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Jan
29
comment Visiting both Abkhazia and Georgia
The travel advise says that it is illegal to enter Georgia from Abkhazia since there is no official border control there. Why do you assume that previous travel to Abkhazia could prevent your from legally entering Georgia later (through an official border checkpoint)?
Jan
29
comment Can I carry slush powder on flight?
I honestly can't think of any reason why you should not be allowed to bring sodium polyacrylate on a flight. It is neither explosive, flammable nor poisonous, it is the most common absorber used in disposable diapers and even approved by the FDA as a food additive.
Jan
29
comment From Madrid to Dublin and pay in cash
@richardeu Where exactly do you live? As asked, your question is not really clear, since as Jonathan already pointed out, most travel agents worldwide should be able to at least sell you a plane ticket and allow you to pay cash. Is there a reason why you can't choose this obvious option?
Jan
29
comment From Madrid to Dublin and pay in cash
@CMaster There are actually quite reasonable connections from Madrid to Dublin with transfers in Hendaye or Barcelona, Paris, London and Holyhead. It might however be quite difficult to find a travel agent outside Europe able to sell such a ticket.
Jan
27
answered Can I go to Germany for a family reunion apply, right after an overstay?
Jan
27
revised US citizen entering Schengen Area via Iceland, do I need proof of onward travel out of Schengen at arrival?
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Jan
27
answered US citizen entering Schengen Area via Iceland, do I need proof of onward travel out of Schengen at arrival?
Jan
27
revised Can a 60Hz fan motor run on 50Hz?
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Jan
27
answered Can a 60Hz fan motor run on 50Hz?
Jan
23
comment Do I need a visa to study abroad in the Czech Republic? More details inside
A (new) short term visa is not an option. Short term visas are valid for at most 90 days within a 180 days period and a new visa does not reset the 'day counter' from previous visits. Assuming that you are a US citizen, you would not even get a short term visa, since you are eligible for visa-free short term visits.
Jan
23
comment Do I need a visa to study abroad in the Czech Republic? More details inside
Why do you think he'll get through with anything but a study visa? Long term visas for other purposes are btw not a better option. They can take 90 days to be issued.
Jan
21
comment Leaving Schengen area the day after the visa expiry due to the transit
This is the only answer with a clear and consice response to the question. As a South Korean citizen, the OP can stay visa free for a further 90 days immediately following the expiration of the German national visa.
Jan
20
comment Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in Romania?
'And since Romania is an EU member, the French embassy in Romania won't have the staff to process your application.' Why do you think so? The French consulates in Romania have of course staff to process visa applications.
Jan
20
comment Why do ferry checkins close so early?
1) Doesn't fit. For other routes, the same ferry operator has different check-in times for cars and foot passengers. 2/3) Don't fit. For the other (international) routes, the check-in times are much shorter.
Jan
20
comment Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in Romania?
You usually have to apply for a Schengen visa at the consulate competent for your place of residence. Why can't you apply for a Schengen visa in the Philippines before going to Romania?
Jan
19
comment Late March - Early April Boat trip from Bratislava to Vienna
You can hardly call the Twin City Liner a 'river cruise' anyway. It is a high-speed catamaran ferry with just about as much flair as any common city bus or subway.
Jan
12
answered Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa still valid but breach the condition
Jan
9
comment “Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in United Kingdom
@MichaelHampton If I understand the question correctly, the problem is that as a non-British EU citizen resident in the UK, you usually don't have any official papers issued by the UK authorities to prove your status. Such proof 'provided by the relevant authorities' is however required by the Chinese embassy to allow for a visa application in the UK.
Jan
9
comment Self-defense and sensible areas on Germany?
'As for the lethal act itself ... you won't be held criminally accountable if that is indeed your last resort'. Taken out of context, that might not contradict the text of the law, but German courts operate with a relatively narrow grade of acceptance when it comes to self defence. You will have a very hard time finding a German court letting you through with homicide even if you claim it to be self defence.
Jan
8
comment Self-defense and sensible areas on Germany?
@Freedo: If you had read the statistics I've linked to, you would have seen that the factors I quote are already corrected for the difference in population count. In absolute numbers, there are 11 times as many rapes and 19 times as many homicides in the US as in Germany. The German rape statistics have been stable for the last 20 years even if many refugees have settled in that period. I don't see why it is obvious to expect any significant change in the next 10 years.