Month: December 2018

Booking at a restaurant to be guaranteed a table. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Assuming you travelled with Aeroflot you are allowed: 6 months for domestic flights 18 months for international flights The following documents should be attached to the claim: statement with a list of property and the amount of monetary loss original cash register receipts confirming the value of the lost property; Property Irregularity Report (PIR) baggage […]

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Wonky passport photo

My UK passport recently arrived and the picture isn’t straight. It’s around 85 degrees. If I travel with it will I be ok? Isn’t my photo stored on a database? Bear in mind I mostly use the e-Passport gates so I am not sure. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Border agents can’t search your phone unless they have reason to believe you committed a crime due to a recent court ruling. From the Guardian: US border authorities cannot search the cellphones of travelers without having some reason to believe a particular traveler has committed a crime, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. This […]

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Timatic, the database which airlines use to verify passenger documents, states in relevant part: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Nationals of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka who reside in country of nationality transiting through Kuala Lumpur (KUL) with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country on Malaysia Airlines (MH) or Air […]

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Bringing work goods across border

I work for a company headquartered in the United States, but I live and work in Canada, just across the border. The head office has purchased laptops for two of my coworkers and myself, but they were shipped to our headquarters in the US instead of my address in Canada. I am considering having them […]

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Transit in UK – do we need a visa?

My husband is a Jamaican living in Finland. He has a Finnish residence permit based on being married to a Finn, valid for four years. Same as in the picture. We are flying to Jamaica and landing at Gatwick airport in England at 9.10 Am and continuing to Jamaica same day at 12.25 pm. Does […]

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Indeed, if you are “permanently residing outside the Russian Federation” you are exempt from military registration (“воинский учёт”), hence, a fortiori, from military service. Here is the link to the law: https://ru.wikisource.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B5%D0%B4%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BD%D1%8B%D0%B9_%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BD_%D0%BE%D1%82_28.03.1998_%E2%84%96_53-%D0%A4%D0%97/%D0%A0%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BB_II#%D0%A1%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8C%D1%8F_8 (see last line of the header of paragraph 1, just before subparagraph 1.1) Concretely, to benefit from this, you need to cancel your […]

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Per TIMATIC, the database used by airlines: TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for passengers arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight on the same calendar day to a third country which is not a Schengen Member State. They must stay in the international transit area of […]

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