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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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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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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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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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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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Leave and re-enter Belgium with temporary residence card + void passport + passport of another country?

I am a non-EEA national currently living in Belgium, where I have a residence card (`titre de séjour', type A) valid till the end of October 2017. As my old passport (which I show every time when 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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Dual citizenship different information

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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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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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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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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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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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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US Declaration Cards given out even though they were unnecessary

Last year, I flew on Emirates from Milan to New York (JFK). Everyone was given US declaration cards, and I filled it out as required. However, when I arrived at passport control, there was an ...
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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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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 ...
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New York JFK connection for two separately purchased international flights [duplicate]

Here is my itinerary, followed by my question: X (a European city) --> New York, JFK New York, JFK --> Y (a South American city) Do I need to pass through the passport control at JFK if I ...
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Transit flight from a country that doesn't require passport to a Schengen country?

Normally, I have a special type of Turkish passport that allows me to gain entrance to some Schengen countries without a visa, and the Netherlands is one of them. I am staying in Northern Cyprus for ...
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The cover of my passport had deattached from the old passport. I am under F1 status in the US. can I still travel with it? [duplicate]

The cover of my passport had deattached from the old passport. I am under F1 status in the US. It happened at a layover and when the immigration officer checked he didn't say anything. Can I still ...
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Entering Japan on a temporary passport

I will be flying to Japan using a temporary "emergency"-type passport. These are not biometric, as they do not contain a chip with fingerprints inside them. Has any citizen from either Italy, Poland, ...
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Do I have EU citizen rights in the UK if I have entered on my Australian passport (but I am also an EU citizen)?

I have been unable to find an answer to my question on the UK immigration web pages, nor on other travel stack exchange questions/answers, so any help would be much appreciated. I have entered the UK ...
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Can I enter Italy after a refusal?

I have multiple entry Schengen visa from Italy and I flew to Italy but, at border control, I was refused entry because there was a mistake with my hotel reservation. I was repatriated back to South ...
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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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Border control missmarked my passport so it looks like I overstayed a day

My wife has been working in Swaziland for the last year and she's getting ready to come back to the US. She just found that her passport was mis-stamped on her last South Africa–Swaziland ...
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Why are passports controlled two times at arrival to Schengen countries?

From time to time I travel from Turkey to the Schengen countries (Germany, Netherlands, Italy etc.). Not all the time, but sometimes I see that our passports are controlled one more time as soon as we ...
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go through U.S. passport control with non-U.S. citizen? [duplicate]

me (US citizen) flying into JFK from my home in Germany with my German girlfriend, and my three teenage kids from an earlier marriage (dual citizens). can Martina, the German girlfriend, pass through ...
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Entering Canada from the US by bus

I shall be visiting Canada during the summer, however, I will be entering the country by bus from New York. Would I still need an eTA to cross the border? I will be coming from Malta (Europe+EU ...