• Customs + Immigration
    Do You Need a Passport to Go on a Cruise?

    Whether you’re sailing the Caribbean on a mega cruise liner like Carnival or taking a scenic European river cruise with Viking, you should bring your passport on a cruise. But this particular topic isn’t cut and dry. Here’s the confusing bit: U.S. citizens on closed-loop cruises can enter and leave the country with proof of […]

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    Do You Need a Passport to Visit Mexico?

    If you’re a U.S. citizen, you can’t just present a driver’s license at the border of Mexico anymore. If you’re driving or cruising, however, a passport isn’t your only option. Travelers visiting Mexico by way of land or sea crossings can apply for a wallet-sized passport card, or PASS Card. It’s less expensive than a […]

  • Customs + Immigration
    How to Get an Emergency Passport

    Processing a passport application can take as many as six weeks. But not all travelers have the luxury of time. Fortunately, the U.S. State Department and international U.S. Embassies can issue temporary or emergency passports. Even if you’re traveling within 24 hours (last-minute business trip and your passport is expired?) a Passport Agency can help […]

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    What Brexit Could Mean for Globetrotting Pets

    Britain’s vote to say farewell to the European Union has put the United Kingdom on sale for foreign visitors, but it’s not great news for citizens: Brexit could make it more difficult for Britons to travel abroad. And it’s not just two-legged travelers that could be affected. British pets from London to Cornwall could be […]

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    Why Britain’s Passports Could Change to Blue After Brexit

    British citizens haven’t sported navy passports since 1988, when the icon blue covers were ditched for the maroon, European Union standard. But in the wake of Brexit, conservative members of Parliament, including Andrew Rosindell, have called for a return to the old blue hue. Rosindell told the Press Association that the “pink European Union passport” […]

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    You Can Buy Elite Residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the Government Will Even Provide a ‘Concierge’ Service

    This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com. The Thai government has started offering “elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the “Elite […]

  • Customs + Immigration
    Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Europe?

    In March, the European Parliament passed a resolution urging an end to the waiver program that allows Americans to travel throughout Europe for up to 90 days without a visa. The final decision to end the waiver program will require a vote by the European Commission, which has until May 2, 2017 to decide. Nothing […]

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    Do you need a visa to visit India?

    Visas obtained in advance of travel are required for all foreign visitors to India, regardless of country of origin, purpose of visit, or length of stay. International travelers who arrive in India without a passport or visa may be immediately deported. Check the website of your nearest Indian embassy for the latest information, as immigration […]

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    Aly Raisman says she was body shamed by a TSA agent

    It’s no secret that Aly Raisman is an impressive athlete. However, Raisman’s impressive résumé apparently wasn’t enough to keep one TSA agent from making some disappointing and rude comments to her. Raisman was traveling on Wednesday from Turks and Caicos in the Caribbean when she had a distasteful encounter with a TSA agent who mocked […]