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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

These questions are very tedious as the only answer is "The border agent has absolute, absolutely unlimited, absolutely total power to do absolutely anything they want, absolutely at their own ...
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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

Let's be realistic about this: The UK decided to give you a 10 year ban. They don't do that just because. Even though it was 15 years ago, most governments have very long memories, and the UK is no ...
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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

The standard advice on the Gov.uk website for visa-free nationals says: You may want to apply for a Standard Visitor visa if you have a criminal record or you’ve previously been refused entry into ...
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X Gender Marker: Entry Restrictions?

To add on to @jcaron's answer, I manually checked the Timatic entry of every country in the world (the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 list of countries and territories, specifically). The only countries listed in ...
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X Gender Marker: Entry Restrictions?

One such example involves the United Arab Emirates (most known for Dubai). The Timatic entry for the UAE reads: Passengers must have a travel document with gender F or M to enter and transit. ...
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Leaving Mumbai airport departure premises before check in

Yes, you can exit the terminal to the street by just walking out the door you came in. They may ask you if it is your intention to leave, since you will need to clear security at the entry once again, ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

My solution was simple: switch to a bank/card that isn’t a pain to use. If your bank/card makes you jump through hoops to use your money, change it. The second tip is to simply have multiple cards, so ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

There are a couple different ways to handle this, although what will work depends on your card issuer and how they handle this. They control the entire process of whether it gets accepted, even if ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

One thing nobody has said yet: Don't forget these measures are for the bank's protection not yours. The bank (or credit card company) are (mostly) liable for fraudulent transactions. And one of the ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

While I'm at home I can still deal with it, but 2FA or fraud alerts are very difficult to deal with when you are on the road with limited or no connectivity. In my travels, I've deal with the 2FA ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

I've been traveling non-stop for the past couple of years. Although we carry a stack of cards just in case, our strategy has simplified to using only one Mastercard and one Visa from a travel-oriented ...
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Travel visa for China (Airport visit only) Japan to China - US Citizen

What you tried to do is not allowed by the TWOV rules. You need to fly in a triangle A-B-C, where: A is an airport outside the PRC. B is an airport in the PRC. C is an airport outside the PRC, AND ...
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Travel visa for China (Airport visit only) Japan to China - US Citizen

The 72/144 hour transit without visa facility is for people who are transiting China on their way to a destination outside China. Visaforchina.cn: 2.1 What are the requirements for a 72 hour visa-...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

Different banks use different ways of detecting and avoiding fraud. I have not used a bank that has a feature to enable/disable abroad payments on their mobile app, so I had to physically go to the ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

Does anyone has tips or tricks how to handle or deal with this ? My primary card is from BoFA, similar to your situation. While their card is a bit finicky about international transactions, there is ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

There is no single/simple answer to this question, as every bank (and card vendor) uses different measures for anti-fraud. However I can provide some general hints and tips... The first thing you can ...
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How to make my credit card "less" secure for travel?

I once made a trip to the US, Canada and Mexico, and didn't have problems in US and Canada, but in Mexico my cards declined. I had to disable some "abroad payments disabled" setting in my ...
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How to transfer between 2 international flights on IAH within 2 hours as ESTA holder?

I want to report back after it has already been done. The agents from the airline expedited all people with tight transfers to the immigration, so we were able to go via passport control easily. The ...
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Indian passport holder with less than 6 months before expiry travelling back to India

You are allowed to travel to India till the date of expiry of passport. You have to renew the passport in India before traveling back. The information you got for 6 months is valid only for visiting ...
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Travelling to Pakistan

It's generally recommended to have at least 6 months validity on your passport for international travel. You might want to check with your airline and the countries you're visiting to be sure.
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Travelling to Pakistan

Timatic says the passport needs to be valid on arrival, without any other mention. However, since you don't say where you are transiting, this is not fool-proof.
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Dual citizenship: passport with valid visa is expired

That's complicated. I suggest putting your and your son's details separately into travel document checkers such as https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/passport-visa-health-travel-document-requirements....
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Limit of electronics items to carry from HK via flight?

The limit is not so much a "from" issue, but a "to". Hong Kong Customs don't care what you take with you when you leave. The airline might object to batteries in the cargo hold, ...
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