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Questions tagged [german-citizens]

For questions specifically about people travelling with German passports.

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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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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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Is there an obligation to renew a small child's passport before its expiry date?

I obtained my daughter's first children passport when she was just a few months old. Now she is three and during our last flight an immigration officer complained that her passport had a baby photo. ...
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What “National Identification Number” to enter in an ESTA application, for a German?

I’m trying to complete an ESTA application (German citizen). One of the questions asked is about a National Identification Number, with this explanation: Enter the number on your identity document, ...
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My passport is stuck at US embassy due to visa printing delay and I have travel plans

I am a South African citizen who is currently resident in Berlin, Germany. I have a valid work/residence permit. I am planning on traveling to US in September and I applied for a non-immigrant visa ...
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Can immigration authorities make cross checks between multiple passports of the same (German) person?

I have the following specific case but it would be nice to have a general answer if one does exist: A fellow German traveler just spent 3 months in Turkey on his passport. He just then left to ...
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Getting into Brazil with an onward ticket from another country

I'm planning to travel around the world starting in the end of July. My first flight is Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro (via Heathrow) on July 26th. I am a German citizen and I want to enter Brazil ...
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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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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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How can I renew my 30-day permit to stay in Singapore?

I've read that I can stay for 30 days in Singapore without a visa or without extending my stay. But can I stay 30 days in total or can I stay up to 30 days each visit? I'm from Germany and only have ...
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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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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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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 ...
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ESTA approved on the same day as B-1/B-2 visa refused

I am writing because I have a question regarding my ESTA application and because I could not find a similar case online that would help me at this stage. I have never been to the U.S. so this would be ...
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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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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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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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What kind of passport do I need when entering the USA?

I heard that you need a biometric passport if you want to enter USA. However, my friend has a biometric passport, but no fingerprints in it. Is this enough? And how long has the passport to be valid? ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I need a reentry visa to fly from Kaliningrad to St. Petersburg?

Suppose I come from Schengen area to Kaliningrad by plane, stay there for a few days, and then take the plane to St. Petersburg. The latter being a flight from Russia to Russia, but it is an ...
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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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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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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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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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Do I need to get a visa for Turkey?

I'm going to travel to Iran from Germany. Since I've booked connected flights (Germany- Turkey, Turkey- Iran), do I need a visa for Turkey as well as Iran? This is my flights schedule: Basel-...
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Proof of finance when entering the Ukraine as a German citizen

I am planing a trip to Ukraine and read about a proof of finance as an entry restriction for foreigners. The website of the german Auswärtiges Amt is mentioning that since 2013 every non ukrainian ...
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport?

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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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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Flying to US with German & Iranian Passport [duplicate]

I'm from Germany and me and my friends want to fly to Las Vegas, America. I was there two years ago with my parents and now I want to make a roadtrip with my friends in July 2016. The problem in this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Obtaining a 2nd tourist visa for Russia after first expired

I'm holding a double-entry 30 day tourist visa for Russia which I obtained as a tourist in Japan through the consulate in Osaka. I'm planning to enter Russia, then Mongolia and Russia a 2nd time ...
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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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Applying for Chinese visa with dual citizenship and only one passport

First time posting here. I am very confused and worried. Going (or not) to visit China with my class in march. I have dual citizenship (German/Norwegian) and live in Norway. However, I do not own 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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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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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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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?