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France immigration counsultant [migrated]

Anyone can tell me how to find a good and in reasonable cost a France immigration consultant as I have a long stay visa refusal and I like to lodge an application but as am in UK so I don't know any ...
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Can I claim compensation for flight delay under EU Reg 261? Airline claims cause is event outside of their control

A family member recently flew Air Canada from Venice to Los Angeles via Montreal. (If it matters, they're an EU citizen) Due to a 3:32h delay of the original flight (VCE-YUL), they missed the ...
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How to travel with a minor when you're not their parent (returning to residence country)?

A few years ago, I made the question. This focused on going out. However, I have doubts when returning to home country. I will be flying with a family member, who is a minor. I know I need a written ...
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Foreign driver gets a ticket in my car

A German friend came to visit in L.A. He used my car and ran a red light. After he left the US, I received a letter with a ticket and fine. If I give the traffic dept. his name and address will they ...
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Returning home to China after overstay in Slovenia

I'm asking for an acquaintance who came to Slovenia with a business visa that has since expired. Now he wants to return home to China. Will he have any problem with returning to his country when he ...
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Is registering a marriage in Taiwan required for Taiwanese citizens living abroad?

Two Canadian citizens are getting married in Canada, and one of them is also a Taiwanese citizen. The couple plan on living in Canada, but will be going to Taiwan to visit family. Are they required to ...
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Can I claim compensation for incurred expenses and compensation under EU Reg 261?

EDIT: To clarify my original question to make it clear. I flew with easyjet from London Gatwick to Edinburgh on the 10th of June. The flight was cancelled 3 hours before the flight. I arrived at the ...
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Official recommendations for how early to reach the airport

Airlines usually suggest to reach the airport very early in their instructions; of course it costs them nothing to write "you must arrive 3.5 hours early for this internal flight, even if you ...
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Is active declaration required at US Customs?

Up until roughly 5 or so years ago, every traveler entering the US was required to turn in a paper declaration form when passing through US Customs. This form asked whether you were carrying various ...
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How would I find a reliable attorney in Russia to assist me in case consular support is unavailable?

In What are the practical implications of limited consular support in Russia? @Danubian writes: So if you want to go anyway, you should at least make sure you have any local contact that would be ...
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Can I bring nicotine pouches from my home country into the US?

I am 20 and in my country I can legally buy nicotine pouches. In US however, I can not, because to purchase them you have to be over 21. My question is, does this law only apply to buying goods but ...
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Why can't I take photos inside of stores in Portugal?

In a para-pharmacy in Porto, I was stopped from taking a photo of a product in their store. (I was going to use it to look up the product online to see if I could switch out the power cord when I got ...
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Within EU we can stay in another EU country for 3 months, when does the period reset?

Would it count if I left the country, made a U-turn and came back? Or rented a hotel for a night? When can I go back and keep living in that country after leaving when my 90 days is done? Are there ...
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Flight cancelled: try an ADR or directly to claims management company? [closed]

My Ryanair flight was cancelled (officially delayed 18 hours) because a crew member was sick and according to the EU regulation 261 and sources like this and this I should be entitled to a 400€ (> ...
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Plane ticket includes train ticket (Europe), what if I do not show up at train station?

I have to travel from Tijuana (Mexico) to Brussels (Belgium) on a business trip. The flight is operated by AirFrance and goes: from Tijuana to Mexico City (Aeromexico); from Mexico City to Paris (...
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Which countries allow short term remote work without a visa or with a regular tourist visa?

There is a question on this site asking about countries they can stay for prolonged periods to work remotely, which has a nice post-COVID answer listing a bunch of countries. However, those are ...
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Can I travel with a suitcase full of condoms?

Let’s say I want to bring only thousands of condoms in my suitcase when traveling. Doesn’t matter if it’s with me on the plane or sent separately. Will I get in trouble for being suspected of ...
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Can non-residents enter libraries in Tel Aviv?

If I am a US citizen in Tel Aviv, would I be able to sit in the Shaar Zion library and do work? The library website says, "Tel Aviv-Yafo residents can utilize the city’s libraries without charge ...
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Entered EU on EU passport, marked as leaving EU when entering Gibraltar on Canadian passport. Will this cause problems?

I have dual nationality, Canada-Poland (EU). Born and raised in Canada, but parents are Polish. Normally reside in Canada. Background: back in November 2021, I flew to the UK via Toronto > London &...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

I am a French student going to Singapore to study for 4 months on a campus. I have been sent back from Singapore to my departure country as I have been tested positive to THC in the airport with CBD ...
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Why do passports belong to a country and not to the citizen?

As we know, a passport enables its holder to travel abroad, and certifies the holder's personal identity. In terms of ownership, it's less commonly known that passports belong to the country that ...
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Is any translation of driver’s licence valid for international driving?

As far as I can tell the Geneva 1949 convention only defines the standards that translation must comply to. Therefore, by definition, there shouldn’t be an “official entity” in charge of making the ...
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Can I take an ant on a plane from Albania to a EU country?

This might be a weird question, but as an antkeeper I'm curious about any rules regarding bringing ants on a plane. In this particular case: on a flight from Albania to Belgium, but any broader answer ...
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Is it legal to travel with a 1W/1000mW laser?

I'm planning on travelling from the UK to Switzerland in the summer of this year. There is a good shop there that sells high powered laser pointers. These would be quite strong (between 500mW to 100mW)...
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Do other countries care if I paid taxes to my own country for visa purposes? [closed]

By visa, I mean both immigrant and non immigrant visas. Curious about all scenarios, even citizenship by investment or donation options. PS assuming my country doesn't have a problem with me. No ...
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Can a US physician prescribe medications to non-US residents?

Suppose I travel to the US and stay there for a prolonged period of time. Can I meet with a registered physician and have him/her prescribe me meds? Notes: I'm a EU resident. I have neither a US ...
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Covid test 3 days before flying

I'm traveling to USA and need to get a covid test "within 3 days of departure". What does it actually mean? I'm flying on Wednesday. Does this mean I can get the test on Sunday/Monday/...
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Can you have an extendable baton in China?

I'm planning on buying an extendable baton for self defense (most likely never going to have to use it). I'm just curious if I'm allowed to have one in China since in the United States it's allowed. I ...
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Is it illegal to watch violent films on an airplane?

I have a peculiar interest in films and TV shows and understand the content can be seen as strange by others. I'm wondering if I would be break any laws by watch a film on a hijacking (i.e. Captain ...
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Do red cross signs on the street mean I am not allowed to drive into this alley in Seattle?

I saw alley this alley: Google Street view The presence of the red crossses at the entrance of the alley (= the bottom of the picture) makes me wonder whether I am allowed to drive into this alley. ...
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Which Mexican law or regulation restricts entry from the US to Mexico via the land border?

Traveling from Mexico to the US is restricted by this notification issued by the DHS and continually extended every month. However I can't seem to find an exact law restriction land border travel to ...
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Do I have to quarantine and/or taken another PCR if I have been PCR-tested negative but been in contact with someone positve in the preceding days?

I am Italian and am fully vaccinated with Astrazeneca-Pfizer, and I came in England for two weeks. So I'm just a traveller and not an expatriate. However, based on the help center, I think this is the ...
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Can I legally drive through the backstreets in Seattle?

Assume that: I have a valid US driver's license and have the other elements to legally drive on a normal street in the US. I'd like drive through a backstreet in Seattle but I'm not doing so to ...
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How long before boarding gates close are last calls first announced?

I wonder how long before boarding gates close last calls are first announced. E.g., is it 15 minutes, 30 minutes prior to the closure of the boarding gates, depending on the boarding staff's mood, the ...
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Carry another person's Green Card to Mexico. Is this OK or legal?

friend A and B travel to mexico. friend A accidentally brings expired green card instead of current/valid green card. airline rejects friend A from returning to USA and recommends they go to embassy ...
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Is it objectionable to carry someone else's passport across the UK Border?

I was watching a UK Border Patrol episode on youtube (relevant bit is at 9:01) where the customs agents at Heathrow confiscated a relative's genuine passport from a Bolivian traveler because the ...
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If someone becomes unconscious due to a cocktail of prescription medication, would they be held liable for holding up the flight? [closed]

I have a friend who has travelled to the U.S, Canada, UK, and Australia a few times. He is prescribed the painkiller oxycodone (Oxycontin) by his GP and an anti-anxiety medication, diazepam (Valium) ...
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Can I play erotic video games (digital version) in the UAE?

I'll start working in Dubai next month and now plan to install some downloaded video games and porn films to kill certain time. Reading many Q&A in TSE, I learn that: Don't use a VPN to watch ...
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Is there really no way for Australian citizens to return home from India right now legally?

I just read that Australia has passed a law that makes it illegal for citizens to return home from India. Is there absolutely no way to do it? Can't the embassy in New Delhi assist in some way? I ...
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Abandoning Tibet tour guide [closed]

This is a hypothetical scenario, I am not planning on doing this but I'm curious about it since I haven't been able to find information about it on any website. In order to travel to the TIA you need ...
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Are there any countries that will not allow entry with a Japanese visa stamp in my passport?

I'm aware that you might have trouble for example entering Israel with an Egyptian visa stamp in your passport. Ignoring any COVID-19 related restrictions etc. are there any countries I might have ...
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How to renew a US visa for a Dubai expat?

I'm an Egyptian working in Dubai, UAE as an expat. I had a B1/B2 Us visa that expired 2 weeks ago. I travelled twice before to the US to attend technical conferences. My US visa was originally issue 5 ...
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What identification is acceptable to show in Portugal?

I am traveling to Portugal in July for my brothers birthday, we are going to be attending a music festival that is 18+, what form of ID do you think is acceptable to carry while out in Portugal? I don’...
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May I legally plug a EU device to a UK socket without an adapter? [closed]

Taken from this video. During short stays where the risk of a fire is negligible, am I permitted to plug my European devices without an adapter in the UK?
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Visit visa stay allowance [duplicate]

I have 2 year visit visa allowed from feb 2020 to feb 2022. I didnt come in 2020. Now i want to stay from Jan, feb, march and april in uk Then may in Pakistan, then june, july, august, september and ...
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It is forbidden to climb Gangkhar Puensum, but what's really stopping anyone?

In Bhutan, it is illegal to climb any mountain higher than 6000m, but what is stopping anyone from doing it anyway, and how likely is it that you would be found out? I cannot imagine it is feasible to ...
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What are the requirements to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit?

I haven't seen a concise list of requirements as to what I need to have in order for me to drive my UK registered car in Europe after Brexit. (after 31st Dec 2020) I know how strict eg. the german TUV ...
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Red Light Ticket in Australia sent to my UK address

I was driving my boyfriends car at the time.. didn't even realise I'd gone through a red light until later on, when a few months had passed and I'd gone back to the UK, my boyfriend gets a letter ...
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Is a car with a licence plate that wasn't issued in Shanghai allowed to be driven within the Shanghai Outer Ring Expressway? Any restrictions if so?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vehicle_registration_plates_of_China&oldid=989322105#Shanghai: The initial character on licence plates issued in Shanghai is: 沪 (Hù) 沪A, 沪B, ...
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UK car rental: protections against charges for damage, that was pre-existing and renter had no chance to discover at checkout?

I recently rented a car in the UK (from a major chain). When I returned the car, the inspection found three pieces of minor interior damage, and I’m now getting charged £100 for these as “change of ...
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