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Trying to cross into Tijuana by foot without a passport?

Assuming I have an essential travel need, I would like to know about crossing into tijuana with a receipt + paperwork from the post office that will work as a temporary passport. When you apply for a ...
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is USA allowing tourists? [duplicate]

Has the USA started allowing tourists from the United Arab Emirates (Dubai)? I want to visit the USA in the beginning of November. I heard they are not allowing tourists only from certain countries in ...
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Travel to Japan in December 2020

Before COVID-19 occurred, I was planning on going to Japan in December 2020. However, with things escalating, I decided to not give in and book a flight when I almost did. I know Japan has closed ...
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Can my wife visit me in US from Netherlands during travel ban? Any exceptions? [duplicate]

I am allowed to visit the Netherlands based on an exception due to marriage but will she be able to do the same? I could not find any info regarding this. I am a US citizen and she has a Dutch ...
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During this travel ban (COVID) can my wife come visit me in the USA? I know I can visit there but not sure about her coming here [duplicate]

She is dutch and I am a US citizen. Her immigrant visa case is in the process and applied for.
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Can a dual French-US citizen get a visa exemption when entering Japan?

IATA for Japan states: Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican ...
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Entry requirements for U.S. Virgin Islands (for US citizen)

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/getting_there/documents/ says U.S. citizens can enter the USVI without a "passport or proof of citizenship" if arriving from a US airport. But doesn't that in ...
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Why will ETIAS add some motivation for dual US/EU citizens not to use their US passports to fly to the EU?

I read on this answer by phoog: I routinely use different passports for different flights on the same booking (a US passport and an EU passport) because I am typically flying between the US and the ...
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American citizen crossing from UK to France

I'm an American citizen and will be visiting London. After the mandatory quarantine, will I be able to travel to France via Eurostar? Are there passport checks in Paris and could I be denied entry?
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Can a non-EU national enter the Schengen area via Croatia during the COVID pandemic travel restrictions?

According to IATA, passengers may enter Croatia for tourism even if they're not EU nationals (presuming I'm reading the rules correctly): passengers traveling as tourists with a confirmation of ...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine with UA?

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with United Airlines with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I ...
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Can one travel from America back into Europe at the moment?

I'm aware that the pandemic is worsening in the US and many countries are restricting American visitors. I am an American citizen living in the UK for 3 years but looking to go back to visit. I'm ...
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What information is encoded in an American passport's numeric code along the bottom of the front information page?

At the bottom of the photo page of an American passport is a bunch of alphanumeric information interspersed with right facing angle brackets (>). What information does this code contain?
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Retirement visa for Japan [closed]

I retired a few yrs ago and wanted to travel to Japan for long periods of 90 days + 90 days. I lived in Tokyo for 10 yrs after college and speak the language so no problems. I'm a US citizen and ...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? [closed]

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I check in with the second ...
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17 year old trying to get back to US, with dual citizenship in Australia

I am a 17 year old in Australia trying to go back to the US. If I have citizenship for both Australia and the US am I allowed to travel back alone without my parents’ permission? Is there any way I ...
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Does a UK entry ban affect travel to other countries? [closed]

Ireland? EU/Schengen party states? Asian and South American countries?
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If a US citizen didn't realize that they overstayed in the UK and then found out, what are they expected to do?

Are you expected to leave immediately if you have already been existing in the country for a few years? Do you have some time allowance for when you're expected to make your way out? If you realize ...
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Can I “convert” a US Enhanced Drivers License into a passport book?

I recently got an EDL (Enhanced Drivers License) in the US since I needed to get a new driver's license anyway. I would like to get a book for international travel eventually and I'm wondering if I ...
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Do I need a Visa or Passport to Visit the Caymans?

I live in the USA. I’m an active SCUBA diver and have heard the Caymans have some amazing dive sites all around the islands. I’ve been thinking about booking a trip down next year. Do I need a visa or ...
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Exiting/entering the US - minor's US passport expired [duplicate]

I'm a US citizen as is my son. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to renew my son's passport. We have tickets and are supposed to travel to Spain within the next two weeks. He also has a current Spanish ...
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Can I work on my projects (self-employed) while visiting another country? [duplicate]

I am self-employed as an indie game developer and would like to visit New Zealand and Australia to do some touristing. Can I work on my projects (programming/design/online marketing/support) while ...
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Do Americans typically get fingerprinted (or other biometric checks) upon successful visa free entry to the UK?

I suppose the different entry channels might imply different answers, but the more information, the better.
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My girlfriend lives in the UK and I want to be able to come and leave as I please for next 3 years—which visa should I get?

I am a US citizen. Standard visitor visa seems like it's not long enough. I would like to come and go as I please. I would like to add I'm currently in the UK, have been here for 3.5 months. I will be ...
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Conflicting information about COVID-era international travel to Russia

My family (dual-US-Russian citizens) wants to travel from Chicago, US to Moscow, Russia this summer to visit our grandparents, but we have gotten very conflicting information about whether this is ...
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What is the best way to maximize chances of reentry upon leaving the UK?

I have come to the UK in the course of fleeing my abusive family and thus ata time in my life which was quite uncertain, unclear, and precarious. As my family is already an expat one (Americans living ...
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How can I (US Citizen) get into Germany mid-June 2020?

I am having a hard time finding a centralized resource describing which countries are open to which citizens. I have an urgent need to get into Germany for work. The UK government is about to enact ...
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US citizen traveling to UK on May 31st staying for one month

Hi everyone I currently live in Miami and I am due to leave for the UK on May 31st and I will arrive on June 1st on AA38 from MIA to LHR. I am a US citizen and I will be seeing my British boyfriend in ...
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ESTA and travel for non US citizen spouse

I am a US citizen and my husband is Dutch, we both live in the Netherlands. According to Pres. Trump's proclamation we are allowed to enter the United States. We had tickets for May but those were ...
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Proof that a US citizen can return to US with a passport expiring in 6 months

The question was already asked whether a US citizen can return on a valid passport which expires within 6 months of returning. A lot of people commented and answered to the effect of "of course you ...
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Overstaying In Philippines [duplicate]

Overstayed in Philippines for 18 years. I wanna go back in Hawaii. But i have no money. Also my passport lost 3 years ago. I don't know what to do. Not enough money to go home.
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US Citizen to UK or EU for vacation - but working remotely from time to time for USA clients

I believe that as a US citizen I can enter the UK or the EU (until 2021) without a visa for tourism or business purposes for up to 6 months. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) I'm an independent consultant ...
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US Citizen Student in UK Travel Restriction [duplicate]

Does the US European Novel Coronavirus travel ban restrict US Citizens from traveling back to the US from Europe or the UK?
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Visa extension in India for a baby U.S citizen

I'm an Indian citizen living in the United States on a dependent visa. My 5 month old son, was born in the U.S and now we are in India. On arrival, the stamp in the baby's passport says something like,...
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Are layovers included in the Schengen to USA COVID-19 travel ban?

Starting Friday the 13th, all non-USA passport holders are not allowed entry into the USA when coming from the Schengen area. Does this include layovers? I'll be traveling from Africa, laying over ...
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Japanese visa for American

I am an American flying into Narita from Taiwan with connecting flight to US same day at Haneda airport. Do I need a visa?
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International flight with layover - rechecking bags, customs?

I have a flight from Montreal to Newcastle UK, with a layover in Amsterdam. I booked this flight through Delta--the first flight is operated by KLM, second by KLM Cityhopper. Will I need to re-check ...
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How to apply for US passport card when I already have passport book?

I have a US passport book, and I would like to apply for a US passport card (to have in addition to my passport book). If I apply using form DS-82, submitting my current passport book as proof of ...
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Question about my mom (US citizen) returning to USA after overstaying abroad [duplicate]

My mother is a US citizen but overstayed in the philippines for 3 yrs now due to 2 of my brothers had a stroke and 1 passed away,and now she is looking after my other brother.Iwant to her to return to ...
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Extended visit visa

I am a U.S. citizen. My daughter is attending St Andrews in the fall semester for a 3 year doctorate program. Her children are US/UK dual citizens but their father lives and works in UAE. I am ...
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Can I enter the USA with a naturalization certificate and foreign passport?

I do have my oath ceremony scheduled for February 27th,2020 early morning I know that I will surrender my green card and get my naturalization certificate. my problem is next day on 28th i am ...
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Air Travel In Mexico for US Citizens [closed]

I'm flying out of Mexicali BC. Mexico in July. The problem is I lost my US Passport. To fly in Mexico do I need a passport with a visa? I ask because since both my parents have dual citizenship, I ...
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Is a 1 hour connection sufficient from MAD, Norwegian to Delta at LAX? [closed]

Is a 1 hour connection sufficient from MAD, Norwegian to Delta at LAX? We will be traveling from Madrid back to the US, through customs with no checked baggage.
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Can I obtain a IEC Working Holiday Visa Canada as a Dual Citizen of the U.S. and Portugal

I understand that as an American I can't apply for the working holiday visa but Portugal has a the partnership so I'm trying to figure out: Can I, as a dual citizen get a IEC Working Holiday Visa for ...
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Can I go to the UK, Ireland, or maybe Russia or Ukraine for a few months to reset my Schengen limit?

I'm currently in Poland. I will have been in the Schengen area for 90 days at the beginning of March, although my first entry was back on September 7th, 2019. 180 days after that is March 5th, 2020. ...
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Nexus Card Processing Time

How long will it take me to get my Nexus card? I applied online today and will need to schedule an interview at the Blaine, WA enrollment center after I hopefully get approved: https://www.cbp.gov/...
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Returning to the US with a US Passport expiring within 6 months

If my US passport expires in November of this year (2020), and I want to travel in the UK beginning in March, will I need to renew to be able to board a plane back? I may be returning as late as May ...
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Getting into and staying the UK for 6 months or less as an American [duplicate]

If I am an American and want to come to the UK for an extended visit, have plenty of money saved, and plan to be a "tourist," do I require a return ticket, or can I just buy a one-way ticket? I have a ...
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Can I use a one-way ticket to come to the UK? Or do I need to show a return ticket to be able to get in?

I am an American who wants to come to the UK to discern whether or not my boyfriend and I want to continue our dating and possibly marry in the future (not necessarily this trip). If I purchase a one-...
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Are USA dual-citizens forbidden to apply for an ESTA? [closed]

We've had many questions here about dual citizens who for any number of reasons, might want to apply for an ESTA. Most notably, if the other country they belong to is either hostile to the USA or to ...

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