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In some countries, it's possible to have mail delivered to a larger post office, and collect it from there. The general term for this is Poste Restante (also used in English speaking countries like the UK), but in the USA is called General Delivery. Assuming the thing you order will be delivered by the USPS (and not a courier), by using a General Delivery ...


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I occasionally talk to people from various parts of Australia. I find that there are different thicknesses in Australian accent. The thicker the accent, or the faster they talk, the harder time I may have understanding them. This applies to folks from the UK too. Different accents or speaking speeds can make it hard for me to understand. This also applies ...


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Flights to Puerto Rico are considered domestic flights, and US Citizens do not need a passport to travel between the US and any US territories. However, foreign citizens do need a passport to travel between the two, (see answers.usa.gov) so I can't say for certain how a trip like that will affect your Green Card eligibility. Your best bet is to check with an ...


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The fourth line of text on the device (counting those two lines on the top right) says: EINGANG 230V~50Hz 4W where 'Eingang' is German for 'input', '230V~50Hz' means '230Volts AC at 50Hz' and 4W is the maximum power. Since the US mains have a voltage of 120V and a frequency of 60Hz, you will need a transformer, but then the device will work.


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I usually ask at the front desk of the hotel. Tell them that you're expecting a delivery and politely ask them to hold it for you. Most reputable hotels that I've stayed in are happy to hold small good for you. Obviously, don't get a refrigerator delivered :-) I've never tried this in a motel. You could put your room number on the delivery instructions ...


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The type of 8-wheel steam locomotive in most of your pictures is know as the 4-4-0, also known as the American. 4-4-0 only describes the wheel pattern, not design features like the conical chimney (to catch sparks on wood-burning locomotives) and the large cowcatcher. Still, this configuration was most popular in the U.S. from the 1860s to the 1880s, which ...


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When I've travelled in the USA, I take (in order of preference) Credit Card Cash ATM Card I found that all places accepted foreign Credit Cards without a problem. Your credit card provider can inform you of the fees for transactions in the USA. In addition, your provider will be able to replace your card if it gets lost or stolen. I used a Visa credit ...


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Depending on where you're traveling, a certain largest online retailer of the world offers a Locker Service which, when available, is the ideal solution here. Just order what you want from Amazon, select Amazon Locker as the delivery method, and when you get the delivery notification, just pick it up from the locker, (most of which are accessible 24/7, and ...


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Your source is confirmed by the US embassy in the Netherlands : "Voedsel dat men kan meenemen naar de V.S : ... Kaas (alleen vacuum verpakt en gepasteuriseerd; geen kazen gemaakt van rauwe melk). De meeste Nederlandse kazen zoals Goudse, Edammer en Leerdammer zijn toegestaan.". Translation: "Foods that one can take to the US: ... Cheese (only vacuum ...


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It is surely acceptable to ask staff. However, I know from experience that it is not uncommon in Atlanta that a member of the airline staff will be waiting at the gate asking everyone if they have connecting flights. This is the right person to ask. If I recall correctly, I also got a ticket there for the immigration fast lane. Should there be a line at ...


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Regardless of where you're going, local specialities are always good: the kind of thing you'd have trouble finding even elsewhere in the US. Some ideas: cookies, especially the giant, (pseudo-)handmade, chewy kinds like Pepperidge Farm candy, eg. Reese's Pieces and other peanut-buttery things rarely seen outside the US liquor, eg. whiskey or Californian ...


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There is a small risk that she will be denied entry. People entering on B2 visa must show that they intend to leave and not immigrate during that trip to the U.S. As the spouse of a U.S. citizen, it would be so easy for her to file for Adjustment of Status at anytime after entering. So the burden of showing that she will go back is harder. But it's not ...


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Most of the courier services (UPS, FedEx) will hold packages for pick up at their office, similar to the General Delivery service from the post office mentioned earlier. Depending on where you are visiting, some cities multiple branches in town, some have only one. You can specify which branch if you are sending them to e bigger town. But small rural towns ...


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Burlington Trailways doesn't seem to have a scheduled stop at the Eastern Iowa Airport but when you actually look at locations of the Burlington Trailways in Cedar Rapids you will find that it's right at the airport. In addition to this you can probably consult the Airport's Ground Transportation page which also lists Cedar Rapids Bus Route 11 as servicing ...


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What's restricted in the US is most forms of trade with Cuba. Travel is therefore de facto forbidden for US citizens and permanent residents as they are not allowed to spend any money in Cuba. However, traveling to Cuba is not forbidden as such and there is a licensing system and even a number of charter flights and US-based organized tours of Cuba. In any ...


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Yes, you can, and I have, as evidence. I flew a very similar route, from Austin to Phoenix, and then on to San Fran. I've also done other internal flights. All on the Visa-Waiver Program. The visa-waiver is a check done at the international border, as you enter the US from another country. Once you're within the strict US border, you're permitted to ...


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I taught sport parachuting for 10 years. Zero personal injuries, but I've seen some good ones. The place providing tandem jumps might have recommended insurers, but they have none themselves. That lengthy document you will sign in the morning basically says you knew what the risks were. However, the tandem-jump risks are basically either bumps and bruises ...


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I am not 100% sure if I understand you correctly, so let me recapture: You have a valid U.S. visa, but the surname and given name appear are transposed Your visa is in your old passport In your new passport, the surname and given name are combined into your given name, and the surname remains blank If this is the case, you should (please thoroughly read ...


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There is a whole bunch of news articles w.r.t the cheese issue: Food Safety News The Complete Patient NY Times and the list goes on. At issue is the cheese made from Raw/Unpasteurized Milk which is currently considered to pose a potential health risk based on the FDA/Health Canada Report and another one so the concern is that if the cheese is made from ...


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The travel consent letter is addressed to immigration officers, who want to avoid that one parent kidnaps the child to another country without consent from the other parent, thus making it very hard to retrieve the child. Traveling inside the country is much less of a risk, since there is no issue of lack of extradition treaties domestically. Also, as ...


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If you want to make a quick trip I would recommend getting a Passport card and a NEXUS card / Global Entry card. Quoting the wikipedia article on NEXUS: NEXUS cardholders are generally screened more quickly at the border, however they are still subject to standard immigration and customs checks, and may be selected for secondary screening. ...


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I would guess that if you are not aware of the distinction, you are a British citizen. Which class of British nationality you hold would be indicated on your passport. For example, here is a British Citizen passport: A British Subject passport: And a British National (Overseas) passport: Beside other differences, note that “British Citizen”, ...


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A traffic ticket lawyer is probably the best bet. They can be in court for you if they have to be. The fees are often not actually too much but it may still be more expensive than just paying the fine. http://www.avvo.com/speeding-traffic-ticket-lawyer/ma.html You may also request a court date, once assigned write a letter to the prosecuting attorney and ...


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If it's booked as one trip with the same airline, then the lugggage will be checked through to the final destination with a very high likelihood. To be absolutely certain, ask the Lufthansa employee at the counter when you check in in Chennai.


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In the US the tourist visa is called B1/B2 visa Generally speaking you should be able to travel under the US Visa Waiver Program for which UK Citizens are eligible. In order to use the Visa Waiver Program you will need to apply for ESTA. This however restricts you to arriving on so called Signatory Carriers to be eligible for VWP. Otherwise you will need ...


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Officially the answer is no. The Truck Ferry doesn't quote any tolls for cyclists or pedestrians. Unofficially the answer is likely to be no either, as using this ferry doesn't appear to be a known method to cyclists on either side of the border. Your current options are: The Tunnel Bus, which requires the bike be disassembled and in a bike bag, and the ...


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There is plenty of information on venomous snakes, spiders, scorpions, etc on the web, just search with more specifics, ie: poisonous snakes in Arizona, scorpions in Utah, etc. If you are simply exploring the parks as a tourist, walking the marked trails, visiting overlooks, etc, you need not worry too much about it. Most smaller animals will avoid us same ...


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If you have an International Driver's Permit, yes. Go to any Menkyo Center with your passport, current license, the usual picture and about ¥3,000. One form, 30 minutes. Ask for the "Kokusai Menkyo" counter. Note that the testing center that issued your license is not the same as a place that renews licenses. Both will have international permits, so use ...


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I stumbled upon a similar problem about a month ago. There were no clear answers on any of the official web sites. So I emailed my local consulate asking them if it's okay to apply for a B1 visa for the purpose of attending a job interview. They said that it's okay and I can apply for a visa. So I brought an informal invitation letter from the company and I ...


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For some reason, proof of travel is not required if you apply at the Arkansas Passport Agency, according to Where to Apply. If you've already got an appointment in Atlanta, then perhaps you should call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 and ask them what would be sufficient proof.



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