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If I was a customs officer and I saw one person has a visa to stay, and the other does not but bought a one way ticket I would most certainly assume that person planned to stay. And in fact, she does. Don't start your time here with a lie. Call whoever is processing her visa and ask what to do. She may have to change her flights and stay back until the ...


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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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The "enter and exit a country with the same passport" rule is not absolute. It's mostly for if you're visiting a country for a short visit, for entry/departure tracking purposes. In this case, where she naturalized, it's not only possible but expected of her to enter and leave New Zealand with a New Zealand passport, because she is now a New Zealand ...


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Yes, you have to change the passport. This tells * : Was viele nicht wissen – wenn Ihr Baby, Kleinkind oder Kind zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Reise keine Ähnlichkeit mehr hat mit dem Lichtbild im Pass, dann kann es sein, dass der Pass nicht mehr akzeptiert und für ungültig erklärt wird. or, in English, What many do not know - if your baby, toddler, or ...


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Actually your first concern will be the airline, as rules require them to make sure you have the correct documentation to enter Canada BEFORE they let you on the plane. It is entirely possible that they could prohibit your girlfriend from flying. Once you get to Canada, it is a crap shoot, they may simply take her word that she is visiting only for a few ...


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Your source is confirmed by the US embassy in the Netherlands : "Voedsel dat men kan meenemen naar de V.S : ... Kaas (alleen vacuum verpakt en gepasteuriseerd; geen kazen gemaakt van rauwe melk). De meeste Nederlandse kazen zoals Goudse, Edammer en Leerdammer zijn toegestaan.". Translation: "Foods that one can take to the US: ... Cheese (only vacuum ...


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I can't speak for Germany specifically, as each country sets its own guidelines for this, but there is a general obligation to get a new passport if your appearance changes drastically. However, this is usually intended at adults only, and the US even exempts children officially as long as the change is due to the "normal aging process": You may have to ...


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Turkey is listed by Air France as one of the countries requiring this type of information. The Air France list is slightly different from the Wikipedia list (itself based on an info page from Air Canada) but the latter does not claim to be comprehensive (“these countries include […]”). I guess this is called “APIS” by analogy with the US system and other ...


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Every country has different policies on transit visas. It can depend on any or all of: The country where the flight stops (obviously) The particular airport where the flight stops (some airports have airside transfer and others do not) The airline(s) you are flying (some airlines offer airside transfer and others do not) The destination country Any valid ...


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My suggestion is to use only the New Zealand passport for the trip and book the flight tickets with the name written on the New Zealand passport. New Zealanders don't require a visa to visit South Korea (90 days). The only problem is her dual citizenship situation, New Zealand allows dual citizenship without issues, South Korea has some limitations on this ...


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From the FAQ of the Canadian Embassy in Austria: I do not have a return ticket. Can I travel to Canada with a one-way ticket? We strongly recommend that travellers who enter as tourists present a return ticket upon entry into Canada, but this is not a legal requirement. Port of Entry officers may want to see proof that the person entering ...


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There is a whole bunch of news articles w.r.t the cheese issue: Food Safety News The Complete Patient NY Times and the list goes on. At issue is the cheese made from Raw/Unpasteurized Milk which is currently considered to pose a potential health risk based on the FDA/Health Canada Report and another one so the concern is that if the cheese is made from ...


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Most countries let their nationals leave and enter with very little requirements beyond holding some form of ID. There was and is such a thing as an exit visa in some parts of the world or countries that do not readily issue passports to limit emigration (historically, it was in fact a passport's main purpose) but I would be very surprised if that was the ...


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As Greg already explained, the rules are sometimes complex and many things can make a difference in practice. But since you provided your citizenship, I think a brief yet useful overview should be possible. Here are some rules I know about: First, some countries offer visa-free entry to citizens from every (or almost every) other country in the world. You ...


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Should not be an issue. The immigration officers are looking for features that don't change easily.


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Yes, the passport only needs to be valid throughout your stay. If you need to stay longer, you could also renew your passport through your country's consulate. I don't have a reference at hand but I think EU countries cannot impose any requirement to EU citizens beyond having a valid passport or national ID card (i.e. no three or six months of validity).


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This is absolutely doable. Ideally, check the bags through. Even if you have to get your bags, there are left luggage facility in each terminal, where you can leave your bags for the day for a few quid (under $10) each. There are many ways to get from Heathrow into London - depending where in London you need to get to. Search this site - there are plenty ...


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A lot of people answered, but here is another reason. Its to make sure your item isn't damaged or opened while loading/unloading. Some airlines will refuse to check your luggage if its not wrapped correctly. During a recent trip, I was told to wrap a wheelchair in this plastic cocoon before the agent would accept it.


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Since your connecting flight to Berlin will be an intra-Schengen flight, you'll need to clear immigration at AMS. Luggage may be checked through to Berlin if it's all on one ticket and you'll then clear customs in Berlin. Make sure to ask on checking to have your luggage checked through though, this is not necessarily automatic, even if flights are on the ...


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Under the Schengen agreement, “systematic” border checks have been abolished. In practice, it's very unlikely that your passport will be checked by the police but it does not mean that there cannot be any check or that the airline will not ensure you have appropriate documentation (in particular, Ryanair is notorious for that). Legally speaking, whether a ...


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Osama bin Ladin was found and killed in Pakistan, one of al-Qaeda's alleged senior operatives, Adam Pearlman, is an American citizen that is supposed to have joined al Qaeda while in Pakistan, the US Department of State recommends US citizens avoid Pakistan for all but essential travel due to terroristic threats, the 2008 Mumbai attacks were carried out by ...


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According to a list provided by Air France, Turkey is one of the countries that utilizes APIS. Wikipedia's list is probably just out-of-date.


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Gibraltar does grant visa-free entry to holders of a valid UK multiple entry visa issued for 6 months or more but it is distinct from the UK as far as visa and entry is concerned. In any case, the UK does not stamp passports on exit. If you are flying from the UK to Gibraltar, your exit will be recorded and that's what the UK authorities will use. On the ...


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My question is: the next time she exits New Zealand to go back to Korea, what passport should she use? The easiest way to do this is the following: Book the tickets using her Korean name. Because she will use both passports (and therefore both names) at different times during travel, her Korean name is the only one that appears in both passports (as ...


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Advance Passenger Information System or APIS gets inserted into your booking either by yourself or if you booked through a travel agent. It is usually inserted for all international travel. The information used is basically your passport number, place of issue, nationality, gender, name and surname all of which can be found on your passport. I think the ...


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It all depends on your ticket, and if it's a single through ticket/booking or not. If you have one ticket for the whole thing, then on arrival into Amsterdam you will go through Immigration and enter the Schengen area. Your bags will have been checked all the way through (check your baggage tags at checkin to ensure they did!), and will be transferred for ...


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My mom brings cheese back from France frequently. She declares it and tells them what it is if they ask. Vacuum sealing hasn't come up in the past. I don't think cheese from Holland will be handled any differently than cheese from France. The customs people are mainly concerned about non-aged unpasteurized whole milk cheese (eg. Camembert). Her cheese ...


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I managed to preserve two facing pages of my passport for about 6 months by stapling them together. Most immigration agents didn't even notice there was more than one page there, and thus utilised every last bit of remaining available space on the other pages. It was only when I went to Japan, with pretty much every other page jam-packed, that they applied ...


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The green / red is an indicator that it is your turn to approach the window to speak with the agent. When you approach the border you are supposed to stop outside the booth lane, then proceed to the window on green. Not sure about the "right", as I have never seen that light before. I would guess that it means go to the right lane (by the small booth ...


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I'm fairly sure your leg between Stockholm and London Heathrow won't actually be operated by Cathay Pacific, but will instead be a CX flight number on a BA (British Airways) flight. However, that won't make much difference, other than meaning that whatever happens you'll have to change terminals (BA from Stockholm arrives into Terminal 5, Cathay use Terminal ...



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