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I suspect my cellular carrier may be breaking the EU free roaming directive. What can I do about it?

My significant other and I both live in Sweden, and we have two different phone subscriptions from the same provider (Hallon). I have 25 GB monthly data, she has 100 GB. We have large plans because we ...
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Can I drive a Swiss-registered rental car in the EU as an EU resident?

There is a post on Tripadvisor from 2016 which claims the following: I hired a Swiss hire car from the airport at Basel on the 30th April. I was asked to sign a waiver that as of 1st May EU ...
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Single vs. Multiple entry Schengen visa, for Spain and France?

I am from Egypt and I'm planning a vacation to Spain and France. While filling the visa application, should I choose a single or a multiple entry visa?! If i got a single entry Schengen visa, I still ...
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I am currently sitting in a plane on the runway that has been delayed for three hours. Do I get free food?

This is an internal EU flight. EU law states that the airline has to provide food and drink for flights delayed more than 2 hours, however it is unclear how this takes place if the plane is on the ...
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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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Iran Visa Issue: U.S. - Mexico Dual National Residing in EU [duplicate]

Several months ago I tried going to Iran with my American passport to attend a marathon but got denied. The embassy or company didn't give me any direct reason as to why but shortly afterwards the ...
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If my non-stop flight is cancelled and I'm put on a slower indirect flight, am I entitled to compensation?

I've noticed that a flight I've just bought tickets for is sometimes cancelled. I assume that passengers are then put on a flight to the airline's main hub (leaves around the same time), where there ...
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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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Staying in the EU past my 90-day work agreement

I'm a non-EU citizen with a 90-day work agreement for Germany as a sort of student program. After these 90 days, I want to stay for no more than a week to go on a vacation with my girlfriend. But the ...
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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How can I know the chances of disruption?

When we have to catch a flight for something really important: a job interview, a wedding, a funeral. How can we know the chances of the airline failing us? Of overbooking? Of the flight being late or ...
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Leaving US with Ukrainian non-biometrical passport, spending long layover in EU outside the airport?

My friend is Ukrainian. She is going to the US from Ukraine soon, and on the way back she has a 9-hour layover in Paris CDG. Her US visa is in a non-biometrical passport, which doesn’t allow to enter ...
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Does the GDPR entitle me to refuse to show my boarding pass at EU airport shops?

Every time you shop at airports the shop personnel ask to see your boarding pass even if there's no discount on the merchandise due to the lack of VAT. Given that the GDPR is now in force starting ...
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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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Can I skip Ryanair's separate visa check for non-EU citizens as per the EU air passenger rights regulation?

Ryanair (and several other low-cost carriers) require that non-EU/EEA citizens present their passport for a visa check at the luggage counter: Irrespective of a passenger's visa requirements, all ...
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Italian credit card not accepted in the Netherlands?

I spent a couple of weeks in the Netherlands recently, and I was surprised that my Italian bank-issued MasterCard credit card was not accepted in a lot of venues. It was almost a 50%-50% chance of ...
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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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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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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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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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French A roads, Spanish E- roads, Dutch E roads and German roads

Looking at Google Maps, I noticed that France uses "A" to designate roads, with the occasional "E", Spain uses "E-" and "AP-", the Netherlands uses a mixture of "A" and "E" and Germany simply uses ...
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EEA family member with 2 valid residence cards

I’m a South Africa married to a Norwegian. We lived in the UK for two years where I had a valid UK Residence card (residence card of a family member of a union citizen). We now live in Norway for ...
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Can my spouse with EEA Family Permit (UK) travel visa-free to France (my country of citizenship)?

I am a French national residing in the U.K. with my non-EU husband. He is here on an EEA Family Permit, and will apply for the residency card when it expires (but U.K. website even says the residency ...
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When traveling in the EU, are there significant differences between paying with credit or debit cards?

While traveling in the EU, with both a Visa and Mastercard issued in another country within the EU, does it have disadvantages if both the cards are debit cards? Would one need a credit card for the ...
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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 ...
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Outward and return flights booked on different (low-cost) airlines through online agency - Passenger rights in case of outward flight cancellation

Sometimes, online travel agencies (such as Opodo) sell return tickets where the outbound and return flights are with different low-cost airlines (e.g., FlyBE and Eurowings). After booking what is ...
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Romania - Travel Non EU Citizen

I am required to travel to Romania recently by my company for a business meeting. I am currently a Pakistani National (Pakistani Passport), but also have the EU-Blue Card which is valid till 2020. ...
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Using passport of country of nationality after being granted refugee status

I hold refugee status in the EU and I have a refugee travel document under the 1951 convention. I want to visit a specific country but this country doesn't accept refugee travel documents. If I used ...
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Can I travel across the EU with the work permit document while the temporary residence card is being reissued

The situation is I live in Poland, citizen of Armenia, my temporary residence card is being reissued based on the new work permit I already have on hands and [new residence card] may be ready in a ...
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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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Can EU citizens 'border-hop' between Schengen countries to prolong their 90-day maximum stay? [closed]

The European Commission states that EU citizens have the right to reside on the territory of another country "for up to three months without any conditions other than the requirement to hold a valid ...
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Do I lose points on my Luxembourg license when fined in Belgium, France, Netherlands or Germany?

The Luxembourg driver's license has a point system where points are deducted after an offense depending on the severity. I am wondering whether this also applies when I speed in Belgium, France, ...
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I need to fly between two European countries once a month. What is the cheapest way to do it?

Currently I am staying in the Netherlands but I need to go back to my country (Spain) once a month from now on for some years. Each time I only need to stay one day, and the flight dates are flexible, ...
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UK family permit. Why weren't the original documents accepted?

I recently applied for a family permit as the spouse of an EEA citizen. More details are available at UK Family Permit Application and Supporting Documents I made the application online at visa4uk....
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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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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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How do I ensure that border agents stamp my passport neatly, without wasting space, ruining blank pages, etc? [duplicate]

I'm an American living in the UK with my European-national spouse, and we recently entered the Schengen zone to visit family for Christmas. As I've been living here in Europe for 7 years and ...
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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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Can I transport bullet caps on a flight within the EU?

I am traveling from Germany to Bulgaria over the upcoming holidays. Information: My uncle is a hunter and wants me to bring him some bullet caps that are not available in Bulgaria. I would transport ...
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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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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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Is my cell phone operator allowed to limit my EU data roaming?

My Norwegian cellular provider has given me a two month deal where I can use 50 GB of cellular data per month. After this 50 GB limit, I have unlimited data, but at very low speeds. I traveled to ...
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Flight reservation for Schengen visa

One of the necessary documents for a Schengen visa for non EU citizens is proof of your flights, but it doesn't state the actual (e-)tickets (for which I already paid), or the reservation of flights. ...
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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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Can I drive a Dutch friend's car in the Netherlands?

Rumours go that as a non-resident it is forbidden to drive a Dutch registered car in the Netherlands, with rental cars being the exception. The rumours continue that this even applies to Dutch ...
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As a dual citizen, am I allowed to travel outside of the European Union without using the EU passport?

My case is the following: I have Brazilian and Italian citizenships and I'm currently living in Germany, for over an year now. I plan to travel to Brazil this holiday, and unfortunately I don't have ...
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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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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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Should a non-EU citizen always carry his/her passport in Germany?

The new EU-like Turkish ID cards are not valid in the EU countries yet, but I wonder if I need to carry my passport while already in an EU country (e.g. Germany). Unlike this question, I don't intend ...
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EC261 compensation when passenger resigned from delayed flight

EC261 guarantees passengers the right to abandon journey if the expected delay is bigger than 5 hours. The court decisions interpret EC261 that a delay of at least 3h (depending on the distance) is a ...