Questions tagged [business-travel]

Traveling for job-related reasons as opposed to sightseeing.

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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

In the next few weeks I’ll be traveling to Russia for about a week on business. While there, I'd like to spend some time, although it won’t be much time, seeing as much of the city and culture as ...
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How do I insist that American hotels accept my employer's credit card for payment, instead of asking for personal credit card upon check-in?

I work for a state government body in the United States. As a part of my work, I occasionally have multi-day travel. My hotel stays are paid by my employer and are tax-exempt. I frequently run into a ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

I am a self-taught software developer been working online for a while. I've been building a software for an employee in a company and getting paid through Paypal. The company now decides to buy the ...
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What steps should I take to lawfully visit the United States as a tourist immediately after visiting on a B-1 visa?

I'm a Canadian citizen who will soon be starting work with a company with periodic business trips to a US office, most likely on a B-1 visa. I regularly visit the US as a tourist, and the location of ...
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Citizen of Moldova travelling to Finland as an interpreter on a short business trip (7 days) - visa exemption

I am a citizen of Moldova and I plan to travel to Finland from Turkey, where I currently reside, as an interpreter for two people on a business trip. I am a freelance interpreter, so I am not a ...
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Airbnb and justify of expenses

For EuroCG 17 conference, I will be travelling to Sweden and I am thinking of Airbnb. However, the trip is going to be paid by the Special Account of National Funds, thus I need a invoice (τιμολόγιο) ...
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Safety considerations for solo female business traveller in Mexico

I'm heading to León in Mexico next week in a business capacity. Other than the usual precautions that solo female business travellers normally take (don't go looking for trouble, have an emergency ...
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Business travel to the USA with demonstration items

I will be travelling to the USA and bringing a few items with me for demonstration purposes. The value of the items will be around $500, and all items will be taken back with me. I will also bring ...
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What is a business center in a hotel?

I have been checking hotels like Hilton mention they have 'Business center' in their amenities. What is a business center ? I am travelling international to Paris without laptop/cell phone. Will I be ...
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UK Visa refused once under 320(7A), (false or forged document) and I want to apply again

I got one refusal under 320 (7A) due to wrong information provided by other party. Please check the below refusal letter. The signatory of one document (Leave approval letter from my then employer) ...
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Is visiting Singapore for attending a conference Business or Tourism?

I am flying to Singapore at the end of this month for attending a conference and am in the process of applying for the visa. Do conferences fall under Business or Tourism? What should I enter as ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Does an Indian national need a visa to enter the Netherlands on a short business visit with a company invitation?

I am from India and need to go to the Netherlands for business. It's a short visit of 7 days and have a company invitation. We referred to the official Dutch Immigration information about business ...
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How can I find a professional business trip guide in China?

I will travel to China to meet some suppliers in late April. It's my first time to visit there. I am thinking to hire someone in local who speaks good English as my personal tour guide and interpreter ...
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How do you find quiet and well-equipped places to work in cities when travelling?

Sometimes, on business trips, I might be going to a meeting with customer for half the day, say. If my flight is not till the evening, I may want to find a quiet place to work on my laptop for several ...
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Is it OK to apply for a US visa from Cyprus if I am a Russian citizen?

I am a Russian citizen working for a US-based company. In April, I need to travel to the US for business matters. My current US visa has expired, and there's no problem with that, since I'm just ...
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Business visa validity after I switch organization

I have a valid 2 year business visa issued in July 2014, I changed jobs in June 2015 and now my current employer wants me to travel to UK for a business trip. My visa is showing valid till July 2016. ...
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What differences are there in choosing “This is for business” option in AirBnB?

When I try to book a new room, the AirBnB booking page always makes me choose whether this trip is for business or not. I know about the $50 first-time coupon for business travelers and I already ...
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Visa requirements for working in Canada but not employed there

I am an Australian national living in the US on a green card and self employed with my own LLC company. My field of expertise is basically software for industrial and manufacturing processes. At the ...
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Can I travel to Australia as a tourist on a business visitor visa?

I currently hold a multiple-entry business visitor (subclass 600) visa for Australia valid until January 2020, and I have traveled to Sydney multiple times before for business. I am planning to ...
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Research for my company and travel under B1/B2 visa. Unusual case

I have very unusual situation. My current employer is going to send me to USA in few days to perform "kind of research" and i'm going to travel during my free time. Let me describe that "research". ...
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When picking a “luxury hostel” for a business trip, how to ensure it'll be quiet enough?

The March 2014 edition of Business Traveller (grab a copy from your nearest airport lounge or nice hotel!) has an interesting article on "Luxury Hostels". Specifically, it was about why business ...
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Gifts for Chinese hosts?

I am traveling to China for work (I am an academic), and would like to bring small gifts with me for the hosts who have been working to coordinate my visit. What are some recommendations for the kinds ...
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What visa does my wife need to travel to the UK with me, if I'm going there on a business visa?

I am resident of India and just got UK Business visa ( 6 months, multiple entry) .. I am going for a week on business trip. I want to take my wife along with me and at the end of trip.. I want to ...
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Returning to UK on the same Business visitor visa

I was granted a 6 months business visitor visa to go to the UK last November and finalize my job interview process with a prospect employer located in London (they covered all the trip expenses). ...
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Is it easy to enter the UK multiple times on the same Business Visitor Visa?

I got a business visitor visa, sponsored by a company, for a 4-5 day visit. The visa was provided for a period of 6 months, with multiple entry possible. First, what should I carry with me when ...
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Spouse joining business visitor to UK for part of trip

I am applying for a UK business visa (6 months, multiple trips) via my organization. I will be staying for around 55 days during my first trip. I would like my wife to join me after 2-3 weeks of my ...
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Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
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Does Siesta time in Panama affect business travelers?

I haven't been to Panama for quite some time and now there's a chance I may need to spend a few days there to service a software client. I remember that a large portion of the afternoon is dedicated ...
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US tourism/business visa from non-resident country

I applied for multiple visas before (not US visa), but all of them were from my residence country. In all of these cases, I can get official paper which support my evidence (bank statement, letter ...
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Unavailability of appointment dates at Spanish consulate

I am an Indian citizen living in the USA. I have to travel to Spain on Nov 15 from San Francisco for a business trip. However, there are no appointment dates available at the consulate of Spain in San ...
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Can I use a Chinese business visa (M) for tourism?

I have a valid multiple entry 60 day Chinese business visa that I use to travel for work. I am planing a trip to China that is only for vacation, can I use my business visa or do I need a tourist (L) ...
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Should I deposit money back into my account when waiting for a visa

I submitted my papers including a copy of my bank statement to the UK embassy and everything was going great, after a day or two I had to withdraw some money from my main bank account (where I get my ...
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Travelling to the US for independent research under VWP

I am planning to travel to the US under the VWP (I am a Spanish citizen). I will be visiting a university lab, but I am not receiving any salary or income from them and they will not benefit from me ...
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Business Travel to US for 5 months

I do have a business travel to the US that will last for 5 months. This includes technical trainings, knowledge transfers, project planning and client meetings. Im kinda worried since this initial ...
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How to apply for a Schengen business visa without being asked for a work permit?

I am a Sri Lankan. I was offered a job as an Software Engineer, from a Swedish company who are expanding to Sri Lanka. After a series of interviews they have invited me to visit their offices in ...
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Travelling with the application receipt for a French residence permit?

I want to know whether I can continue to travel, if I have the receipt (récépissé) but am still waiting on the residence permit (carte de séjour)? That is, can I leave the French territory to go to ...
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Do I need a business visa for Ireland if I already have Standard Visitor visa for UK?

I currently have a UK visitor (category: Family) visa for 10 years, which I received in Nov 2015. I need to attend a meeting in Dublin, Ireland for a week and want to find out if I can use my ...
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Do Canadian citizens need to apply for a visa to attend a job interview in the U.S.?

I am a Canadian citizen and I have been asked to attend an interview in the U.S. with one of the big tech companies. I have been only a Canadian citizen for a short time now, and I am not sure whether ...
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Invited for an Interview - But descrepancy in Address from Bank Statement (visa application) [closed]

Intro: I have been interviewing for an Engineering position with a company among the fortune 500+. After passing a series of rounds, they invited me over for a final onsite Interview in 2 weeks time, ...
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How to cancel a valid Schengen visa and apply for a new visa?

I have a valid Schengen multiple-entry business visa valid for one year, from 6 September 2015 to 5 September 2016. I traveled to Germany from 6 September 2015 to 31 October 2015, for 54 days. I need ...
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May giving advice offend somebody in Germany? [closed]

It is pretty common in Czechia to give advices to your collegues, even your bosses - what they could do better, what could be done better in development, etc. In the near future, friend of mine is ...
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Business class vs premium economy

I am planning to book a ticket for my father from India to US. Most probably in British airlines. He is old and I don't want to book his ticket in economy class due to long travel time. Business class ...
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How to prove that I will return back to my country of origin?

I am an Indian citizen, currently residing in India. I have been invited for an interview in the Netherlands, fully sponsored by the company. I have all the necessary documents except one, the ...
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Visiting the UK for tourism on a Business Visitor visa, after previously visiting the country for business

I already got Business Visitor Visa (Multi Entry) for UK in previous year, when I participated in the conference in London. My Visa is not expired yet. I want to spend my holiday in UK. My question ...
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Medicines and precautions on short-term business trip to India

I'm going for a one week long business trip to India (Mumbai city only). I'm from Poland / Europe, if that matters. My trip is about to start within next week or two, so I was told, that taking any ...
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What visas are available for consultants paid by a foreign company in Australia?

My employer rushed me out here on short notice so I'm currently in Australia on a 3 month ETA Business Visa (Subclass 601). I'm wondering if anyone has any idea if I'm using the right visa as I'm not ...
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Extending stay in US by a day with business visa on client invite letter

I got an invite from our client in the US to visit them for a "week" as per invite letter. This is on a business visa. My brother is there in the US and he is around 800 miles from the place where I ...
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What visa do I need to enter the US to attend a hackathon?

I work for a US company in Canada, as a contractor. They are asking me to attend a hackathon of a 3rd-party company, in which you integrate your company’s app with the 3rd party company API. What ...
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Does using International SOS amount to having travel insurance?

If a business has a contract with a company such as International SOS, does this amount to having travel insurance? Or could the individuals traveling for work with this business still be liable for ...