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The Embassy of Sweden in Pristina has some information regarding travelling to and from Kosovo on its homepage. It is could certainly be applied to travellers with other nationalities as well. In- och utresebestämmelser EU-medborgare är sedan 8 maj 2013 tillåtna att vid in- och utresa i Kosovo presentera en giltig identitetshandling i form av ...


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For the UK, you don't need to apply for a new visa if your passport expires. You can either travel with both your old passport (with the visa in it) and your new passport or pay a fee to transfer the visa to the new passport. But that's only true if the visa itself is still valid. On the other hand, if the visa has an expiration date, then it's almost ...


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I am not 100% sure if I understand you correctly, so let me recapture: You have a valid U.S. visa, but the surname and given name appear are transposed Your visa is in your old passport In your new passport, the surname and given name are combined into your given name, and the surname remains blank If this is the case, you should (please thoroughly read ...


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I visited Israel in August 2012 after having been in Iran in January that year. The first immigration person I got was not happy about the Iranian visa and stamp, and seemed incredulous that I would ever want to go there. He actually said "There is nothing worth seeing in Iran". He asked me a lot of pointed questions, and was slightly aggressive, then sent ...


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I managed to preserve two facing pages of my passport for about 6 months by stapling them together. Most immigration agents didn't even notice there was more than one page there, and thus utilised every last bit of remaining available space on the other pages. It was only when I went to Japan, with pretty much every other page jam-packed, that they applied ...


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Children do need some documentation in any case. In the past, children could also be included in their parents' passports but I think this is being phased out. In fact, the requirements are often even more stringent for a child than for an adult because if the child does not appear to be yours (distinct surname), merely having a passport or ID card might ...


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The US 90-day clock works differently than in the EU. It resets as soon as you leave North America. So you should be fine to come back for up to another 90 days, provided the CBP officers don't have reason to think you are trying to immigrate illegally...


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Within the Schengen Area, there are no border checks between countries. This is actually by law; a Schengen country can't introduce systematic passport checks at the border with another Schengen country even if they wanted to. So you should have no trouble moving around within the Schengen area. If you choose to leave the Schengen area of course, you would ...


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Rules in the US are usually the same for layover/transit and for entering the country so I don't think the fact that you would be transiting exempts you from any passport validity requirement. In your case, however, it seems Hong Kong is on the list of countries whose citizens can enter the US even if their passport expires less than six months after their ...


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As long as the visa is valid (not expired and does not have any corners cut or holes punched through it - when the passport was cancelled), you can still use that visa. I had been doing it for a few years prior to gaining British nationality. Simply bring your current passport together with the cancelled passport containing the visa - and you will be fine. ...


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There is no reason why they would put an entry stamp on a citizen's passport - you can come and go as you please, esp. within the EU. Using your German passport could be a problem - most dual-nationality countries require you to use their passport and not the other one(s). Asia on the other hand is stamp-happy. My Japanese wife's passport has more in-out ...


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You certainly don't need to take your passport everywhere. Whether you need to have an ID on you at all times and what is accepted depends on the country. In most cases, being able to produce your passport the next day should be OK (but there are exceptions like the Netherlands where not having a recognized ID on you makes you liable for a fine, no matter ...


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No, you can't use a driving license, because what is required is not just a proof of identity but a proof of nationality. You could have a driving license if you were a British resident, and it wouldn't give the right to enter Switzerland without a visa. Generally speaking, you need a national identity card or a passport. You can consult the Swiss list of ...


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If the passport number, and the passport number listed on the visa, do not match then this mismatch could cause serious difficulties during travel. For example, a border control officer could conclude that she was somehow trying to use somebody else's visa to enter the country. She should contact the US agency which issued her visa, tell them about the ...


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When you go to pick up your new passport, ask to keep the old one. They will void it by clipping a corner or punching a hole through it, but that is sufficient to establish the connection between the passport number on the ticket and your identity.


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First, you usually need a passport or national ID to get on the plane (using web check-in you might get around that, depending on airport, airline and boarding procedure details). Furthermore, Even if you don't need a passport for border checks within the Schengen area, it is still always highly recommended to take a passport or ID card with you, so you ...


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In Portugal, being a British citizen gives you some extra rights (you can work without permit, stay there longer than 90 days, use the “EU passport” lane at the border and wouldn't need entry and exit stamps) but you can also enter easily with your Australian passport (no visa needed for a short stay) so nothing to worry about. In the UK, since you are a ...


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As shown by Wikipedia, Australian citizens can enter the Schengen area (including Portugal) and stay for up to 90 days out of any 180.


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This just happened to me about 1 hour ago in Aruba. I was told by the US immigration officials (at the remote preclearance outpost in Aruba) that my passport, drivers license, and work ID didn't look like me. They were each of different vintages, but all between 8-12 yrs old. I do look different now (thinner, mostly - but only about 18 lbs) but what a ...


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According to Timatic, you can enter Britain on an expired British passport, providing it is endorsed "British Citizen" (or some other endorsement indicating right of abode in the UK). The idea is that all British citizens are allowed to enter Britain: they don't need permission, just proof of that status. An expired passport proves citizenship just as well ...


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A substitute for silica is rice - that is more easily available. Submerge your passport in rice with all the pages separated.


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One very fast and reliable way it to simply leave your open passport next to a fan - put a fan onto a table and put the passport onto some raised object in front of the fan. Once the pages closest to the fan dry out (which is like in half an hour) you can proceed to other pages. Alternatively you can interleave the pages with something like pens or similar ...


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There is no requirement to consistently enter a country with the same (nationality) passport for your entire lifetime. You can enter the USA as an Italian citizen (subject to the normal procedures such as ESTA), without reference to your Argentinian citizenship at all.


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You could dry the pages with paper towels as much as possible, then hang it to dry on a string with the pages spread out or separated by bits of paper towel- don't leave them in contact with each other wet or they may stick together. Change the paper towels for dry ones periodically as it dries. You could also put it in a container with some silica gel, but ...


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Agreements tend to be reciprocal (although I would not be surprised if some weren't) but many countries also simply decide unilaterally to grant visa-free entry to citizens of other countries. You don't need an agreement for that. For example, compare the visa policy of Haiti (certainly a very open country, on paper) and requirements for Haitian citizens. ...


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No matter how ‘gender-neutral’ our culture tends to be, many women have big issues with stripping in front of or being touched by unknown men. To a lesser extent, some men have similar issues. It is an issue in WC or changing rooms, but when it comes to travelling, there are issue with personal control. If there is be a need for personal control, then men ...


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It is an ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standard, and as you know ICAO is the organization that standardize all international travel documents. From the document ICAO 9303 (Machine readable Travel Documents) which regulates all kinds of travel documents worldwide including passports: 11/II Sex of the holder, to be specified by use of ...


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As the other answerers point out, the best thing to do is to renew your passport asap. You may also want to consider emigrating to Europe. You will then be subject to less passport controls, so if you keep on gaining weight, you won't have this problem anymore. When I flew from Norway to Germany last year, it struck me that I had not shown my passport to ...


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The real answer, is something that very few people know. Basically the passport is a VERY important document. Everyone knows how much of a hassle it is if you lost it. So suppose someone finds a misplaced passport. Now, how will he return it? How will he trace that person who is the poor, sad, troubled owner of the passport? Well, the fail-safe way is to ...


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As the other answers have already mentioned: get a new passport with current photograph ASAP. Anything else is folly. Give the Indian embassy in Oslo a call. It might be possible they can issue a passport, so you don't have to go back to India for one. If they can't do that they should be able to advice you on the best cause of action.


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You are probably running into several acts and regulations here, both of the issuing and the visiting country, each with vague and legalese description of what to do and what not to do. The most relevant legal text is in this particular case probably the Norwegian alien regulation (Utlendingsforskriften), which in § 4-12 states that when entering or leaving ...


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Lets reiterate You had a problem with your current passport People were not accepting (or at least easily) other means of identification It seems you were just let go on that occasion because people had "better things to do". Even if by all laws your current passport (or other documents provided) should work, you already know that this didn't impress ...


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Get your passport renewed as soon as possible. It's a cheap option compared with being denied boarding of a flight or entry to a country. Since it expires in less than a year, you were probably going to want to renew soon anyway, as some countries need 6 months of validity. In the meantime I would recommend carrying several pieces of photo ID with you, ...


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I know your question is totally based on the Schengen area of Europe, and its controls; however, I read an answer to a different question and it included a synopsis of a FAQ on the U.S. Department of State website, which I will add here as well. Do I need to take a new photo if I recently dyed my hair a new color or grew a beard? New photos are only ...


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I think just the fact that it's one of the few attributes of a person that is generally verifiable (through birth records), and will never change, makes it useful to include on a passport or other document of identity. You can change your country of citizenship, your name, and even your sex, but the circumstances of your birth will never change.


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Any country can emit a passport for any person regardless of its citizenship. Case in point, France does not recognize a passport as a proof of citizenship for its own citizen. (In BOLD here and here for french readers) The passport is an official travel document stating to other countries that the holder is recognized as specified. Having a passport from a ...


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People do change in time, this is a fact an no one can do anything about it unless you really stick to a strict life style. Considering that, you have two options: An expensive quick solution: Renew your passport, even if it is not expired. I am sure I have seen passport renewal forms with a checkbox saying "due to change in looks" or something like that. ...


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I think the opposite is also known to happen (i.e. people getting through with another person's passport based on a vague similarity). Photos just aren't very reliable. It's difficult to judge without seeing your picture but I would therefore expect that with full documentation (especially a UK residence permit, even without biometrics!) most border guards ...


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It's not the happiest of reasons, but quite a few countries care not just what your country of citizenship is, but where you or your family is originally from. For example, India imposes additional restrictions on anybody of Pakistani origin, anybody born in the ex-USSR must prove they have renounced their citizenship if applying for a Russian visa, people ...



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