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Will an overstay in India as a child affect future travel?

One of my friend had to move to India during the civil war to India and overstayed there. He left his home country when he was 10 and came back after his degree. I am sure he did not intentionally ...
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What should I submit in-lieu on no objection certification for tourist visa for Japan when switching jobs?

I am planning to switch jobs in the next 1-2 months, with a 2 week break between the two. I want to take a trip to either Japan or Europe in this window. Japan and Schengen visa requirements for ...
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Have anyone used Alipay to pay for their Airbnb?

I am currently a foreigner living in China and I am trying to book an AirBnB in Shanghai through Alipay (since the Host only accepts Alipay and Paypal). However, when I try to check out, I keep ...
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Where should I get travel insurance for a Chinese student in Australia travelling to the USA and then travelling to China?

I am in the USA and my girlfriend (Chinese) is currently finishing her degree in Australia. To be clear, she is a Chinese citizen on an Australian student visa at the moment. She plans to fly from ...
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Bus travel Buenos Aires --> Patagonia

Me and a friend are finally working on that bucket list and planning a trip to Argentina and more specifically Patagonia in November 2019 that will have a total duration of +- 3/4 weeks. In Patagonia ...
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How to choose flights more environmentally friendly based on adding stopovers versus (ultra-)long-haul?

Background information Wikipedia says the following on fight distance in relation to fuel consumption overall: For long-haul flights, the airplane needs to carry additional fuel, leading to higher ...
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Garbage bin on Khao San Road, Bangkok

I was on Khao San Road, Bangkok last night. Everywhere there is street-sold food and drinks. One thing that amazed me, regardless of all the drunk people, there is almost no litter on the street. ...
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UK visa Upgrade from normal to Premium Service

As per the recent suspension of biometrics enrolment for UK visas at US Application Support Centres, I wanted to upgrade from normal to premium service to use the New York Premium Application Centre. ...
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Jet Airways has ceased operations. Can I get my ticket refunded?

A short while ago, a friend of mine booked an international itinerary on Jet Airways for the summer, flying out of India. This morning, it appears that Jet Airways has failed to find a buyer for a 75%...
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Issue with money order for Canadian visa

my visa was approved and I had sent my passport for the visa seal. But I entered wrong recipient for the money order (transfer fee of 19.9USD) and they returned my passport without visa. I can send it ...
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UK standard visitor visa delay

I applied for a UK standard visiting visa on 19th March, 2019. My biometrics were done on the same date. To this date, the visa still hasn't arrived. It has been more than 15 working days and I didn't ...
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Can I consider pets as “evidence of family members remaining in your home country whilst you travel”?

I have applied for standard UK visitor visa's for me and my wife and children. I have elderly parents staying behind, but they do not live with me and are not dependants, nor did I list them as such ...
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Error in name on passport and visa

My passport had an error where my first name is blank and my last name has been mistakenly printed as "Actual_First_Name Actual_Last_Name". When I went for my B1/B2 visa interview, I was asked by my ...
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Do Chinese L Visas Require the Roundtrip Ticket Evidence to be to One's Country of Residence?

I am going to be travelling in South Korea, and would like to visit China. However, I'm not quite sure of the dates that I will be flying to and from Seoul yet. According to the Chinese Embassy, in ...
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German citizen, US LLC, living in Germany: Can I use an VWP?

So: I am a German citizen with no US visa status I am one of two members of an US LLC (the other member is US citizen) I am getting paid in the form of member distributions in USD My questions are: ...
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Must US-issued enhanced driver licenses have a full middle name?

I understand that a US-issued enhanced driver license (or ID card) is a special form of REAL ID. The difference from regular REAL ID is the holder not only had to prove legal presence in the US, but ...
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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my uk visit visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily. However during my exit in JUNE 2008. I did not get any deported stamp on my passport. Prior to my exist I ...
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My face in my Japan visa is different because of my wisdom tooth extraction

I'm worried about my photo in my Japan visa that was recently been printed. We applied last December 2018 with a bump of my face. My mother wanted to apply already so i quickly take a photo while my ...
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Is it recommended to fill the “Online Presence” in the online ESTA application?

The ESTA application has an "Online Presence" optional field, where one can provide his identifiers for various websites (example: Facebook, Instagram,...). As the field is optional, I decided to not ...
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Stolen Guinea-Bissau Passport with Schengen Visa

I’m in a really difficult position. My wallet got robbed with all my documents, my Guinea-Bissau passport and Visa, and My BRP. The problem is I can only issue my passport in Portugal or France do ...
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Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa?

Can one enter Shenzhen from Hong Kong with a Special Economic Zone visa despite having a non-fully utilized, still valid Chinese L (tourist) visa? If it is possible, will the Chinese L (tourist) visa ...
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Can I check-in and clear security at the international terminal in Atlanta for a domestic flight?

At Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the domestic and international terminals are connected by the Plane Train within the airport's secured area. The few times that I've had ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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Are there US-oriented travel planning sites which split a route into daily chunks?

I am planning a trip next year to the South-West of the US (starting and ending in SF, with a road tour across the major attractions). There are several sites to help with the planning (notably ...
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Am I due any compensation for a 30-hour delay of an Air India flight?

On 18 August 2018, I was travelling on Air India flight 966 (Jeddah-Hyderabad) which left at 23:15. Just 35 minutes after takeoff, the captain announced that, due to a technical problem, we were going ...
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What will happen if I overstay a tourist visa or can I extend it in New Delhi?

I'm a Bangladeshi passport holder. My Indian multiple entry tourist visa will expire on 8 October 2018. I visited India on 20 August 2018. I will visit again with this same visa on 22 September 2018 ...
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Does the French embassy or consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? My ...
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Passing border in car not owned by me

I would like to cross Poland-Ukrainian border by car owned by my friend, but friend does not go with me. I go from Poland to Ukraine and get back 10 days later. What kind of documents should I prepare ...
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Australian visit Visa refusal based on visa officer mistakes

I need suggestions about that my brother visa is refused for Australia. All the reasons that are written in the rejection letter do not belong to him. For example, he is not doing business, its ...
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Receive UK visa vignette from a different visa centre

Is it possible to have the UK visit visa vignette be obtained from a different visa center? I applied for a UK visa (in progress in Sydney) but I'll be travelling next week to Schengen country and ...
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What are the criteria for issuance of an OK to Board?

In this question on the UAE's "OK to Board" approval requirements, Henning Makholm asked in a comment, "...why they don't say anything about under which conditions the local offices will issue their ...
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Passport Requirement to Rent a Car

I was surprised that an Amsterdam auto rental required a passport, despite making the reservation through Expedia.com. I have no objection to requirement: I am left wondering: What practical ...
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Japan - Over 180 Days in 1 Year As Temporary Visitor

I am a US citizen with a US passport who enters Japan with 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I usually stay around 85-87 days per 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I have a lot of savings, don't work in ...
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Observing Cultural Norms on 'Local' Islands in the Maldives

My partner and I are looking at going to the Maldives next year, and in an effort to keep the costs down, we are looking at spending time on local islands (some or all of Thoddoo, Rashdoo, Ukulhas and ...
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As Burundian national can I “over night transit” throught Brussels from Romania to Burundi (East Africa) without a Schengen Visa?

I am a Burundian, I have a Romanian Short Stay Visa. I have bought a round trip ticket through Brussels Airlines from Burundi-Romania/Romania-Burundi. The second itinerary is half operated by Tarom ...
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Biometric passport has never worked on entry to UK. Immigration officer tells me they cannot tell me why. What could the reason be?

I've had a UK biometric passport since 2014. Despite this, I have never been able to enter the UK via an electronic gate. Instead the gate always tells me to seek assistance. Last night, after ...
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Which visa is applicable to be me? Visitor or Short Student Study Visa

I am in the Yacht sailing fields and currently finished my first season (10 months) here in India. I saved some money to take up a short competent crew course with RYA (Royal Yachting Association UK). ...
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UK visa goes to VAC first or home directly?

I applied for a UK visa from Munich and opted for the courier service to deliver the passport to my home. I got the email on Friday (7th of June) that my UK visa application has been dispatched with ...
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Do I have to pick up my luggage at Seoul Incheon and how many bags am I able to check?

I am flying to Singapore from Toronto. My route is Toronto to Seoul - Air Canada and then codeshare Asiana Airlines from Seoul to Singapore- all booked on the same ticket. I have looked online and ...
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Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay “money” for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently?

Can I exchange Line, True or Alipay "money" for cash somewhere in Thailand conveniently? So Line, True, Alipay and others are offering payment services these days. I was wondering if I had some of ...
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For how long does an Easy Card remain active if not used?

Does Taiwan's Easy Card get deactivated if one doesn't use it for a while? How long does it take for the card to get deactivated? What happens to the balance that remains on the card? Can the card be ...
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Irish passport application - parental signatures do not match

Does anyone know if the requirements around parental signatures on child Irish passport applications/renewals? Background: I recently submitted my daughter's renewal application for her passport only ...
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VWP Visit to USA- visiting Girlfriend

I would just like some clarification on a travel plan I have in a few weeks. I have been in a year long relationship with a girl from Chicago, USA. We met in London last year and have done a number of ...
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Does China always issue a 2 year tourist visa for British citizens?

I'm going to China in March 2020 (visa pending), I'd rather just get the visa, hotels, insurance etc sorted out the way as soon as possible so I don't have to worry about it later. I've read ...
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Issue with UK Tourist Visa application with vfs

I am currently applying for a UK Tourist Visa from San Francisco. I scheduled an appointment to the Premium Service Center in San Francisco. When i tried to register, i dont see any options for ...
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Connecting in Dublin, Ireland

I am flying from Edinburgh to Dublin with a 12:50 arrival time. I then have a flight at 14:40 to Iceland. Changing terminals and need to claim bags. Also, an American traveling between these three ...
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KLM with train segment from Schiphol to Brussels - take later Thalys train

I have booked a ticket with KLM from Schiphol to Brussels with Thalys train. The time between the landing until the train time is 1 hour and 50 minuets. I'm afraid this time not will be enough ...
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Taking my 2 month old bicycle from the US to India on plane as checked luggage. Do I have to pay import duty when I land in India?

I am an Indian citizen. Also, I will be taking my bicycle with me back to the US in August. The price of the bike is around $1600 and it isn't sold in India.
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Can I cross the border from China into Vietnam on a motorcycle?

I have a 100% legally registered motorcycle and drivers license in china and I want to ride into Vietnam. Is this possible with just those two, plus my American drivers license and an international ...
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Visa for Croatia?

We have a 16 days trip of austria hungary czech and croatia. We got a schengen visa with one month validity and 10 days stay in schengen area. My schengen is double entry and we will not enter ...

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