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Missing pages generally invalidate a passport. Depending on how cleanly they were removed, a casual inspection might not notice, but if noticed, you will at the very least be in for some heavy questioning, and may be denied boarding/entry. Applying for a new passport is strongly advisable.


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You're relying on the desk agent (if flying), the border guard and the CBP (2-3 checks going there), and 2-3 checks coming back. Very unlikely, and a bad idea. If caught, ignorance is never accepted as a valid excuse, and you might get blacklisted in future. Like Vegas, the risk outweighs the reward, not worth the gamble ;)


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In my opinion, when in doubt it's always better to err on the safe side and get a new passport. Last thing you want to happen is to get bounced back at immigration checks due to a damaged passport. Quoting from my other answer on the topic: I checked the definitions of damaged passports and there seems to be a common denominator across countries. A ...


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Dual national here, and a holder of multiple passports from the same country before I became one. I usually travel with all the passports I expect to need on a given trip, and no more. This always means my 'home' passport, plus my other passport if there's a good reason for it: returning to 'other home', one nationality is visa-free but the other isn't, ...


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Speaking from experience (2 double-entry visas for me, and a few multi-entry visas for someone else), there's definitely both an entry and an exit stamp for each entry. Of course, there can always be exceptions - I don't think passport stamps are ever 100% reliable - some border agents may not know all the rules, etc. Some border crossings can be really ...


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There is a question dealing specifically with entry to the United States for foreign citizens on the CBP site. For Mexican citizens: A visa and passport are not required of a Mexican national who is in possession of a Form DSP-150, B-1/B-2 Visa and Border Crossing Card*, containing a machine-readable biometric identifier, issued by the Department of ...


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Yes you will have problems, you will not be allowed to enter with an expired passport.


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I emailed the embassy of the USA, and their answer was that once I left the US soil, there is no procedure to report a departure in case of lost I94. They added that a stamp obtained when entering another country (crossing the land border to Canada in my case) was enough to prove I left the USA. For a next visit to the USA, I shall keep the entry stamp as ...


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Looking at my passport, I can assure you that the standard is to stamp on each entry and on each exit - on the first empty page of the passport, not (necessarily) on the opposite page of the visa. Since multiple entry visa can last a year, and you might travel to other countries between your first and last visit on the visa, there might be other stamps and ...


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There are no border/immigration checks between Scotland and England since, at the time of writing, they're part of the same country - United Kingdom. Hence you won't have to show your passport to immigration officers when entering Scotland from England and vice versa. You will nevertheless need to prove your ID to airline staff before boarding intra-UK ...


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As a Bulgarian passport holder, you are an EU citizen. Germany cannot prevent you from entering Germany on the basis of your citizenship. You should have no problem returning to the US through Berlin. At check-in on your return trip, the airline will check your US passport to ensure that you have the right to enter the US in Chicago. When passing through ...


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As the answer by JoErNanO says, there are no passport checks within the United Kingdom. The border between England and Scotland is largely unmarked. Moreover, no one can require ID from you at random, the UK is not a police state. If you are travelling by air within the United Kingdom (from London to Edinburgh for example) it is not legally necessary to ...


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According to the Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you need to notify Australia of your new passport before you travel, even if you have a visa label in your old passport. Australian visas are linked to your passport number, and travelers might not have a visa label in their passports at all. If you read the form instructions for ...


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I'm not sure how old you look, but assuming you were able to get to Vegas, you may encounter another problem: getting into the casinos or getting a drink. I've had a liquor serving license in two US states (Texas and Louisiana). Both trainings associated with licenses instructed me to ask for a valid passport for those that did not have a United States ID ...


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This is only a recommendation from the consulates, as the time deadlines for a new passport creation are up to 3 months, so if you want to get a new passport when your old one is about to expire in 2 months, you could get into to situation when you have no valid passport. The only restriction is that you can't get a new passport without invalidation the old ...


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For the first part of your question "what UK Immigration...check in their computer"... Immigration Officers at the border are obliged to examine all passports at ports of entry and to check them against the records stored upon our database; this is accomplished by means of the scanning process you have observed. I can confirm, however, that the ...


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First of all, these two types of passport all equal for the person that owns them - they are totally acceptable all across the world. But for the new-style biometric passport there is an opportunity to add some bio-parameter to the chip of the passport. This service isn't required, and still being in test period, but for some countries it can save a lot of ...


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You have a refugee travel document issued by Italy and wish to know if you can travel to Australia visa-free with this document. Unfortunately, no, you cannot use Australia's ETA programme with a refugee travel document; only passports are allowed. However, you can still obtain a regular visitor visa and can apply online for it.


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It is fine to leave Australia on your Aussie passport and present your UK passport when you arrive. It's common practice for dual nationals. Upon arrival, join the EU queue. And yes, it will be faster most of the time. They are entitled to ask how long you have been out of the UK and where you have been since you last left. For your other question: are ...


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In the time when I needed visas to enter Russia I queued at their consulates on three different continents. I have also queued at various bureaucracies inside Russia. On balance, I saw no difference between the two. It's part of what is and I doubt that questions put directly to staff will yield up anything more valuable. In my experience each Russian ...


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TL;DR: No. The situation you describe is almost certainly entirely the Russians' own doing. The host country for an embassy gets very little say about that embassy's activities. They can refuse the letters of credence of an incoming ambassador, but this is a major diplomatic snub and is not too far off from breaking diplomatic relations entirely. They ...


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The Department of State advises: If your passport has been significantly damaged, especially the book cover or the page displaying your personal data and photo, you will need to apply for a new passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the ...


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I don't think you are entitled to travel with just that. For example, the official guidance for law enforcement personnel explains that De geprivilegieerdenkaart van Buitenlandse Zaken geeft, samen met een geldig reisdocument, de houder het recht het Schengengebied binnen te komen (en daar te reizen). In English: The geprivilegieerdenkaart from ...


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The Dutch national ID card, can indeed be used as a travel document within the EEA and Switzerland. This is true for various other ID cards released by countries inside the EEA and Switzerland. Since the EEA includes the EU, and Hungary is inside the EU you should be able to fly to Budapest with your Dutch ID card.


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The advantage highly depends on your type of traveling and what passports you have. If you have dual citizenship of 2 nations in conflict (Israel / Iran etc) I would never carry both. The risk of discovery and the ensuing questions is just too high. If you are more likely to lose some of your belongings but not all of them (business travel), take both with ...


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According to this page, you still need a valid passport in order to transit Ukraine.


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It seems like a good measure to allow only in-person photos to be taken. There are some standars that must be followed for the photography to be valid, for instance (in Brazil, at least), you should not wear anything that covers your face (face here, means from one ear to other and from your chin to your forehead). That is, you cannot have earrings, ...


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It's fine, at least as far as the airline is concerned. This situation is very common and airlines are quite used to dealing with it, plus all they care about is whether you will be let into your destination. So: Book your ticket with the name in your Canadian passport. Show the Canadian passport when checking in for your flight. Show your Bahraini ...


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In addition to VMAtm's answer, for practical purposes, also consider the field on the passport application where you have to select whether it's your first passport, or whether you're getting it in exchange of a used/damaged/lost one. 9 Получение паспорта Первичное Взамен использованного Взамен испорченного Взамен утраченного When ...


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I overstayed by two hours (missed my flight connection in Joburg) and I'm banned for a period of 12 months. However, I did't get a fine. I would have absolutely loved to pay the fine, because now i'm not able to visit my fiancé in SA up until Januari 31 2016. My advice: pay the fine, especially when you met someone there.



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