As useful as a U.S. passport is for seeing most of the world, it doesn’t grant you easy access everywhere. Some countries have strict policies about who they let in, and acquiring tourist visas to those countries can be almost impossible—without the right approach.
If you’re a U.S. citizen with a valid passport, you’re able to freely travel to more places in the world than most other countries’ citizens, and it’s probably a lot more than you realize. All you need are some vacation days and a plane ticket.
Immi, a free online program, seeks to educate immigrants, people on visas, and green card holders on their legal status, as well as explain options for staying in or leaving the country. The tool also makes finding help from nonprofit legal experts easy.
Depending on the passport you hold, it can be a breeze to visit another country, or it can be a maddening process that takes months of paperwork, clearance, visits to consulates or embassies, and the risk of getting denied anyway. Passport Map can help you figure out what you’re in for before you plan a trip.