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Schengen visa used in non-EU country can it be reused in EU?

I have a Swedish visa issued for 1 year, multiple entries, duration of stay 90 days. I used this visa to stay 82 days in Colombia. Can I use it again to stay in an EU country? It is valid until ...
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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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Can I apply Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen from Netherland Embassy in Malysia while I am living in Pakistan?

I am a spouse of EU national and want to apply for Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen.Can I send my visa application and documents to Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia while I am a citizen ...
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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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Validity of Schengen Visa after Change of Country of Residence (UAE)

Can I travel to Schengen country if I received Schengen tourist visa as a resident of UAE? But before travelling I have to cancel my UAE residency visa and I am not going to return to UAE.
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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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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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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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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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Can a non EU spouse stay in the EU for two years in different countries? [closed]

I am Colombian, my husband has dual nationality from UK and Ireland, but he has never lived in Europe, only in the UK. He has a tech business in the UK and I work as a freelance designer and we want ...
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When can I travel next time to Ecuador using my EU passport?

I am Romanian and I traveled to Ecuador for 84 days (the limit of my EU passport, without visa, is 90 days). The official website says that I can be in Ecuador for maximum 90 days, without visa. I ...
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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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EU Compensation Entitlement [closed]

I was booked on BA under one booking reference for a flight from Bangkok to Glasgow via Heathrow. The Heathrow Glasgow leg was cancelled at the last minute with the consequence I didn’t arrive in ...
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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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Visa needed to visit Greece, Romania and Czech Republic?

Do I need a visa to visit Greece, Romania and the Czech Republic? I have both UK and Australian passports.
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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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Claim against AirEuropa (migrated from Law site)

My friend and I were supposed to fly with AirEuropa from Tel Aviv to Madrid early in the morning. Two other friends were to flight to Madrid from another country and to wait for us there. Then, taking ...
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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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Can a holder of carta soggiorno travel to U.K. Without a visa With his spouse holding an Italian passport [duplicate]

please I'm confuse. I need your help. I want to find out if a carta soggiorno holder can travel to U.K. Without a visa whiles going with her spouse who holds Italian passport.
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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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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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Travel in the Schengen area with a residence permit but no passport [duplicate]

We live in Germany and have residence permits (Aufenthaltstitel). Unfortunately, my wife lost her national passport. She applied for a new one, the process will take about three months. Now, we need ...
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Does the EU air passenger rights regulation require rebooking into a higher class, if no seat in the same class are available?

For what flights does the EU air passenger rights regulation apply? Specifically, if my flight from the US to Europe is delayed or cancelled, can I demand to be booked on the next flight to the same ...
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Can I leave the transit area during an EU+Schengen layover?

Suppose I have the following two-leg flight: From: Outside the EU and Schengen. To: Outside the EU and Schengen. Same airline for both legs. Connection airport: In continental Europe, inside the EU ...
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Dual citizenship causes confusion at passport control

I have two EU citizenships (and passports). A few years ago I travelled to Spain on my old EU passport (citizenship). I shall call it other passport from now on. But now every single time I visit ...
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Do I need an international vehicle registration code in Norway when I have an EU license plate?

I will be driving in Norway. Do I need to equip my car with an international vehicle registration code sticker, if I have an EU license plate? International vehicle registration code: EU license ...
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Residence visa and Schengen visa overlap

I am a US citizen who got a residence visa for Spain. The Spanish residence visa is valid for 3 month (June 1st to Sep 1st). Such a visa allows you to go to Spain and convert the visa into a residence ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...