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CBP generally prohibits interviewees from having access to legal counsel during immigration inspection. The American Immigration Council's Behind Closed Doors: An Overview of DHS Restrictions on Access to Counsel has a fairly thorough account of the restrictions and of their dubious legality.


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You cannot use just a green card to fly from France to the US because you cannot clear the passport control for departing passengers with the green card. For that, you'll need either a French passport (which you do not have) or a French national ID card. Even if you have both the green card and the national ID, the airline might require you to have a ...


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Typically, yes. The airline doesn't really care what nationality you are or which passport you use, all they need to know is that you will be accepted at the destination country, and they'll accept whatever documentation you have for this. The one major caveat to this is countries that insist on passenger info being registered well in advance, notably the US....


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Because you have been issued a new passport, your previous passport is no longer valid. When your consulate issues you a new passport, they should do something to the old passport to indicate this: keep it and not return it to you clip a corner of the cover punch holes in it stamp it as "invalid" somewhere give you a "cancelled" sticker ...


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In theory, if you lose your passport and someone finds it, they could mail it to your address. Alternatively, if you have some sort of incapacitating emergency, somebody could contact you at the address. Here's an Australian passport's address page which makes this explicit: In practice, this never happens. If you lose your passport while travelling, you ...


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The Canadian Government provides a questionnaire to determine which possibilities you have to visit Canada and if a visa is required. In addition to your citizenship, there are a few other issues which may be relevant to determine the requirements, e.g. country of residence, any relationship with Canadian citizens, age or any previous permanent residence in ...


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This is the temporary shack on the Cambodian side. You can see the elaborate roof of the bigger newer building hiding behind the welcome sign. This was January 2015. The new building may be open by now. The Lao side at the time looked more substantial. I don't recall an ATM or a bank. Maybe but I kinda don't think there was. I would get US dollars before ...


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You will need either a valid passport or valid carte d'identité (CNI) to exit France. To enter the US, the Green card is enough, as stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: Passport Exemptions: - Passengers with a Permanent Resident/Resident Alien Card (Form I-551). If you have a CNI, and end up using that and the Green card, you should ...


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I'll post as an answer but this is more of an update to @hippietrail answer. I actually crossed the border today (Laos -> Cambodia). The tenporary shack is still there, still in use. No sign of an atm directly at the border (on either side of it). In Stung Treng (Cambodian side, kilometres away) there are some atms (with US dollars). At the bus station of ...


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If your son is a French citizen, he can enter and remain in France, period. All he needs is proof of it. Since he is a French national by virtue of you being French, all it takes is: Your French passport; His US passport; Proof that he applied for a certificate of French citizenship; His birth certificate (recommended for the UK) A printout of the French ...


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I found the following on the UAE embassy site in the United Kingdom: Stop at Transit Any person transiting less than 12 hours can stop at the airport until they make their connection, provided they have a visa and confirmed ticket to their next destination. http://www.uae-embassy.ae/Embassies/uk/Content/591 So it seems that as long as: You ...


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I'm afraid if you consider these questions too intrusive, you won't want to visit many countries, not just Morocco. Questions about ethnic origin are common. India, for example, wants to know about Pakistani ancestry, even if you were born somewhere else (e.g., USA). My mother was very offended when the Jordanian border guard flat-out asked her if she were ...


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To visit a fair falls under doing business, if it is part of your job, when being sent over by a foreign company. Specially if you want to do negotiations or even sign contracts. So you would need a business visa. If the fair you are visiting is an industrial fair such as for machinery or trade, you will need a business visa. However, there is conflicting ...


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Your question seems to depend on the common assumption that airline bookings are bound to a specific passport. That assumption is entirely incorrect. One man even took a woman on a round-the-world trip simply because she had the same name as his ex-girlfriend. I routinely use different passports for different flights on the same booking (a US passport and ...


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According to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Citizens of the following countries ( holders of Regular Passports ) are exempted from UAE visa: [France is in this list] It should be noted that this list may change vary slightly from time to time and it is therefore best to check with your local UAE embassy or the airline that you are using to fly to the ...


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I had the same situation, flying to Delhi, and visiting Nepal before returning to Delhi. The embassy can issue a special waiver of the "no returns within two months" rule. Personally I was on a multiple entry business visa, but I forgot to get the special waiver. Nobody said anything when I returned after a weekend in Nepal, but I wouldn't count on it.


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If your connecting flight is cancelled before you depart for NRT, the airline will update your itinerary, and you have the right to insist on a new itinerary, potentially through a different connecting airport, that is valid in terms of visas, COVID entry requirements etc. (That said, if they can't find one, the airline also has the right to cancel your ...


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You can use either passport with no problem, however: I recommend you apply for the ESTA with your French passport and transit the US with it. The reason is this: Visa Waiver Program travelers may use Automated Passport Control kiosks to clear immigration. This is usually much faster than waiting in the immigration queue with visa holders and first-time ...


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UPDATE It seems that the requirement of a minimum stay outside of India for 2 months has been lifted on 4th Dec 2012: http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/news.html This is for information that restriction of TWO months gap between two visits has been removed by the Government of India from 4th Dec 2012. This stipulation of two months gap does not apply on any ...


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Simple answer: Yes! The 30-day grace period exists to give you time to relocate out of the US - it allows you to stay in the country for up to 30 days, but without being able to work/study/etc, as technically you are out of status as your J1 has finished/expired. If you leave the country during this period then you can not re-enter using your J1, as it is ...


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The obvious choice is eVisitor. Conditions of an ETA are: You can enter Australia as many times as you want during a 12 month period from the date the ETA is granted or until the expiry date of your passport, whichever is earlier. You can stay in Australia for a maximum of three months on each visit. You must not work while in ...


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You don't need the ESTA/VWP for the land crossing into the US (link). However, for your return trip you WILL need an ESTA since you will be arriving by air from France.


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Seems "Yes": Renewal Vietnam visa: means that you are granted a new visa stamp and visa sticker on your passport with the new duration permission. The staying length is valid maximum in 3 months. Moreover the visa renewal fee is higher than the visa extension fee because we have to pay stamping fee and visa sticker fee for you. Visa renewal is ready ...


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Just because you are denied entry does not mean your girlfriend is, unless they believe she has aided you in making a fraudulent application. This is true no matter what kind of ESTA application you have. She will not be 'returned' anywhere just because you are. If she wants to return with you she is going to have to pay for the appropriate tickets.


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You are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program country (France). (Here's a list of Visa Waiver Program countries) Therefore: If you plan to travel overland from Canada to US (bus, train, or car) you do not need to do anything in advance. At the border you will fill out an I-94W form. Source If traveling by air, you should get electronic authorization first ...


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There is a long thread over on Thorn Tree about the same question. While there are lots of different opinions, it seems that if both flights are from Terminal 3, you don't need to go through immigration and don't need a transit or other visa at all. Here's a quote from one of the posts: Please note, both your flights will arrive and depart from the new ...


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Visa requirements depend on your nationality. For some citizens, a tourist visa can be obtained upon arrival. But I wouldn't rely solely on the information in the previous link. Read, for example, this. Meanwhile, many (all?) of India's consulates now have outsourced visa application procedures to third parties, meaning that there doesn't seem to be much ...


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Based on numerous reports, the US consulates around the world seem to be fairly strict in issuing B2 visas to people from Visa Waiver Program countries - especially younger people and/or those without a good reason to need more than the VWP offers beyond "I want to stay for more than 3 months". You really have 2 options : Use the VWP, and stay less than ...


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Late answer on this topic but wanted to share my thought and recent experience on that! I don't think using an expired but extended ID card would work I'm afraid, and clearly you shouldn't take the gamble! In essence, the UK haven't acknowledged this tricky decree from 2014 so don't rely on it to cross the border. I've recently faced an issue with the UK ...


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