Administrative procedures and documents for travel

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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?

It is not uncommon for travel or holiday accommodation companies to ask for a scan of your passport by email. Sometimes local laws require them to keep a record of the passport numbers of all visitors....
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What documents to show upon arrival in Doha, Qatar? [migrated]

I'm a Filipino Citizen and live in Canada. I got a job offer in Qatar and visa approved. What do I need to bring to show immigration in Qatar upon arrival?
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Invalid mother's name provided in ESTA application. Do I need to reapply?

Just got my ESTA approved and realised for my parents I've put my mothers maiden name not her married one. Do I need to reapply?
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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What's a bio-data page?

The checklist for my Mongolian visa application mentions Copy of the bio-data page of your current passport (including passport of other nationality) What's a bio-data page?
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Is a B2 visa application OK for a scientific conference?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I specified B-2 type (tourism, pleasure, visit type) while filling my ...
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I submitted 2 DS-160 applications to 2 different US embassies. Can this be a problem?

Background: I am a PhD student. I intend to attend a scientific conference in the US in August, where I'll be presenting a paper. I recently submitted a completed DS-160 application form to the US ...
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Is a birth certificate accepted when entering UK?

I am a Lithuanian that lives in UK. I am planning to take a trip to Portugal in two weeks' time, and my 4 year old son's Lithuanian passport (EU Citizen) would expire while in Portugal. I have ...
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Free access to Venice museums for the disabled, but with parking

I can see that a visitor to Venice is able to enter many of the attractions in Venice at a reduced, or entirely waived fee. Therefore, to obtain free admission, the interested parties can present ...
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Can I remove receipts from imported products from my passport?

I have recently imported books into Canada from Japan. As I bought in excess of 5000¥, the purchase was tax free and the receipt was stapled to my passport and stamped. Since I've now come back to ...
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What docs to show if I'm a US citizen with no US passport (but with another non-US passport) to re-enter the US

Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of another country, "XYZ". I then boarded a plane and left the US to another country (maybe not necessarily to XYZ), without first ...
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What documents does a sponsor in the UK have to show in order to confirm they can host a guest?

Provided that my sponsor owns a house in the UK, are council tax and utility bills enough documents as proof that my sponsor can accommodate me?
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Is a hold on a ticket sufficient proof of flight reservation for French visa?

I've applied for a student short stay visa for France (on an Indian passport) and the local consulate required the following for the application : Copy of personal return flights reservation with ...
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Clerical error in UK visa application, but form already submitted - what should I do?

I'm from the Philippines, and I plan on travelling to the UK with my sister to visit a relative. I have just submitted my visa application and have already paid online, when I noticed that I've made ...
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Additional needed documents for UK trip if someone will shoulder all expenses

Someone (a relative) from the UK (already a naturalized British Citizen) will be financing my trip, as well as taking care of my accommodation. What are the documents I need to submit aside from bank ...
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What documents are required to drive a motorcycle from Kazakhstan to China?

A French citizen will travel Beijing and Shanghai in China by motorcycle and he had a Chinese visa from the embassy of China in Paris. The details of the motorcycle are: brand, model and year: ...
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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Do tourists need a special visa to enter the Chukotka District in Russia?

There are some articles on the Internet mentioning that a special permission is required to enter Chukotka: 'All of them have tourist visas to Russia, all of them have entry stamps into Russia, ...
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Is it mandatory to show the debit card used for payment while checking in on Air India flights?

I have booked a ticket of air india from new delhi to guwahati from its merchants website. The terms and conditions regarding boarding the plane states that along with the identification proof we ...
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What is meant by “Country of residence” in Australian Visa Application form?

I'm filling in an online application form for an Australian visa, and there is a step "Contact details" which asks for a "Country of residence", specifically "Usual country of residence" (see the ...
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Urgent tips for UK Visit Visa application for a student and how to prove strong ties with my country? [duplicate]

I am applying to UK for the visit visa. I have just taken my A-level exams and awaiting for my results, and I have already enrolled into a university in my country, Pakistan. I've no property, or ...
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Travel in the Schengen area after my residence card was lost or stolen

I have already booked my flight from Italy to the Netherlands through Ryanair. I'm staying in Italy legally and have a carta di soggiorno. However, after booking my flight, my wallet was stolen, which ...
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What proof of disability is accepted in France?

I am planning a visit to Paris and see that entry to various landmarks is free or considerably cheaper for disabled visitors. One member of our group holds a German handicapped card ("...
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How can I use Global Entry lanes at Canadian airports if I don't have the physical Global Entry card?

When you are approved for Global Entry, U.S. citizens, U.S. lawful permanent residents and Mexican nationals are posted a Global Entry card. Everyone else only has an electronic record of their Global ...
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Can I take a US domestic flight as a foreigner without my passport? [duplicate]

I'm a foreigner in the US with a J1 visa. I don't have my passport with me and I have a flight from Boston to Miami. Can I fly without the passport? I only have a copy of my passport and visa because ...
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Why do some countries want to track the location of tourists after arrival?

In many countries (e.g. Czech Republic), the government requires that all tourists are registered with the appropriate authority: either through their accommodation or in person if staying at a friend'...
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I have forgotten my ID proof and I'm doing an Indian domestic flight - can I still fly?

I am travelling from Delhi to Indore by a domestic flight. I have forgot to keep my ID proof. Can I still fly?
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Invitation letter: Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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Problems with Mexico visa document (SAE) for Ukrainian citizen with U.S. student visa

http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Solicitud_de_Autorizacion_Electronica/en.html I am planning to travel to Cancun, Mexico. I am a Ukrainian citizen with a U.S. student visa. I am having great ...
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Travel from and to UK with two passports, one of which contains a UK permanent residency

I have 2 Moroccan passports, one is out of date, but has the indefinite leave of remain visa, the other up to date. I did this before, travel from Morocco to UK using this method, but they asked too ...
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What is Social Cover in case of disease in France? [closed]

I am traveling to France on Short Stay visa for two months from India. However apart from my other documents like Convention De Stage & Health Insurance, it was also suggested to submit a Social ...
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Foreigner registration in Slovenia - how does it work?

The FCO advice for Slovenia notes that: All foreign nationals visiting Slovenia must register with the Police within 3 days of arrival or risk paying a fine. If you are staying at a registered ...
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Do I need the original of my parents Birth Certificate to apply for an Australian passport

I am applying for an Australian passport. I was born in Austalia, as were my parents (and grand parents). Part of the application requires that I present one of my parents birth certificates. My ...
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UK Visitor visa what document i need [duplicate]

my husband is British and working in rwanda these days. Iam indian and these days on dependent(Resident visa) in Rwanda. My husband and me want to visit his mum so i applied for visitor visa it got ...
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Germany Immigration Officers Arrival interview questions

I would like to ask how the immigration officers are going to ask or what they will require once I land in Berlin. I have traveled before outside the country but this is my first time travelling as an ...
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Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights

If one takes a direct flight from one Schengen member state to another, what's the minimum sufficient ID that needs to be provided to board the flight?
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What is written on your second passport if the first passport is filled?

I understand that if a person travels internationally for a while, in due course of time, the passport would be filled. In which case he would need to apply to the passport office to get a second and ...
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What is a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application?

Schengen visa application from within the U.S. requires "a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application". I do not understand what is it. Notary public in the US certify the ...
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What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?

I just use web checkin for my flight tomorrow. After that I should have printed my boarding pass. However, I realised that this is not possible. So what can I do now? I have already checked in, but no ...
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Too many countries to apply for Indian E-Visa?

So I'm applying for an E-Visa for India. At one point in the form it asks for the countries you've visited in the past 10 years. I started listing them, got up to the 'C's, and received this error: ...
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How to update your yellow International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP) booklet?

My vaccination booklet - example here - has my name and passport number on the front. However, I'm now getting a new passport number. How does one go about updating these? Can I just transfer the ...
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Where in Europe can I purchase a car without residency?

I am not a resident anywhere, but I am a New Zealand citizen. I plan to travel for the foreseeable future, mostly in Europe. New Zealand citizens enjoy good visa-free access to many countries, so it ...
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Can a person in the USA fly with an expired driving license?

The company I work for has asked me to attend a training class on the other side of the country. However my situation is my drivers license expired a few days ago. I do however have a separate ...
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Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?

Almost all passports I have seen have a place of birth field on them. For instance, on the Indian Passport, and on the US Passport, Is there a specific reason to this?
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Visiting Japan, what foreign proofs of ID are acceptable (for non-official purposes)?

Possibly related to this question about carrying passports everywhere. In preparation for my first trip to Japan, I have my UK passport, which is of course kept on hand at all times when I'm ...
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Why do shops within airport terminals scan your boarding card?

Periodically when buying something from an airport shop (in various European terminals), I'll be asked to produce my boarding card to be scanned by staff. It's not 100% of the time for every purchase,...
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Am I eligible to travel to the US with my UN 1951 Travel Document issued by Malta (EU)?

I hold a UN 1951 Convention travel document (which is an e-passport as well) issued by Malta (EU). Also have a residence permit and a Maltese ID card. I know I can travel within the Schengen area and ...
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Does being an Irish person born in the UK make me a previous British citizen?

I am an Irish citizen born in the UK, as far as I can tell I've not "applied" for British citizenship. I'm currently applying for visas and many of them are asking for previous citizenship. Was I ...