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non registration with police in Italy/e.u.

In 2002 I got a ticket for not registering with police after 8 days. I am a dual citizen at birth.the consulate tells me there is nothing to worry about. we wrote to the ombudsman. we wrote to the police. we wrote to the S.I.S.,the Schengen Information System. Please reply rick. what else should we possibly do before going there again.

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roy,

As I recall, when you provide your Passport to the Hotel at check-in, they provide the appropriate information to the Police.

This information is listed on the Italian Tourist Board website:

"Registration for Tourists
The formality of registering with the police within 3 days of a tourist's arrival in Italy is attended to by the hotels one stays with. If staying with friends or in a private home, the visitor has to register in person at the nearest police station within a 3-day period. In Rome there is a special police information office to assist tourists. (Interpreters are available) telephone: 461-950 or 486-609."

Hope that helps?

Happy travels!

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208 posts

Here's a perfect reason to be thankful for living in the USA. We can travel anywhere in this country we want to, and never have to worry about "registering with the police".

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8959 posts

Here's a perfect reason to be thankful for living in the USA. We can travel anywhere in this country we want to, and never have to worry about "registering with the police".

Registering with the police is only for foreign travelers. Italians traveling through Italy don't have to register....just like in the good old USA.

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208 posts

Yeah, that's true. It's also true that Italians traveling in the "good old USA" don't have to register with the police, either.

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10251 posts

No, but upon entering the country they have to have their fingerprints taken as well as their retina scanned.

Posted by
2297 posts

Last time I entered the US I had to get finger printed, had a retina scan AND got scolded for not having registered my planned travel ahead of time online. This last point is a provision that came into effect only this year.

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31318 posts

Beatrix,

When were you in the U.S.? I made a trip to the U.S. last week (by air) and was never asked for either finger print or a retina scan. I wonder if this is something that's applied to travellers at random?

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31318 posts

Frank II,

Thanks for the clarification on that.

I don't think my current Passport has any "biometrics" attached to it, but I suspect that might change when I renew in a few years.

Cheers!

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21327 posts

But US citizens and others have to have permission from the US government to travel via air in the US.

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10251 posts

And everyone has to have permission to fly over the U.S. even if they don't plan to land here.

(All airlines flying over U.S. airspace must submit their passenger lists to DHS. If someone onboard is on the no-fly list, they must be removed from the flight.)

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2349 posts

Nor do the American police follow people around making sure they have a receipt for their dinner.

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11798 posts

Beatrix,

Look at the bright side, you didn't have to pay the $10 entry fee which is apparently currently awaiting Obama's signature.

The fee will fund tourism promotion activities which are supposed to get more people to visit the US.

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2193 posts

I think we can be reasonably sure that the citizens of other countries may be just as thankful they’re living in their own homeland and not in the USA for a variety of reasons. You may feel thankful for living here, and they may feel thankful for living there.

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2349 posts

Michael, are you saying that Italians are perfectly happy living in Italy, where they do not have state fairs with deep fried Twinkies?

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2297 posts

hmmmm, what should it be: gelato or deep-fried twinkies? Deep-fried twinkies or gelato?

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577 posts

Until I started reading these boards, I had no idea that there was such a crime as a "rolling stop".

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Well, they are at a serious culinary disadvantage in Italy. I mean, who could possibly enjoy life at all without state fairs? They’re really missing out on walking tacos, deep fried pickles on a stick, mullets, tattoos, and few teeth. Okay, that’s a little over the top…I still love going to the Iowa State Fair.

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495 posts

Apparently those poor Italians don't even have access to root beer.

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a cup of coffee there in Italy is always so historically connecting to all of us,here in the U.S./North Americans. they need truly more of us. much of their language is similar.RIGHT NOW,I believe I probably have enough info to assume this ridiclous type of(never ever heard of such a thing)law can ever be a problem. I think the statute of limitations has run out. anyway this is nothing.
I think there is no reason to see a lawyer about this type of thing.