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US visa run by entering Mexico?

No. Going to Mexico, Canada, and "adjacent islands" will not reset your 90 days (you can consult a list of adjacent islands). You can apply for a new 90 day period of admission by visiting a farther ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

You can get an extension, but not a full 90 day one. The whole point of the 90 day visa limit is that is the maximum reasonable time (according to them) for a tourist to see what they want, and ...
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every year. I was wondering if I could somehow avoid the ...
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Can I extend my stay in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) beyond 90 days by doing a visa run?

Given that you apparently wish to stay in Malaysia for 180+ days I have serious doubts that you are a genuine tourist / business traveler and any immigration official is able to make similar ...
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USA visa run on a tourist visa

I have no idea what "doing [your] dental" means, but regardless - No, you can not do this. Each time you enter the US your entry is at the discretion of the immigration staff. Even with a visa, they ...
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90 day holiday visa for South Korea

What you're asking about is called a visa run. Staying on back-to-back tourist visas is frowned on by many countries, and Immigration will probably start wondering if you're working illegally sooner ...
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Can I leave South Korea to reset the 90 days visa counter?

Following jcaron and other people online who have the same issue as you, technically you can leave South Korea and come back to reset your visa-free travel. There is no written rule on how many times ...
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Can I extend my stay in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) beyond 90 days by doing a visa run?

It is definitely risky. I know a few people who did that successfully a couple of years ago and I know a person who was detained in a cell for a night and then got deported. Usually it's pretty ...
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Can Europeans reset their "time in Canada" clock by visiting the US?

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. ...
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Can I do a visa run by going through immigration at the airport and then immediately going back?

Trying to avoid your visa run by just passing immigration is inviting trouble you don't want to have. Work your plans out ahead of time and enjoy a day of vacation in somewhere nice! From your ...
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Can I get a new full visa-free period in South Africa by border hopping the day before it expires?

I just called immigration at OR Tambo airport, and they said that normally you should only be given the remainder of your original 90-day visa-free visit unless having left Africa altogether - this is ...
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If I leave and enter Taiwan on same day, does this restart my day count under a travel visa?

Yes it did. Unlike many countries, Taiwan doesn't Limit your stay to 90 days per 180-day period, nor does it forbid visa runs. A number of expats live in Taiwan without a visa. (note: you don't have ...
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US citizen with my 90 days almost over - if I leave Italy and go to Croatia and back to Italy will my 90 days reset?

Unlike the US, Schengen doesn't have the notion of your "90-day period," and there's never anything to "reset" at some threshold. The Schengen rules are that you may not be in the Schengen area for ...
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Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I lived in Taiwan for two years holding a New Zealand passport (which also has a visa-exempt period), doing visa runs to the Philippines every month or so. The fact is, as long as you leave on time (...
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As a Canadian citizen, how often can I visit the US?

There is no formal limit on the frequency of visits or their cumulative length. However you are not allowed to make the US your primary residence. If you start spending more time in the USA than ...
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Visiting Cuba twice in short period, exceeding 30 days

Note that the situation in Cuba could change, given recent opening up to the US and with the recent passing of Castro, and as a result you should probably check with your government, or a Cuban ...
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Re-entering the US after leaving on a visa waiver program

In the UK you definitely need a return ticket booked before they will allow you on the plane, as my sister inlaw found out in Sep. She was refused entry at the boarding gate as she didn't have her ...
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Flying to UK to reset 90-day rule for USA's Visa Waiver Program?

"I am not trying to do a visa run" What you're trying to do is exactly a visa run, you're leaving and reentering the country with the sole intent of bypassing the limits on your visa. Why would US ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

You must go to one country removed, meaning not a neighboring country, to renew your 90 day visa. You don't have to return to your home country. For example, you cannot renew your South African ...
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How long do I need to stay in Vietnam when doing a visa run from Cambodia for a baby?

Ok so I did the journey to Vietnam and back and you do not need to spend any time at all inside Vietnam. Officer at the Vietnam side stamped both entry and exit stamps at the same time after I told ...
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Is it illegal to visit the Philippines for a few hours for a visa run? If so, how can I know in which SE Asian countries it would be okay?

Let's start by getting the terminology straight here. A "visa run" is when you work around visa length limits by leaving the country when one visa's time is up, and return immediately ...
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Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country?

Is leaving the US for a couple of days enough to get another 3 months in the country? Just leaving (US and adjacent islands etc) is sufficient to 'start again' as the US sets no fixed minimum ...
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90 days stay with tourist visa in USA

When entering the US on a B1/B2 visa you will not be given the same 90 days entry as for a VWP. The exact time you're giving will depend on the circumstances and the border official, but in general ...
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Cheapest agent in Hong Kong for obtaining a visa for mainland China?

$350 HK for a 4 working day one. I did this last week, Monday afternoon to Thursday noon. 2 entries is 100 more. The agency I used is FBT, the standard price is $450, but you can print out a $100 ...
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Leaving USA to Central America and coming back to reset a 90 day VWP?

Your VWP comes under the ESTA program and is valid for a two year period. You don't need to reapply for anything during this time, and indeed you can use it multiple times, and they email you when it'...
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UK ESTA USA Visa run

There's no hard and fast law. Is visiting friends a valid reason? Sure, whatever you consider valid, as long as it's legal under US law, is up to you, it could be sand grain counting if you wanted. ...
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What documents do I need to do a visa run at Thailand/Myanmar border?

The Myanmar entry permits granted at Mae Sai/Tachileik are not full-fledged visas: they're only good for 14 days and do not allow travel elsewhere in Myanmar, and this is enforced by them keeping your ...
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Visa Waiver Tourist Re-entry

By the letter of the rules, I don't think you stand any chance. You have been in the US for 90 days already, and exiting to Mexico does not reset the clock, so you will be trying to re-enter on the ...
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Taiwan maximum stay rules with reentry

I've only re-entered once so far, no problem. But I've heard of people doing it for 10 years. I also heard it helps to dress smartly so as not to draw too much attention to yourself or look like a ...
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