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Do U.S. citizens have to get a Brazilian visa before leaving the country?

Or can I pick it up in another country among my travels? I'm planning a 6-month trip through South America and am wondering if I can go to the Brazilian consulate in Colombia on my way to Brazil ...
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Can an American (USA citizen) visit Cuba and make a videodocument and put it on Youtube or sell to PBS etc.?

Can an American (USA citizen; no dual-citizenship) visit Cuba and make a video-documentary film and put it on Youtube or sell to PBS etc.? Could some legal issues emerge? And if can, how to prevent ...
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Do US passport holders need more than 6 months validity on their passports to be allowed entry into the US?

I'm holding American passport when I enter the States on Sep 22 2012, with a passport that has the expiry date on Mar 2 2013. So it has slightly less than 6 months validity left, about 5 months and 9 ...
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Can I drive in Spain using my U.S. (New York State) license?

I know I can get an IDP, but I read in some places that they recognize US Driver's Licenses specifically New York. Can anyone confirm?
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Baby with passport from different country than his parents

I will travel with my family, we all have French passports but our 4 months old kid has a US passport and has the same lastname than us. We have his US birth certificate as well. Will we have any ...
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Russian visa in one day for US Citizens in Europe

I have 5 guys from USA on tour. They wasted time to apply for Russian visa in USA and now they are touring around the whole world. They will be in: Australia, France, Italy, Uk, Germany, etc. How can ...
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Dual citizen living in the US: What can I do to avoid using the US passport when applying for a Chinese visa?

I have to apply for a Chinese visa to go on my trip to China, in July 2015. I am a dual citizen with Ireland and the US. I want to use my Irish passport for various reasons, but the main on being that ...
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What documents do I need to do a visa run at Thailand/Myanmar border?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what documents I need to provide when I show up at the Burmese border to do a Thai visa run. According to ...
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Can I apply for a 60-day tourist visa while I'm still in Thailand?

If I show up in Thailand and pick up the 30-day tourist visa upon arrival, do I have to leave the country to apply for the 60-day visa?
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US Boyfriend visiting me (UK citizen) for 6 weeks having just sold house

I previously posted this question and got some excellent advice: Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months? We have changed plans to not marry in the US but instead apply for a ...
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Is the South Africa border control able to cross-reference dual citizen passports (USA & Spain)?

I would like to travel to South Africa as a tourist 6-months after I overstayed a SA visa due to emergency hospitalization. As a result of the overstay I was classified as undesirable & am ...
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Renting a car in Chile as US citizen?

What do I need to rent a car in Chile as US citizen while traveling there? Do I need just my license? If I only drive automatic in US, with basic knowledge of manual transmission, but not active use, ...
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Entry into South Africa with Felony

I'm a US citizen was convicted of a felony in the US about 8 years ago. I'm planning on traveling as tourist to South Africa, arriving by air from the US. I don't think I need a visa according to ...
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How can I organize a year-long exchange to Germany? [closed]

I am an eleventh-grade male Canadian high school student. Over the past couple of years, I have found myself very interested in the German language and culture. Recently, in my spare time, I have ...
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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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Required documents for minor U.S. citizen entering and returning from Canada [duplicate]

My 17-year-old daughter's passport expired on April 1, 2015. She is a U.S. citizen. I need to know if she will be allowed to across the border from Rochester, New York to Canada and back from Canada ...
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How long does it take to get a tourist visa for Thailand in Chile?

I'm planning to request my tourist visa for Thailand from the embassy here in Santiago, Chile. However, my flight leaves mid next week, and I'm concerned that – even if I show up first thing tomorrow ...
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Got a plane ticket but no passport

So I did some math and ordered my plane ticket while my passport was still processing. Now it turns out that my passport won't be here in time for my travel date. Is there anything else I can provide ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for transit in Frankfurt?

I am a US citizen. I have a transit in Frankfurt for 12 and half hours. I will fly from Detroit to Frankfurt then to Amman, Jordan. I was planning to stay at the airport hotel, but I was wondering ...
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New York stopover on EU passport for dual US citizen during transatlantic trip [duplicate]

I am flying from London to Central America and back this summer on a bit of an extended holiday. I am considering stopping over in NYC on the way back for a few days. (My flight from Panama to ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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What to do before traveling to Europe as an American? [closed]

I wish to know as an American citizen who only knows English, what do I need to do before traveling to Europe so that I can get the maximum out of my experience. I have a month before going overseas ...
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What's the process to get an Indonesian tourist visa for a US citizen?

I'm in Bangkok at the moment, but according to the stamp in my passport, I'm gonna have to skip soon. I'm thinking I'd like to visit Indonesia to check out the lifestyle entrepreneur scene, but it ...
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Border patrol questions USA to Canada [closed]

At the end of July I will be flying out of Canada to go to Greece. I do live in the United States and want to avoid any trouble flying out. Should I have difficulty at the border.
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US to India layover in London

U.S. citizen flying with visa to visit India. Possible 14 hr. layover at Heathrow. Would like to take train into London to visit family during layover. What is the procedure for doing so? Lived in ...
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How can I get my passport from the Brazilian consulate in Los Angeles after it issues my visa?

I live in Utah and must fly to Los Angeles to get my Brazilian visa. I read this on their site: Plan your visa application in advance, as it takes the Consulate at least 5 business days to issue 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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Singapore extended visit

How long can one stay in Singapore without requiring a work visa or other such accommodation? Could you, for example, sublet an apartment for a summer, or even a year, and have access to insured ...
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Renewing my son's US passport in San Francisco

I'm traveling with my son from San Francisco to Europe in a month. He is a US Citizen and has an expired US passport. I have been trying to renew his passport but had no luck getting to one of the ...
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Do I need a transit visa to pass through Australia?

I booked a cheap (nightmare) ticket from Wellington NZ to Kathmandu via Sydney and KL. I am a US citizen and New Zealand resident; my wife is a dual US and Australian citizen. We have to pick up our ...
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USA citizen wanting to cross the India-Pakistan border

I am an American wanting to plan a trip from India into Pakistan but I have heard from other travellers that you will be rejected at the Pakistan border if you have a stamp in your passport from ...
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US citizen traveling to New Zealand via Australia

Do I need any types of visas to travel from USA to New Zealand via Australia? I am a US citizen.
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American citizen travelling to London from Ghana - do I need a UK visa? [duplicate]

I am a naturalized American travelling to Ghana and UK. I know I need a visa for Ghana, but what do I need to show at the Ghana airport coming to UK?
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Transit by road from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi [closed]

I am a US citizen and current Kuwaiti resident. I am moving to Abu Dhabi and would like to drive my car from Kuwait to Abu Dhabi. Is it possible and what is the process?
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White House tours on weekends?

As a US citizen, to tour the White House you have to go through your member of Congress. I did so, through their website, and they had a field asking for the dates I'd like to do the tour. My ...
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Very confused about China visa (American) and the possible 24 and 72 hour exemption rules

I will give a quick summary of my desired plan: Arrive in Shanghai via cruise (1st entry) Leave to SE Asia for a few months via train Come back through China via Vietnam by train and go to QingDao ...
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Leaving the US with birth certificate

I have a daughter five months old has no US passport can she go to Canada with her birth certificate?
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Transit Visas for South Africa Undesirable-Overstay Tourists

I received an undesirable status for overstaying a SA visa while hospitalized for injuries sustained in Lesotho. I had to cross into SA from Lesotho. Now I am banned entry into SA until Feb 2016 and ...
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How long does my Indian visa need to be active after I have entered into India?

I have a US passport and an Indian 10 year visa in my old US passport. The visa expires on Aug 19, 2015. Can I travel in India between May and June 2015? or do I have to have at least 6 months left on ...
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Travelling from Saudi Arabia to Toronto on dual passports, visa waiver with American? [closed]

I am little confused this time because my son has dual passports (Pakistani and American), now we are going to Toronto, Canada and for US nationals a visa is not required. But in this case, we are ...
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Authorizing someone else for in-person passport renewal

I need my US passport renewed in the next two weeks, but I'm unable to make it in person to a passport office. If I send my documents to a family member, can they apply for an expedited renewal ...
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U.S. Citizen Wants to Travel to UK, but take side-trip to Spain?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my boyfriend is from the UK. I am planning to visit him for 2 weeks. I will probably stay with him the first week in the UK. In the second week, if we wanted to take a side-trip ...
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Cuba Travel by US Citizen and Non-citizen/Non-Resident spouse

As there is no ban on actual travel by a US citizen to Cuba but rather on the financial transactions, on which side of the legal fence would the following scenario fall?: I am a US citizen. My ...
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Travel to Ireland and the UK 3 weeks before passport expiration [duplicate]

My USA passport expires two weeks after my planned return from a one week trip. The trip starts in Chicago and lands in Dublin, Ireland we stay for three days and take a domestic flight to the UK. ...
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Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?

The minor has a US passport but it has expired. She's travelling from the USA to Mexico because there's an emergency. She just renewed the passport last friday, but she needs to get over there ASAP. ...
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Visiting the UK for 90 days - what are the visa/passport requirements?

My boyfriend is going to be staying with me for 90 days. He lives in the USA and I live in the UK. What does he need to do before travelling? Does he just need a valid passport? I know that when ...
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Traveling to UK with expiring Italian residence permit (waiting for renewal)

I am traveling to the UK for a conference. I am flying from Italy on May 19th and flying back to Italy on May 24th. My permit is valid UNTIL May 24th. Therefore, my permit is still valid on the 24th ...
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Kazakhstan transit visa costs

Does anyone have a DEFINITIVE price for a Kazakhstan transit visa for U.S. passport holders? ( at the Kazakh embassy in Tashkent in person)
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For how long have I been banned by Singapore immigration? [duplicate]

I am a USA female citizen. I travelled as a tourist to Singapore several times, never overstayed, but I did usually stay nearly the maximum 90 days. I have OCD and wash everything. One time I got ...
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Does a visa run in Taiwan really involve applying for a new visa every time, or just relying on visa-exempt passport entry? [closed]

Background: I've lived in Taiwan for 3 years now, always with an ARC (as I've always been employed by a Taiwanese company with the power to apply for an ARC for me up until now). I've applied for a ...