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Questions tagged [visa-runs]

Leaving a country for a short time in order to renew your visa or obtain a new one.

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Stayin in Canada as a tourist for extended time

Let's say I have US and Canada tourist visas. I can stay in Canada for 6 months and must then leave the country. Could I just go to the US for a few days and come back to Canada, as this would be a ...
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US citizen in UK on a tier 4 visa. When it expires I want to leave & then re-enter UK as a Tourist, do I need to go back to US first?

I am a US citizen, currently living in the UK on a tier 4 visa. When it expires (March) I want to leave & then re-enter UK as a Tourist for a period of less than six months, to visit family and go ...
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How long does a person need to be out of South Africa before they can return [duplicate]

My girlfriend is from the UK and has been in SA for 3 months, she went to a neighbouring country and when she returned to SA they gave her another 90 days. How long does she have to be out of the ...
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What is the time gap allowed between South African visitors visas?

I have a relative who has currently a South Africa 90-day visitor visa which will expire shortly. What is the time period would she have to wait before applying for another tourist visa from her home ...
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FMT rules - stay longer than 6 months?

Can I (a Canadian) stay longer in Mexico (longer than 6 months) on a Tourist visa if I leave Mexico, and say go to Belize for a couple days, and return on another 6 month FMT? In turn, stay for ...
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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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Entry and exit of Malaysia for multiple entry visa [duplicate]

I am a multiple entry visa holder for Malaysia for one year. I will be completing my first 30-day stay in two days. If I need to exit and re-enter Malaysia, how many days do I need to stay out of ...
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Second 60 days tourist visa Indonesia

I want to go to Indonesia for 4 months to travel, I am a dutch citizen and getting a 60 days tourist visa in the Netherlands. I am planning on booking a ticket to Singapore to visit universal studio'...
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USA visa run on a tourist visa

I have a 5-year US visa that gives me 6 months each visit. I am thinking of doing my dental treatment (braces) here in The US. But the problem is, it takes 18 months. Can I do visa runs like to Europe ...
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How many days can I stay in Korea annually?

I came here in Korea last year in October and left at the end of December because of my tourist visa. I entered Korea again on 1st January 2018 after I went back to my country, Malaysia and stayed for ...
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Reenter the US on VWP [duplicate]

I've been searching and came across to a lot of very useful information already on the VWP and implications on staying longer than 90days under the VWP. I'm fully aware of the fact that you can stay ...
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How long do I need to stay in Vietnam when doing a visa run from Cambodia for a baby?

I have a newborn in Cambodia and finally got to the point where I have a Lithuanian passport with Cambodian exit visa stamped in, valid for 7 days. I will need to leave the country with the baby and ...
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US visa run by entering Mexico? [duplicate]

I'm in the US visiting family (from Ireland). My 90 days comes to an end in about a week. Can I cross the border (Tijuana), have lunch and return - getting my passport stamped, letting me stay for ...
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Can I do an Oman visa change/run on a tourist visa?

We have 3-month tourist visit visa to the UAE which expiring soon. Is it possible to exit via Oman and apply for another visa from there? They say it's a visa change or run. How is the process done? ...
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Do you get another 6 months on each visit to New Zealand?

Next year I plan to: Travel to NZ from the UK (visa-waiver applies so single entry visa automatically granted I think for 6 months) & stay for up to a week Go to Australia for 2 or 3 weeks (I ...
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Can I exit Canada for a couple of days to renew my status as a visitor? [duplicate]

I am currently in Canada as a tourist, however, according to the CIC I am only allowed to remain in Canada as a visitor for a total of 6 months. My question is, if I were to leave Canada and go to the ...
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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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What is Taiwan's stance on visa runs?

I am planning on going to Taiwan for close to 90 days, a period I am eligible for visa-free entry for. Would it be OK (or possible), for me to temporarily fly out of Taiwan just to get another 90 days,...
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Does traveling to Costa Rica reset the 90 day clock for Puerto Rico? [duplicate]

My daughter is in Puerto Rico, she wants to stay for 90 days and then travel to Costa Rica, and then return to Puerto Rico/the US, she was told at the airport that some countries don't count as ...
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Can I do a visa run by going through immigration at the airport and then immediately going back?

I have a 10-year China visa that has a 2-month limit on each stay. I usually take the opportunity to do a quick trip somewhere and see some friends around Asia, but sometimes I don't have the time to ...
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Visiting Cuba twice in short period, exceeding 30 days

I know that Cuba requires you to have a tourist card, valid for 30 days. You can get an extension in Cuba for another 30 days. Is there, however, a limit on how soon you can reenter after an extended ...
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As a Canadian citizen, how often can I visit the US?

I'm Canadian, entering the USA for the requisite maximum of 6 months. How soon can I re-enter the USA after crossing back into Canada?
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Staying for 8-12 months on Visit Visa [closed]

What is the best and easiest way to stay in Malaysia for 8-12 months without going back home. I heard we can do via crossing borders. If we do in that way we need visa of Singapore or Thailand, if ...
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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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How to restart 90 day period in USA [duplicate]

Ill be staying in USA, California for 90 days then leaving to another country; possibly cuba, costa rica etc. Would I then be able to go back to the USA for 18 days then fly home to my country of ...
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If I leave and enter Taiwan on same day, does this restart my day count under a travel visa?

I often travel from Taiwan to China for short periods, and my last trip was to Shanghai just for the day. If my Taiwan visa has a 90-day limit per entry, did the day-trip reset the count?
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Can I extend my stay in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) beyond 90 days by doing a visa run?

I am US citizen. We are allowed to stay in Malaysia for 90 days. Can I extend my 90 days if I cross over to Singapore and return to Kuala Lumpur the following day, hence getting another 90 days "...
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If I leave South Africa to visit a neighboring country, will I get a fresh 90 day stay upon coming back? [duplicate]

I am a South African returning to live the country after having lived in the UK for the past 15 years. I returned on a UK passport (on a 90 day tourist visa) hoping to re-apply for my South African ...
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Re entering Vietnam every 90 days

Longest visa to stay in Vietnam is 3 months, 'letter of approval' must be arranged before entering country and has to happen by air into one of major airports. To remain pretty much indefinitely Is ...
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How visa days are counted? (Malaysia)

I have a 30 days stamped on my passport, currently I can't get my head around on how those days are counted. Quintessentially, are the visa days counted the day one gets the stamp, or the day after ...
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Can Europeans reset their “time in Canada” clock by visiting the US?

If a Swiss citizen comes to Canada and stays for 6 months, can they travel to USA for example, for a short period of time, and then return to Canada for another 6 months? How long must they stay out ...
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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

I hope someone can help me. I am currently on holiday for 3 months in America under the Visa Waiver Program and would like to stay an extra 2 or 3 weeks. I know I will have to leave the country, ...
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Does a visa run in Taiwan really involve applying for a new visa every time, or just relying on visa-exempt passport entry? [closed]

Background: I've lived in Taiwan for 3 years now, always with an ARC (as I've always been employed by a Taiwanese company with the power to apply for an ARC for me up until now). I've applied for a ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

My friend tells me that I can leave South Korea for 1 night and re-enter, to reset my 90 days. For example, an American could enter Korea and stay for 90 days and then go to Japan or China (any place ...
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90 days stay with tourist visa in USA

Chile has VWP, yet I still have the regular tourist visa stamp on my passport and must enter the USA with it. If I leave the country (USA) for a few days to go to Canada and then return, does a new 90-...
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Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?

I'm in Guangzhou with just a few days left on my tourist visa. I intended to apply for a visa extension here tomorrow morning (Monday). That should cost about $31 USD. But just found out a travel ...
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Malaysia Visa Run [closed]

I have been a student for 2 years in Malaysia and my student visa is set to expire on July 17th. I am planning to do a visa run on July 17th to Singapore and stay there for 3-4 days then come back to ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they re-...
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US citizen with my 90 days almost over - if I leave Italy and go to Croatia and back to Italy will my 90 days reset? [duplicate]

I've read a plethora of forums and websites on this topic. It appears that many experienced and recent travelers do this and there is no problem, especially from France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Yet, ...
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UK ESTA USA Visa run

I am spending 2 months in the USA with friends, then plan to go back to London for a month, then back to the USA for another two months. Just to hang out with friends again. I can easily prove, that ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? Part 2

i saw and analyses deeply this FAQ at Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP? and i have one more doubt about the 90 days rule of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) just to be ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP?

I currently am on the Visa Waiver Program (valid until September 2016) and am allowed to stay 90 days in the USA. I will be leaving before the end of the 90 days, going to Guatemala or Costa Rica, ...
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90 day holiday visa for South Korea

I'm Australian and plan on going to South Korea with my bf for he has work there. Can I stay there for 90 days, leave the country for x amount of time then return for another period of time....?
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Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program? [duplicate]

I have an Australian passport and will be visiting the US as a tourist. Under the VWP, I know I'm allowed to stay in the US for 90 days maximum. My dates are 5 November 2014 to 2 February 2015. I ...
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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What documents do I need to do a visa run at Thailand/Myanmar border?

I'm having a hard time figuring out what documents I need to provide when I show up at the Burmese border to do a Thai visa run. According to http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/the-required-terms-and-...
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Visa Waiver Tourist Re-entry

I know this question has been asked before but it was years ago and I would like to get some current information. I'm in California as a tourist with the Visa Waiver Program. My 90 days expire on ...
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Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I've heard about US expats temporarily leaving Taiwan for a weekend so that they can stay an additional 90 days under visa exempt entry. I have two questions about this practice: Is there a minimum ...
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Is it possible to stay in Laos for one year with tourist visas only?

My girlfriend and I will go to Laos for one year. She will have work there. We are not married and, anyway, the situation doesn't allow anything but a tourist visa for me because I will continue to ...