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Which visa for exchange [closed]

My son 15 years will be in Australia for Exchange (school), after the 3 month exchange we would like to travel 14 days with the whole family in Australia. Which visa needs my son ? We are Germans.
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Work Visa and Work Permit Exemption for German citizen in Turkey for the duration of one week

I am a little bit unclear about some specific visa requirements for a German citizen visiting Turkey on behalf of a German employer providing services to a Turkish customer for the duration of one ...
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What does “Ad” and “Soyad” mean on a Turkish visa application?

I have two first names (or a first name and a middle name if you will) and one family name. On the Turkish visa application, there are three name fields: Ad (translated as "Name") Soyad (translated ...
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Single or Multiple Entry for a Turkish Work Visa if I don't know how often I will need to go?

This question is related to: Work Visa and Work Permit Exemption for German citizen in Turkey. Quick summary: I need to go to Turkey for one week in order to configure a system that my employer sold ...
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Getting married in the US on ESTA with intent to return to foreign country [closed]

I am an American citizen. I would like to marry the German with whom I currently live in Germany, and intend to return here after the ceremony in the US with my family. I understand it such that we ...
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Can I travel from Germany to England alone as an unaccompanied minor?

I currently live in Germany and am a German citizen. My passport is from the United States of America as I used to be a citizen there. I am moving to England (UK) alone. I am 14 years old and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reference number of invitation before booking a flight to iran

We (2 Germans) are about to visit Iran in February and want to cross the border coming from Armenia. We don't have a reference number yet. This reference number is needed for getting a visa. You can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the usual time taken to process an Iranian visa for a German? [duplicate]

I'm planning to visit Iran in a couple of months. I'm German and when skimming through some stuff on the embassy website I couldn't find any helpful information. What is the usual visa processing ...
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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 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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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 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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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 ...