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Overstay In India

I am an Indian citizen. My wife and I went to USA on an H-1B visa in 2000. We were blessed with a baby girl during our stay and she has an American passport. I returned to India in 2006 for personal ...
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Nepal visa on arrival payment method

I will be arriving in Nepal tomorrow and I’m getting mixed information on how to pay for the visa on arrival. Some sites say cash only, some say I can use a credit card. Does anyone have recent ...
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Must you tell the truth about your marital status on a passport application?

I have a friend who is married to an Indian from Pakistan. She is from NYC and wants to put single on her passport application, will there be any trouble? She is a US citizen born and raised in the ...
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My daughter's US passport is expired but she has a valid French passport. Can she can travel back to the US with her French passport and approved ESTA

We are flying to Mexico from Boston on 4/10 and we have just noticed that our 10 year old daughter's US passport is expired. She does have a valid French passport to travel on. I dont expect any ...
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Applying for a Passport Card while I already have Passport Book [duplicate]

Hi everyone I was wondering if someone on here could help me with my question. I am looking to apply for a Passport Card. The thing is that I currently own a Passport Book. I don't want to use form DS-...
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travel to India with OCI or visa

my kid is 5yrs ,he has both Indian visa up to 2026 and OCI ,recently his passport was renewed ,my question is can I use visa to go India or should I have to renew OCI card and use it.
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Can I re-enter the US by air without needing a Covid test if I've had the vaccine?

Just like the question asks, can I re-enter the USA without a Covid test if I've had the vaccine? Or will this be up to the airline to check? If so, it's American Airlines. Any anecdotal experience or ...
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Can a US citizen work remotely for a US company while in Japan as a dependent? [migrated]

I'm a US citizen who's been working in Japan under a working visa. I quit my job and am considering changing my visa status to a dependent of my wife. As the market for skilled work in Japan is ...
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Passport Renewal Data Question

On the final box of the passport renewal application, "Has my data changed since your last document was issued?", does the question apply to my address or or just the information on the data ...
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Can US citizens visit the EU multiple times within 180 days if the combined stay is less than 90 days? [duplicate]

If we plan a trip to EU with our US citizen kids in the schengen area, for 2 weeks, however after a couple of months we plan another trip to EU for 2 weeks, will multiple entry be an issue if we have ...
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Travel Insurance for US Citizens for a year-long trip

In a few months, I will be going to Australia on a Work and Holiday Visa for a year to travel and work. I am looking for a place to get health/travel insurance for my time there. Does anyone know of ...
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Covid testing requirements for land travel to US

I'm having trouble finding the info I need, so I'm hoping someone here can help! I'm a US citizen currently in Canada, planning to return to the US by land (as in, driving across a border) sometime ...
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Are New York's rapid COVID-19 tests acceptable for entry into Canada?

The standard COVID tests in New York seem to take 5 days for results, which isn't enough for Canada's requirement that you have a negative test within 3 days of your flight into Canada. Luckily New ...
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Leaving USA with other passport than used for entry [duplicate]

I am a dual citizen of Germany and USA and I will enter the USA soon with my US passport which is set to expire in 2 weeks. I plan on staying there for about 1 month before returning to my country of ...
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Entering USA with a soon-expiring US passport

My US passport expires 16 days from now. I would like to enter the USA from Germany (which is where I spent the holidays). Will I be able to travel despite the near expiry of my passport?
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Traveling to Canada or Mexico with a criminal record

I’ve been wondering for a while if it’s possible to travel to Canada or Mexico from the US if you have a criminal record? I’m looking at booking some travel but can’t seem to get a straight answer on ...
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Why does the US sometimes stamp its own citizens' passports?

I was once surprised to see a US admission stamp in a friend's US passport. However, I saw in another question that some Americans have their passports stamped often when entering the US, so this was ...
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Can a US Citizen fly from Tijuana to Mexico City with a California ID?

Will I be allowed to board the plane with just my state ID?
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Is it possible to courier passport of my 3 month old son to the US from India?

My three month old son is a US citizen (born in the US) and we are of Indian origin. He left for India on an entry visa with his mother recently. Before leaving, I prepared all required documentation ...
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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?

As a US citizen, when I re-enter the US, I am often asked where I was, how long I was there, and the reason for my visit. Why am I asked these things? Am I required to answer? Don't I have a legal ...
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US passport protections and immunity when crossing borders

Does the US Passport provide any kind of immunity against harassment, insult and intimidation by the border police of a destination country? Our US embassy in the destination country refused to ...
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Can you enter the US with a German passport as a US/German citizen?

I am a US/German dual citizen and my passport is stuck with the Department of state in renewal. Even expediting it doesn't get my passport here on time for traveling on December 19th. Has anyone tried ...
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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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Can a US Citizen transit through a COVID restricted country to a non restricted country?

There are several countries that are open to US Citizens for travel. However, getting to them may require transiting through a country that does not allow entry. Example: Flying to Namibia via a ...
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What happens if US Citizen overstays beyond 6 months in Canada?

Just wondering what would happen to a US Citizen that went to visit their Canadian family members and stayed beyond 6 months and then decided to come back home to US. Would they be allowed to ...
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Passport or driver license when travelling from California to Seattle? [duplicate]

Do I need my passport to travel from California to Seattle? I'm planning to travel on October 7, 2019. I need an answer if I don't need my passport to travel seattle or do I just need ID to present ...
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Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? [duplicate]

Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? I have dual citizenship and am leaving to Mexico soon. Will I be able to use other ...
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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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What is the correct “pay to the order of” to get a U.S.passport?

I need to make out a check to submit/pay for my passport application, but I am a little confused about what to write. Do I just put down, "U.S. Department of State," or do I enter the headquarters' ...
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Are US citizens obligated to disclose foreign citizenships to US border patrol upon entry?

I am a United States citizen. However, I reside in the Middle East. Upon hearing this, a US border patrol officer asked me to disclose to him all other citizenships that I hold. I know that US border ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does a U.S. citizen need a transit visa for Belarus if traveling by train from Moscow to Warsaw?

I plan to travel from Moscow to Warsaw via Belarus by train. I am a U.S. citizen. Do I need a transit visa and where do I get one?
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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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How do you know if Americans genuinely/literally mean what they say?

I have come across a few situations when an American will say something like "We should have lunch some time" or "Let's have lunch some time." Or "you should come down to visit me in D.C. (or Miami or ...

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