no passport required

Visa requirements for German citizens are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of other states placed on citizens of Germany. In Feb 2016, German citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 177 countries and territories, ranking the German passport 1st in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Additionally, the World Tourism Organization published a report in Jan 2016 ranking the German passport 1st in the world (tied with Denmark, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Singapore, and the UK) in terms of travel freedom. 

Recently visa requirements for German citizens were lifted by Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Timor-Leste, Samoa, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sao Tome and Principe, Tonga, and Palau. Myanmar aka Birma and India made German citizens eligible for eVisas. Look up visa requirements by country here. 

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for a first time flyer? Tips for going through the process, the long flight, and exiting the airport/picking up your luggage and all specifically that would have helped you in hindsight? I have a trip coming up and I'm slightly nervous even after googling tips since I'll likely be flying alone. Thanks ^^

As someone who has flown more than a bit before, and usually by myself, I will give you The Sudden Adult’s Guide to Surviving Plane Trips ™.

Checking In:

  • For most flights, you can “check in” as early as 24 hours before your flight. This will allow you to print your boarding pass at home/library/etc. and cut some of the time you’d be wasting standing in a long-ass line waiting to print your ticket. Gotta love technology.
  • Check your flight the morning of, or a few hours, before you’re scheduled to leave for the airport. Make sure the time hasn’t changed due to weather/mechanical issues/etc. No one wants to arrive at the airport to find out their fucking flight was delayed 5 hours and they now have to wait at a crappy airport coffee shop.
  • Get dropped off at the terminal for your flight. The best way to ensure this is to have a general idea of where your terminal will be. You don’t have to be dropped off there, but it saves you from walking and dragging your luggage down to your airline’s bag check.

Luggage Tips:

  • TIP YOUR BAG PERSON. That person who you drop your luggage off with when you arrive at the airport? Tip them. I usually give $5 per bag. A nice tip and friendly attitude ensures your bag arrives at its destination (usually).
  • If you have a black/brown/gray suitcase, try making it stand out. Usually I see people tie ribbons to the handles. Personally, I have a lime green ribbon and a pink skull luggage tag that are hard to miss (but then, my regular suitcase is also metallic, so it’s a pleasant eyesore).
  • Put luggage tags on your suitcase and carry-on. Make sure your information on the tags is up-to-date. In case your shit goes missing, you want to give the airport a way of finding you.
  • Know what your airline considers a carry-on size. Sometimes airlines will change the carry-on requirements because why not do things to piss off passengers? Check by calling the airline directly or Googling “What is a carry-on bag + name of airline.” Usually you are allowed one carry-on and one personal bag (purse/backpack/laptop case).

TSA/Security Tips:

  • Know the 3-1-1 rule and follow it. Keep your tiny liquids bag in an easily-accessible front or side pocket so you can whip it out without digging through your bag. Same goes for laptops. Make it easy to pull out, because it will have to go in a bin by itself.
  • Wear shoes that easily slip on and off, because you will have to take them off to go through security. Also, wear socks, because who knows what the fuck’s on that airport floor.
  • Take any coats/hoodies off while you wait in line. TSA agents will ask you to take these off anyway, so might as well save the people behind you some time. Same goes for any jewelry, belts, or cellphones that will set off the metal detector. Put them in a pocket of your carry-on.
  • Pay attention to the line when it moves. As a (former) frequent flyer, I cannot explain how annoying it is to be stuck in a line behind someone who is not paying attention. Don’t be that person.
  • Also, if you’re not a frequent flyer, do not get in the experienced flyer line. We can smell the inexperience.
  • Keep your ID and ticket (and passport, if required) easily accessible on your person. This will make going through any additional security nice and easy for you.

Airport Tips:

  • Find out where your terminal is, then worry about getting food or drink. Nothing is more stressful than finally getting your $20 sandwich and then having to run around a large airport trying to find your terminal. Find your terminal and then embark on the search for food.
  • Do not leave your bags unattended. This should really speak for itself.
  • Pee before you fly. Like Ma always said, use the loo before you fly, boo…especially if you need to poo.
  • Good fucking luck finding a place to charge your phone/laptop/nintendo 3DS if you’re flying out during a busy time (holidays, weekends, etc.). Solve the problem by charging these things the night before you leave.

Plane Tips:

  • Put your carry-on in the overhead bin that’s near your seat. If you have anything in there that you might want during the flight (magazine, notebook, etc.), consider getting it out before you get on the plane.
  • Sit in the seat you’ve been assigned. Unless it’s a Southwest flight (which lets passengers choose their own seats upon boarding), your ticket will say where you’ll sit. Sit there. Don’t be the seat-stealing prick of the plane.
  • If you’re nervous, listen to the flight attendant at the beginning. They will explain all regular and emergency procedures. Sometimes knowing how to survive if shit hits the fan can make you feel better.
  • If you think you may  feel sick during the flight, try chewing mint-flavored gum. Gum also helps with you ears popping. If the flight serves drinks, request something soothing like ginger ale. If not, buy a $3 bottle of lemon-lime soda from a place in the airport. My personal experience is that ginger ale solves all flight sickness (or maybe that’s a placebo effect, I don’t know and don’t care, because I like ginger ale).
  • Don’t get up when the flight attendant brings out the little drink cart. There’s never a way around it, so just sit tight until it passes you if you need to get up and pee.
  • Try getting to know your seat neighbor(s), if you’re comfortable with that. Last time I flew, I had an interesting discussion with the old dude sitting next to me about the status of the US economy.

Landing & Leaving:

  • BRACE YOURSELF! Sort of kidding, but if you’re like me and planes make you nauseous, you might want to prepare yourself (I know that I personally feel most sick during turbulence and landing).
  • Don’t bother rushing to get up and stand. The damn plane’s not going to take off again while you’re still on it, so chill out and take your time. If you’re on a flight that’s part of a connecting flight, they’ll usually ask passengers who need to leave to make their next flight to get off first. Some people are jerks and will pretend just so they can leave slightly sooner than others.
  • Be careful when you open the overhead bin. They aren’t kidding when they say stuff may have shifted around. I once saw a lady get beaned on the forehead by her kid’s carry-on.
  • Make your way to the baggage claim. If you have to pee, do it now, because luggage can take a while, so you might as well empty your bladder while you can. And if you’re lost, just follow the people form your plane, or ask someone who looks like an airport employee.
  • Stand around the luggage carousel and wait for your bag. A lot of people crowd around the opening, but you can stand out and wait near the end. The bags go around in circles for fucks sake, so it’s not like you only have one chance to grab your bag. Also, double-check that it is your bag.
  • Check that your ride knows when and where to pick you up. Let them know your flight number, arrival time, and terminal so they can be on the lookout. Pick someone reliable (I’ve been left waiting before, I can tell you it sucks ass).

So…yep. That’s all the tips I can think of.

-The Sudden Adult

PS. If you’re gonna fly, don’t let your arms get tired! HA. HA. HA.

So I’ve been re-watching Les Mis ‘82…

Valjean: My name is Jean Valjean. I have a yellow passport.

^ When the script requires a yellow prop but the director insists that there are NO bright colours allowed in the movie’s colour scheme (except the occasional splash of red).


And yes, I was reminded of the other adaptation with passport colour problems too.


@codename-askali @glory-to-arstotzka @arstotzkan-tours-and-travels

So I summarised our little hunger games journey ;)

((Mobile Tumblr is crap so I have to do this in three stages -_- but I basically took everything that happened to our characters and summed it up into a Papers Please sequel. I hope you like the name. Also @arstotzkan-tours-and-travels I apologise if I left your character out because I’m not too familiar with you just yet :3 but I appreciate you making this for us to enjoy! There are other Papers Please OCs out there that you can include next time too ^_^))

From Fugitives to Slaves

The story you are about to read is totally fictional. While most of the stories are based on real people, this one isn’t


One of the things I realized is that one of the ideal candidates for acquiring for slavery are fugitives from the law. One of the main benefits of a fugitive is they probably have no family they’re attached to and probably no one would miss them. We’d also be doing society a favor by taking a possibly dangerous criminal off the streets. Also because they’re criminals, no guilt. They’re probably getting what they deserve. The one thing good is that most fugitives in the US stay in the country. In the US, they actually can blend in. In another country, passports are required. They’re more conspicuous and the laws can be different from the US.

Of course we found slim pickings initially. Looking up the FBI’s top 100 fugitives, the overwhelming majority are men. Also, of the women on the list, very few have value to sell as slaves.

Finally after a month of looking, we found somebody we were looking for. Her name was Katy however she could be using an alias. She was 31, past the shoulder blonde hair(which that could change), 5'5", 120 lbs. She allegedly had some tattoos. She was wanted for identity theft and check kiting in Atlanta. She managed to get out on bail during her trial. About a week into her trial she knew she was sunk. Her attorney(who was a public defender) urged her to take a plea deal. After that Katy packed her bags, withdrew whatever money she had left and took a bus. That was about a year ago. There were a couple of possible sightings. One in Chattanooga TN. Another in Charleston SC and another about a month before in North Carolina. That meant she was pretty much staying in the southeastern part of the country.

One day, my partner Bruce contacted someone who worked for a sheriff in rural Virginia who worked in the fugitive squad. He was on the take from us so we asked if there were any sightings. The deputy told us there was a possible sighting in Richmond VA. About an hour from us. The only change to her appearance was she was she dyed her hair reddish brown. That afternoon, Bruce, Rick, Tara and myself went over to Richmond. We were pretending we were bounty hunters. We asked around showing her wanted poster. We advised she dyed her hair. Finally we found one person who lived in a boarding house with her. The person told us that she worked at a bar in the area but wasn’t sure which one. So we split up covering different areas. Finally the third bar I went to I found her. She was dressed in skinny blue jeans with a tight sleeveless black t-shirt. You could see a barb wired tattoo on her left arm. She wore white Keds sneakers. I texted the other members with the location. I sat and had a beer for awhile. The others arrived shortly after. We figured it would be best to wait till after she left so as to not cause a scene.

At about 9pm, her shift was up. She removed her apron and put on a matching jean jacket. At that point, Rick was in the van while the rest of us had waited. I then texted Rick that she was on the move. She went out the front while rest of us followed trying to be inconspicuous. She got about a block and then Rick pulled the van in front of her.

“Hey, I’m kind of lost, I’m looking for US 60” asked Rick.

“Not to far from where I live.”

“Well since it’s on your way, I could drive you and save yourself several minutes walking.”


Katy got in the van.

“Oh before I start moving” as Rick pulled out a gun and handcuffs.

“Wanna put these on?”

“What the fuck?!!!”

“I’m a bounty hunter. My friends should be joining us right now. And there they are.” As the rest of us joined them.

“Oh behind your back please” Rick asked.

Katy sighed as she figured she was facing some serious jail time. Shortly after she would be thinking if it were only that.

As we got out of the city and more in a rural area, we placed a ball gag in your mouth and then a black leather hood over her head, we returned to the slave training facility. She still thought she was being taken to a police station or sheriff’s office. We brought her to the elevator. Down 3 floors underground. We took the hood off and she was horrified. She saw some woman in restraints being sexually tortured.

“Welcome to your home for probably the next month. For the next month, you will be trained to be a sex slave. Depending on how your training goes, after 30 days, you will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. And you will become their sex slave.” I explained

“Funny, we got you because we were looking up fugitives. Had you not run, you probably wouldn’t be in this predicament.”

We then stripped her, put her on the arch back device, attached a butt plug and a metal dildo along with a vibe to her clit that would edge her all night and we kept her gagged and blindfolded while forcing her to listen a disorientation tape.

It did take about 6 weeks before we got her trained and broken. When we completed its transformation, we branded the slave number 1011. Slave 1011 was then sold to an underground bdsm website for $30,000. She was sentenced to a life of bondage, rape, torture and degradation.

Crime definitely doesn’t pay

anonymous asked:

Hey! I'm thinking about going to Stockholm this summer on vacation, and I was wondering if you knew of any fun things to do while we're there

Hi Nonie!

I’m sorry it took a while to get back to you. I’ve been on mini-hiatus for the GOT premier.

Now… it depends a little about how you define “fun” and if you’re on a budget or not. I’m a history nerd, so my idea of what’s fun often differs from other people, but I’m going to try putting together a varied list below the cut.

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thirdstreetcettin  asked:

Come to California- no passport required! If you're used to Vegas weather you can definitely tolerate the heat we've had lately, even if I'm melting TT_TT But we got hella Irish pubs and good Chinese food (SF Bay Area)!

I’ve been to the Bay Area twice (once for a visit to a friend and then second time for a bachelorette excursion for the same friend’s wedding years later) AND OMG IT’S SO COLD ON THE BAY OMG OMG I AM SO LAME

But bitch I will throw on my leather jacket and gloves and totes head out to hang with you, legit. L E G I T

Five Things

I was tagged by @wetsammywinchester​ for this game. Thanks, Paula! 😘

FIVE THINGS YOU WILL FIND IN MY BAG: cinnamon mints, receipts (so many receipts), my pill box, a travel toothbrush, and the body of a Funko Pop keychain that broke off about a month ago (actually you might not find that, I still haven’t been able to locate it and throw it out)

FIVE THINGS YOU WILL FIND IN MY BEDROOM: a massive Funko Pop collection, a bookshelf, at least three cross stitch kits at any given time, shoes that belong to my sister, and my still-packed carry-on suitcase from the last trip I took

FIVE THINGS I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO: visit a country that requires a passport, dance at a friend’s wedding, be an extra in a Marvel movie, spend a week in California to see if I could actually survive living there, and leave a waiter a really big tip just because

FIVE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY: my wonderful boyfriend, coffee (specifically cinnamon or french vanilla), books, cross stitch, and the fact that I finally got accepted to college yesterday

FIVE THINGS I’M CURRENTLY INTO: Harry Potter, attempting to write more complex characters, Ratchet and Clank, discussing tropes for hours at a time, and praying with Paula that Defenders is good

FIVE THINGS ON MY TO-DO LIST: readjust my budget so I can even pay for college, catch up on Supernatural, start going to the gym on a regular basis instead of just when I have nothing else to do, reorganize my bedroom closet, and look into other job options

Five people to tag! @anotherwinchesterfangirl, @happilysammy, @thegunslingers, @gryffindorable713, and @savingpeoplegiffingthings if you want to play!

anonymous asked:

I'm going to change my name with a free deed poll soon; how many places (NI, Passport etc) require the official paper and not a copy? Should I print and sign more than one official copy just so I have back ups if the paper gets lost in theses processes? thank you

It’s a very good idea to have a few spares.  Almost everywhere will need to see an original copy, although they should all return them.

About 5 copies will usually be plenty to cover all situations, just get them all signed and witnessed at the same time.

~ Alex

Celebrate Shorewood’s cultural diversity! Travel the world in one night while enjoying displays, demonstrations,and performances by some of Shorewood’s many cultural groups. Experience a bit of France, China, Thailand, Nepal, South America, Senegal, and much more including sweet treats. No passport required. All ages are invited.

When: Wednesday, July 28th from 6 p.m.  - 8 p.m.

Where: Shorewood Village Center - Community Rooms (below the library).         3920 N. Murray Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211


Summary:  Will and Hannibal begin their new lives.  New lives require new passports.  Domestic fluff within their new relationship.  Also on AO3

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo. - Erma Bombeck

“Shall I say ‘Say Cheese?’” Chiyoh asked dryly as she pointed her camera at Hannibal who sat in front of her.

“No, I think no cheese is necessary,” Hannibal replied, and cleared his throat ready for his picture to be taken.

“Very well. One, two, three.” The shutter clicked.

“How do I look?” he asked as she reviewed the image.

“Like you, but not quite,” she replied with the smallest of smiles.

Will had been adjusting his hair in the mirror, while they finished. He was still not used to seeing himself clean shaven. The newest scar added to his inventory of damaged flesh was still a bright pink. He gently ran his index finger across it.

Hannibal walked up behind him, both now appearing in the mirror. A soft smile spreading across Hannibal’s face as his eyes met Will’s in their reflection. The two, identically different.

“Are you ready for your portrait?” Hannibal asked.

Will turned to look at him, “I supposed this is my very first portrait as Martin, isn’t it?”

Hannibal squeezed Will’s shoulder lightly, while Will instinctively placed his hand on top of Hannibal’s. Chiyoh sighed exaggeratedly, waving her camera.

Will walked over and sat on the stool, while Hannibal changed the background from blue to white.

“All set,” Hannibal said as he stood next to Chiyoh to watch.

“I don’t need an audience,” Will said, beginning to turn bright red.

“Nonsense,” Hannibal responded with a smirk.

“So should I say cheese?” Will said trying to make Chiyoh crack a smile.

“No,” she replied and pressed the shutter.

“I wasn’t ready!”

Hannibal chuckled, “Chiyoh.”

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FAQ Series: Royal Surnames

➞Short answer: Royals generally don’t have surnames (last names).
However, during times when they are required (for passports, identification badges, certain documents, etc.), there are informal “surnames” most royal families adopt for occasional use. These are commonly derived from House names, but not always.

Belgian Royal Family: van België, de Belgique or von Belgien (depending on the language) from the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

British Royal Family: Windsor* from the House of Windsor (formerly Saxe-Coburg and Gotha)
Mountbatten-Windsor alternatively used since 1960 to incorporate the adopted surname of Prince Philip
Titular surnames are also used very informally (Harry Wales, Catherine Cambridge, Sophie Wessex, etc.)

Danish Royal Family: Glücksburg from the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 

Dutch Royal Family: van Oranje-Nassau van Amsberg from the House of Orange-Nassau

Greek Royal Family: de Grecia*
Technically from the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Constantine II used the de Grecia “surname” to obtain a diplomatic passport in 2004; Queen Anne-Marie has also been known to use de Grecia when traveling

Jordanian Royal Family: bin/bint Hussein or bin/bint Abdullah from the Hashemite Royal House
“bin/bint” father’s name* (“bin” is used for males and “bint” for females) 
“Al-husband’s name” is for married women (Rania Al-Abdullah)

Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family: de Nassau from the House of Bourbon-Parma

Monegasque Princely Family: Grimaldi from the House of Grimaldi

Norwegian Royal Family: Glücksburg from the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg

Spanish Royal Family: Borbón from the House of Bourbon

Swedish Royal Family: Bernadotte from the House of Bernadotte

*Disclaimer: some issues mentioned here are far more complex than I was willing to delve into in this brief post. Efforts were made to condense and simplify a complicated topic. 

Tomoko Sawada, ‘Recruit’, 2006

“In Recruit, she references the job hunting process for women in Japan and the passport-sized photos required for job applications. Dressed in black, grey or navy — the three customary corporate colours — the 300 job hunters portrayed by Sawada succumb to the homogenising pressures within Japanese society.”