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Unlawful presence does not accrue for children under 18: An alien whose unlawful status begins before his or her 18th birthday does not begin to accrue unlawful presence for purposes of section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Act until the day after his or her 18th birthday pursuant to section 212(a)(9)(B)(iii)(I) of the Act. If you leave before 180 days of ...


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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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Make sure you meet the requirements First - really actually first, before any plans for the day-of are even made, double-check your requirements. Many airlines will assume a passenger has a common photo ID like a drivers' license, which is of course age-restricted. You might need to arrange another form of ID (like a passport) - and something like a school ...


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I did a bit of unaccompanied traveling in the EU when I was your age. (But I've never hitchhiked.) Legal aspects As EU/Schengen citizens both of you are entitled to travel quite freely in all these countries. Even if there would happen to be some border controls it would not be a problem. Of course, it's wise to bring your passports so that you can easily ...


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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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According to Alaska's policy: Unaccompanied minor service is required for all children, ages 5 through 12 years old, traveling without a parent, legal guardian, or other adult at least 18 years of age. So this would only be possible if the teenager was 18 or over.


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My four children have travelled alone, extensively (from UM travel to Europe at age 6, through "solo" flying from age 13). Based on my experience, for a child traveling alone, there are several important things (in no particular order): pack light: at most one checked bag and one compact carry-on. Never mind the right to have "a personal item" as well - the ...


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For a domestic flight you typically get to the airport 1-2h before your flight. Some airlines have designated terminals, it's practical to be dropped off there. Step 1: Check-in First thing to do is check in, there's a couple ways to do this. Look for the WestJet desks and use the self-serve kiosk to check in, print your boarding pass and tags for your ...


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If you're underage, confirm in advance with the locations you'll be traveling. Couch surfing is out of the picture if you're using couchsurfing.com, since being under 18 violates the terms of service. Some hostels will allow you to stay if you're above the age of 16, but they usually require parental authorization. Some just have a form, some require a ...


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You should be able, but you'll need: written, notarized permission from both of your parents or guardians a valid passport an appropriate visa to visit Russia (assuming you're not a Russian citizen) It is quite possible you'll be questioned on arrival as to whom you will be staying with in Russia. (It's possible this will happen during the visa ...


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According to the US Bureau of Consular Affairs (click "More" under the parental consent section), your sister will need to provide legal evidence that she has sole custody of the child, or submit form DS-5525, along with evidence for the special circumstances she describes. If she does not have this yet, then she will need to acquire this (shouldn't be ...


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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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In general, gate passes are issued by the airlines, not by the airports. JetBlue's website implies that they do generally issue gate passes to allow guardians to meet unaccompanied minors: Drop-off / Pick-up information Please note, the parent/guardian must request a gate pass at the airport ticket counter to drop off their minor at the departure ...


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Yes, this is possible. In addition to a valid passport and an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), or visa (if you are not UK citizens/visa-free nationals http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp), from https://www.iatatravelcentre.com all children irrespective of nationality traveling alone are strongly advised to hold a consent letter signed by a ...


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If you are flying from the US to Spain via Düsseldorf, you will clear immigration for the Schengen area on arrival in Düsseldorf. After that nobody is going to stop you from going wherever you like. For instance, you can take the SkyTrain directly from your arrival terminal to Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen (Düsseldorf Airport train station; €2.60) and then ...


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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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You are a citizen of the European Union and as such entitled to freedom of movement. Authorities might be concerned whether you are running away but a simple letter from your parents will convince them you are not. You will find the Documents for minors page useful. For Germany: In addition to their own valid travel document (passport or ID card), ...


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Consider using Westjet's unaccompanied minor service. They will take care of you and guide you to your plane, making sure you don't get lost or be late to your flight. While this is not free, it's the safest and most foolproof way of getting to your destination safely and on time.


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Most airlines set a minimum age where children can travel alone. The exact policies will vary between airlines, but they generally work like this: Minimum age to fly alone at all. This is often around age 5 for airlines in the US. Children below this age must always fly with a parent or other responsible adult. Unaccompanied minor service. Some airlines ...


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I'm assuming that this is a Standard Visitor Visa. No, you cannot make the trip alone with your current visa. A letter from your mother doesn't help, because your visa conditions are set by the authority that issues the visa (in this case, that's the UK). Nobody else can remove those conditions. UK visitor visas for people aged below 18 can be issued for ...


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As stated in fkraiem's answer, the relevant legislation applies only in Tokyo (although quite a few other places have similar laws). Here's the section in question: 東京都青少年の健全な育成に関する条例 青少年 十八歳未満の者をいう。 十八歳未満の者をいう (深夜外出の制限) 第十五条の四 保護者は、通勤又は通学その他正当な理由がある場合を除き、深夜(午後十一時から翌日午前四時までの時間をいう。以下同じ。)に青少年を外出させないように努めなければならない。 2 何人も、...


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As you are not of an age of majority (ie, an adult); you can avail the special services Emirates provides for young travelers: Can my child travel alone on an Emirates flight? Yes. Emirates has two categories of service, with separate conditions and requirements, for our passengers between the ages of 5 and 16 who are travelling unaccompanied by ...


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Note that in addition to border control, you'll have to fulfill requirements of the airline for unaccompanied minors. Obviously, those will depend on the airline. Typical requirements include: taking only direct flights or flights with connections from the same airline. night flights may be closed to unaccompanied minors. your parents / legal guardians may ...


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No, there is no international standard, these policies are entirely up to the airline. As rough guidelines: For "unaccompanied minors", meaning traveling alone but with support from airline staff (usually a paid service), most airlines draw the line at 5 or 6 years. However, many impose additional restrictions if there are connecting flights, especially ...


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You need a written statement from your guardian telling that you are allowed to travel without supervision in Croatia. I was a leader for the Swedish Explorer Belt in Croatia this year (2016). We took about 40 youth in the age of 16-19 to Croatia where they got to hike in pairs for ten days. A source for the details regarding this has now been included in ...


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You generally need no special paperwork. You do need to appear mature, clean, have travel means and plans (e.g., an ID, a small bit of provable money, have some rough plans around duration of stay in each country and around accommodation) and basic knowledge of, and respect for, local laws. Actually I need to correct myself here. Croatia has local laws ...


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As far as I know, it is not possible; you'd be getting two tickets. All the passengers on a itinerary are supposed to fly exactly the same itinerary. So you can do it one of the following ways: Buy one one-way ticket for yourself, and another one-way ticket for both of you. This is what airlines want you to do - and they would love you for that - and this ...


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It might only solve a part of your problem, but there are plenty of camping sites in Sweden and Norway, where you have at least access to usually very decent sanitary installations (toilets and showers). Many of the camping sites have recreational rooms and/or communal kitchens, where you can spend some time inside, meet people and cook some food. Most ...


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There is no special procedure or any extra document needed for minors to cross the German border (you do need a passport/ID card and, possibly, a visa). Note that if you don't leave the international transit area, you probably won't have to go through a passport check at all and if you are an EU citizen, you should not be asked any question (or at least ...


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