Questions tagged [visa-free-entry]

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

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South Africa visitor visa

My daughter visited South Africa earlier this year for 3 weeks and was given a 90-day visitor visa. She has been home for 2 months but wants to go back to South Africa for the summer (approximately 2 ...
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What are the requirements for the Marriage Certificate when travelling to UK with an Article 10 Residence Card?

I'm a British citizen and my wife is from the Philippines. We live in Spain and she has an Article 10 residence card with 'Family Member of an EU Citizen'. We'd like to visit the UK in July and she ...
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Overstayed of 5 months and going back to my country with one way ticket

I went to Italy in March 2016, met my boyfriend and, 90 days after I entered, I went back to my country (Mauritius). In September 2016, I came back to Italy to be with my boyfriend and have not left. ...
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US visa granted before VWP. Will I need a US visa now?

I'm an ex-pat British Citizen living in New Zealand. Many years ago (c1987), before the days of the Visa Waiver Program, I went to New York for a short business trip (about 10 days), and was granted ...
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Problems at UK border when visiting for job interview without a visa but no right to work?

I am travelling to the UK for a job interview soon and my prospective employer will be reimbursing my expenses. I have a New Zealand passport and have visited the UK several times in the past without ...
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Do U.S. citizens need visa for short term stay in london? [duplicate]

I am US citizen. Do I need UK visa for short stay as voluntary research student. My finance will be cared by my college in us and my parents. B.Shah
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Vist US for 90 days ( VWP), leave and return for 70 more days; is that a problem? [duplicate]

I'm an Australian citizen who, after graduation, wants to spend 6 months travelling, most of that in US, and return for a graduate job in Australia after that 6 months. My plan was to use the Visa ...
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How many days can I stay in Peru as a tourist? [closed]

Next year I am going to travel to Peru from Spain. I need to know how many days I can stay in this country as a tourist. I have already looked at some websites, but some of them say the maximum is 90 ...
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Do Lithuanians need a visa to visit the United States?

I'm Lithuanian, 16 years old, and travelling for the first time. I want to visit the United States. Here's what I'm trying to understand: Do I need my parents' consent to book flight tickets and to ...
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Any difference between “90 days” and “3 months” in the visa-free requirement?

In the visa-free requirement, some countries prescribe it as "within 90 days" while other countries prescribe it as "within 3 months". For example: this is for US citizens but it prescribes Japan as "...
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Will I Experience Issues At Immigration Attempting To Stay With My Girlfriend For 85 Days On VWP?

My girlfriend and I met online and she is a US citizen, living in the US. We have already met in person once; when I went to the US for 2 weeks earlier in the year to see her. She is coming to the UK ...
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Maximum travel duration to Kazakhstan without visa for US citizens

There seems to be a difference between duration of visa free travel on usembassy.gov and Embassy of Kazakhstan in US websites: https://kz.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/visa-free-travel-...
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Can Canadians enter Belarus with no visa?

I think the following question has not been answered yet, at least not in light of the new regulations. Question: a Canadian citizen can enter Belarus "visa-free". What's the exact meaning of ...
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What are visa-exempt countries one can travel to by having a valid UK visa? [closed]

I am looking for a comprehensive list of countries that allow visa upon entry or waive their visa as long as you have a valid UK visa. One example I found is Turkey - they issue e-visa if you have a ...
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What places does the Russian visa waiver cover?

I saw this item in my news feed. It says that Russia has waived the need for nationals from 18 countries including India to have a visa to visit the Russian Far East. I wanted to know what cities ...
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Does the money requirement for Schengen Visa also apply to visa-free citizens?

Citizens from some countries must apply for the Schengen visa in advance to visit the Schengen area, and in applying for the visa, they must submit the evidence of the means of subsistence. I'm from ...
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Visa exemption for non-tourist US visa holder [closed]

What countries grant visa exemptions or simplified visa procedures for holders of valid US visas, specifically of US visas of category other than B (tourist)? I know Mexico is one of them, so are ...
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Can I get a new full visa-free period in South Africa by border hopping the day before it expires?

I'm a UK citizen visiting South Africa on a 90-day visa-free visit. I understand that due to rule changes you must now leave the African continent before returning (don't necessarily need to return ...
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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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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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Can refugee travel documents be used to travel to Thailand and The Philippines?

I hold refugee travel documents (1951 Convention) issued by South Korea. I want to travel to Thailand and The Philippines. My original nationality doesn`t allow visa-free entry to these countries, ...
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Can I enter the UK visa free after a visa refusal due to lack of funds?

I have been refused a visa: can I still travel to England, and on arrival at the airport, show that I have the necessary funds? I was refused because I put incorrectly the amount of money for my stay, ...
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Can I enter the UK visa-free after being refused a visitor visa? [closed]

I had flown to the UK, without problems, in October 2016, to stay for a month with the person I am dating. I left and I tried to enter on November 30th. I was refused at the border for having a one-...
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What visas do Vietnamese and Americans require for travelling to New Zealand from Australia?

I am a Vietnamese citizen about to travel to New Zealand this coming July. I'm currently holding an Australian student visa. Am I required to apply for a tourist visa in order to enter New Zealand? ...
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Japan re-entry with a tourist visa

I'm planning a 14-day visit to Japan, during which time I would like to fly to South Korea for a side trip (some 4 days). Will I experience any problems trying to re-enter Japan, few days before ...
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I got denied boarding due to outdated information on passport validity? What to do?

I (Swedish citizen) was to board a flight to Vietnam but got stopped and they said I couldn't board due to my passport expiring in 5 months and that I need at least 6 months. My visit was for 15 days ...
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Need advice for UK landing interview (visa-free entry)

I am a Saint Lucian and will be traveling to Manchester, UK soon about which I am a bit nervous. Run Down: I own a small business in my country (in the Caribbean), I have a certificate mentioning ...
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Vietnam visa requirements [closed]

I'm traveling to Vietnam on the 1st of the month and leave on 15th. I'm getting some conflicting information on visa exemption times. Am I allowed to stay for the 15 days with no visa ? As some ...
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Entering UK after studies as a visitor, what can I do to avoid refusal? [closed]

I am from Hong Kong. My studies in the UK finished in mid-September 2016 and my visa ends in mid-January. I stayed in the UK for about 3 months (mid-December 2016) after my course ended for PhD ...
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How long do I need to stay out of South Africa after a 90 day stay, before returning? [duplicate]

I stayed in SA from Oct 4th to December 12th. What date can I return?
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Visa-free entry into Japan and passport expiration date [duplicate]

I recently went on holiday to Japan for 3 weeks. I knew my passport was getting close to expiry, but my trip was entirely within the validity period, and I read that Japan didn't have minimum validity ...
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Are visa-free nationals likely to receive the full 180 days stay in Mexico on arrival at the airport in Mexico City, or is it not straightforward?

I haven't been to Mexico since 2008 but I'm about to book a flight from China. I'm an Australian citizen. I would like to stay from around Christmas/New Year until about the start of Semana Santa (...
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Consequences for canceling flight to home country?

I'm a US citizen currently visiting the UK on a visa exemption (valid up to 6 months). I want to leave the UK and travel to mainland Europe a few times. My intention is to remain in the UK no more ...
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Do I need to provide a round-trip ticket at check-in?

If I'm travelling to New Zealand which doesn't require a visa (visa waiver), then should I provide a round-trip flight ticket during check-in? I heard I need to have a round-trip flight ticket ...
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Is it possible to enter the US on a one-way ticket?

Is it possible to enter US on a one way ticket without any problem ? I am coming over to help a friend sail his boat from mainland US down to Caribbean.So am not sure exactly when I will be returning ...
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What does it mean to travel without a visa?

My passport allows me to travel to New Zealand without applying for a visa up to 90 days (3 months). But what does this mean? Should I buy the ticket immediately without taking into my consideration ...
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Should I skip UK altogether and wait 6 months before re-entry?

I am an Australian citizen. My United Kingdom (UK) Youth Mobility Visa (YMV) ended late July 2016 and I left on the correct date. I am now in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) on a 90 day visa. This visa ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Hong Kong for less than 7 days if I'm a Chinese citizen flying to and from the US? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese citizen (US permanent resident) planning on going to Hong Kong for 7 days, flying to and from Chicago, and originally had found this stipulation: Chinese passport holders who are in ...
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Do Americans/Brits/Canadians need a guide and/or visa to travel Qeshm Island (Iran)?

I am an American passport holder who visited Iran in 2015 and loved it. I want to go back and see more of the country. A travel agent friend suggested I go to Qeshm Island because I would not need a ...
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Is it possible while after having had a South African general work permit, to still enter visa-free for tourism?

Here is my situation. I am a Belgian national and I will be working in South Africa for 2 years on a 24 month general work permit. I will be starting in November 2016 and finishing by the end of ...
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In the UK on visa-free entry, can I visit Europe and return?

I'm currently in the UK on a visa-free entry for the maximum time of 6 months. I have been in the UK since May and will be returning to the United States in November. Before I leave I would like ...
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What countries waive visa requirements for those with a USA visa?

I've noticed that at least two countries (Taiwan and South Korea) waive visa requirements if you have a USA visa. What countries waive visa requirements for those with a USA visa?
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Has anyone traveled to Taiwan (ROC) on Travel Authorization Certificate (not Visa)?

Taiwan seems to have introduced a Travel Authorization Certificate for nationals of select countries. I seem to be eligible for this as an Indian National with Japanese Residence Card (Not permanent). ...
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Travel to England before a possible move in the future [closed]

I have a few questions so bare with me. I've found my soulmate in England. I'm waiting on my passport to get here. Then I am going. We are planning on getting married. From what I gather I can stay ...
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Do I need a visa to travel to Paris from London?

I am a British citizen and I am going to Paris via the Eurostar from London. I am going to be in Paris for 3 nights. Do I need a visa?
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Can I transit through the UK with a minor who holds an Irish non-biometric visa?

I am travelling from Lagos to Dublin via Edinburgh and I have an Irish biometric visa marked "BC", this qualifies me to transit without a visa, however my son who is a minor, 5 yrs old was exempted ...
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Why do many countries in the world still require citizens of states with a high HDI to get visas?

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development. ...
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Visa-free Travel Route on a Pakistani Passport

According to Wikipedia, there are a number of countries which allow Pakistanis visa-free travel, e-visa or visa on arrival. But none of those countries have direct flights from Pakistan and all the ...
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What would happen if you're caught in Beijing with a 144-hour visa exemption for the Shanghai area?

If you fly into Shanghai (and plan to fly out from there as well) and enter on a 144-hour visa exemption, and then take the Train to Beijing to spend the time there, what would the consequences be if ...
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Formalities at departure airport for Chinese 72 hour transit without visa

Some Chinese cities offer a 72 hour visa free transit for many nationalities. I did this a few times with success. However, especially if starting with another Europe-internal connecting flight check-...