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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse

I am an EU citizen (French) living in Asia (Indonesia). I would like to take my non-EU spouse on holiday to Holland and am wondering if DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC applies in obtaining a free short term ...
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Automated passport control in the EU

I have a new biometric passport (what I mean by that is that it bears the chip sign on the cover), I haven't done any fingerprint or eye scans to get it though. How do the automated gates use the ...
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Any restrictions on document validity when travelling within the EU as an EU citizen?

For many extra-EU citizens, even if they are allowed to travel visa-free their passport or accepted identity documents must be valid for at least three months after their intended departure. This is ...
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When entering the EU, can one bag count for two people's duty free allowances?

As I understand it, when entering the EU from outside, you can't combine your duty free limits on a single item. So, I believe, two people can't bring in a single 2l bottle of spirits for free, as the ...
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UAE travel visa, is there a limit to how many times I can use them?

I have a Slovak passport and thus can travel visa in UAE for free. They are valid for 30 days. The trouble is, I want to stay in Dubai for couple months. I heard I can do the visa run (visiting ...
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Can I pack a razor in a carry-on on planes leaving Toronto Pearson airport?

Can I? Never carried a razor before. The women's Gillete safety razor? Now, I'm pretty sure the TSA are good with it but I read on the Transport Canada site which was updated on 2011 that razors ...
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Eligible to get compensation on rebooked EU flight itinerary?

Last week I was to fly from LAX to AMS on United. Due to weather, the itinerary was cancelled 5 hours in advance and United rebooked me on an itinerary departing 3 days later. I believe that via EU ...
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Can I use an Italian passport that expires in December to Travel to Germany in August?

I hope someone can help me. I have an italian passport that will expire in December of this year. I have a trip planned in August, to go to Germany for 3 days. Can I use my Italian passport seeings ...
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Passport queue length in UK in relation to arrival method

If an EU citizen arrives to the UK, would there be any difference in relation to passport queue length if different arrival methods (i.e. transportation) were used? For example, would the passport ...
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Lufthansa, Bank and SEPA mega mess

Oct 9: I booked a flight in lufthansa.com, and paid via SEPA (never used it before), which asked for my IBAN. I received the confirmation email (booking code and e-ticket no.), so far so good! Oct 12:...
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Flight delay compensation in Europe?

My wife and I traveled with Wizz Air last month from Keflavik (IS) to Budapest (HU) and our flight was delayed for 4.5 hours. We are indian nationals with residency in Hungary. Are we eligible for ...
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How much alcohol may I import into the Netherlands?

I would like to take the following quantity of alcoholic beverages to the Netherlands from a non-EU country: 0.75 L of spirits, 3.0 L of wine, 0.7 L of beer. I checked several websites, including the ...
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Do I have to declare my fruits flying into the EU?

I'm flying into the Schiphol. I know the rules regarding fruits, they can be found here: http://www.belastingdienst.nl/wps/wcm/connect/bldcontentnl/belastingdienst/prive/douane/...
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Do I need an EU visa if I'm married to a UK citizen?

I'm a Jordanian national married to a UK citizen. I hold a leave to remain spouse visa here in the UK. Do I need a visa to travel to Europe with my partner? I have been reading a lot and it gets more ...
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Where can I see taxes and fees in the price of my Ryanair tickets? And why is there still a handling fee?

I was briefly considering cancelling a flight booked with Ryanair today. By a recent EU court ruling airlines must disclose taxes and fees in their ticket price and refund these without charging ...
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Does the nationality of an EHIC card need to match the nationality of the passport?

When the UK leaves the EU, I am planning to get an Irish passport. I am not eligible to get an Irish EHIC because I am not a resident of Ireland. So I am wondering, can I use a UK EHIC with an Irish ...
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Can I apply for another Schengen Visa when I already have a single entry unused one?

I'm traveling to Belgium for a month for a training and already got my single entry Schengen visa from 29-6 to 13-8 with a 30 days stay duration. My stay in Belgium will be from 30-6 to 28-7 for the ...
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Duty free when flying to two different EU countries with 2 litres of spirits?

As I understand it, the limits for duty free for both the UK and France for people arriving from outside of the EU is a maximum of 1 litre of alcoholic beverages over 22%. As such, on a single direct ...
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How many cigarettes can I bring back from Serbia to the European Union?

I am going to Serbia this summer and I would like to know how many cigarettes I can bring back to the European Union. P.S I am going from Serbia to Latvia through Frankfurt (Germany) by plane.
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Destination airport switched, 7 days before arrival. Am I allowed compensation ? (EU)

I had a flight on TUI from Morocco to Paris Roissy planned. 7 days before the flight, the company changed the airport of destination to Paris Orly, and we had to pay for a taxi home. In this ...
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Preparing for travel with pending EEA(FM) application [closed]

My spouse (US national) and I (German national) have both been living and working in the UK permanently for a number of years. She's currently working here on a Tier 2 visa and I'm exercising treaty ...
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Schengen visa for UK citizen?

Since I am a UK citizen I require a Schengen VISA to pass through Europe when I go travelling this year. However where do I get one, I have checked the EU Parliament site and cannot find anything ...
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Are there passport checks when going between EU and non-EU countries in the Schengen Area?

When travelling between two Schengen states, one in the EU and one outside, such as from France to Switzerland or Sweden to Norway, do you go through passport control? This question assumes land (or ...
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Don't understand about the Schengen area visa system, for staying in Denmark specifically? [duplicate]

I have a British passport, I am a citizen, lived there all my life. Do I need a visa to stay in Denmark? If not, how long would I be allowed stay there (while not working or studying, just on holiday)...
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Can a Thai national married to a UK citizen enter the UK freely?

I am a UK Citizen/Passport Holder, have a house in the UK but have been mainly in Thailand for the past twelve months, so currently deemed a nonresident in the UK. The reason for being in Thailand ...
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Visiting EU as British citizen long-term

I would like to visit the EU for non-work or studying purposes, etc. for about a year from next week starting in Greece. Until 23 September 2015, I spent 5 weeks in Romania continuously. I'm a ...
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Travelling from Poland to England and customs check in Germany

I recently drove from Poland to England and was stopped by German customs to see the contents of my van. I had the following: kitchen from IKEA, wardrobe from Polish company, doors from Polish ...
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How much gold can be transferred between EU countries?

I am concerned about the solvency of banks generally, so I would like to convert bank deposits to gold. I plan to purchase the gold in UK, then take it to Spain. Is there a limit to the amount of ...
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Mobile Roaming Charges in Europe - have they been abolished yet?

I am currently based in Friedrichshafen, Germany. I have a German sim card. I will be travelling to Switzerland, Austria and France during this Christmas season and I would like to know if the ...
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Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
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Dual citizen US/Ireland need healthcare in EU [closed]

I'm the victim of a bad foot surgery here in the US. Because the patient comes about 5th in our system, I can't get the corrective surgeries I need. I reside in US but have dual citizenship with ...
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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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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 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 are “unused goods” for the purpose of tax-free shopping?

An acquaintance of mine looks into purchasing a laptop while on a tourist trip to the EU. Naturally, they would like to benefit from VAT tax refund (the shop they want to buy the laptop from works ...
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Can you put small electronics with a battery in checked luggage on EU flights?

I have an electric shaver with a built in battery. Can I put it in my checked luggage on EU flights?
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Spouse of EU citizen returning to EU with transfer within Schengen: need visa?

Consider a (so far hypothetical) situation like this: Jack is a non-French EU citizen living in France. Jin, his spouse, is a Chinese citizen. She has a French residence card (titre de séjour ...
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Where does one go through customs when transferring in the EU/Schengen?

I am travelling from the USA to France, transferring in Spain. I am bringing pets (live animals) which need to be declared at customs. They travel in the cabin with me (not cargo). Both legs of the ...
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How much can I claim in damages for a missed connection, on an EU airline flying through the EU?

On a flight from Asia to the US on British Airways recently, I missed the connection in London. The first flight was delayed because of mechanical reasons. London was chaotic and British Airways was ...
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Schengen Visa - Schengen countries visit after UK visit

I have a 6 months UK Business visa. I need to apply for Schengen Visa to allow other EU countries travel. I will be travelling multiple time to Schengen countries for next 3-4 months and I have ...
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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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Stamping of non-EU passports with residence permit

I am a non-EU citizen residing in Germany for more than 2 years with a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel). I got stamped the very first time I entered Germany but since then I never got my ...
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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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How does Schengen multiple entry visa work?

My understanding of multiple entry is that they have two limits: Bigger limit (5/4/3 year) and smaller limit (3 months after each entry). And I do not know general figures, just giving example in ...
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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Traveling to Spain from the USA with an Italian permanent residence card

I have travel coming up from New York to Spain. I am wondering if I will need a visa considering that I am: an Italian permanent resident (I have the permesso di soggiornno CE) a US permanent ...
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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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I'm a UK Citizen, my Non-EU/EEA wife's parent wants to visit France with us, which visa should we be applying for?

I am a UK citizen, my wife is a non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizen who holds a UK Residence Permit. Her mother would like to visit us and travel with us to France over Christmas, my question is which visa ...
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Staying longer in Italy

I am 18 years old, from South Africa, currently in Italy on a Schengen visa that expires in 2 months. I am living with a host family. I would like to stay here 6 months longer with the family but my ...
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Refund for Flight Cancellation - SATA

Many months ago, SATA (now known as Azores Airlines) canceled a flight from the Azores to Boston on which my wife and I had confirmed passage. EU regulations are clear that under the circumstances ...