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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 Grand Canyon is wonderful, but a long way from I-40. Meteor Crater is close, and very underappreciated. It really is a cool spot. You will learn, relax, and have time to hike around a little. Which are all things that are good when on a long trip. I'm about to do a similar trip, from Winston Salem to Phoenix, along I-40 most of the way. In Arizona, ...


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I don’t know what’s wisest but offer opinions because that may be the best available given that your question is about the opinion of an Immigration official: i) Getting caught in a lie, however “small” and “white”, could be enough to destroy your credibility and so lead to refusal. An Immigration officer does not have a lot of data on which to decide so ...


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As well as the usual maps.google, simply go to http://livetraffic.tomtom.com On the left, you can enter time-you-are-leaving and it figures it all out. Or enter time-to-arrive and it figures that out. It's based on 88 zillion data points so is amazingly accurate. It's a great alternate to maps.google, for the specific case of estimating times (INCLUDING ...


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The TSA Restriction The restriction you mentioned does not apply to all flights towards all destinations. It is a new rule which is slowly being implemented across continents. If I am not mistaken the US were the first, followed by UK. I could not find any official reference covering the status by country. All I stumbled upon were local online newspaper ...


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In this situation, on checking in for your flight, you could show the airline both passports... passport #1 so that they know that you can enter the layover country, and passport #2 so they know that you can enter the destination country. The airline may not care if you can enter the layover country because they may just assume that you're going to stay in ...


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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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You could use websites such as cost2drive.


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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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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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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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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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Unless you are trying to enter the country with something prohibited or illegal, customs will not "block" it. They will, however, charge you import duties on anything you are importing--gifts included. Most (all?) countries provide an exception up to a certain value and for certain items, meaning you may not have to pay duties on gifts if they are cheap ...


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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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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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If you are flying from Canada into Seattle then almost surely you will clear the border at the Canadian airport as almost every Canadian airport (Vancouver YVR, Calgary YYC, Toronto YYZ -- Victoria YYJ being the only exception) that has a direct flight to SEA has a US pre-clearance facility. B1 visa is plenty to enter the USA, yes. If you cleared the ...


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It varies by state. In some states, speed cameras are not allowed; in others, there are speed cameras. You can see lists of camera enforcement laws by state from reputable sources here and here. For your case, there are no speed cameras in California or Nevada. There are in Arizona.


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As a native-born American English speaker, I find that I have to 'tune' my hearing if I haven't heard a particular accent before or not heard it for a while. Let's just say that the first time I saw an episode of Taggart (Glaswegian accents), I understood almost nothing. Even after watching multiple seasons, there are still some words that I can't make out ...


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Much of the mail classified as standard mail tends to be catalogs, flyers, and other advertising materials. You can proactively remove yourself from the big mailers lists by visiting DMAChoice, a tool offered by the Direct Marketing Association. The opt-out process is a bit tedious but worth it if you are getting tons of ads you don't want. This would stop ...


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Will I be eligible travel US on personal visit? According to the official U.S. Visas page, you can use your B2 visa to visit friends or relatives: Tourism and Visit (B-2): visit with friends or relatives My wife is sponsoring for my trip, what documents do I need to carry along with me? Usually, you will not need to bring anything ...


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Your ESTA did not expire 90 days after your first trip to the US. This is not how it works, and probably is why you are confused. The ESTA is good for two years and multiple entries. Approved ESTA applications are valid for a period of two years, or until the passport expires, whichever comes first, and multiple trips to the United States without the ...


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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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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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It appears that you must have a valid passport to enter Mexico, see e.g. the following links: Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanfrancisco/index.php/visas-traveling-to-mexico Effective March 1st 2010, all US Citizens are required to present U. S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card when entering Mexico (traveling by air, ...


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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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Arrow / Black Hills Stages have an early bus, but it's unclear if it only stops in Greeley or also in Ft. Collins. Greyhound lists this bus as departing from Ft. Collins (5:45am) but Arrow / Black Hills lists it only from Greeley. You may want to call them to confirm. This bus is scheduled to arrive Denver Greyhound station at 6:40am. It's a 12 minute walk ...


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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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The best practice is not to keep sensitive and/or business critical data in a portable computer or device. The hard drive could fail anytime, the computer would be lost, broken, stolen. The best scenario is to host the data on any secure counter or server, which would be accessed either thought a VPN as @BurhanKhalid suggested or to be put somewhere in the ...


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Your first three questions are extremely opinion oriented and we all have difference values when it comes to comfort, how flights are, how helpful people are. And all of these can change from day to day, plane to plane, airport to airport. Is there wifi, yes for the A320, likely but not 100% of all 737-900, nope for the other two. Can you use laptop, yes. ...


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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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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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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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According to the U.S. Department of State's information on visiting Canada, the only restriction on passport expiration for visiting Canada is that the passport must be valid at the time of entry. That page also lists the contact information for the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. It might not be a bad idea to either shoot them an e-mail or give them a call just to ...


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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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All that matters to the US is that you leave before your 90 days has expired, with the caveat that going to Canada and returning is not considered "leaving". For example, if you are in the US for 80 days and then Canada for 7 days, then you have a remaining 3 days (80 + 7 + 3 = 90) to depart the US. Note that you may depart the US by going to Canada and ...


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There are Japanese products, which would do what you are looking for. You can find them in the online stores as "Portable Washlet" or "Washlet".


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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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Well I just called an agent from the study abroad office in Singapore, and she said it won't matter because " character grounds " meant something serious like a criminal offence, whereas I was rejected a visa for academic reasons ... Still , on the university application form itself I said no to the question " have you ever been refused a visa "


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"Carrier caused" delays are things like mechanical issues, crew scheduling issues, aircraft scheduling, etc. Delays caused by weather related issues (which can apply to bad weather at another airport that your plane went through earlier in the day before reaching your airport), ATC delays, union strikes, etc are not covered under that clause in the ...


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I call it "Manual Bidet". Left hand with a rubber/plastic glove + water bottle. Use paper toilet paper to remove "excess" waste, then wash with water bottle. No direct handling of "poop". Believe me, I'm a male nurse...been cleaning patients for >40 years... :)


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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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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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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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I assume you like to use your phone from abroad. T-Mobile USA uses a rather strange UMTS frequency bands (1700 MHz AWS). This band isn't supported by most mobile phones. American LTE Bands are generally different than those of the rest of the world. 2G GSM will work with T-Mobile and AT&T. The only network that supports nationswide UMTS on 2100 MHz (as ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Apply for a visitor visa in the usual way. The fact that you have a status of residence in Canada will have no effect on your US visitor visa application, other than allowing you entry without a return to India. Are you driving? London -> NYC / Philadelphia / Boston is an easy trip. Rental car companies are usually fine with it but you do need to ask for ...



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