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comment What happens if you forget a laptop battery in your checked luggage? (in Europe)
I am voting to close this as too broad since it will all depend on local regulations and practices.
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comment Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa
@GayotFow No, I do not believe that Schengen VIS is a hoax, but I am disputing your interpretation of the importance of an entry refusal (not a visa refusal). If you could please answer my questions instead of interpreting something completely else into what I wrote, we could perhaps reach some kind of clarification.
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comment Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa
@HeidelBerGensis What kind of 'refusal from the French side'? Visa refusals, yes, these are stored in Schengen VIS. Refused entries (at the border) are not stored in VIS.
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comment Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa
Your visa application was not refused because you had breached previous visa conditions. Why did you think that an appeal with such an argumentation would solve the issue?
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comment Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa
Can you explain why a cancelled exit stamp from Bucharest will cause the OP to be summarily refused entry to Spain and why a potential refused entry is an abysmal event? There are several less severe reasons to be refused entry to the Schengen area, perhaps even caused by a temporary situation. Refusals to the Schengen area are not recorded centrally, you are not asked for prior refusals when applying for a new visa and chances are high that the only trace of the refused entry is a cancelled entry stamp in the passport. Get a new passport and noone will know about it anymore.
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answered Does in-flight TV suck up all the bandwidth on Southwest Airlines wifi?
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comment How late are restaurants open until in Italy? (Bologna specifically)
I am honestly not sure if this answer is particularly helpful. Even if some of the premises on the list you are linking to are actually open late (some however close as early as 10pm), I would expect that most of the places close their kitchen long before the listed closing hours.
Apr
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revised First time travelling alone - transit Munich airport, terminal 2
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Apr
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comment First time travelling alone - transit Munich airport, terminal 2
@neo: I have no clue why blackbird57 edited the question and removed that she is transiting in terminal 2, so both legs are probably Lufthansa or at least Star Alliance flights. I'll add that to the question again.
Apr
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comment Using passport of country of nationality after being granted refugee status
@chx Most EU countries (I think except UK, Ireland and Denmark) have ratified directive 2011/95/EU, which grants subsidiary protection to persons who are not covered by the UN Refugee Convention, but who fear 'the death penalty or execution; or torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of an applicant in the country of origin; or serious and individual threat to a civilian’s life or person by reason of indiscriminate violence in situations of international or internal armed conflict' if returned to his home country. These are usually also called 'refugees' in colloquial language.
Apr
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comment Using passport of country of nationality after being granted refugee status
Are you really acknowledged as a refugee under the provision of the UN Refugee Convention (which is actually quite uncommon in the EU) or are you acknowledged for subsidiary protection under directive 2011/95/EU? In both situations, you are colloquially called a 'refugee' but the difference is very relevant for your question.
Apr
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comment Will I be refused entry to the UK if I have stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen countries?
@GayotFow I must admit that I don't find any concise legal text for it right now, but I am pretty sure that Schengen visas are not issued if you don't need one. The closest I can come is that the Schengen visa code is only applicable to citizens requiring a visa (regulation EC 810/2009, article 1(2)), which probably is being interpreted as that there is no legal basis for issuing a visa to persons not requiring one. A criminal record outside the EU is usually not relevant when entering the Schengen area and you are not asked about it in the visa application.
Apr
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comment Will I be refused entry to the UK if I have stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen countries?
Schengen tourist visas are not issued to US citizens, since you can enter without a visa. Perhaps you can clarify your situation, since as asked, the question does not make much sense? Did you perhaps enter Spain without a visa and have stayed longer than the allowed 90 days?
Apr
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comment How to intentionally get denied visa to the South Africa, without getting into trouble?
What exactly do you count as 'getting in trouble'. Being rejected a visa for South Africa now is likely to have notable impact on your chance to get another visa for South Africa any time in the future. Except from that, there are several questions in the application form, where you can give interesting details about yourself. Claiming to have a mental deficiency and being a Grand Exchequer of the KKK will probably give the SA embassy a fair reason to reject your application.
Apr
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comment Is it possible to drive from Bergen to Folgefonna?
Why should you not be able to drive there yourself? Using the route planner on Google Maps tells you that it is about 1:15 from Bergen to Steindalsfossen and 2:30 from Bergen to Vøringsfossen.
Apr
25
comment Attire in Iran for male travelers
"For men, shorts aren't acceptable in public areas." Is that valid when "doing sports activities like running" as well? From the few images I can find on Google, it does not seem uncommon to wear just shorts even for adult men when participating in physical activities.
Apr
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reviewed Approve Hamburg public transport tickets for a 3 day / 48 hour trip?
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answered Finding **cheapest** fares from a country to country/city/airport (including non-guaranteed connections)?
Apr
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answered Berlin Public Transport Ticket Validity