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Monthly Meetings: Mar 7 – Berkeley, April 18 – Phone,
May 29/30 – Conference (Los Angeles),  June 13 – Sacramento details

Emotional Support Group Meetings 2020 (Los Angeles, Sacramento, Phone)

2020 ACSOL Conference – May 29/30 in Los Angeles

General News

International Travel 2019

We have updated our main International Travel section. It features:

  1. List of Schengen Nations (allowing entry to registrants);
  2. Resources (including a CA DOJ Travel Notification Form); and
  3. User Submitted Travel Reports.

This post is linked from the Main Menu at the top of the site.

1. The 26 Schengen Nations (which allow registrants to visit)

As an agreement, Schengen was signed among the five out of ten countries of the European Union members back then, on the 14th June 1985. Under the Schengen agreement, travelling from one Schengen country to another is done without any passport and immigration controls or any other formalities previously required.

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Austria
Belgium
Czech republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland

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France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland

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Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg

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Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal

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Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

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Note: US Citizens are visa exempt when visiting the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a 180 day period (List of Countries, Section B or map).  The European Commission is proposing creating a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) for such travelers, beginning in 2021 – which may or may not take criminal convictions into account. ETIAS Fact Sheet April 2018July 2018

2. Resources

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Forms

Publications

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Old Posts

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3. NEW: User Submitted Travel Reports

If you have traveled internationally post-IML we invite you to share your travel experience on the form below. Submissions will be published as a separate post with opportunity for targeted / country specific discussion.

If you have already filled out our previous (unpublished) travel form, please do so again here for publication.

Report your Travel Experience:

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Join the discussion

  1. M. Charles kiser

    I’ve read to Dec 4th so far, but have decided I must come to LA for the meeting in Febuary. I am an SO on lifetime reporting. I have traveled internationally many times, but never since 1998. Becouse I thought I couldn’t. If Martha S. Was turned away at Heathrow, well..what chance I? But reading here, I see I have a chance. And I want to.
    I look forward to the meeting in LAand learning more a about my possibilities and future. I am so grateful to have found this forum.
    New Mexico has a SORT Chapter, but…um, it’s not at the same level as the discussions I’ve been reading here.
    My sincere thanks to you all who have been participants.
    P.S. Any advice on decent hotels near the meeting site is welcome.
    Kindest regards

    • Mike G

      @M. Charles kiser

      Note that you posted in the 2019 forum. You may get more response in the 2020 forum (link at the top of this page).

      P.S. I have traveled to most of the countries in Europe (avoiding Heathrow) in the past two years with no problem – actually, I’m headed to Europe again next week. The rest of the world is trickier but doable.

    • David

      @ M. Charles Kiser: You would certainly be welcome at the L.A. ACSOL Meeting on February 8th. Also, I encourage you to join us for the ACSOL Annual Conference on May 29 & 30, 2020 in Los Angeles. It’s extremely informative. Great nationally speakers and excellent presentations, workshops/groups. And, each year, there is a forum/presentation on travel, both domestic and international. I plan to attend both L.A. events.
      ✈️ I travel to Europe each fall (with my “unique identifier marked” US passport.) I will gladly share my travel knowledge & experiences with you. (I haven’t actually checked my status, but I suspect that I – like you – am a lifetime Registrant.) ✈️.
      Best wishes!✈️

  2. Ruben H

    Question:
    Can we as registrants travel to Catalina Island for a weekend stay?
    &
    My wife doesn’t have papers but permission to work here in the U.S.(since I now have this on my record she can no longer get her citizenship through me now!) can immigration be a problem if traveling to the island for my wife? Is the island U.S. territory or Mexico territory?

    • MLinCA

      Catalina Island is part of California. Los Angeles County Sheriffs are the LE there.
      I’ve went there a few times since my conviction.

    • @Ruben H

      Sounds like your wife is on TPS or an asylee if she has an I-765. Yes, you CAN sponsor your wife for LPR. You just need a good immigration attorney. The immigration law firm I work for has successfully filed petitions where the sponsoring U.S. spouse is a registrant. It is a lot of work (and money) and you need a lot of supporting documents but it can be done.

      Catalina Island is part of California. You’re not leaving the state.

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