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USPS lost my passport. What now?

Somehow the USPS has lost my passport, which was mailed from NYC to Boston. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Visa agency in Houston, TX for Brazil travel

Recommendations for a visa agency in Houston, Texas (one that's open on weekends) to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LLF246 on Feb 1, 2014 - 4 answers

Is it worth it to leave Moscow (SVO) airport during 17 hr layover?

I will be transiting SVO (Moscow) airport during a round trip from NYC to Bangkok... [more inside]
posted by bunky on Oct 9, 2013 - 6 answers

Belgium visa question

Can I leave and re-enter Belgium on this visa? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Sep 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Which is the best credit card-branded gift card?

I'd like to send my sister some money to use while she's traveling, and for practical reasons (I have to mail it, some airlines only take credit cards on board the plane, don't want her carrying around lots of cash), I'd like to send her a pre-paid Visa/Amex/whatever gift card that she can use as a credit card. But I've heard horror stories about them being difficult to use. Is there one that's worth getting? Note that it will be for short-term use, so I'm not too worried about recurring fees; I just want to make sure that she can actually use the card I send her for things like buying food and paying for cabs (assuming she is traveling to a magical land where cabs take credit cards). She's traveling within the US. I have a local grocery store with a huge gift card selection, but also would be OK with buying it online if I can have it shipped quickly.
posted by rhiannonstone on Jul 29, 2013 - 12 answers

Forgot to apply for my Chinese visa, how screwed am I?

I am traveling to Shanghai for two weeks soon (Feb. 20th). In one of my finer moments, I completely forgot about the visa until this weekend. I have all the necessary documents but I need a visa ASAP and the embassy is closed on Monday and Tuesday. I'll be using a visa service since I really have no idea what I'm doing but is it possible to still get my passport back in time for my flight?
posted by Loto on Feb 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Russian tourist visa--health insurance

Traveling to Russia-what kind of medical/health insurance is it that is required for a visa? How can I get it? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Feb 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Win I win this Powerball jackpot, I'll just pay people to do this stuff for me.

Is a Visa service worth it? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Nov 28, 2012 - 15 answers

What happens if you are arrive in Brazil from the US without a visa?

I have a ticket to travel from SFO to São Paulo tomorrow. Sadly, I just discovered I need a visa. There is no time to apply and the consulate is closed tomorrow so I wonder if I should just get on the plane and see what happens. If they turn me away in São Paulo what will they do? Put me on the next plane? Or will the airline not even board me without the visa? (I have a connecting flight in O'Hare.)
posted by Typographica on Sep 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Juggling Passports

As a dual citizen, can I travel to places on a Canadian passport that I can't go to (or is difficult or expensive to get visas for) on an American passport? Can I actually pick-and-choose what passport to use to get the best benefit? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jul 3, 2012 - 19 answers

How to WWOOF not quite forever?

Six months in the UK sandwiched between continental European travel for an American WWOOFer who'd rather not get visas if she can possibly avoid it. Your tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2012 - 5 answers

How to work as a civil engineer in France

Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work? [more inside]
posted by parryb on Mar 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Closed Embassy

How can a Libyan travel to China, with the Chinese embassy in Libya closed? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jan 18, 2012 - 3 answers

One way first class ticket to Albequerque^WRomania

Canadian citizens with a minor child investigating a year long stay with a Romanian grandparent. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Hi, I am a nice Canadian, let me see your country.

Visasfilter: for which countries can I obtain a visa for while traveling, as opposed to in my own country? Difficulty: Canadian. [more inside]
posted by StoneSpace on Sep 9, 2011 - 3 answers

No money, more problems.

US travel visa filter - Canadian musicians travelling and performing in the United States, but not getting paid. Do we still require a visa? [more inside]
posted by breakfast! on Jan 17, 2011 - 11 answers

Travel from Canada to the US with a passport expiring in < 6 months

Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Myanmar Travel

I'm going to Myanmar for a few days and will be applying for a tourist visa. I will not be working there... [more inside]
posted by pranalaxmi on Jan 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated.

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 12, 2010 - 11 answers

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States?

What options does my Argentine boyfriend have to move back with me and find work in the United States? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Dec 1, 2010 - 9 answers

What do I need to do before booking the first flight of a 5-month backpacking trip?

I'm about to book a flight from the UK to Bangkok (flying late Feb) to start a backpacking trip. I've got a recently renewed passport and funds for travel. I haven't got a flight back (not using a RTW ticket), travel insurance, VISAs, vaccinations or anything else yet. I want to book the flight so that it's real and happening, but is there anything else I really need to do FIRST? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 6, 2010 - 13 answers

Leningrad no more.

How long does it take to get a Russian tourist visa in New York City? [more inside]
posted by jardinier on Sep 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Washington DC visa expediter service

Please recommend a visa expediter service in WA DC that specializes in visas for weird, third-world destinations.
posted by thewalrus on Sep 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Looking for a change..Toronto to Australia..Best place to continue my career and surf

Hi all, My girlfriend and I are interested in taking advantage of the working holidaymaker visa offer by Australia to Canadians 18-30 inclusive as this is the last year it is available to me. [more inside]
posted by stealabove on Aug 12, 2010 - 23 answers

The consulate wants my passport to issue a visa but I am afraid I will not get it back in time: what to do?

I am in a bit of a bureaucratic bind and I need some advice. Short story: I leave for a trip in 10 days and at this point have no visa for the country that I will be living in for a year. The consulate just emailed me a couple of hours ago and informed me that I need to send my passport to them (who are located in a city 12 hours away) in order that they can issue me the visa. Problem: I have been trying to get this visa for months now, and they have been terribly slow every step of the way. I am worried that I will not get my passport back in time before my flight. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Obsessive planner seeks Singapore information, delicious street food

The 6 month Singapore working holiday visa looks pretty awesome, but I can't find much info online about people who've actually done it. I'm curious if any of you have heard anything about what it's like to live in Singapore as a short-term working traveler. [more inside]
posted by clipperton on Jun 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Guatemala

Travelling to Guatemala (from Mexico) without a passport and Visa. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Mar 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Looking for a travel agent in Seattle

Can someone recommend a travel agent in Seattle for a trip to China? [more inside]
posted by yukonho on Feb 17, 2010 - 3 answers

An American in Berlin, legally

I'm a cartoonist working on a book for an American publisher and getting paid by them. Is there some sort of visa I can apply for to stay in Europe (specifically Germany) for longer than the 3 month tourist visa and still be legal? [more inside]
posted by minicloud on Nov 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Gotta get back.

I need to return to Poland, but I don't know if I can. Visa issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 - 3 answers

I need a visa for China asap...am I screwed?

I messed up big time here...I have my passport and ticket ready to fly to China on September 15th. I do not have a visa. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Aug 19, 2009 - 26 answers

How best to obtain visas for travel in Vietnam?

Is it best to get a Vietnam / Cambodia visa from the consulate, or from one of the companies that provide visas to travelers? [more inside]
posted by pariser on Aug 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Is this worth checking out?

Does anyone have experience with SWAP? (It's a Canadian work-abroad program for students that my boyfriend is currently considering, particularly for acquiring a work visa in the USA.) [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Por que no?

Spanish visa for over 90 days? As always... [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Jun 16, 2009 - 5 answers

SWINEFLU AND CHINA?

Next thursday, I have a trip to China planned. Will the Chinese give us trouble out of swine flu fears? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Jun 2, 2009 - 10 answers

What does writing a sponsor letter for someone to visit the US entail?

What does writing a sponsor letter for someone to visit the US entail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Last-minute Chinese visa

I have a U.S. passport. Same-day and rush processing for Chinese visas in the U.S. has been suspended as of 4 May 2009, likely because of swine flu fears, leaving everyone with a 6-business-day wait. But I leave sooner than that. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on May 16, 2009 - 4 answers

But I'm not an axe murderer anymore

I've heard that it's hard to enter the USA from the UK if you have a criminal record. I was sectioned in 2007 (for being a danger to myself, rather than the more serious condition of being a danger to others) so technically have been arrested. Will this bar me from ever going?
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Appropriate Visa for China Visit?

US Citizen traveling to China for business - how do I get my wife an appropriate visa? [more inside]
posted by bkhahn on May 13, 2009 - 12 answers

Road trip USA for Aussie noob

International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

How do I expedite a travel visa for a US->Brazil trip that happens in two weeks.

I have 14 full days (from now until APRIL 21, 2009) to obtain a travel visa so I can visit Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. How can I best expedite the process of obtaining a travel visa in time while not spending more money that I need to? [more inside]
posted by cothebadger on Apr 7, 2009 - 5 answers

How to get back to the USA

My Irish friend's wife is a US citizen but has not yet obtained an American passport. She does have her citizenship papers. They will be traveling to Ireland (she has an Irish passport) and back to the US in April. Will she need a Visa or an American passport to return to the US?
posted by elle.jeezy on Mar 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Breaking the law - euro style

I am a US citizen considering staying longer than 90 days (the length of a Schengen tourist visa) in the Netherlands. What will the consequences be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2008 - 7 answers

How do you get a permit to visit the Altai Republic in Russia?

Me and my gf want to visit the Altai Republic in Russia. However a friend of ours wanted to visit the place, but weren't allowed to enter because he didn't have a permit. So where does one get a permit to enter the Altai Republic and why is it necessary to get one? I mean, a tourist-visa should be able to give you access to most of the country as long as the cities you want to visit is stated on the visa.
posted by madcow20 on Sep 30, 2008 - 3 answers

How to appeal a tourist visa denial?

My sister-in-law in Japan was denied a tourist visa to visit us here in the US. It's especially disappointing because my wife and sister haven't seen each other in over a decade, nor has she ever met our kids. Is there anything we can do at this point? [more inside]
posted by forforf on Jul 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for quick getaway options

Where can I find a list of all countries I can visit which don't require a visa (I'll be staying less than seven days at most)? I just want a list; when I resort to Google, I always end up typing in a random country's visa requirements just so I can find out. Thanks. (PS I'm from the Philippines)
posted by drea on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Tanzania visa validity

Tanzania travel. How is the visa validity defined for a UK citizen on a tourist visa? [more inside]
posted by Jakey on Apr 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Biking through Europe -- money, food, and transportation?

I need advice on how to get food and money while traveling through Europe, and how to transport my bike. [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Dec 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Stuck like an Egyptian

A dear friend of mine desperately wants to improve his life and follow his dreams. I live in a far freer country so I'm unsure of exactly how best to show him support sometimes. I want to tell him not to give up hope and to work hard towards his goals, that it's the only way they'll happen. Sometimes I wonder if maybe I'm just being an overly optimistic American, though. I want to help him in any way I can, but we take for granted the possibilities we have here. Things are far different in his country than in mine and I know that. So I feel a bit useless as support. Insights, please... [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 2, 2007 - 19 answers

American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year -- can his five-year-old attend school?

My friend is an American considering taking his family to Montreal for a year. Can his five-year-old attend school? [more inside]
posted by medpt on Jul 30, 2007 - 4 answers

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