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To be somewhat of a nitpick, there are two types of bounces. The more common type is when a visitor arrives who does not need a visa (e.g., Canadian, American) or already holds a visa. I wrote a very detailed description of this in an article which starts with... Sometimes people arrive in the UK and do not perform well in their landing interview; ...


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There is no EU legislation that addresses the bilateral agreements involving member states that were in force prior to the Schengen Agreement. During the debate, questions from EU Parliamentarians were put to the EU Parliament with the outcome that it would be down to the individual states to honour their prior bilateral agreements. You can enjoy extra ...


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To answer my own question: when I was crossing the border from Slovenia to Croatia, the border officer asked me about the lack of an entry stamp into the EU. I showed him my chewed-up IDBUS ticket and explained that, apparently, the French border control sometimes didn't stamp passports coming from the UK. He asked me why; I said that I didn't know, and that ...


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Yes, in principle you should have gotten an entry stamp for the Schengen area. It seems the French border guard did not follow the rules. I don't think UK border guards generally put exit stamps in passports, I believe the UK authorities should have gotten a passenger list from IDBUS so you should be fine as far as the UK is concerned. As far as Schengen ...


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Same rules apply for Americans or other nationals who do not require a visa. Once you enter any Schengen member state, the counter will start counting the 90 out 180 days. From The European Commission official website As from 18 October 2013 for the vast majority of the third-country nationals – irrespective of being visa required or exempt – who ...


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Yes, according to Wikipedia, India's passport ranks 76th in the world at present for visa-free access (or visa on arrival access), and gives you access to 52 countries and territories. Most of these are in SE Asia, some in Africa and Bolivia. For more information, rather than listing them all out as they may change, see: Visa requirements for Indian ...


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It seems best to go to the official Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection Electronic Travel Authority web site to check your ETA. It appears to be legitimate for third party web sites to accept applications for an ETA. It is noted by an official web site that: "Your travel agent or airline can also book your ETA."


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Generally speaking, it's not possible for people who don't need a short-stay visa to get one, that's not how Schengen visas work (unlike the UK or US for example, where you can apply for a visa for various reasons even if your citizenship qualifies you for the Visa Waiver Program or you're not a visa national). So the French consulate should not give you a ...


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Your girlfriend will not need a visa to arrive in the UK. Instead she will be interviewed by a British Immigration Officer and if she's successful she will receive 'leave to enter'. The terms and conditions for that type of visa are in Paragraph 42 of the Immigration Rules, and hence what the IO will focus on in the landing interview. The UK Government ...


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You can switch. Show the Armenian passport to Russian authorities. Show the French passport to German authorities. To the airline, what you show might depend on how long you'll be in Moscow. If it is a short time, so that you check in once for both legs of the flight, show them the German passport, as that is your final destination. If they say "where ...


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VisaHQ.com has a list which gives you a good idea about the places a citizen of any country can travel with or without the need for a visa. Give that a try. Here is the exact link from where you can get the details: https://www.visahq.com/citizens/India/ The list below is allowed for tourism: Bhutan British Virgin Islands Dominica Ecuador El Salvador ...


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Physical I94's are no longer given for persons entering by air - it's all electronic. So at best your brother-in-law has a printout of his I94 information from the CBP website. To answer your specific question, no, an I94 can not be used for 'ID'. It contains no photograph, and is nothing more than a printout from a website. However I suspect the question ...


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In Denmark, at least, such bilateral agreements do exist. The nyidanmark.dk website is run by the government and can be trusted. The official rules were announced in Danish in Statstidende on 20.12.2013, under the heading "Pas- og visumforhold 2014" (unfortunately it doesn't seem to be easy to link to the individual announcement, but searching for ...


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It depends a little on how you measure this, but if you're going on the passport that needs the fewest visas to travel, it's entirely possible to argue that the British Passport ties with the US passport in being able to travel freely to 168 countries or territories. However, another list claims a higher number for Britain - 173, tied with Finland and ...


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Croatia is still not part of the Schengen area. The border between Croatia and, say, Slovenia or Hungary is treated as an external border and you should get an exit stamp, which also means the time spent in Croatia will not count towards the 90-day maximum stay in the Schengen area. Same thing if you take a flight out of a Schengen country to Croatia. Just ...


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Dubai has become a regional hub for international conferences, and it seems to tick every box as far as conference must-haves for your international audience: Easy visa requirements. Most nationals can get visa on arrival; others can get visas through their hotel or airline at minimal cost. Great transportation links. Emirates has one of the largest ...


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You have asked for information about the new British-Irish Visa Scheme, and an indication of the activation date for Indian nationals. Here's up-to-date information... The original announcement of 6 October 2014 is posted here As of right now (6 Feb 2015), the most recent statement is the Ministerial Statement of 30 October 2014; this provides the ...


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Unlike many other places, the US does not provide any facilities for airside transit so you need to have the right to enter the country in any case. Technically you don't necessarily need a visa for that but you do need something. As a UK citizen, you can probably apply for an electronic authorization (apply through the ESTA) and benefit from the “Visa ...


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I have mailed the Swiss embassy, updating the answer from their response (for posterity) No need to pay the VFS fee, if applying at "Regional Consular Center". So we pay only £49. Nothing more. No online payment option for "Regional Consular Center". VFS have an option to pay online. "Regional Consular Center" accepts only cash. VFS has option to accept ...


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One thing is certain: This entry stamp is much easier to obtain than a Schengen or US visa. You don't need to apply weeks in advance, attend an interview in some distant consulate, provide biometrics or pay tens of euros/dollars in fees. Also, many people do need to go through a similar procedure to get what's called an “entry clearance” for the UK, which ...


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In my experience, a "visa at the airport" (or "the border") is something you pay for, and probably fill out an application form for. A US citizen entering the UK as a general visitor does neither. In addition, such a visa usually takes the form of a piece of paper stuck into the passport on one of the visa pages, not just an inked stamp. There is no such ...


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So I am currently overstaying with a tourist visa for about a year and half now. Currently I ran out of visa (the tourist visa) and I had no time to re do the marriage visa In 18 months you have had no time to sort out your immigration status??? The various governments will not like (or believe) that at all. You are married to a local citizen and ...


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There is no required interval or 'cooling off' period that must follow a refusal (either at port or by application). You can apply on the same day if you want. Based upon what you wrote, you were refused entry at port and served with a removal notice (the sheet of paper with the checkboxes on it). You have the option to apply again at a port or to seek ...


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The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Washington, D.C. has this statement: Who can enter the Dominican Republic with ONLY a tourist card for tourist purposes only? Any person who can legally travel or reside in the United States, Canada and the European Union (including Great Britain) does not need a visa to visit the Dominican Republic for ...


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You don't have to wait any time. It's a different visa. However, do note that if the visitor visa asks you anything about the rejection, or even if you're asked at the border, you may need to declare that they rejected you in the past. The best you can do is to make absolutely sure you've included every piece of documentation they ask, in a nice, ...


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One could drive over Austria. There are no controls between Italy and Austria and Austria and Germany. Only if they are looking for a criminal or something like that :)


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A Visa is permission to enter a country. An Entry Stamp is documentation that you did enter the country and on which date. And conversely, an Exit Stamp is documentation that you left said country and on which date. In general all foreign nationals get Entry Stamps, irregardless of whether a visa is required or not. A Visa on Arrival is nothing more than ...


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Let's take the questions one by one, but you may want to skip to my answer to question 5. You can confirm for yourself here -- if you are an Indian citizen and none of the other restrictions on that page apply then you can gain visa-free entry for up to 14 days (for a visit only, i.e. not to work, etc). You should always check that this advice is still ...



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