Questions tagged [eu]

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

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EU Air Passenger Rights for connecting flight

I have a Lufthansa (EU german airline) flight booked on a single ticket like this: non-EU -> FRA (2h layover) -> USA Am I entitled to: Passenger rights in case of denied boarding, downgrading, ...
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Will a holiday during WHV in Germany deduct from a subsequent 90-day Schengen short-stay?

I'm from Australia currently on a working holiday visa in Germany. My visa expires on 14th October. I wish to stay until January 2015 if I travel/live visa free for another 90 days. My question is: ...
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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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Is it possible to fly from Germany to Spain using Residence Permit without a passport? [duplicate]

I hold an Egyptian passport and it's currently at the USA embassy in order to obtain a business visa. I have a business trip to Spain in few days and I’ll need to travel before I receive back my ...
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What should I write in the “National identity number” field of the Schengen visa application form? [duplicate]

What to write in the box "National identity number, where applicable" of Schengen Visa's Application Form. Is it the same as ordinary passport's serial number ?
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Re-entering the USA with an expired VWP [duplicate]

I have visited the USA and I have VWP to my passport now it is out of date, but my ESTA is still valid. Am I able to enter the USA again if my VWP is out of date but my ESTA is valid? I am little bit ...
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Can I use 2 passports? [duplicate]

I am going to the UK for 2 weeks, courtesy of SAASTA. I have both a South African and a German (EU) passport. Would it be an issue for me to use my South African passport to leave OR Tambo, and then ...
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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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Why do they require my passport to travel within the EU for a cruise ship?

I am a Spanish citizen, and next summer I will go on a cruise trip from Spain to France (only stopping in those countries). The organising company seems to be oriented to a USA public so they require ...
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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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Any law forbids taking pieces of rocks out of Scotland?

I've found some nice small pieces of rocks on a beach in Scotland, I'd like to take them home for my fishtank. Is there any law forbiding it? Would I have any trouble at the airport? I'll be traveling ...
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Claiming EC261 compensation in another member state

I had a delayed connecting flight Poland-Germany-Switzerland, for which I'd like to claim compensation based on ec261. I contacted the airline (eurowings) to no avail. I'd like to push the claim ...
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Will my mobile phone carrier charge me extra fares if my phone switched to a different carrier while I was using data roaming inside the EU?

I am from Hungary and I am currently in France now. When I arrived here, my mobile phone carrier sent me an SMS that stated that the equivalent of my carrier I use in Hungary (Vodafone) is STR. I left ...
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Hong Kong visa for overseas Chinese

My girlfriend and I will be traveling to China and Hong Kong next month. I am an EU citizen and she is a Chinese citizen with permanent residence in the EU. For me the case is clear (I need to get a ...
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Has anyone who are non-EU travelled to Greece with UK work permit visa?

I came across this blog. The blog says that if you have a valid/non-expire work permit of EU or Schengen member which I assume UK is part of EU, you can travel for up to 90 days to Greece. I hold a ...
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Change standard visa to family permit unmarried partner

I have applied for a UK standard visa 4 times; they were all refused. I was travelling with my EU partner and child a few days ago, and found out that I can apply for a family permit as an unmarried ...
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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 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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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 ...
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Indian national with EU family member permit issued in UK. Do I need a UK visa to enter the UK?

I am a non EU national but I have a EU family member permit issued in UK as my wife is a German national but living in UK from last 15-20 years. I am an Indian and the permit was issued in UK. ...
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Re-entering EU via a country other than your Resident Permit Country

I have a Hungarian Resident Permit. I'm planning to re-enter the EU (from Asia) via Italy, since the ticket is cheaper than flying to Budapest. I will spend a few days in Rome and then fly to Budapest....
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Bumped on transatlantic flight - compensation rules?

When travelling from the US to an EU country, and involuntarily denied boarding, there are two different entities that could regulate the compensation: The US Department of Transportation has rules ...
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Can I bring nuts and cooked sausage from Brazil to Germany?

Can I bring nuts from Brazil to Germany/Europe and cooked sausage in my hand Bag? It is for personal use.
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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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Price limits for self-arranged hotel after flight cancellation

This question from another traveller states their flight within the EU was cancelled, they had to stay the night and the airline told them to get their own accomodation. They did so and eventually ...
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Is an IDP required for renting a car within the EU if you have a standard EU format license?

I'm looking into a car rental in Netherlands (Alamo) and their terms and conditions state that: International Driving Permit needed along with original domestic licence. Does this also apply to ...
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Can you get a VAT refund as a tourist after purchasing goods from the Internet inside the EU?

I am a resident of India planning to visit Europe next month with my family. I am planning to buy a road bike from a UK website and want it delivered to my friend's house in France, for collection ...
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Who is exempt from obtaining a Schengen visa?

I am British, my husband is from El salvador. We want to visit frankfurt, madrid., crete and italy for a few days only before going to UK . Do we need any visas like a tourist visa or a schengen visa?
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Can EU citizens drive cars registered outside the EU, when inside the EU?

Iv been reading on some forums about done change in EU rules regarding that EU citizens (which I am) cannot drive cars registered outside of the EU within the EU. However, iv can struggling to find ...
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EU Permit after wedding, previously refused Marriage visitor visa [closed]

Previously received some great input on here, so back again. My partner is a EEA citizen and I'm from India. We met while we were students in the UK and have been in a relationship since. Earlier ...
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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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Do I need to obtain a visa to look for a job in Schengen area for citizens of foreign nation which are not required visa to enter the area?

I live in Georgia and visa is not required for Georgian citizens to visit Schengen area up to 90 days in period of 180 days. Last year I visited 5 counties in EU including Norway, I was fascinated ...
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Exact dates on visa when date of departure is before date of arrival which is before date of invitation

I'm travelling from EU to China for (academic) work, and the date of arrival will presumably be a day after the departure, which in turn will be a day before I start work. I will need to apply for a ...
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Where is a non-EU passport stamped in the EU, regarding connecting flights?

I am a non-EU, non-UK traveler. I am going to Italy but all flights have connection in either Germany or France. Will my passport be stamped in Italy at my destination, or when I enter France/Germany ...
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Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?

I'm a non-EU citizen, I have valid Schengen and USA visa at the moment. (I also had many Schengen visas before). I'm going on a trip next month but my flights are first one to London and return from ...
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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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Why do Belgian supermarkets not provide price per kg in price labels? [closed]

In most supermarkets and shops in Europe I'm used to see price labels like this: The only part I usually look at is the price per kg. I thought it was an EU standard, I'm pretty sure it's mandatory ...
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Non-EU citizen married to British citizen, wanting to live in Netherlands [closed]

I am getting married to a British citizen in the next year. We have been in a relationship for 7 years and have been living together for 6 years. We are both living in South Africa. We would like to ...
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As a tourist in the EU, can you order prescription drugs from your home country? [closed]

I'm a tourist in Belgium. Can I order prescription drugs from Canada (because my prescription drug insurance only covers prescriptions bought in Canada)? The meds I brought with me were destroyed.
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Evisa for Georgia for an Indian citizen [closed]

The evisa website for Georgia says that a decision for a visa will get given in 5 working days on my email. I got a payment confirmation on Monday but no mail after that and it's Saturday now. Anyone ...
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Are non-EU national “visiting researchers” in Sweden eligible for VAT refund? [closed]

Sweden offers a special kind of residence permit for "visiting researchers". As far as I understand this "visiting researcher" permit is different from a proper residence permit and more akin to a D-...
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SA passport holder with Schengen visa 5 year multiple entry (EU family member) wishes to travel to EU without spouse [closed]

I'm a non EU passport holder and have a valid Schengen visa (5 year multiple entry). When I applied for the visa I applied as a spouse on a UK passport holder. Have traveled to EU several times with ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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I recently got a long term Resident Visa for Poland can I transit through Denmark? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of Pakistan and I was recently granted a long term visa "type D" National Visa of Poland. I was wondering can I transit through Denmark or Germany en-route to my host country or do I ...
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Travel to Europe without visa but with a Canadian refugee document? [closed]

I am a holder of Canadian travel document which is issued to Refugees and Stateless people. I am a refugee in Canada and cannot obtain my national passport which is Turkish. Can I travel to Europe ...
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Travelling to China

I'll be traveling to Manila next year and I would like to pick up a flight which could give me at least half a day in a Chinese city like Shanghai or Beijing during transit (to make a short ...
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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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Why do you need a valid US visa as an Indian citizen, to transit via Europe?

This was catalyzed by a question on the need for a Schengen visa for Indian citizens and the discussion that followed. The question I posed is: I have a valid US (F1) visa. Does that mean I can ...
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I'm Indonesian, can I leave Frankfurt airport without a visa when I'm waiting for a connecting flight to London?

So far I know that Indonesians need a visa to visit Germany (EU) however I will have a UK visa on my passport, and a ticket (connecting flight to London), and my question is pretty obvious: Are all ...
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Is a long stay Hungarian visa valid in all of Schengen? [duplicate]

I will be working in Hungary from January. The process for work/residence permit and visa application is on and documents are being prepared by the company I will be working with. Is the Visa same ...