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I am a card resident holder since 2009 and I have a Thai

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Hi, I am a green card resident holder since 2009 and I have a Thai passport. I am planing to go to Spain for 10 days. Do I need a visa to go to Spain ?
I probably go around mid of November or December. Also I am going to apply for US citizenship the end of this month. Is that possible for me to travel to Spain ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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Because you are not a US Citizen yet, you do not get the benefits of visa arrangements for US Citizens with other countries. When you travel, you travel on your Thai passport until your US Citizenship is granted.

As such, one does need a visa to Spain, and can apply at one's nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.

Because the trip abroad should only be for 10 days, it should not affect any citizenship application filed later on.

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