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My answer will be about how to get help in a "complicated situation". Other people have already explained that you need permission from your parents to travel; and the police will return you to your parents if they notice you haven't one. While we do not know you situation, there are a number of ways to get help to resolve a difficult situation. Even if you ...


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If you don't know what a visa is then you haven't begun to understand the complexity of what you seem to be attempting. You can visit the UK on a US passport without a visa, but you can't live there. If you show up at the UK border you can expect to be asked about your plans. If you don't have a credible plan for your stay, including how you'll return to ...


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To quote the Verordnung zur Durchführung des Passgesetzes (Passverordnung – PassV), the regulation for the implementation of the passport law: Anlage 11 Formale Anforderungen an die Einträge in Pässe im Sinne des § 1 Absatz 2 des Passgesetzes […] Die alphanumerische Seriennummer des Reisepasses, Dienstpasses und Diplomatenpasses wird ...


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The Israel passport stamp may cause a entry problem with when visiting the following countries, not USA: there does seem to be some consensus as to which countries do restrict access. They are as follows: Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq (except the northern Kurdish region), Sudan, Yemen, There have also been reports of ...


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The German Bundespolizei suggests that to leave Germany as a minor you should have a letter by both/all of your legal guardians, stating your identity, their identity and contact details, your travel plans, the identity of any adults other than your guardians you're traveling with. This is completely independent of your passport or immigration status. ...


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Israel never stamps passports at Ben Gurion (TLV) Airport. They always hand you a separate ticket to keep with your passport. As per the other answers, the USA is about the last place to worry about for this subject, but, in fact, there's no stamp to worry about at all.


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If you have a US passport, you don't need a Visa to travel to the UK . Most airlines allow you to travel alone when you are 12 or older. Different airlines have different rules, you should check with your airline Some airlines may require a letter of consent from your parents or guardian (Erziegungsberechtigter) You may get some questioning at check in or at ...


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More than a quarter of Israeli exports go to the United States and 13% of imports come from there. Not only does a free trade agreement exist between the USA and Israel but it was the first such agreement the USA entered into. Many large USA companies operate significant research centers there including Intel, Microsoft, Apple. Notably the Haifa research ...


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Frame challenge (, I think they say here ....) @Autumn - how do you plan on supporting yourself when arriving in the UK? As a minor, you will not be able to work, rent property, or open a bank account in the UK. I don't know your situation, but as you've not mentioned friends or family I'm concerned you may be planning to meet somebody you've met on the ...


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German driving licence would be good to rent a car for 1 month or do we need an international driving licence? You can usually rent a car and drive with a valid driver's license from your home country in USA. An international license may be helpful in convincing the car rental agent that you really have a valid license when they cannot recognize or ...


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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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So, this is what the concerned person told me: Unfortunately his train was stopped at Brig, whereby he was kicked off. The Swiss spent about 2.5 hours interrogating and fingerprinting him. In the end, he was issued an emergency identity certificate confirming his status, as well as an onward ticket to Paris via Lausanne. On the way back from Paris to ...


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You indicated in a comment that your wife has German citizenship, and that she will be traveling with your daughter (and with you, though that's not relevant for our purposes). Because of those facts, your daughter can benefit from freedom of movement as laid out in directive 2004/38/EC, as the family member of an EU citizen. It's therefore not necessary for ...


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If you trust Wikipedia, it's a zero. I can't get any more specific with sourcing, as my German is pretty poor and I can't go through the sources listed.


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Is it possible to enter Beijing and exit through Shanghai airport? NO, because first of all Beijing doesn't has a transit visa policy for 144 hours. Beijing only offer 72 hour-visa-free-transit policy. Further changing airport or leaving Beijing city is not permitted. Source:Beijing International Airport "Beijing offers 72-hour visa-free transit for ...


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Attending a scientific conference is an activity permitted under the Visa Waiver Program, which you as a German citizen are entitled to use. This includes presenting at a conference, assuming you are not being paid directly for doing so. Tourism is also a permitted activity so you can do either or both on any visit. If the combined total of your stays in ...


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Away from the U.S. less than 180 days, no problem. Between 180 days and a year, maybe a problem. More than a year, definitely a problem. You should plan to return home (the U.S. is your home, right?) before the 1 year mark, and be prepared to explain why you were away so long and show evidence that you have not abandoned your residency. It's important to ...


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Yes. As a German citizen, you are covered by the European Union's freedom of movement right. However, with an expired passport, you may have some trouble asserting this. Some countries officially accept expired documents up to a certain point, but I don't know whether Italy is one, let alone for how long they accept them. You also have to worry about the ...


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Since you need to collect your luggage and check in again, you'll have to go through immigration. According to Timatic, German citizens do need visas to enter Kuwait. The same source also says that you are eligible for a visa on arrival, for a fee of "no more than KWD 3" (€9). If you want to save time while transiting, you could also get an e-visa ...


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Usually embassies might not care that much about that but given the technical nature of the problem and the long delays involved, some US embassies explicitly advise travellers that they can get their passport back. The notice on the website of the embassy in Berlin is much shorter but I am sure they would do it too.


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The USCIS Maintaining Permanent Residency does not give any timelines on when they would consider someone to have abandoned their permanent residency status in the US. Some items that could cause that include taking up residency in another country, not filing tax returns, not maintaining a residence (house/apartment) in the USA, etc. Another USCIS page, ...


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I was in the Ukraine in May traveling on a Western European passport. Upon entry, not a single question was asked. Not even purpose of visit or which regions I would visit. I simply got stamped in and that was that. Based on this experience, I assume that it is not generally enforced and rarely checked. Probably they start asking this kind of things only ...


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German embassies abroad can provide a "Reiseausweis als Passersatz" for Germans who have lost their papers. This is supposed to be used to get back to Germany, but according to German websites this is accepted by other EU countries as well.


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Yes, you have to change the passport. This tells * : Was viele nicht wissen – wenn Ihr Baby, Kleinkind oder Kind zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Reise keine Ähnlichkeit mehr hat mit dem Lichtbild im Pass, dann kann es sein, dass der Pass nicht mehr akzeptiert und für ungültig erklärt wird. or, in English, What many do not know - if your baby, toddler, or child ...


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I am not a lawyer or otherwise expert of US immigration law but it is my understanding that the ESTA and the Visa Waiver Program are two distinct things. The language on the US State Department's VWP website seems quite clear: Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to ...


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According to the US Visa Service this number refers to the ID number on the German Personalausweis: Die "National ID Number" bzw. nationale Identitätsnummer ist für deutsche Staatsangehörige ein Pflichtfeld. Die "National ID Number" bezieht sich auf die Personalausweisnummer (= Nummer des vom Land ausgestellten Identitätsdokuments). Diese Nummer ist ...


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According to Timatic, the database used by the airlines for passport and visa requirements, Australia requires a visa for visitors traveling on refugee travel documents: Visa required.


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Your boyfriend will have to apply for a new passport at his local German mission in Mexico. The reason being that he is not looking to go back to Germany, and thus does not need a one-off document to get home. Indeed he wants to continue travelling and thus will need a brand new German passport. Once he obtains a new passport he will have to apply for a ...


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