customs and immigration – Visiting the Philippines as a dual citizen with a different name in passport?

You have a Philippine passport, that means Philippine immigration will let you in. They’re not really going to care how you got there and they’ll not look at the tickets. Philippines customs might care where you came from but they’re unlikely to look at the tickets either.

The problem is persuading the airline to let you on the flight. They get charged if you’re refused entry so they’ll want to see evidence you’ll be allowed in. However since your R.O.C. passport has both names I’m sure you can show them both passports and explain the situation — you should only need to do this at check-in and then you can use the R.O.C. passport to board the place and the Philippine one in the Philippines. As long as the English name in the R.O.C. passport matches the one in the Philippines passport, and the photos look like you and both passports are valid it should be OK — it’s not exactly an unusual situation. Turn up early as it may take them a while to decide it’s OK — if you’re really concerned phone the airline first.

Depending why you have two passports you may want to try and avoid using both of them at any immigration point. There are some situations where it’s OK to have both (i.e. if you’re a dual citizen by birth) but if you adopted one or other citizenship later you may have been supposed to renounce your original citizenship — I know this is the case in the Philippines. Therefore immigration may ask about why you have both. However at the immigration points you should only need to show the passport for the country you’re entering — you should only need to show both at check-in for the flight.

As I said, if you want to put your mind at ease you can always call the airline and talk to them. They may also be able to change the name or add the other name to the ticket (although they may charge for this and I don’t think you need to do it).

tokyo – Visiting a concert in japan

SHORT ANSWER
Without help from a friend in Japan or using a proxy, it will be difficult to get concert tickets, which are hard enough to get in Japan.

LONG ANSWER
Currently, there are no general sales tickets available, and they have yet to announce the date.

On the site you posted, the following was posted along with the concert schedule:

※本日0時より、オフィシャルファンクラブFC「リサラボっ。」にて先行チケット申し込みを開始します。
受付期間:2019/4/7(日) 0:00 ~ 2019/4/21(日) 23:59(抽選)
Translation: Advance sales raffle applications for are accepted through the official fan club from 4/7-4/21

It is expected that they will announce the general sales date after the results of the fan club raffle. Some events announce all the dates at the start, some (like this one) announce only after the last wave of sales is done. The official fan site lists the result period as 4/27-5/1, and at the same time I assume information about general sales will be announced as well.

Some things you should know:

1) Raffle
By the looks of it, I’m sure the general sales will also be a raffle. This is common in Japan for popular events. This means that you will not be guaranteed a ticket until late in your planning, so I suggest starting making alternate plans if this falls through. Depending on the concert, there are also “Live Viewings”, where the concert is satellite broadcasted to select movie theaters. I couldn’t find any information regarding that for this concert, but sometimes live viewings are announced fairly late. Also there are slim chances of onsite tickets, but looking at the size of the venue, it seems unlikely.

2) Accounts
They are using e+ for the fan club tickets, so I am assuming the same for general sales. You will need an e+ account, which means you need a Japanese phone number to verify the account. You will need to ask a friend in Japan, or use a proxy service to help you buy the tickets (never used any before, so I can’t attest to their trustworthiness).

3) Payment
If you do manage to create a valid account with a friend’s help, note that you have to have more help when paying. Many ticket sites, including e+, do not accept foreign credit cards. The best way is to have a friend pay through the convenience store (e+ usually offers 7-11 or Family Mart), with a nominal transaction fee. Note that payment option MUST be selected when initially submitting, which means making the wrong choice (i.e., credit card) will result in forfeiting the ticket. And make sure to check the results of the raffle promptly, as the payment window for concert tickets is usually short (3-5 days).
It would also be a good idea to choose to receive the tickets at the convenience store as well, so you can just pick it up when you arrive (usually you can print 1-2 weeks ahead of the event).

4) Number of Tickets
You are limited in the amount of tickets you can purchase. Considering the concert is in Tokyo and at a smaller venue, you will most likely only be limited to 2 tickets. If you need more, your friends will have to apply as well.

5) Name
Your name is printed on the tickets. If you do get the tickets, remember to bring your passport. The operators may or may not choose to check ID, but there’s no point risking it. So whether making an e+ account or using a proxy, make sure your real name (preferably exactly your passport) is used. Also another reason against buying scalped tickets, unless the ticket holder is going in with you.

HOW TO APPLY
I haven’t really shown how to apply for the tickets. So let’s assume you have a legit account and that it’s on e+. It’s going to require a lot of Japanese navigating, and you have a limited time before the site times out and you’ll have to start from the beginning.

1) Information
I’m assuming you have made it to the e+ page for the Lisa concert of choice. From there, you will select the basic information of the concert: 公開日時 (concert time), 席種 (seat type), and 枚数 (amount of tickets). A lot of concerts will only have one concert time, though smaller ones will have two in one day, and you’ll usually pick which one here. For seat types, again, usually it’s only one type. Some have premier seat, and some have standing-only seats. Once you’re done click on ログイン to go to the login screen. Make sure to get the password right, as three fails will lock your account for a while.

2) Receiving and Payment
Next screen will be about receiving and payment, in that order. 受取方法 is the “Method of Receiving” section and “支払方法” is the “Method of Payment” section. Note that the choices available vary from event to event.

3) Final Confirmation
This is the confirmation screen. If everything is well, press the pink button 同意して購入. Note that some events require you to check waiver clause first, usually pretty close above the button.


Note there are a few guides out there on the internet that provide some useful information. I found this one or this one after a quick google search.

usa – Dual/Dutch American Citizen visiting Netherlands

My wife and I live in the United States, I’m a dual American/Dutch citizen who has never lived in the Netherlands, my wife is American. We plan to move to the UK for 6 months, then to the Netherlands for as long as we can without triggering a requirement to file both American and Dutch taxes. How long do we have to stay? It might help to add, we do not have any Dutch investments or Dutch income and will not work in the Netherlands, nor do we own property, our bank will remain in the United States. Can anyone provide any insight or advice on how to avoid that tax scenario? Thank you for any help. Peter

air travel – Overstayed while visiting in USA, trying to go home (Canada) & during covid

I was wondering if anyone would have info on this odd situation… I’ve overstayed my visit here in the US (from Canada) and its been almost 2 years coming up. I previously asked a question about leaving the us and issue with immigration but people said shouldn’t be an issue leaving & that they cannot deny entry to my native country.

Now that there are more restrictions because I got caught up here since covid happened too & been dealing with grieve and stress alone (no family out here, boyfriend had passed). I am wondering if anyone know what I can do or has any info. I don’t have the vaccine cause im not even documented here and

Just trying to leave and get back home to my family. Its been hard and long and a big struggle & covid made it harder (also being in such severe depression and isolation from my situation)

thank you if anyone has info! appreciate you so very much and bless you

8 – Why is my D8 subsite broke when visiting it through a sub-domain URL?

I have a Drupal 8 website on a server in a subfolder called news so the homepage for this Drupal instance is www.site.com/news. The original www.site.com was not Drupal so this is why this was done. Fast-forward to today, we’ve redone www.site.com as its own Drupal instance on another server and would like to still use the old news site where it’s at. What we’ve done was create a subdomain of www.news.site.com pointing to the other server so that it could be its own instance, however, when you visit the site from that new subdomain URL, most of the links/images are broken due to it looking for files at /news/filename.jpg or /news/article-title.

What would be the best way to set up either server so that the new subdomain works properly? Should we have set this up another way?

Let me know if any other details are needed and I will happily supply them.

malware – Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website?

Absolutely, even legitimate web sites can be a source of infection due to the ads they display (for instance exploit kits or drive-by).

Also, as soon as you navigate from a vulnerable browser (especially affected with a zero-day exploit) or even worst with vulnerable plugins, some types of virus can load themselves without any kind of intervention (clicking accept to download or opening a file for example).

However, there are encouraging improvements to counter this problematic, Edge now uses an interesting security feature which consists of a partial sandbox used when browsing, so that any damage at the browser level is automatically remediated without compromising other software components.

Is it still possible to get a virus simply by visiting a website? [ duplicate ]

Absolutely, even legitimate web sites can be a source of infection due to the ads they display (for instance exploit kits or drive-by).

Also, as soon as you navigate from a vulnerable browser (especially affected with a zero-day exploit) or even worst with vulnerable plugins, some types of virus can load themselves without any kind of intervention (clicking accept to download or opening a file for example).

However, there are encouraging improvements to counter this problematic, Edge now uses an interesting security feature which consists of a partial sandbox used when browsing, so that any damage at the browser level is automatically remediated without compromising other software components.

Right now (mid-May 2021), do vaccinated travelers coming from a COVID “risk area” are required to stay in quarantine when visiting Germany?

The way the rules are structured, a quarantine is mandatory for everybody but it can be “shortened” once the German authorities have received a proof that you tested negative, are fully vaccinated, or recovered from Covid 19. The rules for so-called “variant areas” and “high-incidence areas” are slightly different. In any case, there is no blanket exemption from the quarantine requirement and the German authorities want to make that determination themselves.

In practice, you still need to register electronically, go straight to your place of (temporary) residence, and stay put but will presumabely be allowed to go about your business before 10 days. That also means you will need some sort of proof of vaccination in a language they accept (currently German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish).

Incidentally, the last regulation refers to some scientific justification for the rules. They suggests that vaccinated people are typically contagious for a shorter time if they get infected (rather than altogether non-contagious), hence a reduced quarantine.

Visa requirements for visiting Albania as detailed in IATA

According to the IATA Visa Checker as noted via “Skyteam”, and as captured below, visa to enter Albania is not required for passengers holding UAE residence permit “please see the highlighted“. However, I could not find a similar information on the IATA official website.

Is it possible that IATA official website is not up to date?

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Visiting the sibling’s family in the US

Our sibling family lives in US and US citizens. We are Dutch.

I read:
https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-nl/niv/information/announcements#proclamation
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/presidential-proclamation-coronavirus.html

And I’m not sure still if we can enter the US since the sibling’s age is above 27 and he/she is married.

So, can we visit them?

If I can ask more questions here:

  1. If we are both are eligible or only sibling relative?
  2. If we are eligible do we need to go to the special process to get the exception?
  3. If we go to the process would be two birth certificates (they are translated and have apostille) enough for the exception?