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Which nationalities can enter which countries under which conditions without need of a visa.

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With a Canada tourist visa, can Philippines passport holders visit South Korea for 7 days visa-free?

Can my family visit South Korea with a Canada multiple-entry visa on a Philippines passport?
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Can I travel to Schengen with my long-stay Romanian visa?

I am a non-EU citizen (Turkish) with a long-stay Romanian visa, and temporary residence card valid until July. Can I travel visa-free to Schengen countries? Since Romania is only in Schengen by air, ...
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Can I leave South Africa before 90 days and go back for another month?

I’ve seen a similar question was asked a few years ago but I’m reposting it in case something has changed. I’m planning to be in South Africa for 3 months (visa-free), go back to my home country (UK) ...
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Can an Indonesian citizen visit South Korea without a visa?

I'll be going round trip (USA-Indonesia) and transit in South Korea. I have a US green card. I want to stop by in South Korea for 1 week. I think I don't need a visa, but I'm not sure. I will have to ...
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Can a UK photographer legally photograph a US wedding if the wedding day shoot itself is unpaid?

First of all, thanks for taking the time to read this. I have scoured the internet and found so many different variations of answers on this topic, but nothing relating directly to my exact situation. ...
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Visit the United Kingdom from South America: proving where we stay

My parents are going to visit the United Kingdom from South America. I have checked UK's site and they do not need a visa. Only one requirements is not clear enough to me, and that is whether they ask ...
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Leaving US via land border with expired visa/ESTA: What if you can't enter?

This question is about getting out of the US by land. Has anyone with a valid destination visa/visa-free ever been refused land entry into Canada/Mexico? It appears that border guards can refuse ...
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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 Chinese immigration officers check foreigners' visas for other countries?

Consider a traveler arriving by air in China from the United States who presents a passport from a country whose citizens enjoy a visa exemption in China. Citizens of this country do require a visa ...
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Question about Mexican vs Chinese passport strength

Why is the Mexican passport much stronger than the Chinese passport, despite both countries having relatively similar standards of living and GDP per capita?
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What's the point of free visas on arrival? Why not grant entry without any visa?

Some countries such as the Maldives grant free visas on arrival. What's the point? Why not grant entries without a visa, as for example Singapore or Hong Kong are doing for citizens of many countries ...
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How can I get notified when I am allowed visa-free entry to a country, or conversely, when I am not allowed anymore to enter a country visa-free?

I read: The Chinese government has announced visa-free entry for up to 15 days for 6 countries, including France, from December 1, 2023 to November 30, 2024. [Author: dda] This makes me wonder: How ...
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Is it allowed to have two 144-hour visa-free transits in China within a short period?

I am making some travel plans around Christmas and I may attempt two visa-free transits in China within a short period of time. E.g., some airport X outside Mainland China -> CAN -> some airport ...
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What kind of onward ticket can be used to be granted a 144-hour visa-free transit in Guangdong Province and leaving Mainland China via the Luohu port?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of Mainland China. I understand that to be granted the visa-free entry, I must have an onward ...
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What's the Luohu highway port in Shenzhen that is allowed to be used as an exit port after being granted 144h visa-free transit in Guangdong Province?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of Mainland China. I understand that to be granted the visa-free entry, I must have an onward ...
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Am I allowed to leave Mainland China without using the onward ticket used to get visa-free entry (I'll leave in due time)? If so must I notify anyone?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of Mainland China. I understand that to be granted the visa-free entry, I must have an onward ...
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Does one need to have an interline ticket (connecting ticket) to be allowed a 144-hour visa-free transit in China? Or does any onward ticket suffice?

I am a citizen of one of the countries (France) eligible for a 144-hour visa-free transit in some areas of China. I am reading conflicting information on whether I must have an interline ticket or ...
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Colombian visa to the UK

My girlfriend is coming from Colombia to stay with me for 2 months, and we don't know the exact date she will go back within those 2 months. The question is, do I need to buy her return ticket, or is ...
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Does one need a return ticket if visiting the UK for the first time on an Australian passport if only aiming to go for 7 weeks?

My 20-year-old daughter is travelling for the first time to the UK to visit friends. However due to $$ constraints I can only get her a one-way ticket. But I'm looking to getting her a ticket back ...
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Countries with broad visa-free entry

Georgia offers visa-free entry to Americans and Canadians, EU citizens, Russians and now Chinese with ordinary passports. Are there any other countries or regions with a similarly welcoming policy to ...
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Can I provide a written invitation for someone who will stay with me in Sweden country if they are arriving through Denmark?

When entering Sweden directly through an airport such as Arlanda, there's an option to provide a "written invitation" in case the person does not fulfil the monetary entry requirements of a ...
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How many times can I refresh the 90-day stay in Taiwan? Can I keep refreshing it with a visa run indefinitely?

As a UK citizen I understand I can spend 90 days visa-free in Taiwan and extend this by a further 90 days, after this can I keep doing visa runs to get additional 90 day stays?
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This article in a major Australian newspaper says Aussies just gained visa-free access to Japan. Didn't we already have it?

I've been visiting Japan for something like twenty years with Australian passports and never needed to obtain a visa in advance. I've always been granted 90-day stays. I was there a few months before ...
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Can my US citizen child get into Japan, if passport expires in less than six months?

My son and I are US citizens, and we are currently in China. We will fly home to the USA at the end of August. My son's passport expires in early February. This means that in August, my son's passport ...
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UK and Australian dual national travelling in Europe

I hold UK and Australian citizenship/passport, and have entered Europe on my UK passport. I plan to leave Europe and head back to the UK after about 3 weeks stay, but will need to return to Europe ...
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Do i need a visa to go to Portugal i have 1951 UN convention travel document

I have 1951 UN travel document issued in United Kingdom, Do i need a visa to go to Portugal for 4 days?
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UK Stamp: Leave to Enter Until

I’m a Malaysian. I entered UK on the 5th February this year. And left to Spain for a holiday on the 22nd Feb. Re-entered on the 28th Feb to UK. Left to Germany on the 9th April and flew back to UK on ...
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Where can I find a list of countries that allow visa-free entry for visa national cruise passengers?

According to https://www.mfa.gov.tr/frequently-asked-questions.en.mfa foreigners who are travelling to Türkiye by cruises are allowed to enter Türkiye without visa for a maximum period of 72 hours, ...
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Can i travel to Malta with my UN 1951 Travel document issued by United Kingdom?

Can i travel to Malta without a visa with my 1951 UN convention travel document issued by united kingdom?
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UK Issued 1951 Blue Travel Document - Can you travel throughout Schengen without a visa if entering a visa free country?

Planning a tourism trip (< 90 days) with a friend who has the 1951 Blue Travel Document issued via the UK. On our last trip we went to Italy, which permits her to enter without a visa for a short ...
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Kenyan visa requirements for entry to South Africa

Do Kenyans need a visa to travel to South Africa for 3 months as a visitor?
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Multiple entries into Ireland on different visas

I have a friend who wants to come and visit Ireland in July this year (2023) for travel purposes, but they were in Ireland on a student visa from September 2022 to April 2023. They are from Japan. So ...
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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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Does re-entry into Japan reset the three-month (tourism visa-exemption) clock? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian who recently stayed in Japan for three month. I wonder if re-entry into the country will "reset the clock".
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What exactly are the requirements for the "written invitation" from a family member or friend required for entering Sweden without a visa?

Looking at Migrationsverket's article about entering Sweden without a visa, it states that if you don't fulfil the 450 SEK per day requirement, you can alternatively provide a "a written ...
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Missing Exit Stamp on US passport upon leaving the Schengen area [duplicate]

My boyfriend,who's a US citizen,(thus he's eligible for visa-free travel to EU) came to visit me, here in Italy, in September. He stayed here for a total number of 86 days on the 90 days limit every ...
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I've been granted a Japanese visa with a validity of 15 days. How do I calculate the day on which I'll have to leave the country?

If I have a visa waiver that grants me a maximum of 15 days per stay, and I arrive in Japan on the 1st of March at 8 p.m., what is my last date of departure? Is it the 15th of March (because the ...
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UK visa requirement abolished for Colombian citizens, but what needs to be shown at border for 3 month stay?

In October 2022, the UK abolished the requirement that a Colombian citizen entering the country for up to 6 months for tourist purposes or to stay with friends or family should apply in advance for a ...
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US citizen traveling to the UK to visit long distance boyfriend

Hi I am a US citizen and im going to be going to the UK for the first time to visit/meet my boyfriend, who is a UK citizen. We been dating for about 2 months, but known him longer. I'll be going in ...
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How does passport validity affect touristic Schengen stays?

My friend entered Germany under a visa waiver with a passport expiring in 4 months at the time. At the time she hadn't been in Schengen region for over 90 days since her last exit, so I believe she ...
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Does my visa-free period update after getting a residence permit?

I am a Ukrainian citizen who has been studying in Poland since 2019. About 8 months ago, I went to study in Norway through the Erasmus+ exchange programme. There in Norway, I applied for the Norwegian ...
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Do Australian citizens need a letter of invitation to visit a Schengen and EU country for tourism?

In other words, are there any requirements for the Australian citizens to visit Schengen area/EU for tourism purposes using the Visa Waiver Programme?
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Visa free travel to Philippines on Japan Visa

I am an Indian citizen and have a valid Japan Visa which has allowed me to travel visa free to Philippines once. Now I want to travel again to Philippines and my Japan visa is still valid. I am not ...
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What are my chances to enter the UK with an expired visa?

I am travelling from a country that requires a visa. I got the six month visa last year, but I couldn't travel due to well-known worldwide difficulties. In the meantime, I got a visa for Schengen Area ...
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Permesso di Soggiorno and Moldova citizenship

Can I travel to Mexico (tourism purposes) with a Permesso di Soggiorno and a biometric passport of Rep. of Moldova citizenship without visa?
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Travel to UK (vacation) with British Wife on pre-Brexit German Residence Card without visitors visa

Framing our situation: Live in Germany, Berlin Wife is British (Dual Citizen) We arrived AUG 2019 - so pre-Brexit Family are South African passport holders All of us have Aufenthaltsdokument-GB ...
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Requirements for entering French Guyana for holder of German residence permit

French Guyana is not part of the Schengen Area. So does a third country national living with a German residency permit in Germany need to apply for a visa to go there? Where to apply for such document?...
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How Soon Can I Visit the UK From US?

I am a US citizen. In August 2021 I went to England for the first time to visit my now fiancé. I stayed for 5 and a half months before returning to the US. We cannot afford a fiancé/spousal visa, so I ...
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Question about visa free (tourist visa) extension in Brazil

For reference, I'm from the US and given 90 days on the visa free travel in Brazil with the option to extend. I couldn't think how to phrase this succinctly in the title but my question is: If I leave ...
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Question about ESTA

Can a British Citizen with ESTA get an entry stamp in the passport from a US immigration officer?
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