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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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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Do non-CIS nationals have issues with visa checks on the Moscow-Dushanbe train?

Is it true that conductors (meaning Train staff, NOT border police) on the Tajik Train from Moscow to Dushanbe (which I'm going to take to Kazakhstan) check if you have the proper visa for the ...
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How to dry out a wet passport?

I'm sure I'm not the first traveller to experience this, so here goes... Hostel last night I had my passport in my laptop case with my laptop. Unfortunately this was under the aircon unit, which ...
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Passport expiring in 2 months, but US VISA is valid [duplicate]

I have a US VISA valid till 2019. But my passport is expiring on 20th July 2016. I would like to travel to US in the month of June & I got the confirmation from USVISA that Indian passport need ...
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Passport validity requirement to enter USA for travelling

My visa will be expired December 12, 2017. However my passport will expire on January 17, 2016. I wish to reach the USA border on July 15, 2015 to stay in the USA for 25 days. At that date my ...
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Travelling while applying for a new Irish passport

When I apply for a new Irish passport, I don't have to submit my existing passport (only a photocopy) because it has fewer than 365 days of remaining validity. However, the application form says that ...
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Passport issues september 2006 - has 'camera' symbol is it valid? [duplicate]

Hi I have a 'camera' symbol on my passport on the front page. My passport was issued to be in September 2006 and is Valid until May 2017 - does that mean my passport is fine to travel to the USA and ...
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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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Minimum passport validity for travelling to Japan

I'm planning to travel to Japan and I just realised my passport will have less than six months validity at the time I travel. I know some countries require at least 6 months validity for entry. Is ...
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Is there one global visa that lets you enter (almost) any country? [duplicate]

Is there a one visa or any paper that lets you enter (almost) any country in the world? For example, you are trusted and record-free citizen of couple countries and you sign something that makes you ...
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Can Polish Citizen Enter Ukraine With ID?

Can a Polish citizen enter Ukraine only with ID? (without passport) I am interested in both cases: as a transit flight with change in Kiev (to stay only within the airport) and if it's possible to ...
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I have a British passport from 2006 September and going to Florida. The passport in has camera symbol. Is it valid?

I am going to Florida in a few days. I have a British passport that I acquired in September 2006. It has a "camera" symbol on front and is biometric. Just seen news items that only passports from ...
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US Passport will expire while I'm in Grand Cayman

Itinerary: Leaving US to Grand Cayman May 10 Coming back May 16 My passport expires May 15, 2016. Since weekend is upon us, can't renew passport in time. Can I still fly to Grand Cayman, then go to ...
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How is a passport mailed in the U.S.?

Not carrier but by packaging. My passport has been mailed and will be arriving within a week, and I am wondering how it will be packaged. I wonder because I want it to be a surprise, and my girlfriend ...
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Is it common for border guards to disregard available passport space like in this image?

These are stamps from Guadeloupe and Martinique in my mother's passport. On the left page it's obvious the border guards could've used the right edge. Is it common for them not to?
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US citizen traveling to Vietnam with unexpired Vietnam passport [duplicate]

I recently became US citizen and going to travel back to Vietnam. Is it possible to travel to Vietnam with an unexpired Vietnam passport instead of applying for a Vietnam visa?
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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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I want to travel Australia, how can I get visa without passport?

If I have no passport and I want to travel Australia, is it possible? If yes then what is the process for that ? If compulsory required passport, then how I can get urgent passport in India and what ...
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Name and emblem of country no longer visible on front of passport — is it “damaged”?

Having spent a bit too much time in the pocket of my trousers, the name and emblem of my country have been erased from the front of my passport. The relief is still visible if you look at it under a ...
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New US passport hasn't arrived in over 10 weeks. What to do next?

I applied on February 11th at an acceptance facility. In approximately April, a received a letter from the Department of State asking for more info, which I promptly provided within 2 weeks, and info ...
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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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Lost passport in Malaysia and overstay for 6 days

I had applied to police report and submitted to Indian high commission they said me to come on Tuesday but it's been overstaying now for 3 days and on 6 day I had to catch the flight. Should I go to ...
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Why must you be over 18 to use an ePassport gate?

As gov.uk states: You can use the EU/EEA channel to get your passport or identity card checked - this is usually faster than the other channels. You can use automatic ePassport gates at ...
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Why are you now required NOT to smile in passport photos?

Passport photos these days are usually pretty specific - certain size, color, etc. But the odd requirement the past few years is that usually you're not allowed to smile in them. We're discussing ...
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How does the urgent processing service work at Canadian passport offices?

My girlfriend is in need of urgent (24-hr) processing for her passport application, so we'll be needing to make a trip to the Mississauga passport office. I've been trying to find information on how ...
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Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport?

Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport? If so how does that work? I have heard that you can travel with your new passport and just show the old passport with the valid visa when ...
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Can I return to Mexico with a passport that expires soon?

Hello I'm traveling to Mexico in May 17th 2016, but my Mexican passport expires in July 19th 2016. Will I have any problem with it since it expires 2 month later? Thank you
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Question about passport and DS-82 form

For anyone familiar with the passport process in the United States: I have a (valid, i.e. non-expired, etc.) passport card. However, as I will be traveling out of the continent I need a passport book. ...
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Travelling back to the UK after naturalisation without a UK passport

I have a dual Polish [1] and British citizenship, but no British passport yet. If I have to leave the UK now (using my old Polish passport), will I have any problems coming back into the UK? [1] ...
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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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Indian National lost passport in Malaysia

I'm from India had come to Malaysia in visiting visa near my friend to meet in between in emergency he went to India and I stay in Lodge for 6 days and I lost my passport and in 2 days my visiting ...
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Can a citizen of New Zealand return home on an expired NZ passport, if they also possess a valid UK passport?

I'm a New Zealander by birth. I'm a full citizen, resident and anything else you can put a label to, but my passport has expired. I also happen to have a UK passport. I may soon travel overseas and ...
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After renewing an ESTA, do I have to do anything for Global Entry too?

As per this CBP FAQ entry for Global Entry, I know that if you renew your passport (but not change your name), you need to log into the GOES website to record your new passport details. Fairly soon, ...
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How do I travel on a return flight with a different passport from my outgoing flight?

When I buy a plane ticket, I need to give my passport details. If the flight is to my home country, where I will renew my passport and get a new passport with a different number, do I need to do ...
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Why do consulates take away your passport to issue the visa?

As far as my passport is concerned, a visa is a (very fancy) sticker. Why is it that consulates actually take away your passport and give it back with the visa on it? Why not just examine your ...
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Why is sex/gender present in EU-issued passports?

I've read the lex regarding the contents of any passports issued in the EU, however it provides no explanation as to the necessity of the points. So why is it necessary that your sex be presented in a ...
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Why do passports expire?

Based on this question, why do passports expire? What possible function does it serve to limit their validity in time?
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel?

I am a citizen of two different countries, and have two passports. How should I use my passports when traveling?
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Can I obtain a 2 year visa on a passport with 1 year validity [closed]

I have an international passport expiring in May 2017. Can I still request for a 2 year visa on this passport
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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I don't know my nationality. How can I visit Denmark?

I was born in a Thailand refugee camp to Vietnamese parents, but quickly as an infant, they immigrated to Denmark. We lived there for 10-11 years and then moved to the U.S. I am a green card holder of ...
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Does dob difference in birth certificate and school leaving certificate create issues for passport? [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen and want to request a fresh passport from India. But I'm facing an issue in different birth dates in birth certificate (28-9-1990) and school leaving certificate (28-7-1990), ...
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Placing entry stamps on the passport page before the page with a visa issued earlier

I'm soon going to Russia and Kazakhstan, and for Russia, I Need a Transit visa. My first passport page for stamps is 7, where I have two US entry stamps. Therefore, the Russian visa will be placed on ...
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Getting a tourist visa sticker not put into passport, rather as a separate document

Many countries issue tourist visas as full-page stickers in passports. For example, Canada, USA, Brazil, ... Therefore their visa requirements often state that the applicant is required to have at ...
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Traveling inside Europe without a passport as a Chinese person with residency in the Netherlands

I am currently located in the Netherlands and have lived here for 4 years. I have a working visa for the Netherlands and would like to go on vacation to another country in Europe. I however do ...
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Obligatory identification while applying for a visa

Some countries got obligatory identification, where you can even receive a fine if you can't show a valid ID, see for example ...
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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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I renewed my passport and my visa is on my old passport. Will this create problems with immigration?

My old passport have 2-year valid visa of DRCongo and it is expire on 04.06.2016. Now I am on holiday and going back at DRCongo on 01.05.2016. My old passport have remain 2 blank page so my boss told ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...