Visas Research Example
I had a reader ask me about going to Greece in October. The main question was does she need to get a visa beforehand.
She’s US American which helps. Greece will allow you to just show up and get the tourist visa as you enter. It’s part of the Schengen Area European passport control which is made up of 27 European countries.
The US State Department has some good information about Greece International Travel Information.
“U.S. citizens may enter Greece without a visa for stays of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries.
- For entry into Greece, your passport should have at least six months of remaining validity. While Greek law requires three months of passport validity beyond the intended date of your departure, if you are transiting a country that requires six months of validity, you may not be permitted to continue your trip. We recommend that you have at least six months of validity to avoid any travel disruptions.
- You must arrive in country with proof of sufficient funds and a return airline ticket or other evidence that you will depart Greece if asked. The sufficient funds requirement is often met with credit cards.U.S. citizens may enter Greece without a visa for stays of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.”
I only look at government websites to figure this all out as they are accurate. Many people blog about visas but the only legal real advice comes from the countries you are a citizen of and where you want to visit or become a resident. Like the example above.
Your citizenship is a big deal. Some countries visiting and becoming a resident rules are better than others depending on where you’re coming from.
I also recommended this universal travel adapter on Amazon US as it handles many countries and is small. Get at least two to charge your stuff.
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