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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

I was given a 10-year UK visa ban. It's been 15 years since the ban, I have learnt my lesson and through the grace of Jah, I have become a naturalized citizen of a country that doesn't require a visa ...
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Do I need a French transit visa? [duplicate]

will be traveling from USA-> Paris -> Morocco. My layover in Paris is arriving with Delta and leaving with airfrance and then vice versa on the way back. As an American citizen and passport ...
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Plans to travel to China, but recognized as a USA-China dual citizen? Any issues?

I am 26 years old, US citizen (born and raised), have never been to China but planning on going this year. My parents were Chinese nationals at the time I was born so I am considered a Chinese ...
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Overstayed Schengen by many months, best place to leave EU from to go back to the US to apply for a proper visa? [closed]

I have an American friend who was a graduate student in Berlin and entered Germany 4/1/22. She has taken a break from studies and has been traveling around Europe since, thinking that each new country ...
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Previous names on US passport renewal form

After 2 marriages I took my maiden name back. I have remarried for the 3rd time but kept my maiden name. On line 9 of form DS82, do I just put previous married names? On line 11, 'name change ...
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Can I have prescription medications mailed or shipped to a USA resident staying in Canada?

My Mother in law who is 86 years old is staying with us from the USA, and the pharmacies through US Medicare fill her meds for a 30 day supply only. How could we get her meds be sent from the US to ...
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Visa-free regime for USA citizen over 65 yo, travel to Uzbekistan

I plan to visit Uzbekistan and I’m a USA citizen & 66 years old. UZB Government information website states I can travel visa-free. What are the travel requirements besides a passport, and how can ...
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US Citizen with dual nationality entering US on ESTA, what's the worst that can happen?

I've checked many old threads here but nobody has approached this specific scenario. I recently became a naturalized American, it happened within 4 weeks of applying so was shocked and never ...
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Dual citizen & traveling out of a Schengen area country with a foreign passport

This is a purely hypothetical question, but this scenario almost happened to me. With dual citizenship of Poland and the US, both countries require their respective passports to leave the country. ...
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Are there any special requirements to utilize the 144 hours Chinese Transit Visa?

I will be traveling to Beijing, China in January for 3 days. I did verify here that I qualify for the 72/144 hour visa free entry into China as a US Citizen. Do I need to do anything before I leave ...
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Can I obtain a US passport for my baby if father is not available? [duplicate]

I'm a single parent and US citizen and want to apply for my baby's passport. However, the father of my child is not in our lives ever since the baby was born and has not been responsible for any of ...
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Can US citizens travel to Australia on a passport with less than 3 months validity?

Does a US passport holder need 3 extra months of validity on their passport to travel to Australia, or merely a passport that is valid through the duration of their stay? Various third party ...
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Riyadh transit visa

I'm a US citizen, flying on two separate tickets - one-ways in and out of Riyadh. They are: Saudi Air (HYD—RUH) inbound with a 2 hr 25 min layover, claiming bags and re-checking to Whizz Malta Air ...
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Can you travel to Canada and back to the US using a Nevada REAL ID?

Can my friend drive from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC and back with a Nevada-issued REAL ID?
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Can a US-born child stay in India continuously for 180 days with an eVisa?

My child was born in US and we are planning an India trip, and may not return back for at least 6 months. We do not have an OCI card for the child yet. So we're planning to apply for the 1-year ...
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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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Procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying your visa

What is the procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying my visa? Specifically, what happens when i visit the Korea Immigration Service Center (KIS) after almost 6 months in the country? Almost ...
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Is 1 hour, 55 min enough time to connect through Newark from Europe to another U.S. airport?

The flight would be Europe -> Newark (1 hr, 55 min layover) -> another U.S. airport. All on same airline/same ticket. U.S. citizen with one checked bag and some carry-on bags.
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Can a US citizen with a criminal record travel to the UK?

I have a friend with a criminal record who wants to go to London with me and I'm trying to determine if that is actually a possibility. This friend was convicted of a class A misdemeanor on Dec 14, ...
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Long distance US girlfriend coming to the UK

So last month I travelled to Los Angeles to visit my long distance girlfriend for 2 weeks, we had a great time. But now she would like to visit me in the UK. What exactly does she need? Passport, visa ...
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I put down the wrong city for POB on passport application

I recently sent in my application and realized I put the wrong city on the POB line. It’s still the correct state, but I want to know if this will end up in my application being delayed/rejected?
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Only one parent travelling back from US to EU with dual citizen child

There are already several questions on this site regarding travel with a minor and only one parent, but I don't think this specific situation has already been covered: My wife, me, and our minor child ...
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What are the entry requirements for a US Citizen visiting the UK as an unpaid conference speaker?

This is my first post here so I apologize if I've done anything wrong. I've already reviewed GOV.UK and a similar thread from 2016, What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may ...
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Is it technically illegal for US citizens to visit Cuba? [duplicate]

There is a belief that US citizens would be doing something illegal if they were to visit Cuba. I remember hearing years ago while in Mexico where lots of people go on sidetrips to Cube that it's not ...
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flying from US to Canada with a New York state license?

I have a regular New York state license. can I fly from New York to Canada with my license as ID?
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Can a US citizen with US drivers license only, drive a Mexican plated car into Mexico?

I live in California. The car has valid Mexican plates. I am a US citizen and only have the US drivers license. Will I have a problem crossing it back into Mexico?
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US citizen travel to Malaysia through Singapore

I'm going to Malaysia and I'm planning: fly in to Singapore from the USA and stay there for few days fly in to Malaysia Kuala Lumpur from Singapore and stay there for a few days fly out from Malaysia ...
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How to go about correcting space in first name in US Passport

In my current passport, it has my first name as "firstname" but in my other identification such as driver license, bank account, social security card, I had my first name as "first name&...
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How to obtain a minor's passport with an absent parent

My family is taking a trip to the Bahamas and have invited my son and me, both US citizens living in the US. My son is 10 years old, and his father has not had contact with him in 8 years. Before that ...
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Indian tourist visa extension for USA citizen (8 month old baby)

My baby is a USA citizen, travelled to India on tourist visa(valid till 2023).We wanted to extend his stay in India for more than 180 days. Does anyone has extend the tourist visa online? when we try ...
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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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Has anyone ever run into issues re-entering Poland under the US/Polish bilateral agreement?

I am a US citizen residing in Poland under the US/Polish bilateral agreement. I've been flying to the UK every 90 days and flying back with no problems so far since November of last year. Has anyone ...
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Do US citizens need a reason to enter the US?

I am a US citizen and was crossing a land border into the USA the other day. The border guard not only asked me where I was going and who I was going to see, but also seemed particularly curious and ...
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Canadian permanent resident/US citizen re-entering Canada with expired PR card

This question reminded me of a parallel situation. Suppose someone is: a permanent Canadian resident with an expired PR card and a valid US passport trying to re-enter Canada from the US by air after ...
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I'm a U.S. citizen & my spouse is a Spanish national with dual citizenship Spain/U.S. does the 90/180 day Schengen rule apply to me?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my spouse is a Spanish national with dual citizenship (Spain/U.S.). When traveling to Spain together does the 90/180 day Schengen rule apply to me? If not and I'm allowed ...
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Expired US passport and denied ESTA

My US passport expired in february and I am flying to the US in 2 weeks. I have dual citizenship, which means I also have a Danish passport, but my application for ESTA was denied since I ...
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Can I travel to the UK with a sealed and expunged record?

Can a person travel to the UK and has a sealed & expunged record in which the charges were misdemeanors. Would this preclude me from being able to obtain entry into the UK?
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Can I travel between France and UK on my US passport while I wait for my French passport to be ready?

I'm French/American, I hold both passports and live in the UK with pre-residency status (tied to French nationality). 5 weeks ago I went to the French Consulate to have my expired French passport ...
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US citizen overstayed for 11 months in Philippines

My boyfriend overstayed here for 11 months. I was just asking if he can go back here again after paying fines?
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US citizen abroad in a country on the visa waiver program, has a baby eligible for citizenship, can I bring him on a foreign passport

I am a US citizen abroad in a country on the visa waiver program, I have a baby eligible for citizenship but due to backlog, to book an appointment at the consulate to make a consular report of birth ...
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How precisely does my place of birth need to match my birth certificate when applying for a US Passport?

I am applying for a US passport as a natural-born US citizen. On my passport application, I listed the city and state I was born in. I was just looking at my birth certificate however, and it lists ...
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Why was there no US Passport Control Arriving by Air from Canada? [duplicate]

We are US citizens and were visiting Canada. Flying home to USA from Vancouver we went through passport control when departing Canada, but did not go through passport control or customs in the US. How ...
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Visiting Pakistan with 6-month validity passport

I have a US passport, which is set to expire on July 9th, 2018. I'm visiting Pakistan from March 21st to April 2nd. I have a Pakistan visa, which is valid until the expiration of my passport and it ...
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I’m waiting for my US passport (am a dual citizen). My father is ill and I booked a flight to see him - can I travel on my other passport? [duplicate]

I became a naturalized US citizen on May 11 and immediately applied for an expedited passport. The processing time for new passports is 7-9 weeks. It’s been two weeks and my passport is still being ...
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Does my Indonesian friend need to prepare the visa for her 8 year old son (US passport holder) to visit Slovakia and the Czech Republic?

My friend has an Indonesian passport and US green card and lives in the US. We would like to visit Slovakia and the Czech Republic this coming summer. As she is Indonesian I believe that she needs to ...
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American with visa entry to France. May he land in Belgium when coming to Europe for the first time?

I am from Belgium. I have an American friend who wants to travel in Europe. He has a tourist visa entry to France (Schengen). May he land in Belgium when using his visa for the first time? I am ...
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EU citizen with non-EU unmarried partner in the Schengen

My unmarried partner and I are both US citizens with residency in the USA. I am also a EU citizen and we will be traveling to the EU. We do not want to be separated when going to the passport line ...
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Schengen US citizen traveling with Belgian wife

We’re entering Schengen by boat in Portugal this June. After one week we’ll fly into Belgium to spend a few weeks there before driving to France for 3 weeks then back to Belgium for a month and then ...
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US citizen to UK for tourism - but also working remotely for US company - _new for 2023_ [duplicate]

There are already a couple of questions here about whether a US citizen can go to the UK for say 3 months (within the visa-free limit) for tourism but also while there work remotely for his US ...
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AMS transfer time on one ticket US

I am flying from the US to AMS to London and my flight has been delayed shortening my connection time to only an hour. this is my first ever time out of the states. Is this connection possible? I have ...

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