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Right now, you must apply for a new visa, and it doesn't look like fees are refunded or waived: Is a visa fee refundable? Visa fees for visas that have not been used by COVID-19 cannot be refunded. A new application must be submitted. I have not travelled to the Netherlands yet. Can the period of my already issued visa be extended? The duration of issued ...


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When you have a train ticket this is a commitment by the railways to get you to your destination. In your case your ticket is for Brussels to Den Haag so to Den haag the railways must get you. But it doesn’t have to be with the trains you originally intended to use. The fact that you change in Breda tells me you have a ticket for the IC train. That ticket ...


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Breda is already in the Netherlands and the most common method for this kind of tight connections is that one train comes in, stops on one side of a platform, then the other train comes in on the other side of the same platform, stays for a few minutes, so every body gets out and in, last in train leaves first, first train in leaves last. So while the ...


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It is doable, but quite tight, especially if you have a lot of luggage. The train from Brussels will usually arrive in Breda on track 5 and the train to Den Haag will depart from track 7, which is a different platform. You will either have to take the stairs or the elevator down to a connecting corridor and then up again to reach the correct platform. ...


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However, these plans span at least one month, and I am not sure if it would be problematic to have overlapping insurance plans. In my experience, this is not a problem. It just means that, if you do need to make a claim, you should disclose all your applicable policies to each insurer so that they can sort out between themselves who's covering what; the ...


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In terms of law there isn't much really. Most traffic/vehicle laws have been normalized across the EU specifically to make this easy. So in general, if comply with rules in the UK you comply with the rules across the EU. A UK license is valid in the whole of the EU, insurance of your vehicle is legally required to cover at least third-party damage across ...


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You got the Schengen visa, so you have little to worry about. Some people have trouble because some Schengen consulates want to see a certain period of validity in your US status evidenced by a valid visa, making the situation uncertain for people in your situation. But you have cleared that hurdle. To get into the Schengen area, you will need a visa, ...


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I was going through passport control and I was able to see that the signs to e-gates now have the RTP-NL sign hidden by a black sticker. You can also see the sign for where you can register for the RTP-NL Programme. I asked Schiphol via twitter regarding this and I got an answer below: Thank you for your question! The latest update we have received about ...


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It is a sort of art. On cruise search engines, you could use as "cruise region/destination": "transatlantic", "transpacific". One of the most used site is CruiseCritics, but you may have seen much more sites. i think I once saw also a site which were specialized on repositioning cruises, but I do not think I could find it again quickly. In this manner, ...


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I am not even sure travelling with the NS would count for the P+R ticket (edit: your link says it does, but not for the full amount), even if you did it with your own (permanent) OV chipkaart. Fortunately, there's a good alternative which certainly works: purchase a P+R GVB return ticket and take Metro 51 to Central Station (or any other destination in the ...


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This is a very dynamic and unprecedented situation, so nobody knows for sure what will happen. So below is more of an opinion rather than known fact. As it currently stands, travel into the 26 EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, is prohibited for 30 days and as such travel is banned for all non-EU citizens or residents (...


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According to this site of the public transport company in the Hague, there are three kinds of machines to charge your OV chip card. Two of them work with cash, bank cards (debit cards from banks in the Netherlands although others may work) and credit cards (which should accept most or all cards.) The third kind only works with bank cards, which is likely the ...


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Is it possible to travel to the Netherlands without the Schengen visa, my non-EU wife and myself UK/EU citizen? It's just for a 3 day trip. Regardless of the length of the trip, it is only possible if your wife has a "residence card of a family member of an EU citizen." She will not normally have this unless you live in some EU country other than the UK, ...


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Yes. The D visa allows you travel through any Schengen state on the way to your destination, and also to visit them as if you had a multiple-entry C visa with the same validity period. That means you can spend up to 90 out of every 180 days in Schengen states other than the one which gave you a D visa, with the usual restrictions for a short-stay visa (no ...


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Across the EU border Here are the rules regarding meat products: General Rules for Meat and Meat Products Imports of fresh meat and meat products into the EU are subject to veterinary certification which is based on the recognition of the competent authority of the non-EU country by the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety. This formal ...


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I've traveled to Europe and then to India as planned. I did not have any issues at the port of Entry in Europe.


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To understand what it means, let's unpack the text of the decision. Sufficient justification for the purpose and circumstances of the intended stay was not provided. That's one of the standard reasons for refusals provided in the Schengen Visa Code and other official documents. In general, it means that the consulate is not convinced you have a valid ...


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For Germany: We drive on the opposite side of the road, as you hopefully already know. The default speed limits are 50 km/h in built up areas, and 100 km/h outside of built up areas. There is no speed limit on the Autobahn unless indicated. The speed cameras look are either a metal box on a pole, or a thick grey pole filled with cameras. Not all of them ...


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Usually multiple-entry, long-validity visa are granted after one one more single-entry, short-validity visa without overstay or incident. There are anecdotes of people getting multiple-entry visa to start with, but I don't think that can be forced, and the Netherlands now say they don't do that.


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This question is similar in nature to the one linked below and should also be read. In general, it is not advised to finalize travel arrangements before a visa is issued. Some application forms explicitly state 'if known' when asking for an accommodation address, others don't. The Schengen Border Code does not state that suppling an address, upon ...


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Normal procedure for a Schengen visa is to apply at the representation of country which is to be your main destination. By days of length it is the Netherlands for you. BUT on paper the reason for your trip would look like the conference in Denmark. Source (emphasis is original to text): You have to apply for the Schengen visa at the Embassy/Consulate of ...


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my brother purchased temporary insurance for himself and his family upon arrival the USA through this service. It was recommended by the company he came to work for: https://www.insubuy.com/temporary-workers-insurance-eligibility/


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September 2019: It appears to me that the PayPal Cash Card will work for maestro vending machine purchases (and ATM withdrawals). I haven't tried it yet; I will update this post in November with results from my upcoming trip. Full details on the card are at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/cashcard-agreement Added November 2019: I didn't try any ...


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As a US citizen, you can travel 90 days visa-free to the Schengen area for tourism, etc. That should be sufficient for the American airline. How soon you want to leave is a Dutch concern.


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The child will require his or her own residence permit. See Child born in the Netherlands on the website of the Dutch IND for information about how to apply. However, if you travel to Germany or Austria without a residence permit, you are unlikely to receive much worse than a warning if this comes to the attention of government authorities. In the worst ...


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Rule Number 1 (for Q2): be truthful, give a realistic itinerary. The enter and exit days counts as full days. Q4: You may not enter before the first day stated on the visa. Note: Some visas (often first time visas) are issued for a date range. More often a amount of days (duration). If nothing is given then 90 days within a 180 period. So if the visa is ...


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The issueing of Schengen C-Visas, is on the one side restrictive, but on the otherhand practical. So it is a combination of how the visa was used in the past and the need in the future. In your case, you have allready fullfilled step 01 (properly used a single business visa). For the next application apply for a multiple entry business visa (checkbox ...


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Did you contact them? They try to move the bookings, so that they have the money (liquidity) to pay employers. They could be in trouble if all clients will ask refund (there could ask government for help). But you booking is a contract, so they are required to fulfill the contract on the data you both agreed, or they must refund you. Just they try (maybe ...


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is it safe to travel there. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%80%9320_coronavirus_pandemic_by_country_and_territory and decide by yourself. Will I get any restriction going there? According to https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/NLD, you can go from Berlin to Utrecht Netherlands, but: Travellers from EU and Schengen countries can travel in and out of ...


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R.B, I also submitted my application last Friday in London for France and I got my passport today with a rejection piece of paper. I've had 5 Schengen visas in the past and I was surprised when I saw that it wasn't issued this time. The piece of paper said that due to the current situation and the outbreak of the virus, the consulate decided to not issue ...


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