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Your main international travel document. Getting it, replacing it, and issues with it including stamps from one country which might not be welcome in another.

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Why do countries require validity of 6 months for passports?

Many countries require a passport to be valid for six months. Sometimes these six months are counted from the date of departure, or from the date of entrance. Even though some of these countries only ...
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Getting a passport stamp while walking across a EU border

So I have three different types of passport stamps from my EU travels. One for flying into Frankfurt, one for taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and one for taking a ferry from Dover to Calais. ...
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Once in Israel, are tourists allowed to exit to the areas outside of the Israeli responsibility (Palestinian areas)?

My understanding is hazy, but I've been told that to get from certain parts to others, like Jerusalem to Bethlehem, you may need to cross non-Israeli-controlled areas. Does this mean you'd need your ...
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I am a dual Australian/British citizen with an expired emergency Aussie passport and a valid UK passport. What are my chances for an Aussie visit?

I was going to have to miss my brother's wedding on Jan 4th but he bought me a flight today. But my Aussie passport is expired and was only an emergency passport to begin with. I'm born and bred ...
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Besides Arab/Muslim countries re Israel, are there other countries which don't recognize passports of any other countries?

It is pretty widely known that quite a few Moslem and Arab countries do not recognize Israeli passports because they don't recognize Israel as a country. I am pretty sure there are other places ...
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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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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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I'm a foreigner, can I fly inside USA with my USA visa if my passport expires?

My passport expires this coming January 2014, I'm planning to travel in February (domestic flight). I have read that you can travel inside the USA with any government issue ID, Last time I traveled I ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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Passport pages full of stamps + valid Schengen visa

Can I enter Switzerland with a multiple entry visa issued by the French embassy and with no blank page on my passport ?
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Travelling without a visa after passport was stolen

I am a student on a short term Schengen visa in Belgium. Recently, my passport was stolen after which I got a new passport issued by the Indian embassy. This obviously does not have a Schengen visa ...
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Why would your passports be collected on buses in Chile?

A colleague is travelling in Chile at present, and on a bus trip from San Pedro de Atacama to Arica, the bus driver insisted on collecting and holding on to all their passports for the duration of the ...
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Schengen visa in almost full passport

My Indian passport is almost full, I have 4 blank pages, but not facing pages (1 blank page at the beginning of my passport, one in the middle, and the very last page recto/verso). Do I need to renew ...
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Can Filipino citizens get a visa upon arrival in South Korea?

I'm a Filipino citizen, and I am in Macau. Can I get visa upon arrival in South Korea (Seoul)?
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Biometric passport: How can I know if the chip is still working? Does it matter?

My biometric passport inadvertently spent some time under the rain. It's not badly damaged but some sheets are a bit deformed and there are tiny brown spots on the side. I am wondering if there is an ...
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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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How long does my passport have to be valid for a layover in the US?

On Wednesday I'll be flying from Amsterdam to Canada (Saskatoon), there is a layover in the US (Minneapolis) for two hours (and obviously I'm not going to leave the airport). I know that for Canada, ...
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US domestic flight without passport for a foreigner [duplicate]

I’m a foreign student and I lost my passport. I’d like to travel from Chicago to New York by plane. Can I use a copy of my passport or my student card as an ID? I checked the TSA website already.
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Can I enter Thailand without having my passport stamped?

Saudi Arabia and Thailand have no political relations due to the bizarre blue diamond affair. If my passport found to have a Thai stamp during renewal I will be fined some big fine and my passport ...
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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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One way ticket to Seoul with Canadian Passport? [duplicate]

I am planning on just traveling to many different places, I know that I'm allowed to stay in certain places for as long as 3 months, but would they allow me to stay in Seoul for 3 months, without a ...
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Are Australian passports expensive in comparison to other western / developed countries?

I decided not to renew my passport before starting this trip because passports are very expensive in comparison to my income and my low travel budget. But when asking people I find their passports in ...
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Is it illegal to peel off a visa from your Australian passport?

A friend commented on my Facebook that the Cambodian visa isn't stuck permanently into the passport and suggests I could go there then peel off the visa so the blank page can be used for another visa. ...
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Does the Lao visa on arrival at the Thai border require a full blank passport page for Australians?

I'm an Australian citizen currently in Bangkok deciding where to travel (preferably overland) next. I just read that for Cambodia I would need to get a full-page visa, but I only have three such ...
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Indian Visa in expired passport, new passport with husband's surname

I have an Indian visa valid till 2013 in my old passport. But since I just got married I'm changing my surname and hence changing my passport. Will my Indian visa in my now old passport be valid, ...
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Can I use a photocopy of a passport to check in for a Chinese Domestic flight?

I live in Guangzhou for a while, and my passport is still in visa extension process. I need to go Beijing before I get back my passport. So can I use a copy of my passport to check-in at the airport ...
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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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Can I travel within the US using only my foreign passport as ID?

I want to know if I can travel with my passport within the US being in immigration process? I will be okay using only my passport ?
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U.S. passport holder to travel in the Philippines with expiring passport

We are residing in Japan but is it OK to leave Japan and visit the Philippines for an emergency reason on Aug. 19, 2013 if my son's U.S. passport will expire on Sept. 16, 2013?
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Travel implications when going to Muslim countries after a visit to Israel

I would like to visit Israel, but I have heard that if you visit some Muslim countries, they won't let you in, and visa versa. Does it depend on which Muslim countries? I imagine there would be ...
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Can you enter and exit Canada with an expired US passport?

My 18 year old daughter US passport has expired we are going to Canada in two weeks. Can she get into and out of Canada with an expired US passport.
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Should I renew my passport before it expires?

If I plan on taking an international trip early next year (several months from now) but my passport is expiring in a couple months, is there any benefit in renewing it before it expires versus waiting ...
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Will a Canadian working holiday visa be valid on a new passport?

If anyone out there has an idea on this matter. I applied for a canadian working holiday visa back in march and it was granted in april. I plan to leave in nov 2013 time but when i applied for this ...
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Is it possible to renew a British passport early?

I am planning on going to Canada on a working holiday visa. I know you can renew UK passports with 9 months still valid on your passport and they add this to the new one, but can I apply for a new one ...
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How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?

I'm Italian, I'm living between China and India and my passport is going to expire in June 2014. Right now I'm in China and this is my trip plan: in Sept. I will go India in October I will be ...
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Revoking passport - how does that work? [duplicate]

Thinking about the case of Snowden - how does the revocation of the passport work? As far as he physically holds his passport booklet - isn't it a valid travel document which he can use to cross the ...
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Dual UK/Canadian Citizens travelling to USA and Canada [duplicate]

We are dual UK/Canadian citizens with both UK and Canadian passports. We reside in the UK. We will be travelling to the USA and Canada on holiday. Can we: - leave UK on our UK passport and enter USA ...
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What to do about bad photo on issued US passport

When I applied for my US passport, I had my photo taken at the US Post Office. Unfortunately their photo came out very washed out and overexposed. You can see my face but it's not great. Despite ...
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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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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked/cancelled, how can you travel?

As per the news, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has had his passport revoked by the United States Government. From the article: It was not immediately clear how Snowden was able to travel, ...
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Protocol for American traveling in Iran with Canadian passport?

As cited in How to get a visa for Iran, Americans getting a visa to travel to Iran must follow this procedure: At present the Iranian Foreign Ministry does not allow American passport holders to ...
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Using UK Immigration line with baby who does not yet hold an EU passport

My wife and I are flying back to the UK with our baby. We both hold UK passports, however our baby doesn't hold an EU passport yet. (They have a separate non-EU passport that is valid for entering the ...
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Travelling to USA - from UK on ESTA (already issued - without travel date details) [duplicate]

I have a valid ESTA issued recently (I did not have travel dates at the time), with flights now booked to US from UK on June 18th 2013, with a return date of July 6th 2013. My passport is due to ...
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Domestic flight in Australia, without passport

Will it typically be possible to fly domestically in Australia with just e.g. a UK driver’s license as ID? I’ll be travelling to/from Australia on my Australian passport, but while I’m there, I’m ...
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Two passport of the same person in India

I applied for my first passport in March 2009 in Lucknow passport office. But it got stuck in the police verification. After 1 year, when I didn't get my passport I decided to cancel my application. ...
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Traveling with two passports - which one to use?

I have two passport one is Saudi and the other is British. My question is I am in Saudi Arabia and I want to travel to the UK and back how does that work? And do I need a visa for any of the two ...
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Dual citizen applying for Russian visa with only other country's passport

My friend has British and Australian citizenship. He is currently on a visit to Australia with only his British passport. (His expired Australian passport is in London and needs to be renewed anyway.) ...
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Should I always keep my passport with me while travelling?

I am visiting Singapore in May. As a practice I always keep the passport with me wherever I travel. I think how can I show my identity if some officer ask about it. But sometimes I fell it is annoying ...
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Can I enter Kosovo with EU ID card?

Since June 2010 EU citizens can enter Serbia with ID card. I wonder if I can also enter Kosovo with ID card?
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Dual citizen travelling to Australia with valid UK passport and expired NZ passport

I've just had a business opportunity pop up and need to travel from Auckland to Sydney urgently the day after next. The thing is my New Zealand passport which would normally let me straight in has ...