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In the US, crosswalks are regulated in state laws and most states have some sort of regulation that motorized vehicles must yield for pedestrians being within a crosswalk. This is of course quite odd, since in most situations, the pedestrian must move into the road and potentially put himself in danger, to get the right of way on his side. Michigan is one ...


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It would be more convenient for you to change your Swiss Francs to US Dollars while still in Switzerland, and you would probably get a better deal too. If you walk down the street in the center of any Swiss town, you'll encounter a bank every block or two. They will all likely post their exchange rates quite visibly, and will happily deal in cash. (The ...


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In my experience it is less expensive and much less hassle to change your Swiss Francs to USD while still in Switzerland. I would, however, not go to a bank to change money, but rather to a train station. All major SBB train stations allow you to change money, and their rates are very good. More importantly, though, they have much better opening hours than ...


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Michigan specific information Michigan does have a section of law regarding traffic control areas. This mostly deals with crosswalks at signals, but portions of it refer to crosswalks in general. See state statute 257.612 which deals with disabled individuals crossing at any crosswalk, not just signal locations. There is also a definition of school ...


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The rule of thumb is that you get a better exchange rate selling a currency than buying it, so in theory will get a better exchange back in the USA. BUT US banks are notorious for poor exchange rates as there is not a huge demand. Best course of action is to watch the appropriate exchange rates and see where the better rate is. You would be looking at ...


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The only requirement is that you leave Canada and re-enter. I did this myself for a Permanent Residence visa and I literally crossed over the Rainbow Bridge to the US, and turned round and came straight back. It's not a problem. (The conversation with the US immigration official was interesting. "What is your purpose in coming to the US? "To leave." "How ...


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A quick search from the capitals of the three countries to NYC or MIA shows no direct flights. Almost all of them stop in Morocco or somewhere in Europe, before continuing on to the US. However, and ignoring how effective a travel ban may or may not be on stopping Ebola, what it would consist of is written up quite well in this National Geographic article. ...


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The department is: Consular Section. The generic title: Consular Officer But ultimately addressing it to the United States Embassy is just as effective. A perfect salutation will not effect your visa application's chances. What counts is the content and that content should show why you will return ... a good salary, a team leader, a long time as an ...


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No, usually this is not allowed, since as you say it would defeat the purpose of the time limit. The exact rules of course vary from city to city, but as an example, here is San Francisco's rule: In permit areas you must move your vehicle after the posted time limit (typically 1 to 2 hours) if you don't have a permit. The law requires you to move one ...


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I do not have experience travelling with a dog in cabin during a transatlantic flight. However I did it with a cat. We did it once on a Paris-Montréal with Air France and once on an Ottawa-Frankfurt with Air Canada. In both cases they did check that the weight of the cat + his cage was below the limit fixed by the company, however they did not measure the ...


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There are no direct flights from those 3 countries. There are direct flights from Senegal and Nigeria, and these 2 countries have had a few cases of Ebola, but they are all of people who were in contact with people who've come from the 3 outbreak countries, the transmission is under control, and it's not spreading in the general population. Source: ...


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TL;DR: You're fine. Making a false declaration to an immigration authority is a big deal and can back to haunt you if you are caught. However, "character grounds" refers to have a criminal record, which you do not have. So you have not lied to the Australian government. Making a false declaration to a university can get you expelled from that university, ...


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Here is the list for airports equipped with Automated Passport Control (APC) to serve ESTA holders in addition to US and Canadian passports holders, from the U.S Customs and Border Protection Official website as of now: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) Boston Logan International Airport ...


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I lived in Vancouver for a year, and friends/flatmates who had residence permits and visas had to do a similar thing to activate them. They didn't even have to go to the US - they merely 'exited' Canada at the Canadian border in BC, and then entered back in a minute later. Last time, they literally did it after work. Drove to border, got it stamped etc, ...


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Yes, they will be allowed entry, and they will become a permanent resident immediately upon entry as usual. They just won't be mailed the physical plastic green card. However, their immigrant visa, endorsed upon entry, serves as a green card for one year, so they will still be able to prove their permanent resident status without the plastic card in the ...


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There are cases of customs and immigration demanding the passwords to phones or laptops, and then taking them out of sight of the passenger to use them and search them. Apparently by law you must provide these passwords when asked, and you may not follow the officers around to see what they do with your devices (such as putting USB sticks into them to copy ...


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Places like that you change in your room and wear a bathrobe or shirt or sarong or just simply wrap your towel around you. Do the same when you head back to your room, though drying off a bit before leaving the pool area is a polite thing to do ;-)


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Unknown, but: Long ago I locked a suitcase full of electronic gear when travelling SF-London. The customs men came out and asked for the key. Thoughtful of them - a broken lock would have been within the rules. Alas, the case also held a large container of dairy whitener placed in it during packing. It has a clip shut spout for normal use AND the whole top ...


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Most USA phone plans cover the entire USA, so no domestic roaming countrywide and usually no long distance charges for calls within the USA. The phone company websites usually have coverage maps available online, so you can see where you might not have access. The blank spots are often areas with simply no coverage, but some maybe served by a small local ...


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I would say that because the law is not on the consumer side in the USA and therefore does not require the total price to be displayed. Most shops will therefore leave off taxes etc as you are then more likely to buy an item. (Trustworthily companies loose trade due to other companies misleading consumers on prices, so therefore quickly all the companies ...


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You've found one link but basically you just didn't link others: APHIS from US Department of Agriculture State of California US Customs and Border Protection (Dogs) US CBP (Pets in General) CDC also has information on what to expect when traveling with pets as well as some information on Foreign Born and a few other sites. Long story short the procedure ...


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Are you always stopped by the police and get your ticket in person or is there an automatic process like in Germany where a picture of the car and license plate is taken and you get the ticket in the mail a few weeks later? This depends on where you are speeding. The vast majority of speeding tickets happen via speed traps (that is, a radar trap) ...


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Unless you are applying for a long stay visa (student, work, etc) there are no criminal background checks needed to visit the USA. When you arrive at the border, CBP will run your passport number through their system and as long as you are not on any watch lists or weren't a bad kid on a previous visit to the USA, entry is quick and simple.


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It's not necessary for the UK. There are too many cultural variants of surname conventions and how they work for them to keep track of. A woman changing her surname to her husband's surname is one of many conventions. It is necessary, however to prove that you are who you say are. People in your situation should travel with a copy of their marriage ...


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You could use websites such as cost2drive.


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In general a visit to Canada, Mexico or Caribbean countries does not reset the 90 day clock on a visa waiver. However this is actually not a hard and fast rule, as indicated by the US Customs and Border Protection website. The purpose of this rule is to prevent people extending their stay in the US indefinitely by doing a 'visa run' to a nearby country ...


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The line between work and business can be blurry. You are allowed in for business, but not for work. Say you are in a retail store, you operate the cash register, and for each hour you spend in the store, the store (company) gives you (a human) $8 US less some deductions. Clearly, you're working. Say you run a consulting company and some of your staff will ...


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You can arrive to the US as many times as you wish within the ten years but the actual entry grant will be given by the CBP officer. After a few questions, the officer will stamp your passport with an amount of time (usually 6 months). This determines how long you can stay in the US during this time. Should you leave the US, that stamp duration is ...


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There are no rules against wrapping your bags with plastic film. If TSA decides they want to inspect your bag, they will cut the film off and will not re-wrap it. So it is up to you to decide to pay to have it wrapped and hope TSA doesn't cut it off wasting your money. If you are flying in from an international destination and connecting/rechecking to a ...


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Visit the web page of the US embassy or consulate that is closest to you and look up the rules for tourist visa. You can find the closest embassy or consulate here: http://www.usembassy.gov/ Apart from the general rules outlined there, pay particular attention to the requirements on which consulate/embassy you need to apply with, as you may be required to ...



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