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In order to acquire a canonical question/answer about lying on Schengen applications in our TSE archives, allow me to offer the following advice. The strict 'party line' on TSE is we do not encourage deception. We won't do it, and any answer that proposes it will be heavily downvoted anyway. Deception can have disastrous consequences. It goes into your ...


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Instead of faking your travel plans, you should simply mention your situation when applying for a visa in Italian consulate, and ask them if they could speed up your visa delivery a bit. If you have already submitted your application, call the consulate and explain your situation to them. In both cases, be polite, apologize for applying late and ask them ...


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And I'd hate to have my holiday ruined or substantial money lost! It is far better to have your (ill planned) holiday ruined than to be in the list of deceptive applicants known to EU. That information will surely be shared with US as well. Just to cover up a mistake, do not make use of any such advice which has enough potential to forbid your future ...


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edit Thanks @DumbCoder for the link to the New Indian Express article about Chennai taxis and Ola Money. In the specific case of Ola, it seems the complaint is late payment; even though the driver is supposed to be credited within two working days of the transaction, apparently Ola has not been timely, sometimes not paying them for almost a week. Overall, ...


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An Indian passport with ECR stamp will be issued only to those persons who are not educated i.e. they have not formally graduated class 10th (in other words have not passed Matriculation examination). As you are pursuing BE, which clearly implies that you have graduated/passed your 10th grade examination (regardless of CBSE or state board). So you will have ...


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Taxi drivers dont like payment through OLA because more of their income shows up on papers and that would eventually lead to more income tax. Most taxi drivers dont even file income tax returns and paying payments through such platforms would eventually bring them into the tax net hence the resistance. There is another reason that is hard for many people to ...


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As you have not yet graduated, you require ENCR if you are traveling for purposes of work to certain countries; as stated plainly on http://boi.gov.in/content/encrecr: As per the Emigration Act, 1983, Emigration Check Required (ECR) categories of Indian passport holders, require to obtain "Emigration Clearance" from the office of Protector of ...


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Closing time of Phoenix Market City in Mumbai is 00:00 not 11:30. Yes you will find plenty of shops open at 22:30. There are movie shows that end after midnight and some shops stay open for that leaving crowd too. There are a few bars that stay open well after midnight. I was at the Irish bar until 00:30 with no signs of closing down and they were taking new ...


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As much as you'd like. But, if it's a real lot, you might need to declare it. When leaving Hungary amounts exceeding EUR 10,000.- or more or the equivalent in another currency (incl. banker's draft and cheques of any kind) must be declared. When arriving to India amounts exceeding USD 5,000.- (or equivalent) in cash, or USD 10,000.- (or ...


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There is Plaza premium lounge at T3 international departures that you can use. Three hour pass would cost US$30 and a six hour pass is around US$60 and a 12 hour pass would cost $85. Price included hot buffet and non alcoholic drinks. This lounge is after immigration and security so you would need to have your boarding pass to access the lounge. There is ...


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I don't think anyone can give you a definitive answer here. The only valid answer is: it depends. This makes me wonder, is this actually a mistake? Names that don't fit the standard FIRSTNAME LASTNAME often get doubled or otherwise changed. My boarding pass for example would always show Johnfrank Doe while my passport says John Frank Chris Doe. Your ...


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As a general rule, it takes 15 days for the response to an application (see this link); and as you need to provide your travel details the consulate is aware of your deadlines - this however does not trump their internal process. You don't get the visa after the interview, the date when you can collect the visa is given to you by the consulate or VFS. The ...


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Almost all power-supplies made in the last 20 years are "switching" -- that is, they adapt to the voltage they are given. For example, look at this one, which is for the Viking. See where it says Input: 100-240AC? That means you are cool anywhere in the world. You will need a Euro-plug adapter like this one to make it actually fit in the socket, about ...


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The rules of EU Schenghen Visa want you to apply to the Consulate of the nation where you make entry or the place of maximum stay. Given that travel plans can change and as a tourist there are many factors that can make that happen, it is not within the realm of "deception" if there is no "mal intent". But it does mean that you are "squeezing" around ...


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The airport webpage on shopping lists all the shops ordered by terminal. If you select Terminal 2 International and click on each one of the shops listed, you'll see that a few of them are found before security. These are: Jaya He Museum Store Jaya He Museum Store offers exquisite art, craft and design based collectibles made by renowned and ...


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You do not need a permit for Har Ki Dun trek. There is only an entry fee for Govind Pashu national park (that is where Har ki dun trek is). You would need to pay a little extra if you are carrying a still camera or a video camera. It is not mandatory to hire a guide, these travel companies make it look like it is mandatory but it is not. These companies ...


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Mangalore airport has immigration staff as it is an international airport so your luggage can be checked in for your final destination (Mangalore) provided this is just one ticket. You would get boarding pass for the Mumbai-Mangalore leg at Dubai at the time of check in. It depends on how you purchased your ticket. For those airports in India where there ...


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If you receive an e-Tourist Visa then this will be e-mailed to you. You are expected to print it out, carry it with you, and show it at airline check-in and at immigration. No visa sticker will be placed in your passport. On arrival in India you will get an entry stamp, the same as everyone else. Note that the e-TV only grants a single entry good for 30 ...


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Use a cargo/container freight ship for all your cargo to Goa; and forget about it for at least a couple of weeks/months ( a quick google says it can take about 1 month+ from SF to Goa) You should contact a broker specializing in that kind of shipping to take care of all the paper work, taxes and duties and customs and permits. I would imagine bringing in ...


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You can use ola/uber to go around but if you are not able to find any then just hop into any taxi. If you end up going in a local taxi then only pay the amount which comes up in the cab meter, do not pay even a single extra penny. During peak hours the traffic on Mumbai roads is crazy. I would suggest you to keep an hour and a half as buffer to have a ...


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Each consulate services a fixed geographical area and people from that state are only eligible to have their visa screening done through the respective consulate. This is done to prevent abuse and fraud. If you change your address to somewhere you don't actually stay, the following may occur: The visa officer may ask your current residence and why ...


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Lots of people go to Namphalong for shopping every day without a visa/passport. It is a porous border unlike the Indo-Pak border where even a flying pigeon is shot down some times due to suspicion. I wont recomend doing this , just wanted you to know that hundreds of people do that every day and it will stop one day. You can cross the border at Moreh into ...


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The regulations were changed in January 2015 to allow any persons other than from Pakistan and Bangladesh to bring in or take out upto 25,000 Rs, even if not resident of india. See: http://www.cbec.gov.in/resources//htdocs-cbec/customs/cs-circulars/cs-circulars-2015/circ03-2015cs.pdf



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