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Name discrepencies between passports

I'm a French-Italian bi-national My main, French, passport is currently unavailable and I need to travel, so I'm using my Italian passport but both are different My French passport correctly refers my ...
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In which situations is a US LPR and French citizen who was refused entry to Canada allowed to withdraw their application for admission to Canada?

I read on https://www.canadaduientrylaw.com/denied-entry-to-canada.php (mirror): In many situations where a US citizen is refused entry at the Canadian border, the visitor is allowed to request ...
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Upon entering the United States, is it ok to ask the US immigration agent not to stamp one's passport, and if so, would they always/typically agree?

When entering the United States as a permanent resident, US immigration agent sometimes doesn't stamp one's passport. Upon entering the United States, is it ok to ask the US immigration agent not to ...
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Is leisure travel a valid reason to get a second French passport?

I have an ordinary French passport, which expires in a few years. I am looking into getting a second French passport to make it possible to cross borders while my first passport is stuck in some ...
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What happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and hotels between the Cambodian and Thai passport control counters? [duplicate]

Given that both Cambodia and Thailand have suspended visa exemptions, visas on arrival and e-visas due to COVID-19, I wonder what happens if a French citizen goes to Poipet's strip of casinos and ...
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Does a French with US green card need a Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM) when entering Mexico by land for a few days, and if so can it be done at border?

I read some contradictory statements regarding the need of obtaining a Mexico’s Visitor Visa (FMM) when entering Mexico by land (either by foot or by car) just for a few days: https://www.mexperience....
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Is the US->Mexico land border open for non-essential travels? (traveler has a French citizenship and a US lawful permanent residence)

https://www.afar.com/magazine/can-americans-visit-mexico-right-now (mirror) (2020-09-15) seems to say that anyone can enter Mexico: According to Mexico: Per Travesías, “Mexico’s federal government ...
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When an individual enters the United States, can they have an attorney present when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection?

When an individual enters the United States, can they have an immigration attorney present (physically or remotely via phone) when going through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? E.g., to ...
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What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?

I got a new French passport as the French Embassy in Bangkok. What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?
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Can a dual French-US citizen get a visa exemption when entering Japan?

IATA for Japan states: Visa exemption for nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominican ...
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What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport (NRT) but their outbound flight is canceled?

IATA states for Japan: Passengers transiting through Tokyo (NRT) must transit on the same calendar day. What happens if a French citizen does an international transit in Narita International Airport ...
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Why are French emergency passports only valid for one year (vs. 10 years for regular passports)? E.g. are they less secure than regular passports?

I read on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1373 (mirror): Un passeport temporaire peut être délivré en urgence pour un motif d'ordre médical ou humanitaire ou pour des raisons ...
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok BKK to SFO do an international, cross-terminal transit in Manila Airport (MNL) with the COVID-19 restrictions?

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) a.k.a. Manila Airport (MNL) has 4 passenger terminals (mirror), 3 of them serving international flights: NAIA Terminal 1: NAIA Terminal 1 serves almost all ...
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Can French citizens apply for a South Korean tourist visa with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Visa_policy_of_South_Korea&oldid=966979960#Visa-free_entry: On 13 April 2020, the South Korean government temporarily suspended its visa ...
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Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions?

Can French citizens flying from Bangkok (BKK) (stayed there for over 1 month) do an international transit in Haneda Airport (HND) with the ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions? IATA states for Japan: ...
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? [closed]

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I check in with the second ...
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Where can I find chinese (Mandarin) books in Paris? [closed]

Ni Hao everyone I am searching for Mandarin learning books (or used books if possible) in Paris please. Thanks in advance ! 谢谢 Best regards
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When I enter the US, should I show my old or new passport to the US immigration? Or does the US immigration only look at my US green card?

I am a French citizen domiciled in California and with US permanent residency (US green card). I exited the US using my French passport, and and got a new French passport when outside the US (because ...
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In what case(s) is a visa only issued at the place of domicile of the applicant?

I read on this answer by Mark Johnson: [Since] the general agreement about the issuing of visas states, as a general rule, that visas should be issued at the place of domicile of the applicant (a ...
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When is the address indicated on a passport being used?

My French passport indicates my physical address. What's the point of it? I.e., when is the address indicated on a passport being used? (image source, sorry I couldn't find any specimen with a higher ...
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How long before expiration can one renew a French passport?

How long before expiration can one renew a French passport? My French passport expires in approximately two years but I'd like to renew it as some picky airline has complained in the past that it wasn'...
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How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew French passport as a US permanent resident, US domiciled, and currently in Thailand?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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Using one visa-free to enter Vietnam to avoid multiple-entry visa

I have a French passport which allows one visa-free entry to Vietnam for 15 days Vietnam visa exemption My trip to Vietnam will include a less-than-15-day trip 13-Jan-2020 to 26-Jan-2020, then I ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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Administrative processing for B2 US Visa for 6 months, is this time normal?

I am dual citizen of France and Lebanon and have been using an ESTA to visit the USA for the past years. (2-3 trips to the US per year to visit kids studying there). When I tried to renew my ESTA on ...
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How can I get a 1968 international driving permit (French citizen, US permanent resident, with a US driving license converted from a French license)?

How can I get a 1968 international driving permit? My situation: I am French citizen, US permanent resident, and holding a US driving license (converted from a French license), My French driving ...
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Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket?

French citizens often have several first names, which are mentioned on their passport. Are French citizens supposed to indicate all their first names when booking a flight ticket? On one side I read ...
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How long does a French citizen have to wait to be able to enter Vietnam visa-free after having previously entered Vietnam with an e-visa?

French citizens currently (2019-07-30) might enter Vietnam visa-free (maximum length of stay: 15 days) or with an e-visa (maximum length of stay: 30 days; 25 USD). I read on https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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My ESTA application is pending and I forgot to put my middle name

I'm French and just applied for ESTA. My application is pending and I just realized I forgot to put my middle name. Should I be worried?
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Can't French citizens in the United States apply to a Chinese L (tourist) visa through an agency?

Applications for a Chinese L (tourist) visas in the United States can't be mailed directly to the Chinese Embassy/Consulate. As a result, many people use third-party agencies who accept applications ...
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Flying from Stockholm to Paris via Istanbul with French National ID Card

Since I won't have my French passport, I'll have to fly from Stockholm (ARN) to Paris (CDG) via Istanbul (IST) with my French National ID card. I called the Swedish police and Turkish Airlines who ...
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French citizen visiting Canada through USA

So to explain my situation the best I can. I'm currently residing in the USA (ESTA visa) and I'm planning on moving to Canada for a week or so to do job interviews and whatnot before moving for good. ...
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Overstay penalties in Philippines [closed]

I'm a French citizen, I'm already in Philippines for 36 months. Normally I have to leave on September 17, 2018, means today. For personal reasons I'll be probably late, then I have to do my ECC. How ...
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If I get denied at the border (US) and I travel with my gf, are we both returned?

I will soon go to the US and might get denied (so then returned), but I am travelling with my GF and she has no reason to get denied but we are on the same ESTA and I bought the tickets for both of us....
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Overstayed visa J1, now coming back for vacations (2 weeks)

I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month. Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to ...
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Visiting US for business purpose, can trip expenses be reimbursed on US bank account?

I have an American bank account because I was under a student visa working for a US company last year. Then I came back to France and continued working for this company through a PEO. (i.e. I'm ...
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Can a French citizen fly from France to the USA with a green card, but no passport?

I live in the US where I have a green card. I am in France (of which I am a citizen) and I lost my passport. Can I just use my green card to fly back to the US?
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How can a child with one Chinese parent but with a French passport leave China?

My son has one parent who is Chinese, but he has only a French passport in which he has an exit/entry permit for China which his father got for him. However, according to the father, the child cannot ...
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Can my spouse with EEA Family Permit (UK) travel visa-free to France (my country of citizenship)?

I am a French national residing in the U.K. with my non-EU husband. He is here on an EEA Family Permit, and will apply for the residency card when it expires (but U.K. website even says the residency ...
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May a French citizen obtain a visa for Vietnam while in the country during the visa "free" 15 days?

As a French citizen I can enter Vietnam without a visa for a stay that doesn't exceed 15 days. Is it possible during those 15 days to get a visa while already in the country?
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Re-entering France with an American passport

I am currently in France with my 18 year old son. We live in the US. We both have American passports and I also have a French passport. My son is waiting for a "Certificate of French Citizenship" from ...
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As a French citizen in Canada on a student visa, do I need an ESTA to transit the US?

I am a French citizen with a French passport, currently living in Montreal (Canada). I am going to Guadeloupe (French Caribbean region) transiting via New York. I am taking a bus from Montreal to ...
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If a dual French-American citizen wants to visit Australia, should he use the eVisitor or ETA visa?

Australia has a number of visa options for visitors. Americans have access to the ETA system, while EU citizens have access to the eVisitor system. I'm having trouble telling the difference, besides ...
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Do I need an airport transit visa in Seoul

I will be flying Korean Air from Phnom Pehn (Cambodia) to Seoul (South Korea), then Air France to Paris. I will have to go through Korean Immigration. I am a French citizen. Do I need an airport ...
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Which European countries accept an expired national French ID?

I am French and I have a national ID card that expired recently. France extended the validity of this card and it is now valid for 15 years (instead of 10). Many European countries (the EU I think) ...
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EU (French) citizens want to visit China

My GF and I are planning to visit Hong Kong and mainland China in a month time. My GF is a French citizen, therefore she needs a L visa (if I'm not mistaken). I found this one here. I'm a holder the ...
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Visa for China for French citizen in the US

I'm a French citizen and I'm currently living in New York City with a 3 years work visa and would like to visit China for a week in October. Can I apply for a tourism visa from the US (New York) ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I want to cross from Laos to Cambodia at the border located between Si Phan Don (the 4000 islands) on the Lao side and Stung Treng on the Cambodian side. I have no precise idea of how much the visa ...
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Can foreigners (French) buy land/house in Taiwan to have a foothold? [closed]

Me and my brother have been traveling to Taiwan several times now, and we are discussing about buying some flat or land there. So we have our own place to stay and invite some friends. Some taiwanese ...
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Change to declared length of stay while in Canada for a visa-exempt visitor

I am a French citizen who came to Canada on the Waiver program one and a half months ago for travelling. Before I arrived I booked a return flight two months after my arrival and I communicated to the ...
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