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1: Contact police, which you have done. 2: Contact the Russian Embassy in Paris about obtaining an emergency travel document and starting the process of replacing the lost passport - +33 1 45 04 05 50 3: Call the airline and ask what they will accept in lieu of the passport for boarding the flight back to Germany. 4: Contact German Immigration and find ...


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All biometric passports have serial numbers that change when issued. Per this notice from the Singaporean government, this is an ICAO requirement: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=12246 And since virtually all passports are now biometric, even those countries (like Singapore) that did not previously change numbers do so now. Update: Here's ...


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I called the Australian Passport Office, as I couldn't find this information anywhere on their website. They confirmed that passport numbers do indeed change both at a renewal and also at a passport reissue due to name change. Obviously this only applies for Australian passports; I'm unaware of whether this is a general rule for other countries.


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You indicated in a comment that your wife has German citizenship, and that she will be traveling with your daughter (and with you, though that's not relevant for our purposes). Because of those facts, your daughter can benefit from freedom of movement as laid out in directive 2004/38/EC, as the family member of an EU citizen. It's therefore not necessary for ...


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Yes the passport number changes upon renewal. The new passport will have it's own unique identifier i.e. its own passport number. This is a common practice. The old passport number will be invalidated and will appear as such when checked by border officers if you try to use it to travel. As an authoritative reference, the British embassy in Bern confirms ...


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German embassies abroad can provide a "Reiseausweis als Passersatz" for Germans who have lost their papers. This is supposed to be used to get back to Germany, but according to German websites this is accepted by other EU countries as well.


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Yes, your passport number will change. I have looked at my old and new passports (2 UK ones and 3 Australian ones) and the numbers are different for every renewal/replacement. Additionally for me, I have had different issuing offices for each one, so that may be the reason mine have changed.


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I'd try to replace the German passport as quickly as possible. It seems that as a Brazilian citizen, you can enter the UK without visa for six months. But you need a visa to join your family or partner in the UK for a long stay. Assuming that your daughter would want to stay with you long term in the UK, she'd need a visa. Now since she is a German ...


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Is there an online resource about virtually anything and everything? Why yes, it's Wikipedia! More specifically: Information contained in passports: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biometric_passport (see also ICAO Document 9303 if you really want to know everything about passport standards) Security features can be found under the entries for individual ...


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YES I'm an Australian citizen and have had five passports, perhaps six, beginning in 1989. Each time I've renewed my passport over the years the new passport has had a number different to the old one.


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Yes, it will change. A quick google search reveals it certainly does so for all major English-speaking nations. I believe this to be true as a general matter of fact, however I can not find an authoritative reference at the moment. However, Wikipedia says: A standard passport booklet format includes the cover, [...]. Passports have numerical or ...


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Given that it seems that you haven't even applied for your visa yet, it would be highly recommended to apply for a new passport first. A machine readable passport is technically a requirement for entering the US, as well as for obtaining a US visa. Now technically you have an machine readable passport - just one that for some reason can't be read by a ...


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The information page of a passport is an identity document and contains several fragments of personal information that could be useful to an identity thief: your full legal name, date of birth, photograph, etc... Somebody could potentially use that information, along with other details they research about your life and some social engineering, to impersonate ...


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As others have said, your new passport will almost certainly have a new number, and it is this number which you should record on your booking, so that it matches when you get to the airport. However, note that you generally don't have to provide a passport number at time of booking, only before check in, because the airlines / travel agents know that you ...


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US immigration does usually let family members join US citizens in the citizen line. This does not extend to friends. As always, there's a possibility you'll get away with it, but if not, the non-US citizen will be sent to the back of the other line. Source: I'm a UK citizen with US citizen family. Depending on the terminal you enter, whether your friend ...


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Yes, it's safe to remove. Japan and quite a few other countries staple their departure cards to the passport, so immigration authorities are used to seeing staple holes on passport pages.


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It is safe to remove the receipts because you are supposed to return those receipts to the Japan Customs counters right after the passport control. Submit the Proof of Tax-Free Purchase attached to your passport when leaving the country - (Offical) Japan. Tax-free Shopping Guide This leads to another question: "what if I forget to return the ...


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It's not clear if they "tend to", but its clear that sometimes they will, as evidenced by your experience. In general, immigration officals tend not to waste time doing more than finding the space they need before stamping/applying stickers etc. Sometimes you can ask for a stamp or visa in a particular place, but a request is all that is.


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The bio-date page of a passport is the page with your biographical data (name, date of birth, passport number, expiration date, etc...). Most passports will also show your picture on this page, along with the machine readable zone at the bottom. Examples: Public domain Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:GhanaianBio-pp.jpg


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Processing time for routine applications are "approximately six weeks" according to the website of the U.S. Department of State: As of Monday, June 20, 2016, we are processing routine applications in approximately 6 weeks from the time of application. This is up from 4 weeks in 2015. In your case the time from 11 February to sometime in the beginning ...


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I'm not sure if you need a US visa or not - most EU nationals do not require one for tourism, however for reference I am using the photo guidelines for US visas which don't state that your forehead has to be visible: In color Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's total height from the ...


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If I can contribute as someone who used to have to verify identities on a regular basis, a passport is the most secure (and expensive) form of ID issued to the general public. An expired passport continues to be an excellent form of ID even if it's not longer usable for travel, and as quoted elsewhere here from the US State Department, it also continues to ...


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It depends on when the summer school will actually be and up to when you need to attain the required visa. I can see one of the following options: Applying for the visa before you leave for Rome, hoping to get the passport back in time. Attempt to pay more for quicker processing If it doesn’t work, attempt to request it back Applying for the visa after ...


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It's easy to get a ballpark worse-case estimate. If you count one page per trip (one entry stamp and one exit stamp on the same page), 10 years of validity and 24 pages, that's at least between 2 and 3 trips per year. In reality, you will manage more than that (because stamps are small and border guards can put them on pages that have already been used) but ...


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I am American. Things may be different in Australia but probably not. When I renewed my passport, the new passport had a different number. However, I did not lose my old passport. Any visa in it are still valid. I can still use my old passport for many purposes. Book your flight with your old passport. Bring both passports to the airport. There will ...


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You can't nor should transfer the visa to the new passport. What you should do is travel with both passports, and a copy of your marriage certificate, when seeking entry into the USA: Q.4 I currently hold a valid B-1/B-2 visa, which is in my maiden name, in my old passport. I wish to transfer this visa to my new passport, which is in my married name. ...


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First, check if there really is a typo. As pointed out by @J.Constantine in comments, many countries do not put O's (the letter) on passport numbers for exactly this reason. Germany would be an example. As pointed out by @phoog again in comments above, you should be able to tell O from 0 in the machine-readable zone. The letter is oval, and the digit is like ...


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It is vital that you tell the truth when applying for visas or other means of entering countries, such as ESTA. Being found to be lying on your application is the sort of thing that gets you banned from entering the country for a long time. The question asks, in a very clear way, if you ever had a passport from a different country than your current ...


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I know at least one country where you have to hand in your old passport every time you want new one and don't get to keep it unless you explicitly request it and have a good reason for that (like a valid visa). This makes all immigration/visa forms asking for past passport numbers much more difficult to fill in... but it does not change the answer to the ...


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In these cases, the decision-maker has the option, but not the obligation to refuse the application on... Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided ...because when the travel dates are passed, the application's premise may no longer be tenable and hence the application is 'incoherent'. This ...



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