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comment Indian Passport stolen in France. Can Indian embassy in Austria issue a new passport?
What is "an FIR"?
Oct
17
comment Must drivers stop at zebra crossings / crosswalks in Michigan?
And where does it say that vehicles must stop for children at school crossings?
Oct
17
comment Must drivers stop at zebra crossings / crosswalks in Michigan?
@O.R.Mapper Assuming that there are no further references to crosswalks in Michigan state laws, that I am not able to find, the Michigan Vehicle Code only regulates crosswalks in combination with traffic lights. Terry links to the relevant section 257.612 in his answer.
Oct
17
comment Must drivers stop at zebra crossings / crosswalks in Michigan?
Part (4) is about disabled pedestrians and not crosswalks in general. What else?
Oct
17
comment Must drivers stop at zebra crossings / crosswalks in Michigan?
@Terry Which part of section 257.612 of the Michigan Vehicle Code you are linking to refers to crosswalks in general?
Oct
16
comment Will I have to clear customs In Heathrow when traveling from US to Lisbon?
@GayotFow What makes you think he ment immigration when he asked about customs?
Oct
13
comment Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain
I interpreted "a residence permit in the Schengen area" as "a residence permit from a Schengen country", since without specifying from which country the residence permit is, your sentence does not make much sense. The situation with Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia is more or less a unilateral implementation of parts of the Schengen agreement. As a step towards joining the Schengen area as full members, the countries momentarily accept travellers with visa from other Schengen countries without expecting that other Schengen countries must accept travellers with e.g. a Croatian national visa.
Oct
13
comment Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain
Just to clarify: A type D visa is only equivalent to a residence permit within the Schengen area. If other countries choose to allow entry for holders of any of these documents, they may of course just accept one of them and not necessarily deem both documents to be of equivalent value or significance.
Oct
13
comment Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain
@WeasleyWaali: There are already many questions and answers on this site describing in detail which Schengen visa entitle you to enter Croatia. Is there anything special about your circumstances, which makes you believe that the available answers do not apply to your situation?
Oct
13
comment Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain
@MikkaRin: That is wrong. Croatia is not part of the Schengen Area.
Oct
8
comment In an international airport, is there specific set of laws for the international area?
Even if there is no immigration control when traveling between Schengen countries, you may very well have to undergo customs control and be entitled to e.g. tax free shopping, so intra-schengen flights may of course be "international" in some ways.
Oct
7
comment Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?
@Aleks: That's mostly incorrect. For VAT refund in Germany, the merchant must fill out the first part of the VAT refund formular and is not obligated to provide such service. I would be really surprised if any country require from all merchants to participate in any VAT refund scheme.
Oct
2
comment If I don't declare a not-yet-used engagement ring at airport security, am I smuggling jewelry?
@Flimzy: It's not quite as easy. When entering the US, family members related by blood, marriage or adoption who live in the same household may combine some (but not all) kinds of duty exemptions.
Oct
1
comment Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?
Are you sure that you quote the reasoning for having to pay duty correctly ("because the intended recipient is an EU citizen")? That should not matter in this case.
Oct
1
comment Item held by customs until I pay tax; what are my options?
Are you sure that you quote the reasoning for having to pay duty correctly ("because the intended recipient is an EU citizen")? That should not matter in this case. Is the £510 just the duty or does it include a penalty?
Sep
28
comment Are there restrictions on Greyhound Australia's “hop on hop off” tickets?
@jpatokal Other bus companies actually manage to offer all passengers a guaranteed seat, even without prior reservation. NOR-WAY Bussekspress is one example. They use stand-by coaches able to step in on short notice if the regular capacity is exceeded.
Sep
26
comment Are there restrictions on Greyhound Australia's “hop on hop off” tickets?
Well, the terms and conditions actually specify that Greyhound Australia is only obliged to transport you if you have a reservation. This could be interpreted to mean that you are only allowed to use your Hop On Hop Off pass if there are free seats in the bus you intend to travel with.
Sep
25
comment Personal item size on a United Airlines flight to Asia
This probably apply to "traditional" airlines, which are usually not very concerned about carry-on luggage. At least several European low-cost airlines (and I am especially thinking about a particular Irish airline named after its founder Ryan) are however extremely picky with applying horrendous charges for anything slightly beyond their terms and conditions.
Sep
24
comment Canadian overstayed a US visit by one year what is the penality and when can he return to the US?
@CarrieZiegler: Unless you provide a detailed description of the situation, noone will be able to give you any senseful answer. If he (or she?) actually overstayed his visa once, the first violation would impose at least a three year ban from entering the US again. If he still did so, he has not only overstayed, but violated an entry ban, which may cause a permanent ban from reentering the US. What of all this is actually on record by the US authorities?
Sep
24
comment Canadian overstayed a US visit by one year what is the penality and when can he return to the US?
Did he overstay with more or less than one year (here, the exact duration of the overstay is relevant). When did he overstay? Did he leave the US voluntarily before the institution of removal proceedings?