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Can the validity start date of my UK visitor visa be changed to an earlier date? [duplicate]

I got my standard visitor visa for UK stamped and it starts from 15th April. But my flight will be reaching London on 14th April 7AM local time(due to my mistake of overlooking dates). I think airline ...
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Baggage restrictions on the AVE train (Spain)?

I'm travelling from Barcelona to Madrid with the express train AVE. As I'll be carrying a suitcase I'm trying to find out what restrictions apply. So far I've only found info about size and weight on ...
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Is it legal to bring a baton (weapon, bludgeon) into Denmark?

I have a retractable baton which is a self-defense weapon. (It has no other purpose but as a weapon.) I am considering bringing it on my trip to Denmark, but of course, only if I can be sure it is ...
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Can I visit Australia after leaving the country without paying a drunk driving fine?

My British friend left Australia when he was on a Working Holiday Visa without paying his drink driving fine of $700 and is wondering if he would be allowed back in the country if he pays it, even ...
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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...
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Whaling tours or vacation packages in the West?

Are there any "Western" adventure packages for those who want to try hunting whales? I'm aware of a number of Japanese and Indonesian whaling tours, but we've taken our last several vacations in ...
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I am a Canadian banned from traveling to the US; will I be allowed entry into Jamaica if the flight is direct from Canada?

After traveling a dozen times to the US for vacations I was flagged at US customs because of a 20 year old assault charge found on my record that dates back to my teenage years. I can no longer fly ...
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Seattle to Vancouver - few days trip [closed]

We are planning to travel to Seattle (as an EU citizen, we are from Finland and our passports are from here) and stay about 2 weeks. We are also planning to rent a car. Since Vancouver is nearby we ...
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I overstayed in South Africa and was banned. How long do I have to wait before I can re-enter the country? [duplicate]

I overstayed my 90 day stay in South Africa by 2 days before leaving for Namibia. The officials wanted me to sign a one-year ban which I did not sign. I now need to re-enter South Africa again only ...
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Can browsing some websites cause someone to land on the US no-fly list?

I wonder whether browsing some websites can cause someone to land on the US no-fly list. The question was triggered by a TV report (link 1, link 2) where someone suspected so. Excerpt: You might ...
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Leaving the US with birth certificate

I have a daughter five months old has no US passport can she go to Canada with her birth certificate?
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Is carrying a bow in the airplane a problem?

If I go on a (EU internal) flight with my bow, do I have to register my uncommon luggage somehow? Is just handled as sporting equipment like a ball? Of course we're not talking about the "hand-...
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Is it possible to share an individual hotel room?

I'm going to be living in a hotel in Germany for three weeks. I have booked and already payed an individual room for this time. My girlfriend has just told me that she wants to come to visit me one ...
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Whose laws should I obey in no man's land [duplicate]

Theoretically when you are past border control on an airport you are into no man's land. In that situation whose laws do I obey ?
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Transit via Canada to USA despite being expelled from Canada?

I'm legally banned from Canada and I need to get to Las Vegas. I can't find any direct flights and have to transit through Canada. Will they arrest me if I land in Canada for a flight transfer?
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As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know?

As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know? I'm interested in: any differences in rules any differences in usually accepted practices any ...
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Can you check an envelope? (of razor blades)

I'm traveling soon, and will be bringing everything in my carry-on. However, I'd like to bring my preferred blades for my safety razor, rather than finding whatever I can in another country (and ...
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Can i travel to EU after a block of 180 days (from my first visit) if visa valid period is 2 yrs?

My Schengen tourist visa is valid from 12/08/2015 to 12/08 2017, i.e.for 2 years as type C visa. I travelled from Mumbai on 26/08/2015, stayed in Amsterdam and came back to Mumbai on 20/09/2015 (24 ...
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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Hiking along Mount Aso volcano's caldera

It is currently forbidden to climb within 1 kilometer of the crater of Mount Aso (largest active volcano in Japan), so I used Google Earth to find another hike giving nice views of the volcano, and ...
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Missed flight USA airport tax refund?

Are airlines in the US legally obligated to refund any airport tax charged if a seat was not used? In particular I am thinking of a flight with Spirit Airlines from Fort Lauderdale to Boston which ...
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i need to know more about passport issues [duplicate]

My friend wants to travel but she has a passport with names abcd and a date of birth which males 23yrs.. she wants to make another passport this time with named bc and change to a much younger date of ...
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Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage?

Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage? The skateboard can be either assembled or not. I'd rather not pack it in hold luggage to avoid it being damaged or stolen. What I am worried about are ...
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Can I go back to the USA? [duplicate]

Here, I came as a minor to the USA at the age of 13, I never got my fingerprints taken. I had a visa for 3 months but overstayed till I was 19... I left the country by airline and I forgot to turn in ...
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Can I stop a fellow passenger from using their cell phone during take off?

What can I do for my personal safety when I see a fellow passenger use their cellphone after the instructions to switch off mobile devices is given? On a recent flight in India, I was seated next to ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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International Legality for travelers to import or buy poppy seeds used as cooking spice?

Different countries have different fair use policies; medicinal, cooking spice, versus contraband/ intoxicant usage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppy_seed They are widely used in cuisines across ...
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How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?

I'm a software developer and I need multiple different mobile devices for testing and debugging purposes. I also work on-the-go sometimes, so this is important. Furthermore, not everything can be ...
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Are you allowed to set up a tent/van at Australian “Rest Stops”?

Over the Christmas area my wife and I (kinda off the bat), decided to go for a 2 day camping trip to the "Southern Forests" region of Western Australia. However, each site we checked ended up being ...
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What is the best way to carry photographic film when travelling?

Since I still shoot analogue photos, I often find myself travelling with photographic film. Film can be sensitive to X-ray machines, depending on the "strength" of the machine, the technology, the ASA ...
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Self-defense and sensible areas on Germany? [closed]

I'm planning to do a trip with my sister to Europe, and after the refugee attacks on woman on Cologne I'm wondering if is still safe for woman to travel to Germany? Should I go everywhere with my ...
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Is it possible to take a soldering iron aboard an airplane?

I need to know may I transfer soldering iron using airplane? Is it prohibited item? What if the soldering iron works using 4V batteries? If inside soldering iron there is no battery then why it ...
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Can I bring a cooking knife to the Maldives?

My sister and I are travelling to Maldives the paradise Island. We want to bring cooking knife and some cooking paste for our cooking. Can we check in our sharp cooking knife in our check in luggage? ...
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Consequences of being arrested by mistake in the USA

Situation Last summer, I went for a hitchhiking trip in the USA. Someone I did not know invited me to stay in the small cabin behind their house while they were absent. A neighbour saw me in the ...
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What are the guidelines for summer beach clothes in Morocco?

I would like to visit Morocco (the country on Africa, it is Arab). I know the temperature there is good to go to beach. Can I wear typical European beach clothes there? (I mean the beach clothes that ...
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Paying an unreceived traffic fine in Paris

So I was given a ticket for riding a bike (Vélib) in a one way street which i wasn't aware it was by that time. However, I left France after a month of that incident and haven't received the well ...
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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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Dogs in public spaces in Japan: law for leash?

Is there a law in Japan that dogs on public spaces must be leashed at all times? All dogs I've ever seen here were on leash but this of course doesn't mean that there is a law. My Japanese is not ...
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Is the “Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act” already valid?

I'd like to visit the USA in four weeks and recently read about the "Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act" which disallows people who visited Iran since 2011 to travel ...
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Is it possible to bring Tramadol into Qatar?

Can I bring Tramadol from another country into Qatar? Will Customs take action if I bring Tramadol into Qatar?
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Do the immigration agencies of EU member states keep records of EU citizens entry/exit from the Schengen zone?

For example, a would the exit of a say a Dutch national travelling on a Dutch passport via a German international airport to an Asian country be logged? If yes, for how long is this information ...
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Can I trasport a small set of tools with me in the airplane?

I was given a small set of screw drivers. A set of 8 bits and a plastic cable. Can I transport that in hand-luggage? I will be flying inside European Union.
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Circumventing a ban from the UK using another passport with a different name and dates of birth?

I have a 10 year UK ban on my South African passport but I have a Zimbabwean passport as well with different name and date of birth. What will happen if I use this?
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As a foreigner do I need a permit to spearfish in Australia?

I'll be travelling to Australia soon and I plan to do some spearfishing while there. As a non-Australian, do I need to obtain a permit to spearfish in Australia?
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Consequences of accidentally holding onto two Indian passports simultaneously?

Before marking this as a duplicate, please note:- I have already seen Two passport of the same person in India and the discussion there does not answer my query. That question is about a error in the ...
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Flying with Swiss Economy class (W) - what is my luggage allowance?

I am flying with Swiss on Economy class (fare code W). My ticket says that my luggage allowance is no check-in luggage and one piece of hand-luggage. However, the Swiss website says that I have the ...
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What is a “backup” flight?

I was flying SFO-LAX-MEL on United. I had a 55 minute connection in LAX but the flight into LAX was ultimately delayed by 60 minutes. I spoke to a gate agent at SFO and she gave me a "backup" flight ...
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What exactly can US immigration search or ask me to do to enter the US

There's a discussion on the (probably soon to be vanished) comments on this question about what US immigration can and cannot do. Is it possible to get a definitive answer on this? I assume they can ...
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Can I have an unregistered guest come over at a hotel?

Can I let my friend come and join me in my hotel room, just for visiting? Not sleeping or eating.
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Immigration officer that stopped me at the airport is texting me. What do I do?

Yesterday my cousin arrived to Chicago from Mexico, she is visiting family there to spend the holidays, this is not the first time she visits. She was stopped by immigration, because they thought it ...