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Everyone is checked when entering the Schengen area from outside the Schengen area, and when leaving the Schengen area to outside the Schengen area. That is true even if the other country involved is an EU country such as Ireland or Bulgaria. EU citizens are subject to reduced checks, but they are nonetheless checked. Automated kiosks perform those checks ...


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I'm not qualified to answer point 1), but as far as I'm aware, the legal side of this is still the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 which requires lodgings keepers to record the names and nationalities of their adult (over 16) guests and for "aliens" (which for a couple more weeks means non-EU citizens) Every such person who is an alien shall also— ...


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There is nothing special about borders inside the European Union. There are border checks between EU countries for everyone, except for those EU countries that have decided to form a group of countries without border checks. Where there are border checks, these checks apply to everyone (how would they know who to check if the checks only applied to non-EU ...


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You have to state more clearly what you mean. The EU is not identical to the Schengen Area. Here's a map showing the difference: (source: http://www.differencebetween.net/miscellaneous/politics/differences-between-schengen-countries-and-eu-countries/) Now within the Schengen Area, there are no regular border controls, neither for EU citizens nor for ...


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There are literally thousands of things you can do in & around London, and all tastes & interests are catered for. For instance: Cabinet War Rooms Transport Museum Greenwich Naval museum, Observatory & Cutty Sark Open-top bus tours West end shows Imperial War Museum Football matches Rugby matches Boat trips on the Thames Shopping! Loads of good ...


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This happens very often unfortunately. It is easier for the hotel to process your information in this way and after all they are in the hospitality business, not the information security business. One thing you can do when they make a paper copy is ask to cross out the info they dont need like you personal id number, picture, height, etc and write the name ...


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It is possible to cross by ferry as mentioned by this website: Ferry The car ferry Meersburg - Constance that can also be used by pedestrians or cyclists, makes trip planning even more flexible. There is another car ferry shuttle service between Friedrichshafen and Romanshorn.


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You will need to apply at the embassy/consulate of the country which is your primary destination. From the EU website: You must lodge the application for a Schengen visa at the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit, or – if you intend to visit more than one Schengen State, the Consulate of the country where you will spend the longest period. ...


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Everyone is supposed to be (occasionally screw-ups happen) checked when entering or leaving the Schengen area. For EU/EEA/Swiss citizens these checks are sometimes be automated via e-Passport gates, but for non-EU citizens, they are always manual. In most Schengen countries, you must be 18 or over to use the automated gates, but in the UK you must be 13 or ...


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All Schengen States (to which both Germany and Switzerland belong) follow the same visa code (airport transit visas are in article 3). The Schengen States have a common list of countries whose nationals/citizens must have visas for airport transit, even if remaining airside in the international transit area. (In certain situations a Schengen State may ...


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Yes, permanent residence is different from legal presence under a visa. This Canada government page discusses Canadian permanent residence, and contains this text: A permanent resident is someone who has been given permanent resident status by immigrating to Canada, but is not a Canadian citizen. Permanent residents are citizens of other countries. ...


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From the comments it seems you are planning on bringing some devices which are quite old (playstation) and in some cases, not the usual portable devices (VCR) and which are labelled for 50 Hz only. Nobody can guarantee you that they will work correctly. It will be quite difficult to have 50 Hz power in the US. Your best bet would be to bring an inverter ...


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No, this is not possible as as the receipt only proves your legal status in Italy. you are only allowed to enter and exit the Schengen area through Italy. Verified by the Polizia di Stato website: Foreigners awaiting renewal of their residence permits can leave and re-enter Italy if they hold: the receipt issued by Italian Post offices (Poste ...


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We managed to gather short list of badges/patches from around the world in this Outdoors SE question: Badges for tourists achievements/quests. Quoting the part about Austria and Germany: This concept is known in German as "Wandernadel" and implemented by a lot of local tourist assiciations, usually in the form of a "book" you can stamp at designated ...


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