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I've been granted a Japanese visa with a validity of 15 days. How do I calculate the day on which I'll have to leave the country?

If I have a visa waiver that grants me a maximum of 15 days per stay, and I arrive in Japan on the 1st of March at 8 p.m., what is my last date of departure? Is it the 15th of March (because the ...
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Can I apply spouse visa for my husband while I am his second wife? [migrated]

I am citizen of Pakistan and currently hold Australian Student Visa subclass 500. I want to apply for a spouse or sponsorship visa for my husband. We both applied for student visa but unfortunately ...
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Is there a need to write an application Letter when applying for Canadian visas

Any ideas if I should use an application Letter (Like a statement of Purpose) to explain why I want to apply for Canadian temporary visas etc for visit purposes and all.
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My family's UK visitor visa was denied 14 years ago, but was approved on appeal. Do I need to mention this in my UK visitor visa application? [duplicate]

My father applied for a UK visitor visa around 14 years ago for our entire family, when we wanted to visit the UK to attend a wedding ceremony of a relative. He was the main applicant and I was listed ...
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Does an Indian passport holder require transit/Schengen visa for a connecting flight via Amsterdam to final destination England [duplicate]

I am moving to England on a work visa in mid of march 2023, I booked a flight from Etihad Airways the flight has 2 stops/layovers (2 hours each) before the UK below is the route. India > Abu Dhabi &...
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Bragança → Porto Airport (OPO) transfer

I am in need of the cheapest possible transfer solution within Portugal, from Bragança to Porto Airport (OPO). I have a few options to choose from (like public transport combinations), but since the ...
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Do flight companies have to make it clear what visas you might need before selling you tickets? [duplicate]

Is there any legal requirement for companies selling flight tickets to tell their customers what Visas they may need for the flight? If they make it sound like, via omission, that you don't need any ...
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What exactly is the definition of returning ESTA?

Several US airport immigration queues seem to differentiate between "first-time ESTA visitors" and "returning ESTA visitors" – what exactly is the definition for that distinction? ...
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How can I quickly know how much mileage a flight ticket will earn?

Is there some convenient online resource that could tell me how much mileage a given flight ticket will earn, for a given loyalty program? E.g., input = (flight number=UA 2630, fare class=K, fare=100 ...
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Expedia charged my card even though the "Reserve Now, Pay At Property" option was selected

I booked a hotel in Paris for three nights on Expedia using the "Reserve Now, Pay at Property" option for 616 euros. I was asked to guarantee the booking with a credit card, and within two ...
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Schengen visa application [duplicate]

I have visa appointment at VFS Switzerland for Schengen tourist visa. Both my entry and exit point is in Paris. Below is my brief itinerary: Land in Paris and stay there for 2 days. Go to switzerland ...
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Afghan refugee in US traveling to Iran

An Afghan refugee who already had their initial meeting with an asylum officer wants to travel briefly to Pakistan or Iran for a family emergency. Definitely not entering Afghanistan. Can application ...
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Getting compensation for baggage that agency failed to add to the ticket

I have bought a Turkish Airlines plane ticket through online travel agency https://www.smartfares.com. The ticket included checked baggage ($20) but at the check-in I discovered that the airline "...
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Are there any drawbacks in renewing passport and US Visa years before expiration?

I currently have my US Visa in an old expired passport and a new passport. I want to renew my passport and then my US Visa shortly after, so that the visa is in the new passport and their new ...
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Can I travel to Italy with my Carta d’identita?

I live in the UK and a holder of an Italian “residence card of a family member of a union citizen”, I’ve been given an appointment to renew my residence card in Italy, since it’s expired. Can I travel ...
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Transit UK visa required or not

I have a Canadian Tourist Visa and planning to leave from Mumbai to Vancouver on British Airways Flight in August 2023. There is a halt of 10 hours at Heathrow I will be landing at Terminal 3 and ...
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Where in Japan can I stay in a renovated 空き家 abandoned house?

Apparently Japan has up to eight million abandoned houses. In Japanese they're called "akyia" (空き家). Until very recently they were rarely renovated. But a couple of foreigners living in ...
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Can two passports extend 90 day Schengen rule

I have an Irish and UK passport. Can I visit Spain for 90 days on my Irish passport, leave and come back straight away, and enter Spain on my UK passport and stay another 90 days?
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Can I fly domestically in the US with an emergency passport?

I am in California and am flying to New York. I have a regular state issued drivers license, but not a real ID. I also have an emergency passport which is valid until August 2023. Will I be able to ...
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Passport control and Schengen visa doubt

My flight from Bangalore to Amsterdam via Frankfurt has been cancelled and I have been given an alternate flight: Option 1: Take a different Swiss Air flight on the same day but via Zurich Airport. ...
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Baggage recheck international to domestic transit at Vancouver YVR

I'm flying Ho Chi Minh (Korean airline)- Korea (Korean airline) - Vancouver (Westjet)- Toronto. Same reservation ticket with Korean air. Transit time at Vancouver is only 1h20. Do I need to pick up ...
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VWP - Entering USA from Canada after 90 days in Canada

I am trawling the internet for an answer to my question and thought this forum could help. I am an Australian citizen and have been holidaying in Canada for more than 90 days. I would now like to ...
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Can I apply for an ESTA if I am married to a US citizen?

My boyfriend & I are planning on getting married, but we are not going to live in the same country, which would force me to apply for an ESTA every time I would want to visit him. Is this possible?...
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Travelling in Schengen with UK passport

I’m a dual Irish and British passport holder, and due to travel from Amsterdam to Slovenia - usually I would travel with my Irish passport but due to circumstances I only have my UK passport available ...
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Highest mountain summit in Western Europe accessible without climbing gear?

I'm trying to find out which is the highest summit in Western Europe that can be reached by a fit hiker without the need for real climbing gear. (Crampons and/or a safety rope to cross ice/snow fields ...
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Parole Stamp - under safeguard

I worked on a cruise line with a C1D visa, however my contract was terminated and cut short and as a result I had to return home. Upon returning home I received a parole stamp where it states I was ...
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VWP vs a B1/B2 visa I already have - using which makes more sense for me?

I'm soon planning to visit my friend in the United States for a few days. It's been a long while since I last visited US and at that time, the country I am from was not a part of Visa Waiver Program. ...
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Can Polish embassy refuse visa if flight itinerary not verified?

I have appointment at embassy in few days. I got flight itinerary a week ago. Today, without any reason, I tried to verify my itinerary online but the airline showed that this itinerary has expired. ...
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Car rental insurance third party liability vs third party damages

I have insurance with my car rental and it says we have third part liability, but in the "not covered" section it says third party damages. What does this mean for us in simple terms, should ...
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Ryanair visa/document check desk outside Europe

I am flying from Madrid (EU) to Morocco (non-EU) with Ryanair in a few days and I have an EU passport. Do I need to go to visa/document check desk first?
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"rechargeable credit card" in France

I am going to Paris/France for a trimester program (3 months). The organizers sent an email that said the following. Make sure that you have a credit card to withdraw cash in France. If you have any ...
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How can I check current water levels in Lake George, NSW, Australia?

Lake George in New South Wales, Australia, not too far from capital Canberra, is an endorheic (no rivers flowing out) lake famous for regularly "disappearing": it can be dry for years and ...
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Transit visa for 2 layovers

I am an Indian citizen traveling from Delhi to Milan with layovers in Sharjah and Istanbul. Do I need transit visas for both Sharjah and Istanbul airports? The airline are different from Delhi to ...
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Can you still use a third-party service to apply for an Australia ETA?

There are numerous third-party sites like this that offer Australian ETA applications as a service, which are often even cheaper than the official site. However, as of February 2023 the official site ...
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Air France claim: asked for passport & other passenger's bank info

Our Air France flight Paris → Los Angeles had to land in Las Vegas due to technical issues. To get home we had to rent a car and drive for 4 hours. Other option was to spend night in LV or get on a ...
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Could the US passport indicate any nationality other than USA?

The US passport includes a field called "Nationality". If you search for a sample image online, it reads "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" (example). Could it ever be anything else? On a ...
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May I drive in France with a Bangladeshi driving license?

I came to France on a type D long stay visitor visa. I want to know if I can drive in France with my Bangladeshi driving license?
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Help with Australian ETA app in Japan

An elderly relative of mine in Japan is planning to visit Australia soon and needs to apply for a Class 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). Unfortunately, some genius bureaucrat has decided to ...
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Am I safe to not fill up anymore gas even though the fuel indicator is right on "E"? [closed]

I was driving my rental Toyota Corolla on the freeway this evening, when the low fuel light turned on. According to a source, "after the gas light comes on, Muñoz says it’s safe to drive about 20 ...
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Racism at Schengen ports of entry. Are there better ports of entry for people of color?

I'll cut to the chase. I am an Indian national and as brown as brown can be. The last time I entered France via Paris, the immigration official was super rude to me, and also upon telling him that I ...
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What are the dimensions of the ladders on the West Coast Trail? [migrated]

We're training for West Coast Trail, and I'm going to build a ladder to practice going up and down, and I'm curious if anyone knows what the dimensions of the ladder are so I can make an accurate ...
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Why did US customs officers question me as I was leaving the US via the land border?

As I approached the US/Canadian border in Northern Idaho, several US Customs officers flagged me over and began asking me questions as if I had just entered the US from Canada. After they released me, ...
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Is it possible to drive from Europe to Thailand?

Since mainland Thailand and India on mainland Asia are land connected with mainland Europe, would it be physically possible to drive from, for example, Frankfurt, Germany to Pattaya, Thailand, or ...
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Skip Heathrow flight after passing security

A friend of mine is transiting through Heathrow Terminal 5 and they don't have a UK visa. In order to meet my friend, I am planning to book a cheap flight out of Terminal 5 around the same time my ...
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Can my 20 years old child enter UK on her own with a C Visit Child Accompanied visa? [duplicate]

As a family are all Turkish citizens and I got a 10 years multiple entry C Visit Child Accompanied visa when my daughter was 16 years old. Now she is 20 years old and studying in Amsterdam and she is ...
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Is it possible to obtain a transit visa and board flights with separate PNRs for travel to Italy and return from Vienna via Abu Dhabi?

I have two different PNRs for my flights and I need to travel from India to Italy via Abu Dhabi (Etihad and WizzAir) and return from Vienna to New Delhi via Abu Dhabi (Wizz Air and Etihad). I am ...
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Do I Need an American Visa to travel to Japan from Mexico? [duplicate]

I am Mexican and I Currently have my Mexican passport, I would like to visit Japan and I heard that if you take a flight from LAX to Japan rather than directly from Mexico it gets more affordable. My ...
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What should I do if the ESTA website freezes when uploading my passport?

The ESTA is an electronic visa waiver for entry to the USA. You apply online via the US government website. Recently the website was updated to include uploading a photo of your passport, which has ...
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Can I bring a butane/propane bottle on the MS Norröna ferry?

Can I bring a small camping fuel bottle (such as Primus Power gas) on the Smyril Line ferry MS Norröna between Hirtshals, Tórshavn, and Seyðisfjörður? I find conflicting information on the Smyril ...
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Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus?

Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus? I'm mostly interested in the (Warsaw -) Terespol - Brest (- Minsk) services, but information about other railway border ...
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