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There's no mention of electronic boards etc in the TSA prohibited items list. So provided they aren't so heavy as to be a potential "blunt instrument" weapon, you should be ok. If they're in original packaging, that might help. Of course, they don't have to let any items through, restricted list or not. You may also wish to check the website of your ...


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I have lived in NJ (currently living in NYC) for several years and I can confirm that it's not legal to pump your own gas. Pull your car at the gas station and someone will attend to you.


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Building on Calchas' comment, my coworkers and I have carried large, odd-looking electronic research equipment onto international flights on numerous occasions, on different airlines, departing from and passing through different airports. We have never had a problem. Usually, bags containing such equipment are given extra screening; security will pull us ...


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You are worried that your bf may be removed at port. Are your concerns real? It's a matter of opinion. The Home Office produces statistics that inform us that approximately 1 passenger out of 2,200 arriving from the US will be removed at port. Or in other terms, for every 5 arriving flights, 1 passenger will be refused entry and sent back. Some of these ...


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Something I haven't seen in the other answers: There's a conversion for prices you need to think about. Each state (and city) sets its own sales tax. The prices shown in a store do not include this tax. Tax rates can be as low as 0 or as high as 10%. gasoline prices shown do include the tax.


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US Topo maps don't presently include these features, mainly because USGS doesn't collect the data. USGS is working on incorporating data from non-governmental organizations into the US Topo maps, however that work is expected to take a while, and some types of data are considered low priority. A FAQ entry addresses these issues in some depth: Why are there ...


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This appears to be an item in the current news. From the Courier-Post about a month ago: TRENTON — New Jersey lawmakers are reigniting a debate about self-service gas just in time for drivers to fuel up as they return from their Memorial Day weekends. New Jersey and Oregon are the only two states in the country that ban drivers from pumping their ...


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To use the US Visa Waiver Program, you must be a citizen or national of one of the listed countries. This requirement is documented on the Department of State web site: You must be a citizen or national of VWP-participant country. Further on the Customs and Border Protection web site: Citizens or nationals of the following countries are currently ...


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Requesting specific criteria for your booked room is indeed a service provided professional travel agents. My employer's corporate travel agency (Carlson Wagonlit) for instance provide a common selection of special requests as shown the in the picture below. Choosing one of these only indicates a preference, not a guarantee, since it's highly dependent on ...


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Yes, both of these are potential issues. (First, you are entering by land, so the ESTA is a non-issue. ESTA is for air/sea entry only.) I will presume that you will be entering without a visa, under the visa waiver programme. In this case, the I-94W form requires an address in the USA. I do not believe that "UNKNOWN" is accepted, but I may be wrong. If ...


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keeping them sealed in the original packaging might help too, with receipt and original packaging it is easy to explain what it does if the question arises.


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A technical point: you're planning to enter the US under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This is the scheme that allows people from friendly countries into the US for tourism or business without a visa. ESTA is a security check that lets you get on the plane; it does not guarantee you entry to the US. Having got that out of the way, the answer to your ...


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CBP provide the following advice for visa waiver nationals who enter on electronic I-94 forms and exit by land. Also, some land border departures may not be recorded in CBP systems. Land border departures on the Southern Border are not always documented. A departure will be recorded if you depart via land and re-enter the United States prior to the ...


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The ESTA program is for entry by sea or air (by an approved carrier) only. It is not available for entry by land (or by private charter). Instead you will need to fill out one of the old paper I-94 forms at the US Border, and ensure that you return the form when you leave. (If you have recently been in the United States, you will resume your previous period ...


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The US government's web sites (of the Department of State and of the Customs and Border Protection Agency) don't give explicit information about this, surprisingly. The US law code is unambiguous, however. Title 8, section 1187, paragraph (a) (2): The alien is a national of, and presents a passport issued by, a country which— Therefore, you must be ...


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Obviously you will need money to pay for things, but no one will check that you have some minimum amount of money before admitting you to the city. There are no internal "border" controls within the continental United States.


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Yes, anyone legally in the US can buy and register a car. I have several European and Australian friends that own and keep motorhomes here even though they are not citizens. Some Canadians do the same thing. The only time Canadians get in trouble is if they try to take the vehicle across the Canadian border. Canada gets on their case and forces them to ...


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Since you mention Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, there is a National Park Service, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Interior that provides simple and detailed maps of all of the national parks. There are simple maps showing roads, buildings, park attractions etc. as well as topographical maps that include trails, landmarks, and most ...


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The USGS maps are indeed not very useful for outdoor people. They are better than nothing, but lacking a lot of detail. National Geographic Maps are available for popular recreation areas such as national parks. They are much more detailed than the USGS maps. Sometimes also local organisations/companies produce their own maps (e.g. this one for the Wasatch ...


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So you moved out early 14 years ago and are concerned that you are on the watch list? Highly unlikely. Unless you made a complete mess of the place requiring a complete rebuild, your previous landlord did little more than not return your deposit and put a "for rent" sign in the window. This stuff happens every week, and it is simply not worth the building ...


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British Airways and US Airways are both part of the OneWorld alliance. As such, even if you were on two tickets, you'd be able to check your bags through. As it's all on one ticket, you will definitely be able to check them through (and that'll be the default). You'll hand over your bags in Rome, and won't see them again until Charlotte. (Check the baggage ...


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No you are not. For all intents and purposes, including Visa Waiver Program, you're not a national of Malta. You're either a Chinese national or a stateless person that is a resident of Malta. Usually the refugee documents will have a different "Passport Type" from the normal "P" for the ordinary passports.


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From the US embassy in London but presumably applicable to your situation: If you wish to pursue practical training through an internship with a U.S. based employer you will require either an exchange visitor (J-1) or trainee (H-3) visa. Such activities cannot be conducted on a B-2 visa or visa free under the Waiver Program, even if you will receive no ...


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In principle you shouldn't have to pass through immigration, and therefore the only thing that comes up is if you have valid ID to get on the flight in the first place.


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I have taken robots the size and shape of a soda can on a carry on that look far "scarier" than a graphics card (gpu is the chip), and no one batted an eye.


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You're proposing to bring this device through a security checkpoint: The more interesting question is, will they even realize that it contains liquid? Seems doubtful to me, simply because it doesn't look anything like a water bottle. Chances are it'll go right through without comment. But based solely on the device's construction I would not want to ...


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I tend to just use rough estimations when I travel to the US. On a holiday, you rarely need the exact equivalent: 1l = 0.25 gallons 1m = 1 yard 100ml = 4 fluid ounces (same goes for grams to ounces) 1.5km = 1 mile 1kg = 2 pounds For temperature, subtract 30 from the Fahrenheit and divide by 2 - not 100% accurate, but it'll certainly help you dress ...


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If you arrive early enough you can park at the visitor center. But it is often full before 10 am. So, if it is full, you'll have to backtrack into town: The National Park Service has a map of park & ride areas in Springdale which you may be able to use. Some of these are standalone park and ride facilities; others are sections of hotel or local business ...


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I bought the Microwave and we use it on long trips. It was a little tricky getting the connection to the battery, but once that was done, it works very well. It also can be used in motels when you stop. I went back to find a link for you guys, but the AC/DC model is now marked as discontinued. They still sell the DC only model. Here is the link. ...


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The only conversion that seems to me that you should really know is the currency conversion. Other than that: I am German and I lived a year in the USA and I went to High School there and if you'd asked me about how big a person who is 6 foot tall is in meters I'd now by instinct somehow know that this is rather big for a person and since big persons are ...



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