Questions tagged [visa-free-entry]

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

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What conditions need to be fulfilled to enter the Schengen zone visa free?

I'm aware of the canonical questions that answer most Schengen visa questions as well as numerous questions that ask about the 90/180 day rule. However, there is one case which isn't covered there: ...
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US girlfriend wants to come back to the UK this year even though she's been for six months already [closed]

my name is Darren and I am wondering if you could help me. I have been in a online relationship with a US girl for the past ten weeks. We've been skyping non-stop since we met so I'd like to meet her ...
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USA ESTA Visa time if I went to London as well

I am an Australian citizen, my boyfriend has secured a working visa for USA however I can only enter without a visa. If I travel to London for a couple of weeks when my visa-free period of stay runs ...
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Entering Thailand on a Visa Waiver when one has a single-entry visa

I plan to travel round Southeast Asia, and I will obtain a 60-day single entry Thai Tourist Visa in advance. However, on my first entry to Thailand, I only intend to stay a week or so (certainly less ...
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What to do if forced to overstay in the UK due to illness?

Someone I know, a national of Monaco, has been invited the UK to give a number of guest lectures at the UCL over the course of 29 days. For this purpose he does not need a visa, with the maximum stay ...
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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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The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Reporting Obligations?

I am informed that a new "Act of Parliament" has a section entitled... Obligation to record information against an overseas visitor’s consistent identifier So when a patient registers for a ...
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UK Secondary Medical Care for Visitors and Tourists

I saw from UK Visitors and NHS Health Services that visitors receive emergency care for free, but they must pay for secondary care and someone can get a pejorative history by not paying. I have also ...
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Travel to Europe without visa but with a Canadian refugee document? [closed]

I am a holder of Canadian travel document which is issued to Refugees and Stateless people. I am a refugee in Canada and cannot obtain my national passport which is Turkish. Can I travel to Europe ...
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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?

Next year I'll be in Singapore for a month with school, visiting a university as a guest, but will have my hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and commute by bus CW2 or SJE to central Singapore. I know ...
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How long does your Japan visa need to be valid for the VFTF for Indians in Singapore?

So according to https://www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96 Indian citizens with a Japanese visa can enter into Singapore once during either the onward or return journey of their trip. So my Japanese ...
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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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How to calculate 5 days visa-free stay in Belarus?

From February 12, citizens from 80 countries can travel to Belarus up to 5 days without applying for a visa unless you enter and/or exit from Russia. I'm from one of the countries but I wonder how ...
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Can I visit various colleges in the US without a visa to find out more about them?

I'm visiting the east coast to visit a few colleges and their labs. I am planning to apply to graduate school. I want to know if I can tell the border patrol officer this if applying for entry under ...
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How long do I have to stay outside of the Schengen Area? [duplicate]

I was in Germany and Switzerland for 90 days in total. I'm a US citizen just traveling and looking to pick up work and perhaps, find real employment. How long must I wait before I can legally re-enter ...
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Visa-free visit and re-entry to the UK

I am an NZ passport holder travelling to the UK. I understand that I can get 6 months visa free access there. But, can I leave the country and return again within the six months? I haven't been ...
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Travelling to the US for paid business (UK citizens) - Is a visa required or is an ESTA sufficient

We have some consultants travelling to the US to carry out a site visit for one of our clients (both consultants are UK citizens) in November and they will be paid for this work. Will a visa be ...
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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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Canadian traveling to Cuba through USA. Entry permit needed for 50 USD?

Flights from USA are much cheaper than from Toronto, but right before I book the flight, it tells me that I will have to purchase a "Cuba entry permit" for 50 USD, and "An additional $25 USD service ...
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ESTA visa waiver extension [duplicate]

My wife is a Spanish national and I am a US citizen. We live in Spain but are visiting in the States right now. She needs 99 day extension for her visa, and we've been told that if we leave the ...
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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?