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Working in the USA for living expenses only; allowed on VWP?

As a technical matter, your niece as a UK citizen can enter the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP); the ESTA is an authorization for the bearer to attempt to enter under the VWP. VWP visitors ...
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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?

There's one place where an American citizen can work completely legally and indefinitely on a tourist visa: Svalbard! Under the terms of the Svalbard Treaty, any citizen of a treaty signatory, ...
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Do celebrities require work visas for every country they visit?

If you're a celebrity organizing a world tour you are guaranteed to have dozens of crew members or partners resolving various issues with logistics in every country. Remember that visas aren't the ...
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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?

Canada! Here's what the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says about What kind of activities are not considered to be “work”?: long distance (by telephone or internet) work done by a ...
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Book a room with as few neighbours as possible

On AirBNB, set the type of place to "entire place," and then use the map to look in a rural area. Also, some listings give outside images that might give clues. And there might be clues in ...
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Canadian wants to go to US for meetings

There's a crucial difference between being contracted by a Canadian company and being hired (as an employee) by a Canadian company. An employee of a foreign company who goes to the US as a ...
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What kind of hat to wear for business in India?

You don't need a hat. If you're traveling for business and are in the IT industry, you'll spend all your time in air-conditioned offices, hotels and taxis, and will spend very little time outside. ...
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On what visa is it legal to work for a bed/food in the USA?

Any kind of work effectively connected with U.S. i.e. performing some labor and getting any kind of compensation (not necessarily monetary) is not allowed on tourist visa. What you describe fits into ...
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Book a room with as few neighbours as possible

Is there any specific filter at Booking.com or AirB&B or any other booking service that would allow me to search properties sorted or filtered by the total number of rooms? No. It's too difficult ...
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Valid Tourist Visa for Business purpose

No, your visa is a uniform short-stay visa. The Schengen system does not have different kinds of visas for business and tourism. Your visa is valid for all short visits to the Schengen area. In the ...
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Working in the USA for living expenses only; allowed on VWP?

He has been told this by an immigration lawyer! No, he hasn't. He's lying through his teeth, because as the top answer points out, the law makes it clear that ANY work, regardless of whether or not ...
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Is it really permitted for travellers to work while visiting Georgia on a tourist visa?

Georgia’s Reforms Associates website called FactCheck researched this very topic in 2014: Conclusion Our research has established that in Georgia certain professions have nationality ...
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Aruba says tourists are not allowed to work there. How strictly should I interpret this?

The link you cited states the following: Persons who are considered a tourist are those who travel to Aruba for one of the following purposes: vacation and relaxation, sport, health reasons, family ...
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UK certificate of eligibility

It’s going to be a certificate of regret for quite some time. There is no such thing. Run! You obviously told them you don’t have any close friends or relatives in the UK so very shortly they are ...
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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?

COVID-19 made remote working more mainstream and more and more countries with their economies badly shaken finally wake up to the fact that digital nomads are not illegal workers but a source of ...
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British passport holder working while travelling in the UK

Yes, you are a British citizen, you are allowed to work in the UK. The only concern would be if you were doing this longer term, which would cause tax issues for you, but so long as you stay tax ...
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Where can I travel for prolonged periods of time while legally working remotely for a company in my home country?

I'll answer specifically for the UK, implicitly for the EEA because there are intersecting regulations... For reference purposes, the rule at the time this question was asked was... does not ...
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Seeking Starbucks in Vienna very near to public transportation

I notice in the comments that you're looking for somewhere to sit and work. Apparently, Vienna has a very high concentration of co-working spaces purpose-designed for the sort of thing you're looking ...
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Can I sell the photographs I take on a tourist visa?

It's difficult to give a concrete, sourced answer to this without knowing which country we're talking about. However, in most cases, I wouldn't worry about it if I was you, as long as your main ...
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Do celebrities require work visas for every country they visit?

Several countries have "Entertainment" visas, which are are for singers/musicians, actors, and their back-stage crew.
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Working on eTA for a non-Canadian company

This is allowed. Canada is unusual in adopting such a modern approach to the question. The government of Canada has a page discussing the definition of work in the context of work visas, which ...
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Is the Wi-Fi in high-speed trains in China reliable and fast enough for audio or video conferences?

It depends on the route and mobile network coverage (after all the Wi-Fi relies on 4G/5G) as well as, of course, how many people are using it at the same time. There are HSRs that go through mountains ...
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Can I travel to the USA while working remotely for my non-US employer?

I was denied a visa by telling I may work remotely while on US, now I realize that I may have phrased this in a way that was too open the first time. Second time I clarified on the application that ...
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On what visa is it legal to work for a bed/food in the USA?

Do not try this on a tourist visa, immigration will send you back if they find out. This article (in German) describes a similar case: a 20 year old girl wanted to visit her relatives(!) in the US ...
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Are there high chances of getting visa refusal in UK for misinformation?

Yes, you definitely should update your application. Contact UKVI using the link Traveller gave you, with an explanation of what happened. You may possibly be refused a visa, but giving false ...
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Volunteering work

No. You basically trying to work while on a tourist Visa. Getting paid through a third party doesn't change that.
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Singapore - Working on a tourist visa

Legally, yes you need a work visa, even for working remotely. In practice, no one is going to come and check, if you occasionally login in to your work laptop. If you don't want to, push back to your ...
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Canadian worker travelling to the US--can I work for 1-2 days for my Canadian employer?

You've asked for "incontrovertible source", so that's what I'm providing. As you can see from the other answers, a lot of people feel comfortable with ignoring the law excusing themselves ...
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Possible to Travel to A Quiet Place?

Three things are inevitable: Death, taxes and noise. That being said, there are really levels of quietness and some places are nearly silent. Probably some of the quietest place is the desert. ...
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