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You only need to supply an invitation letter if the consulate has advised you that you need one. This typically is not the case for tourist visas. If they have not advised you to supply an invitation letter, then it is optional. If the consulate instructs you that the invitation letter must be notarized, then your sponsor must print it out, have it ...


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Unless you are transiting Hong Kong for less than 7 days to/from Mainland China, your mainland PRC passport by itself is not enough to visit Hong Kong. I believe you would apply for a Hong Kong entry permit from a Chinese consulate in the US.


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Normally if you're stopped or involved in an accident police officers are asking for 3 things: License Registration Proof of Insurance. Normally in the case of the rental from a private party or from a car rental company you don't have car registration available but you do have a rental agreement signed by you and an authorized representative allowing ...


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I have a small (A5) Moleskine notebook that I use for travelling. In the inside cover I write things that rarely change and will be the same throughout multiple trips, such as my passport number (in case it gets lost), card numbers, phone numbers for my bank (in case I need to cancel my cards), etc. Then on the individual pages I write the details of each ...


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For me the only way to organise these sort of things is each printout in the order you're going to use them, then throw things away as you use them. E.g. if you are going to drive to the airport, then get on a plane, then pick up a hire car when you land, to then drive to the hotel to check in I'd order the print outs like this: airport parking details ...


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For paper documents, I use a bunch of plastic folders. I group the documents in the folders depending on when I have to use them. It is possible to use different colors on the folders in order to distinguish between them. Anyway, they are semitransparent, so you will see on the text on one document which folder you have.


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I will share a recent experience of mine. We were going to go on a holiday on X-Mas and I scanned and saved all the important documents in my laptop which was with me all the time. It was connected to Dropbox and so did my Phone and I thought oh well I will have all the copies in my smart phone for quick access where I can't take out my laptop. We were ...


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I keep on me: Passport, insurances card, wallet (id, money...) I keep on iPhone: Plane e-tickets. Hotel/accommodations reservations and confirmation emails. I keep in a craft envelop in my hand luggage duplicate printout of every confirmation I received by emails. Emails are also stored in the cloud (hotmail/gmail...) to be easily accessed in internet ...


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My wife and I have a travel wallet/organiser that we take on all trips. It's a pretty dorky thing, but very handy. It's made of nylon material, and is large enough so a sheet of A4 folded into thirds will fit inside, has a zipper down three sides and contains several pockets. It's made by Eagle Creek and is similar to this one. We've had it ten years and ...


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After I get visa, ticket, insurance, hotel bookings etc, I scan everything, as individual pdfs. Two types of documents, one which are crucial for journey, others which are just for help. Then I make two folders on my dropbox, Important and Informative. Visa, flight ticket, hotel booking, insurance, tickets, passport info page etc pdfs go to Important. ...


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Sure. Join the spy agency of your country, and they will issue you another passport with altered details for your work. If you only want to change your age, join the Chinese gymnastics team. If you have documents to prove that you have another legal name, or that the details on an existing passport are wrong, you should be able to have a passport reissued. ...


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I know that some starwood hotels allow you to entirely skip the check-in process and simply walk up to your room and use your mobile to unlock the door; although this isn't anonymous. I also know of some hotels that allow you to check in as an alias; but again, this isn't anonymous this is just an extra layer of privacy to prevent people from asking for you ...


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You can edit your approved ESTA application online for free at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/. If you are issued an ESTA, whether you wish to use it for transit or staying does not appear to be relevant. I do not think it will be a big deal for anyone.


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If the photo is not suitable, than at the time you attend the consulate they will instruct you to provide a physical photo that meets the requirements. I've seen this occur for multiple people in the Sydney consulate - for each person they directed them to a nearby shop that could take the photo, and would not allow them to proceed with the application ...


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flyonwards.com buys fully refundable tickets in your name and cancels automatically the ticket 24 or 48 hours afterwards, depending on your selection. You receive the receipt and ticket from the airline. In regards to the legality of it, it's exactly the same as buying a fully refundable ticket from a travel agent (here flyonwards) and cancelling it later ...


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The paper DS-11 form has only spaces for 21 characters for your last name, 17 for your first name, and 16 for your middle name. The online DS-11 form, which generates a file you must print, accepts 35 characters for each of first name, middle name and last name. Unless you are this woman, that should be sufficient. Your surname should not be truncated on ...


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To add to the other answer: For a mainland/Hong Kong/Macau resident to travel to Taiwan, they will need a "中華民國臺灣地區入出境許可證" ("Exit & Entry Permit for the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China") from the ROC authorities. However, mainland residents going directly from the mainland will also need to get a "大陆居民往来台湾通行证" (not sure about the translation; ...


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Long story short, mainland China (PRC) and Taiwan (ROC) don't recognize each other so they don't want to stamp each others passports / stick visa in there. The pragmatical workaround in place right now is that both nations issue another document to visitors from the other country (i.e. like a visa, but on its own piece of paper in my overly simplified ...


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The short answer is: there isn't any. There is no such thing as anonymous booking nor anonymous check-in. What you have described is simply automatic collection of keys on late arrival or arranged/instructed by the hotel. Just because some European countries have lenient regulations it does not mean that they encourage anonymous stays. There is an implicit ...



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