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Details: Laws & Regulations. This section begins with an introduction about United States visa law and policy. The laws and regulations which control immigration and visa related matters are available below.

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U.S. Visa Law & Policy

Details: U.S. Visa Law & Policy. United States immigration laws enacted by Congress provide authority over immigration and visa related matters, including entry and exit of all travelers across the nation’s borders. Immigration laws, including the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA) in Title 8 of the United States Code with amendments, as well as

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U.S. Citizenship Laws and Policy

Details: U.S. Citizenship Laws and Policy. Information on DNA Testing. Renunciation of U.S. Nationality Abroad. Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at Birth by a Child Born Abroad. Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship by persons claiming right of residence in the United States. Certificates of Non Citizen Nationality. Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and

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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Exceptions

Details: certain U.S. Government invitees for the purpose of the containment or mitigation of COVID-19; and; certain travelers whose entry would be in the national interest, as determined by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or their designees. The Secretary of State has determined that the entry of the following travelers is

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Mexico International Travel Information

Details: Firearms and Other Weapons: Weapons laws in Mexico vary by state, but it is generally illegal for travelers to carry weapons of any kind including firearms, knives, daggers, brass knuckles, as well as ammunition (even used shells). Illegal firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico is a major concern, and the Department of State

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Hong Kong International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Many traffic violations are similar to those in the United States, including penalties for reckless driving, driving under the influence, and using a hand-held device while operating a vehicle. Hong Kong law requires that all registered vehicles carry valid third-party liability insurance.

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Spain International Travel Information

Details: Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking illegal drugs in Spain are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.

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COVID-19 Country Specific Information

Details: × External Link. You are about to leave travel.state.gov for an external website that is not maintained by the U.S. Department of State. Links to external websites are provided as a convenience and should not be construed as an endorsement by the U.S. Department of State of …

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Bulgaria International Travel Information

Details: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws.If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

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Saint Lucia International Travel Information

Details: If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs or firearms are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.

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Ineligibilities and Waivers: Laws

Details: Waivers of Ineligibility. If you are ineligible for a visa based on one or more of the laws listed in Section 212 (a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, you may be able to apply for a waiver. The visa category that you are applying for will determine whether a waiver of ineligibility is available. The consular officer interviewing you will

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Slovenia International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Third-party liability insurance is required for all vehicles and can be purchased locally. Travelers driving rented automobiles from Croatia into Slovenia are generally able to purchase Slovenian insurance at the border.

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Lithuania International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: You may drive in Lithuania for up to 90 days with a U.S. driver’s license. Seat belts are mandatory for the driver and all passengers. Children under the age of three must be seated in the back seat in a child seat appropriate for their age and size.

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Costa Rica International Travel Information

Details: Laws and speed limits are often ignored, turn signals are rarely used, passing on dangerous stretches of highway is common, and pedestrians are not given the right of way. In the event of a traffic accident, do not move the vehicle. Both the traffic police and an insurance investigator must make accident reports before the vehicles can be moved.

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Japan International Travel Information

Details: Laws governing rape, sexual commerce, and other activity involving sexual relations do not apply to same-sex sexual activity. This definition leads to lower penalties for perpetrators of male rape and greater legal ambiguity surrounding same-sex prostitution. Driving under the influence of alcohol could also land you immediately in jail.

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Taiwan International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Passengers in all vehicles, including taxis, are required by law to wear seatbelts. When exiting a vehicle, you are legally required to ensure that no motor scooter, bicycle, or other vehicle is approaching from behind before opening the door. You will be fully liable for any injuries or damages if you fail to do so.

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Gabon International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws and Culture: During short-term tourist or business visits, U.S. citizens may drive a vehicle in Gabon provided they have both a valid U.S. and an international driver’s license. Those residing or working in Gabon (holders of a carte de séjour) must either obtain a Gabonese driver’s license (permis de conduire), or register

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Antigua and Barbuda International Travel Information

Details: If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs or firearms are severe. Convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines. Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law.

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Namibia International Travel Informaiton

Details: Traffic Laws: Traffic drives on the left. You may use a U.S. license for up to 90 days or obtain an international driving permit prior to leaving the United States through either the American Automobile Association or the American Automobile Touring Alliance. It is …

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Panama International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Current Panamanian law allows foreigners to drive in Panama using their valid foreign driver’s license for a period of only 90 days. Driving without a valid driver’s license is illegal in all areas of Panama. Drivers stopped for driving while intoxicated may face the loss of their driver’s license, a monetary penalty, and

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Burkina Faso International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: In addition to regular traffic, there are large volumes of mopeds, bicycles, pedestrians, donkey carts, hand-cranked wheel chairs and push-carts present on main thoroughfares. Drivers must exercise defensive driving to avoid accidents. The law requires moped operators to carry driver’s licenses and wear helmets, but it is not

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U.S. Government Fact Sheet on Female Genital Mutilation or

Details: Violating the laws against FGM/C – even without a criminal conviction – may have significant immigration consequences, including making one inadmissible to or removable from the United States, as well as ineligible for some immigration benefits.

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Palau International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Palau accepts a driver's license issued by a U.S. state or military authority for up to 30 days. After 30 days staying in Palau, any foreign driver must obtain a Palauan driver license. Please contact the Bureau of Public Safety at (680) 488-2524for more information and requirements.

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Liberia International Travel Information

Details: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws.If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs in Liberia are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail …

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Tonga International Travel Information

Details: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

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French Guiana International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: You need a valid driver’s license and an International Driving Permit in order to drive in French Guiana. Follow generally accepted driving rules regarding seatbelts and mobile phone use. Be aware that traffic policing may be limited outside major cities, so be vigilant for other drivers’ behavior. French Guiana has strict

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Canada International Travel Information

Details: Pornography: Canada has strict laws concerning child pornography, and in recent years there has been an increase in random checks of electronic media of travelers entering Canada. Canadian officials may search your computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices without a warrant at the border and illegal content can result in the seizure

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Italy International Travel Information

Details: Italy Travel Advisory: Level 4: Do Not Travel, April 20, 2021 Wed, 21 Apr 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Italy due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in country. Visit the Embassy's COVID-19 page for more information on COVID-19 in Italy.

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Norway International Travel Information

Details: Child Protection Laws: The treatment of children is taken very seriously in Norway. All forms of corporal punishment of children are against the law, and any form of violence, humiliating treatment, or neglect may result in the child being taken away from parents by the Norwegian authorities and placed into long-term care by Norway’s social

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Laos International Travel Information

Details: Traffic Laws: Traffic accidents: A driver involved in a traffic accident should remain at the scene and attempt to contact the police or wait for the police to arrive to prepare an accident report. If renting a car or motorcycle, contact the rental company and its insurance agent. Traffic moves on the right, but vehicles use all parts of the road.

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Yemen International Travel Information

Details: CRIMINAL PENALTIES: You are subject to local laws.If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

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Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship by a Child Born Abroad

Details: A person born abroad in wedlock to a U.S. citizen and an alien acquires U.S. citizenship at birth if the U.S. citizen parent has been physically present in the United States or one of its outlying possessions prior to the person’s birth for the period required by the statute in effect when the person was born (INA 301(g), formerly INA 301(a)(7)).

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Haiti Intercountry Adoption Information

Details: Under Haitian laws and procedures, in order to operate in Haiti, the U.S. adoption service provider must: Be officially accredited or approved by a U.S. Accrediting Entity to provide services in Convention adoptions involving the United States; Be authorized by IBESR to work in Haiti; Have sufficient resources and staff to carry out its mission;

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U.S. Military Service Members Assigned Abroad

Details: Active-duty U.S. military members and their accompanying non-active duty dependents are subject to the foreign country’s laws while residing overseas. Civil issues, including family law matters, generally fall under the jurisdiction of the host country’s courts.

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China Intercountry Adoption Information

Details: Reconsider travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws.Reconsider travel to the PRC’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions.. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 1

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South Sudan International Travel Information

Details: Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned. Individuals establishing a business or practicing a profession that requires additional permits or licensing should seek information from the competent local authorities, prior to practicing or operating a business.

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South Korea (Republic of Korea) International Parental

Details: While travelling in a foreign country, you are subject to the laws of that country. It is important for parents to understand that, although a left-behind parent in the United States may have custody or visitation rights pursuant to a U.S. custody order, that order may not be valid and enforceable in the country in which the child is located.

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Russia International Parental Child Abduction Information

Details: Legal systems and laws pertaining to custody, divorce, and parental abduction vary widely from country to country. Parents are encouraged to consult with an attorney who specializes in family law in Russia and who can provide accurate legal guidance that is specific to their circumstances.

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Tanzania Intercountry Adoption Information

Details: There are separate laws governing adoption for mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. Mainland Tanzania adoption law is outlined in Part VI of Tanzania’s 2009 Law of the Child. In Zanzibar, the adoption law is under part VIII of the Zanzibar Children’s Act, 2011. Prospective adoptive parents are cautioned that adoptions are allowed in Zanzibar

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Belize Intercountry Adoption Information

Details: Before you travel, it is always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country. The Department of State provides Country-Specific Information for every country in the world about various issues, including health conditions, crime, currency or entry requirements, and any areas of

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Romania Intercountry Adoption Information

Details: Romania is party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Hague Adoption Convention). Therefore, adoptions between Romania and the United States are governed by the requirements of the Convention and the laws and regulations implementing the Convention in both the United States and Romania.

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