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Aug
18
comment Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa
@pnuts: I expected as much, and tried to allow for the possibility in what I've written so far.
Aug
18
comment Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa
@pnuts see. But I leave it to whoever knows more about expat-ish questions than I, a mere traveller.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
@Relaxed: Yeah in China there is also a two-entry visa and a multiple-entry visa. I've discussed that situation in a couple of questions here.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
@pnuts: Are we hammering it out of will an expert like Gayot Fow turn up and just know all the right answers? Please show how you are certain there there can never be a straight yes/no answer. That would also be a correct answer. I reworded the title to not sound like asking for polling and opinion. Let's only allow factual answers. If it varies by country or there is no set term, let's establish that that's the case and then post it as a factual answer. So I did ask a meta question.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
@pnuts: So we shouldn't help travellers facing this problem? And in fact the more I think about it, it's not a problem with the site. It would be if we were discussing the wording of a tag or something ...
Aug
18
comment Overland route from the Caucasus to Mongolia without entering Russia?
They've decided to extend it up to I think 30 days but they expect the actual implementation of that to take some time. If my memory of what I read on Wikipedia and Caravanistan is correct.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
@pnuts: We can't change the world but we can teach befuddled travellers to be aware of the subtleties of the wording and let them know what's what. We'll also have a canonical answer to point to when people use the terms wrongly.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
@pnuts: All travellers will benefit from this. That the site will also benefit is just a positive side effect. We shouldn't hide this topic in meta where it won't be seen by travellers facing this problem.
Aug
18
comment How should I express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
But a visa has a duration and each stay has a duration. I think your first suggestion is still unclear. Your second is clear. But they're both about length of time, not about the end of the time. I'm not sure but maybe sometimes we also need a term to express the end of each duration.
Aug
18
comment Indonesian applying for Schengen Visa in Hong Kong
Are you a permanent resident of Macau? It makes a difference.
Aug
18
comment Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa
What is a clear way to express the end of a period of time I'm allowed to stay in a country so as not to confuse it with visa expiration?
Aug
18
comment Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa
There is lack of clear understanding and clear terminology to differentiate between a visa itself expiring and the expiration of the period of time you've been granted entry for a particular stay using a visa. People often mistakenly say "visa expiring" mistakenly for the latter situation. I might ask a new terminology question on this topic.
Aug
18
comment Entry into U.S.A without stamped visa
Looks suitable for here to me. It's about visas and entering the country with paperwork in an uncertain state. Could probably happen with any kind of visa. That doesn't mean the experts on the expats won't have more specific experience and knowledge though so it wouldn't hurt to also ask there.
Aug
17
comment Where to stop on the trans-siberian railway?
On my previous trip I found the Mongolian visa to be the easiest one to obtain that was not a visa on arrival. I got mine in Hohhot, China while I waited.
Aug
17
comment Returning after being removed from UK
@QuoraFeans: WARNING! I once went to "ask the consulate" of the US in Canada to clarify details after voluntary removal from the US. The consulate personnel took my passport and added black marks to a page at the back and told me I was trying to sneak back in to the US. They did not listen to what my actual question was but worsened my immigration record. Do not just wander into a consulate for a friendly chat about such matters - you risk nasty negative consequences that cannot be foreseen. Get SOLID advice FIRST.
Aug
17
comment Camping in Hakone (I bring my tent)
I always camp anywhere in Japan (almost) for a single night. I set up at night and pack up early. Even in the smaller cities. I'm never sure of the actual rules but never got in trouble doing this from Okinawa to Soya Misaki. When staying multiple days in the same town I tend to change camping spots each night.
Aug
16
comment Overland route from the Caucasus to Mongolia without entering Russia?
@MarkMayo: That's important now as Aussies get two weeks visa free entry to Kazakhstan these days (or two-week visa on arrival).
Aug
16
comment Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe
OK. I've also been to Kutaisi and can't recall if it was on the same trip that I went to Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe, but it's likely.
Aug
16
comment Mountain road between Batumi and Akhaltsikhe
Probably. I've been to these places though I'm not sure about the "mountain road". I did it all hitchhiking and didn't note any difficult parts, that road notwithstanding. For the same reason I have no idea of costs. September should be nice I think.
Aug
14
comment Is it easier for a westerner to obtain a Chinese tourist visa in Kazakhstan or Kyrgyzstan?
Also Vietnam had restrictions that Laos did not have (only single entry visas) but despite searching and asking I did not find them until I handed my application form over at the embassy in Saigon. I also know of vast differences between Iranian embassies in various locations so it's not just China.