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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Applying for Indian Passport (fresh passport) ECR & NON-ECR - stuck in the 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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Can my US passport be denied if I lost it more than three times?

Can a US citizen born in America be denied a passport if that person lost more than 3 passports. If so, what should he do in order to obtain a passport? I am planning a travel but now missplaced my ...
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Is it possible to apply for Russian passport by mail/internet in North America?

There is a limited number of Russian consulates across the vast territory of North America, and it would be quite inconvenient to have to attend one of them in person for passport renewal, especially ...
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Is there any way to easily check in advance if a country has exit immigration at the airport?

I was travelling out of Turkey the other day and was surprised that they have exit immigration (checking passports/visas on the way out). This introduces somewhat of a delay into the airport process, ...
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Should I carry my passport everywhere I go in Japan?

Because of this question, I remembered that I read somewhere that some places or bars in Japan ask for your passport for identification (Old article, can't find it now). Should I bring it with me ...
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Can I cross the US/Canadian border with a copy of my US passport?

Can I cross the US/Canadian border with a copy of my passport? We left originals at our house in Florida because we didn't think we'd be going to Canada, but we'd like to go to Niagara Falls for a ...
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Can I travel to Kuwait on a visa with old passport number?

I have a Kuwait visa, obtained from a hotel in Kuwait, with my old passport number. But as the validity of the present passport is expiring within 6 months, I got a new passport with a new passport ...
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How to buy an international ticket when name on foreign passport is different from name on green card

If a US resident (but not citizen) changed their name in the US and got a re-issued green card with that new name, the original foreign passport is still in the old name. How do you buy tickets to ...
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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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Old passport number on airline reservation

I have a confirmed electronic air ticket to visit USA and Canada which is confirmed with my old passport. But I have obtained a new passport for USA visit. Will there be any problems when I will check ...
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Is is possible to travel when applying for a new visa?

I am Bangladeshi currently in France applying for a Spanish visa. The visa office will hold the passport for few days. Is it possible to travel during this time? Thanks!
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What are the new regulations 3 months valid passports…for traveling through Berlin, Germany with dual citizenship US and Bulgarian?

I have the following situation: I'm travelling next week with my children from Chicago-via Berlin- to Sofia (Bulgaria). We all have dual citizenship and both passports- US and Bulgarian. My US ...
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Will my overstay in South Africa be noticed?

I came into South Africa on a tourist visa but while travelling needed to get a new passport (it was stolen), which duly arrived all shiny and empty. Also, I have overstayed a little bit ... My ...
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Entering Germany while having a visa issued by a different country? [duplicate]

I believe this question was asked before but I think my case is a little bit different. My father works at the French embassy and so I have a Schengen visa issued for me from the French Embassy. Now I ...
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Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?

My US passport took too long to be shipped to me, and it will arrive after I need to leave. Will I be able to cross the border from the United States to Canada with a birth certificate (copy) and a ...
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Indian passport traveling to Scotland

I am an Indian traveling to London for tourism. While in the UK, I am also planning to visit Scotland, so is its necessary to carry my passport with me or should I travel without passport?
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German entering USA from Mexico after loss of passport

My boyfriend and I visited my family in the USA last year in August. Then, after 90 days my boyfriend returned to Germany and stayed there for another 3 months. After that period of time, we met in ...
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Indian passport with two missing (ripped out) pages - should I get a new one to enter the US?

I have got a passport in very good condition with two inner pages totally ripped out (they are missing). I had my Schengen visa issued on those pages with a few stamps but now that visa has expired. ...
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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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Do most biometric passports have in-person photographs?

If you want to get a Russian biometric passport, you have to have your picture taken in the office of the issuing authority. However, it seems like for the American biometric passport, you provide ...
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Is there a way to download biometric picture?

I was very impressed by the equipment and photo processing done for the biometric passports at a Russian consulate (they take your photo right at the consulate, in a special room with a special ...
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Travel to Australia with new passport

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I like to travel to Australia in few days however I've just renewed my passport and I don't have enough time to inform them about my passport renewal, ...
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Airlines and different passports

If a Bahraini citizen, who lives in Bahrain and holds a Canadian passport, wants to travel to Europe using his Canadian one; will the airline accept presenting his the Canadian althought he will ...
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Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...
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Would it help to have invalidated Russian passports? [on hold]

After applying for a new Russian passport, you show your old one to pick up the new one: If the old one has already expired at the time the new one is being picked up, you keep the old one as it ...
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Can you apply for a new Russian passport at any time?

I recall that supposedly you could only apply for a new Russian passport when your existing one was about to expire within the next 6 months. However, currently, I couldn't find anything to that ...
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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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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could 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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I've lost my South African passport and I had a German visa cause I've statyed in Berlin for a year, what must I do?

Can I apply for a new passport and take it to the German consulate in Pretoria and can they give me my old visa? A copy or duplicate of my old Visa?
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Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?

If I have already entered the Schengen area, when am I required by law to carry my passport? Basically do I need it when I Travel within the same city Change cities Board a flight or a train Cross ...
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Can I travel by plane with my residence permit, ID card, Geprivelgeerde Dutch card from Holland to Budapest, with my expired passport?

I applied for my passport, but have not received it yet, I have to fly to Budapest next Thursday and are back on Sunday. I am flying from Schipol to Budapest. I have geprevligeerde Dutch ID card and ...
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Advantages of not carrying both passports when traveling

Apart from the most straight-forward one, reducing the risk of losing it, is there any advantage of not carrying both passports with you in case of dual citizenship? Similarly, is there any advantage ...
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I want to go to Las Vegas this weekend, but my Mexican passport expired in March, would I have problems?

I live in Sonora, I often go to the USA but I forgot to renew my Mexican passport, It expired in March. I want to do a short trip to Las Vegas this weekend (may 1st - 4th), but would I have any ...
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When visiting on a double- or multiple- entry visa, does China stamp your passport for each entry and each exit?

I just managed to get a friend to scan my Chinese visa in my expired passport at home while I'm on the road on my next trip. I need this to show when I apply for a multiple entry visa to China in a ...
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if I lose my passport in the US and the I94 along, how will I prove I leave US soil?

I am under the Visa Waiver Program and when I entered the US by car I got a green paper form stapled to it, the I94W. This is the paper to turn in when I will leave the US that is the proof I leave ...
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Electronic visa having Old Passport number

I have Dubai work permit mailed to me by my employer. It contains my old passport number which has ECR stamp. I then got a new passport issued without ECR stamping, but with different passport number. ...
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State department has my passport, I want to go to Canada while they do [duplicate]

My passport was due to expire in November, and we're traveling to SE Asia this summer, so we sent it in to be renewed. They've rejected my photo, so we have to send a new one delaying its return. ...
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Potentially damaged US passport - okay to travel on?

I'm a US citizen studying abroad in England and have to carry around my passport wherever I go (lost my state ID while traveling). Because of this, the first page has peeled off from the cover of the ...
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Travel from Lisbon to Tbilisi, through Amsterdam and Kiev

I am going to travel to Tbilisi (Georgia) from Lisbon. Georgia has an agreement with the EU so I don't need a passport (ID card is enough) but I'm travelling through Amsterdam (no passport needed) and ...
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UK immigration check at airport

I always wonder that what UK immigration at airport check in their computer and why they type our answers in their PC?
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What's the difference in regulations for 5-year vs. 10-year passport in Russia?

What is the difference in the regulations for a 5-year old-style laminated passport, vs. 10-year new-style biometric one? For example, as per How long should it take to get a Russian passport?, the ...
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Non-EU spouse of EU citizen travelling to Australia with the EU residence and travel document

is it possible for the non-EU spouse (Somali citizen) of the EU citizen (Italian citizen) to travel to Australia only with the EU residence permit card and a travel document (alien's passport) ...
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Different Details on Previous Passport

I am a Indian citizen whose name is GivenNames: AA BB LastName: CC (Indian passports have no MiddleName field). I got my first passport when I was 14 with the details as GivenNames: AA BB CC and blank ...
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Using 2 Passports

We are dual Uk Aus citizens visiting Manchester for 5 weeks. Is it ok for my wife and I to enter on my uk passport to perhaps save time at Man airport? We will leave Aus on our Aus passports. Are ...
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Is a biometric passport required for layover in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to visit Canada, for which, according to my research, I do not require an electronic passport. However, most flights have a layover in the USA. I know I need an electronic passport to enter ...
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Are governments limited in staff they can deploy to a consulate? [closed]

I've recently been dealing with the Russian consulates in North America, and they appear to be ridiculously mismanaged and/or understaffed. In the jurisdiction served by Toronto, for example, they ...
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How long should it take to get a Russian passport?

How long does it take to get a Russian passport if you're travelling or living abroad?
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I lost my passport which had my u.s stamp on it, will my new one have it ? I have a copy of my old passport #, does that help?

I entered the states for a visit. (I'm Canadian) Ended up getting married so we started filing for permanent U.S. resident. (husband's an American citizen) While filing, I lost my passport, which had ...
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90 days out of 180 [duplicate]

I'm going to The Netherlands (as usual) and was wondering if the times overlapped. For example, I went for about a month in December and am planning to go again this May. Assuming my 180 days began ...
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Australian visa with mis-matched names on two passports

I was born into both US and Japanese citizenship and have passports with 2 different names. For some odd reason, my parents decided to use my father's family name for the US and use my mother's maiden ...