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Slight cut on finger during biometrics

On the day of my Canadian visa biometrics, I had a slight cut on the upper part of my upper thumb due to a razor. It didn't bleed or anything. I informed the biometrics officer about this but they ...
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What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks?

What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks? Specifically all the major western nations. Have you ever been asked as a foreign national (specifically non-EU national ...
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Missed Canada Biometric Submission Deadline

My biometric collection expiry was set for 18th November. Unfortunately, between 18th October and 30th October, I was unable to secure a leave of absence from my office due to extensive travel ...
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TRV visa approved after biometric expired

IRCC Canada sent me an original passport request on September 20, 2023, but my biometrics expired on September 13, 2023. How could this be? I submitted my passport already, so does this mean they Will ...
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Are biometrics given for visa applications, and previous history, shared with other countries?

Should I mention my previous study visa refusals in 2019 for Canada and 2021 for an EU country in my UK study visa application form? Moreover, all of the refusals were on my old passport, which is ...
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Can passport control know that I have already entered the country, if I do so with a different passport?

let’s say I am asking for a friend. My friend wants to enter country X with his Italian passport. He has already entered that country once previously, around 10 years ago, however with a different ...
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Is it ok if I adjust my passport photo a bit as long as it does not affect my face?

I am in the US and I will be submitting my passport-style photo on the government website to obtain work permit to work in the US. The problem is, after one attempt, my photo was rejected by the ...
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Passport cover worn [duplicate]

I’m due to fly to the Dominican Republic next month and I’m a bit concerned about my passport (UK). The gold writing on the front cover has near enough disappeared. Has anyone else flown with a ...
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Damaged U.S Passport.. Need Help & Advice Please! (photos included)

I've been traveling for over 20 years. This is the first time my passport has accidentally taken a trip through the washing machine. I was so sad and even a bit upset at myself earlier today when I ...
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Height on passport

In order to develop a website where personal height is crucial information, I'd like to know if it is a common feature for every passport to have personal height written in the personal data section.
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Can you apply for UK Tier IV visa from outside your home country? [closed]

I'm trying to apply for a UK tier IV visa to start on a PhD course starting in October. While the UKVI office is taking applications, there are no visa application centers open (or any date given to ...
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British citizen without e-passport wishing to visit USA in 2021

My best friend holds a British passport and is travelling to the USA next year, but he doesn't have an e-passport. Can he apply for a US visa instead of travelling under the Visa Waiver Program?
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USA fingerprint on arrival

In 2001 I claimed asylum in the UK using a different name and date of birth and I was also fingerprinted. The application was refused and I was later granted indefinite leave to remain in that fake ...
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Brothers using e-gates - one is successful, the other is not

My brother and I often travel together and we both have biometric passports. We are not twins but we do look alike, I wear glasses whereas my brother doesnt. However, whenever we arrive at a ...
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I might have incorrectly answered a question about biometric collection

I recently applied for a Schengen Visa(France) at the VFS office in SF. When the gentleman at the counter asked me if I had previously had my biometrics information taken I replied Yes because I ...
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How long are biometrics at Heathrow airport kept? [closed]

I had my biometrics taken in 2009 November at Birmingham airport when I was denied entry to the UK. My question is if I go this December 2019 which is more than 10 years since that date, will my ...
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Which biometrics do UK border control store when EU citizens scan their passport at airport (both entering and leaving, from/to Europe)

Biometrics are not collected from the traveller itself, but passports are still being scanned by UK officials and these contain biometrics. Are such biometrics being (copied and) stored?
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Must I enter the Schengen area using the E-gates?

Must I enter the Schengen area using the E-gates if you have an EU biometric passport?
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UK Settlement visa / Spouse rules [closed]

My spouse is a British citizen, and I have completed my settlement visa process. I would like to know the following about the spouse visa: 1) I have no intention to settle in the UK. Will this ...
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Can I remove a barcode sticker from the back cover of my passport after a biometrics appointment?

I went and gave my Biometrics on 31 may 2019 for us visa in Hyderabad, when I went there they stuck a barcode behind the passport. While I was applying for another visa they had removed it. My ...
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Bank statement and biometric date [duplicate]

I am applying my UK visit visa and i have maintained good bank balance since a month which is enough for my trip. $6000 CAD and my trip cost $$2200 as i have my relatives for accommodation. My ...
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VFS Gold Service UK Visa from USA [closed]

How long is processing time for Gold Service VFS Visa? How long to get passport back to Chicago office to pick up?
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Biometric passport has never worked on entry to UK. Immigration officer tells me they cannot tell me why. What could the reason be?

I've had a UK biometric passport since 2014. Despite this, I have never been able to enter the UK via an electronic gate. Instead the gate always tells me to seek assistance. Last night, after ...
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Visa4UK Appointments Pakistan

Just wondered if anyone else is trying to apply for a settlement (spouse) visa for their respective partners to come to the UK. I have completed the application and confirmed as such. I then go to the ...
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VFS account is locked, tried many times. Still it is locked [closed]

VFS account is locked, tried many times in last 5hrs. Still it is locked. I have filled the application form but cannot take appointment date due to this. Please help.
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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 a biometric passport to a third party?

There is kind of a risk gaining an access to personal data or some way getting debts with a passport. Is there a chance someone can read biometric RFID data from an international passport, like ...
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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? [closed]

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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