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Does EU 261/2004 compensation apply if delayed by the border check?

This came up in Athens airport 1-hour connection at normal walking speed and I must admit I do not know the answer. So we have a flight coming from outside Schengen and has a very tight connection to ...
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Got a multiple-entry Schengen visa but have to cancel the original trip. Do I get to keep the visa? [duplicate]

I got a multiple-entry tourist Schengen visa, but will likely have to cancel the original trip due to personal reasons. I'd like to keep the visa active, however, as I intend to make the trip some ...
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Ex-EEA family member biometric card holder after Brexit [closed]

After a divorce with an EU national , Ive applied to retain my rights for residence and been granted a 5 year valid Biometric Residence card by UK Home office. The card I was sent is a residence card ...
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Late flight from Manchester to Dubrovnik [duplicate]

Flight TOM2428 from Manchester to Dubrovnik on 23 May 2019 took off late due to technical problems. What time did it land in Dubrovnik, & what time did the plane doors open?
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Traveling from Germany to other countries by train?

I'm going to be taking a trip to Germany in a few days. I will be in Munich and I was considering taking the train to somewhere in Austria (Innsbruck maybe?) so I could see the Alps. I'm wondering ...
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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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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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Compensation for cancelled flights in EU, one booking, multiple legs

I have a question about compensation under EU laws for my flights. I booked a Lufthansa ticket to fly from Leipzig to Valencia via Frankfurt, and from Valencia to Leipzig via Frankfurt. About 5 ...
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Lost driving license In EU. Other ID methods?

I foolishly left my wallet in Utrecht while interrailing and lost my UK driving license among other things. I've sorted most of the ramifications of the loss but I need another ID to prove I'm over 18 ...
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What happens if a person is deported to a country that previously refused asylum? [closed]

What will happen in the following scenario: You seek asylum at a European country Rejected Travel to another country Seek asylum Based on the concept of first country of asylum, you get caught and ...
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EU flight compensation distance for connecting flight

I recently had a flight from Valencia to London, going through Düsseldorf, cancelled. According to EU regulations there are different levels of compensation for flights below and above 1500 km in ...
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Do I need a Visa to Croatia with a Lebanese passport if I have an EU member state visa?

I've read on some websites that it is not required to have a visa to go into Croatia/Romania/Bulgaria/Bosnia for Lebanese citizens with an Eu member state visa. Can anyone confirm?
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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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Are “violation points” applied to EU licences outside of their home country?

Assuming I have a Czech license and break a minor law in Germany which incurs me a certain number of "violation points" (e.g. speeding), would those points be eventually transferred to my Czech ...
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Can a non-EU citizen travel freely within the Schengen area without passport? [duplicate]

My current situation is that I have residence permit of Germany (as a stamp in passport) and I wish to apply for UK visa in next few days from Germany and won't have my passport anymore during the ...
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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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Carrying a rabbit from France to Austria

I want to travel by plane From Paris to Vienna. And I'll bring my pet rabbit (Netherland dwarf) with me. But I find little information about regulation for transporting rabbits. Official site ...
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EU rights when flight delayed so much that return is missed

(Hypothetical) If I am traveling for business, I may take a flight to e.g. Frankfurt just for a 2 hour meeting, and then immediately return. I would like to know what EU regulations stipulate if the ...
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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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Germany: Family Reunion Visa: Passport valid till Feb 2020 [closed]

My spouse was recently approved with Germany Blue Card (long term employment visa). It is valid from 1st June 2019. He has not traveled to Germany yet. I have appointment at German Consulate, Mumbai, ...
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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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Travelling to EU without EU spouse [duplicate]

Me and wife were planned to travel to France to attend a wedding. She is from the EU region and i am not, i apply for schengen visa as an EU spouse which recently is required of her to sign a letter ...
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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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EU Article 10 Resident card - UK Marriage visitor UK

I am a UK National. My partner is NON-EU but has Resident permit to EU (I believe this is article 10 resident card). He travelled across EU with that resident card. He received resident permit to EU ...
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How do I get compensation for a delayed flight?

I am in dispute with Easyjet about a delayed flight, but we have reached an impasse. My flight was delayed taking off from Gatwick. According to the website flightaware.com it landed at its ...
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Historical flight data outside of the USA?

The question Where can I find historical data on arrival and departure times of a particular flight? only deals with flights in the US sourced from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics . Is there ...
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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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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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Freedom of movement in the EU - what is the purpose of your visit?

Freedom of movement and residence for persons in the EU is the cornerstone of Union citizenship, established by the Treaty of Maastricht in 1992. In my last visit to Bulagria (not Schengen area) as ...
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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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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 ...