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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan for sightseeing?

Assume a US citizen works for a US company remotely and that this person has a passport, but no visa. Let's say they want to go spend some time in Japan for leisure/tourism/sightseeing - no more than ...
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What do you do if your driver's license was stolen a week before a domestic US flight?

Normally to get past the security checkpoint you need to show the TSA agent your boarding pass and a valid picture ID. But what happens if your wallet was stolen a week before your scheduled flight? ...
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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Do I need to obtain a visa prior to visiting Malawi as a US Citizen?

I'm researching visa requirements for a safari in 2017 and from what it looks like most of the countries will give a visa on arrival at the border. However, looking at Malawi it's saying I need to ...
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Can a US citizen with criminal history apply for a Canadian temporary residency permit?

So there's this seven-day Alaskan cruise that I want to do. It departs from Seattle on a Tuesday and disembarks in Vancouver, Canada the next Tuesday. I figure I'll just take a taxi from the port to ...
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US Citizen, UK Visa Denied for visiting daughter

I am a British Citizen and my wife is American and has been living and working here in the UK with Indefinite Leave to Remain since 2007. Her Mother, who is the only family she has, visits regularly ...
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Proof of Funds and return ticket for Schengen visa waiver - US Citizen

I noticed the state department website had the following: Immigration officers may also request you show sufficient funds for your intended stay and a return airline ticket. For those of you who've ...
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How can an American get a Maestro Debit Card

I am an American and I plan on traveling to the Netherlands periodically over the next few years. I was recently there and had to use a hodgepodge of credit card, debit cards, cash and worst of all ...
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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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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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Extending tourist stay in South Korea to take a language course?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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Can US citizen apply for UK's standard visitor visa while being in UK?

The problem is very simple yet complicated as hell. My girlfriend wants to visit to me in UK, but we are very confused about the visa things. As far as we understand when she'll come to UK she'll be ...
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ACA requirements when travelling for more than 330 days [closed]

My wife and I are both U.S. citizens and plan on quitting our jobs and taking a year long trip around the world starting in September. That means we'd be without ACA health insurance for 4 month in ...
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Where can I get a typhoid vaccination in Zagreb?

I'm an American tourist in Zagreb. My country's government health organization recommends I get a typhoid vaccination before traveling to the next country I'll visit, Morocco. Where can I get a ...
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Can I re-enter California from Mexico with a California Drivers license 2016?

As a US Citizen, Is it possible to re-enter California from Mexico using only a California drivers license? Or is passport always needed now? I've heard that this wasn't the case before, but I would ...
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Studying in Montreal this Fall; can I visit as a tourist before the start date on my CAQ? [migrated]

I was accepted into a Master's Program starting in the fall semester. I've already received my Québec Acceptance Certificate and had my application for a study permit approved. (I understand I can ...
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How does Schengen know I didn't overstay if exiting through Gibraltar by air?

I had an odd experience with Schengen at the Gibraltar border earlier this year and am wondering about the implications of this. I crossed on foot from Spain into Gibraltar. I first went through ...
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USA citizen wants to stay in Spain a little longer

I have been in Spain since 6 April 2016, meaning that (I suppose) I am expected to leave Schengen on or before 5 July. I have a ticket to Romania (not part of Schengen) 1 July but I do not have a ...
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In Canada for 6 months, going back to US, how long until I can come back?

I'm a US citizen and online business owner. I've been in Canada for 141 days, and have a permitted 180 day stay. I want to leave to the USA to basically reset the 180 days. Can I do that? I don't ...
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How long can US citizens stay in Panama?

I am a U.S. passport holder, I arrived in Panama on April 12th. How long can I legally stay and how long do I have to leave before I can come back in the country legally?
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Where can I travel on a suspended American passport, assuming I've already left the US?

I am a US citizen living in Europe with a valid long stay visa in an EU country. My US passport was marked suspended in the US Health and Human Services database for non-payment of support, but my ...
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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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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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question on stamping [closed]

Do you need a stamp for coming back into California even though you are America citizen and you were born in California.? I have read on your site that you only need a visa and passport to come back ...
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New US passport hasn't arrived in over 10 weeks. What to do next?

I applied on February 11th at an acceptance facility. In approximately April, a received a letter from the Department of State asking for more info, which I promptly provided within 2 weeks, and info ...
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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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What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

I am a US citizen w/dual Italian citizenship traveling over 6 months in Europe. I will be establishing Italy as primary stay although, my husband (USA citizen) does not have an Italian citizenship. ...
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Does Cuba allow US citizens to enter the country without US permission, now that relations have been restored? [duplicate]

It appears that it is currently (as of May 2016) impossible to get a permission from the U.S. for a solo tourist visit to Cuba. However, in various older questions, users have stated that you can ...
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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

My wife and I have US passports and are flying into Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus. We'd like to cross the border in Nicosia and spend some time in Cyprus. I know this is in question because the ...
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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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Do I need an IDP in Sweden

From what I've read, an IDP is not needed for US residents when visiting Sweden. However, there was some indication that an IDP might be needed when renting a car. Is there any definitive answer to ...
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How many days a year is a U.S. citizen allowed to stay in Morocco?

I arrived in Morocco in October of 2014 and renewed my visa by traveling to Spain by ship for a day and getting my passport stamped again in January of 2015. My question is, am I allowed to leave the ...
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Will I get a Schengen entry stamp when leaving Andorra or Faroe Islands?

I (U.S.A. citizen) currently have a Dutch residence permit for purpose of family reunion. When my sponsoring family member will leave the Netherlands later this year, I will also have to turn in my ...
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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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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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Does Global Entry help when entering the US by bus or train?

I am a US citizen and recently signed up for Global Entry. One of the benefits is a special card that one can use in NEXUS or SENTRI lanes when entering the US by foot or car, which could result in ...
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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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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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What would I need to do in order to visit the Gaza Strip?

The political situation in the Gaza Strip does not make it a very desired vacation spot, but lets assume one has a burning desire to go and spend some time as a visitor in Gaza. What hurdles, visas, ...
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Effect of Telling UK You Are Also US Citizen When Renewing Passport?

My kids have British Passports and US passports. Mom is US, Dad is UK citizen, kids born in US. The kids' UK passports have just expired and I will renew them. The (now online) application asks for ...
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Can i travel with my USA expired passport?

I need to fly domestically within the United States. The only ID i have is expired passport, can i use that to pass T.S.A.? can i use it as an ID? Thanks Edit1: Is a USA passport, i'm a citizen ...
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Time from the plane to the train at Schiphol airport?

We will be arriving at Schiphol Airport in a couple of weeks on a Thursday from the United States at around 8:45 a.m. We would like to catch an Intercity train to Utrecht that departs Schiphol at 10:...
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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder [closed]

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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Re-enter Spain on student visa after visiting as a tourist

I see lots of posts on staying in a country as a tourist after the expiration of a student visa. This is the opposite. I will be studying in Spain from August 2016 through July 2017. I carry a US ...
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Should an American traveling to China book flights and accommodation before getting a visa?

I've traveled back and forth between the US and China myself several times, and every time I would always make sure my plane tickets and hotel reservations were finalized before sending in my visa ...
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Will I have any issues with getting into Armenia if I have a Turkish visa in my passport?

Going to Armenia later this year but remembered I have Turkish e-visa and stamps in my passport. Does anybody with Armenia experience know if this would cause me any troubles at immigration? I'm ...
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Visa question from USA to Dublin to Glasgow

I am a US citizen and I am flying from the USA to Glasgow with a stop in Dublin to change planes. Do I need a visa even thought I am not leaving the plane. If so is it a certain type of Visa? Thank ...
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US Passport will expire while I'm in Grand Cayman

Itinerary: Leaving US to Grand Cayman May 10 Coming back May 16 My passport expires May 15, 2016. Since weekend is upon us, can't renew passport in time. Can I still fly to Grand Cayman, then go to ...