Questions tagged [legal]

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

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Can a Bangladeshi enter India by air from third country?

I am from Bangladesh, and I have an Indian tourist visa, which I received from the Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. At this moment I am in Bhutan. Now I want to enter India by air. Is it possible?...
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How much marmelade can I bring into the US?

I want to bring homemade berry marmelade in little glass jars with me to the US from Europe as gifts for friends. I have found the following site on importing foods into the US https://help.cbp.gov/...
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Fudge into Australia [duplicate]

Can I take fudge that has been produced in Guernsey (Channel Islands) into Australia together with my personal luggage?
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Flight compensation with agent

I had recently traveled to London from Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines and had connecting flight in Zurich (both flights were on same ticket sharing same booking reference number). Flight was delayed ...
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What are the spearfishing/freediving regulations in Greece?

I might be heading to Greece this summer and am thinking of taking my freediving/spearfishing gear. What are the regulations for freediving/spearfishing in Greece? Are there any differences for non-...
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Citizens Advice Bureau France

In the UK we have an agency called the Citizen's Advice Bureau, they give free advice to people regarding legal matters. I am currently travelling in france and need some legal advice. Is there an ...
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Are “violation points” applied to EU licences outside of their home country?

Assuming I have a Czech license and break a minor law in Germany which incurs me a certain number of "violation points" (e.g. speeding), would those points be eventually transferred to my Czech ...
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If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return through the same airport?

My wife and I are flying to Iceland and we are trying to book tickets but I wasn't sure about the flights. So I am just asking to clarify. If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return to ...
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What rights to photography exist at UK airports?

Recently while flying into the UK at Stansted Airport, I took a picture of a sign in the arrivals area pre-customs clearance. (The context is that when I travel, I like to take pictures of signs that ...
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Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?

I managed to put a few $k USD in my PayPal account from a side business over time. Now, the only problem is PayPal does not have the option to send me the money in a cheque to cash it due to my ...
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Traffic law UK, pedestrians

The following scenario has happened almost every day to me during my time in London, UK: I'm walking straight and am about to cross a street that goes orthogonal to my direction, without a traffic ...
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Can I take my drone into Australia?

I will live in Australia and would like to know if I can take my drone into the country. I have the invoice for the product, but I fear that the equipment will be barred at the airport. Are there any ...
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Travel agency told me my hotel is overbooked, what are my rights?

Since this question will probably involve some laws, I will state that I am German and I was booking via an online site which is mediating for travel agencies. I booked a hotel on May 15 for a one ...
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What are the restrictions imposed by the Sharia law in Aceh, Sumatra?

It seems that Sharia law is now applied in the northern tip of Sumatra (Indonesia). That is, in the province of Aceh. The province of Aceh on Google Map. Does anybody have experience traveling/living ...
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Is the carrying of knives in the street regulated in Malaysia?

Some countries do not allow the carrying of a knife in the street. Is there such a regulation in Malaysia?
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Is a cardboard box allowed as carry-on luggage?

I know that I can use a cardboard box as check-in luggage if it is under the size and weight limits. But I want know if I can carry-on a cardboard box on a domestic flight within the USA, as this ...
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Won a ticket to attend Cannes Lions, a conference. Which type of visa should I apply for?

I’m from the Philippines and I won a competition wherein the prize is a complete pass to Cannes Lion. I will still be talking to the person from their side but I want to prepare beforehand. Is the ...
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What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? [closed]

What are my exit options if I enter a country illegally and try to leave? Say by crossing a border, could I just fly/drive to other countries or will I be detained at the airport/border gate, or ...
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Are PMR446 walkie-talkies legal in Switzerland?

We plan a road trip through Switzerland and we want to use walkie-talkies for the communication between the cars. We have devices that are using the PMR446 frequency and according to the manufacturer ...
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How to book a flight if my passport doesn't state my gender?

I am asking on behalf of my friend. My friend doesn't have a gender (in other words they are gender-neutral) and on their new passport their gender is represented as X (indeterminate/unspecified). ...
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Filming a traffic infraction in the US can result in a traffic ticket for the offending driver? [closed]

In the US can anyone film a traffic infraction, and submit for the police, and that can result in a traffic ticket for the offending driver?
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Canadian citizen who is presently in litigation with a US-based company

I am presently in a dispute with a US-based computer company over abusive charges they want me to pay for a very basic service. As I am not sure the dispute will be resolved before I travel to the US (...
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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?

I am staying in Italy for the summer and I already got an international driving permit to drive. However, I got my license last November (less than a year ago) and I want to know if I can drive any ...
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Can a tourist shoot a gun in the USA?

We're planning a holiday to the USA. In our country (UK) guns are strongly controlled so I wondered if we would be able to easily visit a range to have the experience of shooting and interacting with ...
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Travelling to Croatia from France with a French residency card

Here's my friend situation, he's a refugee with a 10 year residency in France (with a residency card valid for another 5 more years) and have a refugee travel document that expired last year. We're ...
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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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Is it illegal to purchase fake designer handbags from street sellers in Spain?

Is it illegal to purchase fake designer handbags from street sellers in Spain? Related: Can u get fake designer handbags in Spain? at Yahoo Replicas or Fake designer products? at Yahoo Why are ...
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Traveling with my 5 year old daughter (as the father) without the mother from Germany to Mexico

I will be flying with my 5 year old daughter without the mother to Mexico from Germany with transit in the United States. Her grandmother on her mom's side will also be traveling with us. I was born ...
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Is it illegal to enter a hotel floor (corridor) as a non guest?

is it illegal for anyone to walk into the hotel, take the elevator and go to a certain floor if you are not a guest? Please post the adequate laws (for the US) if you know any. Thank you. Also if you ...
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Will airlines object to me booking separate “legs” of the same journey individually?

I want to purchase a separate ticket from San Francisco to New York and then fly from New York on the same day with a separate ticket to Germany. I can save money by doing this but do not know if ...
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Is it possible to buy medical marijuana in Canada as a tourist?

There is a lot of talk recently about marijuana legalization in Canada and some people have mentioned that it's already pretty much legal in many cities. E.g. the Vancouver Sun reports that: “...
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Entering Germany after 3 months (having a residence permit) of absense and having received a UK's resince permit [closed]

I'm not an EU citizen. The situation is: I lived in Germany for 3 years, still registered there and have a bank account I have a German residence permit (niederlassungserlaubnis) received after a ...
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Tourist speeding fine in USA

I got stop for speeding in United States (New York City) and I was issued a summons stating my offence. I was than told to mail it back to the court, stating if I plead guilty or not. I did so when I ...
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Is it OK if I do not take the receipt in Germany?

During a business trip in Düsseldorf I have bought some chocolate from a rather fancy store. After paying for it I was asked if I want the receipt (I am almost certain that this happened after it was ...
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Is it legal to peel off a visa from your Australian passport?

A friend commented on my Facebook that the Cambodian visa isn't stuck permanently into the passport and suggests I could go there then peel off the visa so the blank page can be used for another visa. ...
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Do I need to stamp my Trenitalia/Trenord tickets?

Is buying a ticket enough? Do I have to stamp ("convalidare") it? What if all the stamping machines are broken? What if I didn't have the time to stamp my ticket?
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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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Three adults staying in a room that says two adults on the reservation [duplicate]

A friend and I have booked a package holiday in Spain later this year. I have one more friend that wants to join us as he can get booked on the same flight. But the reservation is for only two adults, ...
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Can I roller skate on the street in France?

I'm traveling to Europe soon and I'm wondering if I can legally skate on roads in France and if so, am I required by law to wear a helmet, reflective vest etc.
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How to buy a car for a road trip in the United States?

For tourists coming to the US, getting a car is a great way to get around, especially if you want to see the national parks. Rental, especially for younger drivers, can be very expensive, so buying a ...
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UAE now banning VPN access - fines of up to $545,000? Any workarounds?

According to a few news articles, the UAE is passing a new law with heavy penalties for using a VPN. Another report says: Travelers also come under this law and if caught using any VPNs could ...
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What is the penalty for US citizens entering/leaving the US on a foreign passport?

Answers to a related question mention that it is illegal for a US citizen to enter/leave their home country on a foreign passport. However this raises the following questions: What is the maximum ...
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What happens on the immigration gate if a passenger lost their fingerprints?

This is not about me but my science teacher back in my junior high school. After performing scientific experiments for most of his lifetime, he lost all his fingerprints and bragged about it. However,...
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Can I take rifle scope (scope only) in checked luggage to India

I would like to visit India next month approximately between December 15-25 [ticket didn't taken yet] from UAE Dubai. I have already purchased a telescope from Dubai market for my Indian air rifle. ...
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What does this road sign mean? (Germany; red circle and X on a blue background, with a right-pointing arrow.)

Okay, I don't know why I'm having such difficulty finding an answer online. I found an example of the sign on Google Images but the hosting site is down and there is no cache, and searches using "blue ...
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Is there a legal limit to the amount of cash one can carry on domestic US flights?

Is there a legal limit to the amount of physical cash a US citizen can possess when flying from one US state to another? I've heard that the United States government can and is seizing any amount of ...
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What does this British road sign mean?

BBC Radio Solent tweeted a picture of a road closure (apparently near Winchester): In the background, there is a road sign with two red lights on and a yellow "symbol". What does it mean?
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What are the residence requirements to use a foreign driving licence in California?

On the back of Driving license in California, and as per California's DMV on International Driving Permits: California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign ...
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What is the minimum wait before I may I re-enter the USA after a 90 day visit on the Visa Waiver Program?

I entered the USA on a three month visa waiver program from Australia. I am about to return to Australia and would like to come back again to the USA. How long do I have to wait until I can re-enter ...
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Long-stay visa expired; how can I defend myself legally?

I've been reviewing this question as I have a similar situation. I'm a US citizen and for nearly a year I held a type D long-stay visa for the Czech Republic (CR). This visa expired nearly two months ...