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JUS GORJUS | GORJUS ELOPEMENTS | NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & intersex [LGBTI] people and families travel safely each year without problems. However, laws and attitudes of some countries may affect LGBTI travelers. Tolerance and legal protections vary from country to country. Some countries may not legally recognize same-sex marriage. More than seventy-five countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment. 

  1.  RESEARCH YOUR DESTINATION.

  2.  UPDATE YOUR PASSPORT to update your name, change your gender, etc.

  3.  PACK IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS.  Select the link to see a list of documents LGBTI travelers should should have when traveling abroad, especially when traveling in countries where legal rights differ from those in the United States:

  4.  ENROLL IN THE SMART TRAVELER PROGRAM,  a free service for U.S. citizens traveling to, or living in, a foreign country to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  5.  STAY SAFE WHILE ABROAD. Select the link for a list of pointers for staying safe while abroad.

  6.  CONTACT THE EMBASSY OR CONSULATE FOR ASSISTANCE.  If you need help, the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate may be able to help if you run into problems overseas, especially if you feel you cannot approach local police or have had difficulties already.

NOTE:  INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS PAGE CAN BE FOUND ON THE US DEPARTMENT OF STATE - BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS WEBSITE