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yes and no. The adapter does not add any risk or danger, so the answer would be: Yes it is safe. However, and this applies at home the same, the total power you are pulling through all the plugs in the power strip must not be over the total supported limit, otherwise you will either trip the circuit, or start a fire. Depending on your target country, ...


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There are two types of travel adapter plugs commonly used: Plug adapters. These just convert the physical plug into one of a different shape, but do not perform any voltage conversion. It is perfectly fine and common to use one with a power strip (with surge protector). As Aganju points out, you should be careful not to overload any circuits, as a power ...


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Yes it is safe, a travel adapter is simply a plug and socket built into one piece. Any current the power strip can handle up to circuit breaker tripping can be handled by the adapter. But you will find in some parts of Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam) that sockets take both US style flat blade plugs as well as the European round pins. ...


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Kenyan nationals do normally require a visa to visit Canada. Source: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp To apply for a visa, you must show evidence of your legal status in the territory where you're applying. Sources: http://www.csc-cvac.com/en-US/selfservice/cvac_welcome http://www.csc-cvac.com/en-US/selfservice/cvac_docs_forms_checklists ...


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I would just put the amount of time you are actually planning on staying in Canada. The important thing is that you don't overstay the date stamped in your passport. Anything else is not really the truth, and that can get you into trouble. Suppose they look at your stuff and you have things associated with going to the U.S.- your credibility could be in ...


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That is the Ogden Point breakwater.


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You can store luggage at the Toronto Coach Terminal, i.e. the bus station. They still have luggage-lockers there last time I was there (spring 2015). Source: Yelp


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There's a crucial difference between being contracted by a Canadian company and being hired (as an employee) by a Canadian company. An employee of a foreign company who goes to the US as a representative of that company to see to their interests there, in a manner integral to the foreign company's business outside the US, is allowed to do so on a business ...


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Most visitors to Canada can be granted a stay of up to six months (fr) from the date of entry. But the border officer may decide to grant a shorter stay in some circumstances. A border services officer at the port of entry in Canada will determine how long you can stay in Canada. Most visitors are allowed a six-month stay from the day they entered ...


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(not knowing any more details than what you give us) Maybe you are one of many cases of duplicate identity in the Homeland no fly list that will generate a false positive. You need to get as much official documentation of your citizenship you can get your hands on and check with airlines (or maybe the DHS or the Canadian equivalent) to see if you are on ...


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I applied for an ETA a couple of weeks ago, and had been twice under the VWP before. I put "Yes" and left the UCI/Visa/Permit number blank. Didn't seem to matter, got an approval almost instantly.


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The official help for this question indicates that it is asking if you have ever applied for a visa to Canada. Select yes if, in the past, you submitted an application to come to Canada, such as a study permit, work permit or visitor visa. If you answer Yes to this question, you'll be asked for your Unique Client Identifier, visa or permit number. ...


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Yes she can. Green card holders do not need a visa to visit, only their green card when cruising (though it wouldn't hurt to have her passport with you as well). http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=593&top=16


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Let's start with the easy part. The period of time you are allowed in Canada is actually 180 days, not 6 months. I never found the information on the Government of Canada website, but having been in this situation, the stamp in my passport clearly showed a date matching 180 days, not 6 months. But the border agent can write whatever date he/she wants, so ...


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Canada isn't part of any "ESTA area"; ESTA concerns just the US. There's a regulation aimed at preventing people from resetting their ESTA duration-of-stay clock by making short trips to Canada, the Caribbean, or Mexico, but you don't need to be concerned about that because you're not doing that. Rather, you are residing temporarily in Canada, and ...


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In Vancouver: yes. However, currently this is a very bad deal because the cabbie will offer a 1:1 exchange rate so you are paying 20% more. Source: personal experience.


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There is one more option which is not covered by the other two valid answers but is the one I chose to go with in the end, so it may help others too. There is a device called MagicJack which interfaces with a wired network via Ethernet or USB and has a telephone port. It acts as an end-point for VoIP calls. The nice thing about it is that it provides an ...


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No, you can't, because no such airlines exist. [Transport Canada] requires domestic air services operators [...] to be majority-owned and controlled by Canadians. [ref] You could book a flight from Vancouver to LA on a US airline, of course. And might be able to book a flight to LA from Toronto via Vancouver through a US airline (through codesharing) ...


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You can buy the ticket from United, and it will be on "United Stock" (the e-ticket will start with their numbers, once upon a time it would literally have been printed on paper with their logo) even though it will be on "Air Canada metal" for the first and possibly second leg. It will be called something like United 4321 operated by Air Canada. This is how ...


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Certainly Porter Airlines falls under this designation: they fly from a secondary airport (which is very rare in Canada), the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Also, instead of flying into Detroit airport they fly to Windsor -- there are only two non-seasonal scheduled flights from Windsor. Three from tomorrow because Porter adds a flight to ...


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I got an urgent-processing passport recently. The rules are here. I don't think there's an official cut-off time, but I showed up as early as I could in the morning just in case, recommend the same to you, since even when I showed up early there was already a line in the urgent category. You need proof of travel (airline printout with reservation number is ...


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There are more than a few prepaid service alternatives in Canada, none of which are (IMO) really good value but nearly all of which will sell you a dumb phone to use. For a particular example Koodoo Mobile sells a basic phone for C$96, including the SIM card and a C$20 service credit. The Mobile Shop, 104 Starrs Road, Yarmouth may sell this. Looking at ...



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