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Travelling within the EU on UK passport expiring in 1 month

I am travelling to France and Spain via road on 31st August 2019 and returning on 13th September 2019. I shall be entering France via Folkstone/Dover customs either with eurotunnel or a ferry. My UK ...
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Why are Schengen and non-Schengen flights mixed at Corfu airport?

I am at Corfu airport, waiting for a flight to Athens, where I will connect to a flight to a destination outside the Schengen area. Because of the somewhat inadequate signs, I spent some time waiting ...
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Traveling from the U.S to Copenhagen (Munich layover - is 1.5 hours enough time)?

I will be traveling with 2 checked bags from the U.S to CPH, with a 1.5 hour layover in Munich. will I have to go reclaim my checked baggage and check it again (It's all under the same booking number/...
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Slightly stained passport

My passport got slightly stained with coffee. Will I be allowed to Australia?
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Can UK residents from eligible countries use the ePassport gates in the UK?

Now US citizens and more can use ePassport gates when coming to the UK, can UK residents that are US citizens use these gates? I notice that if you are a US citizen, coming to study for 6 months or ...
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Can 2 members of a family use the same APC kiosk when they are entering the US under different visa programs?

Regarding APC kiosks, what happens when one member of the family is entering the US with an ESTA form and the other one with a B1/B2 Visa? Can they use the APC kiosk together? At certain moment, the ...
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Entering the UK whilst pregnant?

Is it possible to be refused entry at UK passport control, if I am visiting the UK for 3 weeks to celebrate our wedding (to my UK husband)? I worry that they will think I am attempting to move there ...
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Surname on One Passport [closed]

I have dual nationality, but on my second passport, my Surname was been spelt correctly at the top portion of the Bio-data page (AFRANI) but was wrongly spelt at the scannable portion(AFRIAN) of the ...
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Passport queue length in UK in relation to arrival method

If an EU citizen arrives to the UK, would there be any difference in relation to passport queue length if different arrival methods (i.e. transportation) were used? For example, would the passport ...
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Will an overstay in India as a child affect future travel?

One of my friend had to move to India during the civil war to India and overstayed there. He left his home country when he was 10 and came back after his degree. I am sure he did not intentionally ...
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Travelling to Croatia from France with a French residency card

Here's my friend situation, he's a refugee with a 10 year residency in France (with a residency card valid for another 5 more years) and have a refugee travel document that expired last year. We're ...
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Traveling from Gdansk Poland to UK London

I am traveling from the USA to Poland for a family gathering. I wanted to go to London while I am in Europe. While I was completing the purchase of airline tickets from Gdansk to London and London to ...
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I lost my Irish passport. Can I travel to Thailand and back from the UK using my US passport?

My EU passport was stolen and I am going on holiday to Thailand from the UK this week. I have dual nationality and a US passport, can I use this to leave and re enter the UK?
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Can a non-EU citizen with residency visa traveling with me come with me through the EU passport line, when entering Schengen area?

I’m doing some travelling with my mate in a few weeks and I was wondering if, to save time, he could come through the Schengen border through the EU Line with me even though he is not a citizen? I’m a ...
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Traveling to London with boyfriend, passport control together or separately

My boyfriend and I will be flying into London Gatwick and I'm wondering if we can go through passport control together, or if we have to approach separately? I've seen a lot of information about ...
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Special passport check before flight from ZRH to JNB

For a flight from Zurich, Switzerland to Johannesburg, South Africa, the gate personell requires people to have their passport checked before boarding at a special counter. This happens for apparently ...
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Returning to South Africa on a South African passport, how many days must be left on passport? [duplicate]

I will be travelling back to South Africa from the UK on a South African passport, how many days must be left on my passport when re-entering South Africa? I presume as long as the passport has not ...
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Traveling through Schengen area with valid permit card but without a passport [duplicate]

I am a non-EU citizen with Czech residence permit (pink card). I am applying for a visa (UK) and the visa center (in Czech Republic) will hold my passport during the process, so I won't have my ...
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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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Where do you go through passport control when transiting through another Schengen airport on your way out of the Schengen area?

I have a single entry Schengen visa. The cheapest flight I am getting from Prague to Delhi is Finnair with a 22 hour connection at Helsinki. If it is just one ticket and the bags are checked through ...
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Passport needed for flight within Canada

I'm an international student in Canada (neither Canadian citizen, nor have PP card). I'm going to fly from YYZ international airport from Toronto to the international airport YUL in Montreal. Do I ...
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I am traveling with my Canadian girlfriend to Canada for the first time. I am British. What should we do when passing immigration?

I am traveling to Canada (YYZ) with my Canadian girlfriend for the first time for a week. What I'm wondering is what do we do at immigration? They have different lines for Canada/USA, and then rest of ...
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Passport/ Border troubles

In Early September I was an au pair in Italy, but because I'm American I can only stay in the Schengen Zone for 90 days. I decided to continue as a nanny in Manchester, UK until my 90 days were up. ...
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Why did I not pass through passport control when transiting to an international flight in Vancouver?

I took a domestic flight from Toronto to Vancouver, and transited to an international flight leaving Canada. When I got to the region for international departures,there was someone (looked like normal ...
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Does US preclearance in Toronto have a dedicated lane for diplomats?

In large US airports, the passport inspection hall includes a dedicated desk for diplomats, A visas, and G visas, sometimes including active duty military. I did not see any such facility in Montreal ...
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Can I leave the UK on a Colombian passport?

I have lost my British passport and have a flight booked for Saturday. I have applied for a new one but it could take up to 7 working days which is too long for me to wait. I am travelling to Colombia ...
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Can I leave the UK with a non-UK passport [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen and I also have a Canadian passport. I am in the process of applying for a work visa in the US with my UK passport. I have an upcoming trip in Europe (I am currently in the UK). My ...
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Do UK residents have to fill out landing cards?

I'm from a non-EEA country and I previously filled out landing cards to enter the UK. Now I'm a UK resident with a Tier 2 visa. Do I still have to fill out those cards? Home Office already know the ...
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Queue time for visa exemption when entering at Shanghai Pudong?

I'll be travelling through Shanghai Pudong Airport in 3 weeks and I want to use the 144-hour visa exemption service. I'm worrying about the queue time. I'll land at 1 p.m. and hope that it won't ...
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Dual citizenship different information [closed]

I have two passports ( Yemen & Somalia) I entered Egypt with my Yemen passport I’m going to Germany for family reunion but the visa is on my Somali passport The issue is I have different date ...
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What rights do passengers have (in transfer zone, passport control)?

It’s happening to me for the second time. During a flight from Moscow to Paris, while connecting in Belgrade, an officer stopped, making me wait as all the other passengers looked at me though I ...
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Passport control in different airports (Entry and Exit) [closed]

Why is passport control and stamping random at different airports? Ex: once while leaving from Nuremberg to UK, I didn't have to go through the passport control. While when I traveled recently (in ...
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Can I enter an airport terminal, go to a departure gate, then go to a different terminal?

I travel with my wife from Rome. Due to technical reasons, we have to take different flights. My flight goes out from FCO airport terminal 1, while her flight goes out from FCO terminal 3, at ...
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What does the immigration officer check at the counter when you arrive to a European non-Schengen airport? [closed]

When you arrive to a country by airplane and you go through the border control, what the immigration officer really does behind the counter? In Asia, I assume they firstly check if your passport needs ...
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Dual citizenship causes confusion at passport control

I have two EU citizenships (and passports). A few years ago I travelled to Spain on my old EU passport (citizenship). I shall call it other passport from now on. But now every single time I visit ...
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Strange questions at the US border [duplicate]

I wanted to ask people who travelled to the USA and are not citizens. I’m British and this year went to the US for the first time. I was with a group of 5 people and they are all British as well. So ...
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Autograph on passport visa page. Can I travel to the US? [duplicate]

I have a big work trip planned to the US in 3 weeks. I am worried about this autograph on one of the visa pages. Has anyone ever had issues with this sort of thing, or any ways around it? I don't ...
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Enter China on a provincial airport like Dunhuang

I (European citizen, valid Chinese visa) am planning to fly to China from Almaty (Kazakhstan) to Dunhuang in China. Dunhuang is not offically an international airport. The journey would be in two ...
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Travel from Berlin to Warsaw byplane with Blue Card

DHL recently lost my passport, and, of course, it's a week before I fly to Warsaw for a wedding :) I have a Blue Card issued in Berlin, where I live and work, which is valid until 05/2022. Otherwise, ...
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How do passport control officers know I have a PhD (UK passport)? [closed]

My UK passport doesn't list a title, but often when I go through passport control, the officer will say something like 'Thank you Doctor' or 'Have a good day doc'. How do they know I have a PhD? I'd ...
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Are continued frequent visits to the UK required to remain a Registered Traveller?

The UK's Registered Traveller program requires frequent visits to qualify for an initial application. Once qualified, are continued frequent visits to the UK required to retain Registered Traveller ...
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Combining Schengen Visa Waiver and national visa — with a twist

I’m in something of an unusual situation. At the end of the month, I’ll be traveling to Portugal, as a tourist, for about four weeks — before settling there for 6 months on a national visa. Because ...
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Visa to Egypt and passport control

I will be visiting the USA this July for 3 weeks. I am a Lebanese woman (I have a Lebanese passport only) married to an Egyptian citizen and living in Egypt. I was granted a US visitor visa for 5 ...
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Is it possible to move from a German language study visa to a 90-day tourist visa? [duplicate]

I will try to keep this short and sweet. I have obtained a German language learning visa in Germany. It expires on September 1st, 2018 (I applied for it in October, so it is an 1-month visa, just in ...
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Domestic travel in the US with no passport

I'm staying in Seattle on a J-1 visa for 3 months, and I need to apply for a long-term French visa for another trip immediately following my internship here. The French consulate in San Francisco ...
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Lost my passport and need to travel within the EU

I lost my passport and need to travel from the Netherlands to France. I requested a new passport but it is not here yet. I do have my valid USA visa on my expired passport, would that be ok to travel ...
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Status of APC (automated passport control) kiosks in US airports?

Is there somewhere a list of all US airports with automated passport control kiosks? I have used them at NY (JFK), Boston, Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW). I don't believe they are in place in Newark but ...
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Stamping of non-EU passports with residence permit

I am a non-EU citizen residing in Germany for more than 2 years with a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel). I got stamped the very first time I entered Germany but since then I never got my ...
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Traveling to U.S on an Irish passport as a U.S citizen penalty [duplicate]

I traveled into the U.S on my Irish passport, even though i have an U.S passport because it was out of date and i didn't have time to renew it. I had to get a visa waiver and lie that i had not been ...
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Entering your home country with expired passport [closed]

Can you get in to your home country, if your passport is expired? Considering that your country doesn't have other IDs to prove your identity, you don't have time to get issued new passport on embassy ...