Month: April 2015

Looking at my passport, I can assure you that the standard is to stamp on each entry and on each exit – on the first empty page of the passport, not (necessarily) on the opposite page of the visa. Since multiple entry visa can last a year, and you might travel to other countries between […]

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Yes you can travel with furniture and other household goods in a van. That’s what vans are made for. 🙂 Three things you should consider: 1. Customs Unions No need to declare anything when crossing borders between countries that are part of a customs union. In Europe for example you have Switzerland that is inside […]

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When do roads close for a Giro d’Italia stage?

So I will take a look at Giro d’Italia when in Italy in May. In one case (stage 3) it would be possible to first see the start in Rapallo at 13:35 and then move on to Barbagelata and see a mountain pass passing at ~16:20. According to google I will need some 60 minutes […]

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Quickest Schengen visa in Atlanta

I have an Indian passport, with F-1 visa living in US. I am travelling to India via Europe (exact point of change of flight isn’t fixed, but it is either Amsterdam, Paris or the Frankfurt.) I wish to visit a friend in Paris for 4-5 days while coming back. (And also, we might travel to […]

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Low-calorie, low-cholesterol and the whole low-series are special meals, which are served upon special requests. You do not usually find those with the normal choices. Some airlines in long hauls serve “light meals” as a standard choice, but I would not depend on that as airlines usually have cycles for services, this might be every […]

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The overstay is associated with you, identified by a US passport. Your Spanish passport also identifies you. Maybe they will be able to cross reference the passports, and if they do, the consequences will be serious since you are seen to be knowingly violating your terms of restriction. Are you willing to take that chance? […]

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According to my interpretation of https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/826/kw/expired%20mexican%20passport/session/L3RpbWUvMTQzMDQyMzg0MC9zaWQvTmMxOWFibG0%3D: Mexican passports will be accepted for 6 months after their expiration. You should be fine as long as you leave the US before September. However, it is written in governmentese and it does not really matter what my interpretation is. Other commenters interpret it otherwise and there is a […]

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As per the official EU Travel Guide: There are no limits on what private persons can buy and take with them when they travel between EU countries, as long as the products purchased are for personal use and not for resale, with exception of new means of transport. You do not have to prove the […]

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As far as I know you can transport household goods with no value limit within the EU as long as you can prove you own them or that you paid tax on them in the EU country you bought them or paid duty on the border you brought them into the EU. As your friend […]

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One of the reasons this is done by sellers is so that consumers know who to blame for the prices they are paying. In particular, the seller wants the consumer to know that it is not the seller’s fault that the product costs 10% more than it needs to (or whatever the rate is). Thus, […]

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