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UK certificate of eligibility

It’s going to be a certificate of regret for quite some time. There is no such thing. Run! You obviously told them you don’t have any close friends or relatives in the UK so very shortly they are ...
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UK certificate of eligibility

There is no such thing. I crafted this Google search (note the quotation marks). The only hit is this question. More broadly, the term "certificate of eligibility" is used for foreigners seeking ...
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Abandoning Tibet tour guide

Sorry, you are either a troll or dangerously naïve. In case it's the latter "DO NOT DO ATTEMPT DO THIS" The guide WILL report you the second you go missing otherwise they will be in deep ...
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British ETA for transfers?

The UK ETA currently applies to Qatari passport holders; will apply to passports from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE starting February 22, 2024; and is said to apply to other ...
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Abandoning Tibet tour guide

From personal experience visiting Tibet in 2018: it's impossible to travel without a guide. Since your guide is personally responsible for you, they will immediately notify the police if you sneak ...
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Will a non-EU citizen get stamped with a family permit at the airport?

EU law, specifically article 5(4) of directive 2004/38/EC, provides that Where a Union citizen, or a family member who is not a national of a Member State, does not have […] the necessary visas, ...
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How to get entry permit for protected areas in India?

Originally your question was about wildlife protected areas. Such areas in India are designated as Wildlife sanctuaries or National parks. These areas, while out of bound for habitation or economic ...
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Do I need a visa to visit the UK with my EU partner?

This answer assumes that you are not a citizen of any country whose nationals are allowed to travel to the UK without a visa. If you are a citizen of such a country, then you of course don't need a ...
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Camp in a Yosemite backpacker's site with confirmation but no permit

We ended up calling the wilderness center. You can stay in the backpacker's sites as long as you have the confirmation email on you - you can pick up the permit in the morning. Printed or on your ...
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Is there a simple procedure or what are the procedures to obtain a permit to visit Lakshadweep islands?

Lakshadweep is remote and undeveloped, so fully independent tourism is not really possible. With the exception of a few places on the main island of Agatti, almost all resorts in the islands are ...
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Visitor's stay prolongation refusal: deportation or just a refusal?

If you are in Sweden when your application is denied, you must leave the country within the period of time stated in the decision. You can choose to accept or appeal against the decision. If you ...
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Is it possible to travel to Co To island, Vietnam without a special permit now?

Update: Since 15/7/2016 foreigners can enter Co To island without a permit: Travel to Co To Island from Cai Rong? There are some official news in Vietnamese but unfortunately none in English http://...
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How can one get a permit to drive the Chinese section of Karakoram Highway with a foreign truck?

Disclaimer 1: I have not done a similar trip with an own vehicle, so all of this is from researching the net, and some familiarity with China. Disclaimer 2: Bureaucracy and rules in China can change ...
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Accessing the Mount Teide summit when all 200 permits per day are already booked

You can also book a tour with an accredited tour guide. For example here : https://www.volcanoteide.com/en/activities/hiking
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Is a two and half year Danish Residence Permit considered permanent?

Neither of those options are really good descriptions -- your residence permit is specifically not a visa (Per Article 18 of the Schengen Convention as amended in 2010 a national visa can be valid for ...
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UK family permit. Why weren't the original documents accepted?

If you provided originals and the centre took copies then they have seen the originals and are satisfied that they are authentic so they don't need them any more.
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Do I need a visa to travel to Malta?

In this regard you are requested to present this letter to the pertinent Maltese consulate or the foreign consulate representing Malta in matters regarding the issue of a visa in order that ...
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Restrictions on ferry travel from China to Taiwan and back to China

Summary: Not from a legal/policy perspective, as the restriction only applies to Mainland Chinese residents. It is difficult to gauge how that affects the ferry you are planning to take though (given ...
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Which car rental companies in Northern Cyprus permit you to drive to the Republic?

The North Cypriot companies I've found allowing cross-border travel are Esentepe Brisk (what I ended up going for) Oscars and Baspinar. You buy an EU Cypriot insurance at the border for €25 lasting a ...
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How to obtain no objection certificate (NOC) for visiting Neelum valley as a foreign national?

You don't make mention of how you're arranging your trip, or whether you've already applied for a visa. Should you be travelling to Pakistan either on business or as part of a tour group, you would be ...
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Where can I obtain Trek permits for Har-ki-doon?

You do not need a permit for Har Ki Dun trek. There is only an entry fee for Govind Pashu national park (that is where Har ki dun trek is). You would need to pay a little extra if you are carrying a ...
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Are permits required for camping in Finnish national parks?

No, permits are not required. Under Finland's "everyman's rights" (jokamiehenoikeudet, allemansrätten), you can legally camp anywhere -- even private property -- that's not a built-up area, too close ...
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Traveling in Schengen before and after expiry of Swedish residence permit

The counting of days for the purpose the 90/180 calculation does not include the days during which your temporary residence permit is valid. Article 6(2) of the Schengen Borders Code: For the ...
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Is Estonian Temporary Residence Permit a 'common format residence permit'?

Yes, this is a common format residence permit, issued by Estonia (EST-HO-05004) since 2018. Since 2020 with a new design (EST-HO-07001): Also does it allow me to transit in the UK without having to ...
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Can I stay in Romania for more than 90 days in a 180-day period by combining a short-term C visa and a German residence permit?

Simple answer: No. The time limits for a stay (90 days in 180 days) apply to you as a person and is not something you can add up if you for some reason should have multiple credentials. I would even ...
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Do I need to apply permit before going hiking in Grand Canyon?

You do need a permit, and per the last Space Availability Report, Bright Angel is booked immediately after Christmas, but there may still be availability (the report is from a few weeks ago) earlier ...
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Chinese national with a UK residence permit traveling back to China for a short stay

The UK Residence is dependent on him only for its existence. Other than that it stands on its own as does her status. If it grants her entry and residency, right to work, access to some UK public ...
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What is the difference between a visitor's permit and a visa?

The information provided by the Shanghai consulate, on the link you give, is somewhat vague as to whether this "permit" is provided in advance or on arrival. It turns out (see below) that you need to ...
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Can I buy and tow an RV trailer pop-up with USA license plates with a car with Mexican license plates in the USA?

The catch is this: in what state will you register it? You either need to be a resident of the state, or need to qualify to register it there (which usually means you only use it there) . You'll have ...
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