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Aug
31
comment Why does Ryanair check non-EU passengers' visas on intra-Schengen and domestic flights?
To save them a lot of trouble if a passenger should be refused entry in the destination country? Even if you are legally in one Schengen country, you are not necessarily (albeit in most cases) entitled to enter other Schengen countries.
Aug
31
comment Are British immigration officers permitted to require evidence of a relationship between passengers and their children?
What is the difference between your questions and what is asked in the question you're linking to?
Aug
31
comment What practices can help me hitchhike safely?
Hitchhiking customs are very different between the European countries.
Aug
31
comment Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control
@GayotFow I can't answer the OPs two questions, but neither does referring to section 55, which only impose a vague requirement that the officials must 'safeguard and promote the welfare of children'. I doubt that 'safeguarding' is suppsed to cover refusal of entry of UK citizens. There are requirements about parental consent when foreign children are travelling alone or accompanied by other adults to the UK, but I find no legal basis for the alleged claim that minor UK citizens can be refused entry to the UK if can't prove their relationship to any adult they are travelling together with.
Aug
31
comment Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control
@KateGregory A letter is of course even easier to falsify than a birth certificate. Without access to foreign population registers, a notarized letter from one or both of the parents and means to verify if the notarization is legit, such a letter is not worth anything either.
Aug
31
comment Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control
@GayotFow: If the OPs story is correct, the immigration officer threatened to deny entry since the child could not present a birth certificate. Section 55 of the Borders, Citizenship, and Immigration Act 2009 does not require or justify such a requirement.
Aug
31
comment Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control
@GayotFow That may of course work for UK birth certificates, but if the child is born in the UK and hence most probably a UK citizen, I don't really see a problem why the child should not be allowed to enter the UK together with a non-parent adult.
Aug
31
comment Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control
@KateGregory The purpose of presenting the birth certificate is to prove that you are one of the parents as stated on the birth certificate and not to prove that you are able to get one. That does of course not change the fact that most birth certificates do not have any special security features and are easy to falsify. I would at least doubt that UK immigration officers are able to verify the authenticity of foreign birth certificates.
Aug
31
comment In countries with a “Keep right/left unless overtaking” rule: May I keep the left/right lane if driving at speed limit?
@ThorstenS. Have you actually read and in any way at least halfways understood the verdict you are linking to? The driver was not acquitted or discharged, there is no such thing as a jury in the German judicial system and the court ascertained that driving in the left lane without obvious reason for several km is not necessarily a violation of German law.
Aug
28
answered Can I travel to Spain with Kosovo passport?
Aug
27
answered Are there any passenger trains from Sweden to Finland?
Aug
27
comment Is it rude to tell the ice cream man in Istanbul not to mess with me?
From my experience, the ice cream sellers don't speak English, so unless you are able to communicate in Turkish (or whatever other language the seller speaks), he won't understand you anyway.
Aug
27
comment 10 pieces of checked luggage on a flight instead of a shipping service - crazy?
@CMaster The charge is US$ 425 for "10 extra suitcases of max. 23 kg", so it must be safe to assume that each suitcase can weigh 23 kg. Basically, the fee is US$ 20 for the first suitcase and US$ 45 for each further suitcase.
Aug
26
comment From Dusseldorf airport to Bochum Ruhr University by public transport
@cdkMoose Google's coverage of public transport is in Germany unfortunately not very good. In this case, Google does not seem to know the subway line in Bochum and suggests to take a taxi from the main station to the university.
Aug
26
answered Train travel from Belgrade to Munich
Aug
26
answered From Dusseldorf airport to Bochum Ruhr University by public transport
Aug
26
revised Interpretation of the expiry date on a Schengen visa
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Aug
26
answered Interpretation of the expiry date on a Schengen visa
Aug
25
reviewed Approve Which airlines provide on-board WiFi in Chinese airspace?
Aug
25
revised Proof for onward travel in Non-schengen countries of EU
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