Questions tagged [visa-free-entry]

Which nationalities can enter which countries under which conditions without need of a 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-...
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Extending Indonesian tourist stay on a visa exempt

Is there a way to extend the Indonesian tourists stamp (visa exempt) which is valid for 30 days without leaving the country? I am a citizen of a visa exempt country. A few months ago I used to get the ...
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Can I enter the Schengen area after previously staying there for 89 days in the past 6 months?

I (US citizen) was in the Schengen area (Sweden) for 2.5 months a few months ago (so I am close to 90/180). As a US citizen, I entered under the visa-free agreement (EC 539/2001 Annex II). I am ...
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Extending tourist stay in South Korea to take a language course?

I'm an American citizen planning to go to Seoul as a tourist for a month or two, and, if I like it, enroll in a three-month Korean language course through one of the universities there (making a total ...
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USA citizen wants to stay in Spain a little longer

I have been in Spain since 6 April 2016, meaning that (I suppose) I am expected to leave Schengen on or before 5 July. I have a ticket to Romania (not part of Schengen) 1 July but I do not have a ...
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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected? ...
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Can I used Georgian permits to travel to Schengen country [closed]

Am applying for Georgian permit in Tbilisi can I used my permits to travel to Schengen countries?
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Is a visa required for Qeshm island in Iran?

I would like to know if the Qeshm freezone area requires a visa for a 14 day visit. I didn't try to get any type of visa to Qeshm island; and I hold an Indian passport.
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Re-enter Spain on student visa after visiting as a tourist

I see lots of posts on staying in a country as a tourist after the expiration of a student visa. This is the opposite. I will be studying in Spain from August 2016 through July 2017. I carry a US ...
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Visitor in Canada for 6 months, then re-entering for only 2 weeks: Do I need an extension? Can I re-enter during the “implied status” period?

I arrived in Canada in January (as a visitor without a visa) to attend one exchange semester at a Canadian university. I am finishing my school this month and plan to travel across Canada with 2 short ...
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Is my airport transit ESTA exceeded by staying in Canada for 6 months? Can I travel back to USA? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of an EU country, currently studying an exchange program at a Canadian university. In January I flew from Berlin to Montréal via Chicago, where I waited 2 hours at the airport before ...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible? [closed]

These questions might be complicated, so if you can even point me in the direction of someone who knows the answers, I'd appreciate it. My girlfriend and I are both Americans and currently live in ...
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Can Iranian-American dual nationals enter the EU without a visa?

I know that the visa waiver is being reconsidered but I'm not sure if anything has changed yet. For those booking flights, until when can they be sure they'll be able to enter the EU without a visa? (...
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Entering Russia on visa-exempt St Petersburg ferry: can I leave the city?

If I enter Russia by taking a no-visa-needed Helsinki-St Petersburg ferry, can I take a day trip to Moscow, or do I have to stay in St Petersburg for my entire stay?
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Extending the stay in the US On the VWP once in the country

I m travelling to the US in June on the VWP and have a return flight 10 days later but I may want to extend this but still well within the 90 day limit. what are the implications on re entering later ...
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Extending stay in the US beyond 90 days under the Visa Waiver Program (“ESTA Visa”) [duplicate]

I am going to be in the US for 100 days. As a european i am allowed by ESTA visa to be in the US during 90 days. For these extra 10 days is it possible to do an extension or to do another application ...
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Can an Indian citizen holding a valid USA visa visit Colombia without a visa?

I am planning to travel to Colombia for about a week to attend an academic conference. I am an Indian passport holder currently living in USA with a F-1 visa. Do I need to obtain a visa beforehand ...
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Change to declared length of stay while in Canada for a visa-exempt visitor

I am a French citizen who came to Canada on the Waiver program one and a half months ago for travelling. Before I arrived I booked a return flight two months after my arrival and I communicated to the ...
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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Why does Australia have little in the way of visa free travel?

The countries I've visited haven't required a visa to visit as a tourist. However, visiting Australia require a visa in advance for virtually every country. I know that Australia isn't perfect, but ...
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Singapore visa-free entry: staying longer than duration indicated on entry slip?

My entry slip into Singapore had a field for the length of my stay. I wrote 35 days, but, after enjoying the country, I want to stay an extra month. As an American-citizen tourist, I can enter ...
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What is the “White Schengen list”?

The signing of a visa-free agreement with the Schengen zone countries opens up new possibilities for us in terms of the so called white Schengen list featuring 57 countries, from Korea, Mexico and ...
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Entry as tourist with intent to stay as student [closed]

If you enter a country as a visa-waived tourist but plan to stay as a student and obtain the longer term student visa once in the country can/will the country prevent you from entering as a tourist? ...
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Is it possible to cross the border from Kosovo to Serbia without visa for Jordanian passport?

Since visiting Kosovo visa-free is possible for Jordanian nationality, and Serbia is not as I search (not sure) so is it possible to cross the border from Kosovo to Serbia without Visa ? or I can take ...
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72h visa-free transit in Shanghai when passing through the same transit point

China offers a 72h visa free transit in many of its major cities, including Shanghai, when traveling from country A to B via China (to citizens of selected nations). (I.e. US -> Shanghai -> Tokyo is ...
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Can I reenter the UK on the visa-free regime?

My wife is a US citizen. She was given a 180-day private medical visa to the UK finishing on 24th August. She left the UK on 16th July after using 97 days of the visa. She wishes to reenter the UK on ...
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US passport holder visiting France for short scientific visit

I will be visiting France this fall for a "scientific visit" of about 80 days, and the relevant visa for this trip is the "Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers" visa: http://www....
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Why is a visa required for Australians visiting Mongolia?

Australian citizens require a visa to visit Mongolia. A number of other countries don't require a visa - some western countries, Asian countries, even Cuba and Israel. Why isn't Australia one of them? ...
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Entering the UK as a tourist after expired work visa

I am a Brazilian currently in the UK with a tier 1 visa that is expiring within the following months. The time I had here was entirely on work and hence I would like to spend maybe a month more as a ...
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Entry requirements to Dominican Republic for US F1 visa student

I am masters student with F1 visa status in the US. I am from India. Do I need to apply for visa to go for vacation to Dominican Republic?
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How long should I wait before applying for a visa after being refused entry?

I was denied entry to the UK last week (without a visa which was possible BUT was rejected for a few reasons) and was wondering how long I should wait before applying for a visitor's visa? Is there ...
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Married to an Italian citizen, but I need to go to Germany alone, do I need a visa?

I am a South Korean, married to an Italian woman. Currently, I ran out of visa (the tourist visa) and I had no time to redo the marriage visa. So I am currently overstaying with a tourist visa for ...
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Funding friend's visit to UK from USA

My girlfriend who lives in the US wants to visit me in the UK for a couple of weeks. I will be funding her while she stays here and I'm a bit worried she'll have a problem when she arrives and goes ...
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Check ETA approval

I've applied for ETA through EasyETA.com. It says in the confirmation email that my application has been approved. However, I would like to double confirm my approval (as I did not apply through the ...
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UK Entry Stamp - different from a visa?

I've seen similar questions like this on the site before, but was wondering if anyone was able to point me to an official site that says that, as an American citizen traveling to the UK, the stamp put ...
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French and Armenian passports travel to Germany by Russia

What I have French Passport Armenian Passport I need to travel to Germany on a transit flight which passes by Moscow. Since I have an Armenian passport I can stay in Russia for 90 days without any ...
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American Allowance in Schengen Area vs Having a Schengen Visa in Schengen area

I am aware of the 90/180 rule of the Schengen agreement stating that one in possession of a Schengen visa can only stay in the Shengen area (regardless of which country it is) for 90 days in any 180-...
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Can a person travel using their i94 as an ID?

my brother in law recently was admitted to this our country and after spending a few days at his ort of entry with family now wishes to make his way up to his final destination. can i reserve him a ...