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If you are not joining or accompanying your partner, then they have no access to the freedom of movement provisions. A UK permanent residence visa (I assume you mean ILR) is not recognized as a valid instrument for Schengen because the UK does not provide reciprocity. So yes, your partner will need a Schengen visa.


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In Europe and most of the rest of the world, due to rampant skimming fraud - magstripe-only access is restricted to the point of being non-existent. All cards (debit or credit) are CHIP+PIN. The signature does not matter (just like in the US). A PIN is required for all Point-Of-Sale and ATM transactions (not just withdrawing cash). This means that for all ...


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In the Netherlands earlier this month, I only had one restaurant where my USA chip card worked as a chip card. However, both that card, which also has a mag strip, and an unchipped card, worked as swipe cards, including at Amsterdam and Rotterdam train stations. It did not work in the metro stations, except for one tram stop in Amsterdam with a machine. ...


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As you imply that your airline is ok with the luggage you're bringing in to the country, it's pretty safe to assume the NS (Dutch railways) will also be ok with it. In addition, it appears you will be able to carry all your luggage yourself. Unless you carry, like, an inflatable and inflated swimming pool, you should be ok. It will be busy during your ...


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I checked the NS site and the rules are easy to find, in Dutch. The best I can find in English is this, a link to a PDF file in which I can not find the needed information. Zorg dat uw bagage andere reizigers niet hindert. Plaats bagage in de daarvoor bestemde rekken of onder uw stoel. In de Intercity direct kunt u kosteloos 3 stuks handbagage ...



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