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Jul
16
comment Is the reciprocity fee for US citizens only charged if you arrive at Santiago International Airport?
Yes, covered in travel.stackexchange.com/questions/27876/…
Jul
15
comment New device checking rules for flights to/from USA
The TSA has no control over flights to/from the UK (except those also to/from the US), so this is in effect a separate policy - even if it does mirror the US'es policy...
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo Please re-read my answer. I explicitly stated that is was NOT a requirement, but that it is recommended - especially when the purpose of the visit is to meet a fiancee (where overstay would be a real concern). The quote I included states that they could refuse entry, which is also correct.
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Relaxed The policy is that you must show that "you do intend to leave the Schengen Area when the visa expires". This is explicitly called out in the Visa application process, and implicitly one of the criteria for travel without a visa. The easiest way to do this is to show a ticket outside of the US, but as my answer states it's not technically a requirement.
Jul
15
comment Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time travel to EU for US Citizen
@Relaxed direct quote from Timtatic.
Jul
15
comment Indian passport holder on a US visa visiting the Canadian side of the Niagara Falls
The provisions you are referring to apply only to US permanent residents, not all "US residents".
Jul
15
comment Inexpensive hotel to stay in Helsinki on my 24 hr layover for less than $200 USD
It's also 171 euro, which is more than US$200. Even the Hilton is 1/3rd less...
Jul
13
comment do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa?
@LorenPechtel No, I'm not. For example, read the section entitled "Outbound: Air, Land and Sea" at dhs.gov/news/2012/09/11/… The fact that you don't see any such checks (other than occasional "random" checks, which normally aren't random!) doesn't mean that they don't exist.
Jul
13
comment do i have to retrieve my luggage and re check in upon arrival at usa?
The US absolutely DOES have outbound border controls. Whilst it's true they do not have specific outbound physical immigration checks, all passengers and all baggage is security screened, and all passenger are electronically checked using information provided by the airlines using APIS.
Jul
13
comment US Citizen living in Sweden--Visa required to visit Turkey for one week with family?
@Relaxed ugg.. indeed I did. Thanks!
Jul
13
comment US Citizen living in Sweden--Visa required to visit Turkey for one week with family?
The page you have linked to is incorrect. Visa-on-Arrival costs US$30, whilst the recommend e-visa costs only US$20.
Jul
13
comment Travel Portable Battery
They exist - a work colleague of mine has one. It's extremely heavy, and from what I can make out he hardly carries it with him as a result. Personally I just have a second battery for my laptop.
Jul
12
comment I need to book a round-trip ticket and a one-way ticket on the same flight?
Spceific to your comment about the one-way being more expensive, have a look at the top answer on travel.stackexchange.com/questions/11501/…
Jul
11
comment Changing baggage final destination - hidden-city ticketing
@pnuts He also wants to get home to MEM afterwards, and that's not going to happen if the airline cancels the rest of his return ticket (which they will!)
Jul
11
comment Getting a B-2 Visa two months after staying 90 days in the US
Simple answer, nobody knows! B2 visas for people from VWP countries are harder to get as they immediately imply that you're staying longer that 3 months. If your visa application is denied, then you can NOT use the VWP ever again...
Jul
10
comment What kind of visa is necessary to volunteer (WWOOF) in Finland for 6 months?
Asking the organization is always the best idea in cases like this. They will have experience in terms not only of what type of visa is required, but will also often have plans or agreements in place with the government to make obtaining the visa easier.
Jul
10
comment Two transits in Europe do I need a transit visa? Or any kind of visa?
A transit visa is NOT enough for this. A Schengen short-term visa is required.
Jul
10
comment Leaving the US at the end of 90 days
And if the flight is only delayed 23 hours? Or the train breaks down on the way to the airport? Or any of 1000 other things that could go wrong without being an "emergency"... One way or another, you're putting yourself in a situation that can lead to significant pain if anything goes wrong...
Jul
9
comment Leaving the US at the end of 90 days
@GregHewgill You could leave the US at 11:50pm on the 1st, arrive in Canada on the 2nd (or Australia on the 3rd due to the international date line!) and still be fully legal. And of course, not all countries stamp all passports.
Jul
9
comment Leaving the US at the end of 90 days
The US does not have (physical) immigration on exit. The time will be based on either the scheduled or actual time the plane departs (I'm not sure which)