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(Daily Mail)   British passport holders can visit 173 countries without needing a Visa. US Citizens can visit 172. Any guesses what the extra country is? I'm guessing the Falklands   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 101
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2013-10-03 12:32:56 PM  
I usually just put on a suit with gold fringe and visit any country I want as a flagged freighter flying a flag of convenience from Farkistan. Just call the harbor master when I arrive and let him know which hotel I'll be docked in.
 
2013-10-03 12:34:22 PM  

topcon: dryknife: Ireland?

I was just in Ireland just under a month ago.

Walking through the immigration line:

"How long are you going to be here?"

"One day."

(Stamps passport.)

"Enjoy your stay."


I'm going in November. Last time in 2008 all I needed was a valid passport. I'm still not clear on what a visa is.
 
rka
2013-10-03 12:35:36 PM  

EigenPuff: But most people from the US can get the visa with no other hassle than time, no need to prove property ownership and all that.


I certainly didn't need to submit any financial info for my Brazilian visa. And it's definitely a formality as the damn thing is good for 10 years.

China makes you re-up every year.
 
2013-10-03 12:35:58 PM  
So there is very little free access to Djibouti!?

/sometimes these things just right themselves
 
2013-10-03 12:37:29 PM  

jmayson: cowsspinach: Why Brazil?

It's retaliatory. We require their citizens have a visa to visit the US, so they require the same.

/I have a Brazilian visa in my passport.
//Surprised that many fit.


Chile was the same, but you could buy a visa at the airport.  Was only for US and two other countries.  Chile had not problem saying that they charging this fee because the US charged it to Chileans travelling to the US.  But that is going way next year... to bad as my tag was brand new in my newly renewed passport so I had like 9 years left on it.
 
2013-10-03 12:38:30 PM  

scottydoesntknow: what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!

I would've guessed a brazilian other countries before that


That's alot of guessing.
 
2013-10-03 12:42:17 PM  
I'm still trying to figure out Fartbongo's extra 7 states.
 
2013-10-03 12:42:47 PM  
Is Brazil still a kidnapping destination? A coworker a few years ago went down for a wedding. The family hosting the wedding told his (pale/blonde) wife to die her hair and get a tan so she wouldn't be a target.
 
2013-10-03 12:44:33 PM  

Enigmamf: Tigger: ps - it's also a spite move because the US won't let Brazilians on to the visa waiver scheme.

So they were all 'well fark you then you can't come down here and lie on our beaches and soak up our culture of sunshine and farking"

Argentina - which was on the waiver program until their financial panic in 2000 or so - retaliated by charging a $100 airport entry fee to Americans.


Ehh more like $160 for Argentina now.
 
2013-10-03 12:46:22 PM  

SevenizGud: I'm still trying to figure out Fartbongo's extra 7 states.


State of fear
State of decay
State of depression
State of play
State of nature
State of emergency
State of the art
 
2013-10-03 12:47:11 PM  

trentd1986: Enigmamf: Tigger: ps - it's also a spite move because the US won't let Brazilians on to the visa waiver scheme.

So they were all 'well fark you then you can't come down here and lie on our beaches and soak up our culture of sunshine and farking"

Argentina - which was on the waiver program until their financial panic in 2000 or so - retaliated by charging a $100 airport entry fee to Americans.

Ehh more like $160 for Argentina now.


I'll pay another $160 to avoid runway 35L.
 
2013-10-03 12:47:48 PM  

jmayson: While we're at it... who here can name the one country that requires visas for the entire world, except for US citizens?


How and why would I know that when the owners of my country ensure I am too poor to afford such extravagance as international travel?
 
2013-10-03 12:49:30 PM  
I am in the process of getting a long term work visa for France for a 6-12 month project.  It has been hell.  Now I am just waiting on a letter from the French consulate so my wife and I can go to Chicago and appear in person or something like that.

/Been waiting to go for the past three months, it has been a nightmare
 
2013-10-03 12:50:43 PM  

what_now: RIght.

So I just spent the last 15 minutes figuring this out. The answer is BRAZIL!


I would never have guessed.

I was thinking along the lines of Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, and so forth ....
 
2013-10-03 12:54:32 PM  
Brazil, and that's only because the us is imposing a visa restriction on Brazil, so Brazil is in return, imposing a visa restriction on the US.
 
2013-10-03 12:55:14 PM  
I really should apply for a new passport.

I might want to join my parents in a trip to the McDonalds in Presque Isle, Maine some day. Or maybe even see a movie.

But is it really worth $200? and what are the odds that I'll ever decide to visit Cuba unless Obama suddenly throws open the floodgates and Americans pour in to ruin it by burying the beaches in hotels and the streets of Havana in cars made after 1959?

Did you know that Cuba is one of the greenest countries in the world thanks to the USA? Their North Coast is largely unspoilt despite being about 30 minutes from Miami.
 
2013-10-03 12:56:13 PM  

jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.


I miss the days where they'd look into our car and see four white dudes and be like "You're fine go ahead." Didn't even need to show ID.
 
2013-10-03 12:56:33 PM  

jmayson: While we're at it... who here can name the one country that requires visas for the entire world, except for US citizens?


Wild Guess, USA?
 
2013-10-03 12:56:35 PM  

TheBigJerk: jmayson: While we're at it... who here can name the one country that requires visas for the entire world, except for US citizens?

How and why would I know that when the owners of my country ensure I am too poor to afford such extravagance as international travel?


Equatorial Guinea! You are right!
 
2013-10-03 12:58:23 PM  

mdeesnuts: Is Brazil still a kidnapping destination?


Is it still south of the Rio Grande?
 
2013-10-03 12:58:32 PM  

SandmanEsq: Talk about petty grudges.


Doesn't a lot of that stem from the Cuban expat community that resides in Florida?  They want the US to keep the pressure up so that the Communist regime falls.
 
2013-10-03 01:03:49 PM  

probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.


Don't you hate it when the coinstar spits out the Canadian coins?
 
2013-10-03 01:04:08 PM  

pkrzycki: Brazil, and that's only because the us is imposing a visa restriction on Brazil, so Brazil is in return, imposing a visa restriction on the US.


I wonder if Canada is doing the same? We've been fighting with Brazil for years over a number of irritants, and it would be just like Stephen Harper to impose a Visa.

Any hoo, we're part of the 170 Club. I think we should get together with the other 170 Club members and decide on three more countries that we all like enough to let them into the 170 club, thus booting the USA and several other countries out of the top ten. In fact, we could remove the need for Visas to visit the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium and just boot the USA.

I can only think of a short list of reasons to require a Visa for the Netherlands:

1. Marijuana
2. Diamonds (but most of the trade has moved to Pakistan or India where diamond cutters can be crammed into a closet and paid in wilted cabbage leaves)
3. Muslim terrorists
4. Dutch tourists

Hey, we love you Netherlands! Don't ever change!

Well, you were colonial bastards in Indonesia and South Africa, but then who wasn't? We can't claim sainthood. Canadians signed up in large numbers for the Boer War. They thought they were going to hunt boars.
 
2013-10-03 01:07:14 PM  

jmayson: While we're at it... who here can name the one country that requires visas for the entire world, except for US citizens?


Mastercardistan?
 
2013-10-03 01:15:45 PM  

Ricardo Klement: It's nice having multiple citizenships and multiple passports.


Are you the husband on the Blacklist?
 
2013-10-03 01:24:02 PM  

derpy: Ricardo Klement: It's nice having multiple citizenships and multiple passports.

Are you the husband on the Blacklist?


I could get dual citizenship if I wanted. It just hasn't been worth the effort.
 
2013-10-03 01:28:29 PM  

derpy: Ricardo Klement: It's nice having multiple citizenships and multiple passports.

Are you the husband on the Blacklist?


Wouldn't the NSA like to know.
 
2013-10-03 01:30:04 PM  

rka: I certainly didn't need to submit any financial info for my Brazilian visa. And it's definitely a formality as the damn thing is good for 10 years.


Where did you get your visa for Brazil? Each consulate is allowed to make their own rules. The one in Atlanta where I got my visa required me to show a bank statement. Some of the other consulates don't. Apparently the one in DC is the most strict. It's weird that the rules aren't set by the government back in Brazil but from what I hear, it use to be a much more difficult process that took over a month to complete. Now you can do it in a day if your appointment is in the morning.

It's kind of dumb that countries like Argentina and Brazil charge fees just because the US does. There's absolutely no chance that the US is going to change its policy because other countries retaliate. All it does is hurt the tourism industry in those countries. The only reason why I ended up visiting is because AeroMexico had an insanely good sale on airfare. Under $500 round trip from Atlanta to Buenos Aires was simply too good to pass up even with the customs fees. Most of the time though, I just find a different country to go to that's easier to visit. Ecuador for example is pretty underrated as a tourist destination for people from the US.
 
2013-10-03 01:36:07 PM  
Best Korea? Iran? Israel?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-10-03 02:03:25 PM  

brantgoose: Their North Coast is largely unspoilt despite being about 30 minutes from Miami.


You have to keep the improvised boat launch free of obstructions.
 
rka
2013-10-03 02:16:58 PM  

EngineerAU: Where did you get your visa for Brazil? Each consulate is allowed to make their own rules.


We have a service we use. CBIT.

The visa says it was issued in Houston. Multipass, good for multiple entries for 10 years.

Maybe a difference in personal versus business visa? I don't see anything on it that designates it as a business visa though, unless its just the color. Mines yellow'ish.
 
2013-10-03 02:33:31 PM  

topcon: dryknife: Ireland?

I was just in Ireland just under a month ago.

Walking through the immigration line:

"How long are you going to be here?"

"One day."

(Stamps passport.)

"Enjoy your stay."


From the UK you can just drive over the border to Ireland and not even realise you are in a different country, except the speed limit signs are now in KMH instead of MPH.
 
2013-10-03 02:34:53 PM  

Ricardo Klement: It's nice having multiple citizenships and multiple passports.


British and Canadian passport here, and I could have an Irish one if I want. If I was planning to visit some middle east countries I would probably feel a bit safer with an Irish passport...
 
2013-10-03 03:35:12 PM  
When is "not a visa" really a visa that you have to pay for.  When it's an ESTA.
 
2013-10-03 04:00:59 PM  
www.billshrink.com
 
2013-10-03 04:05:39 PM  
I was going to say England
 
2013-10-03 04:31:12 PM  

wxboy: wxboy: I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.

And I would be wrong, apparently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_cit iz ens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals


The US list forgot Poland.
 
2013-10-03 04:44:33 PM  

Titanius Anglesmith: wxboy: wxboy: I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.

And I would be wrong, apparently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_cit iz ens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals

The US list forgot Poland.


No, we just walk in there backwards and they think we're leaving.
 
2013-10-03 05:10:50 PM  

Pfft. Whatever. My passport lets me go more places than either of them...



www.yourprops.com
 
2013-10-03 06:19:41 PM  

hasty ambush: North Korea (41)?????  There are 41 countries that allow North Koreans in without a visa?????


Somalia (32)???? Somalia has passports?
 
2013-10-03 06:30:22 PM  

LoneVVolf: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

That's actually an improvement from several years ago, when you didn't need a passport to get into Canada from the USA, but did need a passport to get BACK into the USA from Canada...



Canada requires a passport from the US, if you are traveling by AIR - you don't need a passport if you are using a land crossing.
 
2013-10-03 06:49:25 PM  

jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.


You don't even need a passport. Michigan residents can get an enhanced driver's license. A passport card or Nexus card works just as well, too.
 
2013-10-03 08:52:26 PM  

dryknife: Ireland?


went there back in 05.
"purpose of visit?"
"vacation"
"duration of stay?"
"a week"
*stamps passport*
"welcome to ireland"
"thanks"
 
2013-10-03 09:32:57 PM  

SandmanEsq: Literally Addicted: Cajnik: Crazy_Ivan: It is Cuba..  I travelled there Visa free a few years back

Americans can go to Cuba. But they can't spend USD

That's funny...they accept USD from Canadians.

Cuba accepts USD, but American's are forbidden from spending USD there.  Enforced mainly because travelling on a US Passport there means you are either part of a cultural group assigned chaperons, a church group assigned chaperons or a student group assigned chaperons.  However, US Citizens of Cuban descent with family still on the island can travel there on a Cuban visa and are not restricted.  The rules are still in flux, until some old House GOP'r gets his panties in a bunch about those damned commies and shuts the whole thing down again.


Why can't they all be more like Ricky Ricardo?
 
2013-10-04 12:30:34 AM  
I kinda miss the days when I had a diplomatic passport.  Let me skip a few lines in airports.
 
2013-10-04 05:44:18 AM  

dustman81: jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.

You don't even need a passport. Michigan residents can get an enhanced driver's license. A passport card or Nexus card works just as well, too.


All wrong, if you are a US citizen you do not NEED a passport. You do need to prove that you are a US citizen. Ridiculous to think that if you live in the US and travel to Canada that you can not enter your own country. What do you think they will do make you go back to Canada?
 
2013-10-04 07:19:11 AM  

mrboyer: dustman81: jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.

You don't even need a passport. Michigan residents can get an enhanced driver's license. A passport card or Nexus card works just as well, too.

All wrong, if you are a US citizen you do not NEED a passport. You do need to prove that you are a US citizen. Ridiculous to think that if you live in the US and travel to Canada that you can not enter your own country. What do you think they will do make you go back to Canada?




Other than the documents listed above, how would you prove citizenship? The US doesn't take birth certificates at the border anymore.
 
2013-10-04 07:27:12 AM  

dustman81: mrboyer: dustman81: jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.

You don't even need a passport. Michigan residents can get an enhanced driver's license. A passport card or Nexus card works just as well, too.

All wrong, if you are a US citizen you do not NEED a passport. You do need to prove that you are a US citizen. Ridiculous to think that if you live in the US and travel to Canada that you can not enter your own country. What do you think they will do make you go back to Canada?

Other than the documents listed above, how would you prove citizenship? The US doesn't take birth certificates at the border anymore.


Yes they do. It must be an official BC, no copies, along with a Government issued photo ID. (Drivers liscense)
 
2013-10-04 07:37:50 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Titanius Anglesmith: wxboy: wxboy: I would think Pakistan might be on the UK list and not the US list.

And I would be wrong, apparently.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_United_States_cit iz ens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_British_nationals

The US list forgot Poland.

No, we just walk in there backwards and they think we're leaving.


They didn't forget Poland, it's part of the Schengen free travel area.
 
2013-10-04 06:05:16 PM  

mrboyer: dustman81: mrboyer: dustman81: jmayson: probesport: Well Michigan residents need a passport to get to Canada now.

Thanks Obama.

No you don't.

You need a passport to get back into the US.

You don't even need a passport. Michigan residents can get an enhanced driver's license. A passport card or Nexus card works just as well, too.

All wrong, if you are a US citizen you do not NEED a passport. You do need to prove that you are a US citizen. Ridiculous to think that if you live in the US and travel to Canada that you can not enter your own country. What do you think they will do make you go back to Canada?

Other than the documents listed above, how would you prove citizenship? The US doesn't take birth certificates at the border anymore.

Yes they do. It must be an official BC, no copies, along with a Government issued photo ID. (Drivers liscense)


The US hasn't taken birth certificates as proof of citizenship at the border since June 1, 2009, when the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative took effect. All the documents I listed above they will take as proof.

But hey, next time you come back from Canada or Mexico, show the CBP officer your birth certificate and driver's license (regular, not enhanced) and see how far that gets you.
 
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