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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?

The problem here is not the corporate credit card, but that you're trying to do this without a physical card. A credit card number is good enough to make a reservation, which is why the phone call ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

Update: as of March 2022, travel to Russia is unsafe for anyone. The country is not even safe for its own citizens. Anyone — regardless of whether you're a Russian national or not, no matter what ...
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How can I check if this airline ticket is genuine?

This is a scam, 1000% All Boeing 747s have been retired back in 2020 from the BA Fleet The times are different on the same page (see the 07:40 arrival and the 00:15 arrival) The departure time from ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

Greg Hewgill's answer is correct, but one caveat: do not talk to the immigration officer about doing any work in the US. A series of business meetings is fine, but the VWP does not allow you to work ...
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Getting US visa for a job meeting

As a UK citizen, you are eligible for Visa Waiver Program entry: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables most citizens or nationals of participating countries* to travel to the United States for ...
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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?

As a Canadian, you do not need a visa to be admitted in B-1 (business visitor) or B-2 (pleasure visitor) status. (You are also not eligible to participate in the Visa Waiver Program; Canadians are ...
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Purpose of journey when visiting Schengen area for a company meetup

Who gave you the idea that you can't choose "business" because the company is not from the Schengen area? They are just asking for the purpose of visit. It is "business". Period.
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How can I check if this airline ticket is genuine?

I agree with @Nicolas Formichella's answer that this is a scam. Don't send any (more) money. Some more details: Paketpostzentrum is in German language, thus it cannot be relevant for a flight from ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

I would like to add my two cents worth to the already existing answers. I am a German who is studying in Russia at the moment and who has traveled to most large cities in Western Russia, including ...
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UK Visa refused once under 320(7A), (false or forged document) and I want to apply again

TL;DR Getting to the UK is not in the cards for you for a good, long time. That interval (i.e., a good, long time) is measured in decades. Answer You presented a false document and were refused under ...
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Does an Indian national need a visa to enter the Netherlands on a short business visit with a company invitation?

If you're a national of India, then you need a visa (or a residence permit) to enter the Schengen area. No exceptions. The page you link to is quite confusing -- it shows both "with visa" and "...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

Curious: Are you of African decent or lineage? Having experienced Moscow as a black male, I received stares and generally uncomfortable attention while I was there. Arrived in the city at 4 am, the ...
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Is it ok to stay, on a business visa, 2 days after conference in Germany?

Oh yes! Specifically, the Schengen visa for business and tourism are considered the same. Once you are granted either, you are considered welcome to stay in the Schengen area (for either tourism or ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

All your friend make it seems way worse than it really is. I went to Moscow as an European foreigner for 10 days and did not have any safety issue. Moscow is safe, police is everywhere and i don't ...
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Airbnb and justify of expenses

Your AirBnB stay will need to be booked up front by a credit card. So unless your place of work has an account with AirBnB you will have to use a personal credit card to make the booking. AirBnB ...
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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?

We had a similar situation in our business, where we wanted to book and pay for accommodation for visitors but (obviously) without providing those visitors with our payment card details. Originally, ...
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Is visiting Singapore for attending a conference Business or Tourism?

This looks like a business trip. You should contact the organization committee and ask them to provide to you the letter of introduction. One "important" note, if you look at this page : https://www....
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Business travel to the USA with demonstration items

Under $500 shouldn’t be a problem entering the USA. There’s really no concern that you’ll try to sell them, but if there was you might: you may want to register your tools before your departure to ...
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What are the requirements to get a short business visa to Spain?

La France représente la Belgique, l’Espagne, le Luxembourg, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal et la Suède pour toutes les demandes de visas de court séjour Schengen. The French embassy in Baku is competent ...
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Travelling to the US for independent research under VWP

This is just an answer from my own experience rather than an authoritative written source. Back when I was a PhD student, I did this several times a year. I was a British citizen attached to a U.K. ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

"Keep the phone numbers of the embassy and your hosts at hand for the unlikely cases of emergency." Yes definitely do this on paper and in your phone. I have been to Russia 7 times over the last ...
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UK Business (Creative - 06 months) Super Priority Visa Refusal

A visa application and its supporting documents are like a Jigsaw puzzle, most of the things need to align correctly and sit in properly before they even start to look at whether to refuse or to ...
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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?

In the past, I've had my company pay for hotel stays using the company travel agent credit card. The process has been for my company travel agent to fill in a credit card authorisation form and fax it ...
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Business travel to the USA with demonstration items

The B1 visa has such provisions already built-in: As a B-1 visa holder, you can temporarily bring goods or products into the United States to solicit orders but you cannot sell them or make ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

I think the fear is still greater than the reality. I have spent a few days in a cell (wrongfully detained) in Russia, but I'd still not be concerned about safety. Admittedly I'm not American, but ...
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Personal security during a business trip to Moscow

In my opinion, Moscow is one of the safest cities in Russia. I'm German and only know a few words of Russian. I've been there 3 times now, first with Russian friends and later by myself. I usually ...
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What is the correct visa to visit my employer office in USA?

Most visits to an employer's headquarters are done on a B1 visa. The rules say that you cannot do work on such a visa, and that is true. But immigration takes a fairly narrow view of what is "...
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Which countries exempt people travelling for business from city tax at hotels?

Germany Some/many cities in Germany collect a "City Tax", with many different labels and some euphemisms to avoid the word "tax", "Tourist Tax, "Occupancy Tax", &...
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How to apply for a Schengen business visa without being asked for a work permit?

I did manage to get the visa and am already back from a successful stay in Sweden. Here is a description of my experience. After posting here and a few emails later I was sent a document from the ...
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