For questions specifically about people travelling with US passports.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

5
votes
1answer
85 views

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 ...
35
votes
3answers
3k views

Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba?

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Do both parents need to apply for a US passport for minors?

So, I have a timeshare in Cancun, and I want to take my two children, both underage minors. Obviously, they are going to need to have passports. Their mother and I are separated, but not yet ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Crossing Canadian border without a US passport? [duplicate]

My US passport is currently being renewed. This weekend, I will be visiting Niagara Falls, and I want to see the Canadian side too by walking over the Rainbow Bridge. I have with me a driver's license ...
18
votes
1answer
2k views

As a married couple with different citizenship, should we pass through US immigration together or separately?

I will be married in March, and shortly after the wedding we will be traveling together to the US. She does not have US citizenship. So which rules do we follow? Do I pass through the US Citizen ...
-3
votes
2answers
175 views

As an American — where can I NOT go? [closed]

That's right folks. Where on this beautiful blue and green (and some yellow and grey in there too) marble of ours would an American of European descent be disallowed access or would face serious risk ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

US to UK visa or no visa for multiple visits

I'm confused with some of the visas and reasons. I am a US citizen, and my boyfriend is a UK citizen. I have traveled to the UK to spend a month with him and did not need a visa. Upon researching ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Do I need to show/fill-out any special documents for Philippine Air if traveling to China for 72-hour Transit Visa?

I am traveling from San Francisco to Beijing in November, and will only be spending about 60 hours in Beijing. I learned from a friend that as a U.S. citizen flying into Beijing Capital, and then ...
-2
votes
2answers
81 views

Can I reenter the U.S. from Canada with no passport as a US citizen? [closed]

Due to Child Support arrearages, I cannot get a passport. This is preventing me from travelling abroad in the Philippines. She can get to Canada - I can get to Canada - but how do I return if they ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

Do I need a transit visa if I have 9 hours of layover at Delhi airport?

I have a valid US passport. I will fly Jet Airways to Delhi airport with 9 hours of layover to change to another Jet Airways Flight to Abu Dhabi. Do I need a transit visa?
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Chicago to Abu Dhabi connect in Dublin Ireland

Flying from Chicago to Abu Dhabi with a connecting flight (2 hour layover) in Dublin Ireland do I need a transit visa? And will I need to transfer my bags? I am a USA citizen, passport USA. I will ...
3
votes
1answer
105 views

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 ...
11
votes
6answers
1k views

Would it be unsafe for an American to go to Moscow right now?

I'm an American, and I'm considering going to Moscow in a month. Would it likely be unsafe for me to do so, considering the current situation with Ukraine? EDIT Well, I went this summer, and it was ...
11
votes
5answers
981 views

I lost my Chilean tourist card! What do I do?

While I was at the Thai embassy this morning, I noticed that I lost my Chile tourist card. I have a sinking feeling that I am in for a long day. What do I do if I've lost my Chile tourist card? ...
184
votes
6answers
21k views

How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?

I have come across a few situations when an American will say something like "We should have lunch some time" or "Let's have lunch some time." Or "you should come down to visit me in D.C. (or Miami or ...
15
votes
2answers
1k views

Can US citizens go to Cuba freely and vice versa after the recent diplomatic relation restoration?

A recent full diplomatic relation restoration between the US and Cuba took place, does that mean that US citizens can go to Cuba freely and vice versa?
5
votes
1answer
86 views

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?
2
votes
4answers
141 views

Is it currently safe to travel to and live in Kyiv, Ukraine? [closed]

I am U.S. citizen considering possible relocation to Kyiv, Ukraine for a new job. Is it safe for Americans to live in Kyiv? Is there any serious chance of a major escalation of the current ...
2
votes
2answers
270 views

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?
5
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
35 views

I am an American with a US passport.I have a 15 hour layover in Paris. [duplicate]

I am an American with a US passport.I have a 15 hour layover in Paris. Can I leave the aiport to tour the city? Do I need a visa?
4
votes
2answers
8k views

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.
3
votes
1answer
71 views

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. ...
4
votes
1answer
276 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
280 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

Travel to Cuba as Dual Citizen (Dutch born-Dutch/US Citizen) [duplicate]

This is actually a question a friend of mine had that I couldn't answer directly and really don't know the laws specifically. If a person already has dual citizenship (specifically American and ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

UK visa required or not, for an American on a long-ish trip?

I am an American trying to get a tourist visa but I am confused. The UK visa and immigration says that I do not need a visa for a 180 day (6 month) visit, but the General visa description says that I ...
11
votes
1answer
407 views

Using emergency US passport to leave/enter UK while UKBA is reviewing my visa

I am a US expat living in the UK. I am currently renewing my UK visa, but I need to travel during the process. The US London Embassy says If your current U.S. passport is being held by the UK ...
2
votes
1answer
182 views

American overstay in Germany

My American passport says that I entered Amsterdam and that I left from Germany over a month later... once I returned directly to Germany. I proceeded to stay longer then the 90 day period. But my ...
5
votes
1answer
3k views

Schengen overstay fee, which Schengen country will impose fine?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
2
votes
1answer
58 views

Does my son need a visa to travel in and out of Italy while on a study abroad trip?

My son is joing a study abroad program in Florence Italy through Washington State University February-April 2015. He'd like to get a eur-rail pass to travel in and out of Italy during his 89-day ...
9
votes
1answer
205 views

Can my brother photograph my wedding as a tourist?

I will be getting married in Guatemala. My brother (a US citizen) is an excellent photographer, and I would love for him to take some photos before and after the wedding (he will be in the best man, ...
1
vote
2answers
141 views

US citizen husband visiting me in the UK

My husband (US citizen) is coming over from November 4th until Jan 21st 2015. Can we take a cruise holiday in Spain and then return to the UK for the remainder of his visit?
2
votes
2answers
116 views

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. ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Stay at the airport for my 8-hour layover in Tocumen, or spend a few hours in Panama City?

On my way to Asunción, I will have an 8-hour layover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. If there's a lounge at the airport, I can ...
5
votes
1answer
88 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
124 views

Passport expired while outside the US

My passport expired in early May of this year. My mother and I have lived down in Baja for about four years now so she can write her books. We make trips up to the states but not so many. I actively ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

Chinese Visa to visit Beijing to perform a software training course

I'm a US citizen residing in Florida, USA. I need to request a visa for China to deliver a software training course in Beijing. I'm overwhelmed by the variety of visas and I'm not sure how to get ...
2
votes
3answers
163 views

American citizen that visited Pakistan

I visited Pakistan, to visit my family, and upon arrival home, I was asked questions, such as why did I visit. I was born in the USA, I'm in my twenties, and have visited Pakistan before. I was ...
9
votes
4answers
8k views

What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?

According to law, what are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa? In practice, how likely is one to be penalized for overstaying by a day, 10 days, and a month? Are there ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
219 views

International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?

I have a US driver's license, and I have an international driver's permit which, I discovered this morning, expired in June. I'm already in Spain, and I understand that here US citizens are ...
2
votes
1answer
47 views

Extending ETA Visa once in Australia as a US citizen?

My US friend wants to spend 90 days in Australia though the remainder of her ETA expires after 56 days?
4
votes
2answers
831 views

Do U.S. citizens need a Russian transit visa?

On a five hour layover in Moscow, changing planes but not airport, would a U.S. citizen need a transit visa?
0
votes
1answer
123 views

Does a US Citizen need a visa to enter as a tourist to the UK for 6 months?

Everything I've seen points to no (and I would love that to be true since applying for a visa online costs money) but I'm worried about getting refused due to the length of time I wish to stay, which ...
6
votes
2answers
631 views

Is my US Driver's License valid in Costa Rica for Motorcycles?

I will be in Costa Rica for an extended period — long enough that it would make sense for me to rent a vehicle for the duration rather than rely on taxis. Based on what I've observed of the traffic ...
16
votes
4answers
8k views

Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?

I'm a British National (Overseas), which basically means that while I don't have the right of abode in the UK, I am permitted to visit the UK without a visa. However, my passport has expired, and ...
5
votes
2answers
863 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
397 views

What is an “Approval Letter”, and how do I get one?

I was doing a bit of reading up on how to get a visa on arrival for Vietnam, and several sources mention that I need to get an "Approval Letter" to pick up my visa at the airport. What is an ...