Hellow fellow nomads!
I'm leaving for a 1-2 year nomadic journey. I don't know quite where I'll go or how long I'll be out of my home country. I do plan to start in south america, then probably go to europe, africa, india, asia, and NZ.
I want to have as much flexibility as possible when travelling, so I'd like to give myself the opportunity to travel to as many places as possible.
Now, in general I think it makes sense for me to get visas as needed before leaving for a country that requires one. I'm going slowly so waiting while at an embassy in a foreign country sounds fine to me.
However, I am curious if there are any Visas I should absolutely make sure to get before I leave the US.
Also, in order to be prepared to visit foreign embassies as I travel, is there anything I should make sure to prepare? I know I should probably get a bunch of passport sized photos. Aything else?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Hard to say Jordan, but as a start you should go to your State Department's Travel.state.gov site and have a look at the "country specific" section. Each country has details about entry/exit requirements for US citizens. If there any special requirements they will be listed there. Pick a few countries where you think you may visit and check out the requirements. Hopefully this will give you some background on the kind of things you'll have to do.
here's a link to the page: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_4965.html
Phil at the safety hub. about 5 years ago