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Questions tagged [biometric-passports]

For questions about passports that contain electronically stored information about body characteristics.

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Non Biometric Passport and Albania

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany holding a non-biometric passport. I am traveling to Montenegro and plan on making a day trip to Albania overland and return to Montenegro on the same day. I ...
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Travelling outside the UK without a passport

I've read all of the relevant questions on here regarding travelling outside the UK without a passport. As I understand, I, as a British Citizen after naturalisation, can travel to and stay in any ...
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Is it safe to show biometric passport to third party?

As far as I know, there is always some kind of risk gaining access to personal data or obtaining debts on the name in a passport. But is there any chance someone can read biometric NFC data from the ...
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Leaving Russia to Schengen - which Ukrainian passport to use?

Situation: I'm a Ukrainian living in Russia with permanent residency permit (ВНЖ). I wish to visit a Schengen country (Greece) using my visa-free travel right as a Ukrainian national. I have two ...
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Can I travel to Pakistan on an old, not machine readable, Pakistani passport?

I have a valid, expired, old Pakistani passport that is not machine readable. Can I travel to Pakistan on this passport?
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Does mehndi change fingerprints? Like for UK visa? [duplicate]

I had a marriage in my family just 1 day before UK visa appointment. I gave my fingerprints with mehndi on. Is it going to create problems at airport while biometric? I do not have idea. Please help.
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Missing biometric info from US Passport

My daughter has the US Global Entry but since we have obtained a passport for her as a baby she's missing biometric information. How does one go about getting the passport with the biometric ...
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My passport name changed for the same country without visa

i have read two questions with same case the first was this I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name? the second was this Does a new passport number mean new ...
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Is the RFID chip in e-passports read-only or is it read-write?

Is the RFID chip in e-passports read-only or is it read-write? If it's read-only, is all of the data locked-down when the passport is issued? Is the read-only portion extensible so that additional ...
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Ryanair visa check with two passports

I have a residency of Ukraine and two valid passports. One is an old non-biometric, and the new one biometric. In a few months I have a flight from Ukraine to Germany and from Germany to Morocco with ...
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Ukrainian passport renewal

I am looking for information on the renewal of an Ukrainian passport in Ukraine itself. Any information on the process, time taken, cost and especially the documents needed would be very helpful. I ...
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I have an Italian passport, but I'm also British by birth. Should I get a UK passport?

I am an Italian citizen resident in Italy and I have an Italian biometric passport. The last time I had a British passport was over 30 years ago, when it got stolen. The crime was reported but that ...
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Does a new passport number mean new records?

And let me explain why I ask this. In the last few years I have been travelling too many times to Japan as a tourist (visa free) due to my girlfriend living there. Although I don't exceed the ...
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Is it possible to use the 1 day premium passport service for someone visiting the UK for a day?

My sister is planning to come to the UK just for one day in order to renew her passport. Will she be able to use the 1 day Premium service?
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Would applying henna on my fingers change my fingerprints?

Due to some family function, I had to apply henna on my hands 4 days back. I had my biometrics taken today (I have applied for UK visa). The staff, while taking my biometrics, told me that henna could ...
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Bio-metric passport

I would like to know if a country l visited frequently with my old UK bio-metric passport would have access to my past history on my new bio-metric passport.
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Using a new passport [closed]

OK you travel to say Ukraine on a bio-metric passport that will shortly expire and then you leave that country after 90 days maximum stay. You go home renew your bio-metric passport and return to ...
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Identification process when entering and leaving Tokyo airports

When I arrive by plane at one of the Tokyo airports, what is the process of going through the border control? Is it a standard one, as I have experienced it at other airports, meaning: Arrive at the ...
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Can I travel with my old passport and have the new one sent to my destination? [closed]

I recently applied for a new passport while I still have my previous one. I urgently want to leave the country. Can I travel with my previous passport and ask someone to deliver the new one to me? I ...
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Is there any country in the world where you can enter by scanning your fingerprints/iris, without showing any forms of ID?

It is now extremely common to see biometric passport controls in major airports, which completely eliminates the need to talk to an immigration officer. However at all the machines I've seen one still ...
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Visiting Germany with Ukrainian biometric passport

I'm planning a one week vacation in Germany and have the new format Ukrainian biometric passport. I understand that Ukrainian nationals with the biometric passport no longer require a visa to enter ...
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How specific are the requirements for images submitted to create Irish passport cards?

Trying to get an Irish passport card but I hear so many people say that images that are approved on the website are rejected because they don't meet requirements. I'm just wondering, are the ...
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Registering for PARAFE at CDG airport in France?

I would like to use the automated passport gates in Paris for quicker exit and entry into the airport instead of using immigration however I see from the PARAFE website that I need to register for the ...
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Bulgarian blue card and Ukrainian biometric passport

If I'm a holder of two Ukrainian foreign passports (it is legal in Ukraine) and only one of them is biometric Bulgarian blue card binded to non-biometric foreign passport is it okay to first enter ...
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Multiple passports and the 90 / 180 rule

If I have two passports with different numbers can I stay 90 days in a country, leave for a few days and return for another 90 days with my second passport? Is my information stored in some database ...
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UK transit visa change of airport

I am traveling back to Ireland from India next month. My flight arrives at London Heathrow and next flight is in next 5 hrs from London Gatwick on the same day. I have valid Irish biometric visa ...
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What happens on the immigration gate if a passenger lost their fingerprints?

This is not about me but my science teacher back in my junior high school. After performing scientific experiments for most of his lifetime, he lost all his fingerprints and bragged about it. However,...
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Travelling on cancelled but not expired passport

If one was to apply for a new passport before the old one expired, would it be possible to continue to use the old passport? It being the case that the old passport was not physically marked with the ...
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What immigration lane do I use as a group? [closed]

If I am travelling to the US with a non-American friend/girlfriend/boyfriend/international school group (of which some need visas), which lanes do I use, especially if ATC is involved? Do the same ...
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biometric chip in UK passport not working [duplicate]

Tried to use the egate in the UK but was told my UK Passport chip is not working and had to go through manually. Would this be a problem when entering the US with ESTA? Has anyone encountered this? ...
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Are biometrics shared between GCC? [closed]

Are only the biometrics of people who are blacklisted or convicted in any GCC country shared or are all biometrics of each and everyone who visits any GCC country shared throughout ? A friend of ...
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2 passports from the same country: how do Schengen countries know?

My country allows for 2 biometric passports. They have different pictures, and number. Same name and date of birth. Schengen allows me to stay following the 90/180 rule. What if I get in and out ...
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Do you need to schedule a new biometrics appointment each time you apply for a UK Visa?

My son was refused a UK Visa for not supplying adequate information. We have since compiled all of that information. NOW - Do you need to schedule a new biometrics appointment each time you apply ...
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US resident UK passport

I am a US resident alien on a valid "green card". My UK passport expires on March 04 2024. If I go on holiday outside USA, will I need the new bio-metric UK passport to re-enter the USA?
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Why must you be over 18 to use an ePassport gate?

As gov.uk states: You can use the EU/EEA channel to get your passport or identity card checked - this is usually faster than the other channels. You can use automatic ePassport gates at some ...
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What happens if the electronic chip on your passport is broken at a port of entry to the US under the Visa Waiver Program?

[Edit] Note that this is not a duplicate question. The law was changed on the 1st of April 2016: Additionally, from 1 April 2016, all travellers wishing to enter the US under the VWP will need to ...
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EPassport chip broken?

I have a British passport and I have tried to use the EPassport gate a few times in the UK but it has never worked. The last time I tried, they told me the chip in the passport was broken, even though ...
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How can I know if I am still refused entry to the UK?

When I traveled to the UK about two year ago (in April 2014) with my British Oversea Citizen (BOC) Passport, the officer at the counter said, 'you're refused entry', after scanning my BOC Passport. '...
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Will I have any problem entering the U.S. with a band aid on my finger?

I am boarding a plane to the U.S. in the next few hours and I had to put 2 bandaids on my fingers because of an accident. Would this cause any kind of problem with the immigration official during the ...
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Biometric Schengen visa

My Chinese inlaws might come to visit us in Belgium next year. However, they live in a very remote area and Belgium only has visa centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. As their official ...
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UK Visitor Application with UK based sponsor: What type of visa to apply for?

I am Filipino. I have a friend that is a citizen in UK. He told me that I will visit him and he will cover all of my expenses when I am in his country. So what kind of visa should I apply for? And ...
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Do most biometric passports have in-person photographs?

If you want to get a Russian biometric passport, you have to have your picture taken in the office of the issuing authority. However, it seems like for the American biometric passport, you provide ...
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Is there a way to download biometric picture?

I was very impressed by the equipment and photo processing done for the biometric passports at a Russian consulate (they take your photo right at the consulate, in a special room with a special setup)....
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What happens if RFID system in my “biometric” travel passport malfunctions when I cross the border?

My travel passport contains the "biometric" RFID chip. While I can at any moment check that my passport itself is intact (not torn or anything) I can't check whether the chip inside is functioning as ...