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Hello,

I've been unable to find clear and recent articles or posts about the travel restrictions while on a green card, so hopefully someone here can help me.

My fiance just arrived here in a K-1 visa from Albania and we will be married soon and then will get his green card. I know that once he becomes a US citizen he will enjoy all the freedom of travel that I do, but will he have those freedoms while still on a green card? He has friends in England that he would like very much to visit, but it is difficult to get a tourist visa to England from Albania. I know that I can go there without even a visa as a USC. Will he have that right as well as a green card holder? And if not, do you think he will be more likely to be approved since he has a green card even though he has an Albanian passport?

Thank you!

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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For each place you wish to travel, you should look up their requirements. For an Albanian citizen living in the US, they will require a visa to enter the UK. > https://united-kingdom.visahq.com/requirements/Albania/resident-United_States/

~ Moved from AOS from Family Based Visas to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic is travel ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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Having a green card does not change the travel requirements for your passport. There are some exceptions for Canada and Mexico, but otherwise you still need a tourist visa.


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Hello,

I've been unable to find clear and recent articles or posts about the travel restrictions while on a green card, so hopefully someone here can help me.

My fiance just arrived here in a K-1 visa from Albania and we will be married soon and then will get his green card. I know that once he becomes a US citizen he will enjoy all the freedom of travel that I do, but will he have those freedoms while still on a green card? He has friends in England that he would like very much to visit, but it is difficult to get a tourist visa to England from Albania. I know that I can go there without even a visa as a USC. Will he have that right as well as a green card holder? And if not, do you think he will be more likely to be approved since he has a green card even though he has an Albanian passport?

Thank you!

Your fiancé will need a U.K. visa to visit, however; it will be very easy to get though upon receiving a green card. Canada and Mexico are the main countries which people of any nationality residing as lawful permanent residents in the U.S. can visit without a visa.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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My wife is Russian and when she had a green card we had no trouble getting a Schengen visa to visit France or a visa to visit Australia. The Schengen visa did require a trip to the French consulate, but no visit for the Australian visa.


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OP is correct in that some countries waive the visa requirement for green card holders (some even do it for U.S., Canada, or Schengen visa holders).

Review the list here and then go to that country's immigration website (or the website for their embassy in the U.S.) to confirm since the rules may have changed and the source will include all the fine print (for example, some countries only allow certain nationalities to take advantage of this).

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