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Can I fly to Northern Cyprus and then travel to Cyprus?

My wife and I have US passports and are flying into Ercan airport in Northern Cyprus. We'd like to cross the border in Nicosia and spend some time in Cyprus. I know this is in question because the ...
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Is it advisable for US citizen to attempt a visit to Cuba w/o going through an agency?

I am aware of travel agencies catering to US citizens visiting Cuba, but are those services really worthwhile? If so, how does one go about vetting them?
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Dual citizen traveling to Canada and US

I am Canadian and US citizen but born in Iran. Every week, I go to Canada to visit a friend and return to US without any issue, my question is: due to the new rule can I go to Canada to visit my ...
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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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US citizens previously refused entry into UK. Does this refusal of entry mean that we will have problems going back as tourists?

Back in 2011 I was married and traveled to London to stay for a month. At the end of the month my wife and I decided to stay for a couple more months as we had an online marketing business. Being ...
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Can US citizen apply for UK's standard visitor visa while being in UK?

The problem is very simple yet complicated as hell. My girlfriend wants to visit to me in UK, but we are very confused about the visa things. As far as we understand when she'll come to UK she'll be ...
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2 Different Passports - One with 1 surname, the other with 2 surnames

I have a US passport and a Mexico passport. My US passport has only 1 surname, but my Mexican passport includes my mothers maiden name as a second surname. I want to purchase my US -> Mexico flight ...
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Can I travel to my home country without US passport?

I going to take the Oath Ceremony next week, and I am planning to travel to Hong Kong right after the Oath Ceremony. Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of Hong Kong: ...
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How can I obtain my time in USA information for tax purposes?

I am a US citizen living abroad. They no longer stamp your passport when coming and going from the US and I need to know the dates I was in country for taxes. Is there a way to find out this ...
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Re-entering France with an American passport

I am currently in France with my 18 year old son. We live in the US. We both have American passports and I also have a French passport. My son is waiting for a "Certificate of French Citizenship" from ...
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Can board a plane to Cameroon without a Cameroonian visa?

I am a naturalized American citizen of African descent. I speak and write French fluently though I am an anglophone. Would I be allowed on an Air France flight departing from New York to Cameroon, ...
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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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Will U.S airport or border patrol officials ask about my wife?

I plan to travel out of the country with a family member person who doesn't know that I am married (we're both U.S citizens). When we go through U.S custom to scan passports, would the border patrol ...
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Passport stamped on arrival in Mexico, none departing Mexico

I flew to Cancun, and was stamped in Mexico for entry. When I returned to the US, at DFW, no entry stamp was placed in my passport. I'm a US citizen. A few weeks later, I went to Mexico for a mission,...
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Can I attend a conference on a tourist visa in Vietnam?

I, a US citizen, am planning a trip to Vietnam for an academic conference to which I've been invited. The conference web page suggests getting a tourist visa and points to two websites which allow one ...
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Is a stopover in Havana a problem for a U.S. citizen?

I'm looking at flights from Mexico City to Paris, and the cheapest option has a single stop in Havana, Cuba. As a U.S. citizen, can this get me into trouble--specifically when returning to the U.S.? ...
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Visa for US citizen visiting Nicaragua

When a US citizen travels to Nicaragua, what does it cost to enter the country? How long can the stay be without having a visa or paying a fine? Is there a resource online where up-to-date answers to ...
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Dual Colombian and US Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

If I have dual Colombian-US nationality, can I enter Brazil visa-free since they do not require visas for Colombians. Even though they do require visas for US citizens? In others words, do I have to ...
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Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?

According to the US State Department website (emphasis mine): A Tourist Card will be issued for a stay of up to 90 days upon payment of a reciprocity fee, currently US $160. Currently, the fee is ...
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Trying to go to Turkey in spite of the visa ban between US and Turkey

If I travel to a different country to catch a direct flight to Turkey, as a US citizen, will I be given a visa at the airport when I land in Turkey with my US passport?
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Can you travel to India with a valid visa in the old passport? [duplicate]

It was possible to enter India with a new passport and the valid visa in the old passport last year. However I can't get any official confirmation on the current status. Notably, Timatic used to ...
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Can a non-US citizen drive my US car in Mexico?

I have a US-registered vehicle in Mexico. An American friend once told me that only other Americans can legally drive a US car in Mexico. That is to say, I cannot legally lend the car to a Mexican ...
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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 I travel to Austria on a new visa-free passport if I lost the passport that contained a long-term Austrian visa?

I am a US student who will be studying abroad in Austria and leaving in August. I applied for my visa and it was mailed but FedEx never delivered the package and claims it has no clue where it is. I ...
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Does a US national need a medical visa to receive treatment in Australia?

I'm travelling to Australia soon to receive a medical procedure from a gastroenterologist who provides a treatment not available in the US (which I intend to pay for out of pocket). I'm also visiting ...
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USA visa query for Indian divorcee

I am an Indian citizen and I have UK divorce papers. I will be getting married to a USA citizen. Do I need an Indian divorce certificate when applying for a USA visa?
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Can I be prosecuted in a European country while on vacation?

Obviously I know the answer is yes, but if I visited a European country and stole something there would I actually be put in jail and face trial or be deported or face trial in the US?
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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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How can I get a US passport photo mailed to me based on an existing digital picture?

I'm in the process of renewing my US passport, which requires that I submit a new, hard-copy passport photo. I don't want to have to drive to a store that's going to charge $10-20 to take and print a ...
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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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Does Colombia require proof of onward travel?

I will be flying into Medellín within the next few weeks. I purchased a one-way ticket, as I will be flying to Asunción after I leave Colombia. I'm not 100% sure which city I will be flying out of, ...
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Does South Korea stamp the passports of US citizens?

I am a U.S. citizen. Does South Korea stamp my passport upon entry to the country? They did not stamp it when I left two weeks ago. My passport's visa pages are almost filled, but it is still good for ...
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Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil?

Is it possible for a U.S. citizen to rent a car in Brazil? If so, what are the requirements, from the leasing companies, as well as the transit authority (to drive in Brazil)?
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Can I leave the UK and come back in, on a Tourist visa?

I am a United States citizen with a 6-month Tourist visa to the UK (a stamp in my passport). Additionally, in 2013 I spent about two months in the UK on tourist visas, split between two separate ...
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How can I travel outside the US after naturalization while waiting for passport?

I became a naturalized citizen and, as a result, my Green Card was taken during my interview. I've applied for a passport and was told it would take up to 6 weeks for processing. I already had plans ...
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Best way to deal with UK immigration - US citizen

Friend will be travelling for the first time in Europe and specifically the UK. Being a US citizen he can theoretically stay up to 6 months so he would stay for a few months as my guest. I am a girl. ...
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International driver's permit expired in Spain — what should I do?

I have a US driver's license, and I have an international driver's permit which, I discovered this morning, expired in June. I'm already in Spain, and I understand that here US citizens are "required"...
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Time from the plane to the train at Schiphol airport?

We will be arriving at Schiphol Airport in a couple of weeks on a Thursday from the United States at around 8:45 a.m. We would like to catch an Intercity train to Utrecht that departs Schiphol at 10:...
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Can a minor (17 years old) travel from the US to the UK unaccompanied?

I am considering taking a trip to England this summer to check out a university. For money (and experience) purposes, I would prefer to travel alone. My plan is to fly on Primera Air from BOS to STN. ...
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US to UK visa or no visa for multiple visits

I'm confused with some of the visas and reasons. I am a US citizen, and my boyfriend is a UK citizen. I have traveled to the UK to spend a month with him and did not need a visa. Upon researching ...
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Orthopedic medical tourism in Cuba?

I am suffering a muscle pain and I also have a profound hatred for the U.S. healthcare, including making phone calls to see if some provider is "in network" and all that goes with it. Since I do not ...
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Is a naturalization certificate required as well as a valid passport for reentry into the United States from the Philippines

I am a naturalized US citizen with a valid passport and I've heard rumors that trying to reenter the United States from the Philippines requires a naturalization certificate as well as the valid ...
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Must I provide proof of onward travel when entering South Africa?

I will be flying one-way from Europe to Cape Town, South Africa in early December. Some time later (early January), I will fly from South Africa to the USA. My employer will be purchasing this ticket;...
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Do you only have to pay the reciprocity fee once per passport?

So I just arrived in Santiago this afternoon, and wouldn't you know it... my passport was the wrong color. So I trudged over to the desk to pay the reciprocity fee. I noticed that the person who ...
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Can I easily re-enter the UK as an American citizen if I travel to France for a few days?

I am an American citizen planning to visit the UK for two weeks' vacation. I am going to see my boyfriend who is a UK citizen and we thought it would be nice to visit Paris together. I know I do not ...
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Can a US citizen with criminal history apply for a Canadian temporary residency permit?

So there's this seven-day Alaskan cruise that I want to do. It departs from Seattle on a Tuesday and disembarks in Vancouver, Canada the next Tuesday. I figure I'll just take a taxi from the port to ...
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Will using a Mexican debit card in Cuba get me in trouble in the US?

I'm a US Citizen with Mexican residency. If I were to open a Mexican bank account, could I use my Mexican debit card in Cuba? Or would this somehow be traceable back to me when I re-enter the US, and ...
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Traveling to London with a dismissed misdemeanor [duplicate]

So I am US citizen and I want to travel to the UK but I heard you have to wait 12 months after you have gotten off probation. My misdemeanor only came with a fine, but I wanted to get it removed from ...
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Is it possible to obtain a visa to Brazil without entry ticket?

I have plans to meet a friend in Paris mid-September. Before that I will be visiting Brazil. Therefore, I am considering buying a flight Brazil to France. This should satisfy the proof-of-onward-...
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Last-minute passport for American citizens

I'd like to travel from California to British Columbia in 3 weeks. I lost my passport. I'm aware that in general, passport offices will issue a last-minute rush passport if you can prove that you ...

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