Questions tagged [residency]

The act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place. Questions tagged here are about residency as an official word and its status while traveling.

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Why did a Customs agent ask a US citizen about residency?

I live in Costa Rica but I am a US citizen. The last time I traveled solo back to the States, the customs agent grilled me about how long I live in CR vs the US. He said I needed to reside in the US ...
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Does the UK know whether I am currently there or not?

Just curious if they keep track of me entering / exiting the UK and whether that's saved somewhere? I want to apply for citizenship, and will be asked to provide information on my travels / when I was ...
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Can Schengen resident permit holders use the “EU” line at passport control?

When I was transferring this morning at Schipol, the staff directed non-EU citizens with Schengen area residence permits to the "EU" line at passport control. Is this always allowed for people with ...
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Do I have to fill out a form when submitting a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit? If so, what details does it request?

I'm trying to find out whether or not a blood test is required at present (see: Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?). What does/did the form available from the residence ...
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Can EU citizens 'border-hop' between Schengen countries to prolong their 90-day maximum stay? [closed]

The European Commission states that EU citizens have the right to reside on the territory of another country "for up to three months without any conditions other than the requirement to hold a valid ...
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Do I still need a blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit?

For a stay exceeding 15 days[1] in Kurdistan even nationals of some visa free countries need residency permission. The short-term requirements are mentioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government and ...
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Can the US still be entered on a tourist visa after permanent resident status is denied/expired?

I originally posted this question on expatriates.stackexchange.com, and another user suggested that I ask the question on this site because he felt it is more closely related to travel... My wife was ...
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Can I travel to Dublin, Republic of Ireland with UK Tier 2/Schengen visas with Indian Passport

Can anyone please guide me if I can travel to Dublin for a short trip with UK Tier 2 Visa and an Indian Passport? Additionally I have a valid Schengen Visa stamped on passport as well.
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Can army draft dodgers travel on a different passport? [closed]

I'm assuming they just don't go to the country where they are avoiding the army conscription. Am I right in my assumption? If they have a different passport showing citizenship etc, they can as a ...
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Supplying your own needle for Blood test for a Kurdistan residency permit

For the blood test (if still required) (see Current blood test requirement for Kurdistan residency permit) can one supply one’s own needle? Details of what is involved, in medical terms, would also ...
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Green Card Holder Re-Entry

What documents does a Pakistani national green card holder need when re-entering the United States?
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Is my Finnish Schengen residence permit (issued for work) still valid if I'm no longer employed?

I have a residence permit (Finland), the valid days as per permit card is until June 30, 2016. I de-registered my SSN and moved out of Finland on October, 2015. Now I would like to travel to Germany, ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in United Kingdom

I'm a non-British EU citizen living in United Kingdom and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in London (with similar requirement listed on the Chinese ...
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I lost my Italian residence permit abroad, how can I obtain a duplicate so that I can fly back to Italy?

Sweden is going to ban me from flying if I can't show them my lost permesso di soggiorno from Italy. It was issued in Florence because my old one expired while I was in school. How do I get a copy?
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“Proof of foreign residence” for BritRail?

What kind of "proof of foreign residence" is accepted/expected for a BritRail pass, which is only available to non-UK residents? The conditions for the pass say that I have to provide such a proof ...
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Proof of Residency for Interrail as German Citizen Living in the UK

I live in the UK since allmost a year and would like to visit family and friends in Germany followed by an interrail trip. So I would like to get an Interrail pass as a UK resident. Eventhough I found ...
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Can I enter the US with a Green Card about to expire?

My Green Card expired in April, however in February I applied for renewal, and it was extended through November. I am travelling overseas and returning on November 28th. Since I have not yet received ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa at a country where I'm not a citizen? If so, under what conditions?

I'm a citizen of country A who would like to apply for a Schengen visa at a consulate in country B. When is this possible?
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Travelling from France with a German student residency and a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I have a 2-year student residency in Germany. The residency ends in a few days so I had an appointment yesterday to renew it. Instead of a new residency I got a Fiktionsbescheinigung where the third ...
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Does Interrail check for proof of residence and if so in which countries?

I'm going on a trip with Interrail soon. My friends (from the UK) don't actually have an official proof of residence and are a bit worried. Is anyone actually checked for their proof of residence and ...
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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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Does my spouse (non-EEA) with UK Residence card need a visa to spain? [duplicate]

I have an Italian passport, currently residing in the UK with my wife, who only has a South African passport & UK Residence card. We are planning on going to Spain for a week, however I have been ...
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Does Avianca actually check your residency status if you fly on a residents-only fare in Peru?

When booking flights with Avianca directly, and when arriving via Google Flights, clicking the Purchase conditions link followed by the Full Rule Text brings up this condition: SR.SALES RESTRICT ...
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Does a UK residence card count as an Article 10 residence card?

My wife and I are travelling to Iceland later this year. I am an EEA national (British) and my wife is a non-EEA national (Chinese). We live together in the UK where she is on a spouse visa and holds ...
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Can I travel within the Schengen area if I currently don't have a valid visa or residency permit?

I googled all over and couldn't find a definitive answer on this. I arrived to Poland on a Schengen visa and applied for a temporary residence permit on my 88th day in the Schengen area. I got my ...
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Entering Germany with a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I have a US passport. My 90/180 days visa-free stay in Europe is ending soon, and then, under normal circumstances, I will be able to return to Europe only in January 2017. I have to leave the country ...
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Proof of residence for Japan Airpass

To use an ANA Star Alliance Airpass, I need to provide proof that I reside outside of Japan. What would constitute acceptable proof? Context: I'm an American living and working in the UK, and I'm ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa from the UK if my visa expires in less than 90 days?

This is what Schengen countries say on their visa page UK residence permit (original and copy): valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen area. Reference : http:...
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Where can I apply for Kurdistan short-term residency?

For a UK citizen, can the process for a short-term residency permit for Kurdistan be started and completed once in Kurdistan (say, for those eligible, in the 15 day visa free period) or must it have ...
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Travelling without Canada permanent residency card

My boyfriend and I were planning to travel to Germany, his home country, a month from now, but we realized his permanent residency card expires just before then. He is reapplying for his PR card, but ...
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Can I apply for a US visa in Myanmar as an Indian citizen?

I am a Indian passport holder. I am in Myanmar (Burma). Can I get a visa for the USA from here?
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Can I travel to US with the Italian carta d'identita?

I'm a citizen of Nigeria but am living in Italy as an immigrant. Recently I got the Italian carta d'identita (11 year residence permit). Can I use this to travel to the US? How do I apply and what ...
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Travelling with the application receipt for a French residence permit?

I want to know whether I can continue to travel, if I have the receipt (récépissé) but am still waiting on the residence permit (carte de séjour)? That is, can I leave the French territory to go to ...
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Traveling without passport - just a Green Card - between US and UK?

My passport is with Indian Embassy who are processing a visitors visa but cannot promise to return it prior to a planned visit to UK. I am a British citizen living permanently in USA and in possession ...
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Traveling within Schengen while waiting for EEA residence card?

My wife is a Russian national. I am a Norwegian national. We lived in Sweden for 10 months. During that stay she got a residence card (EEA family member) and a biometric Swedish ID card from the ...
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“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in Germany

I'm a non-German EU citizen living in Germany and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in Frankfurt: If you are not applying for a visa in the country ...
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Can I travel visa free to Schengen countries with Romanian residence permit?

I am from India, I have a residence permit of Romania. Since Romania is not a part of Schengen, do I need to apply for visa if I have to travel to any Schengen countries? I wish to go on tour in some ...
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Can you apply for a Schengen visa in Singapore without being a local resident?

A bit of an urgency, I am Indian, currently in India. I need to urgently fly to Singapore next Monday, and I will be back in a week. This won't give me enough time to apply for my Schengen visa from ...
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Can I visit the UK with an EU permanent residence card?

I am non EU national, living in a Schengen country for past 5 years. I hold Indian passport and EU permanent residence card valid for 5 years. Can i go to UK for few days to visit friends without a ...
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Can I cross EU internal borders without a permit card, but with proof of residence approval?

I'm non EU-citizen, living in Belgium. I've have positive decision from the Belgian authorities granting a residence permit to stay in the country, but I haven't yet received the actual card. Is it ...
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EU spouse traveling to Ireland, having Swedish residency and Russian passport

If Russian citizen, has a EU spouse (traveling together) and Swedish permanent residency. Does he/she still required a visa to Ireland? Family member of EU national: If you are a non-EEA national ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...
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How strict are the residency checks for Interrail passes for non-EU citizens?

Assuming a non-European resident/citizen purchases an Interrail pass despite not being eligible, can they count on getting away with it regardless? How strict are the residency checks? The question ...
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Can I travel with 10 days to Expire EU resident permit to Sweden

I have a Spanish permanent residence permit and it will expire in 10 days time and I have put in for renewal, the thing is that I want to travel to Sweden for my friend's wedding, is it possible to ...
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Can I apply for a Cuban visa without being a resident?

I would like to travel to Cuba and I need a tourist card (visa). Right now I am a visitor for a few weeks in the UK and I will not return to my residence (EU) country before travelling for Cuba. Can ...
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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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Can I leave and return to Spain without having my residence card with me?

I'm an Argentinian immigrant living in Spain. I have lost my residence card/TIE. I already started the process to get a new card but, in the meantime, can I leave the country (and return)? I still ...
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Schengen visa refused as a security and health threat [duplicate]

I am from Pakistan and I travelled to the Schengen area two times in 2015 on business. The visa was issued by the Embassy of Hungary. When I applied again in 2017, for the same business trip, the ...
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Will I be able to return to Amsterdam to retrieve my lost residence permit? [duplicate]

I had lost my wallet at the Amsterdam airport which had my residence permit, issued by a country in the Schengen area. I realized it only when I reached my destination. Luckily, the authorities found ...
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Traveling to the US as a Canadian citizen with US green card, after over a year away [closed]

I am a Canadian citizen and US green card holder. After receiving my green card I have been almost constantly away, studying in Europe for the last five years, and coming back to the US to visit my ...