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Entry / exit cards are partly legacy and partly legal. Border control is a massive bureaucracy, it is very difficult to get then to change a process unless the responsible minister is an aggressive, autocratic modernizer with Darth Vader's style of office management. Yes, it would be possible to join the departure card process to the passport scan, but they ...


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Quite often it's for efficiency. Let's take the Australian arrivals card as an example, as it has quite a few questions compared with some. Sample arrivals card for Australia Some of the questions: Do you intend to live in Australia for the next 12 months? Do you have criminal convictions? Are you bringing in [food/drugs/medicine/money] into the ...


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Per http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/renew.html: From Outside the United States: U.S. citizens residing abroad (except those living in Canada) should renew their passports at the nearest U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate. For more information on Applying for a U.S. passport from outside the United States, please click here. U.S. ...


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If you opted for a web check-in when you did your ticket purchasing, then you MUST come to the airport with a printed boarding pass of the web check-in. I am talking about coming with the actual paper print. I've just flew from Sofia to Tel Aviv yesterday and I had to pay a 35 Euros fee.


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As I mentioned on the answer to What if one family member doesn't have a photo ID for domestic air travel in India?, According to the airlines charters for Air India and Jet Airways, as long as you have a government issued photo ID (CBSE will be included in this case as it is on of the major Central Boards for education in India), you should be able to ...


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I submitted exactly those things earlier when I got my Schengen sometime ago (except for the paystubs, even though I had a part time job as a student in my university) and the documents were accepted as complete.


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To answer the first part: You need a photo ID card with a photo and a number which is recognised nationally or at the level of Europe. In the case of all Spanish nationals, this means their ID card called a DNI, or Documento Nacional de Identidad. Only if this has been lost or misplaced would a Spanish national use their passport instead. This card is used ...


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An Italian consulate in the UK is (kind of) in Italy, so they should be able to do things that normally would need to be done in Italy, including handling applications for citizenship. However, you may need to check what rules there are to allow you to become an Italian citizen. There might be rules that you have to live in Italy to become an Italian ...


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Then you have a problem. According to TSA: Q. Can I fly with an expired ID? A. If you lose your primary ID or it has expired, TSA may accept other forms of ID to help verify your identity. So if you have to obtain a driver's license to replace your expired one which for Washington DC, Virginia, or Maryland you will be required to provide proof ...


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"Firstly, is this checking of ID a legal requirements in Spain, or is it just something the hotels seem to like doing?" That's an excellent question, and I've never known whether it is a legal requirement, and if so, whether that is enforced by the city, the state/department/canton, or the country in question. Note that in Spain it is strictly regional. ...


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This seems to be a common practice across Europe that passports/ID are checked at accommodation check-in. Most likely only official government-issued IDs are considered, so most European IDs and all passports. I could not find anything backing this up, a priori no Schengen/Interpol/european law, but I think I heard that multiple times, the only reference I ...



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