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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What is a Seaman's book, and can it really replace a passport?

What is a "Seaman's book", and can it really replace a passport for some or all immigration purposes? Even Wikipedia the all-knowing does not seem to know, although it contains many tantalizing ...
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What does this pen notation in my UK entry stamp mean?

I entered the UK from Paris once (riding the Eurostar train), and after the UK border control officer placed an entry stamp in my passport, he added a notation in pen (picture below). What does it ...
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Can I enter Canada and return to the UK using different passports?

I am a dual British/Canadian with a passport from each nation. Can I use the Canadian passport to enter/leave Canada and the British passport to leave/return to the UK?
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Firstname and Lastname confusion while ticket booking

My father is having an Indian passport and it has the name as following Given name = XXX YYY Surname = Blank When I applied for US tourist visa, they gave him the same but in that his name is shown ...
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Cross link of Hong Kong passports

I am now holding a Hong Kong passport, with a US and a Canadian visa on it. I wish to renew my passport now, do I have to cross link the old one with the new one, in order that the visas are still ...
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Crossing from Sarnia to Port Huron, MI in a car without a passport

Can we drive across the blue water bridge from Canada to the US and back without a passport? We have proof of Canadian citizenship but our passports just expired.
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Can I still travel now (Aug-Sept 2015) with my South African passport expiry date of Jan 2016? [closed]

Can I still travel now (Aug-Sept 2015) with my South African passport expiry date of Jan 2016?
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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 ...
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Indonesian applying for Schengen Visa in Hong Kong

I'm an Indonesian working in Macau and am planning to go to Italy-UK-France. Because Macau doesn't have an Italian or a UK Embassy, I have to apply for Schengen and UK visas in Hong Kong. How do I ...
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South African Travel agent wants to see my passport - I live in the UK [duplicate]

My friends in South Africa are purchasing a round trip plane ticket for me in December 2015. I'll be flying from London to Durban and back to London and their travel agent wants to see my Passport. I ...
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Travel while waiting for new passport as a new US citizen

My wife has her citizenship interview in late August. We are missionaries overseas and she needs to return overseas as soon as possible. Would it be possible to do the interview, take the oath, ...
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Is 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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When renting a car, is it a problem when a signature differs between the passport and license?

I changed my signature a few years ago and as my current passport is issued years after my driving license the signatures are different. All other details are exactly the same. Will this pose a ...
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When in doubt, can't you just show two passports? [closed]

I see on this site tons of questions about "I have a dual citizenship, which passport do I show in this case?" and I don't get a simple thing… can't you just show both, and let them pick which one ...
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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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British Airways airport desk & dual nationality [duplicate]

I hold both a Bahraini and a British passport. There is a slight difference ( one letter ) n my first name. To travel from Bahrain to the UK can I show the BA check in desk my Bahraini passport. It ...
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I have a passport stamp with the wrong date. What problems could this cause?

I'm a US citizen and I visited Montreal for nine days in April. I just looked at my passport and my entry stamp incorrectly has March for the month so it looks like my trip lasted from March 9 to ...
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Entering the UK with an expired EU passport and a valid non-EU passport

I live in Ireland with a recently expired Italian passport and valid South African passport. I want to visit the UK and wonder if the expired passport is proof of EU citizenship I could get a free ...
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Possible damage to passport chip? Urgent! [duplicate]

My son's passport got wet in the rain - it is dry now and just a teeny bit wrinkled. How can I tell whether the chip is damaged? Will it matter if the chip is damaged? Travelling to Italy, ...
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Leaving and entering the US with a foreign passport

I am a dual national. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in ...
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Can I travel with a passport from a different country of nationality than the one declared when buying the plane tickets?

Assume you're buying flight tickets online to another country where you have to enter your passport details. To make things more complicated, with your current nationality you need a visa to that ...
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What is the purpose of the odd sticker in a new British passport?

I have just renewed my British passport, and it contains a very strange sticker. I made a photo of it... It says "Please remove this label". By feeling and pressing the sticker I do not detect ...
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Change of D.O.B in Indian Passport

Can I change my Date of Birth ( a new one) in Passport at the time of Renewal? Is it possible? If yes then how to do that??
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US to Canada by air - minors passport expired

We (adults, 3 children ages 9-14) are traveling by airplane from the US to Canada on 7.21.15 for 1 week. Our 3 children's (ages 9-14) passports all expired on 7.18.15. 3 days before our departure. ...
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In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully?

In Dubai, Can the hotel seize your passport and documents for being unable to pay your bill fully? I have a friend currently in dubai and ran out of money and the hotel seized her passport and other ...
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Going on a cruise in 7 1/2 weeks, but my passport is expired, and I don't have a birth certificate with a seal. What are my options?

I'm a natural-born US citizen. I got a passport back in March 2000 for a trip to Germany. Of course, that was more than 10 years ago, so the passport is expired, and being more than 15 years ago (15 ...
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Traveling to UK before visa is valid?

I am an Australian male and I've just had my application for a YMS (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa accepted (passport arrived in the mail today). In the application for my visa, I put down that I would ...
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passport lost 2 papers

My son cut 2 papers from my passport, will it be a problem if i applied for any visa and my passport lost 2 papers? Can I get refused for that reason? It doesn't appear on it that any papers lost or ...
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Travel to America with UK Passport with FCO or IPS on it

I am a British Citizen residing in Spain. I have a British passport which was processed in Madrid and therefore states 'Authority' FCO. Recently I have been told that having this on my passport will ...
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In China airports, is passport needed on ticket?

My girlfriend is flying from China to US. I booked her ticket through cheap tickets and the passport number was not requested. Does this need to be on the ticket, or is just her name on the ticket ...
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Valid Singaporean visa in an expired passport

I got a valid Singaporean visa in my old passport which expired recently. This is usually ok and I have been through it before but in other countries. Just to make sure can I go to Singapore with my ...
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Can I take an internal flight within the US on a UK passport with only 4 months validity?

I travelled to the United States on an ESTA in May and had 6 months on my passport so was ok to travel, I have now been here 2 months and therefore have only 4 months left on my passport. Can I take ...
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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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US Citizen visiting Canada with a pending passport [duplicate]

I'm visiting Canada in 2 weeks with my family and have yet to order my passport. So, there is no guarantee that I will have my passport in time for the trip even if I did pay for the expedited ...
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Travelling from Portugal to Finland - is it recommended to get a passport?

This summer I will be travelling to Helsinki (and staying there for about a week). While both countries belong to the EU, and so I am not obliged to get a passport, I know that not having one can make ...
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Flying domestically in the USA with non-US passport, if the immigration status expired

I live in the U.S. for the last two years, I came here on B2 visa. My status has expired due to some problem before. But I still have my passport. Can I still fly a domestic airline from Boston to ...
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Traveling to South Africa

I've heard that you need to have two empty pages on your passport in order to enter through Capetown. I see mixed messages on this thought. Does anyone know the latest and greatest? Thanks!
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Seeking reliabie website/company to renew USA passport quickly

I am in the states and will travel very soon. I may want to renew my USA passport within one week. I am getting the run around from the official State Dept tele number. Some businesses/websites ...
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How much should I worry about the 6 month rule on passport validity for visiting Israel?

I have reservations on El Al to travel from JFK to Israel on July 5th and return on July 15th. My US passport expires on January 10, 2016. The airline told me that they would not let me board ...
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My passport is stuck at US embassy due to visa printing delay and I have travel plans

I am a South African citizen who is currently resident in Berlin, Germany. I have a valid work/residence permit. I am planning on traveling to US in September and I applied for a non-immigrant visa ...
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Do I need a passport to leave the UK if my destination doesn't need me to have one?

Following on from this question: Will I be eligible for an Emergency Travel Document?, I'm wondering: If the US doesn't require a passport if I'm entering on a Green Card, does the UK require me to ...
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Will I be eligible for an Emergency Travel Document?

I'm a UK citizen residing in the US. I haven't travelled overseas in nearly 2 years and wish to travel to the UK for 10 days in August. Unfortunately, I discovered that my passport has expired. I can ...
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Can I travel within the US with only my Valid student visa

My Passport is in the British consulate, and I would like to pick it up personally without shipping. I still have my valid Visa in my expired passport. I'm wondering if I can travel with. I also have ...
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Indian Citizen Passport Lost issued in another Country

My Friend who is an Indian Citizen holding an Indian Passport. When he went to work in one Of the British Overseas Territory, somehow he lost his Passport. Now his new Passport that was issued in ...
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Dual citizenship entering Canada with expired Canadian passport

My 13 year old daughter's Canadian passport expired in May of this year, I totally forgot that it needed to be renewed... She has a valid Japanese passport as well as a green card, we live in the ...
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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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Passport Validity Rule Confusion

Basically, if you check here: http://www.uspassporthelpguide.com/six-months-validity-rule/ It says: It simply means that your passport should be valid for more than six months before you would be ...
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Not getting passport stamped when entering USA from abroad

I (US Citizen) recently returned from a trip abroad. When I entered the US via San Francisco (SFO), I had to do a bunch of stuff at a machine: scan my passport, answer a few questions, and take my ...
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US layover as dual Dominican German citizen without visa in either passport [duplicate]

I'm a student currently living in S. Korea and I have double nationality: Dominican and German. I want to travel back to my country but through Europe is much more expensive than laying over in the ...
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Valid UK Visa in an Expired Passport

I have a valid (multiple entry) business visit visa to the UK on my old passport. I have recently obtained a new passport as I ran out of pages on my old passport. The purpose of my visit is still for ...