For most people, they feel like as soon as they have enough money, they can pretty much travel wherever they want. However, there are going to be some instances in life where your travel can be restricted by a regulatory authority.
For a few examples of these, consider when child-support comes up, if you’re on parole, if you don’t have a passport, and if you want to carry food or certain pets crossed specific borders. In all of those instances, law enforcement agencies of some sort can tell you that your travel will be restricted.
Child Support Issues
If you have a child and are part of that child’s legal support system, your travel may be restricted. When parents split up, sometimes they create requirements for each other that say that a parent can’t live outside of a particular state for example. And if you want to modify that child support agreement, you have to jump through certain legal hoops. So, even if you want to take a vacation yourself, or move to a new area, or even take a child somewhere, that travel may be restricted by your agreements.
Being on Parole
If you’ve gotten in trouble with the law and are on parole, that could also potentially mean your travel is restricted. Some people are even under house arrest, meaning that they have a sensor of some sort but they where that represents the fact that they aren’t supposed to go out of a specified location. You may want to travel when you’re on parole, but there may be lots of different stipulations in place where you either have to ask for permission, or there is actually no legal way that you can travel.
Lack of a Passport
If you want to travel out of or into certain countries, you’re going to have to get a passport. If you think you may be doing these types of travel anytime in the future, it can’t ever hurt to apply for a passport as soon as possible, because sometimes the process takes quite a while. The sooner you get it organized, the less restrictive your travel options are going to be.
Decisions About Food or Pets Across Borders
Have you ever been on the road going between states and seen signs that say that you aren’t supposed to bring certain kinds of fruit or vegetables across the border, or that certain pets have to be checked? It’s not as uncommon as you might think. So if you have a pet that you love or even certain types of plant that you want to take from one place to another, you may have to decide if can legally make it across a border where restrictions are applied.