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The Inter-American Driving Permit (IADP) was created by Article XIII of the Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automotive Traffic, signed in 1943 by 21(?) countries in North, Central & South America. As such, it pre-dates both the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic and the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic which implemented the more ...


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Others have commented on how to find equivalent drug names, I have another very important tidbit to add that is related to the problem. THE LEGALITY OF YOUR DRUGS IN YOUR DESTINATION Many countries have comprehensive lists of drugs (subject to immediate change without notice,) that are illegal to possess or bring into the country! For example Japan (from: ...


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A search on Wikipedia will often yield exactly the information you seek. You can search for the chemical name or trade name. Wikipedia is smart enough to figure out what you mean, and will typically take you to the correct page. On the page it presents, trade names will often be presented for multiple geographic regions. Here is a good example: A search on ...


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The existing answer is good, but I'd like to clarify the different types of drug name. Each drug has a generic name, and often one or more brand names under which it's sold.  Sometimes it's sold under the generic name directly (e.g. by smaller pharmacies, supermarket own brands, online, etc.). Commonly-known and -available brands vary across the world.  ...


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Google is indeed your friend, and the fact that you are from US, an English-speaking country, is a great plus. Now let me say. When visiting other countries, you must check with your doctor and local regulations because not all drugs can be sold by a random stranger walking into pharmacy. You may need an internationalized prescription, which is handled by ...


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I found the following resource to find the name of the equivalents of a US drug in other countries: https://www.drugs.com/international/ The Drugs.com International Drug Name Database contains information about medications found in 185 countries around the world. The database contains more than 40,000 medication names marketed outside the USA and is ...


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Is that of any use when using Global Entry? No. However, you never know if Global Entry is going to be open and/or functional, so it doesn't harm to have one ready. I vaguely recall that on a recent arrival GE was not available. I went through the regular line but no one wanted to see this form either. Go figure. US Immigration + Customs processes vary a ...


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Global Entry members do not have to fill out the form. Sources: CBP brochure "It's About Time", Pub # 0101-0510. "As a Global Entry member, you must declare all goods you are importing into the United States. You will be required to answer the customs declaration questions presented on the kiosk, however you will not need to complete the ...


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Please make sure he carries a copy of your wedding certificate and probably a copy of your passport. We ran into problems with my Swedish wife when we were boarding the plane in Zurich (layover airport). It ended up being a mad scramble to get someone to our house so we could prove we were married.


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At this time, your vaccination status does not change anything for visits to the US from countries subject to the travel ban, so the answer to you original question still stands. Unless you qualify for one of the limited exemptions to the ban (which I suppose you didn't before, and nothing changed in that respect), your only option is to spend 14 days ...


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The safest is to take these questions absolutely literally. Did you ever ask Canada, The Philippines, Italy, Germany or any other country for a visa and it was refused, then you should answer “yes” with an explanation obviously why this shouldn’t count against you. Have you ever been denied entry? Have you ever arrived at an airport and been told to fly back?...


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If you want to one day apply to remain in Canada permanently when your studies are done you will have to answer a much more detailed set of questions about this and affirm them in an in-person interview with someone who is trained to notice if you are nervous because you think you're lying. Trying to hide this now if you will have to explain it later in ...


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First, the caveat. I am not a lawyer. Your personal history is complicated enough that using one would definitely be recommended. However, as you say you cannot really afford one, then you must go by risk. I will give you what I think I would do in your case. Whether or not you choose to view the facts the same as me, is up to you. Remember, I am some ...


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