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Children do need some documentation in any case. In the past, children could also be included in their parents' passports but I think this is being phased out. In fact, the requirements are often even more stringent for a child than for an adult because if the child does not appear to be yours (distinct surname), merely having a passport or ID card might ...


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Afaik there is no such thing as staying legally in Italy, there's only staying in the Schengen area legally. If you're legal in Italy, you should legal in The Netherlands (and most countries in between). Ryanair will check your ID, but since you've got your passport you should be fine. There is no border check so I don't see why other documents need to be ...


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Ryanair will not board you with only the postal receipt. With Ryanair if you are not an EU citizen prior the boarding you need to go to the their visa check desk, there they will check your documents and apply a stamp on your boarding pass, without a valid document (visa or a residence permit) they will not put the stamp in your boarding pass, without this ...


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Airline/ground handling personnel will in any case look at your passport to check your ID (as all low cost carriers do in my experience) but I don't know if they will go past the ID page and look for a visa (Ryanair does apparently, see Guido's answer). Since the flight is an internal Schengen flight, the risk of being denied entry (and therefore of the ...


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All you need is the HK SAR passport. The page is worded that way because they can't say "nationals of Hong Kong": Hong Kong is a part of China, so there are no citizens of Hong Kong, only Chinese citizens of Hong Kong. And they also can't say "nationals of China", because that would give visa-free access to everybody in China. So they say "permanent ...


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B2 visa is by definition a document-less visa. None of the documents you mentioned are mandated. It is advisable to carry those because it keeps the applicant prepared and confident to come up with proofs should something come up. Having said that, it is perfectly okay to let them carry the printouts, and not worry them with not having the originals. I ...


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If you are travelling as a tourist then follow their guidelines carefully as mentioned on their website http://www.vfs-france.co.in/delhishortstayvisa.html They don't require 3 years of IT return but only 1 year of IT return. What they will see if the amount you have in your bank account. France recognizes that to survive you must have EURO 62 per day. So ...


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I think you should apply online (see this page on the DATV). You will then need to have your fingerprints taken at the visa application center.


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The Thai citizen needs to go the municipal office in Mae Sai. To the right of the main building is a small building that issues the permit. There is signage in Thai that will guide your friend to the correct window. I am not sure of the fee, but I think it is around 40 baht.


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This just happened to me about 1 hour ago in Aruba. I was told by the US immigration officials (at the remote preclearance outpost in Aruba) that my passport, drivers license, and work ID didn't look like me. They were each of different vintages, but all between 8-12 yrs old. I do look different now (thinner, mostly - but only about 18 lbs) but what a ...


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As the other answerers point out, the best thing to do is to renew your passport asap. You may also want to consider emigrating to Europe. You will then be subject to less passport controls, so if you keep on gaining weight, you won't have this problem anymore. When I flew from Norway to Germany last year, it struck me that I had not shown my passport to ...


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The real answer, is something that very few people know. Basically the passport is a VERY important document. Everyone knows how much of a hassle it is if you lost it. So suppose someone finds a misplaced passport. Now, how will he return it? How will he trace that person who is the poor, sad, troubled owner of the passport? Well, the fail-safe way is to ...


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As the other answers have already mentioned: get a new passport with current photograph ASAP. Anything else is folly. Give the Indian embassy in Oslo a call. It might be possible they can issue a passport, so you don't have to go back to India for one. If they can't do that they should be able to advice you on the best cause of action.


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You are probably running into several acts and regulations here, both of the issuing and the visiting country, each with vague and legalese description of what to do and what not to do. The most relevant legal text is in this particular case probably the Norwegian alien regulation (Utlendingsforskriften), which in ยง 4-12 states that when entering or leaving ...


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Lets reiterate You had a problem with your current passport People were not accepting (or at least easily) other means of identification It seems you were just let go on that occasion because people had "better things to do". Even if by all laws your current passport (or other documents provided) should work, you already know that this didn't impress ...


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Get your passport renewed as soon as possible. It's a cheap option compared with being denied boarding of a flight or entry to a country. Since it expires in less than a year, you were probably going to want to renew soon anyway, as some countries need 6 months of validity. In the meantime I would recommend carrying several pieces of photo ID with you, ...


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To get an enhanced Michigan driver's license if you already have one, you only need to visit any Secretary of State branch office and bring essentially the same documents you would need to apply for the driver's license originally, plus proof of U.S. citizenship, such as your birth certificate. (A complete list of acceptable documents is available.) In ...


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I know your question is totally based on the Schengen area of Europe, and its controls; however, I read an answer to a different question and it included a synopsis of a FAQ on the U.S. Department of State website, which I will add here as well. Do I need to take a new photo if I recently dyed my hair a new color or grew a beard? New photos are only ...


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I think just the fact that it's one of the few attributes of a person that is generally verifiable (through birth records), and will never change, makes it useful to include on a passport or other document of identity. You can change your country of citizenship, your name, and even your sex, but the circumstances of your birth will never change.


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Any country can emit a passport for any person regardless of its citizenship. Case in point, France does not recognize a passport as a proof of citizenship for its own citizen. (In BOLD here and here for french readers) The passport is an official travel document stating to other countries that the holder is recognized as specified. Having a passport from a ...


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People do change in time, this is a fact an no one can do anything about it unless you really stick to a strict life style. Considering that, you have two options: An expensive quick solution: Renew your passport, even if it is not expired. I am sure I have seen passport renewal forms with a checkbox saying "due to change in looks" or something like that. ...


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I think the opposite is also known to happen (i.e. people getting through with another person's passport based on a vague similarity). Photos just aren't very reliable. It's difficult to judge without seeing your picture but I would therefore expect that with full documentation (especially a UK residence permit, even without biometrics!) most border guards ...


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It's not the happiest of reasons, but quite a few countries care not just what your country of citizenship is, but where you or your family is originally from. For example, India imposes additional restrictions on anybody of Pakistani origin, anybody born in the ex-USSR must prove they have renounced their citizenship if applying for a Russian visa, people ...


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An immediate reason is that some international norms recommend it but they do not mandate it (the ICAO coordinates this at an international level, see comments for more detail). EU passports must also mention it. A more general reason for ID of any kind to have a date of birth and place of birth is to be able to distinguish people with the same name ...


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On the Indian Passport we have three things i.e. Nationality Place of Issue Place of Birth Not sure if this is common in other countries though, but we don't do country of issue, we do place of issue. So an Indian Passport page would look like this, Here, as you may note, there is a place of issue as well as a place of birth which are very specific ...


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It's difficult to know precisely without context but there are few cases where this could be relevant, in particular: Travel documents other than passports (e.g. refugee travel documents) are issued by the country where the person resides and indicate that the holder can be readmitted to the country of issue even though they are still citizens of another ...


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Although not common, some countries issue passports to non-citizens as well. As you may have noticed, the data page of a passport often states the nationality or citizenship of the holder in a separate field and the citizenship may actually differ from the issuing country. One example is laissez-passer documents or emergency passports, which may be issued ...


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From the ESTA website (which I was reading just as you posted the question!): Your "Country of Issue" is the same as your "Country of Citizenship". For instance, if you are a citizen of the United Kingdom, but are getting your passport from the UK Consulate in Hong Kong, the UK is your country of issue. The UK Consulate may be located in Hong Kong, ...



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