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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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South African tourist visa, multiple entry?

I am traveling to South Africa this year on a U.S. passport, and will be taking a safari that leaves South Africa and goes through Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe and then I must return to South Africa ...
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Dual US/Canadian citizen with an expired passport [duplicate]

I'm hoping someone may able to answer my question... I am a dual citizen of US and Canada. I was born in the states but grew up in Canada and like alot of other dual citizens, I hold both Canadian ...
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Taiwanese traveling to Xiamen, China - do I need to get a visa or Tai Bao Zheng before I go?

Me: US passport and Taiwan passport Trip: Going to Taiwan for a few weeks but also planning on going to Xiamen from Taiwan for a few days. Problem: So far, it seems like it is more annoying to use ...
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Are U.S. Citizens prohibited from travel to Crimea?

I have family in Crimea and would like to visit them. I've read executive order 13685 but am unsure how to interpret it. Are U.S. nationals prohibited from traveling or spending money in Crimea? Does ...
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Driving from Haines Alaska to Anchorage Does having a felony (Domestic Violence) 15 years ago prevent me from entering and exiting Canada?

I had a felony for domestic violence, didn't have money to fight it than. I have traveled through Europe and Mexico and Central America since and never had any problem. Just wondering if Canada would ...
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Does the US Government shutdown make me stateless (like Viktor Navorski)?

I'm a US expat, living in India. Does the government shutdown affect my rights to live in the country? How about my rights to travel on a US passport? (In the past, I have been able to enter many ...
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Can a US citizen leave the airport briefly while transiting through Zurich?

I am a US citizen with a US passport, traveling to Mumbai through Zurich. Indian travel visas have already been obtained. The return flight has an extended layover for a few hours, and my wife and I ...
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Are airlines required to check for Brazilian visa of an American at check-in?

I was offered a job in Brazil and wanted to make sure it was a good place for my kids so booked a flight the morning of the offer for a flight later that morning. I arrived at airport for my direct ...
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UK citizen Entering the UK on a one way ticket and US passport

can my son ...who is a UK citizen, but only holds a U.S. Passport ...enter the UK on a one way ticket. We want to visit family and apply for his UK passport in Britain. We only plan to stay for a ...
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Can I use a passport card as ID in a bar?

Can I use my US passport card to get served in a drinking establishment? I do not have a driver's license and don't like carrying my passport around with me.
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Can I leave the UK and come back in, on a Tourist visa?

I am a United States citizen with a 6-month Tourist visa to the UK (a stamp in my passport). Additionally, in 2013 I spent about two months in the UK on tourist visas, split between two separate ...
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How can I get my son's passport renewed within 24 hours?

I booked my flight tickets to Cancun and found that my son's passport has been expired. I am in a big trouble and need your advice what to do now? Is there any possibility to get it within 24 hours?
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Do you physically need a license to drive in the US?

I am a US citizen and rent a lot. Sometimes, owing to some reasons, I forget to take my driver's license with me. Do you need the actual driver's license to drive in the US? I know my license ...
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Can't get a passport. Can one get a NEXUS card instead?

I have a friend who is unable to get a passport because she was asked to provide extra documentation which she cannot obtain, period. The Department of State will not help. They are asking for old ...
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Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen

My fiancée who is an American citizen is travelling to visit me in France. Since I am not an American citizen and am from South Asia, working in France, I have no experience in advising her or ...
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I overstayed my Thai visa! What's going to happen to me?

I got my visa on arrival when I landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport back in February. Somehow, I thought that my visa was valid until 23 March, so I booked my flight out of the country for the 23rd. But ...
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UK entry denied: how to go about ensuring access next time

My 20 year old son was denied entry to the UK with a valid U.S. passport; reason given was they felt he would try to gain employment and not leave the country. How do we go about trying again? ...
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Passport Validity Rule Confusion

Basically, if you check here: http://www.uspassporthelpguide.com/six-months-validity-rule/ It says: It simply means that your passport should be valid for more than six months before you would be ...
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Is it possible to get a visa on arrival at the airport in Freetown, Sierra Leone?

Lonely Planet seems to indicate that it is possible to get a visa on arrival at Freetown. However, I have not been able to find any other references to visa on arrival at an airport in Sierra Leone. ...
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What is the penalty for exceeding the 90 day limit in Rome on an US passport

My daughter went to Rome to work as an au pair without a visa. She has overstayed and will be returning after spending 130 days in Rome. Could someone please tell me what will be the consequences? ...
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If you are a US Citizen, do you need a visa to travel to Ghana?

I am traveling for one week to briefly work alongside a non-profit that is implementing a healthcare intervention in Ghana. I am a US citizen. Do I need a visa?
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Re-entering Israel after Student Visa expires?

My multiple entry student visa was issued on June 25th, 2012 and expires on June 24th, 2013. I entered Israel on August 26th, 2012. I am planning to leave Israel on June 13th (to Poland) and return ...
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How can I get a US passport photo mailed to me based on an existing digital picture?

I'm in the process of renewing my US passport, which requires that I submit a new, hard-copy passport photo. I don't want to have to drive to a store that's going to charge $10-20 to take and print a ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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Is a Brazilian tourist visa tied to specific entry and exit ports and dates?

Brazil requires that US Citizens have flight reservations prior to applying for a tourist visa. Per the suggestions in this question, I have found what I believe to be the most reasonable round-trip, ...
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Traveling international from Peru with dual citizenship baby

My wife, son and I currently live in Lima, Peru. We're planning on taking a trip to Poland in June/July sometime. My son is an American/Peruvian dual citizen. We recently traveled to Chile, and when ...
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Travelling as a US citizen with a stopover in Brazil

As US citizen, does one still need Brazilian transit visa, if travelling to another South-American country (eg. Argentina) with stopover in any of Brazilian airports?
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Does my Australian friend need my passport and visa information if he buys my ticket?

My Australian friend wants to buy my ticket so I can visit him in Australia, I live in the United States. Does he have to have my passport information and my visa information to purchase a airline ...
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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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Full name too long for USA passport application. What to do?

I want to only submit a passport once and want everything to go well. My full name is much too long to fit on the passport, and it says to add first, middle, and last name. My mother's full name is ...
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Is there still reciprocity fee at Chile airport entry for US citizens? (after US Visa waiver)

After US Visa waiver program come into effect, do visitors from USA (US citizens) still have to pay reciprocity fee on entry in Santiago? I am planning to visit Chile in late July of this year.
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Should an American traveling to China book flights and accommodation before getting a visa?

I've traveled back and forth between the US and China myself several times, and every time I would always make sure my plane tickets and hotel reservations were finalized before sending in my visa ...
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As an American, can I apply for an Algerian visa in Morocco?

I'm an American citizen in Morocco. Can I apply for an Algerian tourist visa at the Algerian consulate in Casablanca (or Oujda)?
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TWIC holders skipping interview?

If I hold a TWIC can TSA get my biological information from that for my Pre-check and allow me to skip the interview?
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I live in the United States and I want to drive to Winnipeg Canada

So I'm 21, and my friend, he is 17. We want to travel to Canada for a vacation, this would be an extended vacation of two weeks in Winnipeg. I do not have a passport. What would we need to travel to ...
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US passport validity requirement for flying to Mexico for tourism (7 days)

Mexico isn't listed in many sites (e.g. this) that requires passport with minimum 6 month validity. However many others mention it along with travel.state.gov. Is there an official recommendation from ...
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Travelling in Schengen area for a year with visa

My husband and I want to travel throughout Europe for a year. We are looking into getting a Long-stay Visa from the French Consulate. My question is does this allow us to visit the other Schengen area ...
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Can I fly from state to state in Mexico with a US passport? Or do I need a Mexican passport to fly?

Ill be catching a flight from Tijuana to Mexico City. Can I travel with my US passport or will I need to get a Mexican passport?
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Re-enter Spain on student visa after visiting as a tourist

I see lots of posts on staying in a country as a tourist after the expiration of a student visa. This is the opposite. I will be studying in Spain from August 2016 through July 2017. I carry a US ...
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Depart UK by Air or Ship?

(Taken from the UK Immigration website) You might be eligible for ‘transit without visa’ if: you arrive and depart by air have a confirmed onward flight that leaves on the day you arrive or before ...
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Can I use a US citizenship certificate to fly withing the US?

I was born and currently live in México but I just recently received my US citizenship. I want to fly from Brownsville, Tx to Houston, Tx, so it is a domestic fly. Can I board with my citizenship ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for Turkey?

I understand that Turkey does not belong to Schengen area. So would I need to have a visa to visit Turkey?
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Do I need an ESTA for Austria as a US citizen?

I am American. My Italian girlfriend who lives in Vienna says that I may have to apply for an ESTA visa to visit her. Is this correct? The last time I went to Europe (not Austria) I did not have to ...
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Can an American Citizen Transit in USA with Expired US Passport

My son is a dual citizen of the UK and USA. His US passport has expired. However, his UK passport is still valid. We are flying from the UK to Mexico via Atlanta. Will he be allowed to transit in ...
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Traveling to Canada as a US Citizen for a very short trip

I need to make a quick trip to Canada to get lemonade. Canadian lemonade is the best if you haven't had it. My question is, can I go to Canada, get lemonade, and come back into the US without a ...
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Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport?

Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport? If so how does that work? I have heard that you can travel with your new passport and just show the old passport with the valid visa when ...
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Which country to leave the Schengen area for 90 days and come back?

Are there particular european countries not in the Schengen Treaty (for example, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, etc) that enable a US citizen to stay over for 90 days to "reset" their Schengen visa ...
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What kind of visa for a US citizen who wants to visit both mainland China and Hong Kong?

I'm a US citizen and I'm trying visit relatives in mainland China and also a friend in Hong Kong in a single trip. The plane ticket I bought is a round trip from the US to Shanghai, and I will also ...
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I did not receive visa papers when entering Mexico and have a flight in 2 weeks. Can I exit and re-enter through Guatemala to fix this?

Edit: Resolution as an answer. I entered Mexico nearly one month ago on a bus crossing from TX to MX. I crossed at around 2am and never was it directed or suggested to handle my immigration paperwork ...