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Questions tagged [eu]

For questions relating to the European Union as an economic and political entity.

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Can family of EU Blue Card holder travel freely in the Schengen Area with a German Aufenthaltstitel? [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen working and living in Germany on an EU Blue Card. My family (wife and 2 children) is here with me. We were all issued standard German Aufenthaltstiteln (residence permit cards) ...
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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 ...
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Does a family member of a Portuguese citizen need a visa to go on holiday to Spain?

We are wanting to book a holiday to Spain. My hubby holds a Portuguese passport, and I have a South African passport, but I do have a Family member EU residence permit/card. Would I need to get a ...
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Can I transit Germany to Spain with a spain entry visa? (Not Schengen)

I have a complicated situation. I am in Canada now with tourist visa and Iranian passport. I have a letter from government of Spain that let me enter to Spain territory in order to get my Spain ...
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Entering another Schengen Country from India on EU / EAA Residence Permit

I am a non-EU national (Indian) currently staying in Norway. I hold a valid Norwegian Residence Card for family members of EU nationals. I am aware this allows me access to travel, visit and enter ...
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Why does my laptop charger not work with this adapter?

I just bought this adapter at the hotel because I forgot to bring mine from home. For some reason my laptop is not charging when I use this. My charger works until ~250V and the adapter accepts 240V.
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What rights do EU travellers have when they miss a flight due to it leaving early? [closed]

I know there are some pretty traveller-friendly passenger rights in the EU for those people whose flights are delayed, cancelled, bumped or downgraded, but what rights do travellers have if they miss ...
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Citizen of the UK travelling from there to Amsterdam on 11th April

I am a citizen of the UK, where I live. I am travelling to Amsterdam for a conference on April 11. The UK may leave the EU on April 12th (as a No Deal Brexit) if Theresa May's brexit deal doesn't ...
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Non-EU family member re-entering Schengen without residence card

My husband and son are EU citizens but I am not. We lived for the past nine years in Germany where I had the regular Aufenthaltskarte (residence card; not the Daueraufenthaltskarte for permanent ...
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How will overstaying my Finnish visa affect future travel/visas?

I used to study in Finland 10 years ago on a Finnish student visa. As my visa was expiring and I prepared to travel to my home country, I didn't ask for permission to stay longer. So I left Finland 15 ...
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Are all trains/buses within the EU non-smoking? What about smoking on platforms?

No, I'm not a smoker, but some friends coming on a trip with me are, and they want to know what their options are (I suppose some of the 12+ hour journeys we have planned frighten them). Personally, ...
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Can I carry a NAS through airport security in the EU?

I own a relatively small 4-bay NAS. Can it go through airport security within the European Union? Network-attached storage (NAS) is a file-level computer data storage server connected to a computer ...
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Flight time has been changed - Ryanair refuses to cancel

I have received today an email that my flight time has been changed from 10:50 to 12:15. Even if it is 1 hour and 25 minutes I wanted to cancel my flight (Flight is only about 1 hour). The airline (in ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due de-icing process?

I was talking to a friend recently and he referred he was in a delayed flight from Brussels a couple of weeks ago due to de-icing. Basically the plane already had an initial delay to which summed up ...
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Does the EU flight delay compensation apply to connecting flights as well?

There has recently been a question about a traveler who missed his connecting flight within the EU and was forced to take a different flight at a later time. In that scenario, would the EU's flight ...
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Why is sex/gender present in EU-issued passports?

I've read the lex regarding the contents of any passports issued in the EU, however it provides no explanation as to the necessity of the points. So why is it necessary that your sex be presented in a ...
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Passport for layover in Paris waiting for connection flight to The Netherlands

We are flying back to The Netherlands, where I work, and have to transfer via Paris. However, we came to South Africa to renew the kids passports which expire 25 March 2019. Their passports are not ...
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After Brexit, will the EU recognize British passports that are valid for more than ten years?

This morning on TV a presenter said that after Brexit the EU would not accept passports that over ten years from date of issue to date of expiration. I go on holiday on 28/03 the day before Brexit and ...
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Can I claim EU flight delay compensation if I rebook the outward ticket to another date?

My flight A will be delayed by 48h. According to EU regulations it seems I'll be able to claim concatenation for the delay. https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/travel/passenger-rights/air/index_en....
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EU flight delay compensation for multi-leg trip

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flight. We booked tickets from Venice to Lima with Air Canada. We had two layovers, first in Brussels and second in Montreal. Our first two ...
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IF UK leaves EU on March 29th, do EU holiday makers have to leave the country?

hope someone can help me out. Couldn’t really find anything regarding my question. I am a EU Citizen (Germany) and currently staying at my Girlfriends flat as a holiday in UK. If the UK would leave ...
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VAT refund for a conference ticket in Sweden

I've purchased a conference ticket online for 6500 SEK (including VAT). The conference will take place in Sweden. As a non-EU resident, can I refund VAT from this purchase? Either online or visiting ...
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Is EU residence permit still valid for transit through London for a Non-EU citizen(post brexit) [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to India via London from Helsinki in April 2019( post brexit) , I currently hold a residence premit issued by Finland, Do I need to apply to for a transit Visa (Direct Air Transit ) ...
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Whom do I have to contact for a ticket refund in case of denied boarding (in the EU)?

I have bought tickets for a flight with Etihad Airways through Flighttix. Due to the current unexpected political unrest in Pakistan, the airports over there have been closed and therefore I was ...
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Maximum price for calling inside the EU, from when?

Last year, the EU agreed to cap prices of international phone calls: The European Parliament scored a victory after months of heated negotiations as the European Commission and national diplomats ...
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Can I enter the UK with my EU spouse, marriage certificate, and my German Blue Card?

I am a non-EU citizen and working in Germany with Blue Card residence permit. I got married to an EU citizen after I came here. We want to travel to the UK but, as I read it, the UK lets you enter if ...
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How exactly is the delay time calculated for the purposes of EU air travel compensation?

According to EU regulations, passengers are entitled to compensation if their flight is delayed by at least three hours in relation to the originally scheduled arrival time. But how exactly is the ...
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Civil Union Partner with Family Permit approved travelling with EEA member - Customs Queue [duplicate]

My Family Member permit was approved - Civil Union Partnership with separate Surnames. Can I join my partner at the EU Customs queue when entering the UK?
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Does UK entry ban effect entry to schengen or eu countries? [closed]

If UK operates sis and at the same time it has no access to issue wide alerts or entry ban to schengen then what’s the function UK can do operating sis?
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Leaving the UK before Brexit and re-entering after Brexit as a EU citizen [closed]

I am an EU citizen currently living in the UK. On the 29th of March I need to get a flight to Dublin, and I'll come back the 31st. Is there anything I should be worried about considering that the ...
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Denied boarding apparently covered up as a delayed flight [closed]

Last year, with famous EU company L, I had a trip A -> B -> C, with A a US city and B and C EU cities. First flight was at 5:00pm. Connection time in B was 3h. More than 3500 km between A and B. The ...
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Flight delay compensation due to weather (EU)

My friend is due to fly to Jersey today from Gatwick by Easyjet this morning and return to London from Jersey in the evening Both flights are cancelled. My question is which leg can she claim ...
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Bringing whale meat in to the EU

Can I bring whale meat from Iceland to EU? (I am based in Poland but I guess everywhere in the EU rules are the same.)
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Validity of Schengen Visa after Change of Country of Residence (UAE)

Can I travel to Schengen country if I received Schengen tourist visa as a resident of UAE? But before travelling I have to cancel my UAE residency visa and I am not going to return to UAE.
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Do I need a visa to travel to Malta? [closed]

I'm an Indian national and I got a job offer in Malta. My future employer has applied for a residence permit on my behalf. About a month ago, they told me that my residence permit application has been ...
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Do I need a visa to intern/study in Austria?

I have an American passport and I know that I can enter Austria visa-free for 90 days. I want to do an internship/apprenticeship at an Austrian company. It will be unpaid work. Will I need a visa or a ...
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Eu to US power adapter [closed]

I bought a Beard trimmer from Tophatter not realizing it came with European power cord with the 2 long prongs instead of a regular US plug. So power input is 230v-50Hz only, where most plugs are rated ...
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Schengen visa used in non-EU country can it be reused in EU?

I have a Swedish visa issued for 1 year, multiple entries, duration of stay 90 days. I used this visa to stay 82 days in Colombia. Can I use it again to stay in an EU country? It is valid until ...
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Delay compensation for multi-legged flight

If I was on a flight from India to England via Kuwait, and the India -> Kuwait leg is delayed (by 5 hours), causing the Kuwait -> England leg to be delayed by 24 hours, is compensation still payable? ...
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Is it necessary for a family member of an EU citizen to write travel dates in the visa application for Ireland?

I am applying as a family member of an EU citizen for Ireland. I want to clarify is it compulsory to write intended dates of travel in the visa application.
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Which commission-free card options are available to UK residents who want to travel abroad? [closed]

I am traveling to Bangalore from Edinburgh via Dublin and Abu Dabhi. The thing is I have got a good layover time in both Dublin and Abu Dabhi and so I'm looking to do some shopping over there. To ...
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Can I apply Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen from Netherland Embassy in Malysia while I am living in Pakistan?

I am a spouse of EU national and want to apply for Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen.Can I send my visa application and documents to Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia while I am a citizen ...
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Can travelling alone for a short period of time to the US trigger red flags at the border?

I am travelling solo for only week from the EU to NYC. I was looking at some questions on this website and others and it seems like that solo travelers often get questioned more extensively than ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from EU to India by plane? [closed]

What's the flight or flights that regularly connect an European Union country with India for less money? My research has showed that Air Arabia was a good option some years ago when connected Athens ...
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When can I travel next time to Ecuador using my EU passport?

I am Romanian and I traveled to Ecuador for 84 days (the limit of my EU passport, without visa, is 90 days). The official website says that I can be in Ecuador for maximum 90 days, without visa. I ...
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Can EU nationals enter and exit Albania with EU ID card?

I was wondering if I need a passport or I can simply use my EU ID card to enter and exit Albania? Many thanks, KG
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Short trip as a 15 year old

I live in Slovenia and I want to take a trip with my friend to Vienna. I got a valid ID and passport and I could take a bus or a train there. But the problem is the stay. Is it possible to stay 2 ...
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Are there any catches/gotcha's with UK 3's 200mb/month free in Europe?

A few months ago, the UK arm of 3 launched a new data-only pay-as-you-go plan offering 200mb/month free. In theory, you order the sim online for free for posting to a UK address, or pay £1 for one ...
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Non-EU spouse of UK citizen Schengen visa requirements

I'm a British citizen and my wife is in the UK on a spouse visa. She holds a BRP card. We're planning to visit Germany and some other Schengen countries, and I've got a question around visa ...