Administrative procedures and documents for travel

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What is an “Approval Letter”, and how do I get one?

I was doing a bit of reading up on how to get a visa on arrival for Vietnam, and several sources mention that I need to get an "Approval Letter" to pick up my visa at the airport. What is an "...
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Visit Germany from Vietnam

I'm planning to invite a friend to come to Germany over Christmas. I will pay everything for this trip including plane tickets, since my friend can't afford this trip at all and can't prove any income....
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Documentation for one parent traveling with infant, Australia to Japan

My wife may soon have to travel from Australia to Japan solo with our child, probably on Qantas or JAL. She has a Japanese passport in her own last name, our son has an Australian one with mine. We'...
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Is the date on my Thai arrival and departure card the last day I'm allowed to be in the country or the first day I must be out of the country?

When arriving in Thailand, at least by land, you receive a piece of paper you should keep with your passport for when you depart. On this paper there is a date stamped. My stamp is September 4 2013: ...
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Extending an expiring I-94W, land based entry to US [duplicate]

I live in Canada with a German passport and a student visa. From a recent climbing trip to the US I still have this green I94-W form in my passport. I didn't surrender it on leaving the US back to ...
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What kind of documentation do I need to fly alone within Europe, when under 18?

What kind of documentation, signature from parents or any other kind of paper does an underage (under 18 years old) person need to fly alone? The flight will from DK to NL, so it's a short flight ...
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Can I use an Emergency Passport as proof of identification within Schengen before travelling back to the UK?

I am a British national living in Spain and my passport is either lost or stolen. I noticed this two days ago when I was intending to take a trip to Salzburg. As it happens, I managed to travel using ...
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How to fill questions 25, 29 and 30 for Multi entry Schengen visa form

I am going to have two separate short trips(non consecutive) in June to two countries in Schengen zone. I am trying to fill in a form for multi entry Schengen visa. But the form seems to be compiled ...
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...
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What should I do to apply for a Schengen visa without income tax return?

I would like to apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Florence, Italy between 30th June to 8th July where I will be attending EuroPython. My request for the grant has been approved by EuroPython ...
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Is a photocopy of your passport valid ID in Turkey?

This site tells me: It is illegal not to carry some form of photographic ID in Turkey. Carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times. However i want to double check. While it would be ...
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Can I use proof of onward travel that assumes a visa extension?

I'm applying for a multiple-entry tourist visa for Thailand. The visa will net me 2 entries of up to 60 days each, but once I'm in the country, I can extend my visa by 30 days each time. As part of ...
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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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Can I use a passport card as ID in a bar?

Can I use my US passport card to get served in a drinking establishment? I do not have a driver's license and don't like carrying my passport around with me.
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Does a Singaporean Student Pass visa card need to be surrendered when it expires?

Singaporean Long Term Pass visas (such as Training Employment Pass, Student Pass, etc that allow you to go through automated border control clearance) state that the biometric visa card must be ...
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My last name is not the same on ticket as on passport; rest of details are same

I'm traveling from JED Saudi Arabia to Singapore by Saudi airlines. My last name doesn't match the passport. But all other details are same, e.g. passport no., DOB, etc.
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Do I need to carry my passport with me while travelling in Singapore?

In Singapore, are tourists required to carry their passports at all times? (Or, for that matter, any photo identification? For me, they're the same, since I don't have any other photo ID.) This was ...
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Is the US Passport Card beneficial as backup documentation?

I'm in the process of renewing my passport. Will I benefit in anyway from a US Passport Card as a form of backup/emergency documentation or for seeking consular services? Or perhaps as just a backup ...
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Expedited exit clearance certificate in the Philippines

The Philippines requires a sort of exit visa for tourists staying longer than 6 months, called an "exit clearance cerificate" or ECC. (Sometimes, confusingly, "emigration" is substituted for "exit.") ...
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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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Can I take advantage of student discounts with Indian airlines if just passed out from college?

Within the next few months, I have to fly to Hyderabad for a job. My college will have finished by then. It will have finished in July precisely. But officially my Identity card doesn't expire until ...
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Convention d’accueil

I have been asked to bring this document "Convention d’accueil" for short stay visa in France, with me on the date of appointment, I could not understand from where I can get this document? Any idea ...
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Traveling to Costa Rica with my girlfriend (16&17) without an adult, parental consent forms?

What do we need to make it through the airport (departing from USA) and Customs ... parental consent forms? We are planning to go for a month, to visit friends and family.
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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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Full name too long for USA passport application. What to do?

I want to only submit a passport once and want everything to go well. My full name is much too long to fit on the passport, and it says to add first, middle, and last name. My mother's full name is ...
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How to use JR. name suffix when booking tickets with China Rail?

I like being named for my father, but I wish I had never put JR on my name on any document. It is on my passport and often causes trouble. Airlines and hotels often record me as "Mr. JR." Now I ...
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Wrong ID proof selected for UK train ticket

I have a problem. I recently booked a ticket to London through East Coast trains. I selected the print@home option and they asked for a ID proof. Being an international traveller I naturally gave my ...
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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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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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Error on DS-160 submission

I submitted a DS-160 (U.S. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) and received a confirmation and a barcode, but then wasn't able to make a payment because an error message said my barcode was already ...
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DS-160: photo dimensions are not correct. What should I do?

I have just confirmed my DS-160 (U.S. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) and so the electronic visa has just been submitted to the chosen consulate in my home country. However, I just realised ...
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what should I do if the country I want to travel to does not require visa for 30 days

The country I want to visit does not require a visa for a stay up to 30 days. What do I need to do? Just purchase a flight ticked? Do I need other documents from the embassy or something else? Could ...
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UK visitor visa: My status will change between the application and the journey, what should I select?

I have completed my M.Sc. degree this July and I will be going to Germany for PhD which will start from 1st September. From Germany I need to go UK for 3 days (21-23 September) to attend a workshop ...
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When asking for ID checking into a Spanish hotel, what is acceptable?

Whenever I check into a hotel in Spain, they ask me for ID. A credit card and loyalty card for the hotel chain doesn't seem to be enough, it seems to need to be some sort of official ID. It seems ...
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Discrepancy in address on passport and DS-160 form

I'm likely to get opportunity to go to US for Business purpose through our company. The process is likely to start from next week. I'm Bachelor staying in Pune, India and I've following three ...
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OFII form in France [closed]

I am an American student studying in Dijon for a semester and had a question regarding the OFII form. I will be in France for the duration of 3 months and 5 days, and I have some other friends ...
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How can one get a flight receipt from Priceline?

This is a more specific question than Why is it sometimes difficult to get a receipt for a flight as it focuses on one specific site, but the premise is the same, and for consistency in this question, ...
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Flying on Easyjet with a recently broken arm - what paperwork (if any) is needed?

Someone I know managed to break their arm on Monday, and is off on holiday next week. Other than concerns about having one arm pasty-white while the other tans, and how to enjoy a beach holiday with ...
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Can you do the annual required technical control in another EU country than your own when doing a road trip in Europe?

If you plan to do a an extensive road-trip through Europe, which will last multiple months, could you do the required annual technical control in another EU country than your country of residence? ...
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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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Lost passport at Heathrow while in transit from USA to India [duplicate]

My sister-in-law and her husband along with their 5 yo are travelling from USA to India via London Heathrow. The husband lost his passport at Heathrow after getting off from the plane from USA to ...
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Booked two separate accommodations after getting a visa, is it a problem?

I already have a Schengen visa when I applied I had hotel booked for the full length of my stay. I found a deal with an apartment through airbnb.com and booked the apartment and the hotel (about half ...
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Lost US citizenship certificate, have no U.S. passport - can I travel internationally?

I have lost my citizenship certificate. Do not have a U.S. Passport. Have a ticket for international trip. After buying a ticket find out about my certificate is lost. What can I do? How can I proof ...
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Can I travel to Sweden as a UK passport holding resident?

I'm travelling to Sweden for a few days on the 26th of November. I'm a UK resident and passport holder, will I need any other documents in order to travel?
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Do my children need any kind of identification if we are flying inside the UK?

I kind of remember advice about having an ID when you fly even if you are traveling within your home country. My children are still young and have no ID apart from their birth certificates.
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Traveling inside the U.S. with a tourist visa from 3 years ago

I live in San Diego and I will be traveling to New Jersey next week. I'm not a U.S. Citizen or legal resident. I came here with a tourist visa 3 years ago and haven't gone back to Mexico. I've heard ...
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Health Insurance for schengen visa?

Applying for schengen visa requires Health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. I will be visiting Italy with my mother and father for ...
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Quickly obtaining an ID to fly within the US

I live in Ohio. I am currently in Washington, D.C. I am travelling back to Ohio by air on Sep 2. I have a Ohio state issued driver's license. Unfortunately, I realized now that the license is expiring ...
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How to safely carry an important document in a nonstandard format?

I will be moving to another country by plane, and I need to carry an important document (diploma from university) which has a nonstandard format: it is square-shaped and won't fit on A4 folders. How ...
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Affidavit for emergency travel document for Pakistan

If a person has to travel to Pakistan urgently from UK having expired passport, there is one of the requirements to provide Affidavit stating: When applicant last entered the UK In which visa ...