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Apr
15
comment How to behave on a US visa interview?
@dbkk: if you'd elaborate that into an answer, I'd happy to upvote it.
Apr
15
comment How to behave on a US visa interview?
@dbkk: as I've wrote, depends on consulate. OTOH, I know of people from non-EU countries (Latin America or Eastern Europe), who had experiences similar to mine.
Apr
15
comment How to behave on a US visa interview?
@d33tah: for me it was (I've applied in Amsterdam, I don't speak Dutch). AFAIK in Warsaw it is possible to do it in Polish.
Apr
15
comment Explain travel times and distances on flight
And of course there flight when you never even get to max cruising speed/altitude. For example AMS->LHR.
Apr
15
comment Travelling to the US with codeine-based medicines
I thing problem here isn't whether it's prescription drug or not, but the fact that codeine is narcotic, and as such by the Controlled Substances Act, your pills are most likely considered Schedule III drugs
Apr
15
comment Are US citizens allowed to fly anywhere outside the 50 states without a passport?
Do US military bases count?
Apr
4
comment Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?
"most EU nations"? Can you name one other than the Netherlands?
Mar
31
comment US employer suggests two 90 day contract periods instead of work visa. Is this okay?
"this is an internship" - that is what J-1 is for. Much easier to get than H-1B.
Mar
28
comment In which SF neighborhood should we look for accommodation?
thebolditalic.com/articles/1958-moving-to-san-francisco
Mar
22
comment Train and tram tickets in Amsterdam?
@Vince: argh... I have to update prices in that answer or add link to current prices at GVB.
Mar
5
comment Renting apartaments for less than month in Europe?
@Annoyed: First hand I know of that requirement in the Netherlands and Spain. In both cases you can get shorter contract, but it's kind of in gray zone, it won't be official rental contract. As far as I know other European countries have similar laws. In theory they are to protect tenants, in practice they are to protect hotel industry.
Mar
5
comment Renting apartaments for less than month in Europe?
In many European countries rental contract for period shorter than 1 year is not even legal. Anything shorter falls under similar legal requirements as hotels.
Feb
27
comment How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?
"even visiting a church and asking to speak in confidence", that's like the worse advice ever. Spanish Catholic church is very hard-line on the Holy Matrimony, and they strongly oppose divorce. Besides, she's from Pakistan, thus most likely Muslim, not Catholic.
Feb
27
comment Is it possible for non-residents to shoot at a range in the State of Georgia (US)?
"bring your own legal firearm" -- isn't it the case that non-resident in normal circumstances cannot legally own firearm in US?
Feb
25
comment How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
@Karlson: most Mercedes-Benz diesel cars have CDI in the version name, with notable exception of ones equipped with BlueTec (which is diesel-only technology).
Feb
25
comment How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
@SantaC.: I'd understand that as D alone, not in combination with other letters. Which was in fact true. 30 years ago ;-)
Feb
24
comment How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
@RussellMcMahon: true you have to pay extra for diesel, but it's not unusual to get free upgrade without asking, just because they don't have the cheaper car you've reserved.
Feb
24
comment How does one know if a rental car takes diesel or gasoline?
@SantaC.: Gasoline Direct Injection
Feb
17
comment Arriving in the US from a non Visa Waiver country
Given that both Germany and Poland are Schengen, there is no real reason why not use German passport while leaving US.
Feb
13
comment Multiple visits to USA
Most countries (including US) have 183-day rule, which states that if you stay there 183 days or more, you're considered permanent resident (at least for taxation purposes). In other words with your 247 days you're de facto resident of US, yet you don't have official resident status.