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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 Indian Passport, and on the US Passport, Is there a specific reason to this?
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Do hotels in Japan always have manual baths in their rooms?

In Japan, most homes have automatic baths which set up the bath at a pre-set temperature and pre-set level. However twice I stayed at high priced hotels and the room bath was a manual bath like you ...
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50$ per day requirement for entry into Turkey

I am travelling to Turkey in ten days on an already approved e-Visa. The visa document says that, I need to prove that I hold a return ticket, hotel reservation and at least 50 $ per each day of my ...
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5answers
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What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?

On multiple occasions I have seen forms where it needs to be stated what the Country of Issue and what the Country of Citizenship is. What is the difference between the two, if your passport is issued ...
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1answer
52 views

Transit visa query in Paris [closed]

Itinerary: ST.LUCIA -> ST.MAARTEN ST.MAARTEN -> PARIS (CDG) PARIS (CDG) -> DELHI Do I need a transit visa for Paris, as departure and arrival is from the same terminal (2E)?
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1answer
40 views

Turkish Visa Question

I am a travel agent in the U.S. and will be traveling in Europe, independently (not with any tour or cruise). My husband, sister-in-law and I will be having a long layover in Istanbul on our journey ...
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1answer
73 views

On a student visitor visa to UK with a layover in Germany: Can I get Schengen visa on arrival or can I do sightseeing wile transiting without a visa?

I am traveling to the UK from India on a student visitor visa. I have a stopover at Frankfurt. Can I sightsee while transiting without a visa or do I need to procure a Schengen visa? Can I get a short ...
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2answers
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Which passports to use travelling between two countries of citizenship?

My kids are dual Danish and US citizens. My husband and I are permanent US residents, our kids being born here. When we travel back and forth between Denmark and the US, we have been solely using ...
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2answers
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Passport expired while outside the US

My passport expired in early May of this year. My mother and I have lived down in Baja for about four years now so she can write her books. We make trips up to the states but not so many. I actively ...
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0answers
66 views

Re-entry into US after 6 months as student [closed]

I am from India. I went to a US university in Spring 2014 for a MS program under a F1 visa. Due to serious health issues, I had to leave US before the start of the program. I am prepared to go and ...
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1answer
252 views

What time does siesta start and finish in Spain?

Shops and restaurants, and many petrol stations, seem to close for lunch in Spain. Which is fine if you can plan for it, but having been stuck, with the family, in a car in 35°C temperatures for over ...
2
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1answer
117 views

Travel to US for medical treatment

Is an ESTA enough to travel to the USA for medical treatment for the UK Residents?
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2answers
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Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?

I am traveling to Germany. Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany? Thanks for the answers.. I am traveling from India to celle Germany.. I am used to Indian cuisine.. Is ...
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0answers
25 views

Do I need a Transit visa for a layover in Miami? [duplicate]

I am travelling from New Delhi, India to Bogota, Colombia with British airways with first stop at London, UK and then to Miami, USA. There is a change from British Airways to American Airlines in ...
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1answer
246 views

I have a Certificate of Entitlement of Abode in the UK endorsed in my SA passport. Do I need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe?

I have a valid Certificate of Entitlement of Abode in the UK attached to my SA passport. Do I need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe?
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1answer
97 views

Only need return flight ticket [duplicate]

I can't use my outward flight ticket but need my return ticket. If I do not show on my outward flight, I am worried that the company might cancel my return flight. I have spoken to the flight company ...
4
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1answer
95 views

Visiting Costa Rica: How to prove sufficient funds?

Upon visa-less immigration to Cost Rica, I would have to prove sufficient funds of $100 per month of residence (Source) Since I don't expect them to have a dollar-giving ATM before immigration ...
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1answer
113 views

Fastest way to obtain a China tourism visa in Hawaii?

I am in Honolulu and want to quickly get a tourism visa for mainland China. What are my options? I would prefer to avoid flying to Los Angeles/Hong Kong or similar. Nationality: New Zealand
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86 views

Is there any populated island between Bermuda and Ilha das Flores? [closed]

Just wondering what's the longest route if crossing the Atlantic by boat, so I guess this question is key for resolving this doubt.
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3answers
991 views

Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?

I'm travelling from the UK to Spain at the end of the week and, rather than take a bunch of adapters for our chargers, I was thinking of simply taking a couple of power strips and one adapter for ...
2
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1answer
210 views

Ration card for Schengen VISA application

I want to go to Germany for tourism. In the list of documents required for visa, ration card is mentioned in civil status proof. But in my ration card, the address written is not my present address ...
0
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0answers
25 views

Visiting US for more then 90 Days for a UK citizen with a Canadian 1 year work permit [duplicate]

I am aware this question has been similarly asked before but I'm still at a loss due to different answers each time. I am a 21 year old UK citizen. I'm in the process of applying for a 12month work ...
2
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1answer
104 views

Getting from Kortrijk or Mouscron to Lille by public transport, after the last train

Following the advice in this question on travelling from Lille to Kortrijk / Courtray and onwards, on Saturday I headed over to Belgium. Coming back, I discovered that while there are trains quite ...
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4answers
716 views

Lowest cost method of exchanging AUD into physical other currencies?

I have a trip planned that will take me from the origin of Australia to several countries throughout Europe, who mostly use Euro, but also some other currencies. For a person that either has ...
3
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2answers
110 views

Is an Australian travel insurance company right not to honor a cancellation claim even if I can't enter the country while pregnant?

So I've booked tickets to Malaysia about a year ago after we found some super cheap tickets (non-refundable, non-changeable). A couple of months after booking the ticket, I got pregnant, and will be ...
3
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1answer
136 views

Can I use a US Business visa obtained while working from one company to travel for another? [duplicate]

I have got a US Business visa (B1/B2) from my past company, but I didn't travel. Now I have an opportunity to go to the US for my present company. Shall I use the same visa? Note: The visa is ...
4
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1answer
7k views

UK Business Visa from India - Status Check

I have recently applied for long term UK business visa (2 years) in India. Last time when I had applied for Muti Entry 6 months Business Visa, I had received a reference number to track the status ...
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2answers
198 views

Transiting in Dubai on back-to-back return tickets

In December this year, I am planning to fly the Helsinki–Dubai–Mumbai route (and return). I am planning to stay in Dubai for few days on my way to Mumbai. If I book this as one ticket, I have to pay ...
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2answers
564 views

Do citizens of Hong Kong living in Canada - still need a visa to enter Russia for <2 weeks?

From what I understand, citizens of Hong kong (i.e. holders or HK Special Administrative Region passports) do not require a visa to go to Russia for short trips less than 14 days, according to this ...
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2answers
111 views

Within 300 km radius of Tokyo - Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation? [duplicate]

Since I'm planning to visit Japan for 10 days and plan to apportion 5 days to Tokyo, I thought to reframe this question inside a 300 km radius around Tokyo. 300 is just an estimate; I'm not strict ...
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3answers
402 views

Can I rent a car in Berlin and drive to Krakow?

We have 5 people traveling from Berlin to Krakow and want to know if this is a reasonable way to travel?
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1answer
106 views

Consider Hokkaido or not, if relying solely on public transportation?

I thought to segregate this question on Hokkaido from the original. I'm still interested in the other points. 3. I won't drive, so must rely on public transport and walking (over reasonable ...
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1answer
411 views

Traveling from San Francisco to Bombay via London, on an older US Green Card

My wife is a US Permanent Resident with a valid green card which does not have an expiration date. This time, when I took a flight through British Airways from San Fransisco to Bombay via London ...
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2answers
95 views

Coastal/seaside destinations in Japan for nature and relaxation?

I reference this Meta and am asking about seaside/costal regions for picturesque, scenic relaxation, resembling that of a nature getaway/resort/retreat. I tried ...
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1answer
55 views

Is there a website for the Tatra mountains Polish shelters?

I am trying to look for the Tatra mountain shelters. I want to check location, prices, and maybe do a reservation. Is there a website?
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0answers
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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket for trip [duplicate]

Can i get change of name for confirmed ticket in train for my friend who has got some important work so his friend wants to come along with us for the trip?
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1answer
47 views

Canadian by birth but US green card - living in UK but returning to live in US? [closed]

I was born in Canada but raised in the US from aged 4. I have SSN and green card with no expiry date. I am living in the UK but want to move back to Florida to live with fiance. Is this legal?
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1answer
64 views

Punctuality of the Ferry from Dubrovnik to Rijeka

I am planning a trip to Croatia this summer. On our last leg, we are planning to be in Dubrovnik. Our flight back home leaves on the 22nd at 10am from Rijeka on the other side of Croatia. I saw there ...
3
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1answer
298 views

How to get from Rome Ciampino to Lido di Ostia?

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Lido di Ostia by public transport? Are there any direct buses / trains? How much would a ticket cost?
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1answer
331 views

Why do I feel nauseous even before my plane ride? + Any tips?

This has only started occurring in the past 4-5 years and I'm 16. On one plane ride, I just didn't eat the right things and there was some heavy turbulence so I ended up throwing up many times. After ...
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2answers
95 views

Cellphone carriers in Europe

I am planning to move to France and I am a bit curious, how do cellular carriers/networks operate in the European Union? If I have a mobile from Orange, will it stop working once I leave France? Is it ...
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2answers
97 views

Does re-entering Italy restart the 3 month visitation limit?

I am going to visit Italy for several months. Italy allows visitors to vacation for 3 months. However, I plan to visit Italy a month and a half then visit another country for several weeks. When I ...
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1answer
59 views

Is it possible to get a Schengen visa for future date?

My question is currently the date is 28 june 2014. Can I apply for the visa for my planned trip in October?
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0answers
87 views

Hiking trip without car in Central Europe? [closed]

I hope this kind of question is OK for this site. I am looking for a place in Central Europe that fulfills the following: Can be reached without car (public transport only) Has budget accommodation ...
2
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1answer
70 views

Transit rules when connecting in Tokyo on two different tickets

I am a Filipino Citizen traveling to Mexico, I learned that I can save more if I buy ticket from Manila going to Tokyo and then buy a roundtrip ticket from Tokyo to Mexico and vice versa so ...
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1answer
92 views

40 days left to my UK visa will I be allowed to enter?

My general visitor type visa will expire in 18th august 2014 and i will not be able to travel before 10th of July because of me being busy at work, I have been in the UK few months back for 5 days and ...
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1answer
91 views

Filipino with US green card traveling to Turkey with transit in Munich and Paris

I am Filipino going to Istanbul. I will be applying for Turkey visa. One of the stopover from San Diego to Turkey is Paris CDG (waiting time 2 hours) then on a different date after two weeks, i have ...
2
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1answer
231 views

Is it possible to extend a 20 days tourist Schengen visa (12 more days)?

My daughter applied at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, and they gave her two entries for 20 days (we thought it was for 20 days each entry). She was in Italy 12 days, then went to England for 1 ...
2
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1answer
326 views

I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
2
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1answer
93 views

Tourism in Schengen Area either side of a student visa

Does time spent in a Schengen country under a student visa (issued by that country) count towards the 90 days permitted within the Schengen Area? My (Australian) partner will be undertaking some ...

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