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Moving to the UK with an image scanner and cash [closed]

I'll move to the UK very soon, and I intend to bring my image scanner with me, as well as some cash (£2000). Do you think I'll regret this decision once I arrive there? I am from an EEA country with a ...
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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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What to do if alone in B&B and the doorbell rings? [closed]

I am currently staying in a Bed and Breakfast hosted by a family. The doorbell has been ringing intermittently for the past five minutes. The owners are currently attending other business and are ...
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Can I drive in the United States with a Sri Lankan driver's license?

I'm currently in the United States for a short period and would like to know if my local driving license, which was issued in Sri Lanka, would be valid to drive a vehicle here in D.C., United States. ...
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Are there any laws in Italy about head coverings I should be aware of?

I'm visiting Rome in September with my wife who wears a head scarf. Are there any rules or customs we should be aware of?
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Conditions for EC261 compensation [duplicate]

The condition to receive flight compensation via EC261 are: the person has: a confirmed reservation on the flight, and arrived in time for check-in as indicated on the ticket or communication from ...
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Can you go to a country with other passport when home citizenship is not allowed in country? [duplicate]

Currently, US citizens are somewhat banned from going to Iran. Even while US citizens are not banned, it is still a generally dangerous place to go as a US citizen. Switzerland, however, does have ...
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For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license?

For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license ? As per my experience, I know some countries allow us to drive a car with our own country ...
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In which countries are speed limit signs only valid until the next junction [closed]

In some countries (for example the United Kingdom) speed limit signs are valid until they are either superseded by another speed limit sign or some kind of speed limit end sign. Let's call these ...
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Are non-Muslims allowed to enter mosques in Malaysia?

When I was in Morocco, I was disappointed to find out non-Muslims, in general, aren't permitted in mosques in the country, but I heard this isn't the case in some other countries. I'm headed to ...
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Who is responsible for the check-in queues?

Few days ago I had a reservation for a flight in Switzerland with luggage and a departure time 2pm. When I checked in online I saw that the flight is delayed around an hour. When I arrived at the ...
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What can someone do if they get a scanned copy of my visa?

I read the answer on this page and I have a similar question about a visa instead of a passport. Can someone impersonate your identity with only the visa information? Also, does the answer in the ...
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Can I enter Singapore after being told I was banned? [closed]

I worked in Singapore for 7 years beginning in 2003. In 2010 I was convicted and went to prison for 2.5 years. I was released in 2013, and was sent back to Malaysia. I was told that I'm banned from ...
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Can a non-resident US citizen who has a driving license from a US state drive in another state using his foreign license?

I am a citizen of the United States but am a permanent resident of another nation (which has issued me a driving license). However, I have a valid driving license from a US State as well. I have ...
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Is it possible to rent an apartment monthly in EU, non-EU citizen [closed]

I am a Russian citizen who has a 3 years EU multi visa category C. I would like to legally rent an apartment in EU with a monthly payment for a long term, 2+ months. The idea is that I will be ...
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Is it legal for airport officers to ask someone to remove their jeans if they're setting of metal detectors?

I'm travelling soon and one of my young friends told me that he had to take off his jeans and only remain in underwear last week in London Heathrow when departing for a flight because there was some ...
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What kind of behaviours must we avoid while staying in Singapore?

This is my first month in Singapore to start working here. I have heard that this country is very strict with their citizens and even tourists to keep the country clean and proud. Are there any ...
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Can a teenage Ethiopian legally drink in other countries using their ID?

The current year in Ethiopia is 2009 as they use something similar to the Julian calendar. Could this mean that an Ethiopian born in 1995 (using their calendar), could present their passport/driver's ...
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Can I use my cousin brother's financial details as my support of finance for Schengen tourist visa?

I am applying for a Schengen tourist visa (Germany port of entry); being a sole proprietor for the past 4 years my bank statement aren’t that good. I can bring my cousin brother into the picture to ...
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Can you give your Swiss motorway vignette to a friend after using it on your car?

A friend of mine has been to Switzerland recently and has purchased the one-year motorway vignette for 40CHF. Now I'm planning a car trip of my own, so I was thinking I could simply borrow his highway ...
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In the EU, what rights do you have if your rental car agency fails to deliver?

Several times in the past few years, I have made a confirmed, paid booking for a rental car, and turned up at the appointed pick-up time only to be told that no cars are available. The rental agency ...
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Must I include on my US Customs declaration items discarded and/or consumed before entering the customs area?

Suppose I'm entering the US after arriving on an international flight. I fill out a US customs declaration form, which includes my signature stating it is complete and truthful. The last part is the ...
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Is it legal to enter the US with a US visa while being a US citizen? [duplicate]

I'm a permanent United States citizen (by birth), but I don't have an SSN. I'm also a foreign citizen. My employer outside of the US wants to send me to work into the US for client on-site by asking ...
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Departure passport check [duplicate]

When departing from Schengen to other outside-Schengen countries does the company (Easyjet, Ryanair) and the police checking the documents before boarding have a legal obligation not to board people ...
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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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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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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

I will go to Indonesia to marry my fiancee. She tells me that when I arrive there, at her village called Cianjur, I have to report to the police. I don't understand these procedures well so I am ...
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How can I make sure it's legal to “help” in return for lodging on a non-working visa somewhere? [closed]

I have been on a site called WorkAway.info, which helps people who need some help to find travelers willing to do it for room and board. Looking at China, for example, I see hundreds of requests, ...
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How long can I park in the blue zone in Switzerland?

I was trying to find some information about how the Blue Zone works in Switzerland, but I've found many contradicting information: one queue says I can park 2 hours, other speaks about 1 hour. I've ...
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Do I break the law as a foreigner in Germany if an embassy keeps my passport to stick a visa in?

An Armenian national lives in Germany and holds a permanent residence (Niederlassungserlaubnis). This is a sticker in their Armenian passport. They have applied at the UK embassy in Berlin to get a ...
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Is it legal to turn high beams on when driving on a European highway with fully separated lanes?

Wiki gives us the following explanation of the use of high beams in a car: Main-beam (also called high, driving, or full beam) headlamps provide an intense, centre-weighted distribution of light ...
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Applying for new B1/B2 visa with new passport, the birthday on my new is different from my old

I'm 20 years old, a citizen of Belize, and have been to the USA countless times. I've had 2 B1/B2 visas in the past, each having been valid for 5 years. My old belizean passport (and the old US visa) ...
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I lost Indian passport with US multi-entry visa valid until April 2021 [closed]

I got this passport at the Bengaluru passport office and American visa at Mount Road in Chennai. There is no scanned copy available. I do not remember even the number, but I travelled twice to the ...
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Is the 1 year IDP really necessary for any country if you have the 3 year IDP?

My country (Czechia) issues both 1 year and 3 year versions of the International Driving Permit. The 1 year version is supposedly issued under the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, while the 3 year ...
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Is it allowed to take Som out of Uzbekistan?

I always take some money home as a souvenir. Uzbekistan seems to have very strict laws regarding cash export. Am I allowed to take some of their local currency out of the country?
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Dehydrated commercially prepackaged food into China and Mongolia

We are going to China and then onto Mongolia from Australia. We would like to take dehydrated prepackaged meals to Mongolia and would like to know if this is permissible.
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Will removal from UK for overstaying have any impact on US business Visa application? [closed]

I am an Indian citizen,I had been removed from UK on 2011 for overstaying on my Visa. will that performance history have any impact if I apply for US business from the company I am working now.Please ...
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Is my children's passport still valid? [closed]

I have a children's passport that does not expire until 2019. I am now 20 Years old. Is this still valid?
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Can I use the same credit card to enter a lounge twice? [closed]

I'm not exactly sure if this is the correct Stackexchange to ask this, but here's hoping. I have a 5 hour layover in Kolkata Airport(India) and my credit card allows me to use the lounge(I have 4 ...
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Can I bring other people's bodily liquids into the U.S.?

I would like to get AncestryDNA geneology test for my parents, who live abroad. I would order the kits here in the States and take the vials with me so that they can place their saliva samples in and ...
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Smoking marijuana on territory of the Netherlands embassy [closed]

As far as I know the territory of the country's embassy is considered to be the country's territory. So, is it legal, for example, to smoke weed on the territory of the embassy of the Netherlands (or ...
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What are the considerations for doing a short-term (i.e. two month) work exchange in China?

My friend and I are American citizens and college students who are both studying Chinese. We would like to go to China this summer to improve our Chinese, and have been looking into private work ...
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Should I just cover my forearm tattoo in Japan

I realize this has been asked but I could only find information related to pools and onsens. I am going to Tokyo in a couple of days and then osaka the week after, and after doing some research on ...
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Is it illegal to vape in Mexico?

I am going to be studying abroad in Mexico for an entire year. Over the last year I started vaping. I was looking into taking my vape with me to Mexico and I saw a post that said vaping in Mexico was ...
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Two passports at the same time

My friend was living in Punjab, and applied for a passport in 2001. In 2002, he moved to Delhi and during the 4.5 years he lived there, his passport was lost, although he didn't inform the police or ...
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India - China - USA | Passport with 3 weeks validity | China Southern refusing boarding, please help

I have booked my tickets on China Southern airline for 1st May for travel from India to USA with a 16 hour stopover in China and my return is on 6th May via China with the same airline. My passport ...
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Oil spilled in my passport

.... is there any problem abt this ..... I can't take new passport... there is no time left . So plz give me adviceee.My passport got spilled by oil on the first page ? But there is no problem abt the ...
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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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Travel from USA to India with $8K cash

I will be travelling from USA to India. I will be travelling with my spouse. Can we carry $8K in cash. $4K will be with my wife and $4K will be with myself. We are keeping the money for emergency and ...
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What do I need to legally and unproblematically take someone else's child on a trip to West Virginia?

Are there any requirements for an adult to take a five year old child on a day trip from Virginia to West Virginia with parental permission? I know that there are no checkpoints to pass when crossing ...

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