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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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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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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buying a car in spain as a non-resident? [on hold]

for example, a spanish citizen is having an education at the autonomous university of madrid in the spanish capital madrid. is it possible for him buying a car as a non-spanish citizen, but he has ...
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B2 Visitor visa - Surnames are different in my passport and dad's passport

I am from India and I am working in the USA on H1B VISA. I want to apply B2 (visitor) visa for my parents but I have a situation ( as below) where I need your inputs. All my father's documents have ...
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Rules or regulations on how stamps are stamped on passports?

I was going through my passport and noticed that some of the entry and exit stamps are not neatly placed. This made me wonder, are there any rules or regulations saying where and how stamps are placed ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname to its mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have UK ...
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Consequences of accidentally holding onto two Indian passports simultaneously?

Before marking this as a duplicate, please note:- I have already seen Two passport of the same person in India and the discussion there does not answer my query. That question is about a error in the ...
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Do I need to document a change of name in childhood for a simple UK passport renewal?

When I was a child, my parents changed their surname and so my surname changed with it. I also decided to drop my middle names in ~1994. When I applied for my first passport in 1996, I supplied ...
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Unsolicited visa for Russia in my passport

I was leafing through the old visas in my EU passport, and to my great surprise, I found an expired unused visa for the Russian Federation. I have never been to Russia and I have never applied for a ...
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How can a Pakistani with an expired passport obtain travel document to travel to Pakistan?

My cousin overstayed in the US. His passport is expired. US Immigration wants to deport him. How would he get a travel document ? Would you send me the link of the website to download the form ?
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UK Passport Renewal Application for a dual citizen (UK & AUS)

Has anybody submitted their renewal application with just the identity page of their Australian passport and not colour copies of every single page as requested on the application form? Are they ...
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Is it legal for an Indian Citizen to travel to Nepal without any form of identification?

I am an Indian Citizen and I wish to travel to Nepal by road. I am aware of the fact that if you enter Nepal by air, even as an Indian Citizen, you will be required to present an ID. According to ...
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How can I minimise the time to get a new UK passport?

I am a UK citizen. I have lost my passport and planned to travel by eurostar from London to Paris in five days' time. The quoted time for a fast-track replacement passport is "within 1 week" of an ...
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Requirement of old passport for visa for travelling to schengen countries

As i have lost my old passport, and there was no travelling or any visa alotted on that passport, now i want to apply for schengen visa, would they ask for my old passport?
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What kind of passport do I need when entering the USA?

I heard that you need a biometric passport if you want to enter USA. However, my friend has a biometric passport, but no fingerprints in it. Is this enough? And how long has the passport to be valid? ...
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Carrying two laptops (one personal and one for work) to India [duplicate]

Is it okay to carry two laptops (one personal and one for work) from Sweden to India (Bangalore International Airport)?
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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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Passport and Visa [closed]

"When you quit the job in Thailand and the employer has to cancel your visa,do we necessarily have to give them the original passport so that they can cancel the visa or can it be done on copy of the ...
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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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Which countries can someone from Sweden freely travel to that someone from the Netherlands can't?

The Visa Restrictions Index says that people with a passport from the UK, Finland and Sweden can travel freely to 173 countries. People from Belgium, Italy and The Netherlands can travel to 171. I am ...
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I applied for a Schengen visa starting from June 17th, but the visa is still in processing as of that date. What are my options?

My friend has applied for a schengen visa from the Hungarian embassy. At the first try the visa was rejected due to insufficient travel insurance. When he re-applied again on the 14th June, the visa ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Name change on new passport, US Visa still valid on old passport

To match my degree name on O & A levels, I changed my passport name accordingly. So now my old and new passport have different names. On my old passport I have my US Visa which is still valid. ...
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Are there any problems crossing Kosovo's international borders or having their stamp in your passport?

I'm thinking of heading from Romania to Serbia to Albania, possibly via Kosovo (on an Australian passport). Since Kosovo becoming a country wasn't unanimously popular in the region I'm a bit ...
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Passport control when flying from Romania to Italy

Do you guys know if there is passport control and stamp when flying from Romania to Milan-Italy? I would like to know that because I need to get my passport stamped in Italy.
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Change of permit of stay [closed]

Good day, I am a Nigerian, I have an Italian 2 years permit of stay but I am currently living in Germany with my 2 children, is it possible for me to change my Italian permit of stay to Germany permit ...
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Dual British-Bulgarian national, can I enter Bulgaria with my British passport

Could I enter Bulgaria with my British passport if both my Bulgarian passport and my Bulgarian ID card have expired?
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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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Does Wizzair have a passport check for non-EU citizens on Schengen flights?

I've flown on Wizzair from Schengen to UK and remember there was a mandatory passport check for non-EU citizens, which had to be done at the check-in desk. Is there also a mandatory passport check on ...
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How to find which UK visa type was previously issued for me, if I don't have the previous passport?

I need to check the visa type of my previous UK, I am trying to check this since I am at my native and to get this information I need to travel back to work place but it would take min 10 days. Can ...
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Using Dual Passports to leave US & enter & leave Ireland [duplicate]

I have both US & Ireland passports... Can I use US passport to leave the US & return to the US and use my Irish passport to enter & leave Ireland
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Travelling using two passports of the same country

I am German and I am holding two valid German passports. My first passport (Passport A) contains a Chinese visa. My second passport (Passport B) is still empty so far. Now I want to travel from ...
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Can just guardians come with a 16y/o for US passport renewal?

travel.state.gov states that only one parent needs to be present for the renewal for parental awareness, but when I visited another post office that handles passport renewals, they stated that a ...
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Can I travel to Greece if I've overstayed my trip in Romania?

I am a U.S. citizen that travelled to Romania and overstayed my visit by about 12 days. I filled out paperwork to exit the country and was only given a warning because it was my first time overstaying....
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How to protect myself from places that ask to hold my passport

I was looking into activities to do in Seoul and I saw a free public government sponsored bike rental. To use the rental, I need to give them some sort of ID for the duration of the rental. The ID can ...
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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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Can we travel within Schengen by plane with an infant without a passport?

We'll be travelling from a Schengen country to another by plane, bringing our 3 month old baby with us. It's possible that we won't have time to receive a normal passport in time for our trip, thus ...
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Why was a photo taken of my passport?

A few years back I took a trip from Australia to Europe. I flew with China Southern and I had a stop over in Guangzhou. I am an Australian UK dual national. Out bound trip was fine, but on my way ...
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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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For countries that issue e-visas, do any also take up a full page of your passport when you arrive?

Even though I travel a lot I've never had an e-visa. I just found out at least some countries that issue e-visas do not then attach a full page version of the visa into your passport when you arrive. ...
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Is a photocopy of your passport valid ID in Turkey?

This site tells me: It is illegal not to carry some form of photographic ID in Turkey. Carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times. However i want to double check. While it would be ...
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cancelled stamp in passport [closed]

My problem is that 2 months ago i wanted to travel from Ghana to Senegal but forgot my invitation letter. Senegal immigration would not admit me without an invitation letter, Now I'm back but Ghana ...
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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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My Indian passport is damaged. How can I apply for a new one?

Damaged Indian passport. To apply for a new passport what should be done?
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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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How can a double citizen of Israel and Russia travel to the “Arab Boycott” countries without getting into trouble?

My friend is a double citizen of Israel and Russia, who was born in Russia and lives in Israel. He would like to travel to some of the countries which currently boycott Israel. Obviously this is a ...
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Does the nationality of an EHIC card need to match the nationality of the passport?

When the UK leaves the EU, I am planning to get an Irish passport. I am not eligible to get an Irish EHIC because I am not a resident of Ireland. So I am wondering, can I use a UK EHIC with an Irish ...
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When applying for an Indian Passport, how do I know if I'm in the ECR or non-ECR category?

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 ...
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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?

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 visitors....
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A good visa in a damaged passport [duplicate]

I have a valid B1 visa until 2020 and recently my Indian passport got damaged on the front and back, applied for a new passport. My visa is in a very good condition and passport is also in good ...