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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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My passport will expire during my trip. Should I renew it before I go?

I am planning to go overseas (Ethiopia) next year and I already have a current passport. I would like to stay longer than what my passport is good for. Would I be able to renew my passport at the ...
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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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How much hassle will I get flying into the Schengen zone for 7 months with a 3 month visa?

I'm American, and planning to fly into Europe for 7 months. With the Schengen visa, I'll be allowed 90 days out of 180 days in the Schengen zone. That's fine, I understand the rules, how the time ...
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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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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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Can you enter and exit Canada with an expired US passport?

My 18 year old daughter US passport has expired we are going to Canada in two weeks. Can she get into and out of Canada with an expired US passport.
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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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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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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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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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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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US citizens previously refused entry into UK. Does this refusal of entry mean that we will have problems going back as tourists?

Back in 2011 I was married and traveled to London to stay for a month. At the end of the month my wife and I decided to stay for a couple more months as we had an online marketing business. Being ...
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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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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 ...
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US wife visiting me in the UK - what to tell the immigration officer?

I am an Indian national currently residing in the UK. My wife is a US citizen. She will be visiting me in the UK soon. What should she tell the immigration officer? Does she tell him/her that we are ...
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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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Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?

For US citizens, are there any locations outside the 50 US states that don't require a passport to fly to and from?
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Can I renew my US passport by mail while I'm outside the country?

I'm sure this is a pretty unique situation I've gotten myself into, and it's certainly complicated. I'm not sure what I should be doing. I came to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in May of 2013. I got a ...
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Replacing windshield with Mexican auto permit

When you drive from the U.S. into Mexico (past the free-trade zone) you are required to obtain a foreign vehicle permit, which is affixed to the windshield (with a receipt portion to be kept in the ...
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Flight connections from USA to Cali, Colombia through Bogota

I'm traveling from the USA to Cali, Colombia. I'm looking at flights and wanted a little advice. For the choices of flights I'll be arriving in Bogota, Colombia from the US about 6am on a Saturday and ...
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Going on a cruise in 7 1/2 weeks, but my passport is expired, and I don't have a birth certificate with a seal. What are my options?

I'm a natural-born US citizen. I got a passport back in March 2000 for a trip to Germany. Of course, that was more than 10 years ago, so the passport is expired, and being more than 15 years ago (15 ...
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Flying from NYC via Philadelphia to Halifax, I clear Immigration and Customs in Canada?

Because I am trying to process an immigration work permit for Canada, (I am an American citizen), I need to fly directly into Halifax from the States. I am trying to make sure that I don't clear ...