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International Travel 2022

This post is intended as a place for discussions about International Travel ONLY.

For more information and previous discussions on the topic, please see International Travel 2021, International Travel 2020 and International Travel 2019.

In this International Travel 2022 post, the information is identical to the International Travel 2021 post. We added a new post for 2022 in order to keep the discussion manageable. Please help us by sticking to the topic of International Travel only.


From 2020: 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.

Czech republic

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 sometime in 2021 – which may or may not take criminal convictions into account. ETIAS Fact Sheet April 2018July 2018

2. Resources



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I’ve been digging and digging trying to find details on exactly what the “signed statement” I’m required to submit with my passport application to get the Scarlett letter actually has to consist of. I’d really rather not have to reapply because they decided to deny it for some obscure reason. I’ve been “off paper” for a few years now but due to how MN resets and adds to registration duration am still required to register for another couple of decades. I’ve also been trying to figure out how the 21-day notice plays out since the detective who handles things locally knows nothing about it and MN doesn’t require any notice unless I’ll be gone for more than a certain number of days. I’ve found a travel notice form from another state that I can try submitting but they don’t have any procedures for handling it as far as they were able to tell me and nothing in statute. Anyone have first hand experience with either of these issues and would be willing to provide some insight? Thank you!

We rely here on people to report their experiences honestly. We must always bear in mind that they may not always be doing so.


I am currently working with a immigration lawyer in Mexico who has worked with clients on the registry and have been successfully been able to travel into Mexico. Its against the Mexican law to deny freedom of travel.

He told me I need to first get denied entering Mexico so they can file a case against the government and take it into court. He said the whole process can take up to 6 months.

I walked through the Tijuana Boarder and was let me a few months ago. They just waved me through. Walking back I was taken aside for 5 mins and given back my passport.

A few week ago I drove through Tijuana without a problem. Driving back I was pulled aside and searched and let through again.

My question is do you think I could drive through Mexico. Fly domestically from Tijuana to another part of the country and be fine? I would assume since I am already in the country there wouldn’t be any extensive background checks on the flight manifesto. I would ideally just use my government issued ID and not my passport.

If I was to be denied I would let me lawyer know and go through the process but if I could avoid it altogether since I know Mexico’s data base is linked to other Latin American countries I rather go the safer rout till I’m off the registry.


This article is saying the Estis might be denying SO in the future.
Changes to immigration rules and travel to Europe from 1 January 2021

Regarding ETIAS (the future European Union travel visa):

ETIAS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – ETIAS.COM

(See pic too.)


If you are a dual citizen, do I need to provide both my passport number when filling out the 21 days notice international travel form?

I’m pleased to inform everyone that I have arrived in the rainbow nation. I took a fight from Istanbul to Doha, where I transited onto another flight into Johannesburg. At O.R. Tambo International, the customs process was very organized an efficient. They had a line for visa free travelers. I walked up to a window, and presented my passport to a young girl. She entered the passport number int a computer, stamped it and gave it back to me—not a single question asked. So for all my registrant family, South Africa is a go.

One thing I’ll also like to add. If you’re listening to all the American and western media hype—they’re telling you lies about Johannesburg and the rest of SA. When you fly into O.R. Tambo, the first thing you’ll notice is how developed the city is, from the infrastructure to the housing. It’s a very hilly park like city with palm trees—kind of combination of Atlanta & Bay Area suburbs. But there are township sections with shantytowns that look horrifying. Because of that extreme income inequality, almost every part of Johannesburg is walled off and gated. It takes a little getting used to, but the government takes a “libertarian” approach and expects everyone to be responsible and pay for their own security, so you’ll see a ton of private security around commercial and residential areas. They still have the South African Police Service, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time. Yes, there is crime, but less than Mexico and Brazil. So don’t let fear of crime stop you from visiting SA. Like anywhere, watch your surroundings and get a guide if you decide to visit a township for a cultural experience..there are many tours. The people of South Africa are warm, friendly and open. Prices are affordable. The climate is perfect. It’s a great option for registrants wanting to escape DamErica.

Does anyone know much about when you get off the registry? I was convicted of a misdemeanor cp 15 years ago, got 5 years probation, no jail and have since gotten off the registry last year. I don’t have a marked passport any more, and don’t show up on any searches. Would I be ok going to japan? Australia? canada? Peru?

Hi all. I noted what Notorious wrote and am wondering this: If you have traveled from the US to Country A where you are allowed entry with no problem, but then you try to enter Country B (from A) and you are denied…. Are you returned to Country A (from which you just came) or are you sent back to the U.S.?
Just curious. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Has anyone had luck getting approved for global entry after being removed from the registry (California)?

I would like some help having a green notice removed. i live in Peru now after been deported from the US 6 years ago. I’m stuck here i travelled to Mexico to visit a friend months after i got deported and i was able to enter the country no problem.. about a year later i tried going to Mexico again and i was not let in the country. they sent me back to Peru without being told why.. i thought it had something to do with my deportation since Mexico is borders with the US.. i didn’t follow up on that.. last year i tried going to Colombia to meet up with my family on a family trip, and now this time Colombia put me in a room a side and told me i had an Interpol Green notice and that was the reason i wasn’t admitted to the country. now that i’m aware of this i would like to know what can i do to get this removed and i can travel to other countries. if someone can help or guide me please contact me or via whatsapp +51924635802

Thank You in advance,

Last edited 4 days ago by Gino Martin Chiri

Just got a Renewed Passport — its normal, no scarlet lettering or anything indicating sor ( unlawful) status.
Perhaps since I complained to State & Fed courts all the way “up” to SCOTUS about all the 1000s of fraudulent prosecutions in Michigan they took that into account.
I travel yearly to Mexico — the Free Zone so far — and not back to Orizaba in the State of Veracruz. Too many mafiosos to drive that far in again although where I go in Sonora I’m surrounded by mafia but they are smuggling illegals into USA and Biden assists them so they aren’t targeting gringos in this particular village.

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