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comment Keeping old passports?
With respect to the US, you can keep old passports. An expired US passport is still proof of US citizenship. You can show up at the US border with an expired US passport and be let in. It is still valid ID for many other purposes.
Nov
23
comment Good way to avoid bus luggage stress?
As a thief, I would just wait until the bus was about to leave. If you get off the bus to chase me, the bus will leave without you. Maybe I'll just take your bag off the bus and stand around. Your alert will go off when you leave the bag behind.
Nov
23
comment When travelling do I have to keep the passport with me all the time?
@HenningMakholm not necessarily maybe you are supposed to remain in a safe place where you don't let your passport out of your sight. Or you could get a second passport.
Nov
23
comment Difference between “visa not required” and “visa on arrival”?
I have done both. My experience with the VOA with respect to Vietnam is that although I did not have to get a visa before traveling, something had to be done for me before hand. I think someone wrote a letter on my behalf which put me in a list of persons approved for visa on arrival. It was definitely easier than getting a visa, but I suspect if I had not been on the list I would have had problems.
Oct
24
comment Why there is passport check at the check-in counter, immigration and even at the gate?
I've had an in-ride id check (not with planes but with buses). Everyone had to show ID prior to boarding. In the middle of the ride, the bus stopped and an inspector wanted to see everyone's ID. Then at the destination we all had to show ID to get off. It was retarded.
Sep
24
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Sep
23
answered Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic flights
Aug
14
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Aug
10
answered Istanbul layover - visa for Egyptian to leave the airport?
Aug
6
comment How to receive goods ordered on the internet, while in the USA
What are doing when you are travelling for work? visiting clients? visiting a satellite office. It might be easier to receive things at the office.
Aug
1
comment Why do Indian citizens need many visas?
The US will - as a last resort - loan airfare money to a stranded American. If you are the mayor of a foreign city and you see that one of your social burdens (beggars, criminals, etc) is an American citizen, you can call the nearest US consulate and there is a good chance they will relieve you. In contrast, I think you are stuck with the Indian social burden.
Jul
4
comment Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago
@vicks1 Being a USAer, I was unaware of how the schengen visa worked. That should have solved the problem. Obviously it did not. I am afraid there is no good solution for you. Good luck in your travels.
Jul
4
comment Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago
I am posting this as a comment, because it is pure speculation. If OP got a visa for the specified travel (1) could he get the visa in time; (2) would it make border crossing easier because in theory the embassy pre-vetted the passport
Jul
4
comment Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago
There is no guarantee that his new skinny appearance will match his old skinny appearance.
Jul
2
comment What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?
I really do not know anything about French citizenship and/or passports. But I would imagine that it would be similar to US citizenship and/or passports. There are non-US citizens who legally hold US passports. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_passport Why would France be different?
Apr
8
comment Official end time of a stay in China (for visa purposes)
Look at travelchinaguide.com/embassy/visa/extension.htm. It will probably be cheaper, easier, and less stressful to extend your visa than worry about overstaying at the airport.
Apr
8
comment Official end time of a stay in China (for visa purposes)
I don't think so, but you really should pay attention to travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/china.html - especially If you intentionally or inadvertently violate the terms of your Chinese visa, including staying after your visa has expired, you may be charged a RMB 500 fine per day up to a maximum of RMB 10,000, experience departure delays, and face possible detention. I believe if you only overstay a few days you will be charged 500RMB/day, but if you overstay more than a few days, you will go to jail. You should take this seriously.
Apr
8
comment Official end time of a stay in China (for visa purposes)
I would guess that you would be OK. The per day fine for visa overstay is 500RMB. I would definitely suggest you be prepared to pay the fine. In China you will find that everything takes longer than it should and rarely according to your schedule. So I would recommend you book a different return flight.
Mar
6
comment Is there a practical point in learning foreign words while travelling?
How are you going to make a police report about your stolen mobile phone?
Jan
12
comment Could leaving a TSA notice of baggage inspection visible in my suitcase upon opening help it avoid inspection?
Arguably, it would make theft more likely. If you really fooled a dishonest TSA inspector, then he would think that responsibility for missing contents might be shifted to the first inspector.