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when u become a us citizen, is it true that u need only a passport to travel anywhere in the world ...without visa for the country u want to visit??? ...thx guys

:no: Not true


8-30-05 Met David at a restaurant in Germany

3-28-06 David 'officially' proposed

4-26-06 I-129F mailed

9-25-06 Interview: APPROVED!

10-16-06 Flt to US, POE Detroit

11-5-06 Married

7-2-07 Green card received

9-12-08 Filed for divorce

12-5-08 Court hearing - divorce final

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when u become a us citizen, is it true that u need only a passport to travel anywhere in the world ...without visa for the country u want to visit??? ...thx guys

:no: Not true

Exactly...it depends on the destination country you are travelling to, some country require a visa to get in no matter what passport you hold.


U.S. CITIZEN SINCE MAY 8TH 2008

NATURALIZATION

28th july 2007 - N-400 mailed to VSC

(exactly on the 90th day mark...applications NOT returned although some scared me into thinking they could have!)

30th july 2007 - N-400 delivered to VSC

11th august 2007 - Delivery Confirmation receipt received

17th september 2007 - Money Order (FINALLY!) cashed

9th november 2007 - NOA! (notification period given 180 days)

21th november 2007 - Biometrics appointment letter

18th december 2007 - Biometrics appointment in Baltimore, MD completed

29th march 2008 - FINALLY received letter with interview date!

8th may 2008 H 8:40 AM - Interview in Baltimore-APPROVED!

8th may 2008 H 3:00 pm (yes same day, crazy!) Oath Ceremony in Baltimore

24th may 2008 - US Passport application mailed off

6th june 2008 - US Passport received in the mail!!!

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As a USC you still need a visa to travel to various countries.

Visas are not required to travel to the below countries if:

the purpose of your visit is business or pleasure;

your stay is less than 30 days (in some cases, it may also be longer:

Albania

Andorra

Antigua

Argentina

Austria

Bahamas

Bangladesh (<15 days)

Barbados

Belgium

Belize

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

British Virgin Islands

British West Indies

Canada

Chile

Colombia

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Ecuador

Estonia

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Grenada

Guatemala

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Latvia

Lithuania

Macao

Malaysia

Mexico

Morocco

Nicaragua

Norway

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines (<21 days)

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Singapore

Slovak Republic

Slovenia

South Korea (<15 days)

Spain

St. Kitts & Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Vincent

Tahiti

Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

United Kingdom

Uruguay

All other countries require visa's for USC's.

Edited by Nanusia & Lukaszek

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Not true.

Many countries don't require visas for short tourist visits, but do require visas for longer term travel, working abroad, studying in their schools, etc.

A few countries have a "reciprocity" principle. For example, Brazil makes US Citizens get a tourist visa, and they charge US Citizens a nonrefundable $130.00 fee for the privilege of applying for the visa. That's because the US Government makes Brazilians get a tourist visa and charges them similarly.

A special case is Cuba. The Cuban authorities don't mind if US Citizens visit, but US authorities DO mind if a US citizen or LPR visits Cuba without permission. Travellers to Cuba open themselves up to fines and prosecution when returning to the US.

Nanusia & Lukaszek's list is incomplete, BTW. I happen to know that Venezuela doesn't require a visa for short visits for tourist purposes, but it's not on the list.

US Citizens can travel as short-term tourists to an awful lot of countries without getting a visa, but not quite all of them.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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Nanusia & Lukaszek's list is incomplete, BTW. I happen to know that Venezuela doesn't require a visa for short visits for tourist purposes, but it's not on the list.

US Citizens can travel as short-term tourists to an awful lot of countries without getting a visa, but not quite all of them.

Really? That's weird. Cause I copied the info directly from travel.gov website. So you must have information they don't.


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All other countries require visa's for USC's.

Your list is not complete. i.e.: US citizens do not require a visa for France for stays up to 3 months. France is not on your list.

I'd recommend checking visa requirments for each country you plan on visiting.

http://www.delta.com/planning_reservations...ation/index.jsp


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand
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There are quite a few countries missing from that list, I notice that alot of them are visa waiver countries so check that out but basically if you plan to travel overseas check if you need a visa beforehand.


I 130 & I129F (K3) and AOS info in timeline

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Many African countries require a visa regardless. Some I'm pretty sure of are Lybia, Algeria, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo etc. So yes every nation is going to be different and some will require visa's while others won't. You will just have to check on that particular country you want to visit to see what their individual rules will be...


I'm just a wanderer in the desert winds...

Timeline

1997

Oct - Job offer in US

Nov - Received my TN-1 to be authorized to work in the US

Nov - Moved to US

1998-2001

Recieved 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th TN

2002

May - Met future wife at arts fest

Nov - Recieved 6th TN

2003

Nov - Recieved 7th TN

Jul - Our Wedding

Aug - Filed for AOS

Sep - Recieved EAD

Sep - Recieved Advanced Parole

2004

Jan - Interview, accepted for Green Card

Feb - Green Card Arrived in mail

2005

Oct - I-751 sent off

2006

Jan - 10 year Green Card accepted

Mar - 10 year Green Card arrived

Oct - Filed N-400 for Naturalization

Nov - Biometrics done

Nov - Just recieved Naturalization Interview date for Jan.

2007

Jan - Naturalization Interview Completed

Feb - Oath Letter recieved

Feb - Oath Ceremony

Feb 21 - Finally a US CITIZEN (yay)

THE END

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