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You have no need to worry. Deutsche Bahn accept debit cards just fine. I have used my UK Visa Debit Card to buy tickets online and identify myself many times. Furthermore, I believe that when you select "Credit Card" as identification, you have to present the card you booked with(they swipe it to check), not just any card that happens to have your name on ...


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So you want to make sure you have a proper identification, and according to the Deutsche Bahn, your bank card is your best bet. I think the question here is that more what makes your card a debit or credit card. It depends on how you want it to behave I have also a bank card that may act as a debit or credit card and have used it extensively either as one ...


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Neither DB's homepage nor their terms of service have clear definition of what constitutes a credit card. The only things that are mentioned in the terms of service are that it needs to: show a name have a number be machine readable (i.e. has a magnetic strip) The website additionally includes it needs to be one of the following: American Express ...


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As a Canadian travelling to the US, I am always taken aback when I need to sign slips of paper when making purchases. The joke is that instead of having my card signed, I have written "ASK FOR ID" in the signature field. Since I've never been asked for ID, it's clear that no one is checking the signatures! This is somehow supposed to be more secure? All ...


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I live outside of Stockholm. I used to pay most things with cash but nowadays I have moved over to card. I would still expect all places to accept cash though. One reason I moved over was the attitude towards large bills. Trying to pay for lunch with a SEK500 bill is often not popular. (Upper end restaurants and hotels I don't know about - I always pay with ...


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You can often find coin dispensing machine in Post Offices


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Walk into a bank with €25 and ask for a coin roll of 1 Euro coins. You will get a yellow roll with 25 of them in exchange. You can also get a purple roll of 2 Euro coins for €50.


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Look for unmanned automatic laundry places. Since the washers/dryers there are usually coin-operated, you'll find a coin dispensing machine to convert your notes into shrapnel. You're likely to also find similar machines at self-service car-washes, or in any other business providing coin-operated services. They usually look something like this: Cassa per ...


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Enter a bar or supermarket and ask if they can change your 10€ bill into 1€ / 2€ coins for the parking. Repeat again in some other place. Probably they will stare badly at you. You're not obliged to consume or buy anything. Be warned that some cashiers may refuse your request. This is a common behaviour even for italians. This site reports that parking ...


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The Lonely Planet is correct here, western travel cheques are not useful in Iran, they have the same problems as Western credit cards. Some bigger businesses have bank accounts in Dubai and may be able to handle your cards or even cheques but I wouldn't count on it and they would always add an extra fee for it. Using Iranian cheques may be an option, but ...


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It is not legal to carry Indian currency notes out of India. Once you have a bank account in Thailand you can do a wire transfer from your Indian bank account. You can also buy Thai currency from India and take it with you but the value should not exceed USD10000. Another way to do this would be to just take your visa or mastercard debit card with you and ...


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If you want to be able to use a card without paying fees every time, then you may do well to look into a pre-paid travel debit/credit card. These are often a good bet to use when abroad anyway, if you don't have access to one of the UK cards (certain Halifax and Nationwide products) that are "free" to use abroad. For UK nationals as I am guessing you are, ...


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You can pay with card or cash (EURO) every where.. no problem. Been there a couple of times


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Card works almost everywhere, exceptions being outdoor markets perhaps. Also some kiosks will not take card if the amount is below 10-50 kr. One thing to note is that many streetfood trucks and smaller venues (where you might think cash only) might take card only to get rid of handling the cash. They use a mobile solution called iZettle with a card reader ...


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I don't know exactly what the situation is with businesses in Stockholm, but in Gothenburg (the 2nd largest city), nearly every place will take both card and cash. Some places, generally high-end restaurants, will only take card as payment, and in festivals, street markets and student pubs it could happen that they only accept cash.


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There is an explanation of the specifics of who is eligible to file a single form 6059-B. Basically you need to meet 3 conditions for eligibily according to CBP. Are related by blood, marriage, or adoption; Lived together in one household at their last permanent residence; and Intend to live together in one household after their arrival in the ...


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I assume that you and your mother do not reside together, since you write that she is on a visit while you are going home. If this is in fact true, you should file separate forms. The definition of family members has been expanded to "members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption." ...


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The official place to exchange currencies is CADECA, this entity purchases and sell certain currencies according to Cuban Central Bank Rates. These rates are updated daily. You can find CADECAs in the airport, and in major cities. Exchange rates should be the same country wide. Note that you will be exchanging your GBP for CUC and not for Cuban Peso, ...


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I've only ever done all-inclusive in Cuba, where the best way to exchange money is at the resort - more because it's the only reasonably simple way to do it than because you get the best rates. Cuba likes to keep control of the exchange process. I doubt that exchanging money at the airport is substantially worse than exchanging it at a hotel. Cubans really ...


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Usually in Europe your ATM card is much better to get local currency than any other way to exchange money. The actual amount you pay per transaction depends on your contract with your bank but should be reasonable and the actual exchange is done on the paper money rate the banks use. When you use an exchange office or bank you pay a fee which is usually ...


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I live in South Africa and Visa & MasterCards are accepted here. As mentioned by some people in the blog, you will need to have cash for street Vendors and Small shops on the street. The most you will usually spend in a proper restaurant: Breakfast less than R100, Lunch less than R180 Dinner R180 But you can easily spend the Day with around R350 ...


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No you can't use Euros here. You can exchange them to LKR at the airport or from a bank. They accept foreign currency exchanges and the service is quite fast.



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