Questions tagged [eu-citizens]

For questions specifically about people travelling with passports of European Union countries.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
47 votes
4 answers
20k views

Wrongfully held at Italian passport control for over an hour (EU citizen): can I get financial compensation?

Background for anyone who may not know: I, an EU citizen, have the right to enter any EU or Schengen state (in this case Italy) using either a passport or national ID card. It doesn't matter whether I ...
Crazydre's user avatar
  • 76.3k
39 votes
2 answers
19k views

Immigration officer stamped "Indefinite leave to enter UK" in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

At Heathrow yesterday, a US-Swedish dual citizen presented his US passport to immigration, as he had forgotten his Swedish one at home. He went in the non-EEA queue and was initially interviewed like ...
Crazydre's user avatar
  • 76.3k
38 votes
7 answers
8k views

Is it safe for a foreigner to travel to Russia these days? [closed]

In the light of all the recent happenings, and especially the Brittney Griner detention, is it safe for a foreigner from a western European country to visit Russia as a traveler? The question is ...
Захар Joe's user avatar
36 votes
8 answers
14k views

Brexit passport renewal - Will I need to pay again?

I am a British citizen, and my passport is due to expire in March 2019. This is about the time I should look to renew it (at a current cost of £75.50), but I've read/heard that when we leave the EU, ...
ErosRising's user avatar
31 votes
4 answers
13k views

Why do UK border officers question EEA nationals entering?

I am aware EU citizens can stay in the UK unconditionally for up to 3 months, and permanently if they study, have a job or otherwise can support themselves. That makes me wonder why UK Border Force ...
Crazydre's user avatar
  • 76.3k
26 votes
3 answers
5k views

Strange landing interview at LGW for an EEA national

So the following conversation took place at Gatwick Airport in April 2015, around 10:30PM, as I was entering the UK on a Swedish ID card. I was dressed in jeans and a plain red t-shirt (it was warm ...
Crazydre's user avatar
  • 76.3k
25 votes
2 answers
17k views

As a married couple with different citizenships, should we pass through US immigration together or separately?

I will get married in March, and shortly after the wedding we will be traveling together to the US. She does not have US citizenship. So which rules do we follow? Do I pass through the US citizen ...
Flimzy's user avatar
  • 20.4k
25 votes
3 answers
15k views

European citizen visiting Cuba while in US?

I may be visiting the US soon for both work (conference) and leisure (sight-seeing) but was wondering whether it is possible to pay a visit to Cuba, as I see that direct commercial flights have been ...
tiit_helimut's user avatar
24 votes
3 answers
14k views

Does the UK know whether I am currently there or not?

Just curious if they keep track of me entering / exiting the UK and whether that's saved somewhere? I want to apply for citizenship, and will be asked to provide information on my travels / when I was ...
George Welder's user avatar
19 votes
5 answers
6k views

Dual nationality, EU and Australian. Does it matter which passport is "travelled on" [duplicate]

I plan to visit Australia from the UK, I am an Australian national with dual nationality - I also hold a Greek passport. I have all the correct documentation and everything is fine. However, if I ...
NimChimpsky's user avatar
19 votes
8 answers
11k views

Temporary SIM card while visiting US [duplicate]

In a few weeks' time, I will be visiting the US for 14 days. Coming from the EU, roaming is very expensive, so I am considering getting a temporary SIM card. However, looking around for the options, I ...
CompuChip's user avatar
  • 668
19 votes
3 answers
62k views

Does an EU citizen need a visa to visit Australia for holidays?

Is a visa required, or is just a passport enough, for a short holiday trip to Australia? Specifically, how is it for citizens of Nordic EU member countries such as Finland?
Jonik's user avatar
  • 12.6k
17 votes
4 answers
10k views

Proving onward travel on a South America tour

My question is related to / inspired by Does Colombia require proof of onward travel? but isn't quite the same. I'm thinking of a trip around South America (from Europe) such that: I would not ...
Jonik's user avatar
  • 12.6k
16 votes
3 answers
11k views

I've lost my ID, will I still be able to travel?

My wallet and ID were stolen, and I have a Ryanair flight in two days. I don't have time to get a new one (national holiday tomorrow). Will I be able to travel with Ryanair with a scanned copy or a "...
andrepd's user avatar
  • 489
16 votes
3 answers
9k views

I am British, my children hold EU passports, which queue should we join at an EU airport?

I have checked this question and this question as well, but neither fits our case. My children are SEND if that makes any difference.
Ulkoma's user avatar
  • 9,228
16 votes
1 answer
799 views

Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
Ian's user avatar
  • 795
15 votes
7 answers
7k views

Travel with Expired Greek Passport from UK to Greece and Return

My Greek passport is about to expire in about a month. I had started a process for the renewal but the application got rejected due to a typo an employee (bureaucratic process). This December, I am ...
Datacrawler's user avatar
15 votes
1 answer
3k views

As a dual citizen, am I allowed to travel outside of the European Union without using the EU passport?

My case is the following: I have Brazilian and Italian citizenships and I'm currently living in Germany, for over an year now. I plan to travel to Brazil this holiday, and unfortunately I don't have ...
Gabcvit's user avatar
  • 253
15 votes
1 answer
10k views

Can I travel to Switzerland with EU ID?

I know, that Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not members of EU. However, they are members of Schengen. Schengen rules remove all internal border controls between member countries. If I travel to ...
Tschareck's user avatar
  • 4,429
14 votes
5 answers
21k views

Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
BobCormorano's user avatar
14 votes
3 answers
9k views

Re-enter USA from Canada with Visa Waiver Program

My wife and I are doing a North America trip this summer. We fly to NYC, stay a couple of days, then fly to Vancouver, spend two weeks in British Columbia and then back home (Germany). We thought ...
Simon's user avatar
  • 1,119
14 votes
3 answers
7k views

Schengen visa for non-EU spouse of EU citizen

Most of the already posted questions were about traveling between EU countries. In my case I would like to visit Austria with my South African wife. We got married over 20 years ago in Austria, lived ...
Heinrich Koncki's user avatar
13 votes
4 answers
599 views

What extra benefits are there in getting travel insurance if I have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)?

I've got a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and only plan to travel around the EU for the foreseeable future. I read another answer that quite nicely covered the details of what the EHIC covers, ...
Polynomial's user avatar
  • 1,789
12 votes
1 answer
4k views

Can I re-enter the USA on an ESTA within a 180-day period?

I travelled to the USA in October 2017 on an ESTA authorization and stayed for four weeks. I am Dutch and live in Portugal. If I understand correctly, I could have stayed in the USA for 90 days. After ...
user13962's user avatar
  • 121
12 votes
2 answers
11k views

Puerto Rico visa (or visa waiver) requirements for EU citizens

For a short-term holiday visit to Puerto Rico, is a visa, or visa waiver, required for EU citizens? (Finnish citizens, if it makes a difference.) I'd guess it's one of these (given PR's special ...
Jonik's user avatar
  • 12.6k
12 votes
1 answer
4k views

How to extend Indonesian visa on arrival (VOA) in Indonesia

What is the best way to extend visa on arrival in Indonesia? I will have 30 days visa on arrival (25 USD) and I need more 30 days without leaving country. It's possible to extend visa right after you ...
krocan's user avatar
  • 223
12 votes
1 answer
4k views

No Albanian entry stamp received at the border. Would this cause issues for future visits?

I recently entered Albania with an EU passport, but I noticed that I received no entry stamp. As an EU citizen, was I supposed to receive an entry stamp? If I was, would this cause problems for me ...
user avatar
12 votes
1 answer
2k views

Can a spouse of a Chinese citizen somehow visit China visa-free?

I'm an EU citizen and I'm married to a Chinese woman. Currently we live in the UK, and my wife wants go back home to see her family almost every year. Each time when we travel there, I need to apply ...
user902383's user avatar
11 votes
5 answers
43k views

Non-EU spouse of an EU citizen - is visiting EU without needing a visa possible?

I have a relative who has an EU passport. They emigrated out of the EU many years ago and have married (in Australia) an Australian citizen. They are planning on travelling around EU/Europe later this ...
Amandasaurus's user avatar
  • 6,720
11 votes
2 answers
10k views

Length of stay as tourist in another European country, as Schengen/EU/EEA citizen

I am a Schengen (and EU/EEA) citizen, and I am taking a sabbatical. I would like to travel across Europe and I was wondering how long I can stay in each of the other Schengen/EU/EEA country as a ...
Vince's user avatar
  • 21k
11 votes
1 answer
486 views

Is there any restriction in entering the South American countries multiple times in one year?

As an EU citizen I can travel to Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina without a visa, just by using my passport. Currently I am in Brazil and would like to go to Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay and ...
Ionică Bizău's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
4k views

Exit stamp on passport when leaving US by bus [duplicate]

My wife is in the US on the VWP, and will be leaving the country by bus into Mexico after having arrived by air. I've taken this bus route multiple times, but have no memory of ever stopping on the US ...
Flimzy's user avatar
  • 20.4k
11 votes
2 answers
1k views

How to get a Turkmen transit visa in Iran?

I'm in Iran and like to travel through Turkmenistan to Uzbekistan for which I already have a visa. I've heard about three different ways to get the five day Turkmen Transit visa: apply for and ...
Peter Hahndorf's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers
851 views

Air ticket compensation for changed flight

The departure time for my flight from Vienna to Lisbon (TAP) was changed from 13h15 to 18h30 (also the flight number changed). I was informed 2 days before departure about this by text message, but no ...
Vickel's user avatar
  • 1,264
10 votes
2 answers
6k views

“Proof of legal status” for applying for a Chinese visa in United Kingdom

I'm a non-British EU citizen living in United Kingdom and need to apply for a Chinese visa. According to the PRC's visa processing facility in London (with similar requirement listed on the Chinese ...
Johnny Baloney's user avatar
10 votes
1 answer
341 views

Crossing borders for a couple hours inside the Schengen area with a group of children

I'm a scoutmaster in the Czech Republic and we would like to visit Austria for couple hours with my scout troop (aged 12-16, we're all Czech citizens). Are there any special rules about such ...
yo''s user avatar
  • 3,170
10 votes
2 answers
3k views

Do EU residents need an A1 certificate for any short business trip in another EU country?

This question seems to be of relevance to all business travelers in the EU. The background of this question is as follows: I work at a university in the EU (Germany). Today there came an email that ...
Hjan's user avatar
  • 203
10 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is a birth certificate accepted when entering the UK?

I am a Lithuanian living in the UK. I am planning to take a trip to Portugal in two weeks, and my 4 year old son's Lithuanian passport (EU citizen) will expire while in Portugal. I have contacted the ...
Matas Vaitkevicius's user avatar
9 votes
5 answers
1k views

Leaving airport international zone for a moment

I'm European Union citizen. I have a flight to other continent, with a change in other European country, Schiphol Amsterdam. Am I allowed to leave the "international zone" and go out of airport and ...
user44556's user avatar
  • 707
9 votes
1 answer
1k views

Do you have to leave Schengen zone to validate a new Schengen visa after marrying to an EU citizen? [closed]

I am a Korean citizen, currently in Greece on a tourist visa. As many of you might know, as a Korean, I don't actually need to apply for the Schengen visa but it's a stamp on arrival for 90 days of ...
sisis's user avatar
  • 141
9 votes
2 answers
5k views

Travel to the United Kingdom visa free for non-EU family member of EU Citizen

I am citizen of Uzbekistan, and I am living in Czech Republik 7 years, I do hold a permanent Resident card - Family member of EU Citizen. Me, my boyfriend (he is Czech citizen) and our son (Czech ...
user avatar
9 votes
3 answers
329 views

Does a same-day return ticket count as a "through ticket to some other country"?

I'm soon going to Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique and am considering doing a day trip from Guadeloupe to Montserrat by ferry. I do not plan on bringing my passport, as my (Swedish) ID card is ...
Crazydre's user avatar
  • 76.3k
9 votes
1 answer
17k views

Is it possible for non US citizen tourists to get married in Las Vegas?

I see this in many movies but I ask myself if it's true - can I just go to Las Vegas with my girlfriend and get married? If yes, do I need any documents from my home country (such as to prove that I ...
Dirty-flow's user avatar
  • 14.7k
9 votes
4 answers
770 views

COVID-19: some EU countries closed borders for foreigners - are EU citizens foreigners?

A lot of countries in the EU are now closing their borders due to COVID-19. I'm looking for an answer that applies to all such EU countries that have shut their borders for "foreigners", however, to ...
kiradotee's user avatar
  • 2,824
9 votes
2 answers
2k views

Ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia if I only have a European car licence?

I have a European car licence. But I don't have any motorcycle licence. Am I allowed to ride a 125cc scooter in Indonesia?
Adriano's user avatar
  • 6,951
8 votes
3 answers
2k views

How does foreigner registration in Slovenia work?

The FCO advice for Slovenia notes that: All foreign nationals visiting Slovenia must register with the Police within 3 days of arrival or risk paying a fine. If you are staying at a registered ...
CMaster's user avatar
  • 13k
8 votes
2 answers
2k views

St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region evisa

I am a EU citizen planning to travel to the Baltic republics this summer and was wondering if I can visit St Petersburg too (I found multiple companies offering bus services between Tallin and St ...
StatArb's user avatar
  • 111
8 votes
3 answers
508 views

Are there any restrictions on European citizens entering Mexico during the coronavirus pandemic?

As mentioned in a related question, I need to fly from the US to Europe and back due to some urgent unfortunate business. On my way back I will need to stay out of the Schengen area for 14 days before ...
JonathanReez's user avatar
  • 83.1k
8 votes
3 answers
3k views

Can I enter Kosovo with EU ID card?

Since June 2010 EU citizens can enter Serbia with ID card. I wonder if I can also enter Kosovo with ID card?
Dirty-flow's user avatar
  • 14.7k
8 votes
5 answers
13k views

Flying with GOL airlines without a CPF

When trying to make an online check-in for a GOL flight (Rio de Janeiro GIG to Foz de Iguaçu), I cannot make it through passenger identification because I do not have a CPF number. I have two concerns:...
yo''s user avatar
  • 3,170

1
2 3 4 5