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What happens if you lose your passport at an airport / during transit?

Once, when flying from India to the UK, I left my passport on the plane's seat-back pocket and forgot that I left it there until I reached the passport control desks. Fortunately in this case, I ...
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Can I refuse to answer stupid questions at immigration? [duplicate]

Is it legal for customs and immigration officers to ask me the reason I travelled out of the country and return the same day?
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Australian visa and criminal convictions

I have a subclass 651 eVisitor visa to travel from the UK to Australia. One VISA condition is The holder must not have one or more criminal convictions, for which the sentence or sentences ...
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British residence throught GAY marriage [migrated]

Can you get any kind of residence in UK through a GAY civil union or marriage or such kind? Would I be able to get residence in England if I get married to my boyfriend HE is british? What you ...
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Can a tourist buy a gun in the USA?

This came up as a discussion. With recent incidents in the news, it's often argued by some members of the public in the US that guns are a requirement for safety, and that everyone should have the ...
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Can I book a hotel room at 17? [duplicate]

There are 6 of us and we are wanting to book a hotel room. 5 of us are 17 and one is 14. Can we book a room?
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How are laws different when in a Native American reservation (that matter to a tourist)

I'm currently in the USA, but I'm not from there, and I don't really know very much about the legal differences and setups that apply to Native American reservations, beyond that gambling rules are ...
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Can you use a camera during take off and landing?

Based on this question I wondered how the rules are about using a camera during take off and landing, and whether they differ for different kinds of cameras. And by whom the rules are made and ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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Where to almost wild camp in the Ardennes? [migrated]

Wild camping is not permitted in Belgium, but I heard about places where this is allowed. Well itś not exactly wild camping but almost. Where are these places? are there any hiking trails associated? ...
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Couldn't return papers to border officials last time. Should I be afraid when going back to USA?

Three years ago I was on holidays in Canada and visited the Niagara Falls. I also went to the American side of the falls and got something like a "short-term visa". I also got a green paper with all ...
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Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Egypt?

I have been to Egypt for a few times since about 2005. Many of the diving centers told us there is a legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master). ...
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Convention d’accueil

I have been asked to bring this document "Convention d’accueil" for short stay visa in France, with me on the date of appointment, I could not understand from where I can get this document? Any idea ...
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United States National Radio Quiet Zone: Impact on travellers?

The United States National Radio Quiet Zone forbids radio noise in a 34,000 km2 rectangle encompassing several touristic towns: Staunton, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Bridgewater, Shenandoah Valley, ...
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Is there a legal depth limit for scuba divers in Turkey?

Last year (2014), the guys from our dive center in Turkey told us that there is a (new) legal depth limit of 30m (100ft) for all scuba divers (including CMAS 3* and PADI Dive Master) which is enforced ...
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In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully?

In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully? I have a friend currently in dubai and ran out of money and the hotel seized her passport and other ...
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Is it possible to avoid being sniffed by dogs at Heathrow airport and possibly other airports?

I am Muslim, getting sniffed by a dog is sort of prohibited in my religion. My family are coming to Europe next month and we are discussing all the tiny details as they haven't traveled outside their ...
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What to do if drugs / a bomb are planted in your travel bag?

So the scene: You're flying from Bogota, Colombia to New York, USA. You arrive, pick up your bag from the carousel, and figure you'll stuff your netbook you used on the flight into your bag now ...
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passport lost 2 papers

My son cut 2 papers from my passport, will it be a problem if i applied for any visa and my passport lost 2 papers? Can I get refused for that reason? It doesn't appear on it that any papers lost or ...
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Laws governing a plane in flight

The following question: Flying over country from which you are deported made me think of a more general scenario. An airline registered in country A and having an aircraft registered in the same ...
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How can US citizens not residing in the US visit the White House? [migrated]

US citizens who want to visit the White House are supposed to book a tour through their Representative or Senator. Which Representative or Senator should citizens not living in the US apply to, and ...
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French requirements for breathalysers in cars

I noticed that UK retailer sell packs of breathalysers for motorists intending to drive cars to France. An RAC web-page says While driving in France you are required by law to carry the following ...
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My Schengen visa expired on 28 June but the police has given me an extension till the 9 july

Will I have a problem in getting a Schengen visa again? Does getting an extension of a week after expiration of the visa stain my intentions or will they refuse me the visa next time? I am an Indian ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

I'm driving for the first time in Europe—in Munich, Germany—and I came across an intersection where there seemed to a "main" signal above, straight ahead, and a "side" signal to the right, near the ...
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Is there a website or resource that lists specific traffic rules or specific signs for each country?

Based on this question: What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.) I started wondering about differences from country to country ...
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speeding ticket Arizona [migrated]

Driving route 66 recently, I was pulled over by a state trooper in Arizona for speeding. I was told I was doing 90, 25 over limit which is questionable. He issued me with a ticket and when questioned ...
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Can my brother photograph my wedding as a tourist?

I will be getting married in Guatemala. My brother (a US citizen) is an excellent photographer, and I would love for him to take some photos before and after the wedding (he will be in the best man, ...
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Help with South African 90 Day Visitor visa [duplicate]

I am a brit visiting family and friends in South Africa with my duel brit/south african GF, I have already been granted a 90 day Visitor visa which expires the end of July, unfortunately i haven't ...
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Is my U.S. driver's license valid in Europe?

Can I drive using my U.S. (New York State) license in the European Union (if the answer depends on the country, please answer for Czech Republic)?
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Is it possible to consume marijuana within Denver International Airport?

DEN (Denver International Airport) in Colorado, USA, has a number of smoking lounges, something I've never seen in any other airport anywhere else in the United States. Since the possession and ...
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Can I pump my own gas in New Jersey, USA?

I've read conflicting reports online so I'm hoping someone can clear up my confusion.
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Is there any other country than Germany with no speed limits?

I'm very into road trips. Therefore I'm always looking for something special. I think it is very special that at least parts of Germany's highways have no speed limits. But since I live very close to ...
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Can aircrew order me not to stand in the aisle?

It's Ramadan and I am planning to travel on British Airways, I will have to stand in the aisle for praying, is it the aircrews' right to ask/order me to go back to my seat?
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Renting a motorbike from a private person in Indonesia?

I would like to rent a motorbike (scooter) from a private person in Indonesia. What are the things I should watch out for regarding paperwork? For instance, I have been told the scooter must be ...
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Is it OK to dress as a stewardess on a flight?

My client is not a stewardess. Her man has a stewardess-attraction, and normally it's no problem, but when they fly together she feels jealous. I'd like to advise her, "the attraction is part of him; ...
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Are IATA's guidelines mandatory for its airline members?

Recently I read this IATA article about new guidelines to optimize the accommodation of carry-on bags (that is, shrink carry-on's allowed size). It worried me. Should it ever be enforced, passengers ...
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Which airline offer flying for unaccompanied children (below 12 years)?

If you search for cheap flights with some flights search engines the problem is that you cannot send children alone. Is there a list of airlines accepting unaccompanied minors younger than 12 years?
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Is there an EU law that a hotel can't kick you out if you're sick?

Someone told me that there was an EU law that said that if a doctor certifies you as sick (to some degree) and you're staying in a hotel, that the hotel cannot kick you out of the room. Update Just ...
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International age

If I turn, say, 18 at home, and immediately travel westwards into a different time zone where it's still the previous day, will I be legally 17 or 18 there? And if 17, how would that affect e.g. any ...
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Butterfly Hunting in Montreux Switzerland

Later this summer, scores of literary mavens from all over the world will converge on Montreux Switzerland to celebrate Vladimir Nabokov's life and works. The anniversary of his death is 2nd July. ...
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How can I determine if I need an International Driving Permit?

Several of the existing answers on the matter of the IDP point to the advantage of it being in a Latin script and thus easier for foreign police and car rental agencies to verify. Generally there is ...
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Is it legal to sleep in a parked car on the streets of Munich?

Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in Munich, Germany. Being the largest beer festival means accommodation during the festival is either super-expensive or hard to book ...
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How can I find out if I'm wanted in Turkey?

Say that I want to travel to a foreign country, but it's possible I am wanted by the authorities there*. To find out if this is the case, I could just go, and see if I get arrested at the airport, but ...
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Travelling with controlled substances through Doha, Qatar on a connecting flight?

I just need to fly from Thailand to America and am considering using Qatar Airways. I know the word controlled substance sounds like a bad word so let me just explain in more detail. I have some sleep ...
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Are dashcams legal in Germany?

On Youtube I have seen a lot of videos like this with car accidents in Russia recorded by in-car cameras (dashcams). Is it legal to use such a device in Germany? If an accident happens, can I use the ...
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What's the drinking age in the duty free area?

Is the drinking age in the tax free/duty free area the same as in the country you are in or is there no real drinking age? Can I buy spirits in the tax free even though the countrys law doesn't permit ...
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Can I wear a bulletproof vest while traveling on British Airways from Heathrow?

I'll be wearing it all the time anyway once I arrive at my hostile destination but how about wearing it during the flight? It makes sense to wear it in case someone try to hijack the plane.
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How much can I claim in damages for a missed connection, on an EU airline flying through the EU?

On a flight from Asia to the US on British Airways recently, I missed the connection in London. The first flight was delayed because of mechanical reasons. London was chaotic and British Airways was ...
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When is an International Certificate of Vaccination necessary?

I was reading an old answer that referenced the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis they carried in their passport. I've never heard of this before, despite getting several travel ...
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Overstay in South Africa

I overstayed my visa permit in 2012 and upon leaving the Republic of South Africa, I was not issued or given the form with which to pay the necessary administrative fine. How do I pay this fine, where ...