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What You Should Know about the Supreme Court Decision on the Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court allowed a limited version of Trump’s travel ban to take effect. Here’s what you should know about the decision. The court ordered to keep in place part of the lower court injunctions, but reimposed the travel ban for foreign nationals “who lack any bona fide relationship” with US persons. The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the merits of the executive order in October. The Supreme Court’s order is a partial […]

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Travel Tips For Foreign Nationals – Tip #2

Start your visa application early – If you need to obtain a visa at a post abroad, plan ahead.  Most consulates are very busy during the summer and holidays, and appointments may not be available on short notice.  Visit www.usembassy.gov and familiarize yourself with the procedures of the post including documentation requirements.  You can learn about visa wait and processing times at the State Department’s Travel Information website. Please note that these times are only […]

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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #5

Don’t Become a Victim Take precautions to keep yourself from becoming a victim of crime overseas.  Don’t wear expensive jewelry or carry large amounts of cash.  Make ground transportation arrangements prior to your departure through your hotel’s concierge or an official kiosk at the airport.  Carry money and personal documentation, like your plane tickets and passports, close to your person.  Purses and wallets are easy targets for criminals. Never leave your baggage unattended in public […]

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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #4

Here’s another tip in our series of helpful advice to making your visit overseas this summer relaxing, safe and enjoyable. Pack Only What You Need When traveling to a foreign country, knowing what to pack can be a challenge.  A good rule of thumb is to take the time to leave behind anything you would hate to see lost or stolen like expensive jewelry, your Social Security Card, and unnecessary credit cards.  However, you should […]

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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #3

Know Customs Rules and Restrictions Before departing, learn about the rules and restrictions of your foreign destination as well as those of the U.S.  Many countries have regulations about the types and quantities of items you are allowed to bring with you such as food, medications, and pets.  The U.S. also has tight regulations on the items you can bring home.  Before you buy that souvenir, check to ensure that it is allowed into the […]

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Summer Travel Tips, Tip #2

Continuing in our series of tips for overseas travel this summer, here’s something useful you may not have known. Register with the State Department The Department of State (DOS) offers a free service for U.S. citizens which allows you to register your overseas itinerary and travel plans with them.  The program also provides travelers with the most current information and alerts about destination countries, and allows the DOS to better assist you in case of […]

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