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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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How to sleep on an overnight layover in Kotoka Airport, Accra

I'm considering options for a difficult flight route. One of the best options (no, really) involves a beast of a 14-hour overnight layover in Kotoka International Airport, Accra, Ghana. This is ...
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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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UK citizen traveling back into US

I'm a UK citizen studying in NY, my student visa runs out in September. I was thinking to go to Canada (for example) and apply for a tourist visa back into the US. Does anyone know how long I would ...
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UK Citizen flying to US, then Canada, then back to UK - How does this affect Visa Waiver Program?

I'm a British citizen flying from London to Seattle in late May. My plan is to stay in Seattle for a few days, then travel south to Portland before flying up to Vancouver, Canada. From there I plan to ...
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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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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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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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How to apply for a Belarus tourist visa without booking a hotel?

I'm planing a day's visit to Minsk on 19th June. I arrive at 6.30am on the sleeper from Warsaw and depart at 10pm the same day on the sleeper to Moscow. However the train times mean that I will ...
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British passport holder travelling to Kuwait and will be driving to Dubai via Saudi. What visa will we require?

Myself and family are British citizens and will be flying out to Kuwait, from there we will travel to Dubai via road and through Saudi. What visa will we need? Is the visa available at the border or ...
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Is the border between Cyprus and Northern Cyprus an issue for a casual tourist?

I am taking a couple of weeks in Cyprus with the family, and will be flying directly from the UK to Paphos, in the south west of the island. We plan on doing some lazing by the pool, but a fair bit of ...
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Passport validity to Pakistan

Can I go to Pakistan with 2 months expiry date on my passport? I don't need visa for Pakistan as I have a valid NADRA card. I am coming back within passport validity time as I have return ticket. ...
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How soon can a UK citizen return to Canada after previously spending 6 months there? [duplicate]

My husband and I have retired and want to stay with friends in Canada and travel to the USA in the winter in an RV for a couple of years then go on to New Zealand after that. Can anyone tell us if we ...
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Can I re-enter the US under VWP after my J-1 visa expires?

This summer I will be in the US on a J-1 visa program, and will be there for a few weeks after the program ends (as I have a 30 day window to leave). I then plan to be in Canada for a few days, and ...
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Can I visit the US under the terms of VWP after previously being in Iraq for business?

Husband and I are going on holiday to Orlando with our kids in July. I was going to do our ESTA's online but because of new rules not sure if my husband needs a visa now. He works for an oil company ...
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Can I demand my passport back in the middle of an application for a Chinese Visa in the UK?

I am currently hoping to attend a summer school in Shanghai in China and am in the process of applying for a suitable visa. I intend to visit the service center in London this Friday and apply for the ...
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UK visas staying more than 6 months

I have a 2 year UK visa, I stayed 6 months and 1 week I completely forget, will I have any problems when I come back in September? Update: I tell you I have a visa two years but I stayed more than 6 ...
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Do I need rental insurance when renting a car in the USA?

We're from the UK renting a car in Texas with Enterprise, though I'm also interested in other companies. No where online can I find what coverage or liability we'd have if we didn't take out one of ...
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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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Who can countersign my UK passport photo?

The photo in my current passport is quite old (10+ years) so I figured it best to get a new one for my passport renewal. I will need it countersigned by somebody but I'm slightly unsure as to who I ...
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Effect of Telling UK You Are Also US Citizen When Renewing Passport?

My kids have British Passports and US passports. Mom is US, Dad is UK citizen, kids born in US. The kids' UK passports have just expired and I will renew them. The (now online) application asks for ...
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Travelling to Oman by Bus from Dubai

I am a British National, I am entitled to Visa on arrival at Dubai Airport up to 30 days. Can I travel to Oman by road? (either car or bus) whilst on visit to UAE, Oman govt also allows a British ...
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Getting my J-1 authorised in the USA when I am travelling on an ESTA

I have a J-1 to start mid June 2016. I entered the USA to travel 28 days before its start date and had to get an ESTA. At the border they wouldnt do anything with my j1 as I am visiting at the moment. ...
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UK citizen, US company, living in UK: Can I use an ESTA?

So: I am a UK citizen I work for a US company I currently live in the UK and have no US visa What am I allowed to do when I enter the US on an ESTA? Am I allowed to work if I am getting paid in a ...
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US resident UK passport

I am a US resident alien on a valid "green card". My UK passport expires on March 04 2024. If I go on holiday outside USA, will I need the new bio-metric UK passport to re-enter the USA?
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I was banned for drunk driving 4 years ago in the UK. Will this affect my Russian visa application?

I am applying for a Russian visa for a visit this summer. Will a completed drunk driving ban (by the UK) affect my visa application? Should I bother to mention it. (It was back in 2012.)
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Can I leave India and return using a different passport? (Tourist Visa)

I have dual citizenship to both NZ and the UK and am currently in India on my NZ visa which expires in March. I would like to continue travelling here but my NZ passport now has less than six months ...
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Can I volunteer while in America? [duplicate]

So I'm staying in America for 12 weeks soon and was wondering if I can do volunteer work while there? I'm visiting on an ESTA and am a UK Citizen, if that helps!
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12 weeks in America - What questions should I prepare for? [duplicate]

So, to put it simply I'm going to America for 12 weeks and staying with a friend and her parents the entire time. They've already agreed to feed me and pay for all my basic needs if necessary. I've ...
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Is it possible to travel to the US to speak at a conference under the rules of VWP?

In a month's time, I'm travelling to the United States to speak at a conference in Jacksonville (unpaid). I don't know if I need a special visa for this, as the border agency website doesn't have info ...
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Dual UK citizen who also has a UK Visa

I am a dual citizen of the UK and Nigeria. I have surprisingly been given a UK visa before I was given a UK Passport and the visa is still valid. I now have a UK passport and a valid UK visa. Is this ...
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Will US CBP deny me entry because I broke a US lease in 2001?

I was in America in 2001 but broke my lease on the apartment I was staying when I was leaving. I have been invited to a wedding; will I be allowed in? I am taking my wife and kids but am scared I will ...
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Solo traveller from UK to JFK

I'm a single traveller going to JFK for my 70th Birthday. I'm very anxious. I have no idea of the protocol on landing, what happens and where do I go first, will I be told, I have baggage to collect. ...
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Does being an Irish person born in the UK make me a previous British citizen?

I am an Irish citizen born in the UK, as far as I can tell I've not "applied" for British citizenship. I'm currently applying for visas and many of them are asking for previous citizenship. Was I ...
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Can i travel to the UK fom Nepal via Singapore? [duplicate]

I have both Nepali and British Passports and want to travel from Nepal to the UK. However, in Nepal one is not allowed to hold two passports (from different countries). Therefore, I have decided to: ...
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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UK Passport validity dates format

The date in my UK passport isn't in the usual format (day, month, year) it shows as- Date off issue 20 DEC /DEC 10 Date of expiration 20 DEC /DEC 20 bit confusing but I'm guessing it means it ...
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Travelling from the UK to the US but flying into Canada?

Apologies for the poor title. I'm not sure how to word this correctly. Assuming I wanted to travel from the UK (UK passport holder) to Buffalo, NY. If I was to fly into Toronto Pearson (because it's ...
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Canada Electronic Travel Authoristion for UK citizens travelling by air

Canada introduced an entry requirement (eTA) on 15th March 2016 for UK passport holders travelling by air to Canada. Land or Sea passengers are not affected. However, Canadian authorities have stated ...
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Will I be covered under the UK Health system?

I am an Australian resident but a British Citizen. I currently hold a British passport and receive a small British pension but do not pay any British taxes. I have cancer and I am coming to the UK to ...
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Is a visa needed for a stop over in Canada [duplicate]

I'm a UK national passport holder living in Peru, do I need a Canadian visa for a 3/4 hour stop over to connect to a UK flight?
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ESTA 90 day start date

I am a U.K citizen travelling the US within a three month time frame. When completing my application for the VWP when does the ninety day period begin? From the moment I get confirmation? Or just soon ...
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Obtaining Australian visa to re-enter the country on a British passport? [closed]

I am a UK citizen living in Australia and hold a UK passport. How do I obtain an Australian visa to re-enter the country when I leave for a holiday?
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Travel to Sweden: What is the best way to pay for things?

I will be in Sweden for a week, mostly in Stockholm and Solna. I read an article in the Guardian suggesting that Sweden is moving fast towards being a cashless society. Does this mean that I won't be ...
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Does a non-American need an ESTA to leave the USA?

I am a British Citizen who will be travelling to Canada and then onwards to USA by train and then returning to Canada by air. I am aware that I do not need an ESTA to enter the USA by train but do I ...
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Can I visit Australia after leaving the country without paying a drunk driving fine?

My British friend left Australia when he was on a Working Holiday Visa without paying his drink driving fine of $700 and is wondering if he would be allowed back in the country if he pays it, even ...
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Travelling from UK to US. Never flown before, need a checklist! [closed]

I'm a British citizen planning to travel from London Heathrow to Miami within the next couple of months. I'm in the process of applying for a passport, but I've also read a bunch of other confusing ...
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Australian and British defacto couple travelling in the EU

My partner and I are about to travel around Europe and the UK. My partner is travelling with two passports, Australian and British. I will be only travelling on an Australian passport. I have also ...
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Canadian eTA for dual British and Canadian citizen with only British passport [duplicate]

I am a dual Canadian and British citizen with only a British passport. The new Canadian immigration system requires British citizens to have an eTA (Electronic travel authorization) however you can ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?