Burhan Khalid
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UK visa refused do to lack of economic ties in the UK. What are my options?
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It was a combination of issues that led to the refusal. Starting with the employment letter: You have supplied an employment letter to support this. I note that this letter doesn't have a named ...

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Long term single entry tourist visa for Dubai: using this can I work in company?
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No, you cannot work on a visit visa. It is illegal. In fact, you should report this situation to the nearest UAE embassy as there is a high chance this employer is also violating the labor law by ...

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How far ahead can we book flights?
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There are no official limits; that is the GDS systems do not impose a limit. Each airline is free to release their fares and control booking based on their individual requirements. You can usually ...

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Is it possible to drive from India to Thailand in own car?
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You need special permits to cross from India or China to Myanmar; as the border is not open for free travel. The crossing point in India is at Moreh (image from NY Times): It is not possible to ...

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Carrying decent cutlery while flying
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You are free to pack these with you in checked luggage (the items have to be sheathed or otherwise covered); the restriction is for carry-on luggage only. Generally speaking, anything that can be ...

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Why do airlines prohibit telephone calls on planes with mobile data and Wi-Fi capabilities, yet provide an onboard telephone service?
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On most airplanes with cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, the ability to make mobile phone calls is technically disabled and passengers are prohibited from using the Wi-Fi service to make VoIP calls ...

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Flighthub terms on canceling flight with refund due to potential terror threat?
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Turkish Airlines published a notice on their website regarding this very issue. Unfortunately the link is currently down (probably due to the large load), but here is a cached copy: Dear Passengers,...

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The plane is half empty yet the ticket price has risen
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The graphic you have displayed is not a good indicator that the flight is full; that is an indicator of how many people have pre-selected seats. It is also normal for prices to increase as the date ...

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Business class on Iberia / Canadair RJ 1000
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I had a similar experience with KLM on a flight from Amsterdam to Budapest; except it was on a 737; which had no special business class seating: Here is what you can expect in terms of perks for your ...

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Do Indian documents need to be endorsed by the Ministry of External Affairs when applying for a UK Visitor Visa?
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All documents you submit should be: Translated into English (if not already in English). The translation should be done by an office authorized for such translations. The documents should be endorsed ...

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Do I need to buy annual trip insurance if I tick 'multiple entry' while applying for a Schengen visa?
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As someone who did the same as you did, you only need proof of insurance for the first trip (the trip whose details you provide as part of your visa application). The insurance must have a minimum 30,...

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Help a nervous flyer plan routes that minimise flight changes and time spent in the air
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I am sure other search engines have this, but I have only seen it on Hipmunk, an "agony" filter - which sorts flights by a combination of price, number of stops and duration to find one that's most ...

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Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports?
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Getting sniffed by a dog is not prohibited in Islam. See this if you want the relevant discussion. In fact, dogs can be kept as pets as long as they are for defence, herding etc. and not as ...

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How much time should the funds be present in the bank before the bank statement is generated
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The process of this funds check is to find out if you are going to be a burden on the state's welfare system during your trip. So, what they are looking for in reality is: You have steady income (...

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Can I travel to the US with an Indian ECR passport?
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ECR is not something the US immigration is concerned with. It is only a formality for India; and it only applies if you are traveling for work and even then, to a limited set of countries which does ...

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How to carry a banned item on a US flight?
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There are a few exceptions that I know of from the TSA, and these have to do with medication or disability assistance equipment; and children's formula baby food, etc. (for the liquid restriction). ...

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What exactly is unaccompanied baggage? How do I use it?
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Unaccompanied baggage is freight or cargo. For the formalities you need to go to the excess baggage counter at the airport when you check in. It is an alternative to having to pay excess baggage ...

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Which vaccines are important take when traveling to the United States?
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There are no vaccination requirements for visitors entering the US; Loren has posted general vaccination schedules recommended by the CDC for people living in the US (and possibly, as a guideline for ...

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Husband overstayed VWP, how to get approved for B2 visa
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To summarize things: You are living overseas happily married with kids. You and your husband would like to visit his in-laws in the US. He is not eligible for VWP, as he overstayed during his last ...

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Does the boarding pass contain sensitive information after flight?
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Once the flight has passed, the boarding card holds no information of value. However, it does contain your name and may also contain your frequent flier number - for someone mining data on you, this ...

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Car camping on transatlantic ship
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You will most likely not be allowed to travel in the car, because it will be shipped on a cargo vessel. You also do not want to do this; because on a cargo vessel you do not have the luxury of a ...

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Madurai to Germany via Dubai - SpiceJet
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In Dubai there is no airside transit visa. However there is no provision to collect checked-in luggage without going through immigration procedures. Practically, this means that if you have two ...

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Small suitcase with top-loading? Does it exist?
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I did some sleuthing for you - as I was also looking for an upgrade to my normal travel bag. Searches for sample case, catalog case and pilot case led to some promising finds. However all of these ...

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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?
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A lot of people answered, but here is another reason. Its to make sure your item isn't damaged or opened while loading/unloading. Some airlines will refuse to check your luggage if its not wrapped ...

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Is it a problem if my father's name is different in my new passport?
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No it will not. Your name should be spelled correctly; and your old visa is still valid even though your passport has expired. Make sure you carry both passports with you when you travel.

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What are the necessary contents of an "Islamic certificate" required for a convert to perform Hajj pilgrimage?
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There are simple requirements to convert to Islam; you simply have to say the Shahada (the below is the Sunni version, which is the one usually quoted): لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا ٱلله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ ٱلله ...

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Student schengen visa refusal
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Now I've been trying for Australia for my higher education and have completed all the pre requisites for my course, but I have not yet received an acceptance from any university I have applied to. ...

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Should my non-American girlfriend mention her American boyfriend when applying for a visa?
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Should she volunteer that her boyfriend is American and she wants to visit his family (if she's not asked directly about that), or is that likely to be seen as an red flag for intent to immigrate? ...

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What practices do airlines apply to avoid jet lag?
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Cabin service really doesn't have that big of an impact, since its more towards disturbing passengers at certain phases of flight; and a lot of what can be done as far as the crew is concerned with ...

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Should I always use the same nationality to enter the USA?
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The only rule for the US is that US citizens must use their US passports to enter the country. This applies even if you are a dual national holding a US and additional passports. If you are US ...

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