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Jun
10
comment B1/B2 US visa: Should I even bother to apply?
Who says your wife won't have a problem? If you're denied entry - she may be very well sent back with you. Or not. She may be allowed entry while you stay back at home without a visa. But ESTA and visa don't go well together. You're either WVP-eligible, and then you go to ESTA, or you have a visa in your passport.
Jun
10
comment B1/B2 US visa: Should I even bother to apply?
What does ESTA have to do with anything? It is likely that your visa application will be denied. However, there's a chance far greater than 0 that it will not. Should you bother? Only you can answer that.
May
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Feb
27
comment How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?
@hippietrail Objectivity? Here? Don't make me laugh. There's a reason I no longer post on this forum (and some others on SE network).
Feb
27
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Feb
26
comment How do I prepare for the possibility of being mugged in the US / Caribbean?
@hippietrail I wouldn't be so sure. Most of these countries "grandfathered" a whole bunch of weird Soviet laws. They may not be enforcing it, but it is very likely to be on the books. I'm 100% sure it is on the books in the US, for example, yet I have never been asked to show a passport to an officer on the street. So the fact that it didn't happen to you - doesn't mean much.
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Mar
7
comment How to enter East Jerusalem and who controls the separation with the western part
@Imray that's not "military" control, that's called "sovereignty". Look it up. Waqf is basically an HOA.
Mar
7
comment How to enter East Jerusalem and who controls the separation with the western part
@Imray of course they're in control. Waqf manages the area, but the police can enter any time, and does so to restore order on many occasions. Jews are not allowed for political reasons. Even this very week an Israeli politician (religious one, mind you) was not allowed to enter by the police because last time it happened the Arabs used it as an excuse to start a war.
Mar
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Jan
21
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Jan
9
comment Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?
@Tim so if you kill or rob someone in the duty free, no-one will charge you with the crime? Ridiculous. Besides, the OP is talking about declaring drugs in customs. That is beyond the "international zone".
Jan
9
comment Declaring illegal substances at customs - what would happen?
@tim what are you talking about? Once the airplane landed - you're in US jurisdiction, there's no immunity just because your passport hasn't been stamped yet.
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