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Can I use my Schengen visa for different purpose other than I applied for?

I just signed off from a ship and I live in a non-EU state. I have a valid Schengen type C multiple-entry visa valid until March 2022. I applied this visa through VFS Global for seaman purpose, ...
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Traveling with a seaman's pass from UK to France mid-June, must one quarantine for 14 days upon arrival?

We would need to travel mid June from UK to France by air and at the moment we understand that from June 8th France would require us to go into quarantine for 14 days. This is a work trip so that ...
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If I have a British seamans book, do I still need a British transit visa to join my ship?

I'm from Serbia and I had to take a British transit visa last time I joined my ship. I have since obtained the British seamans book and have worked for a UK-based company for 7 years on ships. Can I ...
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Seafarer transiting through Dubai

I am a seafarer signing off from ship in Turkey, and travelling to India through Dubai. Is it possible for me to stop over in Dubai for a few days? I am an Indian citizen holding an Indian seaman, ...
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From Portugal or Spain to the United States by cargo ship

I want to travel to the USA by cargo ship from either Portugal or Spain. Is it possible? How much does it cost? Is it possible that I can also have any job on the cargo ship while travelling to ...
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What is a Seaman's book, and can it really replace a passport?

What is a "Seaman's book", and can it really replace a passport for some or all immigration purposes? Even Wikipedia the all-knowing does not seem to know, although it contains many tantalizing ...
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How can I extend my Schengen seafarer's visa?

My Visa is from 25 March to 25 September (mistake made by issuing consulate) but my seafarers' contract is from 1 April to 30 September and my flight is out of South Africa 30 March into Italy 31 ...
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Is it true that with a Seaman's book you travel cheap?

Once in a while I see people getting priority in airport queues when they show their Seaman's book, which is a record of their shipping career. I also was told on different occasions that people ...
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