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revised First time travelling alone - transit Munich airport, terminal 2
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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
28
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
27
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
27
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
26
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
26
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
25
reviewed Approve Hamburg public transport tickets for a 3 day / 48 hour trip?
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Apr
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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
Apr
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comment Traveling inside Europe without a passport as a Chinese person with residency in the Netherlands
@John I have to agree here with RemcoGerlich. According to Wikipedia, Dutch id cards are only issued to Dutch nationals. Which document exactly do you have?
Apr
18
answered Men in thongs on mediterranean beaches?
Apr
18
answered Can Iranian-American dual nationals enter the EU without a visa?
Apr
17
comment Traveling to US with ESTA but have an Iranian father. Do I need a visa instead?
@reirab How does that contradict what I wrote? 'U.S. legal standards and practices' are set by the courts and not the government and I have both quoted and linked to the current court verdict based interpretation (according to 'U.S. legal standards') that citizens are considered nationals.
Apr
16
comment Traveling to US with ESTA but have an Iranian father. Do I need a visa instead?
@HenningMakholm US immigration law considers citizens to be nationals as well, since citizens have a 'permanent allegiance to their government or sovereign' (Carlisle vs. U.S.). I've added a quote to my answer. There is no reason to assume as suggested by chx, that it is possible for Iranian citizens to bend the U.S. legal definition of a 'national' in such a way, that they are not to be considered Iranian nationals.
Apr
16
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Apr
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comment Traveling to US with ESTA but have an Iranian father. Do I need a visa instead?
@chx I am not considering 'national' and 'citizen' the same. The exact definition is often based on legal, jurisdiction-dependent knit-picking, though the words are often used colloquially with the same meaning. In US nationality law, a 'national' is considered a broader term than 'citizen', i.e. citizens of country A are considered nationals of country A as well, while nationals are not always citizens.