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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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email? [duplicate]

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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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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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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When travelling do I have to keep the passport with me all the time? [on hold]

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 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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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 ...
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What should I do with my expired passport?

I recently renewed my passport, and have a shiny new one. When renewing, I sent in the old one as proof of citizenship/identity, but was surprised that, along with my new passport, the old one was ...
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UAE visit visa with expired passport number

I need a visa to travel to UAE. My passport will expire soon (June), so today I applied for a new passport and it will be delivered to me on March 17. I need to travel to Dubai on March 18. clearly ...
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Problem with Birth certificate and School leaving certificate on applying Passport [closed]

My Mom was born in 1961. She has SSLC ( Secondary School Leaving Certificate ) from her village. A decade back, she opened LIC ( Life Insurance Corporation ) policy, where unknowingly she mentioned ...
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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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Does my visa expire along with my passport?

I have a Philippine passport and with a visa. My passport expired on the 23rd of August. If I renew that, do I need to renew my visa as well? My visa is a settlement visa to join my parents and stay ...
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Surname difference in Passport & Visa

I am travelling to the US tomorrow. My surname in visa : Kanduri Rajani My surname in my New Passport: Kanduri My old passport expired and in the new passport, I changed my surname to 'Kanduri' So, ...
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Australian passport processing time overseas

I went into the consulate the other day to apply for the renewal of my Australian passport as I was born there and haven't renewed it in the past year. I had all the documents in order and the ...
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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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Using emergency US passport to leave/enter UK while UKBA is reviewing my visa

I am a US expat living in the UK. I am currently renewing my UK visa, but I need to travel during the process. The US London Embassy says If your current U.S. passport is being held by the UK ...
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What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?

On multiple occasions I have seen forms where it needs to be stated what the Country of Issue and what the Country of Citizenship is. What is the difference between the two, if your passport is issued ...
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Would the same name, different person 'trick' actually work with international travel?

A Canadian man is making headlines for offering his ex-girlfriend's RTW ticket. Original reddit post: Are you named Elizabeth Gallagher (and Canadian)? Want a free plane ticket around the world? ...
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What does this sticker on the back of my passport mean?

I am currently travelling in the USA and when checking in on the boarding flight to enter the country, the security personnel attached a small yellow-white sticker to my passport (see a somewhat ...
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Ukrainian biometric passports

With the new biometric passports of the Ukraine coming out next year, will a visitor visa still be required to enter Canada?
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How to get a visa reissued in France after having lost my passport?

I am in France on a student exchange up to December 2014. My Indian passport with Schengen visa was stolen. I got a duplicate passport from Indian embassy in Paris but not from the Schengen visa. How ...
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Must one always have one's passport when using NEXUS?

As of now, can a Canadian cross into the US by land or otherwise with just a NEXUS card or does one always have to show one's passport also?
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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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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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What harm can be done with a copy of one's passport?

In one of the questions on this site, it was suggested the use of Dropbox to save a backup copy of your passport, in case you need to proof who you are if your original document is lost. I like the ...
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Change of name on passports and re-entry to the UK

I have dual citizenship with US/Ireland and will be travelling to the U.S. in February for which I have to renew the U.S. passport. If I renew the U.S. with my married name do I also need to renew my ...
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Is a passport needed for traveling by plane in Mexico? (Non-international flight)

I am going to be driving into Tijuana to board a flight that will take me to Acapulco. My flight is from Tijuana to Acapulco. Both locations are in Mexico. Will I need to have a passport in order to ...
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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Indian Passport stolen in France. Can Indian embassy in Austria issue a new passport?

I am a student in Austria travelling around Europe. My Indian passport was stolen in France. I immediately reported the theft in the nearest police office and got myself a police report. I have my ...
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British Passenger with less than 2 months valid passport transiting in Dubai and leaving through Abu Dhabi next day

I am a British citizen but my passport is expiring two months from Today. I will travel to the UK via UAE. My flight to the UAE is through Dubai but my connecting flight to London is Etihad Airways ...
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Travelling to the UAE and Kuwait on a passport with slightly less than 6 months to go until expiry

I am travelling to the UAE and then Kuwait for a few days next week. As a UK Passport holder I know that I will get a free 30 day visa upon entering both countries. However, I've just noticed that the ...
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Traveling with visa in my old passport [duplicate]

My old passport in which an ECR was stamped,with passport expiry date in 2017.I got a Dubai visit visa on its passport number but later on as I was told that it'l be a problem for me to travel to ...
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Can a US minor travel by air from the USA to Mexico without a passport?

The minor has a US passport but it has expired. She's travelling from the USA to Mexico because there's an emergency. She just renewed the passport last friday, but she needs to get over there ASAP. ...
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US to Canada and back again 2 weeks before passport expires?

I will be traveling to Canada with my husband for 3 days to celebrate our anniversary in mid November. Our passports are due to expire 1.5 weeks after the date we plan on returning back to the US. ...
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As someone with dual nationality, can I exit my home country (New Zealand) on the passport of another country?

I currently live in New Zealand, and in a few weeks I'm going to be leaving to visit and travel in Europe for about a year. I've got both British and New Zealand citizenship, and about a month ago ...
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What are the potential hazards of my passport or visa number being made public? [duplicate]

Should a passport number or visa number be in the class of personally identifying information, along with things like a social security number, credit card number, and so on? If someone nefarious did ...
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Visa requirements for Malaysian citizen - train to Thailand, plane to Malaysia

I'm Malaysian and travelling to Thailand via train and coming back via airplane. Please advise on travelling documents needed while entering / exiting Thailand.
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Why is one's place of birth even mentioned in a passport? [duplicate]

I was discussing this with someone and we couldn't agree on anything... why is it so vital to have one's place of birth on a passport? Are officials trying to judge whether you were involved in ...
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Passport expired while outside the US

My passport expired in early May of this year. My mother and I have lived down in Baja for about four years now so she can write her books. We make trips up to the states but not so many. I actively ...
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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Minimum available passport blank page requirements

For a British Citizen travelling on business to one country for up to 30 days what are the maximum numbers of consecutive and not-necessarily-consecutive minimum blank pages required in a passport ...
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Can I change my signature in the new passport?

I signed my passport when I was 10 years old, when I applied for it the first time. I am but 20 now. It is almost time to renew it. The signature that I gave for the first time is very... childish ...
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Flying by Air to Nepal from Mumbai (INDIA) Passport Required or Not [duplicate]

In November 2014 my parents will be flying by air from Mumbai (India) to Kathmandu (Nepal) for Pilgrimage, do they need Passport or Indian Citizen Photo ID will be enough??? Thanks for advising...
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Is there any practical reason to mention marital status in the passport?

I am about to renew my passport, and I got married since my last renewal. My country offers the option to include the marital status in the passport (my spouse and I chose not to change our family ...