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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Documentation for 9yr old Spanish national traveling to UK

We are a Spanish couple planing a trip to London with our 9 yr old son next month. I assume there is a minimum age for which you need to have your own documents, but I am not sure what that might be, ...
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How long does it take for a US citizen to get their first passport?

If I am a US citizen and I have never had a passport before, how long will it take for me to get one? How early do I need to apply before I plan on going abroad?
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Iran visa after having visited Israel

I'm considering going to Iran this summer so I'm reading the wikivoyage article which states Entry will be refused to citizens of Israel and foreign travellers with any evidence of visiting ...
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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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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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Travel to US a few days before VWP expiry

Can you re-enter the US under the visa wavier program a few days before the 90 days VWP limit expires? I traveled to the US for one week back in May and was wondering if I can now return to the US for ...
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Lost passport with Schengen visa but want to continue traveling [duplicate]

I had a 90 days Schengen visa, but unluckily I lost my passport along with my Schengen visa in Berlin a month ago. I've been staying in Germany for the whole month. Now I've obtained a new passport ...
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Transiting in the US with a soon-to-expire passport?

I am holding a HKSAR passport and am currently residing in Canada. I am travelling back home this November and had my tickets bought. I am having a layover in Seattle during my way back to Hong Kong. ...
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How to travel via the US (layover) on short notice after my UK British passport was stolen

I am in Ecuador without a passport and intend to fly to Bogota in a week, and back to London the following week. My scheduled flight from Bogota to London includes a layover in Miami. In absence of ...
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valid UK visa in canceled passport [duplicate]

I have to travel to London later this month. But I just got my passport renewed and so the passport which contains my visa is now canceled. I have all the old passports and my existing fresh one too. ...
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Keeping old passports?

I have occasionally read about old passports people collect as keepsakes of their travels. Now, I just came across a mention of “all old passports” in a list of things to bring to a US visa interview ...
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My current passport expires in June 2013, my American visa expires in June 2015. What should I do to travel to the US?

I have a valid American visa lasting till June 2015 but my current passport expires in June 2013. Does the American embassy transfer visas onto renewed passports or am I expected to travel with the ...
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How to get a British passport stamp?

I'm going to the UK tomorrow and I've only been there twice before. I'm a British citizen and they always refuse to stamp me, is there any way that I can get them to give me a passport stamp? Is there ...
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Can I use my UK Provisional Driving License as ID in Europe?

I am going to be travelling in EU soon, mostly Switzerland, and the neighbouring countries, but also a few others, and was wondering if my Provisional UK Driving License is accepted as ID, or would I ...
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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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Does my government know in which country I am at when I travel?

I guess this is the type of question I should start with "a friend of mine wants to know..." but I was wondering if in general governments keep a record which gets updated each time you go through ...
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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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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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Passport number mismatch on US visa

A Columbian national is coming to the United States for a visit. She has noticed that her passport number and the passport number listed on her visa are different. Is this normal, or a potential ...
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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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Travel when passport has been sent for renewal

I'm starting to worry a little. I have dual passports UK and Australia. I recently got married and had to apply for two new ones with my new name in. My Australian one was back in three weeks but my ...
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Hard time proving I am same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago

This is a bit funny. I had posted a question in June - Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. Based on that i travelled to Norway and faced another problem. Here is some background: ...
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Why are you now required NOT to smile in passport photos?

Passport photos these days are usually pretty specific - certain size, color, etc. But the odd requirement the past few years is that usually you're not allowed to smile in them. We're discussing ...
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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How to dry out a wet passport?

I'm sure I'm not the first traveller to experience this, so here goes... Hostel last night I had my passport in my laptop case with my laptop. Unfortunately this was under the aircon unit, which ...
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Reentering the US years later with a passport of a different citizenship?

When I was younger, I held a visa on my Argentinian passport. I must have entered and exited the US around 6 times with my Argentinian passport. 7 years after last entering the USA, I now hold an ...
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What countries allow the most visa free / visa on arrival entries? [duplicate]

Why is the British passport the most valuable despite colonization? is a discussion of which passports allow the most visa-free or visa-on-arrival entries. That kinda has me wondering what the most ...
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Why is sex/gender present in EU-issued passports?

I've read the lex regarding the contents of any passports issued in the EU, however it provides no explanation as to the necessity of the points. So why is it necessary that your sex be presented in a ...
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Why does a passport have a place of birth field on it?

Almost all passports I have seen have a place of birth field on them. For instance, on the Indian Passport, and on the US Passport, Is there a specific reason to this?
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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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Which passports to use travelling between two countries of citizenship?

My kids are dual Danish and US citizens. My husband and I are permanent US residents, our kids being born here. When we travel back and forth between Denmark and the US, we have been solely using ...
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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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Impact of loss of old passport on Australian Immigration process [migrated]

I have lost a passport that I had in the early 90s. I travelled to the US and China on it with my parents. Unfortunately I lost it sometime over the next decade as my next international travel was in ...
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When you fly to Beijing (PEK) and then to a domestic final destination, when do you go through passport control?

I am planning a trip to China and will be flying to my final destination via Beijing (PEK). At what point do I go through passport control: at Beijing (i.e. before boarding my second, domestic flight) ...
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Can immigration authorities make cross checks between multiple passports of the same (German) person?

I have the following specific case but it would be nice to have a general answer if one does exist: A fellow German traveler just spent 3 months in Turkey on his passport. He just then left to ...
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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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Dual Citizen UK Australia, Entering UK on OZ passport to avoid possible UK arrest warrant

My first post here and its a tricky situation. Basically I need to know if I enter the UK on my Australian passport (I have done this before with no problems) will the authorities know about any ...
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Non-Biometric Venezuelan Passport Travel to EU

I am a holder of a Venezuelan passport, and I am a permanent resident in the United States. However, my passport is an older version without the biometric strip, but it does not expire for another two ...
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Serbia - Kosovo border problem?

I would like to travel onto Balkans' quartro Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, then Montenegro and Kosovo with my Turkish passport as both countries do not require Visa. The problem that concerns me is ...
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Can we travel with a faulty Malaysian visa?

We are suppose to travel from Kolkata, India to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The required procedures had been taken care of and the passports with the Malaysian visa has also arrived. But there is a ...
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What happens if you cannot pay for a hotel?

What happens if you cannot pay for your hotel stay because you accidentally run out of money (can happen) or your credit card was blocked (much more likely)? I assume you cannot arrange the money on ...
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UK Visa in an expired Nigerian passport - what to use?

I am in Nigeria, my passport will expire in 4 months and I have a document to apply for a UK visiting Visa with that passport number. Should I use it like that or go for another passport. If I choose ...
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Carrying a copy of my passport in Romania

From what I gather from the following review "Miscellaneous" Bucharest Warnings Or Dangers Tip by Romanian_Bat the police might stop me and ask for my passport randomly. I'm a bit worried about ...
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Do you need to get a new ESTA when your passport is renewed?

A bit over a year ago I applied for (and got) an ESTA for travel to the USA, valid for two years. That validity takes the ESTA to pretty close to the end of the passport validity. I've just renewed ...
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Waiting time when applying for a German passport abroad?

I've noticed that there are a fair amount of Germans here. I just applied for my first German passport at the consulate in Vancouver and they told me that it takes around 8-10 weeks to arrive, which ...
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British ex-pat travelling to U.K. w/only a few months left on passport

I'm travelling to the U.K. from the States as a U.S. permanent resident in mid-July. I still have my British passport, but it expires in mid-October. For the life of me I can't find any expiry ...
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Entering the US with US citizenship pending

Just looking for a little advice about a passport application and travelling. I currently live in the UK, and I am a British citizen. Since my father is an American citizen, I have claim to US ...
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US passport validity requirement for flying to Mexico for tourism (7 days)

Mexico isn't listed in many sites (e.g. this) that requires passport with minimum 6 month validity. However many others mention it along with travel.state.gov. Is there an official recommendation from ...
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Missed passport number by one digit when booking flight online

So I was booking a flight for me and friends from Beijing to Tokyo, but mistakenly missed a digit in a friend's passport. I did not check in online of course. The flight's tomorrow. Will there be ...
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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 ...