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Questions tagged [long-term]

For questions specifically about long trips, say longer than the duration of tourist visas, or six months and up.

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Long term travel without being wealthy - how is it possible?

Some people are practically most of the time traveling, from country to country, for a very long periods and sometimes even years. How could one be able to travel for a long period of time, over ...
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What is the LONGEST Tour operated by travel companies?

I remember 6 years ago, discovering "The Great South American Journey" operated by Gap adventures (now G Adventures), a 5 month trip around the continent (although essentially a bunch of their smaller ...
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Long Term Travel - what insurances can / should I get?

I'm a freelancer in the field of software development and I'm planning to travel to different places, but also continue working. I'd expect to stay at a certain place (country) for 1-3 months. Pretty ...
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Best visa for the UK if buying a holiday home

I am interested in purchasing a holiday home in the UK to use on a part-time basis. I love the theatre and the British countryside and also the idea of using London as a launching point to spend time ...
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What are the conditions of applying for a 10-year Chinese visa?

According to Wikipedia, China currently has 10 year visa agreements with Canada, US, Israel and UK. What are the conditions of applying for such a visa? Do you have to travel to China a few times on ...
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Planning to stay for 3 months in Berlin, Germany. Should I bring a car with me?

I will be spending about 3 months (at least) in Berlin, Germany, primarly to look for some business oportunities or maybe a job. I am aware of the nearly perfect transportation services Berlin offers (...
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Long term vacation on Falkland islands?

Has anyone ever been there? I was wondering if anyone knows any "local" classifieds site there for a somewhat mid-long term accommodation (3 months?) without staying in a hotel. Also, does anyone know ...
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Mailing address while out of the country?

I will be going on a 6 month business trip out of the country (I currently live in the US), and will not have a residence while I am away, as my current lease will expire shortly after I leave. ...
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Supplies and support on a long-distance walk

I've travelled long distances, but I've always had my backpack and used transport, and can get by that way fairly easily in general. I've been reading about long-distance walkers - people who walk ...
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Legally drive a Canadian car in Central and South America for extended periods?

There are plenty of accounts from people who are driving around South America or even from North to South (minding the gap of course) but I have not found any indication of what formalities they had ...
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What does one year of traveling around the world cost? [closed]

What does it cost to travel around the world for one year on average? I am not considering the continuous cost you have at home (Insurance, mortgage, etc) and the around the world tickets, since those ...
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Length of stay as tourist in another European country, as Schengen/EU/EEA citizen

I am a Schengen (and EU/EEA) citizen, and I am taking a sabbatical. I would like to travel across Europe and I was wondering how long I can stay in each of the other Schengen/EU/EEA country as a ...
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As a French citizen, how long can I travel through Canada?

I would like to visit Canada for a long time, as it is a large country and I have time. I am a French citizen and I could not find a Canadian authoritative source that states the maximum duration of ...
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Suitable shoes for long-term, light-packing travel [closed]

In a few months, I'm heading to Australia with a working holiday visa. I am planning to stay for around 12-15 months where I'll be visiting different parts of Australia, New Zealand and backpacking ...
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Airbnb-like sites for long term stay

I want to explore the whole sharing economy and I was wondering if there are sites similar to Airbnb, but primary for long time stay. I wanted to move somewhere in Taiwan, Thailand, Montenegro and ...
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As a US citizen programmer, what kinds of visas can I get to work abroad remotely for my US employer? [closed]

I am a programmer working for an employer in the US who is willing to let me work remotely from another country. I would like to travel abroad and visit different countries with my wife and kids. ...
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Travel by working? [closed]

Are there still any ways you can travel by working? For instance, do you know of any organizations or industries that would be willing to trade either general labor or a specific skill with the ...
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Long term Car rental in Europe

There is a question here about Car buying vs. long term rentals as it relates to the US. Recently I've driven through Europe renting a car in Frankfurt for about 21 days from Sixt and I was wondering ...
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Traveling to France before date of the long sejour visa

I would like to travel to France before the starting date of my long sejour visa. I thought it will be no problem since I can travel to the Schengen only with my passport without asking any permission ...
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Booking accommodation for long term (few months)

Airbnb Sublets let you search for long stay accommodation. But it seems that rents are quite high, and not so many options are offered. Is there an online service that is focusing on accommodation ...
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Should I buy a return ticket if I'm staying for more than a 6 months? [closed]

I am planning to travel to USA from Europe for a 6 month internship. The problem is that the return tickets for dates above 6 months are too expensive. Almost like buying two one-way trips (EU-US &...
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What is my UK residency status if I go travelling for several months?

I'm an EU national who, for the most part, have lived in the UK since 2009 (2 years of school, 4 years of uni with one year USA exchange, now working full time for the last 15 months). I'm ...
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Does a Singaporean Student Pass visa card need to be surrendered when it expires?

Singaporean Long Term Pass visas (such as Training Employment Pass, Student Pass, etc that allow you to go through automated border control clearance) state that the biometric visa card must be ...
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Schengen 89 days in each country, 1 EU passport, rest US passports

I am a dual Polish and American citizen, while my wife and kids are only US citizens. We'd like to spend extended time in Europe (say 89 days in Spain, then 89 days in France, then 89 days in Germany,...
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Accepted student with long sejour visa (OFII) to France, but arriving as tourist

I have been accepted as student for the 2013 January intake. Since the “lettre de attestation” says the program will start by the 4th of January I suppose my visa will be valid just before the program ...
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Long-term photographic travel insurance [closed]

The problem is simply put: how can I insure my photograpic equipment (3 dslrs, 7 high-end lenses) for months on end away from "home"? I am a UK resident but live on-and-off in Oslo, for more than half ...
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Which consulate will give me the longest Schengen visa?

My husband is UK citizen and I have UK spouse visa. Thanks to my husband's job we would like to take one European trip a month. To that end I would like to know which embassy will issue the longest ...
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How can I receive mail while I'm traveling?

I'm preparing to embark on an extended journey, through at least South America and Europe, I anticipate traveling for 6-18 months. Is there any way I can continue to receive physical mail to a U.S. ...
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What do I need to work and travel in the US for 10 months as a Dutch citizen?

I am a Dutch citizen planning on going on a big trip to the USA from January 2014 to October 2014. I want to visit Canada and Honduras as well during this trip, but these will be short vacation like ...
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What are good options for long term parking at O'Hare Airport?

I'm trying to figure out where to park for five days at or near Chicago's O'Hare Airport (Terminal 5). I know there are on-airport parking lots E, F, G which are conveniently accessible to Terminal 5 ...
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Finding social sports clubs in Berlin [closed]

How to find weekly sessions of badminton or basketball in Berlin? The only place I have found a few listings is on http://berlin.meetup.com/ but there are not many there. Does it really require ...
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Work permit (Tier 2) - Impact on schengen application (nonEU)

I have a Work Permit (Tier 2) for the UK for 2 years, and would like to travel to various countries in Europe whenever possible during this time. I have no EU Family Members. Would I be able to apply ...
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90/180-day rule: can I live in France essentially 6 months per year? [closed]

Let’s assume that I have enough money to actually support this... I’m just curious. I am an American citizen, and I really like France. Given the 90/180 day rule for tourist visas in the Schengen ...
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Visiting EU as British citizen long-term

I would like to visit the EU for non-work or studying purposes, etc. for about a year from next week starting in Greece. Until 23 September 2015, I spent 5 weeks in Romania continuously. I'm a ...
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Can I get a 1 year UK long term visitor visa? [closed]

My boyfriend and I are US citizens. He will be attending a 13 month long graduate program in the UK. We want to partake in this adventure together. Would I be able to get a long term visitor visa for ...
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Plan a long visit during a flight stop

I heard someone talking about taking a long visit (6 weeks, for example) at one of the flight's stops. For example, a flight departes from Amsteram, heading to Bangkok, but it has a stop in Kuala ...
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Son in UK, should I apply for long term UK visa?

I have a son in UK and was wondering if I could get a long term UK visa. Searching on the web I hear that long-term visas (2, 5, 10 years) are almost never given and you have to show you have an ...
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Would I be able to enter USA currently?

Over the last 4-5 years, I've made around 6 visits to the US. Once I stayed for 1 month while subsequent visits lasted for 79-85 days each, with gaps of 1-2 months between, and from September 2013. ...
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Probability of getting long-duration multiple entry Schengen visa

I hold an Indian passport and am working/living in Kuwait (on a residence permit). I have an active multiple-entry Schengen visa (short stay/tourist) that will expire on Sep 1. This was a 1-year visa ...
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I need to know what paperwork is required for 'socio-economic situation' for a long-stay visa [closed]

I'm really confused on what to do. I'm a u.s citizen and I'm staying with a friend in france who is paying for my whole stay there. So I'm not sure what documents I would need to provide for the proof ...
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Long-term travel with a 3-month-old baby through a country? [closed]

My girlfriend and I are wondering if it is possible/recommended/safe to travel with a 3-month-old baby through a country (New Zealand) for about 3 to 4 months. We are just thinking about it. We haven'...
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USA - ESTA for 5-month stay

My mum is Australian and wants to enter the States with an ESTA and stay around 5 months. Could she apply for a B-2 visa in the US or does she have to go back to Australia and apply for one? Or can ...
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Long term visitor visa (2 years) for company director without previous “performance” [closed]

The director of our company wants to apply for a long term business visa to attend client meetings and negotiations. What are the chances he will be granted a 2 year long-term visitor visa if this is ...
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What is the difference between a condo and an apartment in Bangkok? [closed]

I've been looking for a place to stay for a longer period in Bangkok and am currently renting through Airbnb. I have a had a look at some property websites and contacted a few property companies. ...
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How to find affordable extended-stay accommodation in Latin America

I'm asking this in general, but specifically I am planning to travel to Colombia. The maximum period I can stay there is 6 months, and I will probably stay for the most of it. I'm looking at this ...
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Unable to select requested UK visa duration on the online application form

This is related to the question regarding UK long term standard visitor visa. It was asked here before but the answer pointed to in the comment does not address the question. I want to know where in ...
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Absolute cheapest means of travelling long distance and duration [closed]

I know this is going to be a hard-if-not-impossible-to-answer question, and probably does not have one unique answer, but I do think it is relevant at some level for many people visiting this site. ...
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Can a Canadian get a US extended travel visa?

Can a retired Canadian citizen get an an extended travel visa to the USA? If so, for how long would it be, a year or two ?
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US Citizen flying to Nicaragua without defined end date or visa

My wife and I are planning on doing some long-term travel in Central/South America, starting in Nicaragua. We will be in Nicaragua for about 4-6 weeks, but want to maintain flexibility on both the ...
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Reapplying for UK visitor visa after inadvertent overstay [closed]

My wife (a senior Indian citizen) and I (a retired air commodore) had a 10-year visitor's visa to the UK. Our son is a high-earning British citizen who sponsored us. My wife travels to the UK and the ...