Travelling with your significant other and/or children, parents, cousins, in-laws or pets.

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Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...
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What's the easiest way to relieve oneself in a car?

Ok, I know we're all adults here, but this is something that happens inevitably in most family trips I believe; it's occurred in our own family trips. You're driving on the road to your destination. ...
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Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia

Basically this question but then for Indonesia. In the coming year I (male) plan to travel through Indonesia (Java and Sumatra) with my girlfriend. We will probably travel several weeks, aim to stay ...
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What are good holidays for a disabled adult and a small child?

My wife had a brain haemorrhage, leaving her quite profoundly disabled. We also have a young son - he's just turned three. What family holidays can you suggest we might be able to enjoy - both now ...
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What areas to avoid in Amsterdam for a family-friendly visit

I will be traveling to Amsterdam with elderly parents. They/we have a different "comfort zone" and would like to avoid walking through some liberal areas (such as the red light district or cannabis ...
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Sightseeing for family in London?

Are there any special sights in London that are suited for the very different interest of a family consisting of 5 persons between 20 and 60 years old? I don't think that museums are a good choice.
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Having a pleasant dining experience in a hotel with a baby?

I am a new parent looking to book a stay in Paris and am worried want a pleasant dining experience that does not endanger my 10 month old. Since the Madeleine McCann story I don't think it is ...
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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse of EU citizen

Most of the already posted questions were about traveling between EU countries. In my case I would like to visit Austria with my South African wife. We got married over 20 years ago in Austria, lived ...
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Choosing a car for travel with kids in Florida USA

I'm planning a 3 week family trip to USA Florida (from Europe) and we already have numerous locations we want to visit. To name a few in no particular order, West palm beach, Miami, Everglades, ...
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Non-EU spouse of an EU citizen - is visiting EU without needing a visa possible?

I have a relative who has an EU passport. They emigrated out of the EU many years ago and have married (in Australia) an Australian citizen. They are planning on travelling around EU/Europe later this ...
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What should I think of and prepare when flying with kids?

I am going to travel with some friends that have children (2 kids around 6 and 10 years old). My friends don't usually travel by plane and I am not used to travel with kids. It's the kids first ...
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How should a family with young children apply for UK visas?

We are sponsoring a family to visit us in UK as friends from Madagascar for 2 weeks. They have a 6 year old and a 16 month old. Do the kids need their own visas, and are they the standard visitor ...
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Family booking of 35-40 people on Indian Railways - is it possible?

We are planning to travel in a group of 35-40 people. Can I make a railway booking in bulk for all of them in one go (I'm already a registered member at IRCTC) ?
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Lisbon: which part of town to stay with small children

I'm staying in Lisbon with small children for 3 or 4 days. Strollers will be used. If I rented an apartment, where would it be best to be located? In the very center near the cathedral, or should I go ...
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Sister visiting the UK visa refusal

My sister is in India, before that she was in the UK on student visa but due to health issues she wasn't able to attend her course to the end of the term and was working less than 15 hours a week to ...
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Is a visa to Poland required for a Russian spouse of a Polish citizen?

I am a holder of a Russian passport and my husband is a Polish citizen. We both live and work in the UK. I have received my family member of EEA national card, good for 5 years. We would like to ...
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Do minor children require a visa if their parents enter Costa Rica on student visas?

I am planning a semester stay in Costa Rica with my family for language school and volunteer work. I think I'm fairly informed about the residency statuses and the mechanics of the 90-day tourist ...
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Family travel in Thailand - is it safe, can we improvise?

We are planning a group trip to Thailand for three weeks in July/August. We are two families with 3 12 year old daughters and 1 7 year old boy. We are doing a lot of research in terms of what to ...
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Insurance for multinational family

I am a British citizen married to a French citizen, living in France. We have a son of 2.5 years old who is a French citizen. We have just booked a holiday to Spain, and by booking the various bits ...
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Cheapest (and hopefully fastest) option for family to transfer from CDG to ORY

My husband and two young daughters (6 & 3) are needing to get to ORY from CGD for a connecting flight that leaves 6 hours after we land. I have ready about Air France Bus, which sounds the most ...
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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse

I am an EU citizen (French) living in Asia (Indonesia). I would like to take my non-EU spouse on holiday to Holland and am wondering if DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC applies in obtaining a free short term ...
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How do I book a family carriage on VR Finnish trains from Helsinki to Turku?

I couldn't find my way around their website I am not even sure if this a coach you can book exclusively for your family or it's a play area on the train but it's a great way to travel with children,...
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What are family-friendly places to visit in Hiroshima with young kids?

I'm planning a trip to Kyushu (from Osaka) and may be passing by Hiroshima for one night. We're considering a stop there, but I am wondering what I can take a couple of toddlers (4 and 2) in November. ...
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Is a marriage certificate necessary to accompany husband who will be on business visa?

My husband is going to UK on business visa. Do I need to produce marriage certificate if I apply for general visa? I'm a housewife and dependent on my husband's income.
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Can a family pool their duty free allowances entering Australia?

This is a question that came up with a colleague of mine, who is returning to the UK for a visit. If they have a family of 4 with two children under 18, can you pool your allowance for alcohol, ...
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Getting to Cappadocia: Nevsehir or Kayseri Airport?

We (my wife, our 3.5 year old kid, me) are planning to visit Cappadocia in April for about about 4 days, following a stay in Istanbul. According to google maps, it takes 1 1/2 hours from Kayseri ...
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Which floating villages/markets in Cambodia/Vietnam are most suitable for a touring family with small children in February?

We are planning to visit Cambodia and Southern Vietnam in the first half of February. I read in Lonely Planet guidebooks and the Internet that there are various floating villages and markets on Tonle ...
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Can Wife Use Husband's Bank Statement for UK Visit Visa Financial Requirement Purpose?

I was confused whether husband and wife should apply separately for their own UK visit visa or not? then I found my answer here, but this answer raised another question in mind that, can wife use her ...
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Travel on a Schengen visa stating EEA family member without spouse?

I have a Schengen visa (for five years) that states I am family member of EEA national on which I travelled with my spouse (UK citizen) to Croatia in May 2015 with no issues. However now I wish to ...
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Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK freely?

I am a UK Citizen/Passport Holder, have a house in the UK but have been mainly in Thailand for the past twelve months, so currently deemed non resident in UK. The reason for being in Thailand is ...
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Will I be granted a Swiss reunification Visa after I was refused a student visa?

I applied for a Swiss student's visa as a means to go and meet my fiance (we are both Cameroonians) but was refused as I come from a risk country (Cameroon). The reason for refusal was that they were ...
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Cheap hotels with family rooms near motorways in France

I am driving to France with my family, so we will be 2 adults, 2 children and one infant. I guess we need a family 4 person room, because the infant can either use a travel cot or share the bed with ...
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Can I go to Germany for a family reunion apply, right after an overstay?

I've stayed in Germany 11 days longer than the 90/180 rule alows (I'm a Brasilian national). Leaving Munich airport I only had to sign a form confirming I understood the committed infraction. The ...
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Do we need to create separate accounts for our children to apply for a UK visit visa?

My wife, three kids and I want to apply for UK visitor visas. Do we need to create five different accounts for the online applications or can we all apply from the same account?
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SA passport holder with Schengen visa 5 year multiple entry (EU family member) wishes to travel to EU without spouse [closed]

I'm a non EU passport holder and have a valid Schengen visa (5 year multiple entry). When I applied for the visa I applied as a spouse on a UK passport holder. Have traveled to EU several times with ...
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Non EU parent to a EU citizen [closed]

I am from Algeria and was married to a woman from Latvia in August 2013 in Algeria. The marriage was registred in April 2014 in a Latvian town hall. We had a daughter in May 2014. I tried to obtain a ...
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Where should I stop for interest to kids when driving between Toronto and Boston? [closed]

I'm planning on driving with my family (2 adults, 2 kids - 8 & 6yrs) from Toronto to Boston in August taking up to 2 days. Since we are not in a huge rush, we would like to visit some places along ...
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Travelling with someone to the UK

I'm filling my application at the official visa4uk site. I have plans for my family including my wife and kids joining me later Regarding the question are you travelling with anyone should I mention ...
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Myself and my immediate family UK General Visitor visa was refused for insufficient funds evidence

We applied for UK General Visitor visa for 10 days, and were refused: You have submitted an employment letter to confirm your occupation in KSA. Although your employment letter details your ...
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Non-EU citizen working in EU state, can I marry EU national living in another EU state?

My girlfriend is a UK national and currently she is living in Germany. I am not a EU national, but I can go to Holland on a work visa as I am working for a company from here in my home country. If I ...
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Reapplying UK General Visitor visa

My visa application has been rejected, due to lack of financial evidence clarity.This time I am getting a letter from my uncle that I will stay 5 days with him and the other 5 days in London. My ...
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UK Family Visitor VISA Query

I am a citizen of India and I wish to apply for a family visitor visa for the UK to meet my sister and brother-in-law. My brother-in-law is having a tier 2 residence permit and my sister is on ...
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Can I get a family tourist visa for Taiwan?

I am a Pakistani citizen and am married to a Taiwanese citizen. She is inviting me to visit her for a month; can I get a Taiwan family visit visa for a month with single entry? What documents do I ...
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Travel with an 3 years old children in Disneyland Paris [closed]

Our godparents want to travel this year in West Europe with their little girl. They will only have 5-6 days to enjoy a perfect vacation. Me and my husband think that Disneyland Paris would be a great ...
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Applying for UK visa for European Family permit [closed]

I am non EEA citizen and I am married to Italian citizen, my wife got an offer to work in UK, I want to apply for visa to join her by the time she travels. What will be required from us to provide in ...
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Family visit to Disneyland Paris [closed]

What is the cheapest way to get Disneyland Paris tickets for a family of 2 adults and a 9 year old kid around Easter?
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I apply for a J-1 visa, can my wife apply for a B1 visa (instead of J2) to visit me?

I'm applying for a J-1 visa to do an internship in the US for 3 months, and I want to bring my wife with me. Of course the most obvious solution is for her to apply for a J-2 visa, but the procedure ...
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Can I Use Different Bank Accounts to fulfill UK Visit Visa's Financial Requirement?

I have money in two different accounts (different banks) and can I use both of them to fulfil UK visit visa's financial requirement? And another question related to this => how long the money has to ...
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Can't book company reserved seats for spouse [closed]

OK so this is a bit funny. I'm trying to book a ticket for me through company website, and for wife through public airline website, same flight number, date and time. It's a long flight. On public ...
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What visa do I need to visit my uncle in the UK?

I am planning to visit my uncle who is living in the UK for my next holiday. Should I apply for a family visa or general visa?