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Administrative procedures and documents for travel

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Schengen Visa Application: what are some helpful tips for preparing?

Lots of people would like to visit the EEA area to take holiday or to visit family or even to go for longer term visa arrangements in the Schengen zone. In order to do this, they need a Schengen (or ...
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What supporting documents should I include in my UK visa application?

There seems to be a consistent pattern on TSE, with scores of questions about what documentation best accompanies a visa application, posed not just by those reapplying after a refusal, but by first-...
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Can I cross the USA-Canada border with a birth certificate and a passport locator number?

My US passport took too long to be shipped to me, and it will arrive after I need to leave. Will I be able to cross the border from the United States to Canada with a birth certificate (copy) and a ...
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Does a non-EU Spouse of a UK national need a visa to visit the Schengen area?

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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Do I need to change my ESTA address when visiting the US?

I have an ESTA for my visit last Sept to NY and I know it is valid for 2years. I am going to Las Vegas in May, do I have to update the address at which I will be staying?
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Documents required by Indian citizens wishing to travel to Nepal

I'm a citizen of India and I'm travelling to Nepal by air. Is an Aadhaar Card a valid document used for travelling to Nepal by air?
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What details should a good cover letter contain to back up a UK Visit Visa application?

I'm married have a job with stable income.I have 2 kids. I have applied for UK visit visa about 7 years ago and was refused. I can't remember what exactly was the reason for refusal. I want to travel ...
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Couldn't return papers to border officials last time. Should I be afraid when going back to USA?

Three years ago I was on holidays in Canada and visited the Niagara Falls. I also went to the American side of the falls and got something like a "short-term visa". I also got a green paper with all ...
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What to write in visa application form and what documents to submit as an unregistered freelancer?

There are many visa applicants who are working as an unregistered freelancer (photographer, construction contractor, fashion designer, journalist etc ). Some of these freelancers make really handsome ...
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Clerical error in UK visa application, but form already submitted - what should I do?

I'm from the Philippines, and I plan on travelling to the UK with my sister to visit a relative. I have just submitted my visa application and have already paid online, when I noticed that I've made ...
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Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?

I am planning to travel to Portugal to attend an academic conference and in that regard needed a short-stay Schengen visa. The visa application has a field "Purpose of Travel" with the following ...
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What does “copy of itinerary” mean when applying for a Schengen visa?

The Italian consulate website says under requirements for a Schengen visa: Applicants for short term visas (up to 90 days) must also present an itinerary of their trip. What does this mean? ...
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My last name is not the same on ticket as on passport; rest of details are same

I'm traveling from JED Saudi Arabia to Singapore by Saudi airlines. My last name doesn't match the passport. But all other details are same, e.g. passport no., DOB, etc.
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Can a person in the USA fly with an expired driving license?

The company I work for has asked me to attend a training class on the other side of the country. However my situation is my drivers license expired a few days ago. I do however have a separate ...
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How to fly with Ryanair as a non-EU citizen?

I received my Schengen visa, thanks to numerous Q&A found on this site. I have flights booked for in and out, and I'm considering to use Ryan Air to travel between a few cities. I'm a Sri Lankan ...
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What documents to show if I'm a US citizen with no US passport to re-enter the US?

Suppose I am a naturalized citizen of the US, but also a citizen of another country, "XYZ". I then boarded a plane and left the US to another country (maybe not necessarily to XYZ), without first ...
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I have forgotten my ID proof and I'm doing an Indian domestic flight. Can I still fly?

I am travelling from Delhi to Indore, a domestic flight. I forgot to take ID proof. Can I still fly?
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What is a Seaman's book, and can it really replace a passport?

What is a "Seaman's book", and can it really replace a passport for some or all immigration purposes? Even Wikipedia the all-knowing does not seem to know, although it contains many tantalizing ...
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In which countries are the visitor's first name and last name compulsory?

My name consists of just a first name and no surname. Will there be a problem regarding my name in the country I visit with a tourist or employment visa? Are there countries in the world where this ...
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UK Immigration officers arrivals interview questions

When interviewing arrivals seeking entry, what questions do UK Immigration offices ask? Also, what will be asked on the landing card?
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How to best respond to a request to send a passport scan by unsecured email?

It is not uncommon for travel or holiday accommodation companies to ask for a scan of your passport by email. Sometimes local laws require them to keep a record of the passport numbers of all visitors....
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Does any airline in the world allow air travel without government identification?

It seems that pretty much every airline requires at least one form of government identification for flights, even if it's a local flight within a single country. Does any airline in the world form an ...
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When a mother travels with baby (2 years) without father, what documents she needs to have for baby?

My wife wants to travel to another country for one month and would like to take our baby with her. We currently live in the USA, but are originally from Ukraine. The baby has a child travel document ...
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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Do I need a UK transit visa when flying to Ireland through the UK?

I am Lebanese Citizen and am planning a trip to Ireland this month. A valid Irish visa is already in hand and I am willing to reach there through the UK. Will I need a transit visa in the UK for few ...
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Schengen visa for multiple visits, how to fill out the forms?

I'm planning to travel to France a few times in the next few months (tourist). Since I need a Schengen visa, I just don't know how to fill out the forms (which only have questions about travel dates ...
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Difference between OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com?

I found a thread on NomadForum.io discussing OnwardFlights.com and FlyOnward.com, both services seem legit as many people on that thread have used them. EDIT: FlyOnward.com now stopped working - see ...
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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could you travel?

As per the news, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden has had his passport revoked by the United States Government. From the article: It was not immediately clear how Snowden was able to travel, ...
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Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights

If one takes a direct flight from one Schengen member state to another, what's the minimum sufficient ID that needs to be provided to board the flight?
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What documentation does a Mexican citizen need to fly domestically within Mexico?

If a Mexican citizen, residing in Mexico, wants to fly domestically, what documents are needed? Example: Flying from Torreon to Cancun (different states in Mexico)
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What is valid ID for domestic flights in India?

Is post office ID card accepted as ID proof for flight to travel withinin India? What else other than PAN card, driving license is accepted as ID? Where do I need to show it?
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What to do when you can't print your boarding pass?

I just use web checkin for my flight tomorrow. After that I should have printed my boarding pass. However, I realised that this is not possible. So what can I do now? I have already checked in, but no ...
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How to obtain a 60-day Indonesian tourist visa in Singapore?

I am in Singapore and I want to get an Indonesian 60-day tourist visa. Do you know and have experience with the process? Note: A big advantage of a 60-day tourist visa over a 30-day visa on arrival ...
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How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR)?

I am on the SAR website and confused a bit as to how I may go about applying to figure out gathering my travel history/personal information/ traveling restrictions and what not on my passport. Please ...
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Hard time proving I am the same person as seen in the passport photo taken 9 years ago

This is a bit funny. I had posted a question in June - Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland. Based on that I travelled to Norway and faced another problem. Some background: I have an ...
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Can I remove receipts from imported products from my passport?

I have recently imported books into Canada from Japan. As I bought in excess of 5000¥, the purchase was tax free and the receipt was stapled to my passport and stamped. Since I've now come back to ...
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Travel in the Schengen area after my residence card was lost or stolen

I have already booked my flight from Italy to the Netherlands through Ryanair. I'm staying in Italy legally and have a carta di soggiorno. However, after booking my flight, my wallet was stolen, which ...
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How to find hotels in Europe which allow for anonymous check-in?

A few years ago I've visited a hotel in Munich and was pleasantly surprised to find there was no reception as such. To get the keys you had to call a 24/7 support line, where you received a code to a ...
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Can I fly back to Italy if my Italian residency card has expired and is being renewed?

I have a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) for Italy. I am currently in the Netherlands for an exchange. My permit expired on the 30th of November and I applied for a new one but I will get the ...
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What is the difference between “Country of Issue” and “Country of Citizenship” of a passport?

On multiple occasions I have seen forms where it needs to be stated what the Country of Issue and what the Country of Citizenship is. What is the difference between the two, if your passport is issued ...
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“Purpose of Travel” document for Canadian visa

I am applying for Canadian visitor's visa online. I am planning to meet my relatives in Canada. In the "Upload Documents" section of online application, they are asking for this document - "Purpose of ...
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What does “SSSS” on my boarding pass mean?

When I checked in for my American Airlines flight from Costa Rica back to the States, I noticed that my boarding pass had "SSSS" printed across the top left corner. Nobody else in my party had this ...
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What kind of ID does the US accept when visiting bars or drinking age events?

For tourists visiting the states, what kind of ID do you need to carry with you to visit bars or drinking age events? I understand the passport is the main piece of ID but do they accept any other ...
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Identification card for foreigners in trains in Germany

I want to go to Berlin to Gottingen by train. I found that to avail myself of the “savings fare”, I have to book a ticket at least one day in advance. And I saw a requirement on the Bahn ...
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If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date?

If I renew my passport do I get 10 years from the expiration date or 10 years from the renewal date? My passport expires in December 2013 so if I travel now, I would still have more than 6 months ...
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Is separate DS-160 form needed for spouse for US B1/B2 visa?

I'm going to travel with my spouse to the US for visiting. and I want to apply for B1/B2 visa. I filled an application for myself. Do I need to fill a separate DS-160 form for her? If so, how can I ...
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Discrepancy in address on passport and DS-160 form

I'm likely to get opportunity to go to US for Business purpose through our company. The process is likely to start from next week. I'm Bachelor staying in Pune, India and I've following three ...
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Can I use an Emergency Passport as proof of identification within Schengen before travelling back to the UK?

I am a British national living in Spain and my passport is either lost or stolen. I noticed this two days ago when I was intending to take a trip to Salzburg. As it happens, I managed to travel using ...
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How can I leave Hong Kong when I've lost my landing slip (Departure card)?

I'm currently in Mainland China and in one week plan to leave for Hong Kong to depart to Canada. I just noticed that I cannot find my landing slip and possibly lost it. Is there anything I can do? I ...
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Income and expenditure for a married couple visit to the UK

Both my husband and I have decided to visit our son in London for a few weeks in the summer. I'm in full time employment as a teacher while my husband has just retired but still receives monthly ...