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Given the US Embassy in Madrid FAQ and the previous experience my wife had past December coming back from Barcelona it is a no. The flights from Spain and especially from Barcelona are almost universally go through agriculture control at US customs (at least the case in JFK and Newark) specifically looking for Jamon. The only possible exception might be ...


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As Mexican citizen, she doesn't need to apply for a visa and therefore does not need insurance. While a return ticket is not formally required, it's certainly useful to be able to show one. Border guards can ask her to produce other supporting documents but most of the time they don't do it. See also Documents necessary (and recommended) for first time ...


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Could there be a problems with Swedish customs, if that is not in paper, is on her cellphone? Chances are she will be just fine. I have travelled without any insurance documents many a times and never been asked to furnish it either at border controls or anywhere while travelling inside the EU (I carry my EHIC card always anyway). If asked anywhere ...


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All kinds of weapons, small or big, cold or fire, whether used for self defense or mass destruction are strictly prohibited onboard all flights, all airlines, in all countries and airports. If you managed to get it onboard a flight, then it must be due to improper security check at the gate, not because they allow it. From the TSA's page on prohibited ...


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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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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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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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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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What she needs to do is to report her marriage and name change to the Korean Embassy and have a new Korean passport issued with her new name. Irregardless of the dual nationality issue, her name changed at marriage and needs to be updated on her Korean documents (passport, DL, etc). As long as her two passports have different names, travel between 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My question is, will there be any immigration checks on our route to and from Paris? No. Both Norway and Paris (well, France) are part of the Schengen Area. Quoting wikipedia.org (emphasis mine), The Schengen Area is the area comprising 26 European countries that have abolished passport and any other type of border control at their common borders, ...


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I cannot provide a comprehensive answer or comparison between Schengen countries but I can add a few bits of relevant information: There are no firm rules at the EU level about that. Schengen countries honor each other's bans through a database called the SIS but they did not agree on the exact circumstances under which people should be banned. EU ...


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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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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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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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you might face some delays while people scratch their heads trying to match the photo with your appearance, but you should be fine in the end. Same with glasses, used to be you'd get some weird looks appearing with different ones from the glasses you had on your passport photo (now of course passport photos are usually required to be made bare faced, without ...


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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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If you arrive at the airport to find your luggage slightly broken, the luggage wrapping service will be a good solution. It is a better solution that buying a new suitcase in the airport. Reference: How to dispose of a broken suitcase at an airport?


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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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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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If you take it along with you declare it as dairy, that way worst case scenario they will just take it away from you. If you don't declare it they might charge you a $800 US fine for bringing a dairy product into the country and not declaring it.


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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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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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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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