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I withdrew money after I was granted UK tier 4 student visa and now I am wondering if it will cause any problems when I reach UK?
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What you did sounds perfectly reasonable to me and different from a funds parking kind of scheme. If asked at the border, give a short explanation of what you did: You needed your funds in an account ...

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Traveling with a photocopy of a European ID across Europe
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No, it's not acceptable. Besides the police, what's the point? How are you travelling? Most airplanes, some trains, checking in hotels, renting a car: they all require some form of identification. ...

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Cabo San Lucas Water Taxi
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When something looks like a scam, it mostly is. On the brighter side, you learned a lesson for only $1. This was indeed a low amount. Probable the guy realizes that he won't get away with high ...

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Is using Swiss Francs (CHF) cheaper than Euros (EUR) in Switzerland?
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Yes, it's cheaper, the exchange rate is not favourable for the client. If you go shopping for currency upfront, you can find a better deal for exchanging whatever you need and you'll paying a one time ...

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Transportation from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to downtown (Eixample area)?
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Given the current political situation (as of the 15th of October), I'd watch carefully the news to see how events unfold. Do not assume infrastructure will work according to plan. There are plenty of ...

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Can I accompany my mother-in-law until getting boarding passes at Heathrow?
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In the queue for the check-in counter (for a flight heading to India) a good chunk of passengers will speak English and Hindi (or any other Indian language spoken in the region she's travelling to). ...

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Lost all my ID documents and money. How to fly home from Spain to Slovakia?
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Find a bus to Madrid, first bus in the morning. The trains will ask you for an ID, don't know if photocopies suffice. And it's also more expensive. Contact someone back home, ask them to buy you the ...

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UK visa overstay
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You may be able to extend your visa as long as the total time you spend in the UK is less than 6 months. Have you entered the UK at the first day of the visa? In any case apply before your current ...

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After a removal and entry refusal, will a UK visa application be considered on merit or automatically refused?
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First the blunt truth: "was removed in 2003. On an attempt to re-enter in 2003, I was not given entry clearance." Of course they did not give you entry clearance. "was denied because I did not ...

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How can I ensure that two passengers with separate bookings on Ryanair sit together?
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You don't want to pay to choose. So, you both will get one seat assigned to you. RyanAir won't give you something for free when they regularly charge for it. That's really something RyanAir won't do. ...

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"Do not board" message at the airport check-in?
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I am pretty sure the message 'DO NOT BOARD - CONTACT US TSA/CBP' means 'DO NOT BOARD - CONTACT US TSA/CBP.' It might be an immigration issue, and they were not willing to let you enter into the US ...

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Leaving Thailand after months-long overstay (can't pay fine)
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Let the US consulate know, when you plan to fly back. Also ask them for advice. I am pretty sure this happens to other people. This is the official Thai gov advice: http://overstay.immigration.go.th/...

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Is there a celebration in a plane when crossing the Equator line?
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Definitely, no. Source: lots of own trips crossing it. That might be the case of ships though. But how many people is still crossing the Equator line in a ship? Not many.

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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant
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I am surprised that no one mentioned the fact that you could be in contempt of court and that an arrest warrant could be a sealed arrest warrant (that is, you won't discover there is an outstanding ...

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Is a visa needed for a stop over in Canada
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Check at the official Canadian eTA page at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/eta.asp whether you need a visa and how to apply through eTA. All foreigner travelers either need a visa or need to apply ...

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Are airport duty-free shops really cheaper?
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Totally subjective impression: No, they are not cheaper. But people would pay more just for not paying taxes on something. That's true specially if you compare the price to the online price. They ...

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Refused entry to UK, not sure what to do
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The bit about "meeting with Artistic Directors of various theatre companies to see if they might be interested in producing my work" is in the work spectrum. If you were trying to enter the UK in ...

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What can I do in Hong Kong with a three hour layover?
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There are places within 30 minutes, but what you have in mind is generally a bad idea. Do the math, 30 min + 30 min return to the city center. That leaves 2 hours, but you should be careful, and ...

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I'm on a train to Vienna and I forgot the documents home, what can I do now?
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Have the details with you. The police will be happy if you can tell them your name, address, ID number and some other personal information that helps them identify you. Not having an ID is only an ...

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Do airlines have to check the visa status before selling a ticket?
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Short answer to an easy question: the airline is not responsible for your legal issues regarding obtaining a visa. They don't have to jump in as a consultant when you purchase a ticket. Obtaining a ...

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Why do I have to wait 2 hours instead of 1 for intercontinental flights?
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15 votes

The rule is actually 60 min for domestic, 120 min for international. Some companies, like Delta, even require 3 hours for international flights. That could have a series of motivations, mainly due ...

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Lufthansa connecting flight at Munich, only 45 minutes in between. Will I be able to make it?
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You'll manage it, otherwise Lufthansa wouldn't have offered the connection. Since yours is a long-flight from Mumbai to Munich, there is a chance that you come earlier, and in reality you have 1 h. ...

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Carrying medicines internationally for a friend
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In the same line as others: DON'T DO IT. And here are the reasons: a medicine can also be a controlled substance, similar to any drug. A prescription of it won't make things legal. if the medicine ...

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How to hide your bodily odors after a long flight?
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Yes, you can get rid of body odor using a waterless washcloth (+ change clothes). Don't try to cover it with perfumes or deodorants. They are moisturized sponges that require no rinsing or towel (it ...

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