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Mar
8
comment I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name?
If the OP wants to know what data shows up when a foreign immigration officer scans his passport, it is no help to go to the issuer, e.g. in this case the UK Identity and Passport Service office to check. Depending on the implemented access control, the issuer may very well have access to other (more) data than what's readable elsewhere.
Mar
6
answered Can you mail yourself to another country? Any country?
Mar
6
comment How can I secure my online activity while traveling?
@deviantfan: Using a VPN for internet access is not making it any "safer", it just moves the possible point of trust breach from the operator of the wi-fi network to the operator of your VPN endpoint.
Mar
6
comment How much is my Nicaraguan money worth in US dollars?
I am not sure if currency questions are on topic at all (or at least if they should be on topic here). Due to fluctuations, an answer may be outdated within days and it is extremely easy to find current and up to date exchange rates with Google or any other search engine.
Mar
5
comment How much is my Nicaraguan money worth in US dollars?
I am not sure if the question is on topic, but it is actually not a duplicate. There is no current 20,000 córdoba bill, so the bill must be of one of the earlier "versions" of the córdoba. The last time the córdoba was redenominated was in the late eighties with 1,000 old córdobas to 1 new córdoba oro.
Mar
3
comment What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's about the usage of English language in Pakistan. Perhaps suitable for english.stackexchange.com
Mar
2
comment Is there a way to find out specifically why a flight was delayed?
Why can't a question without an answer be a duplicate? If there is no answer to the original question, there is no reason to assume that repeating the question will help.
Feb
27
comment traffic through Schengen area with an EEA Family Permit
As a Chilean citizen, you don't need a visa short-term visits in the Schengen area. Why do you assume it should be a problem to transit in Oslo (with or without an EEA Family Permit)?
Feb
23
comment Cheapest possible way to make phone calls to the USA when visiting multiple European countries
No, not really impressive. This reply starts out with an incorrect statement and gives you two not particularly usefule suggestions. First of all, even if there are different mobile networks in the European countries, roaming charges are relatively low and there are even operators with no charge for receiving calls while roaming. Calling to the US may be relatively expensive, but shopping around a bit, you should be able to find good or better prices.
Feb
23
comment Will an EU residency card be sufficient to depart China?
"... Chinese passport control demands to see a visa of the destination country ..." Are you sure about this? First of all, it is not common that when exiting a country, the exiting country's immigration officer verify that you are entitled to enter your intended destination. And even if they did, why should they require a specific mean of entitlement like a visa and not accept other documentation like a residence permit (which usually gives you more rights in the destination country than a regular visitor's visa)?
Feb
23
comment Middle name on ESTA
Both you and Fredrik are incorrect when talking about the middle name here. Naming laws can be very different, even between western countries. Assuming that he is from Sweden, the OP has (according to Swedish name law) two first names, no middle name and one last name. Since the ESTA guide assumes that the applicant has only one first name, it is not necessarily obvious how to enter two (or more) first names. What the OP calls himself (using the second first name) is of course completely irrelevant.
Feb
21
comment How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?
@MeNoTalk: Depends on your definition of "small". Most airlines state that the allowed number of infants depends on the aircraft type. To quote a digit, Air Lingus generally limits the number of infants per flight to 8. I would call that a relatively small number, which by chance could be reached.
Feb
21
comment How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?
@MeNoTalk: Other airlines, other rules. You can just google "number of infants per flight" to find references to a long list of airlines with such restrictions. Just to quote one example (from the Aegean Airlines' FAQ): "The maximum number of infants allowed per aircraft is decided by the number of oxygen masks and infant belts available on board the aircraft."
Feb
21
answered Can my family leave Istanbul Ataturk Airport during layover to Toronto?
Feb
21
comment How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?
When just "heading to the airport a bit early" without reservation, there is so much that can go wrong. Even if infants usually don't need their own seat, there is due to security a limit on the number of infants per flight since they require special life saving vests and additional crew support in case of an emergency. Depending on which country you are flying to, the immigration service in the destination country may also require a passenger manifest well in advance. I am sure that it's not trivial (if at all possible) to add additional passengers on such flights.
Feb
21
comment How to book a ticket for an unborn infant?
Even if it's interesting, I am sure that every airline has their own procedures to cope with such rare problems and it's difficult to give a general advice. Norwegian airlines suggests to use a fictive name when booking, e.g. "baby" and then call customer service when the name is known to make a change to the reservation.
Feb
21
comment How functional is World Sim, GoSIM and other “International” Data SIMs, in terms of coverage, quality of service and cost?
Depends on your requirements for a "good choice". Coverage? Ease of use? Price?
Feb
20
comment Travelling to USA on B2 (Tourist) and getting medicines for others
@phoog: Your question is similar to: Don't syringes contain medication? Not necessarily. Insulin pens are usually reusable devices, which administer insulin from a replaceable cartridge. There are most likely different restrictions (security and customs related) on the pen itself and the cartridges with the medication.
Feb
19
comment Travelling to USA on B2 (Tourist) and getting medicines for others
Are you talking about an insulin pen (that is the device used to administrate insulin) or about insulin as a medication?
Feb
17
comment What are the exact reasons why one cannot take a bottle of water on the plane?
If your explanation should hold, there has to be a complete ban on bringing liquids through security. If five terrorist buddies are allowed to bring 500ml of unleaded petrol through security and it is a real problem, we have an immense security risk.