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Can I leave the Schengen Area (and come back) while my non-eea spouse resident card application is being processed?

My wife and I recently moved to Germany. She's a Swedish citizen, and I'm American. It'll be December before I can actually apply for my residence card, because my appointment to register our address ...
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Are VAT refunds mandatory in the UK / EU?

A friend of mine recently returned from Germany and I was asking him about VAT refund and he said that the Apple store refused to give him a refund receipt because according to the store clerk, they ...
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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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Is an EU residency permit for EU nationals a valid travel document within the EU?

I am a citizen of an EU member state, being a resident in another EU member state. I hold a both a national identity card of my birth country and a resident permit of my home country. In an answer to ...
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Are there EU Regulations/Laws or French Laws regarding hotel services/amenities?

As the title says are there any laws or regulations that state what services/amenities must be provided inclusive of stay in hotel/motel in France? Booked a holiday to the French Alps and the self-...
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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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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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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Can you ask for a compensation if the delay was due to the 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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EU roaming when calling a number outside the EU?

I have a SIM card from one EU country, and travelled to another. It was after 2017-06-15, so I should enjoy the new "roam like at home" rules. I made a call to a non-EU country, expecting to be ...
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Can I use my Girocard V-Pay for money withdrawal in every EU country?

I have the Girocard V-Pay card issued by Postbank. According to Wikipedia article, this card can be used in ATMs within European Union, that would suggest, in each EU-country. However, I'm a bit ...
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Does the EU keep statistics on complaints against airlines for not paying out the delayed flight compensations?

Let's say I have a flight delayed and would like to apply for delayed flight compensation based on EU rules. Is there any way to verify in advance (based on facts rather than hearsay) if a given ...
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Website/app with list of the best low-cost flights deals within EU by city/airport?

I am looking for a website/application that will allow me to monitor some airport or airports in some area and send me the deals when something is interesting (much cheaper than average) to my mail. ...
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Codeshare flight by non-EU airline. Am I able to claim delay compensation?

I was on a codeshare flight from Mexico City to Barcelona with a layover in Paris. The flight from Mexico City to Paris was operated by Aeroméxico and the flight from Paris to Barcelona was operated ...
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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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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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EC261 compensation for a delay between 3 and 4 hours

I was recently on a flight which arrived 3 hours and 25 minutes later than scheduled. It departed from the EU, arrived in a non-EU country, was longer than 3500 km, and was operated by an EU carrier. ...
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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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International Iberia flight cancelled due to technical issue: what are my rights?

I had a flight from New-York to Tel-Aviv with a layover in Madrid on Sunday 9pm (EST). I booked my tickets through Iberia, but the flight between TLV and Madrid were operated by ElAl. Due to a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Travel with an UK residence card (EU family member) after Brexit

I am a EU citizen living in the UK with my wife, who is a non-EEA citizen. She has a UK residence card given under the EU rules for a family member of a EU citizen. Currently, she can travel with me ...
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drive from China to UK in Chinese registered car

My husband wants to drive his Chinese registered car from China to UK across Kazakhstan, south west Russia and across Europe to UK to raise money for charity. Do you know of a car insurance company ...
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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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VAT/Customs when receiving an item from the US in another EU country (on holiday)

I'm a resident of Denmark travelling to the UK for a holiday. Here, I will be receiving an item bought online in the US. FedEx has applied the UK VAT of approx 800 USD, whereas the VAT in Denmark ...
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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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Do I need a passport/visa to travel inside EU with a change of airplane in Istanbul?

I am travelling to Amsterdam from Greece with a change of airplane in Istanbul, is my id enough to travel or do I need a visa/passport? I have already search online and I think it's okay, but I want ...
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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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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...

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