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Questions regarding permitted or forbidden activities in various places, including unforeseen technicalities.

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How can I leave Malaysia and return home to India when my employer is holding my passport?

My friend wants to come back to India as he is not okay with the work situation in Malaysia. However, his passport is with his employer. How can he return to India without a valid passport?
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What would happen if you were found to be driving into Canada with weed?

Now that weed has been legalized in Canada, what would happen (from a legal perspective) if you tried crossing into Canada by car from the US, with Cannabis products?
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Car rental company requests photo of my ID and driving licence [closed]

Recently, while preparing for my trip i booked a car in Romanian car rental company. After booking, they send me an e-mail, asking me to send photo of my ID and driving licence on unprotected channel (...
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Are US citizens obligated to disclose foreign citizenships to US border patrol upon entry?

I am a United States citizen. However, I reside in the Middle East. Upon hearing this, a US border patrol officer asked me to disclose to him all other citizenships that I hold. I know that US border ...
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Can I travel on a UK visit visa's start date? [duplicate]

I have applied for a standard UK visit visa (6 months). I got the visa with a validity starting on 14 August 2018 (FROM DU date 14/08/18). So can I travel from India on that date if I have a flight ...
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Do you need a visa for layover in US if you’re a Canadian permanent resident? [duplicate]

I have a Philippine passport and permanent resident status in Canada. I’m worried because I don’t have a US visa for my layover.
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Is it illegal to serve baby seafood in Italy? [closed]

It should, but what does the law say? In Greece for example, it is illegal to serve baby seafood of many species, following the over-fishing in the Mediterranean. So, is it illegal in Italy to serve ...
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In Kenya, are airlines authorised to conduct background checks of passengers? [closed]

Are airlines authorised to carry out a background check prior to check-in and deny you boarding? My son reported to the check-in counter at Nairobi Airport to catch a flight to Quito through ...
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Non-EU family member travelling alone to Spain

I am a South African passport holder. I have obtained permanent residence in the UK as the family member of an EU national (German spouse). However, I obtained permanent residence under the Retained ...
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Can Indian national with Canadian PR card get UK transit visa? [duplicate]

We are nationals of India, with valid Canadian PR cards. As we have a 22-hour layover in London, with an onward flight to Canada, can we get a transit visa (48 hours) after landing at LHR (Terminal 4)?...
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Postponing my USA travel on F1 visa for next semester [closed]

I have an I-20 for theFall 2018 session and got my F1 visa approved. My college starts on the second week of August. Due to some family emergency, I need to postpone my travel for next semester i.e. ...
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Can the Czech Republic revoke a UK driving licence and impose a ban?

If a UK citizen residing in the Czech Republic receives a driving ban for a minor offence (not displaying a front numberplate) and he holds a UK driving licence, do the Czech authorities have have the ...
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Travelling as unmarried couple in Indonesia [duplicate]

My girlfriend and I are travelling to Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bali this month and we will share the same room throughout the trip. We are both Chinese citizens. Recently I have seen news reporting ...
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Bring coca leaves from South America to Europe [duplicate]

Soon I will fly back home from Argentina. Here in some places (as in other Andean countries) coca leaf from Erythroxylum Coca are legal and of common use for plenty of reasons, mainly historical. You ...
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Can an airline separate a minor from his/her legal guardian?

I recently witnessed an airline (EasyJet, in case the terms and conditions are relevant) separating a 17-year-old from their parent. From what I could tell, they were willing to be jointly denied ...
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Hardware in Iran [closed]

I will travel to Iran for a few weeks and I wanted to know if I can bring the two USB keys I always have with me: One with Tails OS installed on it. The other with two partitions, with one encrypted. ...
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Travel to Brazil

I have decided to visit my country of birth and booked airline tickets to Brazil using my current German passport. Today a friend pointed out I will need to get a Brazilian passport as I was born ...
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Can I wear earplugs during take off and landing?

During a recent flight, I was asked by an attendant during take off to remove my earplugs. My question is: is it forbidden to wear earplugs during take off and landing? If so, why?
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How can I convince airport screeners to stop asking why I prefer pat-downs?

At a London airport, a security screener ordered my granddad to the full-body scanner. As a Luddite, he requested a full pat-down. But this screener, and 3 others, kept rebuffing him: Screener: Why ...
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Does cash over USD 10,000 need to be declared before boarding a domestic flight connecting to an international flight?

There is a related previous question with an answer that suggests (in passing) that the declaration can be done at the final airport before leaving the US. But it does not address whether waiting ...
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Is there a law against hotels denying guests to have visitors [duplicate]

I've been staying at a hotel for a few weeks now. When I checked into the room the clerk at the desk said that I can't have visitors. A few days later a gentlemen came to ask about something and said ...
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Is there a way to get an International Driver's Permit while outside of your home country?

A Hungarian and Belgian are currently visiting my work in Australia, and they're unable to drive as their licenses aren't in English. In theory an IDP would work, but it's unclear if there's any way ...
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Italy AirBnb host asking for passport info and 2 off the books payment. Very skeptical

I'm an American and I'll be going to Italy in July. Is it common for my AirBnB hosts to ask for our passport information? My host asked me about for my passport info and the others who will be staying ...
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Is it legal for a male airport security guard to ask you to lift up your blouse and swab your bare stomach?

I was randomly picked for a paper swab at Bilbao airport. I was asked to come behind a screen with a male security guard and I am a single female. He asked me to lift up my blouse and proceeded to ...
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Can the police in Northern Cyprus take my passport away from me, an American citizen?

Is it legal for the authorities in the Republic of Northern Cyprus to keep my passport? I’m in Northern Cyprus and the police have taken my passport from me because of a personal dispute with a friend ...
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Traveling to Ecuador with a layover in Panama. Do I need Yellow Fever vaccine?

I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador in a few weeks. I'm flying on Copa Airlines from the United States with a 3 hour layover in Panama (PTY). I will also fly back from Quito to the United States via ...
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How to tell if an apartment listing is legit and booking is valid?

I am in the UK. I found an apartment in Germany listed on homeaway.co.uk and booked it. I had to create a homeaway.co.uk account but did not give any credit card or other payment details. I then ...
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Is it possible to drive from Southeast Asia to Europe? [closed]

My band and I are wanting to buy a vehicle in Vietnam, pack it with our music gear, and drive to Europe. Can anyone give me economically efficient information on 1) the safest route to take, and 2) ...
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Avoiding visa refusal and travelling to a different Schengen country [closed]

I am currently studying in Germany. My friend wants to apply for a Schengen visit visa to visit me in Germany. But with an increasing number of refugees in Germany, visitors from Pakistan are also ...
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Is entering the USA at Hyder, AK actually legal, or only tolerated?

It is mentioned in many places that there is no US border post when entering Hyder, Alaska, a community not connected by road to any other in the USA, and that persons are permitted to cross into ...
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Travel to the UK with a reduced felony [duplicate]

I was convicted on a marijuana possession charge in 2010. I received nine months in county jail and three years probation sentence. I completed without incident. I have never been in any other trouble....
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Romance scam ? True or false… Need answers [duplicate]

Russian visa cost? Russian passport cost? Bank holds, Visa time frame for application approval?A Russian girl is supposedly trying to come see me, she said she has completed all paperwork, but to do ...
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Hitchhiking through Native American reservations

Are there any laws forbidding hitchhiking through Native American reservations?
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How can a layperson investigate the duration of a flight's delay?

Suppose that a layperson doubts the duration of delay alleged by an airline. After the flight, how can she check it independently for a delay, without and before any lawsuit?
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Can I carry 30 comics with me while traveling from the USA to India?

I will be traveling from the USA to India. And my son has told me to buy quite a lot of comics for him. So my question is, can I carry around 30 to 50 comics while traveling from the USA to India ...
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Traveling to U.S on an Irish passport as a U.S citizen penalty [duplicate]

I traveled into the U.S on my Irish passport, even though i have an U.S passport because it was out of date and i didn't have time to renew it. I had to get a visa waiver and lie that i had not been ...
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Would it be legal/practical for a US citizen/resident to register in Hawaii to obtain the kama'aina discounts?

I'm planning a two week trip to Hawaii with a friend who is a Green Card holder. I know that theoretically he could change his residency to Hawaii, which would allow him to obtain a Hawaiian state ID/...
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How can I know if a country allows drones?

I will travel to some Asian countries very soon and I would take my DJI drone with me, but I don't know if those countries allow the use of drones in their skies. I'm trying to find the government ...
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As a tourist, can one rent a gun in the US? [duplicate]

A conversation this week at work reminded me of this question about buying a gun in the US, and the question was asked if instead, you could rent instead of buying? (Politics and amendments aside, ...
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Alcohol as necessary medicine when visiting dry countries?

In hospital a few years ago, I met a man who needed to take anticoagulation medicine daily. However, he had some sort of stomach enzyme that prevented him absorbing the medicine. As a result, daily, ...
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British citizen and non-EU visitor visa marriage

I (a British citizen with full UK passport) and my fiancee (a Chinese citizen) plan to get married in the UK. She currently has a type C visitor multiple-entry visa allowing her to visit the UK until ...
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Crossing MX/US border (@San Ysidro, CA) with outstanding US warrant

A friend has a warrant for not paying the last of her fines for a DUI in Colorado and wants to go to Tijuana, Mexico. If Immigration checks and finds out (when she crosses the border on her way back) ...
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I have multiple citizenships, and somehow landed in legal trouble while travelling abroad. Which embassy should I contact for consular services?

Consider the scenario where you are travelling overseas, outside of the jurisdiction of any of the countries to which you have citizenship. You somehow end up in legal trouble, and are arrested. By ...
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Is kirpan allowed in Singapore MRT?

After going through this, I have found that, Kirpan is allowed to be carried in public if it meets the following security criteria: 1) The blade should not be more than 6 inches 2) The ...
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What can I do for a pair of kids who are in China with expired passports, expired visas? [closed]

An old couple in my neighborhood are caring for a pair of kids, their grandchildren. Apparently the intent was for them to travel from their birth country, Belize, and stay in China under their care ...
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How can I travel to ICE or DHS headquarters? [closed]

Ok, so for our social studies project, I need to have a 'cultural experience' related to the group of people we are studying. This works well for someone who actually is studying 'Africa' or '...
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What information is shared with immigration deparments when clearing customs/immigration? [closed]

When a US citizen enters a foreign country and passes through immigration, what information (especially information provided by the US) is available to the foreign government besides the information ...
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Legal pitfalls after emergency landing

I know this is not a common scenario, but it's quite scary. Imagine that you are travelling from the UK to Australia, and you intend to respect all laws in both locations. In both, you are allowed ...
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Drunk Cycling Laws [closed]

As we all know, almost all parts of the world have very specific laws regarding drunk driving they specify a certain amount of blood alcohol content that is permissible to be a in state fit to drive. ...
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Why is the airline fuel fee a tax?

The price of my flight is shown in the picture below. I want to understand the airline fuel fee better. Is it still legal to call it an "airline fuel fee"? Why is the airline fuel fee considered a ...