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Does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use a visa they were granted?

In all the cases I am aware of, if a visitor applies and obtains a visa to enter a country but don't use it, nothing happens. This makes me wonder: does any country retaliate if a visitor doesn't use ...
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Can I fly internationally (US to Thailand) with edible chia seeds?

I like eating a spoonful of chia seeds as a nutritional supplement. Would I be able to fly internationally from the US to Thailand with a small plastic bag of chia seeds? To be on the safe side, I ...
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Legal Penalties Incurred for Consular Fraud for Belgium

I tried searching in the 1981 decree regulating immigration matters to Belgium in order to find the legal consequences of a fraudulent visa application, but with no much success. What are then the ...
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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Return by immigration officials

I was returned from entering SA by a immigration officer because I couldn’t show them funds in my account and my passport was stamped and (ADMISSION APPLIED FOR) was written in it. What does that mean?...
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Validity of Canada visitor visa in expired passport

I entered to Canada on 16th June 22 by visa in my expired passport and a new passport valid for next 5 years. The end of visa in my expired passport is 29th Nov 2022. Can I stay inside Canada till ...
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Consular Fraud Penalties for the Schengen Area

Is there a common codification of the consequences and penalties resulting from consular fraud across all Schengen member states? Or does it differ from member state to member state? I am specifically ...
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Why does Oxford Circus Tube Station temporarily close its entrances?

The entrances at Oxford Circus Tube Station seem to be closed for congestion semi-regularly, especially around 6pm. Why do the entrances close? Additionally, does closing the entrances actually ...
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Applied for two year UK Standard Visitor visa - granted six months with no explanation

I'm a British Citizen and my wife is Filipino. We live in Spain, and we'd like to visit the UK fairly regularly to see my family. My wife applied for a two year Standard Visitor visa so that we can ...
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Do Miles & More Frequent Traveller / Silver Members get Lounge Access?

I have Frequent Traveller Status with the Miles & More programme and bought an economy ticket for my next flight with Austrian Airlines. The Miles & More website seems to indicate that I can ...
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Terminating H-1 Visa in Korea - What Steps Do I need to Take?

I currently have the H-1 Working Holiday visa, and intend to leave Korea soon. I can find surprisingly little information on the web on what steps I need to take. Can I just get up and leave? Do I ...
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D4 visa rejected from the embassy of Portugal in nova deli

I submitted my visa application to the Portugal Embassy in Nova Deli. Today, The Portugal Embassy in Nova Deli sent me a notice of a prior hearing, which stated that "the applicant's English ...
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Foreign driver gets a ticket in my car

A German friend came to visit in L.A. He used my car and ran a red light. After he left the US, I received a letter with a ticket and fine. If I give the traffic dept. his name and address will they ...
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Repercussions of applying U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months before travel

I was curious if the 3 month rule is strictly enforced for the standard visit visa to the U.K. I am an Indian passport and Canadian PR and I applied to the U.K. standard visit visa more than 3 months ...
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IP address geolocation when roaming in EU

This is a networking question strictly related to travel. Q: what is my IP address when I connect to a roaming cellular network with my EU SIM card when traveling abroad while in EU? Is it from the ...
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Tipping: Games and food or just food?

One thing I'm not sure about (even as an American, in America) is when you go to someplace that's a combination of entertainment and food, do you tip on the total bill or just the food and drinks? ...
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Is there anything wrong with booking a partner offer?

I recently called Booking.com about a situation where I had booked a hotel on booking.com and received a confirmation email from booking.com, but when I showed up at the hotel they couldn't find my ...
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Friends girlfriend's parents preventing her from returning to UK from the UAE (Abu-Dhabi)

Background: A friend's long term girlfriend (4+ years) studied in this country and has since worked a couple of jobs. She is a German/UAE dual national. I was apparently mistaken about her being a ...
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Refused to fly back to one's own country without vaccine or negative COVID test [closed]

I have been to a Schengen country in 2nd semester 2022. It required me no COVID test or vaccine to enter it. On my way back to my home country, when checking-in, I was requested by the airline agent ...
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Why did the restaurant suggest I tip on the tax?

I had a meal in a restaurant and the total before tax was $17.00. The sale tax (7.5%) is $1.28 and the total after-tax is $18.28. The minimum suggested tip says 18% ($3.29) on the receipt. This is 18% ...
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My reservation and my passport middle full name My passport only initial [duplicate]

I am plan fly to IAD to Japan beginning Dec 2020. My reservation is full my middle name but my password show only initial. Is this any problem when I fly to Japan? One more question, Before I travel ...
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What exactly do I have to pay taxes/duty on when traveling to the UK?

I am traveling from the United States to the United Kingdom with a layover in Ireland. I have never traveled to the UK and I have seen mixed answers regarding what I have to pay taxes on at customs ...
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Will I go through security again when making a stop in same country

I have a flight from Alicante (ALC) Spain to London Heathrow, with a layover in Madrid Spain, will I need to go through security again in Madrid? Or because it's in same country there will be no ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

Can we do EFTPOS payments (debit/credit card payment) in Iceland using an international debit/credit card, or is it better to use cash as a tourist? I am wondering whether many shops in Iceland use ...
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Paris public transport apps: Île-de-France Mobilités vs. Bonjour RATP

I'm moving to Paris in few weeks and currently checking useful apps for daily use. Can you please advise what is the best app to use for public transport in Paris? I am confused between the two apps ...
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Got UK Visitor Visa refusal due to Visa Officer overlooking my documents. Need advice

Hope you all are doing well! I have received a UK visitor refusal because the visa officer said that I only have 122 PKR (£0.5) in my Checking account. Completely overlooking the fact that I had given ...
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I created a second CGI federal account, after I received a new passport. Is that OK?

Hi Iam in the process of scheduling my H1b appointment. I created a CGI Federal profile and paid the VISA fee. However my passport got damaged in between and I applied for a new passport. I didnt see ...
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What real castle would be least expensive to visit from New Zealand?

I'm going through the rules for board game called Burg Appenzell, and it says: The player who was the last to visit a real castle goes first. None of us have been in a real castle, and I thought it ...
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Presence in Switzerland on B permit [closed]

Is there any minimal time period I should physically be present in Switzerland (holding B permit) during the year to avoid any potential issues with permit renewal? There is a some kind of 6 months ...
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Worried about being refused entry into Schengen

Hi I just got a Schengen visa and I am pleased about that. But at the same time, I'm worried about being refused entry. So the issue is that I applied from the NL embassy (VFS centers) for NL and ...
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Is the six-month rule a hard rule or a guideline?

I'm an Italian citizen and got my ESTA last year that's still valid until my passport expiration in 2023. Italy is also in the 6 months club so it shouldn't be a problem. I will travel to the United ...
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Do I need to apply to the same country each time to get a multi year multiple entry Schengen visa?

According to the EU Visa Code (Article 24, paragraph 2), on granting multiple entry visas: (a) for a validity period of one year, provided that the applicant has obtained and lawfully used three ...
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Who is responsible for ensuring valid documentation on immigration?

My cousin, who holds an OCI card was travelling from London Gatwick to Ahmedabad, India with Emirates Air Line, but she forgot her OCI card at home and somehow she passed through Gatwick and was ...
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Full name in passport but split name in USA B1 visa

My Indian passport says Mahesh Govindan in Given name and blanks in surname. But the B1 visa I got stamped in my passport says Given Name: Mahesh; Surname: Govindan. Spelling is correct in the split ...
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French/US citizen traveling on expired passport

My daughter is a US and French citizen. We leave in a couple of days for France and realized her passports for both countries are expired. We are going from the US to France. She has her National ID ...
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I wish to travel from UK to France with a minor who is not one of my family. What documentation do I need?

I wish to travel on holiday from UK to France - and back - with family members and a minor who is not one of my family. I have the parents' consent. The minor, like me, is British and has a UK ...
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How to book Thai train tickets online for Train #40?

I've tried booking tickets for Train #40 (BKK - Surat Thani line) via a couple of websites without success. The following websites tell me "this trip is not bookable" (while tickets for ...
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Can a Canadian national resident in the US use the Mobile Passport Control app to travel to the US?

I am a Canadian national and resident in the US (a Green Card holder). I am unsure if I can use the new Mobile Passport Control (MPC) App for processing at US preclearance at Toronto Pearson or at US ...
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Can I bring unboxed Intel Core i9 13900k from India to USA?

How can I bring it without paying any custom/IGST? I am Indian origin US citizen, and it cost 524$
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What should I do if I haven't received my passport 20 days after my H1B visa interview

I had my H1-B visa interview about 20 days ago. During the interview I was told that it was approved. Also on the official website it appears as approved. However, I haven't received my passport yet. ...
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Where is this place?

Can anyone tell me the exact location of this historical site? Is it in Egypt or Iraq?
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Travel outside Pakistan

I want to travel to UK from Pakistan for 15 days and I have valid visa but my passport will expire in 3 months. Will I have any issues at Pakistan airport at the departure time? I check from gov.uk ...
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EU national living in UK: Do I need visa to travel to the Netherlands or to Iceland?

I have a Polish passport. I am living in UK under the EU settlement scheme. Do I need a visa to go to either country? My intention is to attend a festival.
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Given an area (eg, a city), how can one assess the percentage of tourists it contains?

I sometimes wonder whether an area (eg, a city) has many tourists. How can one assess the percentage of tourists there is in a given area? I know it varies over time but just to get a vague ...
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US Registered Sex Offender Travel to UK

I'm a registered sex offender and have been for over 5 years. My conviction is a misdemeanor and also over 5 years old. My question is, can I travel to the UK, for a couple of weeks? I've heard of &...
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Does a non-used Schengen short-stay visa count to qualify for a one year visa?

Apparently, people can get a longer validity short-stay (1-year) schengen visa if they are granted three short stay visas in a two-year period. If I am granted a short-stay visa, but am unable to ...
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Do I need to go through multiple immigration when changing Schengen country?

So I finally got the Schengen visa from Netherlands. I'll stay 3 days in Netherlands and 3-4 days in Spain. I wanted to know if I need to go through immigration process again in Spain? Or only at the ...
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Transfer in Atlanta

We are travelling from Manchester UK to Miami via Atlanta in March to connect with a cruise. Our flights have been booked by Princess cruises. They are insistent that a layover time of 1hour 25 mins ...
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Find missing bag. That has been forwarded via a 3rd airline

Had flight with Wizzair inside europe. Bag was missing. And I made a property irregularity report at airport. For bag to be delivered to my final destination. In another continent- flew there with ...
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Transit Visa in Dammam (traveling from Frankfurt to Delhi)

I have already booked the flight tickets (10.12.22). The first leg of travel is Frankfurt-Dammam via Istanbul with Pegasus airlines. They however do not provide any visa assistance whatsoever. In that ...
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