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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

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Jul
19
answered Do I need a transit visa to collect and re-check my luggage at Istanbul Ataturk airport?
Jul
18
comment Looking for children activity ideas during long-distance travels
I think a better phrasing would be "what should I bring to enable children's activities during travel?" or "what aspects of a children's activity makes it inappropriate during travel?" I'm think that tag on a train, or hide and seek in an airport, are really bad ideas.
Jul
17
comment Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel
That's because it's highly unlikely that it's only meetings if it's more than a week. That's never been the case for me, for example, unless I'm tacking some sightseeing onto a three-days-of-meetings trip.
Jul
17
comment Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel
this is the key. Meetings don't require a TN1. Working does. For a TN1 you need a letter explaining the work you're doing, and you need your university transcipts (not just your degree.) ON PAPER. If they are sending you to work, get your TN1 stuff together for the next trip. It is generally not held against you if you're turned away for not having X and come back later to apply for X properly. It is held against you if you keep going there to work but claiming it's meetings, or if you were denied an X and try to get in without it.
Jul
17
comment Buying air ticket to USA for foreign citizen
I always have issues flying on a Lufthansa plane but another airline issued the ticket. Always. I have handed my laptop across the check in desk more than once because they needed some number or code. I suspect this is what happened to you. Way more tickets have been bought for me than I have bought myself, and without incident other than Lufthansa, where I have had the same issue even when I bought the ticket.
Jul
16
reviewed Close Do i need a transit visa through London from India to Toronto
Jul
16
comment Entry to U.S with criminal record
Well jail time of zero is less than six months. You will have to look up the maximum sentence for petty theft in Florida
Jul
16
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Jul
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
15
comment What documents do I need to make a second visit on a ten-year B1/B2 visa?
This question does not contain enough information to be answered. For example, have you had the visa for 10 years, or do you have a ten-year visa?
Jul
15
revised What documents do I need to make a second visit on a ten-year B1/B2 visa?
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Jul
15
comment How to get a British passport stamp?
I am a British subject and travel on a Canadian passport. They stamp it, of course. Your first sentence should say "British passport" not "citizen's passport" since my Canadian passport is a citizen's passport. Also the UK doesn't require you to travel on a British passport. I know some countries do, but they don't. (Also I expect the stamp is not for proof of anything but as a souvenir or keepsake.)
Jul
15
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Jul
14
revised Denied Entry into USA - Impact on Future Travel
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Jul
13
comment Travel Portable Battery
possible duplicate of What external batteries can I get to charge a tablet during long road trips?
Jul
12
revised Traveling to Canada with my US tourist visa
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Jul
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
11
revised In an all-way stop, how is the order of arriving at the intersection defined?
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Jul
11
answered Entry to U.S with criminal record
Jul
11
revised Entry to U.S with criminal record
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