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@Aganju's answer is spot but here is another more generic tip: Use viamichelin.com or mappy (as suggested by @Olielo). They do not seem better or worse than Google Maps to find a route, but they also provide an estimate of the tolls that seems pretty accurate (roughly matches my experience, even if I haven't done any systematic comparison). When looking at ...


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Anything not going through Switzerland will be much cheaper. Switzerland sells annual toll tickets ('Märkli') only, which for a single trip easily beats any other toll. Each countries' toll road agencies will have websites where you can calculate the expected amounts. Note that in some countries, different toll roads are handled by different agencies.


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It seems that you have a document according to § 81 Abs. 4 AufenthG (Fortgeltungsfiktion) If a foreigner applies for an extension of his or her residence title or for a different residence title before his or her current residence title expires, the current residence title shall be deemed to remain in force from the time of its expiry until the time of ...


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Easiest option is to fly from Gdansk Airport to Frankfurt Hahn Airport for ~10 EUR on Wizzair: From Frankfurt Hahn Airport you can get to Frankfurt itself by taking a bus for 15 EUR. Total trip cost: 25 EUR. Total trip time: around 6 hours.


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For buses inside Germany, and not only, check Meinferbus/Flixbus (unfortunately they don't have routes to Poland cities (yet)). For example, from Berlin to Frankfurt am Main the price would be 22 Euro. So, Option 1: Szczecin-Berlin ; Berling - Frankfurt by Meinferbus/Flixbus. Another option (much better I think), there are very cheap flights from Warsaw ...


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Always try the rome2rio.com website. They provide a very good overview of options and prices, anywhere in the world.


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I see this trip on blablacar for 20-ish EUR. If you are OK with a car share I can't see how you could possibly get there cheaper.


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Since you will be held-responsible, the travel agent nor the agency agree to covering the cost of rebooking the flight. Their probable argument would just be that you are responsible for your passport and your travel plans, and their only job is to book a flight for you. By the way, how long will you be staying in Germany? Maybe you could get a new passport ...


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Airfares do fluctuate wildly due to the airlines' yield management algorithms. Some search engines, such as KAYAK, try to predict prices for you. One way to hedge your bets is to book using a service with a price protection guarantee. For example, FlightNetwork lets you claim a credit towards a future trip if the price drops after you buy. Orbitz can ...


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I think I can comment on the weather in Berlin. I am not sure about the other place but I assume it won't be that different. In Berlin, it is hard to say what weather it will be ahead of time. June is usually a pleasant month (at least for me, used to this climate), with temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius. The lower end usually requires jackets ...


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In general the rule about airfares is that they're illogical and unpredictable. The way not to go crazy is to view them a bit like playing the stock market: You never really know which way they'll go, but most of the time they go up. Sales or special offers are just one particular variation on this. If you already know that you're definitely going and when ...


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You probably won't need to use car every day, but, depending on your preferences and lifestyle, you may want to have a car for weekend trips. If you don't like driving, leave it. If you like driving, compare how much would it be for you to move car versus how much would it be to rent similar car in Germany. Driving in Germany is fun, and there's a lot of ...


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I'm a resident of Berlin since birth (some 25–30 years ago) and I never owned a car. Imho the transportation system is perfectly sufficient under most circumstances. The exceptions are according to my experience: You need to transport heavy or unwieldy objects on a regular basis. You need to ride often on weekday nights between 1:00 and 4:30 a.m. from or ...


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Yes you can. A Type-D visa allows for the same provisions as a normal Schengen visa; that is you can visit the Schengen member states (and you are still bound to the 90/180 rule, along with other restrictions such as having enough money to support yourself, etc.) Stay safe and enjoy your trip.


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With expired US visa, one should avoid travelling through Germany. See the link below from Germany consulate which clearly explains it. http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/05__Legal/02__Directory__Services/01__Visa/__Transit__Visa.html


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It seems that you can. The RDW - the Netherlands Vehicle Authority - have a little bit of information in English on their website. Specifically (but confusingly), the "Using a foreign driving licence after becoming a resident of the Netherlands" page has a section at the bottom: A tourist in the Netherlands? Are you not settling in the Netherlands, ...


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If you don't actually live in The Netherlands, so you are really a tourist, you can use your foreign drivers license. Quoting from the official government page: Tijdelijk verblijf in Nederland met buitenlands rijbewijs Neemt u aan het verkeer deel terwijl u tijdelijk in Nederland verblijft? Bijvoorbeeld tijdens uw vakantie? Dan moet u een geldig ...


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The general advice is not to send cash through the mail. The cash can easily be stolen and you'll be left with nothing. They will accept cash in person apparently, but since you are applying by mail (are you certain you meet all the requirements to apply by mail?), I would not send cash. The "visa fees" page you linked says: "Fees are payable by cash or ...


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The statutory fee for a short-stay visa from Germany is €60 EUR. What currency it is payable in may vary by consular section and country, but is generally always payable in the local currency at the current exchange rate. In the US, this is converted to US dollars at the current rate of exchange and then rounded up to the next whole dollar. Due to the ...


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As I understand your situation, you've made quite the mess. You lied about the purpose of your visit on your first application, were refused, and now wish to apply for substantially the same trip, presumably without too much time in between, with a different purpose. That is bad, yes. So you're proposing one of two options: Admit that you lied before and ...


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Refusal on these grounds... One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) or the international relations of one or more of the member states). ...means you will require a law practitioner with a specialty ...


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There is a strong assumption in the various programs that school-age children go to a guest family and university-age adults live in a student dorm or whatever. Student exchange DAAD You might look into young-adult volunteer programs which are mostly filled with Germans, count endangered birds at the coast or something like that. Some of those are open to ...


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Basically fill it out as best as you can in such a way that all data is present and do not be too concerned on how it is split up. For example, the Dubai instructions list a "Villa 21" as House number -- clearly it can be something else than just a number. This is just an implementation detail and insignificant at that. There's no legal requirement for a ...


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Clicking "show more" below the video you will read: The Performance of Russian guitarist Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut in September 2011 in the Old Town with "The Song of the Golden Dragon".. The shoe store "Lipp" and the Commerzbank in the video give away the precise address: Altstadt 76, Landshut, Germany. Here is ...


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The caption of the video says it was shot in the old town at Landshut, Germany: Der Auftritt des russischen Gitarristen Estas Tonne beim Stadtspektakel in Landshut im September 2011 in der Altstadt mit dem Lied "The Song of the Golden Dragon" The Performance of Russian guitarist Estas Tonne at the Buskers Festival Stadtspektakel in Landshut in ...


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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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The Schengen visa application form uses "sponsor" in the following context: Cost of travelling and living during the applicant's stay is covered: [ ] by the applicant himself/herself [ ] by a sponsor (host, company, organization), please specify: - [ ] referred to in field 31 or 32 - [ ] other (please specify) Since you're not paying ...


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I think you should apply for a student visa, not a Schengen visa. Schengen visa is for short stays only, usually with the main purpose of tourism. A different visa applies for those who plan to study in the EU. :)


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The German embassy page, says this regarding the travel insurance policy for schengen visas: http://www.india.diplo.de/contentblob/4545450/Daten/5759751/InsuranceList.pdf Visa applicants for a Schengen visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might ...


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Generally there is a problem with travel insurance that doesn't match the travel dates. I would suggest checking what the specific policy says, or ask to add days to the one you already have. Mixing policies is not a good idea.



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