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Edit: Just in case it's not clear I'm Not A Lawyer, I'm not, and you should read this as opinion by a lay person and seek your own legal advice. Dealing with the fine first, according to ICAO: 5.14 Contracting States shall not fine aircraft operators in the event that arriving and in-transit persons are found to be improperly documented where aircraft ...


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As has been vigorously argued in the comments, just because it is in their T&C doesn't mean it is legal for them to have it there. I'm not a lawyer and it doesn't seem as though any lawyers are weighing in on the topic so no one can speak authoritatively on the first point. The simplest way to resolve this without getting a lawyer would be to dispute ...


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Assuming that you really are from one of the few countries from which a biometric passport is required for visa-free entry to Lithuania or the Schengen area and that the refused entry was not a mistake by the immigration officer: The Ryanair document check before boarding is not primarily there to avoid your inconvenience, but for Ryanair to avoid all the ...


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From my recent experience with the official Toronto processing center (an efficient 15th floor operation which has been separated from the consulate for some time, thank goodness). There is basically one price, which varies only with processing time request and if it needs to be shipped back to you. The 10 year business (M) visa requires an written ...


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I'm just posting the result of my experience in case anyone else somehow ends up in the same situation and has no options but to cancel the ticket or try traveling. United Airlines didn't bother checking for a visa at all. In the UK, PIA made sure to check my Pakistani ID several times. I did thankfully have my ID with me before leaving the US (thanks Fedex)...


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I did a similar trip last month. The border officials in Brest only put an entry stamp on my Belarus visa. I don't recall them even looking at the Russian visa or asking where I was going after transiting Belarus. (Almost all trains stop in Minsk where you can change, even on a transit visa, so it's not a foregone conclusion that you are travelling ...


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The first thing I would dispute the price of the return ticket. The T&C's, assuming they are legally binding, only allow RyanAir to recoup the cost of your return trip. The 10x price markup may the ticket price, but that does not represent the actual cost to RyanAir.


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In principle you can show up at a port of entry the day after you left and apply for leave to enter, and in principle the border officer can grant you a new 6 months. The odds of this happening in practice are not good. The actual rules are not based on particular numbers, but on the fact that you're not supposed to (among other things) "live in the UK for ...


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He can apply, having a job is not a requirement. But he is not in a good position to get a visa. Several points, not all will weigh as strongly, but there might be more still. He is a single male, who has left his home country for a lenghty stay abroad; This amplifies that he may have no or few ties back home to return to; He is coming from a country ...


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Much of this is answered on this FAQ of a visa company. It is not official info but it looks good to me. Also it seems to apply for US citizens only, but I assume similar for the other nationalities you list. Are there any special requirements for a 10-year visa? No. The requirement for a 10-year visa are the same as that of a 1 year visa. [...] ...


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There is no universal rule on stamping visas, entry or exit stamps in passports other than, they are not supposed to be stamped on Amendment / Endorsements pages in the back of passport (but if there is no other space...) In the good old days, passport pages were divided into quarters and countries used two quarters, left for the entry, right for the exit ...


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As I understand it, you were issued a Schengen and travelled to Italy. During your landing interview you were challenged for proof of accommodation and you could not provide it, instead you said you had forgotten to make reservations. You were then removed to your original departure destination. In a subsequent enquiry at the issuing post you were ...


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Generally, it's the validity of your actual visa that matters. Once you have your visa, much of what you wrote in your application doesn't matter so much anymore. Travellers change their plans all the time. The Iranian government has given you an official document permitting you to enter and exit Iran within a certain timespan. As long you stick to that, ...


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I've gotten Chinese Visas 3 or so times and recently helped my family get them too for a trip. This advice applies to the SF consulate, the only office I've visited. We had no problem getting the visas added to our new passports. Do you have to travel to China a few times on ordinary visas first? Generally not. Applying through a processing service ...


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what does v 4.2- v 4.10 mean? All this "V" business refers to Appendix V of the Immigration Rules. V 4.2 for example means "Appendix V, Paragraph 4, Subparagraph 2" and so on. does "-" mean from v4.2 to v4.10 that includes v4.3, v4.4 etc until v4.10 or does it mean just v4.2 and v4.10 It means each and every Paragraph and Subparagraph between 4.2 ...


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From the CBP website regarding warrant check: Many travelers wonder if CBP is alerted when an inbound passenger has a warrant for their arrest issued. Yes, CBP is alerted. In the air passenger environment, air carriers transmit passenger information to CBP through the Advance Passenger Information System (APIS). CBP officers also rely on the Interagency ...


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The government website for visa information would be Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but even that is not always 100% up to date. Thailand has a history of constantly changing the rules ;-) http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908 You can also check the websites for the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. Another good but unofficial ...


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How long am I able to visit the UK within a 365 day period? There is no specific day-count limit to the time a visitor can spend in the UK. This section of the guidance addresses the question directly... There is no specified maximum period which an individual can spend in the UK in any period such as ‘6 months in 12 months’. However, if it is ...


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To legally enter Iceland, you'll need a Schengen visa (or be of a nationality that can travel to the Schengen area without a visa). Finland (Helsinki) and Sweden (Stockholm) are also part of the Schengen area, so the same visa applies to them. If you travel via Helsinki and Stockholm, you'll enter the the Schengen area in Helsinki. This should be perfectly ...


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First you need to decide exactly why you want the visa, and what you intend to do in the UK during the next two years. Examine the different types of visa starting e.g. at Visas and Immigration. If what you want to do in the UK, the amount of time you want to spend there, your nationality etc. matches one of the visa or permit types, go ahead and apply for ...


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I visited Georgia last year on valid UK 5 years visa on Pakistani passport without any Georgian visa, also the immigration Georgia sent me a link which was really helpful. If you have a valid visa/residence permit from UK,USA,canada,new Zealand, Australia, any EU country or residence permit in Saudi Arabia,Oman,Qatar,Bahrain,Kuwait,Uae you may enter Georgia ...


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Kuwait's system is similar to what has been deployed in the UAE. It allows you to apply online for the visa, and then collect it (rather, get it stamped or entered) when you arrive at the border. The process is outlined at this page; along with the restrictions and approvals. You can apply on your own (start here), you don't need a sponsor to apply on ...


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The purpose of your visit fits tourism (this is the what you should tick on the application form). You will need to supply: Proof of funds Invitation letter from the conference. Airline reservation Hotel reservation (in your name) for the period of your stay. In addition to the normal requirements (photo + application form + insurance + passport). Your ...


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You may be refused entry if you have an accompanied child endorsement on your visa and you arrive at the UK border without the person on the vignette, even if the person you arrive with is a parent or legal guardian. The guidance for Home Office staff states, in part: Accompanied children at the border If the child is not travelling with the adult ...


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Do I need a visa to visit the UK? The need for a UK visa is determined by what passport the person is travelling on. Having a residence permit in the US or Europe is not sufficient, because these are visas issued by other countries and are not recognized as travel documents. This includes permanent residence visas like Green Cards, European Permanent ...


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Generally, they stamp wherever they feel like. I have about fourty US entry stamps on one page (the one that opens up when you just shake the passport). Of course, none of them is readable anymore, which doesn't keep the next officer from stamping right on top of them. I'd say most western countries pay little attention and stamping passports has mostly ...


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It is best to contact a lawyer, but I will offer some suggestions based on my experience of having to apply for multiple visas: Purpose of Travel If you are rejected for this reason, it means you did not make clear [a] why you are visiting [b] provide proof that supported your reason for travel. If you wanted to come for a short visit (temporary stay), ...


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You're from a visa-free country I'm assuming from your question you're a US citizen, if so you don't need to worry. You'll enter South Korea as a tourist and be granted 90 days which are ample time to leave. The immigration officer might ask you some questions, given your recent stay, to make sure you don't intend to remain there. Generally showing proof of ...


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Belarus border guards do not (at least should not by law) check your visa to any country apart from Belarus. Moreover neither their Russian colleagues do it (apart from Russian visa if needed). So it is only the carrier's (train chief) responsibility to check your visa.. So.. Belarus will check Belarus visa, Russians check the Russian


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Both airlines and airports can add extra levels of security to departures. These are often in response to changes in threat levels (which may or may not have been made public). In some places these extra security checks are preformed by contracted security firms, sometimes by airport security, sometimes by government security. I have had flights were I ...



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