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Questions tagged [legal]

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

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Map material from china not allowed to leave the country [migrated]

I just read an article about a company in germany which tests autonomous driving cars in different countries. They state that they analyze all of the generated data in germany - with one exception: ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Do foreign students always have to carry their passports with them? [closed]

If I go out of my country to study, should I always carry my passport with me? EDIT: I am a citizen of India. I have not currently applied but want to go to Canada. Sorry for not being clear about ...
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When do pedestrians have right of way in Australia?

How does the pedestrians right of way law work in Darwin (NT) and other cities in Australia? When do pedestrians have the right of way? Is it not common courtesy to offer pedestrians the right of ...
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Are all trains/buses within the EU non-smoking? What about smoking on platforms?

No, I'm not a smoker, but some friends coming on a trip with me are, and they want to know what their options are (I suppose some of the 12+ hour journeys we have planned frighten them). Personally, ...
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What happens if your passport expires while you are visiting another country?

I was just reading this question Can I travel within a week still? I didn't realize my passport expired over a month ago and began wondering what would happen if your passport expired while you ...
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Can a US Citizen drive in California with a foreign Driver's License? If currently a resident in CA but moved recently?

Can a US Citizen with a foreign Driver's License drive in California? If they recently moved to the USA and is currently a resident of California?
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I want to visit Canada but I was deported from the US

Last year I was deported from the US because I was "working" at some public events. I never got money from that because I was helping friends to run said events. Anyway, I am planning to go to a ...
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Canadian citizen, on US no-fly list. What can I do in order to be allowed on flights which go through US airspace?

My father and I, both Canadian citizens, were denied to board a direct Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to Toronto non-stop without any prior warning or information. Literally, at the gate, we ...
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Can browsing some websites cause someone to land on the US no-fly list?

I wonder whether browsing some websites can cause someone to land on the US no-fly list. The question was triggered by a TV report (link 1, link 2) where someone suspected so. Excerpt: You might ...
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Between 2014 and 2019 - Which countries are known to have charged people with criminal offenses for finding traces of illegal substances upon entry? [closed]

Time restriction is applied simply to remove "old" results that may not be relevant anymore, and to ensure this question is not made outdated by the passage of time or changes to varies countries laws....
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What is the formula to calculate fine in Indian Railways

I heard that the procedure to calculate fine if caught without ticket is (10 * {ticket amount}) + 25 I am not sure about this. Whether it is correct or otherwise what is the formula to calculate ...
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What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport?

In one of the questions on this site, it was suggested the use of Dropbox to save a backup copy of your passport, in case you need to proof who you are if your original document is lost. I like the ...
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Penalty notice for speed limit violation in Australia while I am an Indian citizen [duplicate]

We hired rented cars in Australia during our visit as tourists there. After 3 months of coming back we received a penalty reminder notices of same day, same highway for exceeding the speeding limit. ...
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Crossing a border with an infant of a different citizenship

I am a French Citizen, and will be traveling with an infant (6 m.o.) who is an American and a French citizen (she has the dual citizenship). I have a French passport, she has an American passport, she ...
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May I drive an Indian-registered car in Nepal?

My car is registered in India. I Plan to visit Nepal for 10 days. Am I allowed to bring and drive my car there, or would I need to re-register it in Nepal?
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Caught speeding 111 Mph (179 km/h) in California. How can I settle the case with the court?

I was driving to Los Angeles from the Bay area, and was on a wonderful, straight road with no cars in sight. For whatever reason (doesn't matter) I was briefly speeding around 111mph (179 km/h), and ...
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Do I have the right of being re-routed or compensated if I am discovered in No-Fly list?

This question comes immediately after reading this hot network question. I have currently no reason to think, neither I have ever checked, to be I am on US No-Fly list, which, according to the linked ...
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Motorcycle insurance when renting in the US

I am travelling to SanFran in march for a conference (from the UK). I would like to rent a motorcycle while I'm there but I don't know how insurance works. I assume I need 3rd party insurance in case ...
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Overstaying in the Philippines. Can I pay the fine and continue my stay?

I have overstayed my visit to the Philippines by two years. After paying the fines, can I stay in the Philippines as long as I have a valid visa?
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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Germany emission sticker (Umweltplakette) Violation [closed]

I got a letter in the mail from the Hessian government which says Sie nahmen trotz eines Verkehrsverbots zur Verminderung schädlicher Luft verunreinigungen (Zeichen 270.1, 270.2) mit einem ...
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Schedule change within 24 hours of flight

Today in the morning at 10am I received a message regarding a schedule change of my flight from Krabi to Bangkok today: Instead of arriving at 10:45, the flight is now scheduled to arrive at 02:10. (...
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What legal action can I take to get my refund related with wrong information about transit visa? [duplicate]

Two week's back I was travelling back from India to USA,my flight was via Rome and Paris, so as par rule I was required a transit visa. And I did apply for the transit visa in Kolkata's Italian ...
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Travel from the US to Cancun with a layover in Cuba as an European citizen

There are a few recent questions relating traveling to Cuba as a european citizen, such as this one and this one. These however are with flights terminating in Cuba, with the intention to stay in Cuba....
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I'm traveling to Dubai with my son to visit his father, however we're not married. Would this cause any issues?

My son and I will visit Dubai. His father is working there but we are not married. Is there any problem specially with my son if his parents were not married? Edit (not from OP) to transfer some ...
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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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Tourist visa, Spain, teaching English?

Is it legal for someone on a tourist visa to earn cash by giving English tuition (1 on 1 or private academies) in Spain? I know there's a hefty freelancer registration system in place, but I've been ...
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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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Why are satellite phones strictly banned in India?

Is it true, that using or travelling with satellite phone is strictly and unconditionally banned in India? And if yes, is there any explanation or official reason, why? I have found such information, ...
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Knife carrying laws in China?

Many countries have a restriction on what sorts of knives can be carried in public, and what the maximum length can be. Wikipedia has a long article on the topic. The section on China is not very ...
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Travelling as unmarried couple in Dubai

I'd wish to visit Dubai with my girlfriend, but after reading this travel advice and this question on sex and couples in Dubai I started to get a little worried about it. How should I book an hotel? ...