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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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What are the exact rules of temporarily importing personal items when entering the EU as a visitor?

The European Commision website mentions that: If you enter the EU from a non-EU country, goods having no commercial character in your personal luggage can be imported free of customs duties, ...
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Can I buy “non-EU destination” priced duty-free when connecting through a second EU airport?

At many (most?) EU airports, some items in the duty free shop show different prices for people flying to EU vs non-EU destinations, and some items simply aren't for sale to people flying within the EU....
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Customs declaration when traveling to Germany

I'm a German citizen currently living in the USA. When I now visit Germany for a vacation, what items I bought in the USA do I have to declare at the customs? These items however are not staying in ...
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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 ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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What's the longest scheduled flight one can take within the EU?

Not counting Special member state territories what's the longest scheduled flight one can take starting and ending in an EU airport?
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Did I opt out of compensation by accepting meal vouchers?

Today/yesterday, I had a multi-leg flight going IAD-CPH-AMS (Washington Dulles International Airport - Copenhagen Airport - amsterdam Airport Schiphol). I had a connection time of one hour in CPH, ...
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Spouse of EU citizen returning to EU with transfer within Schengen: need visa?

Consider a (so far hypothetical) situation like this: Jack is a non-French EU citizen living in France. Jin, his spouse, is a Chinese citizen. She has a French residence card (titre de séjour ...
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Can I travel visa-free in Europe as a spouse of an EU citizen?

I have been living in Cyprus for two years with my boyfriend. I am South African and he is British. We will be getting married in Cyprus this month Once married will I be able to travel freely within ...
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Are there any catches/gotcha's with UK 3's 200mb/month free in Europe?

A few months ago, the UK arm of 3 launched a new data-only pay-as-you-go plan offering 200mb/month free. In theory, you order the sim online for free for posting to a UK address, or pay £1 for one ...
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How are days of stay calculated for Schengen visas issued for less than 90 days?

UPDATE. Having checked with the embassy, it appears that they have used the number I put in the form as "intended days of stay" that I have calculated to 9 + 2 = 11 days as any hotel stay or car ...
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What documents are required to enter Poland with a dog from outside the EU?

We are travelling by car from Moscow, Russia to Europe. We will be crossing the Belarus-Poland borders, and a little dog (a yorkshire) is travelling with us. Which documents do we need for the dog?
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Can't smugglers just walk straight through E.U. customs checks?

I am just curious why everybody coming into the U.S. must fill out a customs declaration, while in the E.U. you make your declaration by walking either through "Nothing to declare" or "Things to ...
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Can I travel across EU with my student visa?

I am a non-EU citizen and am a PhD student in the Czech Republic. When I had my visa of type D, it says valid for CZ not Schengen States. That being stated, I can understand that I can only ...
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Are there official plans to remove the 100ml carry-on restriction in Europe?

I remember reading a few years ago that the EU is planning to remove the 100ml restriction for liquids. E.g. a random article from 2010: The good news for air passengers? The end of a ban on ...
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Under EU rules, can I receive compensation if my flight was delayed by more than 3 hours but I didn't board it?

Vueling is currently experiencing problems at Barcelona airport, with many flights delayed by several hours. Assuming I'm at the airport and my flight is certainly delayed by more than 3 hours, can I ...
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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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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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The UK has voted to leave the EU. How does Brexit affect people traveling to the UK and vice-versa?

On 23rd of June, 2016, the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU. This leads to the following questions: Are UK citizens traveling to the EU affected? Are EU citizens traveling to the UK affected? ...
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Pet Travel: UK to Romania by Car

I have a road trip planned in July (England - France - Belgium - Netherlands - Germany - Austria - Hungary - Romania and back) on which I will be taking our three dogs, but I am wondering if there are ...
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Are airlines in the EU obligated to provide water for passengers?

I was flying with Ryanair last month and wanted to take some vitamin pills while on board. I went down to the end of the plane and asked for a glass of water, but the stewardess refused. Since the ...
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How much cash can we carry to UK and Schengen area from India? [duplicate]

Will be traveling with my family of 4 to UK and Spain, although we have set up foreign currency cards in GBP and Euro, can we carry cash with us? If yes, how much and does it require some sort of ...
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When is the best time to buy Euros based on the EU Referendum in the UK? [closed]

I need to get some Euros before going on holiday in early August. With the EU Referendum coming up in the UK on 23rd June 2016, my question is, When is the best time to buy Euros? By best, I mean, ...
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Are there any non-obvious differentiators in travel-insurance policies?

My family in the US will be taking a vacation to western Europe later this year, and I'm looking for travel insurance. I found this comparison tool and used it to get quotes, and I got about 50 ...
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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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As a British citizen , married to a non EU who has UK permanent resident card can travel together to italy? [duplicate]

My husband is non-EU , but holding a Uk residence permit card without bearing or written in Resident Card as member of EEA family member. Can he still travel with me in Italy ?
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Applied for Blue Card in Germany. Visa expired. Can I travel back to my country (India) and come back [closed]

I am in Germany now working with a valid work contract. I have applied for blue card 3 weeks back. It has not yet arrived. But I have a letter which says that, I have applied for a blue card (and this ...
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Non-EU family member traveling to Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am non-EU family member married to a Romanian citizen. I am currently residing in Romania and I have temporary residence card here. As Romania is in EU but not in Schengen area, can we travel ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Do I need a passport to fly from UK to Bulgaria through Istanbul?

Tuesday I'm travelling from Birmingham, UK to Sofia, Bulgaria. The flight is with Turkish Airlines and it is a connecting flight which means it will go from Birmingham to Istanbul, and then to Sofia. ...
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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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Denmark/Greenland: Entering the EU without crossing a national border

Greenland is a part of Denmark, but it is not a part of the EU. At Copenhagen airport customs is arranged to distinguish "Domestic/EU" arrivals and "Non-EU" arrivals. As non-EU, domestic arrivals ...
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Ex-con in the US, changed nationality to EU, will I be allowed entry to the UK

This may be strange question, but here goes...I was an illegal alien in the US for approx 18 years(I entered legally but overstayed). At that time I was a citizen of India. A friend of mine procured a ...
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What would Brexit mean for my immediate Europe travel plans from the UK? [closed]

I am planning a trip from England to Croatia in this coming July 2016, one month after the EU referendum will have taken place in the United Kingdom. How would the possibility of Britain leaving the ...
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Other than Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau, where in the EU can I take a selfie with my feet in two different countries? [closed]

In the EU Visible markers/lines
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What's the law about body scanners in EU? Am I legally allowed to refuse?

There are a lot of EU laws about travelling through airports. We've all seen the signs about asking for your rights. So is there any EU law about body scanners? Is there an EU law that says I am ...
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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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Travelling from Bulgaria to UK via Turkey, will I have issues with tobacco products bought from the EU?

So basically I will travel from Sofia, Bulgaria to UK, but I have a layover in Turkey. Previously I've flew the Bulgaria-UK route, but only within the EU borders. Usually when I do so, I buy ...
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Is an identity card issued to a non-citizen an acceptable document to travel within the EU?

Suppose an EU citizen is resident of another member state and gets issued a national identity card identical to the ones citizens get there. (If that is not concrete enough to answer the question, ...
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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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In Europe, where is a water border with visible markers, which can be crossed by a tourist in a small rented boat, without a passport check?

I am very fond of borders and I find crossing the border is the best bit of traveling. Is there any border in the EU that is similar to the one in the photo and that I can visit? Water borders with ...
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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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Am I an EU/EAA passenger? Ryanair

I am Turkish but I live in Sweden and I own a permanent residence there. Passport is Turkish and all but I have an ID (local ID just for Sweden) and the residence card. So do I have to check in at the ...
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Luggage transfer within the EU on international + domestic flights

Is it possible for a two-legged flight which starts in France and ends in Poland (or more generally - starts and ends within the EU) to have a luggage checked-in all the way if the first flight is ...
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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 ...