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Can I get a UK ancestry visa for five years when my passport expires in two years?

I believe that visas are tied to passport numbers. Is there a relationship between the validity of the two? Is it better for me to apply for a UK visa with a passport which will be valid for the ...
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Greece Schengen Visa for Seaman

I joined a Belgian flag vessel docked in Greece, had a 2 week Schengen visa single entry, now that said visa is expired long time now do I need to go back and get another visa to continue my stay? ...
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How does Booking.com enforce cancellation fees when booking without a credit card?

Booking.com lets you book accommodation without a credit card in some cases: But what happens if I cancel my reservation or simply don't show up on the day of the booking? Would they send me a bill ...
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50 Minute Layover In Casablanca Airport

I've got a flight from Marrakech to Madrid, with a 50 minute layover in Casablanca. Also, I'll need to go from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 in Casablanca. Is this enough time?
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How to purchase Japan train tickets online and also japan scenic itinerary?

I will be travelling to Japan next month for 10 days and i need to ask 2 questions here: 1 Is there any official Japanese website to buy train ticket online? 2 what would be the best scenic ...
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Crossing a border several times to increase duty free allowance

I'm not planning on doing this myself (I'm not in a geographical position to either), but I just thought about the idea, and I wonder what type of rules are in place to prevent it. This question ...
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How important is knowing German in Germany?

I was recently speaking to a German about learning the language, and he said not to bother – whether planning a permanent move or only a short visit, you can get by just fine, as everyone there speaks ...
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Renewing Passport with imminent travel

My USA Passport expires in April 2017 and I would like to renew but can't send my current passport due to imminent travel. Is it possible to keep you old passport while your new passport is being ...
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How expensive is a vacation to Japan?

Since I am planning a vacation to Japan this fall, I'd like to have a rough overview about my expenses. I'm flying from Germany (probably Frankfurt) to Tokyo. I know that the flight alone will net me ...
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How early do I need to arrive at Most na Soči for a space on the car train

Slovenian Railways run a car-transport train service from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica, called Motorail. This lets you skip a lot of driving around the hills, and is reportedly a fun journey ...
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Are biometrics shared between GCC?

Are only the biometrics of people who are blacklisted or convicted in any GCC country shared or are all biometrics of each and everyone who visits any GCC country shared throughout ? A friend of ...
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Four weeks in Italy, France, Switzerland, Ireland — 3 UK SIM best?

I am interpreting Three UK's About Feel At Home and Pay As You Go pages as: I buy a 20 GBP Three SIM from eBay UK and then, in September, I can use 12GB in the four countries listed (the only ...
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Is it possible to purposefully miss a flight to force a short-check?

Let's say you're transiting through London with checked bags. The airline refuses to short-check your luggage. You then proceed to miss the second flight, forcing them to take your bags off the ...
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Mobile internet in New York City

I will be staying in New York City for a week, and I am wondering about Internet access. Using my own SIM it will cost me $26 / day for 50 MiB, then $3 for every MiB after that. That quickly becomes ...
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What are some tips for a child flying alone for the first time?

I am 14 years old and will be flying on a WestJet plane from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada. How early should I arrive at the airport? What do I do once I arrive at the airport? What should I do first, ...
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Cheapest ATM strategy in Brazil

I need to withdraw lots of Brazil Real in Rio de Janeiro from my USA bank account. What bank has the cheapest ATM (or I could even go to a teller) for me? Suppose I need 10,000 Real and my bank ...
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Are Israeli dual citizens allowed to cross via the Allenby Bridge?

The Allenby Bridge is located on the border between Jordan and the West Bank. Wiki mentions the following restrictions for Israelis: Israeli citizens are not permitted to use the terminal, except ...
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Where to find music workshops in Hanoi?

I am planning to visit a friend in Hanoi, Vietnam. She's working and I would like to attend a music workshop during the day, ideally, for a short week. Where can I find such a workshop?
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How to get a receipt when scanning my card on Tel Aviv buses?

Some buses in the Tel Aviv area (and possibly the Jerusalem area and other places) let you just scan your Rav Kav (smart bus card) when entering from any door, with no driver interaction. These ...
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UK Visa Refusal twice [on hold]

I have been refused UK Visa twice, in 2015 and 2016, I am about reapplying for another one again. I want to get all the document that they said was not in my application and reapply again, in the next ...
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In Russia do people speak English? [duplicate]

I will go to Russia in December. I don't know Russian but I can speak English. Usually the people in Russia can to speak English or I've to learn a bit of Russian?
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How far do taxi from Incheon Airport go?

I have an event in Yeoncheon, South Korea (near the North / South border). My flight takes me to Incheon Airport, then I need to somehow get from there to Yeoncheon. I've researched and there doesn't ...
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Wearing shorts with hairy legs in Moscow

Is it appropriate to wear shorts or walk around beaches if you have hairy legs, as a man in Moscow?
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Two parents travelling on different itineraries, with different child-parent combinations on each leg

We are trying to figure out how to manage a trip between USA and Europe where my husband and I will do different parts with different combinations of children (both aged under 4). Mother flies USA-...
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How busy is the E50/D1 motorway in Czech Republic?

According to Google maps there is road work on E50 from Prague to Brno. We are going to drive that route next week, how bad is it? Would it be better to take a different route? Google maps also show ...
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What type of visa do I need for short term voluntary work in Turkey?

I am from the UK and planning on traveling through Europe into west Asia. I would like to volunteer while staying at home-stays for brief periods e.g one or two weeks. For example - one website: http:...
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Address on UK Landing Card

In a situation wherein a visitor to the UK, with a valid visa, is staying with a friend, who happens not to be a/the sponsor of the visitor in a self-catered holiday rental apartment, how would the ...
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UK visit week before expiry date of visa [duplicate]

My UK visa expires on Sept 30, 2016 and I am planning to visit UK by 23rd sept 2016 for 5 days and I will leave UK either on 30 sept 2016, or a day before 30 sept 2016. Is it permitted. I am citizen ...
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Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?

Almost all passports I have seen have a place of birth field on them. For instance, on the US Passport, Is there a specific reason to this?
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Is there a cultural belief in Brazil or Portugal that frowns upon brushing one's teeth / spitting in the kitchen sink?

I was recently told by my Brazilian roommate not to brush my teeth in the sink (I wasn't, I just spit in it) because of cultural reasons. Is there a cultural norm in Brazil / Portugal where this ...
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Daughter flying alone from Athens Greece to Newark to Chicago - Need info/advice

My Daughter will be flying alone from Athens, Greece to Chicago with a layover in Newark. What exactly will she have to do during her layover in Newark? Specifically, will she have to: Go through ...
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Can you carry drones on a plane as a carry on? eg. DJI Phantom or Inspire

I live in US and thinking to travel to Europe next spring. Thinking to get a drone with couple extra batteries and take it with me as a carry on to get some aerial shots. Anybody had any experience ...
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Layover in Addis Ababa: need to collect checked luggage?

I'm going to travel from Mumbai to Durban on Ethopian airlines. It is my first time traveling alone. My layover in Addis Ababa is only 40 minutes. Do I need to collect my luggage in Addis?
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Is it possible to travel to Co To island, Vietnam without a special permit now?

I am planning to visit Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, and Hội An in Vietnam in the next week. I heard that Co To Island (near Ha Long Bay) is really beautiful and worth a visit. When searching ...
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How, exactly, does the ESTA system work - specifically on arrival?

I am travelling to the US next week and want to check I have it right about how the ESTA system works. Other answers like this this one, describe what the process is and how to apply, but do not ...
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How to get a new UK Driver's licence while travelling?

So hypothetically my driver's licence is lost (quite likely). I'm not in the UK. Is there any way I can get a replacement one from overseas and get it sent to either me, or a friend in the UK who ...
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Where can I swim in the Soča valley?

There's no public pool (that I noticed) in Bovec (that I noticed anyway) and the Soča generally looks to be too fast flowing to practically and safely swim in. Where nearby Bovec (preferably) and ...
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Renewing an unused B1/B2 US visa

I have a valid 5 years B1/B2 visa that was issued about 4 years ago. I never used it as I intended to travel to work in a specific project that was cancelled. Now, There is a similar project ...
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Will U.S Embassy give a B1/B2 visa to a dual citizen even one of his nationality is USA?

Just assuming someone has dual citizenship of USA and country A, and he will travel between these two countries. Just like other dual citizens, he prefers to exit and enter country A by using his ...
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Driving to Canada and back to the US

Do USA Green Card holders need a Visa to return back to the USA from Canada?
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1answer
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How much Spanish do I need to know for travelling within Spain?

I plan on travelling by foot on the Camino Francés alone. I will have access to the internet/google translate via my smartphone. I am also a native french speaker (from Quebec). How much Spanish do ...
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Can I claim my luggage if I am forced to stop after only the first leg of my journey

I booked a ticket from Toronto to Rome with Air Canada. The flight has one stop, in Frankfurt. For personal reasons I need to get off in Frankfurt (it was not a cheaper ticket, I didn't know that when ...
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KrisFlyer Ascend Card [on hold]

Today I got promo email regarding this. Is this credit card good to use if I use it for redeem flyer miles? What is the benefit of this card? Is there any other credit card is good to use for flyer ...
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What is the purpose of this cloth in hotel?

What is the purpose of the cloth across the bed? I see it at many hotels and it does not seem to serve any purpose other than make it look nice. Any idea what it can be used for? Ps. The purplish ...
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Required funds for American traveling to UK to visit fiancée [duplicate]

I am looking to travel to the UK (Britain) to visit my Fiancee, I have the passport and I am getting the funds for the visa and the trip. But I am not completely sure how much money I would need to ...
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Can I reapply UK visit visa immediately after refusal?

I have been refused a UK visitor visa this week. I have travelled to the UK twice: once to study and then as a visitor in 2014 when I stayed only for 6 weeks. My circumstances for this application ...
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3-month trip to California - Do I give my bank my Social Security Number? [on hold]

While I am here, I opened an account to a popular Bank of the United States, where some money are being deposited now and then. When I opened the account (I asked for the simplest and minimum one), I ...
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130 views

Do the Beijing-Tianjin high speed trains often get fully booked?

Situation: Me and my co-traveler will arrive at Beijing Capital Airport on 11:55 on May 2, 2016 and plan to take a taxi to Beijing South Railway Station and a high speed train to Tianjin. (This seems ...
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1answer
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Transport Calama <-> San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

What is the best (highest cost x benefit, lowest travel time) way to get from Calama to San Pedro de Atacama? I know there are some bus companies and another companies that offer private shuttle. ...
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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...

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