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Opening a bank account as a tourist in the US

I was wondering how easy, if at all possible, was to get a regular banck account and debit card in the US as a foreigner. The main reason is that I am planing on buying some hardware on Newegg and ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I want to apply for a Schengen visa for multiple countries from London. My travel plan is Belgium then Switzerland and last is Paris. What will be the validity of the visa I will get if first port ...
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Why do I need to buy a ticket to get into the secure half of a US airport?

I have read elsewhere that it is a common strategy to buy a cheap (as cheap as $20) ticket in order to get access to the secure half of an airport, for the purpose of meeting someone at the gate. If ...
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Transit Visa requirement [duplicate]

I am Kenyan and a resident of Germany. I would like to book a flight with British Airways for my son and I. Do we need transit visas?
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I can program, where can I make complex queries for airplane-tickets?

I am an experienced programmer. I would like to make complex searches such as "Travel from Stockholm to Vancouver between 14th of feb and 19th of feb" and back between 12th of march and 18th of march. ...
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Ground on “type E” plug adapter

I brought to the US a French Belkin F7C01008 power-strip with a "type E" plug. I got an adapter for US plugs, however it lacks the "male grounding pin" that the French type E plug expects. Although ...
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How do you locate a real flamenco performance where you can have dinner in Andalucía?

At home I have been to what were advertised as typical Andalusian flamenco performances. This is, watching a performance while having dinner. I have been looking for the same experience in Andalucía, ...
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Is it mandatory to have documents verified before travelling abroad for employment? [on hold]

Any Indian Who wishes to seek employment in foreign country, Does he needs to have his Documents(Education, Professional and Personal such as nationality certificate) verified by Human Resource ...
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Schengen visa query-place of issue

I have a Schengen visa stamped on my passport from France. The place of issue is Dubai (mentioned on the visa). I had applied for it with my earlier Dubai Residency visa, however now it is cancelled ...
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What will be open during Christmas in Bergen?

I am thinking to go to Bergen during Christmas holiday on 25, 26, 27, 28 December. I have already checked that train and hostel are available, however I am worried if everything will be closed since ...
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Drive in China with Chinese driver but foreign (own) car?

Based on my research it's difficult to get a Chinese driving license as tourist and expensive to have an obligated local guide. So I look for an alternative. Is it possible to hire an (English ...
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What sim-card should I get in Ukraine, if I only plan to use it for mobile Internet?

I'm planning to stay in Kiev, Ukraine for a week and would like to have mobile Internet. I will need to use a total of 500 MB during that time. What is currently the cheapest sim-card/plan for my ...
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Nordic countries, Sweden and Norway, similar top buildings colors

I noticed this time I went to Stockholm, many of the traditional buildings has this green-sea color at the top of their roofs. For example, this is a common color in the towers of the buildings. I am ...
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What's the best way to signal that I'd prefer to be served in English?

I'm traveling in an area where bilingualism - specifically, English - is extremely common. As in, I'm yet to meet someone who doesn't speak pretty good English in the two months I've spent here ...
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Schengen visa for 10 days in Malta from 20 December to 4 January 2015

I am a South African passport holder on a UK Tier 5 visa that expires on 6 September 2015. I'd love to visit Malta before then. I realise that I need a Schengen visa. What will this cost in pounds? ...
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How to get rid of Argentinian Peso before leaving the country?

Does anyone have any good suggestions of how to get rid of Argentine peso before leaving the country? I have read peso can be hard to exchange back or if it can it can only be done at the poor ...
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90 Day Visa Question for ESTA

My girlfriend is Swiss and has the ESTAVisa. We landed in the US over 3 months ago and were in NYC for just 4 days. Then, we have been in Canada for the past 3 months+. I just read that a visit to ...
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What kind of masks are the British border control officers wearing at the Gibraltar Border?

When I crossed the Spanish-Gibraltarian border, the British officer was wearing a mask that seems like a replica of the mask worn by Hannibal Lecter in the movie Silence of the Lambs. It looked weird ...
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Going back to USA after staying there for 3 months recently, problems?

I am pokerplayer from Iceland and I have never had any issues with Visa when visiting US. This summer I lived in Vegas for 3 months and came home in september. I remember when entering and leaving the ...
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Travelling to India from Jamaica via Brussels [duplicate]

I am travelling from Montego Bay airport, Jamaica to India Via Brussels Airport. Do i need to hold a valid visa to fly from Brussels. Appreciate any response.
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South African Citizen, Applying for a Schengen visa while in London

I am a South African Citizen in the theatre industry. I am travelling to London next week for work (all visas for that are sorted). I need to apply for a Schengen visa to perform in Italy in three ...
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Afghan citizen on a tier 4 student visa in the UK. Can I travel to France on my Schengen visa a week before it expires? [duplicate]

I am an Afghan citizen, a student on a tier 4 visa in the UK. I have a Schengen visa which will expire in a week. Can I travel to France for 2 days before my visa expires?
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Schengen Visa from UK for an Indian working in UK on Tier2 ICT visa

I have an Indian passport and currently I am working in UK on Tier2 ICT visa. I need to go to Switzerland on a business visit. Please advise if I can get Schengen visa while in UK and do I get some ...
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Duty on electronics when arriving to Argentina

A friend is traveling to Buenos Aires from the US, bringing both his personal notebook, and a new one for a relative. As I understand it, he'll have to pay 50% of the value of the new one (not sure ...
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Applying for a B2 VISA after previous overstay as a child?

Background: So I was brought into the US under the visa waiver program as an 11 year old child in January 2000. I voluntarily left the country on Sept. 2009 when I was 20 years, 9 months, and 3 days ...
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Why police didn't even block me once at the airport arrivals?

First of all, I'm not a terrorist or a drug courier. Starting in June 2012, I began flying from Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Falcone–Borsellino Airport (PMO) for personal reasons. ...
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How can I bring a broken tablet on an airplane to the US?

Earlier this year when in America I bought a Nexus 7 tablet and brought it with me to Argentina. The tablet stopped working shortly after arrival and nothing I tried to do made it work. By chance I'm ...
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Claim for Lost and then found baggage

I am in a tricky situation. In an emergency flight, a middle-eastern airline lost my one baggage. After 21 days as their policy- they asked me to submit the documents to claim it. They were supposed ...
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If a passenger damages another passenger's property (accidentally) on a flight, who is responsible?

This came up after listening to a Rick Steves podcast on travel. He and I have both apparently wondered - when the passenger in front suddenly reclines their seat and nearly decapitates your laptop - ...
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Internship in Switzerland after French student visa [on hold]

I am a US student studying in Paris for the spring semester. I am in the process of getting my student visa, which will be valid until mid-July. However, I am planning to intern in Switzerland until ...
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How safe are the ferries in Indonesia?

I'm planning a holiday to Indonesia and want to visit multiple islands. I had thought to take ferries between the different islands. However, a lot of people have told me bad things about the ferries ...
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What time of day does US visa expire?

My H1B visa expires on Nov 13th 2014. Does that mean its valid until 13th midnight or 12th midnight?
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Travelling with two passports, layover in istanbul

Im travelling from country #1 to country #2. I have passports for both these countries. I will be using the passport for country #2 on my way there and passport for country #1 when returning. On my ...
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Where are the natural hot springs in Andalucia?

While browsing for a decent travel guide for Andalucia, I stumbled upon one that quite enthusiastically mentioned the existence of natural hot springs, close to Estepona. Albeit their penetrating ...
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Applying for a visa in a country other than my own

I am a Polish student in my second year of college studying and living in Frankfurt, Germany. I applied twice for a visa to visit the USA when I was in high school in Warsaw and was denied, partially ...
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Traveling from Bombay to SFO via Newark [duplicate]

I'm flying from Bombay to SFO. I need to change planes in Newark. The connection time is 2hrs 25mins. Is that enough as I'll have to go through customs and immigration as well? How much time does that ...
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Will a new immigrant be allowed entry in the USA if he hasn't yet payed the USCIS Immigrant Fee? [on hold]

People who obtain a US Immigrant Visa are required to pay a "USCIS Immigrant Fee", for Green Card processing. The official instructions recommend to pay this fee before entry to the US, so that you ...
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Must a Canadian citizen enter Canada on a Canadian passport?

This question assumes that this citizen has another passport (eg from dual citizenship). I thought to ask because identical questions for different countries yielded disparate answers. Both of the ...
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Any travel site for medium/long distance multimodal comparison? (Train then plane etc.) [duplicate]

I am trying to get from one minor city (X) in Europe to the other (Z). There are many options. I could train for an hour to X, then fly to Y, then train to Z. Or I could train from X to Z, or I could, ...
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how much money do I need to spend in Tokyo, Japan for a living [on hold]

I have been accepted to an internship program of 5 months at an institute at Japan. I will be paid 5,700 JPY per day as sojourn expenses (171,000 JPY/per month). The institute is located at ...
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Visa concerns for Japan [on hold]

I am an Iranian currently living in Iran. I have been accepted to an internship program of 5 months at an institute at Japan. My problem is that I am currently engaged to my girlfriend and we will be ...
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Working in Europe on Schengen Tourist Visa

What are the chances of getting caught and the fines if someone from India/Bangladesh found working in any European Country on a tourist Schengen Visa? One of the person I have met is working there ...
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Fares and timings for boating in Kanyakumari

I have a plan to visit Kanyakumari in Tamilnadu,India and go boating on the seas there. I want to know about the boating services available in the locality. Any information on timings and fare of ...
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Are Pakistani nationals restricted to entering India through four airports only?

A Pakistani friend who needs to go to India was informed (very late, near visa approval) by an Indian embassy official (in Singapore) that he can only enter* India through one of the four major ...
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toll cost for my trip [duplicate]

I want to find the cost of all my tolls and estimate on total gas for my trip from Mexico, ME to Chittenango, NY which is 385 miles shortest distance driving a 17 foot U-Haul truck, averaging roughly ...
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Does the new Doha Hamad International still offer “alcoholic left luggage”, and how does it work?

Recently, Doha has switched from the old Doha International Airport to the new Hamad International airport. The new airport looks a huge improvement on the old one, which is good, but the switch does ...
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Is there a Belgium travel site that can search all bus operators, but exclude trains?

So, from what I have found out I can use nmbs.be to search for buses of both delijn.be and infotec.be, 'problem' is that it also includes trains no matter what you choose in the advanced options. Is ...
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Cross border Canada to USA to trigger work visa

My son is currently in Canada on tourist visa, has his work visa approved while in Canada and wants to know how long he has to cross border and stay in USA for. Can he do in same day? He was ...
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How far can you realistically travel across potentially rough water in an inflatable dinghy?

I'm thinking of visiting some uninhabited Scottish islands just for some "wilderness hiking". Particularly attractive to me are those islands which don't have regular transport routes to and from them ...
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Do I need a transit visa for waiting 23 hours in Dubai airport?

I am an Indian citizen living in Ukraine. I will be traveling to India but I need to wait in Dubai airport 23 hours for my next flight to India. I will not be leaving Dubai airport. So in this case ...

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