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It was my bad. The visa was stuck in-between pages. The label as pointed out by everybody are bar-coded labels to track the passport as it goes through the system (as far as I could guess and the logic of others seems correct.) Hence answering and closing it, thank you everybody for the efforts.


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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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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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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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You may not need your passport photo countersigning. If you can still be recognised between your old photos and your new ones, and you still have the passport, then you don't need to get your photos countersigned -From the official online passport application page: Everyone must send two new photos, but if you've changed a lot and can't be recognised ...


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Asked and answered here: https://www.quora.com/When-renewing-a-UK-passport-is-it-unnecessary-to-disclose-other-foreign-passports-dual-nationality-to-the-UK-Passport-Agency Reviewing the documents supplied under the FOIA, the most appropriate part of the documentation seems to be this: The Royal Prerogative provides that Passports are issued when the ...


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I just now found out that if you wash your passport and live in west Texas, you can just let it sit on a table in the back yard at midday. That moisture will disappear by the time you finish your second Shiner Bock.


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The most recent document I could find from an official source is this one, dated July 16, 2015 and posted to the CBP web site on August 11, 2015. An excerpt: Citizens of the countries listed below are exempt from the six-month rule and need only have a passport valid for their intended period of stay. ... India ... One reason this information ...


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If your passport has the biometric symbol on the front cover, you should not have a problem using it to enter the US. If you are still concerned and you have or know someone with an NFC equipped Android phone, you can download apps from the Google play store that can read the passport information including your photograph over NFC. e.g. this one, although ...


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When your passport is filled, you get a new one, new number and the old one is cancelled. They do not "continue". If you have long term visas in your old passport, you can bring the old passport as well as the new one when you travel to those destinations.


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I give this answer without any guarantees about what happens when applying from the State itself. However, when you apply for a renewal from abroad via an embassy, they also let you keep the passport because you may well need it in the meantime (even if over a year's validity remaining). I was told via a phone call from the Passport Office in Dublin that ...


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It Needs to be valid on Arrival, that's it. It's the info airlines have and what's enforced by Japanese Immigration. How do I know? Timatic is your friend - ask at any airline counter :)


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It can often be hard to find out in advance for some countries whether they require six months validity or not, so the safest option is always ensuring your passport is renewed well before that six month period. Fortunately though, for Japan, there's a fairly authoritative answer on this: Some Asian countries require 6 months passport validity for me to ...


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There is no such visa. Every country has its own entry requirements, which will depend on your citizenship, purpose of your visit, and other criteria. While there are some supranatural agreements (Schengen being the most significant) that grant visa holders access to more than one country, every nation considers its ability to admit and refuse foreigners as ...


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I'll bite. A UN passport (indeed, not a visa, but still only one document).


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All EU citizens are allowed to enter Ukraine without visa and Poland is not an exclusion. However, you cannot use ID-card for crossing the border, as stated here (Ukrainian version) by the State Border Guard Service. I am almost sure that you won't be able to make a transit (or airport transfer) with ID as well. Documents required for crossing the state ...


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I believe you are referring to an article similar to this one from The Guardian which the British media have been reporting since 5th May 2016. You are right in thinking that the US 'may' turn away British passport holders if they do not have a biometric passport. However it sounds like you do have a biometric passport which were first issued in the UK in ...


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Resolution: Went to passport agency in LA at 5:30am (opens at 7am). Luckily they were able to take me without an appointment and received a renewed passport by 3pm the same day. Thank you all for your feedback.


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I don't recall exactly how it came but I do recall that I didn't immediately recognize it was the passport despite knowing it was coming.


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It should come to you in a large priority mail envelope (like this, or here's a fragment of one that is actually from a passport renewal). It won't say "here's your passport" on it in giant letters, but it will be clearly marked as coming from the US Department of State. If you paid for overnight delivery, I believe they send it FedEx Overnight in a FedEx ...


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It has been a couple of year since my last renewal, but it came in a simple envelope, no words on the outside other than address information. Though it is pretty easy to guess if you handle the envelope.


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A standard passport has about 30 visa pages (varies slightly from country to country). Most passport have a 10 year validity. That means 3 visa pages per year. For the average (leisure) traveller, which probably travels at most once a year to a country that will put a stamp (or often two) in their passport, that means there's really no need to conserve ...


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You can request the expedited service by mail for renewing your passport. And they will renew it in 3 weeks only (instead of the 8 weeks it could take) paying $60 extra. It will be somehow faster if you go either to a Passport Agency in person or use the services of a passport expediting company. However this option will also take more than 1 week. You ...


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They have to stamp hundreds of passports every day, and I have seen them tending to use a new blank page if available. You can still ask them politely and nicely to put the stamp in a specific page though! What I usually do it nicely ask them to place the stamp in a specific page and quickly mention them that I'm trying to save up some page space. Here is ...


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In addition to the passport validity problem Crazydre points out, you're assuming the Consular Agency there can renew your passport in a couple of days, with several of those days being on a weekend. There's no particular reason to believe they can do it so quickly. You'd also need to have passport photos and the other required documents to process your ...


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The Cayman Islands require US passports to be valid for the period of intended stay, meaning if the Airline decides to double check, you won't be able to board the flight. What's more, even if you do get on you just might get sent back at the border (although border guards may choose to give leeway if it's just about one day)


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An unexpired Vietnam Passport will allow entry back into Vietnam. Assuming you still have a valid citizenship in Vietnam


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The front of my old passport (which I had to change early because of USDHS new rules) was pretty much unreadable like yours for several years, but immigration seemed unconcerned about it for the places I went to. I think they are probably much more concerned about the condition of the inside of the passport than the outside, so if your ID page is still ...


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I seriously doubt there exists an international standard for what counts as "damaged passport". Surely missing or torn pages and any damage to the machine readable strip rendering it not-machine-readable will make it damaged but beyond that? I am afraid this falls under "I know it when I see it". The UK Government has a document on it, though; A damaged ...


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You can't. Entry to Australia requires "a valid passport or other acceptable travel document", which for an Indian citizen means an Indian passport. Once you have the passport, you will need to apply for a Visitor visa (subclass 600). At time of writing, these take about three weeks to process in India


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You are stranded without your passport, from the sound of your comments without money too and with an expired visa. This doesn't sound like something that can be answered generically, other than the advice to ask your embassy for help.


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As well as the restrictions on travelling to the UK alone if you are under 18, where the border guard is probably required to verify that you have parental consent, the automated process requires you to self-certify that you have entered the correct particulars. There is a minimum age below which you will not be considered legally competent to do that, and ...


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See the information for if you are under 18 traveling to the UK. For example, a person under 18 traveling alone needs written consent to travel to the UK from their parent or guardian. Checking that would be very difficult to automate.



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