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Questions tagged [legal]

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

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Coca leaves - legal status in Spain

A man who imported 2kg of coca leaf powder was freed from the accused charge of drug trafficking by a court in Spain: https://www.tni.org/en/article/absolution-in-a-judicial-case-of-coca-leaf-in-...
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Flying with marijuana

If I want to take a flight from one US state where Marijuana is legal for recreational use to another one where it's legal for recreational use, can I take some small amount of Marijuana with me in ...
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Got a “Ticket” for not paying for gasoline [on hold]

I got a ticket in Germany for not paying for a tank of gas. The cashier didn't understand that I had gas to pay for, and just charged us for the snacks I brought to the cashier. I didn't notice the ...
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Is it legal to carry small quantity of chewing tobacco and lime to any country in world? [on hold]

Is it legal to carry chewing small quantity of tobacco and lime (alkaline calcium compound) to any country in world? As I said small quantity (not more than 100 gram) I am not asking for duties/taxes ...
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Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of physical cash (worthless banknotes) from Venezuela?

I want to buy some cash. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45246409 These banknotes are so cool, they are worth much more as collectibles. Is it legal to travel with a suitcase full of ...
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Should I marry my US fiance in the UK or US, if we wish to reside in the US after marriage? [closed]

I have a number of questions that will help me understand if I should marry my US fiance in the UK or US, if we want to settle in the US. Firstly, from a timeframe and financial perspective, should ...
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Specialised visa refusal lawyers - UK (Scotland ideally) [duplicate]

This may be a duplicate question however I can’t find a similar one, I’m looking for advice on the right lawyer for my partner after his UK visit visa was refused. I’ve already been in contact with ...
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Is it legal to bring Snuff, Cigarette and Medicines while Traveling to Dubai?

Someone ask to bring me snuff, Cigarette and medicines. While I am traveling to Dubai. But I don't know the rules of airport. Is it legal to brings these thing with me?
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Does a university ID card imply that I can legally drink in the UK?

I hold Swedish passport and I am traveling to UK this month. I've read that the legal age of drinking alcohol in UK is 16 to 18 depending on the type of beverage. I am an undergraduate student and ...
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How to I prove my legal age so that I can drink in New Zealand?

I am traveling to New Zealand in the spring, and I have a question regarding alcohol consumption. The legal drinking age in the United States is 21, yet it is 18 in New Zealand. I am over the age of ...
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Dual Citizenship - only one passport problem

I retain citizenship in both the UK and the US. I live and study in the UK, and my parents are both English, with British passports. Essentially, I have received my declaration and attended the ...
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Can I travel from USA to Cuba as an European citizen? [duplicate]

Me and my girlfriend would like to go to Cuba from Denmark. We would like to go to Miami for a few days before going to Cuba and then spend the rest of the vacation in Cuba. So our flights are as ...
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What documents do I need to register my address in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, China?

I plan to visit Guangzhou and stay in a friend's rented apartment. The friend has hukou in a different province. I will need to register with the local police. I have heard that documentation for ...
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International Passport data page [duplicate]

What is the meaning of International Passport data page Please explain .
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Can people smoke on their balconies in Norway?

I am visiting a friend in Norway, and at the apartment I am staying there is a single balcony, that is used for access by all the apartments of the floor. In Norway you are not allowed to smoke ...
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Volunteering work

I am a Russian woman traveling to America. I am a figure skating coach. My boyfriend is a coach in America. I am planning on traveling on a tourist visa and teach students while I’m there BUT have the ...
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Legal advice regarding return travel to Turkey [closed]

I was a student in Turkey, and I was renting a place with a couple of uni friends, all bills and the contract was under my name and my Foreign ID number issued by the Turkish authorities (residence ...
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What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International Drivers Permit?

I have an Australian (English language) drivers licence, but not an International Drivers Permit. What consequences may occur as a result of driving a rental car in Austria without an International ...
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International vehicle registration sticker [closed]

I will drive my car, registered in the Canadian province Alberta, in Europe. Do I need the country (CDN) sticker on the car? My licence plate shows Alberta, but not Canada. I have no idea where to buy ...
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Do cyclists in France have priority when crossing a road?

Specifically when the road they are crossing has bicycle signs on it, such as this crossing in Versailles: The road going horizontally (left-right) on the picture is a normal road (for cars) and the ...
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proof of funds in Italy visa application [duplicate]

been planning to apply a visa to visit my boyfriend in Italy.he is going to be the one providing accommodation. so I don't need to show hotel bookings... problem is that they are asking for bank ...
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Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in India?

My Airbnb host in India told me prior to my arrival: According to Indian law, we would require a copy of your passport. Are Airbnb hosts required to obtain copies of the guests' passports in ...
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Schengen visa: how to avoid the travel ban and fine?

I'm an international medical student in Germany. 6 months ago I got married to my girlfriend. She decided to get a visa to visit me, so she applied for a Schengen visa from the Spanish embassy in ...
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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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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) ...