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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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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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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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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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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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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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I called the airline and they said an authorization is not necessary, but recommended. My question was because some countries do require an authorization from parents, because of child traffic. So I will probably write a letter and have it notarized, just in case. Better safe than sorry.


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I've had success just asking at the check-in counter. They gave me a "boarding pass to nowhere" (looks like a boarding pass but I can't actually use it to get on a plane) which I then showed to the TSA agents. I imagine they have discretion, and this might vary by airport (mine was in Seattle), so you might want to call the airline ahead of time to make sure....


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(Once again, I am unsure of what a visa is. Sorry.) Citizens are allowed to live and work in their homeland. Foreigners need permission. The details depend on the laws of the destination country, the country of origin of the applicant, and the length and purpose of stay. Sometimes the application must be made before arrival. This is called a visa or an ...


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Alaska explicitly states that you have to call them in this situation (or a situation very close to this one): If a friend or family member will be meeting the child passenger(s) in a connecting city, you must call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522 (TTY: Dial 711 for Relay Services), prior to travel.


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From personal experience: I doubt the immigration officer will raise an eyebrow, especially if you don't speak Japanese. I visited Japan the first time when I was 16. I traveled with my friends, but did not meet up with them until I passed immigration. At the time, I didn't speak much Japanese, so I showed the immigration officer my passport and he asked me ...


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This happened to me and my brothers. We didn't realise we had to be accompanied by our dad, and when we arrived at the UK border in Stansted airport, they wouldn't let us in. We had to call my dad who was already in the UK waiting for us at the airport to come so they could verify his passport and identify. But after all that, the visa got stamped and they ...


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As an EU citizen, you have a right to travel to Germany with minimal fuss. As a minor, Germany will try to protect you against running away from your parents or being abducted. According to German law, your legal guardians have the right and the duty to determine your locaction. They should do that in accordance with your age and maturity, so the law does ...


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I think it is true. You probably won't need a consent letter from your parents, but it couldn't hurt to have one. I would probably carry a letter signed by both of them, along with photocopies of their passports or IDs showing a matching signature. But I suppose you are unlikely to have to show it to anyone. You won't normally encounter government ...


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One can never predict for certain what will happen with an application, but if you got a ten year tourist visa it seems they are not holding your overstay against you (indeed they shouldn't since you were a minor and thus didn't accrue illegal presence), so from your question I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be eligible for an F1 if you were enrolling ...


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1) Is there an age limit to travel alone eg: should be above 10 years atleast ? No. Young children will need to be in the company of a responsible adult. Older children can travel alone, although airlines require children in a certain age range to use the "unaccompanied minor" service in that case. The details and the specific range of age varies from ...


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The bad: You can travel as tourist using your American passport to the UK for up to 6 months. You cannot move and start living in the UK using your American passport. You would need a visa for that (without a parent/guardian and money you will highly likely not be able to get it). If you manage to arrive to the UK border and you mention you want to move ...


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You can enter Germany (or any EU state) with just your Cyprus national ID card; a passport is not strictly required but it is good to travel with it in case you intend to travel to some other countries later. It's recommended that you also carry a letter of consent signed by your parent(s) or guardian(s): In addition to their own valid travel document (...


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Yes you can travel alone, but as you have US and Russian citizenship you should note this advice from the US Dept of State Bureau of Consular Affairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/RussianFederation.html “Minors who also have Russian citizenship and are traveling alone or in ...


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According to Russian federal law, a child that goes abroad with one parent (guardian) does not require written consent from another parent, UNLESS another parent did not limit their child to leave Russia by submitting a written request to federal migration services (the way these requests are submitted has changed on 12/06/2019). When leaving the country ...


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This is not a visa question, it is a custody question. If officials anywhere in the world believe that you are abducting the minor (according to the law where you currently are) they may stop you. So for any step of the voyage you have to check the local requirements.


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A consent letter is not a solution, so you need to look for other ideas: Persuade your mother to accompany you, and spend the same amount of time in the UK. You do have to be together to travel to and from the UK, but, with her permission, you can do different things while you are there. Apply for an unaccompanied minor visa. It is probably too late to get ...


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Just an addition about the issues regarding hotel bookings. It is not directly required by law in Germany to be over the age of 18 to book a hotel room, but there are so many legal grey areas and pit-falls to consider, that most hotels don't allow persons under 18 to book a room or even use a room alone, if they are travelling alone without a parent or ...


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A visa is a document from a country that authorizes the identified individual into that country and defines what they are allowed to do while in that country (school, work, apply for residence) and how long they are allowed to stay. It is typically attached to a passport. If you have either a US or German passport a visa is not required for a visit, if you ...


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The main issue for you that nobody mentioned so far, is that nobody can accommodate you. Hotels, hostels, Airbnbs etc. won't accommodate unaccompanied minors. And if you are travelling to the U.K. to stay with a non-family member without permissions from your parents, your parents can file criminal charges against said person, and have you deported back to ...


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The child will require his or her own residence permit. See Child born in the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch IND for information about how to apply. However, if you travel to Germany or Austria without a residence permit, you are unlikely to receive much worse than a warning if this comes to the attention of government authorities. In the worst ...


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Assuming you’re from South Korea, you do not need a visa to visit Norway for up to 90 days. However, in trying to determine what documents it may be advisable for you to take with you on your trip, a good rule of thumb is to have available the same documents you’d use to apply for a visa to show to Immigration officers if asked. A list for Norway is ...


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