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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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, ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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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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 ...
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Can I still travel to Schengen countries if I have an expired residence permit?

I have a work/residence permit in Sweden that is expiring the day before I travel. My new employer is applying for a new permit, but I may not have it (or the card) before I leave for travel. I will ...
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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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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 are the visa (or any other crucial) requirements of Bhutan for US or EU citizens?

I heard that access to Bhutan is quite restricted for all people of outside South-Asian countries? Can I have the details on that?
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First Time Traveler US Citizen traveling to Pakistan

I'm American and I have never been out of the United States. Is it true that if I visit Pakistan for the first time I'll only be able to stay a month? I hope this isn't true. I want to stay longer.
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How long does it take for a US citizen to get their first passport?

If I am a US citizen and I have never had a passport before, how long will it take for me to get one? How early do I need to apply before I plan on going abroad?
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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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Can you travel to Canada by road with an expired US passport?

Is it possible to leave and re-enter the US through the land border with Canada with an expired (US) passport? My passport expired in December and I didn't realize that until now. In addition to the ...
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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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Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?

According to the US State Department website (emphasis mine): A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment of a reciprocity fee, currently US $160. Currently, the fee is ...
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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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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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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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American citizen, resident in Israel, getting student visa for France

My family and I (American citizens) have been living in France on tourist visas for the past 87 (88?) days. We plan on staying in France long term. But as you might know, we have to leave the country ...
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Do minor children require a visa if their parents enter Costa Rica on student visas?

I am planning a semester stay in Costa Rica with my family for language school and volunteer work. I think I'm fairly informed about the residency statuses and the mechanics of the 90-day tourist ...
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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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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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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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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.