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Mar
8
comment UK Visitor visa refused (deception on prior convictions, 10 year ban), can I reapply immediately?
Even if adjudication was withheld, did the court find you guilty and sentence you for the crime? That is likely enough to fulfil the UK legal definition of a conviction, although your local legal definitions (Florida?) are different.
Mar
3
comment Passport number for train reservation in Spain
@CMaster I am not sure about Spanish Railways, but other European railway companies often require e.g. the number of an id document if you book print-at-home tickets to prevent fraud by tieing the ticket to a specific person.
Mar
3
comment Passport number for train reservation in Spain
@iayork Which exact train are you trying to book and where exactly are you asked for passport details? Without completing the checkout process (entering payment data), I am not asked for passport or id card details when I try to book arbitrary trains from Madrid to Barcelona on loco2.com.
Feb
29
answered How to get to Jotunheimen National Park?
Feb
26
comment Ex-con in the US, changed nationality to EU, will I be allowed entry to the UK
As you pointed out in your edit, the right to freedom of movement is not an absolute and fundamental right. I do not know UK practice on the interpretation of the EU regulation, but it is not totally implausible to consider the posession of a forged id document as a threat to public security.
Feb
25
comment My ID was stolen during my stay in Spain. Will Ryanair let me board the flight?
@jcaron There is no regulative requirement that airlines check ids for flights within the Schengen area. If airlines still check ids (and Ryanair do so), it only to protect the airline's interests, e.g. to prevent that a ticket is used by anyone else but the person for which is was booked.
Feb
23
comment Whose laws should I obey in no man's land
@phoog Which does not condradict my statement. The US (just as an example) may of course impose additional requirements to allow a foreign airplane to use their airspace (e.g. a pre-clearance of the passenger manifest or no tax-free sales), but that does not mean that the plane is under US jurisdiction.
Feb
23
comment Booking domestic flights in Iran
@dirkk The reason why credit cards do not work in Iran is a US ban on conducting financial services with/in Iran and that most credit cards are offered by US based companies. Transferring money from other countries to Iran, e.g. with an international wire transfer, is usually not a problem.
Feb
23
comment Booking domestic flights in Iran
I don't see why the credit card issue would prevent foreign travel agencies to sell Iranian domestic airline tickets?
Feb
22
comment Travelling to Montenegro using a Blue Card
@Omar The wording is ambiguous, but the only reasonable interpretation is that you either need 'a travel document with a valid visa' or completely independent from that 'a permission to stay'. Visas are usually affixed to your travel document, while at least the Schengen residence permits are usually issued as separate documents.
Feb
17
comment How do emergency cash services work?
@Gagravarr The Natwest solution seems to be a proprietary solution within their own banking network, as you can't get the cash at any ATM, but only at some selected ATMs from operators within the RBS group.
Feb
17
comment How do emergency cash services work?
I still vote to close this as being far too broad. I am sure that the exact procedure both depends on your provider and where you need the emergency cash, and not just the country you are in, but even the exact location. A credit card issuer will for example likely have other possibilities to provide you quickly with emergency cash if you are in Beijing compared to the options available if you are in a village in rural China.
Feb
16
comment Moving a Piaggio Ape from Germany to Spain
I think we understood that you don't want to drive the car itself, but is the obvious solution to simply tow it on a trailer or put it in the back of a small lorry an option? Or are you looking for a shipping agent able to transport it for you?
Feb
15
comment Travelling inside Schengen area after the visa expires-before the residence permit is issued?
I suppose you have more problems than not just being able to go to other Schengen countries. When done in Poland, applications for a temporary residence permit (or extensions thereof) must be made at least two months before the current admission expires, so that the application can be completed during your previously admitted period of stay. I would not be surprised if you have to leave the Schengen area completely when your current visa expires, even if you have an ongoing application for a residence permit.
Feb
14
comment Whose laws should I obey in no man's land
@phoog: I am quite sure it is not. An airborne aircraft is under the jurisdiction of the country of registration and not the country of the airspace, in which it currently is.
Feb
13
comment Whose laws should I obey in no man's land
Your theoretical theory is wrong. Where does the widespread presumption come from, that you are in 'no man's land' if you are e.g. in the transit area of an airport or between border checkpoints at a land border?
Feb
13
comment China intercity travel by taxi or minivan
There are quite a few places in China called Nantong. Perhaps you could explain which Nantong you mean?
Feb
13
comment Where is 佐賀線偲橋, a bridge on a railway line reconverted into a bicycle path?
I was also beaten on this one while searching. You can find a list of the old stations along the line and their locations on Wikipedia, the first stop after Saga (Saga South) is located here: 33°14'22.7"N+130°19'05.7"E and you can easily spot where the old line has branched of to the south, just east of Saga station. The pedestrian/bicycle path starts just north of Saga South station.
Feb
7
comment How can you buy train tickets at Oslo Airport?
@JonStory The 'S' in Norwegian railway station names (I think the only stations ussing the suffix are 'Oslo S' and 'Trondheim S') does not mean 'Sentrum'. It's an abbreviation for 'Sentralstasjon' and means exactly central or main station.
Feb
7
comment Why does the Cook Islands issue entry permits, not visas?
Some countries call it a 'visa', some call it an 'entry permit' and USA and Canada call it a 'travel authorization'. For most travellers, the practical impact is exactly the same: They have to go through a more or less tedious application or audit process and perhaps pay a fee to get a conditional pre-clearance to visit a country.