A document, usually in the form of a booklet with multiple pages issued by governments to certify the bearer's identity and nationality for the purposes of travel.

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Indian Passport first page ripped - is this considered 'damaged'?

Hi All, My passport first page got ripped. Front side of this page has a Indian emblem and backside is a blank with no stamps or Visas. Other pages including visas, personal details, POE stamps ...
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Travelling to Japan from Korea on a UK passport

I have a UK passport and an E2 Visa for living and working in Korea. Will I encounter any difficulties if I want to travel to Japan, or will I need to get a visa when I get there or before I go (i.e. ...
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Will Nagorno-Karabakh put my entry/exits stamps on a separate piece of paper?

Certain countries won't let a visitor enter if they have a passport stamp from certain other countries. One case is Azerbaijan which will not permit you to enter if you have a stamp of ...
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Travel to Singapore on Cancelled passport

I got visa from Singapore with a valid passport having expire date on 1st of Dec 2014. In the meantime I applied for new passport, now passport office stamped as “cancelled” on my existing passport. ...
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Is it possible to travel to Israel if it's not recognised by your passport's country?

I'm wondering if it's possible for passport holders of countries that do not recognise other countries to travel to that particular country. Israel is not recognised by the Malaysian passport, so ...
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Does an (almost) full passport increase the time you spend at immigration?

I have been in front of immigration officers who thoroughly inspect every stamp in my passport. Is it a proper inference that it is more efficient to travel on an "empty" passport then a fully stamped ...
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Will having a cancelled departure stamp in my passport cause problems when I travel?

Will I have problems in entering a country if I have a cancelled departure stamp from my home country? Will immigration ask questions about it, and what should I do?
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Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?

In this question I learned that entering Kuwait with an Israeli stamp in your passport will be a problem. (Less surprising was that Iran doesn't like them either). Later during my current trip I am ...
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What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?

I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
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Will Armenia and Azerbaijan permit a tourist to enter if they have the other country's stamp in their passport?

I know that there are certain pairs of countries (which do not get along with each other) where a traveller will not be permitted into one country if they have a stamp in their passport from a visit ...
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Are there any repercussions from having an Israeli stamp in my passport?

I have heard people say that having a stamp from Israel in your passport can cause problems when trying to get into other countries. Is there any truth to this statement? If so, which countries does ...
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Can you receive an Australian passport stamp if you ask?

I am a big fan of all things analog & souvenir-ish, and I am planning a visit to Australia. I was discouraged to hear about the ETA and that it means you do not get a stamp... but I know some ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Are there any problems crossing Kosovo's international borders or having their stamp in your passport?

I'm thinking of heading from Romania to Serbia to Albania, possibly via Kosovo (on an Australian passport). Since Kosovo becoming a country wasn't unanimously popular in the region I'm a bit ...
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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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How to get a British passport stamp?

I'm going to the UK tomorrow and I've only been there twice before. I'm a British citizen and they always refuse to stamp me, is there any way that I can get them to give me a passport stamp? Is there ...
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Are there consequences to stamps in my passport that are not from border control?

I’m on a trip in Japan. I've seen many touristic places that offer stamps, many temples have it as a free souvenir. This is not the first time I’ve seen this type of souvenir, I also saw the same ...
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Where does my passport get entry stamp?

Consider this journey JFK->MUC->ZRH (MUC is just a flight connection). When does the passenger actually enter the Schengen zone? Munich or Zürich?
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Getting a weak passport stamp restamped?

If you get a passport stamp where the ink is barely visible can / should you ask to have it restamped? No doubt everyone passing through this stamper has had weak stamps put on their passport so it's ...
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Is translation of passport stamps necessary?

I am applying for a visa to the UK, and the application requirement says that documents that are not in English or Welsh must be translated into English. The issuing authority of passport is indicated ...
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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Passports about to expire and reentry to USA from Canada

I am a non resident L1 visa worker in the USA and now acquired a Permanent Residence for Canada. Hence I need to cross border to Toronto, Canada for 'Record of Landing' and come back in 2-3 days. My ...
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Will name change affect Brazilian visa (or passport in general)?

I recently got married. My wife, who will be changing her last name soon, has a Brazilian visa in her American passport from when she went in 2011 and I am under the impression that the visa is good ...
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What happens if the visa label page gets torn from passport?

I am with a Sri lankan passport, and I received my visa a few weeks back. Today, my sister tore the page of the visa label, I have the page with me and my passport. I'm freaked out. But the torn page, ...
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What is the best passport for traveling?

Which country's passport is the best for traveling? I mean no need visa to enter, allowed time to stay without visa, etc.
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For countries that issue e-visas, do any also take up a full page of your passport when you arrive?

Even though I travel a lot I've never had an e-visa. I just found out at least some countries that issue e-visas do not then attach a full page version of the visa into your passport when you arrive. ...
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How to travel if you are stateless?

After reading this question few questions popped up in my head. I know what a stateless person is after I read this wikipedia page but I could not find how do stateless people travel? if stateless ...
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Can I use an expired passport to go home to get my passport renewed?

I am a Ghanaian currently working in Kuwait and my passport will expire on March 31, 2015 but my residency will expire in 2016. I want to go to Ghana in July 2015 to renew my passport, but by then my ...
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Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?

I'm a citizen of country X and have a valid United States ESTA in my X passport. Recently, I became of citizen of Y and now have a Y passport as well, which I would like to use for future travel to ...
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If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date?

If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date? My passport expires in December 2013 so if I travel now, I would still have more than 6 months ...
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Entering the US with US citizenship pending

Just looking for a little advice about a passport application and travelling. I currently live in the UK, and I am a British citizen. Since my father is an American citizen, I have claim to US ...
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Traveling to Brazil on different passports [duplicate]

I am a new US citizen and need to use my US passport to travel to Brazil since I need to show proof of residency and I no longer have my green card that goes with my Cyprus passport. However, I can ...
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Name change with Indian Tourist Visa on old Passport [duplicate]

I have an old U.S. passport in my maiden name and valid Indian tourist visa. I have now new U.S. passport with my new name. Can I travel with both passports and name change certificate and be okay? ...
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I have booked my flight tickets to Dubai but my passport getting expired

I have made my emirates flight bookings from bangalore to Dubai.In Dubai it is like your passport must be atleast 1 year before your expiry date. Now after booking the tickets i got to know the rules ...
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Query on visa validity

My old passport is in my maiden name and has already expired. My B1/B2 visa to travel to United States is still valid but is stamped in my old passport with my maiden name. My new passport has my ...
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My current passport expires in June 2013, my American visa expires in June 2015. What should I do to travel to the US?

I have a valid American visa lasting till June 2015 but my current passport expires in June 2013. Does the American embassy transfer visas onto renewed passports or am I expected to travel with the ...
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What is the process for travelling on a World Passport like?

An answer to one of today's popular questions (here) mentions the existence of the "World Passport". This is a passport which is not issued by any nation state, but by an organization that wants to ...
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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 ...
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Travel with a passport and a US travel document

I've been living in the USA for 1 year but I'm not a citizen and I don't have a USA passport, I just have a Travel document. It means I can come back to the USA again, also I have my own country's ...
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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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How do I cross US-Canada border while my (US) passport is being renewed?

I'm getting ready to renew my US passport for the first time. Since I got this passport the ID requirements at the US-Canada border have gotten stricter, so I've been using my passport when driving ...
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Do I need to go through immigration for a transit in Dubai? [duplicate]

I am currently working as temporary assignment in Kabul Afghanistan. Some terrible things happened to last week, My passport has been washed and all the visas were gone even with missing page, ...
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When travelling do I have to keep the passport with me all the time? [closed]

When I travel to a country that requires passport I usualy keep it with me all the time. I've allways done this since I though it was the best practice if authorities ask my identification. Lately I ...
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only first name in passport and applying for H1B USA [duplicate]

I have all my educational documents with the name "Rakesh" and no last name/surname. I have the same name in Passport as well. Can this be a problem for US H1B Visa?? Can you guide me how to get this ...
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Applying for Indian Passport (fresh passport) ECR & NON-ECR stucked my process

I'm applying for a fresh Passport from India but I don't know what "ECR" & "NON-ECR" mean: "Is applicant eligible for Non-ECR category?* Yes No" I've already Graduated from University. I ...
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Cancelled uk visa at the point of entry (with Removal form IS82C)

I was granted a 2 year UK visa but was denied entry when I got to London Airport because there was a Ghana stamp on my old passport that is fake. The 2 years UK visa is on my new passport. I was ...
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Is there a list of countries that require six months' validity remaining on your New Zealand passport?

As we know, some countries require you to have six months remaining on your passport in order to visit. I'm uncertain as to whether this differs for each origin country - for example, one list seems ...
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How can I return to England as a British citizen with a Philippine passport?

As a British citizen, are you allowed to enter back with a non-British passport? Can I still use my Philippine passport to go in Philippines and back to England using it?
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Name on RyanAir ticket abbreviated in passport

I have booked flight tickets for a large group of people. Unbeknownst to me, one of the passengers has two family names, and the one I used, is actually abbreviated in the passport (I know, weird). In ...
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No surname in my passport

Surname field is blank in passport,my full name was in my given name so will that be a problem while applying for study visa to Australia? My actual name surname: Ganta given name: Dheeraj In ...