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If you're paying for your passport application in the United States, you make your check or money order payable to "U.S. Department of State". You don't need to write anything other than this as the payee on this check. If you're paying for your passport outside the United States, contact the embassy or consulate for payment instructions.


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Unless you are transiting Hong Kong for less than 7 days to/from Mainland China, your mainland PRC passport by itself is not enough to visit Hong Kong. I believe you would apply for a Hong Kong entry permit from a Chinese consulate in the US.


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As jcaron pointed out, details vary from country to country. Some general remarks: In some European countries, residents are required to register with the municipal authorities of their primary place of residence. But that's really a detail for the Expatriates site. It becomes relevant to the Travel site when you consider that hotels would be an obvious ...


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Yes, you have to go through immigration and passport control when flying from Romania to Italy, but your passport will only be stamped if your are a non-EU/EEA citizen. If you e.g. have a Romanian passport, your passport will not be stamped when entering Italy.


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Romania has not yet been integrated into the Schengen border-control-free travel area, so there will be passport control between Romania and Italy. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen/index_en.htm


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For a correction in your name, it is possible to contact the Indian embassy nearest to you in the US. You can call them directly and ask your query. You would ideally need to apply for a reissue of your passport for name correction. This requires you to fill out a new application form, send a copy of your residence permit etc., which can be obtained from ...


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Sure. Join the spy agency of your country, and they will issue you another passport with altered details for your work. If you only want to change your age, join the Chinese gymnastics team. If you have documents to prove that you have another legal name, or that the details on an existing passport are wrong, you should be able to have a passport reissued. ...


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Age is not listed on the passport, only your date of birth. If you want to change the date of birth, this means that either there was a clerical error in the previous passport, or some other adjustment has to be made. Either way, you'll have to provide supporting documents justifying the change; in most countries you cannot have two "active" passports. ...


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The correct/incorrect dichotomy is not exhaustive. Even if your passport was correct but you have changed your name (for example, you married and decided to take your husband's surname), for USA citizens, you must get a new passport.


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In the countries I'm familiar with, it is illegal (for most people) to hold two different, valid passports. In certain circumstances, it may be permitted for diplomats or others who may need to keep the fact that they visited country A hidden from country B. If you need to change information on your passport, then your country's passport office should have ...


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It depends on why you want to do it. If your current passport is incorrect, you ought to be able to get a new passport with the correct information. Your current passport will be cancelled when the new one is isssued. If your current passport is correct, then you won't be able to get a new passport with a different age, because that would be fraudulent.


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Whatever you don - don't show aussie immigration your expired aussie passport, use a photo or photocopy of it. Immigration officials are instructed to confiscate expired passports on the spot that have not been officially 'disabled', usually done when you send it's sent in for renewal. Applying for a replacement passport without the old one is more ...


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On one on my last trips, in the immigration counter next to me, the agent was telling a traveler (with issues with dual nationality) that Colombia couldn't refuse colombian nationals the entry to Colombia, but if they want to leave the country again they had to resolve the problem with the colombian passport. So I think that you won't have problems entering ...


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Most commonly this is an issue when travelling between the countries of your nationality, which has been well-answered by other people. Otherwise, it may be an issue if you have visa-free travel to a particular third country under one nationality and not the other - in which case, obviously, use the passport that you don't need a visa in. There is the case ...


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The list of documents required to allow non-ECR is here. They include (I'm not going to reproduce the entire list): Educational matriculation (passing 10th grade counts) Evidence that you're a tax-payer Gazetted government servants (and relatives) Anyone over 50 or under 18 Professional degree holders Others (see the website)


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Just more proof that the so-called World Passport is not recognised and can get you into trouble: Mos Def To Stand Trial Over 'World Passport' Rapper Mos Def is to stand trial in South Africa after attempting to leave the country using a "world passport". The American was trying to fly out of Cape Town last week when he handed immigration ...


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Travelling without passport is not allowed by the Government rules.


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HMPO have now included a little note along with the passport that says "the label on the back of your passport was used during the production process and can now be removed".


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The paper DS-11 form has only spaces for 21 characters for your last name, 17 for your first name, and 16 for your middle name. The online DS-11 form, which generates a file you must print, accepts 35 characters for each of first name, middle name and last name. Unless you are this woman, that should be sufficient. Your surname should not be truncated on ...


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To add to the other answer: For a mainland/Hong Kong/Macau resident to travel to Taiwan, they will need a "中華民國臺灣地區入出境許可證" ("Exit & Entry Permit for the Taiwan Area of the Republic of China") from the ROC authorities. However, mainland residents going directly from the mainland will also need to get a "大陆居民往来台湾通行证" (not sure about the translation; ...


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Long story short, mainland China (PRC) and Taiwan (ROC) don't recognize each other so they don't want to stamp each others passports / stick visa in there. The pragmatical workaround in place right now is that both nations issue another document to visitors from the other country (i.e. like a visa, but on its own piece of paper in my overly simplified ...


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The US Consulate in Chennai has this to say about visas in damaged passports: You may travel carrying your old and new passports if the visa in your old passport is valid and not damaged. If the old passport is in poor condition, or if the visa in your old passport is damaged, you should apply for a new visa. You cannot transfer your old visa to the new ...


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As far as I know (and I am not a lawyer) children of Polish citizens are Polish citizens. It should be enough to have only one parent that is Polish to automatically be Polish, and there is no limit on the number of generations born abroad (as is the case with UK nationality for example). However, there might be some special rules (introduced during ...


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You are actually asking two separate questions: When my cruise ship stops in Victoria, will the Canadian border people let me come into the country for a day visit without a passport? When my cruise ship, which was at least briefly in another country, returns to the USA and I want to get off it (probably in Alaska for some day activities, but very ...


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It is possible to get a passport renewed very quickly, however the fastest service is reserved for life or death emergencies, for which I would not imagine a holiday to Cancun can count. Getting the passport renewed will require your son to make an in person (required for persons under 16 anyway) visit to a passport agency, having already made an ...



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