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Will failing to declare a previous visa denial come back to haunt me?

I am a 30 year old male citizen of Singapore. Previously I studied at Northwestern University for 7 years from 2004 to 2011 , but due to poor academics , dropped out of school 3 times. The last time I ...
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Does having visited top countries increases the value of least useful passport?

I am a Sri Lankan, and obviously I have a Sri Lankan passport which is sadly ranked as one of the least useful passports in the world. So my question is, I have travelled to countries like Australia, ...
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Legal drinking laws [closed]

I am planning a trip with multiple spots. I am interested in experiencing the cultures to their fullest potential without ending up in the pin. If you have specific advise on ways to stay out of ...
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1answer
64 views

Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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1answer
44 views

Expedited exit clearance certificate in the Philippines

The Philippines requires a sort of exit visa for tourists staying longer than 6 months, called an "exit clearance cerificate" or ECC. (Sometimes, confusingly, "emigration" is substituted for "exit.") ...
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1answer
33 views

How to travel cheaply between Charleroi Airport and Brussels?

There's a shuttle bus from Charleroi airport to Brussels, but if you book it a couple of days before it costs 15 euros plus 3 euros booking. A train could be a lot cheaper but it's unclear how to get ...
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33 views

Schengen visa validity start date

My Chinese in-laws intend to visit us in one month from now. Their visa is valid from Nov 23rd. Would it be legal for them to take the airplane on November 22nd in China and arrive in Schengen area on ...
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Going to US Border in st stephen-calais Maine

I want to go to CANADA-US Border in New Brunswick St Stephen-Calais, Maine if there is any taxi will take you there from st John bus Terminal?
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What countries allow to export butterflies?

I have a strange question regarding moving butterflies from one country to another (kind of lame explanation, but please bear with me). I am collecting butterflies (basically doing something like ...
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Belize visa on arrival from the western border

I am entering Belize from it western border with Guatemala. I have USA multiple entry visa, which I know means I get I can get a Belize visa on arrival (with 50 USD fee). However, is that possible ...
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Travelling via Sydney with only 2 hours of transit time [on hold]

Two of us are traveling from Wellington, New Zealand, to Delhi, India, via Sydney, Australia. We have a Qantas flight from Wellington to Sydney. Only 2 hours transit time in Sydney. Then Air India ...
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1answer
105 views

Do Lyft or Uber pick up at San Francisco International airport?

Are Lyft or Uber allowed to pick up at San Francisco International Airport? SFO appears to be within Lyft's coverage map, but I know special rules sometimes apply at airports. I waited till the last ...
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4answers
77 views

Declare an item is not liable for duty?

I go on an overseas trip and buy a new camera while there. I declare it (when returning to my country of origin) upon going through customs. I pay a duty. I go on an overseas trip and buy a new ...
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1answer
58 views

Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" ...
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2answers
186 views

In London, it is better to do sight-seeing in the morning or the afternoon?

My wife will be doing an 4-week English course in London in January, and she has the option to study in the morning or in the afternoon. Considering open hours and the season (January 2015), is it ...
6
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2answers
767 views

Do taxis in Frankfurt typically accept credit cards?

I will be taking a taxi from outside the main airport in Frankfurt. Will I be able to use a credit card to pay for the trip?
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4answers
2k views

How do custom officers determine if the imported goods of a passenger are old or newly bought?

Almost all countries levy custom duties (with an allowance) on imported goods by passengers, such as electronics, clothes, etc., that have been bought from outside that country and are intended to ...
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Isn't it a transit visa not required for a Filipino in Zurich airport travelling to Dublin? [duplicate]

Please confirm. I am not required to have an airport transit visa in Zurich when travelling to Dublin from the Philippines. I am holding a Philippine passport. Layover is less than 4 hours.
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1answer
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Town or village in Oaxaca State that is “the home of mezcal”?

Everybody knows you can visit tequila distilleries in the town of Tequila, Jalisco State. But you can also visit distilleries of Mexico's less famous spirit/liquor, mezcal, in Oaxaca State. I know ...
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1answer
46 views

Yellowstone in a Day (with Elderly Mother)

On Sunday my Mother (75) and I will be driving from Jackson Hole, WY through Yellowstone and then on to Cody, WY. I've been through Yellowstone on a sort of hurried weekend a while ago - she has ...
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116 views

Bag wrapping at airports in USA

I have been told that foreign travelers are banned from having their bags plastic wrapped when going through security at a US airport? Is this true?
3
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3answers
92 views

Options to/from from Newark (NJ) airport and Penn Station (NY) at 6pm and 10am

I am flying into Newark airport (NJ) on Tuesday and should arrive about 5:45pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What is the best/easiest way to travel ...
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1answer
101 views

How many jetways are used in Frankfurt to deplane Boeing 747-400

How many jetways does United use on Boeing 747-400 flying into Frankfurt? We are seated in row 58 and have 1 hour 25 minutes to connect.
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1answer
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My visa period start on arrival, would they let me get into the plane?

I have a question, I applied for the Schengen visa through Germany, on the form they ask me when I'd arriving (to Germany) and when I'd returning. they take this exact date as the visa period. I ...
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1answer
38 views

Best way to get from Laguardia to Penn Station at 10:30pm (and back)?

I am flying into Laguardia airport (NY) and should arrive about 10:15pm. I will need to get to a hotel that is pretty close (5 min walk) to Penn Station. What are my options to do that? Conversely, ...
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0answers
59 views

How to choose a foreigner-friendly bar in Shinjuku Golden Gai

I see from other sites that some of the bars in Shinjuku Golden Gai only welcome local Japanese, so how do I know if they don't welcome foreigners? Should I pick those bar with cover chanrge to play ...
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to manually release an oxygen mask on airplanes?

I read that a passenger of MH17 was found with an oxygen mask. Is it possible to manually release just a single mask in case someone is having a medical condition like an asthma attack?
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0answers
51 views

Left Luggage Facility in Chennai International Airport (MAA)

I will be travelling to Chennai International Airport later this month. I have a short trip for two days around Chennai before I go to Mumbai. I will need to store away my two standard international ...
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2answers
678 views

Direct flights to USA from countries with Ebola outbreak

According to this survey 58% of Americans think there should be a travel ban on flights from countries where the Ebola has broken out. The survey doesn't make clear what a travel ban would mean, but ...
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1answer
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Visiting Kathmandu, stay in Themel or Nagarkot?

I am visiting Kathmandu in October and wondering if I should stay in Themel or Nagarkot. Themel is more touristy and has more hotels. Nagarkot is a bit far, but is more unspoiled. I would prefer ...
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1answer
33 views

Skiing near Katmandu, Nepal

I will be travelling to Kathmandu (and onwards to Pokhara). Is there some place where we can go for skiing which is drivable distance from these cities.
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1answer
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Places to drink (party) at Songnae Korea

I'm visiting Songnae South Korea, and I wanted to know (since I didn't find any) if there are bars or places to go and have a couple of drinks.
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182 views

Is it ok to use a virtual credit card to buy an airplane ticket?

Lately I've been reading a lot about people who are asked for the VISA card with which they bought the flight when doing the check in. In these situations they are not allowed to board. Many of these ...
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3answers
994 views

Where should I change Swiss Francs to USD to get the best exchange rate?

I am planning a trip to a conference to Switzerland, and my airfare will be reimbursed to me when I arrive there. They will be reimbursing me in Swiss Francs. I want to get a good exchange rate. Is ...
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1answer
68 views

My friend used his friend's credit card for flight [closed]

My friend booked his ticket using his friend's credit card. They are leaving the country together but they are flying to two different countries. What does my friend need of proof just in case he gets ...
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2answers
66 views

USA: cellular plans with domestic roaming

I'll be spending about 20 days in USA, but across multiple cities on the East and West coasts. What would be a good GSM Sim only mobile plan for this? I've looked through some data online and it ...
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1answer
40 views

driving from LA to San Francisco

I will be travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in later February 2015. I will have my little boy 10 months old and my mother in law (65) with me. I was wondering, if someone can suggest some routes, ...
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1answer
38 views

Can I travel to Kuwait on a employment visa with old passport number? [duplicate]

I have a Kuwait employment visa, with my old passport number. But as the old passport has ECR on it I got a new passport with a new passport number with ECNR. Can I travel with the same visa or do I ...
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1answer
62 views

Traveling to the USA for 4 months and then South America for 6 months, will they still allow me into America if my return flight a year later?

I have just gotten my travel visa (B2) to USA for 10 years. I am going for my graduation and then traveling for four months. Afterwards I'll be traveling South America for five or six months. Is ...
2
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2answers
59 views

Staying in Belgium as a Student [closed]

I am interested in pursuing a masters programme in Belgium and one of the benefits of the scholarship I saw is an 860 euro allowance per month. I am wondering if anyone knows if this will be enough? i ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Frequent travel between Berlin and London - what benefits/perks can I get?

I'm currently living in London, but I'll be moving to Berlin early next year - and I'll definitely be staying for a fair while. I've still got friends and family in London and Manchester, so it's ...
7
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1answer
65 views

Is it a good idea to use an all-inclusive package as a backpacking base?

We're considering buying an all-inclusive deal in Mexico (travelling from the UK). I'm relatively well travelled and done the whole year of backpacking thing a few years ago. I've never been on an ...
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0answers
28 views

Travelling to the UAE and Kuwait on a passport with slightly less than 6 months to go until expiry

I am travelling to the UAE and then Kuwait for a few days next week. As a UK Passport holder I know that I will get a free 30 day visa upon entering both countries. However, I've just noticed that the ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Canceling points-booked United flight?

Does anyone know if it is possible to cancel points-booked United flight (with refund?)? I booked flights to Portugal for end of November, but now having second thoughts due to all that Ebola stuff. I ...
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3answers
2k views

In an international airport, is there specific set of laws for the international area?

When travelling in an international flight, you pass a border with passport check at both the departure and the arrival airports. It means you spend time in an international area. What are the ...
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2answers
80 views

Indian passport holder with Canada student visa, want to visit USA as a tourist

I am studying in Canada (London Ontario) on a student visa. Wish to visit USA during the Christmas break. How to get a US Visa?
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0answers
22 views

Transit through Brussels airport [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with US permanent resident. So I will be traveling from US to Brussels and & then take a connecting flight to London. And then the reverse while coming back. ...
1
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1answer
57 views

Chinese Visa to visit Beijing to perform a software training course

I'm a US citizen residing in Florida, USA. I need to request a visa for China to deliver a software training course in Beijing. I'm overwhelmed by the variety of visas and I'm not sure how to get ...
6
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2answers
162 views

Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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0answers
50 views

Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay?

I have a valid c-type visa, mutiple, 30 days, validity: 2/10/2014 - 2/1/2015 which i'd use this october for 12 days. I plan to travel again entering schengen 10/12/2014 and exit on 2/1/2015 . total ...

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