29

An answer to this question has been posted by Gayot Fow, a former immigration lawyer, on his blog: This type of question solicits an opinion-poll. Some people say ‘yes’, some people say ‘no’ and all of them are right because everyone is entitled to an opinion. So we can give an opinion here and add it to the other opinions given to the OP. You got a ...


24

It shouldn't be all that unusual, especially for adults. US visas are typically issued on the basis of reciprocity, meaning that the US generally grants visas that last as long as a country grants visas to Americans (of course, Americans don't generally need a visa to visit South Africa for short tourist visits). You can lookup the reciprocity schedule for ...


22

As far as I can find on the net, neither South Africa nor the UK have any problems with dual nationality acquired at birth, so you don't need to be particularly hush-hush about it. Bring both sets of passports and present To border guards of one of the two countries: The passport of that country. To everyone else, including airline agents: The passport of ...


21

This answer assumes that each of the countries allows you to be a citizen of the other two countries, and that your name is the same in all three passports. It doesn't usually matter what passport you give the airline when you book the ticket. You can generally check in for different flights on the same ticket using different passports. Each time you ...


15

From the new rules that activated yesterday, these parts were REMOVED from the rules... you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and have a valid visa for that country you’re travelling from (or on part of a reasonable journey from) Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA and ...


15

If your wife has an article 10 residence card, she does not need a visa if she travels with you. The UK's residence card for the family member of an EEA national is an article 10 card. She is also entitled to use the EU/EEA/Swiss passports queue when she arrives in the Schengen area, even though she doesn't have an EU, EEA, or Swiss passport, because she ...


13

It seems very common. Maybe not for children but I always thought it was standard for B1/B2 visas. I personally qualify for the visa waiver programme but those of my friends who applied to visit the US got a 10-year visa on the first try, without any special request or evidence. But Wikipedia indicates this actually depends on your country of origin, with ...


13

If you have a C visa, you can't use that. Transit (C) visas are nonimmigrant visas for persons traveling in immediate and continuous transit through the United States en route to another country, with few exceptions. Immediate and continuous transit is defined as a reasonably expeditious departure of the traveler in the normal course of travel as the ...


12

Yes. "Stati Schengen" is Italian for "Schengen States," which means that your visa is valid for the entire Schengen area. Austria is a member of the Schengen area, so your visa is valid there. MULT means that the visa is valid for multiple entries, but this doesn't matter to your question unless you plan to fly through a country that isn't in the Schengen ...


11

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.


10

Now I want to know if I can go back to Ireland and appeal from there? You were in the process of being deported from Ireland but absconded because of a lack of border controls and entered UK where you fought an ultimately fruitless battle to obtain residence in UK. Now some time after the fact, you want to similarly exploit the porous (or nonexistent) ...


9

Given your choice of tags I believe this is relevant: there is no formal requirement in United Kingdom law for British Citizens to carry a passport to enter the United Kingdom and that despite being from six years ago is still the law. However note the risk of delay. If you don't need a passport (or travel document equivalent for such purpose) you ...


8

If you want to enter the UK as a British citizen and you have an expired UK passport, your case is covered by Paragraph 12 of the Immigration Rules... A person claiming to be a British citizen must prove that he has the right of abode in the United Kingdom by producing either: (i) a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British citizen or as ...


8

In short, no, but you should be able to get a Schengen visa without charge and quickly. South Africans require a visa to enter the Schengen area. Visa nationals are exempted from this requirement if they have a residence card indicating that they are a family member of an EU/EEA national. Family members without such a card still enjoy the right of freedom ...


8

In this episode of Let's Ask Timatic: Neither of your parents needs a transit visa, as long as their layover in Luanda (LAD) is under 24 hours. National Portugal (PT) /Transit Angola (AO) Destination Portugal (PT) TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets for a max. transit time of 24 hours. ...


8

Can I go outside the airport for few hours and come back before my flight? Yes as a South African citizen, you can get an Evisa for tourist visits of up to 180 days starting from the first entry date, valid for touristic purposes not exceeding 30 days per entry. Also you do not need to pay for your visa fee and it will be a multiple entry Evisa. Source: ...


8

Unless you've previously been refused a US visa or otherwise had issues with US immigration, it's perfectly okay to travel on your Portuguese passport. Millions of people with dual citizenship travel to the US each year so the border guards won't be surprised with your new citizenship. Relax and enjoy your stay in the US.


8

To leave the airport in Paris, you have to pass through the passport checkpoint. Because you are a South African citizen, you need a visa. The duration of your intended stay is not relevant to the visa requirement (as long as your stay doesn't exceed 90 days). Neither is the fact that you have a US visa. (Some people need an airport transit visa if they ...


7

For your British passport, the controlling reference is Paragraph 12 of the rules, which says in part... A person claiming to be a British citizen must prove that he has the right of abode in the United Kingdom by producing either: a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British citizen or as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies ...


7

According to Article 6, paragraph (1)(b) of the Schengen Borders Code, a residence permit issued by a Schengen member state exempts the bearer from any requirement to hold a visa: 1. For intended stays on the territory of the Member States of a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period, which entails considering the 180-day period preceding ...


7

So having gotten back from this trip, I can give my experience as an answer: I went to visit Home Affairs, and they told me that I am allowed to use the old passport in Kenya as long as there is space for stamps, and indeed I used my old passport when I went to Kenya with no problems, using the new passport afterwards when I went to Romania. So it seems ...


7

You say you're banned from Ireland for five years. That right there is the answer to the question of whether you can go to Ireland while you appeal the UK's refusal.


6

You don't get a choice of which Schengen country to apply to a visa from -- it has to be the main destination of the trip you need the visa for. This can be checked because you'll need to describe your travel plans and purpose in the visa application itself, and it will be rejected unless filed with the country that's your main destination. Of course you ...


6

As far as I know, the requirements are exactly the same as if you would want to travel to the UK for a month as a tourist. There are some rules about transit but no exemptions for day trips or for Schengen visa holders. And trains to the UK are treated like flights into the country, which means passport check and security inspection prior to boarding. In ...


6

You will need a multi entry visa. The first entry to the Schengen area is when you arrive to Italy from South Africa, the second entry is when you get back from Croatia. When you leave to Croatia this is considered as leaving the Schengen area.


6

I'm afraid it's more difficult than you realise. You can certainly stay in various South American or South-East Asian countries. You are almost certainly not allowed to work there, even remotely, but it's probably possible to get away with doing it. Europe is another matter. The Schengen agreement was intended to make some things easier but it's not ...


6

I ended up flying in the day before my passport expired, and then I asked the port officer what would have happened. She told me that they would give me a fine and a warning. How much of a fine, I don't know. But at least you could enter without too harsh a consequence in an emergency.


6

Yes, you can get two electronic single entry permits for free from HERE Remember to print out both Permits to show each at Indian border control (and at the flight gate if asked) You don't need an actual visa to enter India for max 30 days, except if having entered more than twice in a calendar year.


6

As a UK citizen, you the VWP method is available to you. Use your UK passport to check in to your flight and present it to the US CBP upon arrival. The fact that you also have South African citizenship will not be relevant. (If for some reason they ask if you have any other citizenships, tell them - but it won't affect anything.)


6

You need to show evidence that your friend is willing and able to support you eg an invitation letter, her bank statements. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html However, the onus remains on you to meet the requirements of the visa. Not being able to cover the costs of your trip yourself may result in a refusal. ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible