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According to Amazon's web site, As a purely internet-based mail-order company, Amazon.co.uk is legally ineligible to participate in the VAT Retail Export Scheme, which reimburses VAT to customers when they purchase goods for personal export outside of the EU. See the sidebar on the same page for more information about Amazon.co.uk and various ...


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For established long distance routes, you can find them on Scotland's Great Trails. These are waymarked long-distance routes, that you may be able to get special maps covering the route. There's also a slightly better overview map at WalkHighlands. Most of these long-distance routes however delibeatley avoid unnecissarily summiting however, which conflicts ...


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What you have is a common format residence permit. It looks very much like a Dutch national ID card (same format and general appearance, but the colours are different) and is actually a valid ID for many purposes within the Netherlands. It even says "Identiteitsbewijs" on the card itself, which is arguably a little confusing. What EU law calls a "national ...


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No, it is not. See, you have to pay your VAT. The only refund is possible if you are NOT european, not living in europe. Then you can ask for a refund when you take the goods OUT OF EUROPE. The refund has to be processed at the customs (to make sure that yes, you do export the goods). Amazon NEVER gets involved. You will have to reclaim the VAT either ...


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As far as the regulation are concerned you can get a multiple entry visa valid for up to five years. You are still bound by the 90 days in any 180-day period maximum stay rule but if you don't exceed that, you can do as many trips as you want during those five years, paying the visa fee only once, with no extra paperwork. The trouble is that you can't just ...


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There doesn't seem to be a comprehensive list of airport strikes, because: There isn't a centralized union for airport employees in Europe Different parts of the airport can go on strike: baggage handlers, security, pilots, traffic controllers, taxi drivers, cleaning personnel, etc The level of disruption is highly variable: not every strike causes a full ...


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A year or two ago I worked on a project in Amsterdam and flew weekly between London and Schipol. There's a half decent indoor climbing centre in the city and I regularly took indoor climbing gear in my carry on; harness rope quickdraws karabinas I didn't carry any trad gear such as nuts, hexes or keys. Only once did I get asked to open my luggage when ...


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The rules for selling online in the UK can be found on the UK Government website here; https://www.gov.uk/online-and-distance-selling-for-businesses/selling-overseas You must charge VAT to EU customers if you’d do the same for customers in the UK. If you’re selling goods to consumers and the value of the goods you sell in any EU country is above the ...


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One more reason: trucks are much more sensitive to slopes. While the cruise speed of two trucks may be almost the same when it's flat, it may be quite different going uphill. However, uphill passing can be difficult: sometimes it's specifically disallowed, acceleration is harder, there may not be a good opening when you need it and visibility tends to be ...


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Most of Europe is in the Schengen treaty area. The UK isn't. You would need a Schengen tourist visa for sightseeing. And a transit visa isn't sufficient for a longer stay in the UK, either.


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You can't extend one country's type D visa in another country. However, there's nothing that says that Spain or Germany cannot issue a separate visa that commences right when your type D expires. You just have to convince them to do so, same as if you didn't have the type D visa. That may be easier said than done, though. Spain and Germany are not ...


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Unlikely At least in the UK the retail export scheme only applies to people who either aren't resident in the EU or in some cases is ending temporary residence AND who buy the goods in person (not mail order). It also only works if the retailer is part of the scheme. I'm not sure what the situation is in ireland, I couldnt find any explicit prohibition on ...


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My experience with Belgian Banks whilst trying to get an account for an Italian: Despite a banking union thas has been in vigor since years, you have to apply for specific non-residents services. When I looked for an account for an Italian, ING was the only one to offer these services. More info I would thus recommend contacting ING's non-resident service ...


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Your relative's visa must be a Type D visa issued by Spain -- it can't be a type C short-stay visa, because such visas are not issueed to U.S. citizens at all. Holding a Type D visa has the convenient side effect that days he spends in Spain under that visa do not count towards his 90-in-any-180-days Schengen clock; for all intents and purposes the Schengen ...


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Let's say you buy a spare battery for your laptop and forget to put it in your carry-on (as per IATA rules). What happens next? "Do nothing" happens. Remove battery happens. Fine or prosecution MAY happen. Take you off plane is less likely than take bag off plane, leave you on. | Despite @JonathanReez's comment, the risk from checked batteries is ...


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The following things are normally apply in non-EU European countries (except Kosovo and North-Cyprus). Car insurance: You need an European green card which indicates is valid in Belarus. You can get this from your insurance company. The BY-unit on the card must not be deleted, which indicates that you have a valid European Third-Party Insurance in Belarus. ...


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Partial answer: I assume you mean a tow hitch normally used for this, instead of an hook for this (because I never heard of bike racks for the latter one). Germany The empty hitch: If it obstructs the view to the license plate, it must be removed. There are no other "hard" rules. However, in an accident, if the hitch causes more damage than it would ...


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What is a multiple entry visa? A multiple entry visa is a visa that lets you enter as many times as needed within its validity period. In contrast a single entry visa only lets you enter once and a double entry visa (not sure if the UK does this) only lets you enter twice. It sounds like your travel plans would have you entering the UK three times so ...


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In Poland overtaking on the left is legal on motorways and any other roads with lanes in both directions separated. It is also legal on roads with three lanes in each direction outside cities and two lanes within city limit. E.g. (page in polish, but has pictures) http://www.strefakulturalnejjazdy.pl/2013/06/czy-mozna-wyprzedzac-z-prawej-strony.html



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