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Aug
2
comment Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?
I finally got an answer from NSB customer service yesterday. If you miss a connection and haven't kept the required transfer time, the rest of your minipris ticket is actually void. This is not the case in the UK. If you miss a connection with an advance ticket, you can use the next possible train, as per the terms and conditions "If delays occur while travelling, you will be allowed to take the next available train(s) to complete your journey." I find it extremely odd that NSB is allowed to sell through tickets with short connection stimes and leave you stranded if a connection is misssed.
Aug
2
comment Transit visa needed for layover (< 24 hrs) in Germany?
@Aditya: For the second option, a transfer visa will not suffice, since he will regularly be entering the Schengen area. The answer to the question you're linking to is wrong.
Aug
2
comment Is a Schengen visa/transit visa required for transit flight from Vienna to Frankfurt?
Since the flight from Vienna to Frankfurt is intra-schengen, he does not only require a transit visa, but a regular Schengen visa.
Jul
31
comment Europe: differences between colours of highway road-signs
@pnuts: Also not really related to this question. The Vienna convention only define motorway signs to have white letters on green or blue background and not does give any instructions on the colour used for "normal" roads, except the signs to have dark letters on a bright background or vice versa. Both France and Italy have ratified the convention and follow these rules.
Jul
30
comment Why do Indian citizens need many visas?
The latest amendment of the Schengen visa regulations (EC No 1289/2013) has a far stricter reading when it comes to reciprocity requirements. As per the regulation, the Commission has been notified by several member states of the lack of reciprocity and if I understand it correctly, must two years after the notifications (that would be February 2016) temporarily suspend visa free travel to the Schengen area for the affected citizens. Currently, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan and the US has not fully implemented this reciprocity requirement.
Jul
29
comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@jwenting: At least in Europe (and that is also specified in the AHRO insurance conditions), the insurance holder is liable for any claims and not the driver, so at least in this case, that won't explain that the holder must have a Dutch license (even ignoring the issue that a foreign resident very well may have a Dutch license).
Jul
29
comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
@andra: That's both incorrect. German traffic violation points are assigned to a person, not a license and the person does not even have to be a German resident (StVG § 28). EU/EEC citizens are (with only a few exceptions) allowed to keep and use their foreign license even if they are permanent residents of Germany.
Jul
29
comment Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?
I would be really surprised if the insurance requirement for the driver to hold a Dutch driving license is not a breach of EU/EEC anti discrimination regulations. AFAIK, a driving license from any other EU/EEC country holds the same legal significance (both public and civil) as a Dutch driving license.
Jul
29
comment Are security rules different at European airports?
@Aditya: I know, but surely not more than 100ml?
Jul
29
comment Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?
If NSB sells you a through ticket, I would be highly surprised if the rest of the ticket is void if you miss a connection because of a delayed train. The situation is neither mentioned in the conditions for the minipris tickets, nor in the general transport conditions. I'll see if I can find more. You should however edit your question to match reality. As I pointed out, you are misquoting most of the disclaimer.
Jul
29
answered Is it really necessary to have at least 60 minutes for a train connection?
Jul
28
comment Are security rules different at European airports?
For what medical purpose do you need to bring saline solution through security?
Jul
28
comment Bringing someone's ashes abroad
The answer to 2. depends on where you want to go. In Germany, the unauthorized handling of ashes of deceased is punishable with up to three years of imprisonment.
Jul
27
comment Transport from Grenoble to Vaunières
Even without heavy luggage, walking 10km is not something for everyone.
Jul
27
revised Visa services in time of War
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Jul
27
answered Visa services in time of War
Jul
27
comment Are there visa issues when transiting in India if connecting flights are booked separately?
Yes, it could be a problem. As always it is impossible to answer if it is a problem, unless you care to tell us what citizenship you have. It may also matter on which airport you are transiting.
Jul
25
comment USA Citizen Residing Abroad Traveling to USA with Foreign Wife
Is it an option for your wife to apply for a K-3 visa (non-immigrant visa for the spouse of an US citizen)?
Jul
24
answered Is it possible to have meals at Keflavik airport after 11 PM?
Jul
24
comment Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?
possible duplicate of One-way USA to Switzerland without a return ticket - Your situation is slightly different, but the answers apply to your situation as well.