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The sensible thing to do is to take your business elsewhere. I understand the need to hand over the passport. There is no need. Your passport does not belong to you, so it is not appropriate for anybody to use it as security against a loan or rental. If an organization insists on using a passport as anything other than an identity document, you should ...


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I wonder whether leaving a passport card would be acceptable. On a recent trip to Jamaica, we flew in so had to use our book passports, but we each also have passport cards, and we had them with us. I'd have hated for the passport card to have been stolen or lost, but even if it had, we'd have still had our book passports, so no issues as far as when we ...


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As a hack, you could buy an imitation/"novelty" passport (maybe in the name of an imaginary country), which the average bike-rental attendant may not be able to identify, and which doesn't carry any risk to you of being misused. Using such a passport to cross a border or as identification to officials or police is doubtless illegal and a bad idea, but for ...


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I live in Chile and you are not legally forced to carry your passport anywhere if you stay in chile. You will need some form of identification though, in case the police wants to see your ID, and the only legal one for foreigners is the passport. What the driver did is illegal. The best advice is to always carry a photocopy of your passport and handle ...


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Depends on your country, but I usually handle such situations using my official government-issued ID card instead of passport. It's official enough for many places, however still not as useful as passport for eventual criminal activity. And, more importantly, you still keep you passport so you won't risk problems with going back home.


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Don't use them. It's really that simple. The only people who need to see your passport are immigration and border control, or law enforcement. If you're asked to submit your passport to confirm your ID, that's acceptable so long as you don't allow it to leave your hand, or if at a bank or similar, passing over the counter on the understanding it never ...


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On a trip to Amsterdam I had the same problem trying to hire a bike and I decided not to handle my passport. If they lose or misplace your passport, you are on your own, in a foreign country without a passport. I would be more in peace of mind if they hold my credit card than my passport, but they would not take it as safeguard so, no bike ride.


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Do you really have to leave a passport? Would a credit card suffice instead? In Istanbul, to rent an audio guide at many public attractions, they often want you to leave a passport or identity document, or failing that a credit card, as security. This is to encourage you to return the audio equipment at the end of the tour. I haven't actually seen this ...


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You already cover the sensible things that I would also do, especially online reviews and making a copy. Perhaps you could take a photograph of the person you handed it to? If you wish to go further, I have one possible suggestion: I recently bought a bike and took it for a test ride. To do so, I gave them my credit card and driving licence which they put ...


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TL;DR - You can renew the passport whenever you like. In 2011 I held a 5-year passport that was due to expire in -- IIRC -- 2013. I was still enrolled at university at the time, which made me temporarily exempt from military service. Since males of the appropriate age need approval (a specific form) from the military commissariat for an international ...


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No, it does not need to match. I have a UK EHIC card (bound to my insurance as a UK resident) and have a passport of another EU state, that is totally fine and worked well so far. As you can see in the terms of how to apply, you can apply for an EHIC card as a national of the UK, EEA and Switzerland. All what counts is your proof of residency. (That ...


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Short answer (with thanks to commenters): Yes, you can travel with the existing visa, and no, you do not need to apply for a new visa. However, you need to be sure that the visa in your old passport has not been invalidated (possibly due to a hole through the complete passport), and take your old passport with you. That question is answered here. More ...


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For Pakistan, British passports simply need to be valid for the period of intended stay. For those needing a visa the embassies (as opposed to Pakistani immigration) have stricter requirements, but for you only the rules of Pakistani immigration apply. And they only require it to be valid for the perod of stay.


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Of course, there is no way you will be able to directly enter an enemy country from inside Israel unless you want to illegally cross the border to Syria or Libanon — not recommended. So your friend’s travel will always be via a third country. Israeli law requires you to enter and exit Israel on your Israeli passport if you have one, but once you enter ...


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"Bio" invariably either refers to biology (e.g., biochemistry, bio-informatics, biodegradability, bio-weapons) or is an abbreviation for biography (used on its own or, e.g., in biopic). In the context of travel, it's also the IATA code for Bilbao airport. In this case, only the second makes sense: it's asking for the photo page of your passport that has ...


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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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You can safely use your passport - as its used to check your identity only; and of course there are no immigration controls within the US. You can also safely exit the US (there is no exit immigration in the US) - but of course you cannot come back in if your visa is no longer valid. I would try to get your status normalized though, simply because this ...


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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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Passports are reported lost and stolen every day, so you would imagine that online passport validity verification is performed as a matter of course. According to this article from 2014, this may not in fact be happening: The international police organisation, Interpol, says its stolen and lost travel documents database is used on a routine basis by ...


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There are really two parts to this: Is your passport still valid? - It has not expired, but it has been suspended. This suspension is requested from the HHS to the US State Department. A suspended passport is no longer a valid travel document. Does it say why its suspended? - No real way to know this. Definitely the airlines don't know this. If your ...


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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 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 seems clearly that any person without a passport will be denied to board the plane. HOWEVER, IF A PERSON applies to the us embassy for a temporary pass, then he or she will have no issue. This is just common sense and without reading any law, but emergencies happen and so many considerations may be taken by immigration Agents or airports to facilitate in ...


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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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If you are from a country whose citizens can enter the UK with a national ID card in lieu of a passport, then yes, you can fly to the UK with your national ID card and no passport. Those countries are the countries of the EU and the EEA, plus Switzerland. https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control/before-you-leave-for-the-uk. Note that the "ID card" here is a ...


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To give you a short answer: As a Norwegian, you do need a passport to travel to Germany (irrelevant of age). Even if chances are very high that noone will check either your or your child's passport, foreign citizens need a passport or approved substitute (e.g. national id card from an EEA country) to enter or stay in Germany (AufenthG § 3 Passpflicht).


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Airline rules The airline rules are a bit ambiguous, according to Customer Service at SAS. Infants need to have a passport, but you will most likely not have to show it. But if they ask for it, then you need to be able to show some form of identification, a passport, a birth certificate or something else, if there exist alternatives. So, according to ...


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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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I traveled with my minor son this year. His visa expiry date is 16/07/2016. We entered the USA on 25th April 2016 and came back to India on the 6th of June 2016. So I don't think its true that you cannot travel before six month or three month of expiry of passport.


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So now the last name for my dad is different in his passport and my passport. This was not a problem when I was applying, I doubt it has changed since then. There are plenty of colorful family name combinations. For example, in my family I am the only one that has my father's first name as my last name - all my siblings have my father's last name as their ...


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Contact your country's embassy or consulate to report the issue, as officially the passport belongs to the country, not to you. Most embassies will not do much directly on your behalf, but most do have lists of suggested lawyers they can give you, through which you can pursue legal action. You can contact the Royal Thai Police and file a complaint. But if ...


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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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He doesn't travel until the visa is issued. Depending on the airline and the conditions under which the ticket was issued, he might be able to get the ticket changed to another day or get a part-refund.


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google says that for EU visitors the passport must be valid for the duration of the stay, and that for non-EU visitor, it must be valid 3 months to the date of departure. http://www.worldtravelguide.net/cyprus/passport-visa


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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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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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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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Yes it is. A residency visa (like yours) is not subject to the normal requirements that a temporary visit visa (such as the one on-arrival or transit) are subject to. Have a safe trip.


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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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If you are US citizen, no. The airplane won't let you on board. If you are a Colombian citizen, and the USA doesn't want you to stay in the USA, they will likely find a way to get you to Colombia without a passport. If you are citizen of an unrelated country (say British), the USA won't mind, but the airline won't let you on board. You should immediately ...


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You should have immediately reported the loss of your passport to your embassy. For details on doing this, click here Passports: A passport valid for six months is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Colombia. So no, you cannot enter Colombia without a passport if you are one of the above nationalities, which I ...


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Clearly, answer that with yes, and in the data fields write 'unknown' or leave them blank. It should work without problems; I personally know people in that situation that do so, and never have any issues.


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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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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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There is no rule like that in the Schengen regulations so, as far as EU law is concerned, it is not mandatory to identify yourself as an EU citizen when crossing an external Schengen border. Theoretically, there could be some rules like that at the member state level (e.g. it could be mandatory to present a French passport when entering France) but that's ...


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You won't be able to travel legally with only the residence permit (permesso di soggiorno). You also need your titolo di vaggio per stranieri (refugee travel document). This passport-replacing document will allow you to visit other Schengen states visa-free for 90-in-180 days, and also apply for visas to visit any other countries, for example the UK or USA. ...


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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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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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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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