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No. Excepting some special circumstances that don't apply here like official military travel, a passport is required by the US. Brazil similarly requires a passport. Any airline will simply deny boarding if you show up with only a birth certificate. For instance, if you go to Timatic and tell it that a US citizen wants to go to Brazil with only a birth ...


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Because your wife is an Irish citizen, you are the spouse of an EU citizen. You will therefore continue to have rights under the free movement directive even after most citizens of the UK cease having those rights. In particular, as long as you travel with your wife (or to join her), you are a beneficiary of the directive. So in fact, very little will ...


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Answer #1 Your problem now is that even though you had (not have, had) an approved ESTA, you now would be required to answer Question 7 with a YES, instead of a NO. Have you ever been denied a U.S. visa you applied for with your current or previous passport, or have you ever been refused admission to the United States or withdrawn your application for ...


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If you're sure he left within a 30-day grace period (i.e. it didn't expire), then e-mail the CBP at esta@cbp.dhs.gov and tcc@cbp.dhs.gov, explaining the situation in clear detail and attaching ALL supporting documentation, including his passport. Politely request that they revoke your father's VWP ineligibility on the basis that he was given satisfactory ...


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Details may differ significantly from country to country and ignoring that it in many situations is still possible to fly without having to present any form of ID when checking in, making it possible to fly with a ticket in a different name, in general: If you buy your ticket from some kind of agency and not directly from the airline, the agency will of ...


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To answer the part of your question I quote here: I wonder if the Belarus intelligence was handed the manifest as a routine or they somehow got access through it using spyware? That would be "SIGINT". This particular operation was done with HUMINT: Roman Protasevitch was physically followed into the airport and up to the counter by an agent who ...


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I suppose that it is possible that there is some set of business activities that are both describable as "opening my business" and permissible under a B-1 visa, but it seems like you would have to describe them in great detail to establish to the visa officer's satisfaction that they truly are permissible. It's also likely that your visa ...


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I have not been able to take that train yet, (it was cancelled when I was booked on it, September,) but I think they do it that same way, allow Brussels and Lille passengers in one part of the train and UK passengers in the other part. The platform in Amsterdam has a barrier, so they can keep one part of the train in a restricted zone, while the rest is open ...


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The purpose of a ‘leave letter’ is to help demonstrate ties to your home country and a compelling reason to leave the UK at the end of your visit. The options you have if you no longer have employment to return to include a) defer your trip until you have a new job and can get a leave letter, or a contract showing a confirmed start date; or b) prove other ...


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If you are not working then it doesn't make any sense to have a "leave letter". There is nobody to give you one. It is not necessary. Of course you have very little chance of getting a visa while unemployed.


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Airlines use the TIMATIC database. Regarding Switzerland, the information comes from the SEM, but ironically SEM letters are not listed as an exemption. All it says is Swiss Schengen visas issued after 16 March can be used. If the visa is issued before 16 March, you need to e-mail sektion-grenze@sem.admin.ch (CC: api-info@sem.admin.ch), attach the flight ...


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While the UK has technically left the EU. It is, until the end of 2020, still in a transition period where most EU regulations apply. So for the moment yes you can use an EU national ID card to enter the UK. However you should be aware that the UK is currently imposing 14 days of self-isolation on arrivals from abroad with very limited exemptions as part of ...


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I've traveled by car from Italy to Austria recently and here's how their border control looks like: You roll up to the border officer They ask you where you've been and whether you have any COVID symptoms If you haven't been to any high risk countries they let you in, zero documentation required Quite frankly I'm not sure how you would even be able to ...


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The Airport Travel Agency (https://www.airporttravelagency.org/) offers the following services on their website: computer use fax and copies While they don't mention specifically the possibility to print something, both mentioned points combined should give you the possibilities to do it. They are also not labelled as "temporarily closed" on the ...


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Your question is full of unwarranted assumptions that deserve being pointed out: It's not the case that every person present in the EU has the right to enter every other EU country. One such exception is someone who has exhausted their right to stay under a short-stay or long-stay visa but is still waiting for their residence permit (in France, they would ...


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ID checks at the gate are so called "conformity checks". They check whether the person presenting herself at the gate is indeed the same person as the person that is on the passenger manifest. Whether these checks are done depends on airline policy, and national requirements. Some airlines do this for all flights, because they want to prevent ...


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As noted in a comment, this is apparently the form for travel to Italy and not from Italy to Spain. That's why it seems modelled after the Italian national ID card and the information it contains. In case you still have to provide the information, “By” is the authority issuing the document, for example a municipality or embassy. Italian identity cards and ...


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Commune or Gemeinde in German is the basic administrative unit of Switzerland, usually corresponding to a city or village. In many cantons, you would have registered your arrival in Switzerland and applied the residence permit at a communal office (e.g. contrôle des habitants, bureau des étrangers, office de la population). However, in Geneva, due to its ...


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Make sure that your wife enters with her EU (Irish) Passport, so that you (as a, visa free, non EU Citizen) are entering and staying as a spouse of an EU Citizen. A long as both of you don't remain in one member state longer than 3 months, there should be no problem when leaving. You will probably have more problems with any coronavirus specific restrictions,...


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The issue won't be the UK embassy, but the airline. With separate tickets, check-in companies usually won't consider you an airside transit passenger, the main reason being you're not "insured" if anything goes wrong with the connection, leaving you stuck in the transit area. As such, they'll most likely deny boarding on the flight to the UK. While ...


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Eurostar is running and definitely open without restrictions to British residents. The UK is outside the Schengen area and the French border police checks passports in London before boarding the train so you cannot hope to fly under the radar and you could very easily be denied entry. The most important question is whether having spent a mandatory quarantine ...


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Enforcing this very strictly is not a priority. There are ways to know (asking neighbours, looking at financial transactions, rent agreements, local police noticing your car a lot, etc.) but I don't think they are used a lot. In some countries, hotels and other commercial accommodation providers also have to check their guests ID but that's not the case ...


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If you have urgent international travel plans, you can get an expedited passport for your child. I once needed to get a same day passport because the government lost mine, and there was a Swiss couple ahead of me in line with their adopted newborn. Here's a link to the government webpage; consider calling them as well.


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We are a new couple and we want to travel in Uk for honeymoon from brussel by train. I want to go next week...absolutely before 31 december Forget about it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you cannot possibly travel for honeymoon purposes from Brussel to the United Kingdom by train next week. You can almost certainly not have a normal honeymoon before 31 ...


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No, in order to enter Mexico or the US by air, both you and your child will need a passport. If you are US citizens, you may be able to get a passport in a hurry at the San Diego Passport Agency; be sure to follow all the instructions on their page regarding appointment scheduling and necessary documentation for both you and your child. If you are Mexican ...


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Just checked this with the Austrian border policy section. In case of doubt, you may be asked for proof of residence in Germany (not because residence in Germany is required, but to support your claim that you haven't been to a high-risk country). This can be a Meldebescheinigung (if having lived in Germany for less than 5 years) or a Bescheinigung des ...


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Oh yes, for sure! In my spare time I liaise with the IATA sourcing manager on an unofficial, voluntary basis, and can't count the amount of corrections I've had to request over the years (after verifying facts with national authorities). A correction hasn't always turned out to be justified (with authorities occasionally giving me erroneous info), but a ...


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I don't think that is a requirement to prove that you haven't been to one of the countries subject to a geographic COVID-19 ban within the last 14 days, beyond your declaration that you haven't been there. If the need for proof comes up, you can try to find any receipt or appointment notice from Nepal, or anything else that places you in Nepal between your ...


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UPDATE 7th August 2020: From 04:00 on Saturday 8th August, Belgium will be removed from the exemption list, so travelers arriving from Belgium after this time will need to self-isolate. The rest of this answer was correct at the time I wrote it, but as noted above is now out of date. NB this answer assumes that your friend currently resides in Belgium - as ...


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I have recently traveled to France from the UK as a tourist (3rd of August). Not by plane, but by car(/train), but I think the protocols are similar. The sworn statement should be printed and signed. And it should be handed to the security officer with your other travel documents (i.e. passport, visa). My advice is to print this form in advance and fill out ...


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