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Unlike the US, Schengen doesn't have the notion of your "90-day period," and there's never anything to "reset" at some threshold. The Schengen rules are that you may not be in the Schengen area for more than 90 days in any 180-day period without a long-stay visa. It doesn't matter how long your stays are or where you go in between; what matters is the total ...


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In the UK you definitely need a return ticket booked before they will allow you on the plane, as my sister inlaw found out in Sep. She was refused entry at the boarding gate as she didn't have her return ticket, she had to go online via her phone and purchase a return ticket whilst standing at the gate, she ended up paying over the odds and only making her ...


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When entering the US on a B1/B2 visa you will not be given the same 90 days entry as for a VWP. The exact time you're giving will depend on the circumstances and the border official, but in general for a B1/B2 you are likely to be granted 180 days entry to the US. If you leave to Canada and re-enter, then the border agent has the choice of either granting ...


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$350 HK for a 4 working day one. I did this last week, Monday afternoon to Thursday noon. 2 entries is 100 more. The agency I used is FBT, the standard price is $450, but you can print out a $100 discount coupon from their website and bring it along when you pick up the visa and pay. I was in China for 60 days last year, for this reason they said a new ...


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There's no hard and fast law. Is visiting friends a valid reason? Sure, whatever you consider valid, as long as it's legal under US law, is up to you, it could be sand grain counting if you wanted. What it comes down to, and what we say to a lot of people asking on here, is that it is up to the immigration officer on the day's discretion. That sounds ...


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Firstly, you don't have a VWP for 2 years, you have an ESTA. That is what is valid for 2 years. The VWP is the 90 day visa-waiver you get as you enter. Will it reset if you go to Costa Rica? Yes, yes it will. As seen in many questions on the site, if you leave to go to Canada or Mexico, it does not reset. The 90 days keep on ticking. However, if you ...


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I lived in Taiwan for two years holding a New Zealand passport (which also has a visa-exempt period), doing visa runs to the Philippines every month or so. The fact is, as long as you leave on time (ie do not overstay), you can re-enter visa free as many times as you like. Absolutely nobody frowned on me, and immigration officers just flicked through the ...



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