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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 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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Is it culturally acceptable for an American to visit the memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

The title says it all. Is it culturally acceptable (to the Japanese) for an American to visit the memorials to the victims of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? I realize that a Japanese ...
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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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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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Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil?

Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil? If so, what are the requirements, from the leasing companies, as well as the transit authority (to drive in Brazil)?
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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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Should US citizens get a visa in advance for a one-week trip to Hong Kong?

I'm US Citizen and I'm planing a one week trip to Hong Kong for pleasure. Do I need to get a visa in advance? This site seems to indicate that I do not need to as long as I have a passport that is ...
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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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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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What docs to show if I'm a US citizen with no US passport (but with another non-US passport) to re-enter the US

Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of another country, "XYZ". I then boarded a plane and left the US to another country (maybe not necessarily to XYZ), without first ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Are Americans popular in the Philippines? [closed]

I know that the U.S. and Philippines have a long history together. We were allies in WW2. But these days, what is the average Filipino perception and disposition towards U.S. civilians? Also, what ...
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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 ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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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? ...
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How long does it take to renew a US passport?

For US citizens living in the United States, how long does it typically take (from start to finish) to renew a US passport? If the expedited fee is paid, how fast can it be done?
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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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Are there any US laws that a US citizen MUST obey while traveling, even if those laws do not exist in the country he is traveling to?

It goes without saying that the laws vary from country to country, and what is illegal in one country might be both legally permitted and culturally accepted in another. For example, in the US the ...
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Singapore transit visa

I have upcoming business flight between Seattle and Shenzhen, China, This flight has a 9-hour layover in Singapore, and a quick stop in Tokyo (No plane change here). Do I need additional visas beyond ...
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Can a passport survive an accidental trip through a washing machine?

When the error was realized and the passport retrieved from the pocket of a shirt in the dryer, it was certainly damp and the cover and many pages had curled, but perhaps it can be reflattened by a ...
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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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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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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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Must I provide proof of onward travel when entering South Africa?

I will be flying one-way from Europe to Cape Town, South Africa in early December. Some time later (early January), I will fly from South Africa to the USA. My employer will be purchasing this ...
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Does Colombia require proof of onward travel?

I will be flying into Medellín within the next few weeks. I purchased a one-way ticket, as I will be flying to Asunción after I leave Colombia. I'm not 100% sure which city I will be flying out of, ...
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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 ...
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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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Dual Colombian and US Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

If I have dual Colombian-US nationality, can I enter Brazil visa-free since they do not require visas for Colombians. Even though they do require visas for US citizens? In others words, do I have to ...
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How can a US citizen obtain a Russian tourist visa from Berlin?

I'm in Berlin and plan to travel to Saint Petersburg in the not-too-distant future. How can I obtain a Russian visa while I'm in Berlin? Here are my criteria: Obtain a Russian tourist visa while in ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Do U.S. citizens need a Russian transit visa?

5 hours layover in Moscow, changing planes, not airport, will a U.S. need a transit visa?
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Valid visa in an expired US passport and an additional renewed passport [duplicate]

I have a valid Indian visa in the US for an expired passport. Additional I have a new US passport. Can I carry both my passports with me when I'm traveling to India? Will I have problems at the ...
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Is it pretty easy for an American to get a Chinese visa in Hong Kong?

I know standing in line to get a visa is never fun, but was wondering if any Americans had experience getting a standard tourist "L" visa in Hong Kong. I'm leaving on a RTW trip in less than two ...
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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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Traveling between US and Canada with expired US passport but valid EU passport

I need to travel to Canada from the US ASAP but my US passport is expired. I do have a valid EU passport. Will I be able to get in and out of the country no problem?
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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Can I enter the USA from Canada without my US passport? [duplicate]

I am an american citizen and a permanent resident in Canada. Can I cross enter the USA by land without my passport? Also, I am 15 years old. My passport is expired so is that a problem?
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U.S. passport holder to travel in the Philippines with expiring passport

We are residing in Japan but is it OK to leave Japan and visit the Philippines for an emergency reason on Aug. 19, 2013 if my son's U.S. passport will expire on Sept. 16, 2013?
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How can I find an ATM card usable in Cuba, by a US Citizen?

It is apparently quite easy to enter Cuba (illegally) as a U.S. citizen, by flying from a third country. But according to Wikitravel, it can be tricky using a credit card while there: For ...
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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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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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Do US Citizens need transit visas for New Delhi airport?

I am travelling from JFK to KTM via New Delhi, India. My transit time is around 16 hours in New Delhi. Do I have to get transit visa in New Delhi to stay in the airport?