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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

I'm travelling soon but need to renew my passport. Given that I have to provide my passport number to the airline to book a flight, I was wondering if my passport number would change if I renew it. ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a long-term visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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What personally identifiable information should I delete from my smartphone and email before travelling to a high-risk country?

I'll be travelling to Mongolia, and I've heard there's a non-trivial chance of theft. I'll be taking two Apple iPhones with me, and I'm not too concerned about the theft of the devices themselves, as ...
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Dual nationality, EU and Australian. Does it matter which passport is “travelled on” [duplicate]

I plan to visit Australia from the UK, I am an Australian national with dual nationality - I also hold a Greek passport. I have all the correct documentation and everything is fine. However, if I ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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UK tourist visa refused 3 times. Need to get there for flight home

Around 3 years ago I applied for a temporary working visa for the UK, but it got rejected because I lied to the police once and had some old DUI charges. So I never went to the UK. I recently arrived ...
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Can I apply for an Iranian visa in the Republic of Georgia?

I've done a bit of searching on the net and haven't come up with much. I intend to stay in the Republic of Georgia for a while and at some point take a trip to Iran. As an Australian citizen I ...
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From whom can I buy travel insurance if I don't “live” anywhere?

I am an Australian citizen, currently living in Singapore and I want to travel through Europe and the USA over the next six months. I will be leaving Singapore permanently and my intent is to ...
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Australian drivers licence valid in the US?

I've been trying to find out whether I can rent a car in the US (4-5 days) using only my Australian drivers licence, but my Google foo is failing me. Can anyone enlighten me? Do I still need the ...
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What will happen if I overstay in South Africa?

I arrived in South Africa from Australia at the end of october, so I have 3 months in the country, but in december I left the country for a month and recently re-entered thinking I would get another 3 ...
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Why is it difficult/how to make it easier for Americans to understand Australian accents?

In previous travels to the US I had slight communication issues with people on the East Coast of US (New York, Chicago) compared to the West Coast of US (LA, SF, Las Vegas, Portland). It seems to me ...
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Is it legal to peel off a visa from your passport?

A friend commented on my Facebook that the Cambodian visa isn't stuck permanently into the passport and suggests I could go there then peel off the visa so the blank page can be used for another visa. ...
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How can I extend my stay in Europe for longer than 90 in 180 days?

I am an Australian citizen and I wish to base myself in Amsterdam for four or five months. As an Australian I get to stay in the Schengen area for a cumulative 90 days in any 180 day period without a ...
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Are Australian citizens now or in the very near future about to get ten year visas for China?

So a year or so ago there was some announcement between China and USA to increase tourist visa validity to ten years. I thought this was related to some free trade agreement. Now I believe the ...
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What is required of an Australian citizen to get a visa for Ukraine?

I am an Australian citizen and I know that for some ex Eastern Bloc countries like Russia and Belarus I need an invitation and other difficulties to obtain a visa. Ukraine looks easier than those but ...
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How can I maximize my chances of obtaining a Russian visa outside my home country?

I had been sure from topics here and on other forums that it was not possible for me as an Australian citizen to obtain a visa for the Russian Federation anywhere other than the Russian Embassy in ...
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Does Turkey no longer offer visa on arrival to Australian passport holders?

I'm an Australian citizen who's been to Turkey several times, starting in 2010, but not for a couple of years now. Each time I visited, I was able to obtain a visa on arrival at the land border or ...
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Does the Lao visa on arrival at the Thai border require a full blank passport page for Australians?

I'm an Australian citizen currently in Bangkok deciding where to travel (preferably overland) next. I just read that for Cambodia I would need to get a full-page visa, but I only have three such ...
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Can a foreigner get a visa for China in Taiwan?

I'm in China and thinking of taking a ferry to Taiwan. I'm an Australian citizen and I've been to Taiwan before and know I get visa-free entry. But I'm wondering about getting a new visa for China ...
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What Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US?

Which Vancouver car rental companies allow their rental cars to enter the US for a significant period of time (four weeks or longer), assuming the car will be returned to them in Vancouver? I'm an ...
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Can I obtain more than one working holiday visa?

I'm sure this has been discussed before but: I'm in the midst of planning a trip to Europe. I'm an Australian citizen, born and bred, and I'm only 22. I'm organising a working holiday scheme (WHS) ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that provides a large amount of cover for disability?

Does travel insurance often provide a large amount of cover for disability caused by an incident while travelling? The brochure linked to from this travel agency gave a value in the tens of thousands ...
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Is it cheaper for an Australian to obtain a Russian visa in Cambodia than in Australia?

I'm considering including parts of Russia on my next big overseas adventure. Russian visas are very expensive, at least for me at home in Australia. For a multiple entry business visa like friends ...
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Can an Australian obtain a visa to enter Pakistan by land border while already overseas?

I'm an Aussie and am already travelling in Asia right now. I'm considering the possibility of overlanding through Pakistan. Now rules for getting visas can change pretty frequently and Pakistan is ...
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Is it practical to find travel insurance that has no alcohol-related exclusions?

CHOICE travel insurance buying guide mentions alcohol-related exclusions for insurance: Alcohol Cover for overdoing it on vodka and Red Bull and float-tubing down a river in Laos isn't ...
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What's the highest price a country charges citizens of another country for tourist visa?

Many countries charge money to issue visas to people wishing to enter, and many charge different fees for citizens of different countries. On my current trip the most I've had to pay was $20. One ...
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Why did the price of Turkish on-arrival visas for Australians just rise by 200%?

So I've had to get three visas for Turkey in the last couple of years and each time it cost € 15 / $ 20. But a few days ago I met some Australian travellers here in Georgia who just came from ...
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Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist on an Australian passport?

Do I need to apply for a visa to enter South Korea as a tourist for a few days when travelling on an Australian passport? Or will I be able to get one on arrival?
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Why is travel insurance recommended when there's reciprocal health care?

In Health care for Australians in New Zealand, it says Because Australians temporarily visiting New Zealand are eligible for publicly funded health care on the same basis as New Zealand ...
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Can I buy airfare using one passport (visa required) and then use another (no visa required) to enter the country?

I am travelling from Australia to China to Vietnam to Cambodia to Australia. I have two passports, namely Russian and Australian (the first and last names are identical in both but the numbers are ...
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Is it possible to apply for a Mongolian visa outside one's home country?

I am an Australian citizen and as such, require a visa for Mongolia. I leave Australia in late February and am planning on visiting Mongolia in late May. This means if I applied for a visa from home, ...
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Dual citizen return to home country (South Africa) on expired passport

What will happen if I arrive at the border with my expired South african passport? I can leave australia on my current Australian passport so bording the plane is not an issue, and South Africa can't ...
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Should you apply for a Romanian long-stay visa from within or outside the country?

I am thinking of going to Romania in a couple of months, and would like to stay for a longer time than the 90 day short-stay period. Normally, you would apply for a long-stay visa before you arrive ...
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Other passports queue arriving in UK?

Do I have to join in to the other passports queue in the UK border control with my Australian passport and residence permit while I am with my British passport holder wife and children? Is there any ...
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Can I change my signature in the new passport?

I signed my passport when I was 10 years old, when I applied for it the first time. I am but 20 now. It is almost time to renew it. The signature that I gave for the first time is very... childish (...
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Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?

I decided not to renew my passport before starting this trip because passports are very expensive in comparison to my income and my low travel budget. But when asking people I find their passports in ...
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Updating ESTA details for second visit to USA

My ESTA is valid until Jan 2016. I am holding an Australian passport valid until 2017. I already made one trip to USA in May 2014. I will travel from Australia to USA in Sep 2015. I have updated ...
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Dual Citizen UK Australia, Entering UK on OZ passport to avoid possible UK arrest warrant

My first post here and its a tricky situation. Basically I need to know if I enter the UK on my Australian passport (I have done this before with no problems) will the authorities know about any ...
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Does an Azeri visa cost $100 for an Australian citizen no matter how they get it?

I just noticed in Wikipedia that as an Australian citizen I can get a visa for Azerbaijan upon arrival but for the huge price of $100. So is that price only for the on-arrival issue of the visa or is ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they re-...
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Is it still possible to obtain a visa on arrival at the Armenian border or must I now have an E-visa?

I'm an Australian citizen and visited Armenia by the land border with Georgia in August or September 2010. At that time I just paid a few dollars, at the somewhat chaotic border crossing and got a ...
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How long does it take to process a French working holiday visa?

I am an Australian, and I need a French Working Holiday visa starting October 16. I will be traveling from August 1 until then. Since I can only apply for the visa a maximum of 3 months before, I have ...
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Cheapest flight generally from Ulan Bator to a country an Australian citizen doesnt need a full page visa for?

My current goal on this trip is to get to Ulan Bator, Mongolia but the Mongolian visa will use up the last blank page of my passport and I intend to keep travelling for a couple months more. So yes I ...
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Is it possible to get Mongolian currency in Sydney?

Is it possible to get Mongolian currency (the Mongolian Tugrik) in Sydney, Australia? I tried looking at Travelex, Australia post, and Westpac, and none of them seem to offer Mongolian currency. A ...
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10 days in South Korea using an Australian Passport, whilst on a Chinese visa

Do I need a visa for a 10 day holiday to South Korea? I have an Australian passport living in China on a z visa.
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Travelling after E3 Visa

I am in the process of negotiating with my company to send me to New York on an E-3 visa (Visa for Australians). I know that I can only enter 10 days prior to the start date and must exit within 10 ...
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Least expensive Vietnam visa for Australian citizen from Cambodia?

There is a lot of conflicting information on visas for Vietnam on the internet these days, I'm trying to clear up just what is the cheapest way to get one for an Aussie who is already in Cambodia and ...
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What are the current requirements and process of obtaining a multiple-entry Chinese visa for an Australian citizen in Ho Chi Minh City?

As usual, lots of fake/spam sites when trying to Google this. And also information that is out of date, applies to other nationalities only, or applies to getting the visa in another location. Often ...
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Do Australian citizens still get visa-free entry for 360 days in Georgia (the country)?

Australian citizens definitely used to need a visa to enter the Republic of Georgia a few years back. Then last year (2010) I entered by land from Turkey and was given a 360-day stamp at the border ...
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UK Passport Renewal Application for a dual citizen (UK & AUS)

Has anybody submitted their renewal application with just the identity page of their Australian passport and not colour copies of every single page as requested on the application form? Are they ...