Month: October 2018

If you are an Italian citizen, you can forget about all those Visa and stamps for Schengen – you are now a Schengen area citizen. In the future, when you travel into the Schengen area, you should always use your Italian passport (or ID). Nobody will care about your ‘never-ended’ trip with the Brazilian passport, […]

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Getting hold of tourist SIM card in Shenzhen, China

How can I as a foreign national get hold of a prepaid (tourist) SIM card with a Chinese phone number in Shenzhen, China? I am looking for a near mainland-Chinese equivalent of obtaining one from a convenience store in Hong Kong. I understand that in mainland China any phone number will have to be tied […]

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Double citizenship (EU + Non-EU) – How to get the “Out” border stamp on my non-eu passport without leaving?

I have a big doubt related to the Schengen Visa immigration border process regarding double citizenship (EU + non-EU), specially with its “Out” stamp. I entered Italy with my Brazilian passport (got “in” stamp for 90 days stay as tourist). I happened to have acquired my Italian citizenship on the same day I arrived, one […]

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Visa application Return shipping from UKVI scanning hub, New York

Does anyone have experience purchasing a return shipping label from the visa scanning hub in New York? The VFS Global website does not have that location as an option. I am not using a premium visa application location. Just mailing it in myself after my biometrics appointment. Also, I keep running into a section where […]

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I’m a UK Citizen, my Non-EU/EEA wife’s parent wants to visit France with us, which visa should we be applying for?

I am a UK citizen, my wife is a non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizen who holds a UK Residence Permit. Her mother would like to visit us and travel with us to France over Christmas, my question is which visa should we be applying for? She currently holds a UK short stay visa (1 year multi entry) so […]

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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I’m going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i’m 28 so age is not an issue). We will be staying at a hotel in the […]

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The requirement to have a round-trip ticket is imposed by statute, at 8 USC 1187(a)(8). It’s not clear how this is enforced, or even whether it is regularly enforced. The requirement is not mentioned on the web pages of the Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, or the Department of State: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visa-waiver-program.html https://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program […]

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The ESTA is an authorization to travel to the US and apply for admission under the Visa Waiver Program. According to the rules you can only use the VWP to enter if you have a “round-trip ticket” when you arrive. The anecdotal evidence we have here is a bit equivocal about how strictly this requirement […]

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ESTA visa and return fare

I have visited the US many times, having an ESTA visa each time, and staying less than 3 months. Each time I have had to book a return flight and found, each time, my plans change and I have to re-book my return and pay a lot of money in the process. With an ESTA, […]

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Is myflightmart a scam?

I checked this answer and it has privacy policy phone number & address registered to the same name. However, I’m still suspicious. They have far cheaper tickets via chat or over the phone than anywhere else I’ve seen. And they keep pressuring me to book soon because they “can only hold down the price” for […]

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