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I have direct experience with this; not actually in flight thank goodness, but in transit. My daughter was born prematurely in Shanghai last year during a short layover between Paris and Auckland. My wife and I only had limited 48-hour transit visas for China and our flight was due to depart about 10 hours after she was admitted to hospital at the beginning ...


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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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Your question is explicitly addressed by the rules. Paragraph 12 of the UK Immigration Rules states... A person claiming to be a British citizen must prove that he has the right of abode in the United Kingdom by producing either: (i) a United Kingdom passport describing him as a British citizen or as a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies ...


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Some countries apply restrictions on tourists (e.g. still having 3 to 6 months validity left on the passport) but I would expect that just about any country in the world would accept a valid passport from their own citizens, even if it expires the day after. Many countries, including the UK, even officially accept expired passports in this situation.


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It varies according to country. And if the country does not have a rule, there is a United Nations directive that kicks in to prevent the baby from being stateless. In the United Kingdom, your question is explicitly addressed in the British Nationality Act 1981. For the purposes of this Act a person born outside the United Kingdom aboard a ship or ...


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Yes, you have to change the passport. This tells * : Was viele nicht wissen – wenn Ihr Baby, Kleinkind oder Kind zum Zeitpunkt Ihrer Reise keine Ähnlichkeit mehr hat mit dem Lichtbild im Pass, dann kann es sein, dass der Pass nicht mehr akzeptiert und für ungültig erklärt wird. or, in English, What many do not know - if your baby, toddler, or ...


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If you have an NFC-capable phone, you can get an app which scans a passport's chip. I've tested it successfully on my New Zealand passport. Even if the data is encrypted, at least you'll know it's scanning correctly. Android example: NPC Passport Reader


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I can't speak for Germany specifically, as each country sets its own guidelines for this, but there is a general obligation to get a new passport if your appearance changes drastically. However, this is usually intended at adults only, and the US even exempts children officially as long as the change is due to the "normal aging process": You may have to ...


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Trying to find a workaround this will get you into an even bigger mess. I understand how these situations come to be in the first place but the correct procedure to fix this is to either get an affidavit which suggests that the date on the School Leaving Certificate is incorrect or get the School Leaving Certificate fixed. Either way, not doing this at ...


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Yes, in principle you should have gotten an entry stamp for the Schengen area. It seems the French border guard did not follow the rules. I don't think the UK border guards generally put exit stamps in passports, I believe the UK authorities should have gotten a passenger list from IDBUS so you should be fine as far as the UK is concerned. As far as ...


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You can not travel with an cancelled passport irregardless of the former expiration date. Once they have marked the passport as cancelled it is no lonver a valid document for travel. The airline will not let you board with an invalid passport, your home country's immigration will likely not let you leave the country and Singapore won't let you in if you ...


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Submitting educational certificates is not essential for getting a passport. I checked on the Government of India website for passports and it looks like you can use the birth certificate as proof of date of birth and Aadhar Card as proof of address. For non-ECR, you could use 12th class or college certificate which generally do not mention date of birth. ...


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My question is: the next time she exits New Zealand to go back to Korea, what passport should she use? The easiest way to do this is the following: Book the tickets using her Korean name. Because she will use both passports (and therefore both names) at different times during travel, her Korean name is the only one that appears in both passports (as ...


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Probably more down to the terms and conditions of the tickets rather than any security/passport issues. In the UK, if I fly British Airways (domestic or international), I may show passport/ID at the desk (if I haven't checked in via the web and already have boarding pass etc), I've never been asked after that. If I travel on any of the UK budget airlines, ...


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In short, don't worry about it. As long as the first name and last name in the passport match, you should be good to go. Middle names are generally ignored in flight reservations: many legacy systems can't even handle them, so they get shoehorned into the first name and often truncated in the process. You're not going to find an 'official' source for ...


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I think you have the basics right. In your case, both passports could let you enter Germany but the US also has a rule that US citizens must use their US passport to enter the country (I think European countries, including Germany, are much less concerned about that). Since the US uses airline data to replace exit immigration and checks passenger manifests ...


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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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