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Questions tagged [german-citizens]

For questions specifically about people travelling with German passports.

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Transit Visa requirement in Belgrade and Abu Dhabi

A friend and I are travelling from Germany to India. This is the first time we are travelling with layovers. I hold an Indian passport with residence permit in Germany. My friend has a German passport....
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Business travel to the United States for European company

My Company (based in Germany) has been awarded a project (4 weeks) in the United States for an American client. Three of us will go, all with European passports on the Visa Waiver Program. we can all ...
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Passport needed for flight to Guadeloupe (PTP) from Paris-Orly (ORY)?

Is there a passport needed for a german citizen flying from ORY --> PTP directly? What I have found already was: "U. a. Deutsche können für Aufenthalte von bis zu 90 Tagen mit noch mindestens 6 ...
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Which visa is required to visit my employer in Canada?

I am German and I have a German passport. I'll be doing an internship in the US with a J1 visa. Now I'll have the opportunity to visit the company office in Canada. Will I need a Visa for this ...
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Using a chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at e-passport-gates in the UK

Can I use a new, chipped german ID card (Personalausweis) at the e-passport-gates in the UK, e.g. at Heathrow airport? It has also a biometrical chip, but carries another symbol than the passport.
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ID check, German ID and German passport rejected in Utah

My son (age 21 and a half years) and I (63) wanted to visit a bar in Utah near Salt Lake City. The first time my son was rejected because he had "only" the German ID card. O.K., no problem, we ...
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Reentering the US as a German citizen after visiting the British Virgin Islands

I will be visiting the US for a scientific conference and plan to spend 5 days on the US Virgin Islands, flying to St Thomas STT airport from Atlanta. I'll then take a ferry to the British Virgin ...
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Does a German national need a visa for Singapore or Indonesia?

In 3 months, I will fly from Stuttgart, Germany to Lombok, Indonesia, with connections in Zürich, Switzerland and Singapore. I have a German passport. Do I need a visa for Singapore or Indonesia?
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Return flight is 31 days after arrival, Egypt visa-on-arrival is 30 days, will I be allowed to board?

I have a return ticket from Germany (Frankfurt) to Egypt (Cairo). The return date is 31 days after the arrival date. The tourist visa-on-arrival is 30 days for German citizens. Presently my plan is ...
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Entered Germany with US passport but leaving Europe with EU passport, complications?

I am a US/German dual citizen about to start studies in Switzerland in a month. Previously, I traveled in Europe for about 2 months on a US passport. While in Europe, I received a German passport. I ...
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Will the Egyptian consulate in Germany issue a visa to a South African with dual German citizenship using their South African passport?

I have dual German and South African citizenship. Presently I am in Germany. I want to enter Egypt using my South African passport. However South Africans need to apply for a visa before flying to ...
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Applying for an Indian business visa with a German passport from the USA

I live in the USA and have a German passport. I would like to apply for a business visa for India. Which consulate/mission/embassy do I have to send my documents to? In Germany or in the US? The ...
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Would a US tourist visa denial affect a J-1 visa application?

If someone has been denied a tourist visa to the United States 10 years ago as a Brazilian passport holder, would they be ineligible for a J-1 visa as a German passport holder?
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Re-entry to the USA 6 years after a 5-year ban (deportation)?

I am looking for some advice and hope I can find it here. I have overstayed my visa in October 2011. I was involved in a minor car accident and found that ICE has a hold on me and got deported to ...
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Russia - staying at friend's place with tourist visa

I am planning to visit a friend in Saint Petersburg soon. I'm from Germany and already obtained my tourist visa through a visa service. Last time I was in Russia (Moscow), I had to get an invitation ...
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Vietnam visa prices and stamping fee

I just tried to apply for a Vietnamese visa at the Consulate of Vietnam in Pakse, Laos. I was told that each visa is 50 USD, for regular (2 days) processing time. But no one could tell me anything ...
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Freelancing in Singapore for less than 30 days, is a work visa needed?

I'm going to freelance in Singapore for 20 days. I'll work on site (software development) at the company on a freelance contract day to day, 1 day notice period, but cannot exceed 20 days (project ...
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Does having German citizenship exempt me from onward travel regulations into Italy? [closed]

I am a dual citizen, German and American. I am traveling to Italy from the USA. My German passport is expired. Am I exempt from onward travel regulations for entering Italy, since I can stay in ...
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Why are there so many German tourists in Capo Vaticano and Tropea? [closed]

Recently I have been to Capo Vaticano, Calabria, southern Italy. It didn't take long to notice that, besides Italians, Germans were by far the majority of the people I saw. This was even reflected by ...
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Visa for Australia - day count for eVisitor (subclass 651)

I'm from Germany and I visit Australia for traveling only. This is my timetable for visiting (24h time format, DD.MM.YYYY): 09.10.2017, 08:55: Flight from Amsterdam via Munich to Hong Kong 10.10....
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Can Iranian/German dual citizen transit in Iran on the German passport?

I'm in the airport and met an Iranian/German dual citizen. He is not carrying his Iranian passport. He is 18 years old and if found out, he should do military service in Iran. Is it possible for ...
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Can I travel with a Geneva convention 1951 travel document to Australia without visa?

I have a German Geneva convention 1951 travel document and I will visit Australia, do I need to apply for a visa?
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Can I use a different nationality/passport when visiting country again?

I have dual nationality; let's say country A and country B. I am traveling to a third country, country X. I have previously used passport A to visit country X. On my next visit I want to use passport ...
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What will happen if a German citizen, Swiss resident, cannot present ID when entering Switzerland from Italy?

A German citizen, resident in Switzerland, got robbed of his wallet in Venice today, which contained his ID card. Tomorrow, at 19:20, he's taking the Thello night train to Paris, which runs non-stop ...
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Which is “Visa Country of Issue” as asked by Air India?

I am trying to check in online for my flight on Air India. It asks for the "Visa country of issue". Do they mean where I applied for the visa? I am German and did it in Germany. Does it mean India,...
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I have two passports with different names in each. Which name should I use for booking my ticket? [duplicate]

I will be travelling with my minor son (17 yrs) from South Africa to Germany later this year. He is South African and German citizen. The passports have different surnames. Firstly, on which name must ...
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In what way can a German citizen stay 6 months in Canada?

I am a German citizen with permanent residence and employment in Germany. My parents and my sister and her family live in Canada. My job allows me to work remotely from abroad so in the future I would ...
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Can German citizens enter Mexico on one-way tickets?

We are in Miami, Florida and after two weeks we have a flight to Mexico. We have already purchased our flight tickets from Miami, Florida to Mexico City which is only one way. We are planning to stay ...
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Is it possible to change airports when using China's on-arrival transit visa scheme?

We are from Germany and we are going to Japan next year for holidays. We are also planning to enter China because we are entitled to stay with a transit visa for 144 hours. We will be entering ...
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US internship after previous research stay at university with J-1 visa [closed]

I am a German graduate student and have been on a research semester at an American university for 6 months with a J-1 visa. I now want to intern in the US for three months but I am worried about the ...
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ESTA approved, but could there be problems entering the USA?

We are a family (two sons 7 & 9) from Germany and want to visit my wife's family in Boston next summer. My wife was born in Iran and, as an infant, moved to Germany with her parents. At the age of ...
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Re-entering Germany, with transit in the US, with only a national ID card and another passport

I am a dual German and Mexican citizen, and I currently live in Germany. It appears I may need to travel to Mexico without a valid German passport and I would appreciate any information on whether I ...
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German couple (60,55) want to rent a car in Florida - Is an IDP required and are there maximum age restrictions?

My wife and I are German citizens. I am 60 and my wife is 55. We will be staying in Florida for 1 month and we would like to know if our German driving licence would be good enough to rent a car for 1 ...
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What are the possible characters for a German passport number?

My German passport number contains an O (letter) or 0 (number), but I cannot tell which one. Is there a list of characters that are used for German passport numbers, or more concretely, can someone ...
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Travel to the US with a stamp from Israel in my passport

If you are curious and want to see a helpful comment I added (a little late): to comment and answer on this page I am going to travel to Israel at the end of the year for one week. Somewhere I read, ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling to UK with EU citizen friend, which queue to use?

I'm Brazilian and I'll be in Germany from October 26th till November 23rd visiting a German friend. We will go to London on November 15th till 17th, we intend to keep our money together, it means his ...
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Customs declaration when traveling to Germany

I'm a German citizen currently living in the USA. When I now visit Germany for a vacation, what items I bought in the USA do I have to declare at the customs? These items however are not staying in ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Kuwait to recheck in my baggage?

I am a German citizen flying to Kathmandu in November. I have a layover in Kuwait for 4 hours. I will need to recheck-in my luggage. I will leave the international zone to recheck-in my baggage? Do I ...
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Will a green card holder have problems returning to the USA after more than six months away? [closed]

I have had a green card since 2013. I left the United States on the 2nd of January. I have both German and Iranian citizenship. I was in Iran in August 2016. Can I return to the United States ...
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Crossing rainbow bridge by foot from Canadian side to US side without a visa [duplicate]

In October I will be going from Europe (Germany) to Canada and then continuing to Buffalo before flying to Miami. I will leave my rental car at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and cross the rainbow ...
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What are the technical details of travelling to Cuba (in 2016) [closed]

[There are multiple questions and answers here on SE about travel to Cuba, but they are all written before the opening - I am asking about late 2016] I am considering travelling to Cuba for ...
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German citizen travelling in Canada - can I enter the US for a short trip to Seattle?

I'm a German citizen travelling in British Columbia, Canada – I would like to enter the US for a short trip to Seattle. I did this a few years back where I just went up to the border, filled in a ...
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Leave and return to Canada from the US and stopover in the US

I'm a German student and I will do a semester abroad in Canada (less than 6 months so I will not apply for a student permit, but only an eTA). I want to do weekend trips to the US (overland) at the ...
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ETA Application “Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada”? [duplicate]

I am from Germany and I would like to visit Canada for 3 weeks in August. Therefore I have to apply for an ETA. One question asks "Have you previously applied to enter or remain in Canada?". I ...
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Living in the UK with German passport, but going abroad with Brazilian passport. Will this be a problem to reenter the UK?

We live in the UK and my daughter has dual citizenship. However, she never entered the UK with her Brazilian passport, only with the German passport. Now we are travelling to Croatia without the ...
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Can a German citizen use tax-free shopping in Germany if he has a 6-month work visa outside the EU?

I am a German citizen with a German passport and I currently hold a J1 US Visa for 6 months. I am planning to buy a purse and import it into the US. Can I use Global Blue for this since my visa is ...
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Cheapest US car rental with CDW/LDW for an European (German) under 24 [closed]

The situation is as follows: My girlfriend and I (24 and 22) are going on holiday for 28 days We're starting and finishing our trip in Las Vegas We want to rent a car for those ~27 days and have a ...
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Australian Bridging visa B - BVB - (subclass 020) duration?

I'm on a Bridging visa and planning to go travel for 2-3 weeks to my home in Georgia. I've been informed I need the Bridging visa B - BVB - (subclass 020) to travel outside Australia . I'm not a ...
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A German visiting Mexico from the US

A German visiting the US wants to visit Mexico for the day, what documentation do they need to return to the US ?
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Is it possible to avoid getting an Israeli passport stamp?

I was talking with my friend the other day, and we're trying to figure out her situation. She is Lebanese by origin, born in Saudi Arabia and lived there for more than 10 years, and has both a ...