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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

I am a British citizen and US permanent resident. I rarely need visas. However, I am considering a Mediterranean cruise in the spring or summer of 2019. Unlike British politicians, I like to plan ...
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Refuse to answer questions at border control

When returning from a long holiday, rather than the usual cursory glance at the passport and wave through, the person behind the passport control desk started asking a whole load of rather intrusive ...
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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...
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Interrogated every time crossing UK Border as citizen

I am a UK citizen and full passport holder since birth. I now live full time outside of the UK, each time I visit the UK, my passport is rejected by the electronic passport gates and I am routed to a ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

I am a self-taught software developer been working online for a while. I've been building a software for an employee in a company and getting paid through Paypal. The company now decides to buy the ...
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New UK passport dual citizenship observation

I just received my renewed UK passport and one detail really troubled me. On the first page, they printed all info regarding my second passport, complete name, number, expiry, issue date etc. During ...
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Travelling soon and lost UK passport. What can I do?

UPDATE: Praise your choice of deity, I found it! UPDATE AGAIN: Due to a number of people wanting to know where it was found - I sold my car a couple of months ago and had a bag of stuff I'd removed ...
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Do I have to enter the UK on my UK passport?

I'm a British National (Overseas), which basically means that while I don't have the right of abode in the UK, I am permitted to visit the UK without a visa. However, my passport has expired, and ...
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Does applying for the Diversity Green Card lottery affect future tourist visits to the US, if you don't win? [duplicate]

I was born in Albania (but have British Citizenship). If I apply for a Green Card (through the Green Card lottery) and was unsuccessful, would I have issues later if I just wanted to travel to the US ...
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Visiting girlfriend in the USA

I'm going to visit my girlfriend in the US (I am from the UK, 31 years old) for 10 days soon, for the first time. We've known each other 8 years online and have been together long distance for nearly ...
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Can a UK national work as a paid shop assistant in the USA?

I am British and live in the UK. I am visiting friends in the USA for 3 months this year and I would like to help out in their friend's shop in Georgia and also get paid while doing so. What visa do ...
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UK citizen married to an Irish citizen. How much time can I spend in the EU after Brexit?

My wife has dual nationality British and Irish (with a British and Irish passport) I only have a British passport. We like to travel around Europe in our Motorhome between Jan and June. Would I need a ...
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I was born in Yemen, but to British parents and never had Yemeni citizenship. Can I travel to the USA under the Trump ban?

Always been British and left Yemen as a young child many decades ago. But I was born there and it says so in my passport. Can I travel to the USA? Same question applies to children born in any of the ...
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Do British citizens need a passport to visit the Republic of Ireland?

I am flying from Manchester UK to Knock in the Republic of Ireland for one week in June 2017 on FlyBe. I am British, born in Yorkshire 1946, and my passport has expired. At 71 years old, I am not ...
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UK citizens traveling to Ireland with a child having no passport, what's the alternative for the ID?

I understand from various answers here, and from .gov.uk that I don't need a passport to travel to Ireland: I can just show my UK driver's license. But what if I'm travelling with a 10 year old child ...
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Can I go to Israel with a Jordanian visa on my UK passport?

I travelled to Jordan on business with my UK passport and it was stamped on arrival. Will I have challenges later going to Israel or if I can go to Israel with the Jordanian stamp, will I have ...
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US entry with tourist visa but past alcohol arrest

I’m a UK Citizen, and have a B1/2 Tourist Visa. I applied for the visa as per the embassy guidelines as I was once arrested for Drunk and Disorderly. No conviction was ever made. I attended the ...
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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorizing me to travel to the United States

I got my British passport on 19 September, 2022. My birth country is Afghanistan. I applied for the ESTA to go to the United States to visit my family and they keep telling me I am not authorised to ...
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Was I denied boarding incorrectly by TUI to the USA from Birmingham UK due to visa issues

Essentially I was denied boarding to a TUI flight from Birmingham UK to the USA 2 weeks ago because of US Visa issues, despite me meeting all the criteria on the US Embassy (and hundreds of other ...
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Is it possible that a UK citizen might be required a visa for a trip to the EU in November?

I will be going to France with my girlfriend at the end of November. She is a UK citizen. Is there any chance she may be required to get a visa in case of no-deal brexit?
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Wonky passport photo

My UK passport recently arrived and the picture isn’t straight. It’s around 85 degrees. If I travel with it will I be ok? Isn’t my photo stored on a database? Bear in mind I mostly use the e-...
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What visa covers me for remote working in the US whilst on holiday?

I am planning on going to the US for a month to visit a friend who lives there. The main purpose of this trip is for a vacation. However, my employer (UK based) are happy for me to work remotely from ...
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a UK ...
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I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

I have checked this question and this question as well, but neither fits our case. My children are SEND if that makes any difference.
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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Does having no exit record from the UK on my passport risk my visa application for re entering?

I have fairly some complicated questions that cast doubt on my process of applying for a student visa in the UK. I hope you read till the end to understand my situation and apologize in advance for ...
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Are these intended activities legal to do in the USA under the VWP?

I'm a British citizen traveling to the USA next month with an ESTA to see my fiancee. I'm traveling there to plan our wedding, talk about a location to get married, and probably finalise a date and a ...
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Problems associated with booking flights inside another set of flights?

I am planning two trips back to the UK from Australia, one over Christmas and one in the late Spring. I have found that booking the tickets differently can reduce the price I have to pay: Type 1: ...
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Does a British citizen need a passport to fly to various "British" territories?

Examples where I expect I don't need a passport: Isle of Mann Guernsey, Jersey, other Channel Islands Examples where I'm not so sure: Gibraltar Falkland Islands Example where I expect you do need ...
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Our daughter's foreign passport is stuck on a Home Office application. What are the options if we need to travel soon?

We are about to travel from the UK to Greece on holidays in the next 10 days. 5 ½ months ago we submitted our documentation to the Home Office to register our 2 year old as British citizen which ...
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What should a UK citizen say when applying for a US visa if they were arrested and tried for an offence and acquitted?

If a UK citizen was arrested on suspicion of a serious offence against property 30 years ago, tried, and acquitted, then they should answer "yes" when they apply for a US visa and are asked whether ...
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Do I need an ESTA if entering the US from Canada by train

As a UK citizen, I will be flying to Vancouver (for which I will need an eTA) and then taking an AMTRAK train to Seattle. I will stay in Seattle for several days before returning to Vancouver and ...
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Do I need a work visa to attend a conference?

I'm a British citizen and my company is sending me to a conference in the EU (the Netherlands) later this month. Do I need to apply for a work visa while I am attending the conference? This is my ...
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Small oil stains on the bio-data page of my UK passport. Is this "damaged"?

I am travelling to India next month, and to do so I ordered a new passport. In the short time I've had it, I've somehow managed to get 4 blobs of oil stain (explained as oil by the fact that the ...
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Will I be covered under the UK Health system?

I am an Australian resident but a British Citizen. I currently hold a British passport and receive a small British pension but do not pay any British taxes. I have cancer and I am coming to the UK to ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and North Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

I am taking a couple of weeks in Cyprus with the family, and will be flying directly from the UK to Paphos, in the southwest of the island. We plan on doing some lazing by the pool, but a fair bit of ...
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My passport expires in more than 10 years, so the Australian consulate refuses to issue a visa. Is there a way around this?

I have applied for a visa for a short holiday to Australia and renewed my UK passport accordingly. The passport office have added unexpired time to the expiry date, meaning that it was issued in ...
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Entered UK using my now-lost UK passport; can I go to Spain using my US passport?

I am a dual US and UK citizen. I was born in the US, but my father is British and I have lived in the UK the last 4 years. I have a trip booked to Spain that leaves tomorrow and through a complicated ...
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Stopover in Iceland (w/ Icelandair) - can I leave the airport?

I'm researching an excursion to America (I'm a British Citizen) and planning to fly out using reward points, which means I will be subject to one-way-tax on the way back with BA/AA (Reward points). ...
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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Russian visas and short-term apartment rental in St Petersburg and Moscow

I'm attending a close friend's wedding in Russia in July. We'll be visiting St Petersburg for a few days first, then on to Moscow. We have a toddler who goes to bed early and we would much rather stay ...
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eTA Application "In Progress" for a month. What can I do?

This question is related to the Canadian eTA application that I had discussed previously (see here). It has now been a whole month since I applied and my application status is "In Progress". I will be ...
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Is the CBP more likely to interrogate lone travellers who haven't booked hotels?

My girlfriend is currently in America working at a summer camp, and I am due to fly there in a few weeks from the UK. She will meet me at the airport, and we plan to travel down the East Coast ...
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If I have a visa, do I still need an ESTA?

I am British with a B1/B2 visa for USA. Do I still need an ESTA?
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My son has overstayed his visa in Cambodia. He has no money. What can I do?

My son, from the UK, is in Cambodia and has overstayed his visa by months. He has no money to pay exit fees. How can I get him home to the UK?
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How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

I'm planing a day's visit to Minsk on 19th June. I arrive at 6.30am on the sleeper from Warsaw and depart at 10pm the same day on the sleeper to Moscow. However the train times mean that I will ...
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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Travelling in US for more than 90 days [duplicate]

As UK citizens, if we bought an RV to travel through the US for several months, longer than 90 days, would we have to exit the country and return for periods?
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