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Suppose I have visited France for the second time. Someone welcomes me saying "Hi, welcome to my country. Have you been here before?" Can I reply "thank you. No, this is not the first time I have visited here. I have visited/visited here once before this visit."

I think both have visited and visited work here. Am I right?

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Responding to

Have you visited here before?

with

No, this is not the first time I have visited here

would be confusing to most people, or at least awkward.

I would respond with either

Yes, I visited once before.

or

Yes, this is my second time.

As for whether or not you need the "have", I would probably leave it off, but I think either way is fine.

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