International Travel For Registrants
International travel is something that most folks forced to register as “sex offenders” are denied. Sometimes that’s simply because of money or family issues. Other times, it’s because of a certain compelled speech issue: The human-rights-violating passport branding component of the 2016 International Megan’s Law, an amendment to the Adam Walsh Act. We, here at Just Facts, along with all nation signatories of international human rights legislation (ICCPR & ICESCR), believe that it is every human’s right to travel freely both within his country and to another without impedance. The American government does not recognize human rights for its citizens, especially for registrants.
We are here to offer up some assistance for what limited travel is available. This handy guide is a tool to help you decide where to plan your next trip. Some quick points to keep in mind when checking these countries:
- Most countries that don’t require a visa for Americans will generally be much easier to enter with some notable exceptions like Australia, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, or Canada.
- Beware of airlines that fly directly to countries that rely on US assistance. They will perform an NCIC lookup at the airport of departure when scanning a passport. If there’s a hit they will deny you a boarding pass if the destination country requires it. Some countries have laws barring ALL people with criminal records from entering, not just “sex offenders”. So please save yourself the MAJOR hassle and do not even try.
- Islands and other colonies (mostly in the Caribbean and South Pacific) that are governed by foreign powers have similar entry requirements as their host nations. For example, Tahiti (French Polynesia) is governed by France and therefore follows French immigration policy. The governing nation is listed in () next to any such protectorate.
Enter The Matrix
Last updated: 03/25/2023
Many thanks to the good folks at RTAG (Registry Travel Action Group) for developing the original travel matrix. They deserve credit for the idea and initial entries. We have expanded on the original matrix to include every country on Earth. That’s right: we’re going balls to the wall on this one. We need everyone’s help to make it the most complete and comprehensive travel matrix in existence!
Something to keep in mind when viewing the travel matrix: the countries that deny entry to RSOs, but don’t require a visa, do so ONLY BECAUSE THEY RECEIVE AN INTERPOL GREEN NOTICE from the US “Angel Watch” scumbags. This prevents directly traveling there from an airport in America.
Travel Matrix For Registrants (and others!)
Please send us some information about any country we have incorrect data about or you may have been to, along with any stories about your trip that you’d like to share!
We work diligently and in good faith to keep this matrix as current as possible. As you can see, this chart is far from complete. We sometimes make mistakes and we will update this as we get more information on country status. This chart is only a guide. It is not a 100% guarantee because of the constant changing of laws around the world. We are not responsible for any inconvenience due to incorrect information.
Please feel free to contact us and let us know of your travels and any difficulties you experience. Also, if you find there is an error with any of the above countries, let us know so we can keep it up-to-date! Safe travels to all!
** ETIAS is currently not online for Americans **
ETIAS in a nutshell
ETIAS travel authorization is an entry requirement for visa-exempt nationals traveling to any of these 30 European countries. It is linked to a traveler’s passport. It is valid for up to three
years or until the passport expires, whichever comes first. If you get a new passport, you need to get a new ETIAS travel authorization.
With a valid ETIAS travel authorization, you can enter the territory of these European countries as often as you want for short-term stays – normally for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. However, it does not guarantee entry. When you arrive, a border guard will ask to see your
passport and other documents and verify that you meet the entry conditions.
Once you have applied
You will receive an email confirming the submission of your application which will include your unique ETIAS application number: make sure you keep this number for future reference.
Once your application has been processed, you will receive another email informing you about its outcome.
When you get your ETIAS travel authorization please make sure your name, passport number and other information is correct: if there is any mistake, you will not be allowed to cross the border. More information about what to do if you made a mistake in your application can be found here.
If your application is refused, the email will provide the reasons for this decision. It will also include information about how to appeal, details of the competent authority, as well as the relevant time limit to appeal.
Processing your ETIAS application
Most applications are processed within minutes.
It is possible however that your application may take longer to process. If so, you will receive a decision within four days. Please note that this period could be extended by up to 14 days if you are requested to provide additional information or documentation, or up to 30 days if you are invited to an interview. This is why you should apply for an ETIAS travel authorization well in advance of your planned journey.
Validity period of your ETIAS
Your ETIAS travel authorization is valid for three years or until the travel document you used in your application expires – whichever comes first.
It is for short-term stays: a valid ETIAS travel authorization entitles you to stay in the European countries requiring ETIAS for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.
You must be in possession of a valid ETIAS travel authorization during your entire stay. You can leave and come back at any time, as long as you respect this time limit.