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Questions tagged [visa-free-entry]

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

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Shanghai visa-free transit operations time

Next month I have a long layover, two days, in Pudong, Shanghai. Our flight arrives around 11.20 pm, meaning that most of the airport will be closed. I am planning to apply for transit without a visa....
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Does the UK share Advanced Passenger Information System with the USA? [closed]

I am considering to visit Iran. After that, I would fly to the UK, either via Qatar or Turkey. I read that I don't qualify to enter the United States under the visa waiver program after visiting Iran....
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Can a UK Border Immigration Officer remove a stop indicator flag?

Today at Belfast airport I was detained for about twenty minutes while the border officer left her terminal at the primary control point (PCP) and went to review my profile/files at the secure control ...
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Will being detained at the UK border raise a stop indicator flag? [closed]

I was detained and questioned at the UK border after attempting to travel visa-free. This may have been due to the fact that initially I said I was there for “tourism” and when asked if I had any ...
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What is the registration process after entering Russia visa-free initially as a tourist and then for staying with a friend?

Its a simple ask, how work the registration to visa free travel to russia? 1) Do I need a hotel? 2) 2.1- Can I stay at a friend’s house without an invite letter? 2.2- If yes, how does this ...
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What are approved French travel agents whose organised trip grants Visa-free entry to French overseas territories

As per wikipedia, citizens from a group of developing countries (China, India etc) enjoy Visa-free entry of up to 15 days for each stay in New Caledonia and French Polynesia, for trips organized by an ...
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Does my Spanish youth mobility visa automatically change to a tourist visa once it expires? or do i need to get a new stamp?

So I'm about to come to the end of my stay in Spain on my Youth Mobility Visa. Now I just married my partner and we have an appointment to get my residency card here, but it is after the expiry date ...
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Conflicting info about visa-free South Korea countries?

I was wondering which countries are OK for visa-free tourism to South Korea. Particularly just USA and UK. Strangely, I found it hard to find decisive information! Click here - https://english....
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I have a UK passport, can I leave South Africa to visit Kenya and return to South Africa during the 90 day Holiday visa?

I’m visiting South Africa on a UK passport and then traveling to Kenya for a short holiday before returning to South Africa to continue my holiday. Is my 90 day Holiday visa valid for the return.
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American in Schengen - multiple visits over the year [duplicate]

One calculation question… I’m an American on a Schengen 90/180 day tourist visa. I was in Oslo, Norway from Jan 9 - March 19. My plan is to go back from… May 15 - May 27, 2019. Then again July 1st - ...
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Return to UK after having been refused entry years ago

So I was turned around from Heathrow airport in 2012 after customs stopped me and asked me what my plans were in London. I told them I was there to Dj...they then asked me if I was making any money. ...
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90-days without a visa in South Korea [closed]

I am a frequent visitor to South Korea without a visa as a U.S. citizen. Each time I left Korea without fully staying those full 90 days but am wondering whether there is a limit to this count (one ...
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Can someone get into the UK from Canada if marriage visa was rejected

My fiancé is Canadian and we applied for a marriage visa to the UK, planning to have the legal wedding in the UK and a celebration in Canada. (We plan to permanently live in Canada and I have the ...
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24 Hour TWOV in China

I am planning on traveling from Germany to Indonesia on an Indian passport. Air China seems to be dirt cheap but I have a few things to clarify though: The layover time is 10 hours while going and ...
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Are visa-free visitors to Ireland less likely to be denied entry when compared to the UK?

We have an extensive database of questions on this site about various problems when crossing the UK border. Citizens of nationalities who are visa-free for both Ireland and the UK might therefore ...
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What does this strange code stamp on my passport mean?

On my last trip to the UK I got this strange stamp. I have the feeling I have been flagged but not sure why. Does anybody know if it is something I have to worry about? I am a US citizen.
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Options for a cruise from Helsinki to St Petersburg

As a follow on from the following question: Do I need a visa if I go with a cruise line to St. Petersburg? What are the different options/what is required to organize a cruise from Helsinki to St ...
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Vacation in Europe for seafarer

I'm US citizen working on a cruise ship. I will disembark in Venice and would like to stay in there for vacation. Do I need to leave the Schengen area and re-enter as a tourist?
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Refused to entry into the UK 25 years ago. Could I enter now? [duplicate]

I'd been living in the UK for a few years as a student when I got denied entry some 25 years ago. I did appeal but after all it wasn't successful and consequently I was removed (deported). I have no ...
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I spent six months in the UK on a Short Term Student passport stamp. Can I return on a visitor stamp? [duplicate]

I just spent six months in the UK as a student on a passport stamp. Since my parents live in the UK (on a Tier 2 Work visa and a Spouse visa), I would like to return to the UK to see them for a couple ...
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Visa and entry to South Korea as a volunteer?

I would like to go to Seoul as a volunteer in a hostel and would like to know if the visa free entry as a tourist is enough for that purpose (not getting paid, just accommodation). Also, how exactly ...
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query re UK entry for tourist from australia [closed]

In 2018 we entered Uk to visit our daughter (who is on a 5 yr work visa) and grandchildren.Stayed just under 6 months, however we visited Germany shortly before we came home then returned to UK where ...
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Travelling to NZ on visa-waiver while WHV Transfer is pending

A little background: I received the Working Holiday Visa last year in December, but renewed my passport in January and forgot all about it until earlier this week. I rushed to submit a visa transfer ...
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Deported form US twice, visiting England

I would like to take my boyfriend home for 1 month to visit meet my family and as a surprise for my grandma's 90th birthday. He is from El Salvador where I work and we both live. The problem is he ...
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How many times can I travel between the US and Europe in a year? [duplicate]

I was just in Germany visiting a friend of mine in early January and I have the chance to go back again in early March. Is there an amount of time I have to wait between visits even though I only ...
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Is the CBP more likely to interrogate lone travellers who haven't booked hotels?

My girlfriend is currently in America working at a summer camp, and I am due to fly there in a few weeks from the UK. She will meet me at the airport, and we plan to travel down the East Coast ...
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Calculating my 90 Schengen days precisely [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and know the 90-day allotted rule. But this time I need clarification. I am entering France on May 18th and had planned on departing Spain on August 16th - exactly 90 days. But I ...
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Planning girlfriend visiting me in the UK

I'm a British Citizen by Birth. My girlfriend is a citizen of El Salvador. We are planning the future of our relationship and the possibility of getting married, however as we've only spend shorter ...
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Quitting job to visit my UK boyfriend for longer

So, I’m in a long distance relationship with a guy from England, we’ve been together for a little over a year now. He visited me here in the States for 2 weeks in April 2018, and I visited him for 2 ...
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Six month stay in UK with passport [duplicate]

If I enter the UK on 1 January and depart six months later using my passport, what is the earliest date I can re-enter the UK for another six months?
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overstayed schengen visa [duplicate]

Citizens of my country don't need a schengen zone visa to enter. however we're allowed to stay 90 days on a 180 period. i travelled for three month and didn't count properly and stayed 91 days. when I ...
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Can a Visa Waiver National Apply for a Uniform Schengen Visas (USV)?

I have a question about Schengen visas, specifically Uniform Schengen Visas (USV). Is it allowed for Nationals of 'Annex II' countries (visa waiver countries) like the USA to apply for a Uniform ...
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How long does a Red Flag stay in Airport system

We are Americans and travel to Bkk about once a year and a couple of years ago my son was flagged for frequent visits even though it isn't the case. He was told that he needs to get a visa next time. ...
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How long can a Canadian stay in the US as a visitor after the TN status 60 days grace period?

I'm Canadian and I'm currently in the US on the TN status. I want to quit my job but stay in the US for as long as I can before I have to find a new job and get back onto the TN status. I currently ...
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Will I be denied entry again? [duplicate]

I recently (Dec 2018) tried to enter the UK after traveling there for a week prior to December with no such trouble. This time however, I was trying to stay for 6 months to be with my boyfriend (UK ...
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Can I re-enter South Africa for a second time from the UK within my 90 day SA visitor visa limit? [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen, Can I re-enter South Africa for a second time after returning home to the UK, if the second visit to South Africa is still within the first visit's allocated 90 day time limit? Will ...
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After entering Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program, does one have to register with the local police station?

After entering Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program, does one have to register with the local police station? I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...
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Is there any minimum stay required in the next/onward country when applying for a visa-free transit entry in China?

I plan to enter Mainland China with the transit-without-visa (TWOV) program. I fly from country X to China, then fly from China to country Y. Is there any minimum stay required in country Y when ...
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Travel Visa-Free stopover Guangzhou, multi-city

Does anyone know if the following itinerary is valid for a visa-free stopover in Guangzhou? Brisbane, Australia -> Singapore -> Guangzhou -> Brisbane ? If I buy the tickets multi-city will this ...
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Is it possible to re enter to UK after get refused for the first time for visa-free passport holder? [duplicate]

I got refused for the first time to enter the UK as what the UK immigration had these points out during my interview. I had no ticket to embark from UK (which I told them that I will decide it once ...
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How often are visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets refused entry or denied boarding to Thailand?

According to the Timatic database, which I access through IATA: Visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets could be refused entry. How often are visitors who are visa ...
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Proof of funds to enter Thailand visa-free: what does “well-known credit cards, which are honored in Thailand.” mean?

As the French citizen, I can enter Thailand without a visa. According to the Timatic database, which I access through IATA, the entry is conditioned upon whether I can provide a proof of funds. ...
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Visa-friendly country for an international conference?

Let's suppose I want to organize a conference with one attendee from each country of the globe. Considering visa fees/problems, where would be a convenient location? If transportation was not ...
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Can departing earlier than scheduled cause problems with UK Immigration?

For UK visitors whose entry are scrutinized and landing interview details recorded, including return flight date and airline etc, will departing earlier than stated on the landing card and via a ...
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Penalty for accidentally overstaying in Sweden by 1 day? (US citizen) [duplicate]

I stay 90 days in/90 days out of Sweden on a consistent basis to be with my fiance as much as possible while he finishes his studies (only 1 1/2 years left now, thank god!) We have been doing this ...
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Overstayed in UK 10 years ago wants to visit UK under different nationality

I left UK in 2009 after overstaying by few years. I was interrogated at the airport before departing and I believe they entered my info in their system. I was leaving voluntarily and was not deported ...
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US citizen denied entry to the UK; will it go away if I renew my passport or get an enhanced drivers license?

I was denied entry to the UK due to unpaid house sitting (though I was originally let in for 45 days the first time after telling them I was house sitting). There’s a big ol’ X in my passport now ...
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Australian PR/Indonesian Passport - Do I need a visa to go to Korea?

I am an Indonesian passport holder who has Australian residency. I'm planning to go to Korea (ICN) through Taiwan (TPE), but I won't leave Taipei airport the first time around. From my research and ...
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Is re-entering Laos a second time within 30 days on visa exemption with Scandinavian passport allowed?

In 2018, holders of Scandinavian passports can visit Laos for 15 days without a need for visa. I have already visited once, no problem but I was wondering if I can go back again to Laos sooner than ...
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Obtaining a European visa as a foreigner in the USA

First, let me explain my background. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 18 years ago from South Korea and have never been out since. Thus my USA visa has long since expired, but I changed my status ...