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Canadian living in Dubai - visiting US to see ill parent. Visa Off has put a 3 mnth ban from entering. Can I appeal? Should I apply for a visa

I am a Canadian citizen (Pakistani origin) and I currently live in Dubai. My father was diagnosed with cancer in October and has been undergoing treatment in the USA since then. So, I have been ...
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I am traveling with my Canadian girlfriend to Canada for the first time. I am British. What should we do when passing immigration?

I am traveling to Canada (YYZ) with my Canadian girlfriend for the first time for a week. What I'm wondering is what do we do at immigration? They have different lines for Canada/USA, and then rest of ...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

I've recently changed my citizenship from Chinese to Canadian and I'm planning a short visit to China soon. Is it possible to enter China with my existing Chinese passport (not expired yet) and then ...
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How does one get a visa to go to Saudi Arabia?

I am not going for the Hajj or for the Jeddah Season Events. I understand that there is no tourist visa for Saudi Arabia, but I have friends there to visit. This website has a visa application form ...
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Will I be allowed back in to UK despite a passport stamp as shown?

I am a Canadian who entered the UK a few weeks ago from Holland. I am an idiot and didn't really have much of a plan for how long/what I would be doing while in the UK. I didn't have a ticket out of ...
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Can a person obtain a temporary reduced-cost Canadian passport to go shopping in the USA?

Can I just purchase a temporary passport to go shopping in the States? I don't go over that often so to spend $160 on a permanent passport is not worth it. I am a Canadian citizen would like go to ...
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Canadian citizen who is presently in litigation with a US-based company

I am presently in a dispute with a US-based computer company over abusive charges they want me to pay for a very basic service. As I am not sure the dispute will be resolved before I travel to the US (...
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Canadian wants to go to US for meetings

My husband is a 62 year old Canadian. He was contracted by a Canadian company to go to Detroit to monitor a Canadian registered aircraft while it is being maintained by a USA company. He has been ...
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Is it becoming illegal for a Canadian citizen to enter Canada presenting a foreign passport?

Some countries (e.g., U.S., Israel) require their citizens to present themselves as such when entering the country - that is, they cannot enter using another country's passport. In Canada there is no ...
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Canadian citizen returning to the US after a 10-year ban

I entered the US in 1997 on a student visa. My visa expired in 2002 but I did not leave the US. On my way to Canada I was stopped by the US Border Patrol in 2006. I was arrested for overstaying my ...
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Can I be denied a tourist visa to China? [closed]

I'm a Canadian citizen born in Iraq. I came to Canada at a young age. Could I be denied a tourist visa to China? The visa agency said I might be. What's the likelihood of this happening?
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I've been granted temporary admission to the UK for only three days. What can I do?

Edit: He was waiting outside for 10 hours and i paid 450 for 2 nights at a hotel but i got a part refund i forgot to say so it was 350 for 2 nights, he paid for the train costs and taxi's as well as ...
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Is a citizen of Canada required to apply for a US visitor visa after visiting Iran?

Under new rules, non-US citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries who have visited Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen are required to apply for a proper visa because they are no ...
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How can I find out if I am admissible to the USA?

I am currently a Canadian citizen, I got my citizenship in 2015. In 1998 I entered the US under tourist Visa Program B2 Visa, I was an Algerian citizen at that time. In 2000 I got married to a US ...
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Should I use my US or Canadian passport when travelling to Germany?

I understand the generic answer show passport b when checking luggage passport a when leaving etc etc. This makes sense when traveling to a country where you benefit from having the local passport. ...
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Can I take a flight to Canada which stops in the USA, if I have restrictions from entering the USA?

I am a Canadian citizen and I have been denied from the USA in the past 2 years and last year I entered illegally and was caught and given voluntary departure, but I do not have a criminal record in ...
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Does a Canadian need a visa to pass from Cambodia into Laos and then back?

I'm a Canadian citizen and will be travelling in Cambodia for two weeks with plans to visit Laos. Do I need a visa to pass from Cambodia into Laos and then back into Cambodia?
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Attending a conference in the US

I am a Canadian citizen and I'm attending a conference in the United States. I've read that if you are attending a conference you need a B1 visa. I've also read that Canadians do not need to apply for ...
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Can you receive an Australian passport stamp if you ask?

I am a big fan of all things analog & souvenir-ish, and I am planning a visit to Australia. I was discouraged to hear about the ETA and that it means you do not get a stamp... but I know some ...
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Can I rent a manual transmission car in the UK with a Canadian driving license?

I've read that in the UK, in order to drive a manual transmission car, you must hold a driver's license that shows you took your test with a manual transmission. I have a Canadian driving license (...
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Is a guide needed for Canadians in Iran?

I came across this page mentioning that Canadian citizens need to be accompanied by a guide when visiting, but then goes on to say it may not be necessary. Iran visa for Americans, British and ...
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What to write in the Address field when checking-in for a US-bound flight, if my purpose of travel is transit?

I'm a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport. I booked a flight with American Airlines to Mexico City From Toronto Pearson and it says that "Passenger details are needed to check in". Flight 1: ...
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Can I enter Iran with an expired Iranian passport, while being in possession of a second passport?

I am a Canadian citizen and I am traveling to Iran (back home) this December. My Iranian passport expired on 17/05/2015. I was wondering if I can use it. I want to renew my passport in Iran because it ...
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Must I leave the Schengen Area to start a new 6 month period as a Canadian?

I'm a Canadian, which is one of the visa waiver countries for the Schengen Area. I understand the 90/180 day rule is based on your first arrival date, so the 180 day period is calculated from there. ...
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Can a Canadian volunteer in the US without applying for a work visa? If so, what documents are needed? [duplicate]

I would like to volunteer at the Emerald City comic convention in Seattle. What documentation do I need to cross the US border? I am Canadian.
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Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel

My colleague and I were denied into the USA today from Canada for a work-sanctioned trip. We are both Canadian citizens with Canadian passports. My colleague was unable to properly communicate the ...
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What is my port of entry into India?

I intend to visit India this Christmas. I am a Canadian citizen and plan to use the Indian e-Tourist Visa. This visa is usually applied for and issued online. I am travelling on Jet Airways from Doha ...
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Getting a Chinese visa in the US as a Canadian citizen

I am a Canadian citizen with a Canadian passport, though I am currently doing a 4-month internship in the United States on a TN1 Visa. My internship ends at the end of August, and I am scheduled to ...
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Medical Insurance for Canadian visiting United States

My girlfriend is going to be staying with me in the USA for a few months shortly. She is a Canadian citizen. I would like to get some advice on what kind of Medical insurance (if any) we should be ...
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Dual citizenship passports and visas

This is about entering the USA. I have Hungarian citizenship with a 10 year B1/B2 visa in my passport I got before Hungary became part of the VWP. Real soon now, I will become a Canadian citizen (my ...
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If I'm banned from the United States, can I fly to Mexico or Dominican Republic directly from Canada?

Canadian citizens banned from the United States can I fly directly to Mexico or Dominican Republic from Canada?
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Traveling to the U.S. after a 10 Year Ban

I am a Canadian citizen, but in 2005 I overstayed my time in the US for about a year and left on my own in June 2005. I tried entering back into the U.S. last year and was informed that I had a 10 ...
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Traveling to the US with a criminal record

I have a passport that is valid until 2015. 2 years ago I was charged and now have a criminal record. We have a family trip planned to travel from Canada to Walt Disney World next week and I just now ...
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Transit visa via Muscat Oman airport and Yemen border go and back?

We are a family of 5 people traveling from Canada to Yemen via Muscat Oman airport, we have 4 people with a Canadian passport and our mother has a Yemeni passport and Canadian permanent residence. ...
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Applying for Chinese visa while traveling

I am a Canadian living in the US. I am leaving for Central and South America for 6 months in October. I come back on April 4th and am supposed to leave for China on April 11th. I thought I would apply ...
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How can a Canadian citizen obtain a Vietnamese visa while abroad in a country without a Vietnamese embassy?

How can I get a legitimate visa-on-arrival letter or visa for Vietnam? I am Canadian but am in Ecuador, which does not have a Vietnamese embassy. This means that I cannot apply in person. I am also ...
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Does a Canadian (or other non-visa national) need a visa for a short stay/volunteer work in the UK?

I'm from Canada and am going to the UK at the end of May for one month. While there, I was hoping to do a bit of volunteering, but for no more than 15 days. My main reason for going there is as a ...
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Minors holding dual citizenship - using Canadian passport to enter/exit US [duplicate]

My husband and two daughters, ages two and six, are all dual American/Canadian citizens. We are traveling to England in less than two weeks. I am kicking myself because I realized today that my six-...
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Rushed passport - does my reason qualify?

I was gifted a concert ticket for my birthday & it requires me to travel out of Canada, in a little over two weeks from now, on June 2, 2019. They assumed I had a passport, but I don’t. Can I get ...
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Can my time in the UK be defined as transit?

On the 29th of January I landed in the UK. On the morning of the 31st of January, I left the UK to Norway. Was my time in the UK short enough to be defined as transit? I was only there to switch ...
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Canadian/Iranian Citizen Transiting USA aiport

Do I need a visa or a visa waiver ? I am transiting through USA to visit Mexico. If I have a Canadian passport, but I'm also a dual citizen of Iran, do I need a visa just for the transit ? Also, I am ...
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Is there any rule that a Canadian citizen entering US should have ticket back?

Is there any regulation or law such that a Canadian citizen who travels to US to have and show a ticket at the border for returning back?
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Can Iranian-Canadians enter on arrival to the US?

I am an Iranian-Canadian dual citizen studying in the US with an F1 visa. My parents are both dual citizens as well. I understand that Canadians are not affected by the recent bill placing ...
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Is it best for Canadians to get an Egyptian visa in advance or at the Cairo airport?

I read that it's possible to get an Egyptian tourist visa on arrival at the Cairo airport. Is that the recommended method for Canadians? If so, how much will it cost? Are any additional documents ...
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Must a Canadian citizen enter Canada on a Canadian passport?

This question assumes that this citizen has another passport (eg from dual citizenship). I thought to ask because identical questions for different countries yielded disparate answers. Both of the ...
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What visas do I need for traveling to South East Asia if I'm a Canadian Citizen?

I am a Canadian Citizen and will be travelling to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. I will be in Thailand for 2 weeks, then Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos for 3 weeks, Then back to Thailand for a ...
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Can I fly domestically within the US as a Canadian citizen?

I am a Canadian citizen, and will be entering the US by train. I then plan on taking two flights within the US, and going back to Canada by train. This is a bit unusual, in that people usually fly to ...
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Visa: USA to UK, Short Visit for Business Meetings & Tourism

I sell software, and I'm planning to have meetings with existing or potential clients in the UK. I also want to do a bit of sightseeing. I won't be receiving any sort of payment from a UK source ...
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My passport is expiring; can I still travel?

I'm scheduled to travel in the first week of July, and I found out that my passport expires on 03 August 2012. I've got a Canadian passport and UK work permit. Will I be able to travel without a ...
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Canadian/Syrian Dual Citizen

I moved to Canada from Syria with my family in 2004. I was 10 years old at the time. I am a Canadian citizen and have not visited Syria once since departure. I wish to attend a science conference in ...