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The main consequence of having visited Iran before going to the U.S. is that you are no longer eligible to travel on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). If you have travelled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011, you will need to follow the regular process and apply for a visa at a U.S. Embassy or ...


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I was in Iran in 2012, and in USA this summer(July, 2017). First of all, my ESTA was denied(I'm an EU citizen). I had to show up at the US embassy of my country and pay a $200 fee for visa processing. It was accepted, but it doesn't really end there. Landing at JFK, I was taken by homeland security to a room with a bunch of other people. They took my ...


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There's no mention of electronic boards etc in the TSA prohibited items list. So provided they aren't so heavy as to be a potential "blunt instrument" weapon, you should be ok. If they're in original packaging, that might help. Of course, they don't have to let any items through, restricted list or not. You may also wish to check the website of your airline,...


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In general it is allowed to volunteer in the US when you are there on a B1 or B2 visa, or on visa waiver program, and for most other visas that do not permit paid employment. However there are some restrictions, and it is best to check them out. The most significant restriction is that you can only volunteer to do things that are normally done on a ...


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San Marino is landlocked and does not have a commercial airport, so the only way to get there is to cross the land border from Italy, which requires one already to have entered the Schengen Area, with all the visa requirements that implies. Thus the visa-free agreement between San Marino and China is in practice irrelevant for your girlfriend. It is just ...


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If I was a customs officer and I saw one person has a visa to stay, and the other does not but bought a one way ticket I would most certainly assume that person planned to stay. And in fact, she does. Don't start your time here with a lie. Call whoever is processing her visa and ask what to do. She may have to change her flights and stay back until the ...


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https://travelfreedom.io/compare/?compare=ch|cn Click on "Show Map" and select "Exclusive" mode, and you'll be able to see which countries you can both travel to.


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Building on Calchas' comment, my coworkers and I have carried large, odd-looking electronic research equipment onto international flights on numerous occasions, on different airlines, departing from and passing through different airports. We have never had a problem. Usually, bags containing such equipment are given extra screening; security will pull us ...


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In principle it is possible. However, one has to foresee one or two extra steps before starting to plan the trip per se. Your friend should first talk to his doctor. He is the person to ask. In principle dialysis patients can travel, but not without receiving green light from their doctors. The local hospitals can assist patients to make the necessary ...


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There exists a transit regime to landlocked jurisdictions within Italy, just not quite for everyone. I've read the Italians will grant Chinese transit to San Marino with out a Schengen visa or transit visa. Is that true? It is, basically, the same thing, as with transit to Vatican City. Namely that in exceptional cases, Italy would grant such transit ...


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Just so you know, your ID does not contain an RFID chip. As for the crack, there's no hard and fast rule as to what damages are accepted - rather it depends on the judgment of border officers in other countries. The fact that the machine-readable code is intact means it would probably be fine at Swiss land borders and other internal Schengen borders (if a ...


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Though a little off-topic, I can give some hint about south Asia. Just bring the medical docs and consulting doctor's recommendations. And, of course sufficient regular medications and surely some more $$$. Arrangement is simple. see an local Nephrologist doctor. Every big city have some. Get the local prescription. Make sure you also showed him your ...


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keeping them sealed in the original packaging might help too, with receipt and original packaging it is easy to explain what it does if the question arises.


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In the Canadian law your authorized period of stay in Canada begins on the date you enter the country and ends at the earlier of the date you were permitted to stay until or the date you leave Canada. A new entry into Canada requires you to be authorized for a new period of stay; there are no exceptions based on the country you travel to when you leave. Note ...


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Based on Wikipedia pages for visa requirements for Chinese and Swiss citizens, I've made a list of countries that will let you both in either visa-free, or with a visa-on-arrival, or on an eVisa. Those countries are: Antigua and Barbuda Armenia Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Bolivia Brunei Cambodia Cape Verde Comoros Djibouti Dominica ...


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She's not getting into San Marino without a Schengen visa, as San Marino doesn't have a passenger airport. Suggestions in Europe are Serbia, Moldova, Ukraine or Turkey. Swiss can go there visa-free (except in Ukraine, your ID card is enough), while Chinese can enter Serbia visa-free, get a visa on arrival in Ukraine and Turkey, or get an e-visa in Moldova ...


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You're proposing to bring this device through a security checkpoint: The more interesting question is, will they even realize that it contains liquid? Seems doubtful to me, simply because it doesn't look anything like a water bottle. Chances are it'll go right through without comment. But based solely on the device's construction I would not want to take ...


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No, as a Swiss citizen you do not need a visa for visits up to 90 days. References: Official Argentinean Immigration (Spanish), TIMATIC, Wikipedia


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From the FAQ of the Canadian Embassy in Austria: I do not have a return ticket. Can I travel to Canada with a one-way ticket? We strongly recommend that travellers who enter as tourists present a return ticket upon entry into Canada, but this is not a legal requirement. Port of Entry officers may want to see proof that the person entering ...


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As Mawg suggested in the comments, the best option is probably just for you to go to China. It shouldn't be difficult to get a Chinese visa as a Swiss citizen and it will probably be much easier than for her to leave China. This also solves another issue, which is quite likely the actual problem here: it doesn't require sending her any money and, thus, ...


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I have taken robots the size and shape of a soda can on a carry on that look far "scarier" than a graphics card (gpu is the chip), and no one batted an eye.


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Officially if entering the US via land border then you do not need an ESTA, however you are still able to use the Visa Waiver Program as you come from a country that is allowed under the Visa Waiver Program. At the border you will be required to fill in a I94W form, be photographed/finger-printed, and pay a US$6 fee. There have recently been reports that ...


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Also I would look into shipping them to your home in Switzerland... Extra Cost vs Fear of getting them confiscated. Especially if after shipping they are still cheaper than what you would pay in your home country.


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My daughter visited Iran (pure tourism) in 2013, and has been waiting 18 months without any news. She was interviewed by the USA Embassy in London. My daughter is a UK citizen.


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Quick summary: The CBP (Customs and Border Protection) and DHS (Deparment of Homeland Security) are quite clear about the entry requirements: US citizens need a valid US passport to enter the US when arriving by air. However, they are also very vague about what happens if you don't have one. As a US citizen, you can't be denied entry, which is in direct ...


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Timatic, the databse which airlines use to verify passenger travel documents, explains what transit without visa means: Transit Without Visa (TWOV): Passing through an international transit area of the airport in order to board a connecting (or to proceed by the same) flight, without entering the country (i.e. clearing immigration). Unless stated ...


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Of course you can, as you haven't overstayed your allowed 90 days (which cannot be restored by going to Mexico). Contrary to the answer in the suggested dupe, if you do have an ESTA you'll not need to fill out an I-94W either.


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