I was Indian citizen by birth. Once I had Indian passport. Now I am citizen of Italy with Italian passport. Indian passport has been handed over to Indian government. Now I have only Italian passport.

How should I answer the question, yes or no?

Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?

I want to get it right, as I previously had another passport, but I no longer have it now, or any access to it.

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    Are you asking about the ESTA application for travel to the US?
    – phoog
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 17:46
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    @Jaspal Singh Out of curiosity, why wasn’t how you must answer completely obvious to you?
    – Traveller
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 17:50
  • Yes, I m asking about ESTA application Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 20:35

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The answer is obviously yes; you've had passports from another country.

The question is very simple. It's not asking if you have another country's passport or any other travel document at this moment, it's asking if any other country ever issued a passport or other travel document to you.

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    Furthermore, the ESTA application has a separate question about other nationalities held and other nationalities formerly held, so there's no need to be concerned that answering "yes" to this question would be taken as a claim of Indian citizenship.
    – phoog
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 17:47
  • But not now, I have only one passport I.a. Italian.. Now I have not Indian passport Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 20:37
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    It doesn't ask what you have now. It asks if any other state has ever issued. How is this unclear?
    – vidarlo
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 20:39
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    @vidarlo I guess Jaspal is not as fluent in English.
    – kiradotee
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 21:19
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    @Jaspal Singh The question is asking whether you’ve had a passport from any other country at any time in your life in the past up to now (ie ‘ever’). It’s not asking what passport you have now.
    – Traveller
    Commented Sep 15, 2019 at 21:24

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