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Does parents' family name refer to mother's married name or maiden name on VWP/ESTA form?

The updated visa waiver form asks for my parents' "family" name, as shown below. Does this mean my mothers birth family name or her married family name?
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Crossing Canadian border without a US passport? [duplicate]

My US passport is currently being renewed. This weekend, I will be visiting Niagara Falls, and I want to see the Canadian side too by walking over the Rainbow Bridge. I have with me a driver's license ...
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1answer
79 views

Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...
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1answer
3k views

As a married couple with different citizenship, should we pass through US immigration together or separately?

I will be married in March, and shortly after the wedding we will be traveling together to the US. She does not have US citizenship. So which rules do we follow? Do I pass through the US Citizen ...
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2answers
70 views

Visa for traveling to Italy

My visa will expire on 10 February. Can I still travel to Italy and come back before my visa expires?
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Ticket Price refund for missed connection

I was on a return flight with Air China leaving Australia, stopping in China and finally arriving in London. I then had a flight booked for London to Turkey. Of course the Air China flight was delayed ...
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7answers
8k views

How to check a large backpack?

When travelling on airlines based in the US with a large backpack, I prefer to carry the bag onto the plane as part of my hand baggage allowance. Most foreign flag carriers, however, have a ...
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1answer
124 views

Data connection and phone calls during visit to London

What is the best way to have about 500 Mbytes of internet data (mainly maps and communications ) for a short visit to London ? i.e My local SIM rates is too expensive .
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3answers
1k views

Can I plug French electronics into Russian sockets without an adaptor?

According to this page, Russian and French sockets/plugs are the same "shape", but in France we use 230 Volts while the Russians use 220 Volts. Will a laptop charger and other electronics work with ...
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2answers
488 views

Train Journey into Croatia from Italy

We will be spending some time in Italy during early July this year, and we will be finishing up in Verona. The next part of our trip involves getting into Croatia from here which is proving to be ...
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1answer
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Can the family visitors visa be canceled because the settlement visa has been refused?

I am a Mozambican married to a UK British citizen wife. I have been traveling back and forth on Family visitors visa for a period of 7 years now. Just by the ends of 2014 I applied for a settlement ...
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1answer
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Is there a lounge for use at Nairobi airport by departing BA passengers?

Travelling as OneWorld Emerald (American Airlines Executive Platinum, if it matters), on British Airways, is there a lounge I will be able to use at Nairobi airport at the beginning of February 2015? ...
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2answers
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Can I enter Norway before the date stated on visa?

I have the visa from 4 Feb till 4 march but i wish to go there on 1st Feb. Is it possible to enter Norway before the 4 February?
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6answers
18k views

How much money do you need to have on hand when entering USA?

My friend, a Chilean citizen, is entering the US via waiver program to spend 3 weeks in USA in a couple of weeks. She already got her ESTA approval, the plane ticket, all hotels are already booked ...
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2answers
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Visa expires in May 2015, can I enter the US on January 26?

I am a Mexican citizen with a visa that expires May 31, 2015. I need to enter the US for five days in the last week of January. Can I do so or do I need to renew it before entering the US?
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456 views

As an American — where can I NOT go? [closed]

That's right folks. Where on this beautiful blue and green (and some yellow and grey in there too) marble of ours would an American of European descent be disallowed access or would face serious risk ...
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1answer
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Can the day pass on the Toronto subway be swiped?

I have only bought weekly passes and I'm trying figure out a budget. Then I realized, if I'm going to buy a TTC day pass it would be useful to know if one can swipe through the turnstiles, because ...
8
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1answer
253 views

May I wwoof or exchange work for a bed in a hostel in Costa Rica as a tourist?

I am wondering about the rules for wwoofing (working in an organic farm for a part of the day in exchange for a bed and sometimes a breakfast/multiple meals) or work exchange (same thing but for other ...
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2answers
140 views

Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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1answer
98 views

Can I use one travel converter for UK mains type G for multiple type A socketed appliances?

I am going to travel to the UK and wonder if I can use one travel adapter with my 4-way (type A) power strip or will I need to use multiple power adapters? Some friends of mine recommend using a ...
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2answers
609 views

India Tatkal tickets - tricks and tips

I'm planning a one month trip to India starting from next week, and unfortunately I forgot to book train tickets for a few train trips. I have never bought Tatkal tickets (allowed to purchase 2 days ...
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1answer
1k views

Visiting Moscow on Stopover [closed]

Traveling to Moscow Aeroflot 21 hour layover, 4:30 p.m. leaving 2:20 next day. Sight seeing, staying over at hotel. Leaving from same airport. Do we need travel Visa?
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1answer
184 views

Immigration on domestic stop-over from Puerto Rico to SF?

I come from Denmark, but live in SF holding a B visa. I am planning a trip to Puerto Rico and want to make sure I have enough time to catch my connecting flight on the way home. My route home is ...
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2answers
381 views

The rate is for 2 guests when making online hotel reservations

What does it mean "the rate is for 2 guests" does it mean multiply by 2 the advertised hotel rate?
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1answer
268 views

Portugal to USA by cargo ship?

So I'm planning a hitchhiking trip and I wounder if there is any chance to get a job on a cargo ship in Portugal and work there till I get to USA (in order to get there without spending any money on ...
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2answers
13k views

Journey from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship

I'm planning to travel from India (Bombay/Mumbai) to USA on ship. I'm a newbie and I don't know anything about freighter travel. I just want to know what are the possible ways of travel and also the ...
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1answer
810 views

Does one have to pay custom duties while bringing in a 'Fender Stratocaster American Standard' guitar from USA to India for himself?

If I'm to buy a fender stratocaster guitar (price: $1,000) from USA and bring it to India box unopened (or opened- not a big deal), will I be asked to pay custom duties? If yes, how much? The box ...
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1answer
103 views

transit visa at Istanbul airport for Egyptian citizen?

I'm holding Egyptian Passport, travelling from Cairo to Istanbul then to London ( Round Trip ). I'm using Turkish Air lines in all my flights. I will stay less than 2 hrs each time. Do I need a ...
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3answers
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Travel back to India from US for good with no passport

I am Indian Citizen. I came to USA on H1B work visa. My H1B extension got denied and I could not renew my passport at the Indian consulate in San Francisco, CA because the passport renewal ...
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1answer
1k views

UK general visitor visa refused for funds evidence?

My visa was rejected because I failed to provide bank statements. I'm a drop-out student and at present I don't work and I don't study, so I don't have any account balance. I've mentioned in my ...
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2answers
439 views

Is it possible to buy a travel curtain for hostels/trains?

While traveling in couchettes and sleeping in hostels, I realized that a lot of them lack a very basic amenity — a curtain for privacy. Is it possible to buy a portable curtain that you can easily ...
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3answers
8k views

Are non-Muslims allowed to build snowmen in Saudi Arabia and similar countries?

I recently read Saudi Arabia 'fatwa over building of snowmen'. A religious scholar issued a fatwa (which merely means legal opinion) against the building of snowmen, or snow models of animals (such as ...
2
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1answer
343 views

Can I cross the U.S. Canadian border multiple times on tourist visa?

My sister is visiting from Egypt. She will have a Canadian and American tourist visa. We will be taking the Alaska cruise. My husband and I (US citizens) were planning on meeting her in Vancouver ...
3
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1answer
113 views

Traveling to Ireland with German National visa

I am a student at the University of Stuttgart, Germany and I have a 1 year national visa for Germany and now as my holidays are ahead I was looking if my German visa is sufficient to travel to Ireland ...
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1answer
142 views

Transportation during short visit to London

From Egypt, I am visiting London for two days and am concerned about transportation: What are my public transportation options from Gatwick Airport to Chiswell Street and vice versa? edit : it would ...
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4answers
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Is it safe to travel from Singapore to Batam by ferry?

I have already read the general question here about ferry safety in Indonesia. However since the trip is supposedly only 20 miles, I am trying to find if it would be safe for a 20 member group to use ...
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1answer
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How to get Saudi Arabian transit visa for road travel?

Is it now possible for a Kuwait resident (engineer) along with family to get a transit visa to travel by road through Saudi Arabia to Bahrain? If so, which agency helps to process the transit visa in ...
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1answer
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Did Finland's border authorities make a mistake?

I live in Denmark, my friend comes from Korea. Last year on December 21st, she (Korea) travelled here with a transfer in Helsinki airport. She's staying here until January 21st (31 days). Now, last ...
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1answer
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Figure for taxi ride from LAS Las Vegas airport to the MGM

I hope this isn't too far off topic... Could someone give me a rough figure for how much a taxi ride would cost from Las Vegas LAS airport to the MGM casino? I found this interesting article about ...
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1answer
262 views

Indian seeking to visit Dubai and then Muscat… How to do it?

I wish to travel to Dubai and stay in Dubai for about two day and then travel to Muscat for may be another 3 days or so and then travel back to India ? I have a visa to Dubai and a relative will get ...
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2answers
180 views

Flight booking comparison including amenity info (e.g. wifi, refreshments)

I'm a big fan of extra amenities while flying. The availability and pricing of things like wifi, power supply for my electronic devices and refreshments are key factors in my choice when booking a ...
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3answers
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Will my overstay in South Africa be noticed?

I came into South Africa on a tourist visa but while travelling needed to get a new passport (it was stolen), which duly arrived all shiny and empty. Also, I have overstayed a little bit ... My ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Free camping in Uk, Belgium, Netherlands - is it legal?

This summer I'm planning a bicycle trip from Manchester (UK) to Trieste (ITA). I don't have a lot of money to spend in hostels or campings, therefore I was thinking that wild camping would be a good ...
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2answers
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How to measure offshore limit for Bareboat Skipper IYT?

There is a limit for International Bareboat Skipper: In coastal waters up to 20 miles offshore (IYT page). But what is the right way to measure it: from continent or nearest coast (island)? In my ...
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1answer
240 views

Renting a car in Tel Aviv as a young driver with a new license?

I plan to get a driver's license in February and then visit Israel in May. It would be nice to rent a car somewhere in Tel Aviv as that's the most convenient way of sightseeing the country. However I ...
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1answer
234 views

Does DTW have faster security for United premier access holders?

I have a fight scheduled where I can't get to the airport as early as I would like, I don't want to miss my flight and I want to know if purchasing premier access could be worth it.
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8answers
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How to sleep in twins beds that are pushed together?

My wife and I are going on holiday to a resort. While the resort markets the room as having a double bed, in reality it is two twin size beds pushed together with a narrow gap down the middle where ...
24
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1answer
614 views

Safe place to see the “real” Palestine as an Israeli passport holder?

Palestine is divided into three zones. Zone A contains the major Palestinian towns and is off-limits for Israelis. Zone B has some Palestinian villages and is partially restricted for Israelis. Zone C ...
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1answer
652 views

Can I leave and return to Singapore using a short-term visit pass after cancellation of employment pass?

I have a Singaporean employment pass which will be cancelled shortly and I will then be granted a 30 day short term visit visa in replacement. My question: Can I travel to nearby countries for one ...
2
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1answer
183 views

Uk Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa arrival dates

My partner and I are planning to travel to the UK/ EU in May 2015. As my partner is a dual passport holder (Australian and British) I am hoping to apply for an Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa that will ...

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