t seem to find any such information on the Indonesian Embassy’s website in Germany or any other website that can either confirm or deny the information, which increased my skepticism about the original fact. Does anyone know if Indonesia is infact allowing foreigners to apply for the short term tourist visa starting from September?

When can foreigners apply for the short-term tourist visa for Indonesia again?

I heard in the news that Indonesia is opening up tourism in September and foreigners will be able to apply for the tourist visa in September. However, I can’t seem to find any such information on the Indonesian Embassy’s website in Germany or any other website that can either confirm or deny the information, which increased my skepticism about the original fact. Does anyone know if Indonesia is infact allowing foreigners to apply for the short term tourist visa starting from September?

90 180 visa rules – I stayed on the Schengen area for 180 days with a visitor’s residence permit. Can I leave an re-enter as a tourist within a day?

I entered the Schengen area on March 25 and before the 90-day period expired I applied for a visitor’s residenced permit that allowed me 90 extra days. If I go to the UK before August 23 for a week and come back, will they see it as a new 180-day period since I actually entered on March 25 or does the fact that I got those extra 90 days with a visitor residence permit change the 180-day period rule?

Can my mum sponsor my trip (tourist visa ) UK

Yes your mother can sponsor your trip.

She would have to include a letter saying she will pay your expenses, and also her own bank statements showing that she is rich enough that giving you money for a tourist trip is not a problem for her.

You should also be aware that you have to address the issue of you bank statement not reflecting your true expenditures. Without addressing this it will not help to have someone sponsor you. See other questions on this site for how to address this problem.

You should be aware that after two refusals it becomes increasingly difficult for you to be accepted even when you address the issues. Repeated applications after refusals make it look like you are desperate to get to the UK, which makes them think you have some reason other than tourism.

You might want to consider visiting a country other than the UK for your tourism.

taxes – Asking for tourist tax to be left cash in the accommodation

Travelled in several places in Italy, reservation made either with booking.com or airbnb and the hosts asked us to leave the tourist tax in the apartment before we check out. It’s small, usually 5-10 euros.

But to me this seems like tax evasion and first time I refused to do it and got a very negative review on airbnb. Say you are on a business trip, isn’t it a rule that you should get receipt for everything? how are you going to reimburse that tourist tax?

How should I deal with the situation fairly for both. I don’t want the host to feel cheated, but I also want my invoice so that I feel good that taxes are being paid and not being pocketed by the host?

covid 19 – Extend USA B2 Tourist Visa (for My Mother) stay under COVID19 + Flight ban situation

My Mother (63 yrs) is currently visiting me from India on B2 visa.
Now her I94 is valid till Sept 15 this year (visa is 10 yrs). Due to COVID19 India has flight ban imposed, and till now we dont have dates when the flights are going to resume. So I can see there is an option for requesting stay extension by filing a I539 with documents supported and I131 as I (son) will be her sponsor for stay and all expenses. We are looking for a stay request extension for max couple of months.
Now the questions are –

  1. How long it takes to get a decision (approval or rejection) in such cases ?
  2. What is the best time to file the extension request considering we have still 60+ days till the I94 expire in Sept 15.?
  3. If I file now, and we get rejection of extension of stay (before the current I94 expires), do my mother need to leave immediately or she can stay till the current I94 date (which is Sept 15)?
  4. If we get the rejection after I94 has expired (Sept 15), how many days she will have to leave the country? Does she accrues out of status in this case? and does the B2 visa (10 yrs validity) gets void as well?
  5. Last case – we file extension, we don’t get any decision quickly, but she leaves before getting the decision (approval or rejection, say she leaves at October end). In this case is she good in status, means no out of status and visa void?

Is some remote work now permitted for travelers admitted to the UK on a tourist entry?

Users at Travel:SE have for years accepted the idea that a visitor to the UK may not use a tourist entry to “live” in the UK, and may not work remotely in the UK while visiting. The first issue seems settled, and is not the focus of this question. This question addresses only the second issue: whether a visitor to the UK may work remotely while in the UK.

Previous questions addressing this are legion, a few on Travel.StackExchange are this one and this one ; others on Expatriates.StackExchange are this one and this one. Yesterday, the question My girlfriend lives in the UK and I want to be able to come and leave as I please for next 3 years—which visa should I get? was posted on Travel:SE, and the answers and comments took the usual you-can’t-work-remotely-while-visiting track. No surprises there.

Then user @ZenJ posted an interesting comment. Here’s the comment:

Actually I just found this: Immigration Rules Appendix V: visitor
rules (gov.uk/guidance/immigration-rules/…) and sections 4.5-4.7
prohibit work in UK for UK company, but allow remote work (at least
how I understand it). In addition, where the applicant is already paid
and employed outside of the UK, they must remain so. Next paragraph
4.7 prohibits payment only from UK sources

The actual Guidance text in Sections 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7 reads as follows:

Prohibited activities

Work

V 4.5 The applicant must not intend to work in the UK, which includes the following:

(a) taking employment in the UK;

(b) doing work for an organisation or business in the UK;

(c) establishing or running a business as a self-employed person;

(d) doing a work placement or internship;

(e) direct selling to the public;

(f) providing goods and services;
unless expressly allowed by the permitted activities in Appendices 3, 4 or 5.

V 4.6 Permitted activities must not amount to the applicant taking
employment, or doing work which amounts to them filling a role or
providing short-term cover for a role within a UK based
organisation. In addition, where the applicant is already paid and
employed outside of the UK, they must remain so. Payment may only be
allowed in specific circumstances set out in V 4.7.

Payment V 4.7 The applicant must not receive payment from a UK source
for any activities undertaken in the UK, except for the following:

(a) reasonable expenses to cover the cost of their travel and subsistence,
including fees for directors attending board-level meetings; or

(b) prize money; or

(c) billing a UK client for their time in the UK,
where the applicant’s overseas employer is contracted to provide
services to a UK company, and the majority of the contract work is
carried out overseas. Payment must be lower than the amount of the
applicant’s salary; or

(d) multi-national companies who, for
administrative reasons, handle payment of their employees’ salaries
from the UK; or

(e) where the applicant is engaged in Permitted Paid
Engagements (PPE) as listed at Appendix 4, provided the applicant
holds a visa or leave to enter as a PPE visitor; or

(f) paid performances at a permit free festival as listed in Appendix 5.

I’m a retired lawyer in the US, and familiar with reading statutes and rules. While the See All Updates link shows the Guidance’s amendment history, its format is unfamiliar to me and hard to read. This text, however, seems to have been in place for at least a year.

The text in these three sections seems to contradicts the common knowledge we’ve shared here for years. § 4.5 contains work prohibitions, but it’s not difficult to define remote work that would not foul them. For example, a traveler employed by a non-UK firm, which firm doesn’t have a presence in the UK, sell product in the UK, or meet clients in the UK, appears to escape this section’s prohibitions.

§ 4.6 is more of the same, and even contains this tidbit:

In addition, where the applicant is already paid and employed outside
of the UK, they must remain so.

§ 4.7 simply prohibits payment from UK sources.

All told, this looks like remote work is permitted on a tourist entry, provided the remote work doesn’t violate any of the no-nos set forth in these three sections.

For another example, consider a foreign academic, normally resident in a home country and not in the UK, employed by a home country institution in the home country, and paid in home-country currency by that non-UK institution into a home-country bank account. It appears that this individual could work remotely while a visitor in the UK without violating any of these prohibitions, provided the work consisted only (for example) of leading online classes of students who themselves all remain in the home country.

Thus, my question: Is some remote work now permitted for travelers admitted to the UK on a tourist entry?