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Old 07 October 2007, 12:40   #21
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I am obliged to visit many different parts of the USA several times a year on business, and each time I visit I feel the best thing about going there is leaving.
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Old 07 October 2007, 17:07   #22
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I am obliged to visit many different parts of the USA several times a year on business, and each time I visit I feel the best thing about going there is leaving.
Sorry to hear about your obligation, it sounds as though it causes you much mental stress.
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I'm going to hold out a little longer while the $ Canadian : $ US ratio gets a little higher, then buy a nice, mid-sized state. Colorado or Oregon would do just fine.
You can *have* Minnesota.


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I've always liked the States, - must have something to do with living in Texas as a child - everything else seems pretty normal after that!

For every bit of weirdness that people point to, there is something wonderful- whether it is the outdoors activity, scenery, entreprenuism. It's too big, too diverse to be categorised in one sweeping statement.
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Oh I have nothing at all against the USA - just the idiots who run the country and treat visitors as criminals!!!
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Old 08 October 2007, 12:53   #26
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Had a long chat ( Skype) with a friend in Southampton yesterday. I would appear that there is a lot of confusion about requirements for a Visa to visit the US. He confirms that if you need one then you have to go the the US embassy in London and stand in a queue. This is not good I agree. However it would appear that most Brits. would qualify for the Visa waiver program.
It would appear that you only need a visa if you British passport was issued OUTSIDE the UK. ( Like mine BTW)
See:http://www.passport.gov.uk/general_b...s_exchange.asp
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No we don't need a visa - just accept being treated like a criminal.....
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Old 08 October 2007, 13:57   #28
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I like Minnesota, - it's full of tall, blond, gorgeous Scandinavian women, lots of nice lakes in the northeast part of the state. North Dakota on the other hand, reminds me too much of the windswept barren lands of southern Manitoba.
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Had a long chat ( Skype) with a friend in Southampton yesterday. I would appear that there is a lot of confusion about requirements for a Visa to visit the US. He confirms that if you need one then you have to go the the US embassy in London and stand in a queue. This is not good I agree. However it would appear that most Brits. would qualify for the Visa waiver program.
It would appear that you only need a visa if you British passport was issued OUTSIDE the UK. ( Like mine BTW)
See:http://www.passport.gov.uk/general_b...s_exchange.asp
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Not entirely true if I read the links to the dept of Homeland security. F'r example I have a UK Passport issued in Jan 06 in Ottawa. It's not biometric but does have a digital photo as opposed to a stuck on one. So according to this http://www.dhs.gov/xtrvlsec/programs...ge_0021.shtm#2 I can travel to the US under the visa waiver programme.

Incidentally for the frothing Xenophobes amongst you, the security checks upon travelling to the US are pretty much the same as for a non Uk passport holder travelling to the UK. Why should you be any different? US immigration officers have always been famously unpleasant even prior to 9/11 & various gulf wars. But passport officers in many other countries can be equally or more unpleasant. Argentina, China and Russia spring to mind but that hasn't stopped me visiting and enjoying those places.
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You did not read the link properly. Your passport was issued OUTside the UK.
Just like mine.
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