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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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How does Schengen multiple entry visa work?

My understanding of multiple entry is that they have two limits: Bigger limit (5/4/3 year) and smaller limit (3 months after each entry). And I do not know general figures, just giving example in ...
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to rent an apartment monthly in EU, non-EU citizen [closed]

I am a Russian citizen who has a 3 years EU multi visa category C. I would like to legally rent an apartment in EU with a monthly payment for a long term, 2+ months. The idea is that I will be ...
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Is there a European website dedicated to reviews of how well each travel insurance pays out?

I'm looking to buy a travel insurance and thanks to my EU residency there are plenty of various options: traditional brokers, credit cards, online-only brokers like World Nomads, etc. When picking out ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multiple 3-month stays in one Member State with freedom of movement

EU laws state that EU citizens have the right to reside (ie. travel) in other member states without restrictions for up to three months. Article 6 of Directive 2004/38/EC states: Union citizens ...
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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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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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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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Is the EU settlement status the same as a resident card?

My wife has eu settlement status, I am a French citizen, we both live and work in the UK. Can she travel to france with me, without requiring a visa? or will she now need a new visa to travel to ...
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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 ...