Questions tagged [passport-renewals]

For issues with traveling after renewing one's passport/ID card. E.g. "Can I enter the US with a visa in my old passport?".

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Traveling from Germany to Austria without a passport at hand, with Blue card - plastic card "Aufenthaltstitel" but also says Pass(Ersatz)

I have a passport, but I left it in my embassy to renew. I would like to travel shortly to Austria and back. I have a German Aufenthaltstitel, due to having a "Blue Karte EU", and it says on ...
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6 months Passport Validity and Travel

This summer, my family (me, wife, and kid) is scheduled for a trip from the USA to India. The current passport of my kid (a US citizen) is valid till Dec 2022. Our return date in July 2022 is within ...
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approved visa for Old Passport to be stamped on New Passport

I came to US with visiting visa (Indian Passport holder) and I got approval for a nonimmigrant work visa. My passport is about to expire. If I get a new passport can the approved visa be stamped on ...
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NEXUS card proof of citizenship for passport renewal?

I need to renew my US passport card in-person. I applied to renew my passport book and card by mail, but I had lost my previous passport card (many years ago) and had forgotten that I had one. The ...
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Renewal of minor's Indian passport

I am in USA and my son's indian passport expires in a week what should I do to renew it?..If i apply by VFS which would take 3- 6 weeks time to process will it affect his stay? Or will applying on ...
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Options for renewing passports of minors

USA here, Bay Area (CA). Trying to renew my kids' passports (they're both under 16). Are there any options beyond the listed "passport acceptance facilities" on travel.gov, nearly all of ...
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Is my passport damaged and can't be used for traveling?

This morning I went to submit my documents at the vfs office. The vfs officer informed me that my passport looks damaged. Until she said that I never noticed anything abnormal. My pages are holding ...
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Traveling to Canada with a US Passport after Name Change

I got my first (US) passport in Jan 2021, and I was married to my Canadian husband in Oct 2021. I have seen that US citizens can travel with a passport with a previous name as long as its accompanied ...
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Transit through a Schengen airport with soon-to-expire passport

I would like to travel from Moscow to New York via Helsinki. My Russian passport expires less than 3 months after the planned departure from the US. To enter the US, my passport only needs to be valid ...
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Passport validity requirements for Schengen resident to travel to Spain

Is a resident of a Schengen country (but non-EU citizen) required to have a passport that is valid for 3 extra months when entering Spain? I only managed to find the website of the Spanish foreign ...
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Options when US Passport is stuck in renewal

The US state department currently quotes US passport renewal times as 5-7 weeks. I have no upcoming travel booked so this may be a good opportunity to get this over with. However, there is a non-...
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Indian Passport Renewal Queries

My passport is valid till May 2023. I have a valid US visa on it until 2025. However I am moving to Germany with my spouse in January 2022 as a dependent or with a work permit. I will then move alone ...
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Renewing a Portuguese passport 8 months before it expires

I am a Portuguese citizen, and my Portuguese passport expires in May 2022. However, I am planning to go to Lisbon for a few days in October. I am wondering if one can renew a Portuguese passport 8 ...
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US Passport renewal strategy in 2021

So my US passport has less than a year of life left on it. The current renewal times border on the ridiculous. 12 weeks for expedited and 18 weeks for "routine". The only alternative seems ...
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Passport renewal application package questions

I'm renewing my U.S. passport via mail and just have a few odds and ends questions prior to shipping it off. The DS-82 form is two pages. Should I staple the 2 pages together, paper clip them ...
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What is the current US passport processing time?

I am a travel agent on the side and my clients are all very nervous about the length of time to process new and renewed US passports in the post pandemic world. How long does a renewal or new passport ...
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EU national with settled status travelling back to the UK on a new passport - how to prove settled status? [closed]

Imagine the following scenario - an EU national with settled status tied to their current passport who has gone home to their EU member state to renew it. This particular member state does not allow ...
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I had my passport renewed before the expiration date and now I have two valid passports [closed]

My Italian Nulla Osta visa is attached to my previous Bangladeshi passport but I renewed my passport and then I submitted it to the embassy and took both my valid passports but the passport with which ...
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Is it possible to renew my US passport in person at a renewal facility?

My current passport expires on October 27, 2021. I've taken a look at the U.S. State Department guidelines for renewal, and it seems like their policies are adamant that if it's not a life-or-death ...
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Can Indian travel to US with passport expiring in 5 months

My mom lives in India (she is an Indian citizen). Her passport expires in September 2021. Her visa is valid until the end of 2022. Can she travel to US around July and be back in India before her ...
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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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Expired US Passports - what to do?

My parents and I are US citizens and we were planning to visit the Bahamas through the Balearia Ferry. The problem is I just realized both my parents passports expired 11/2020 (I believe their ...
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Passport Renewal Data Question

On the final box of the passport renewal application, "Has my data changed since your last document was issued?", does the question apply to my address or or just the information on the data ...
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Getting an expired Canadian passport number

My wife needs to get the passport numbers for passports that she's held for the past seven years, but the Canadian passport she had was only five years. She doesn't have her expired passport anymore, ...
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As a South African passport holder, what is the minimum time to expiry required if I wish to fly into the country

In more detail: I live in the UK. I am a dual national (SA and UK) but according to SA law must enter and leave the country on my SA passport. Because of delays to renewing SA passports from the UK, I ...
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What should I be concerned about if I let my daughter's U.S. passport expire before renewal?

My daughter has US citizenship as well as citizenship with an EU country. We live in the EU. She's under 16. When her passport expires in a couple of years in February, she'll still be under 16 ...
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Extension of multiple entry Canada visa in old expired passport to renewed passport

My ten year multiple entry Canada visa dated 20th Feb.2020 is valid upto 15th January, 2021 upto the date of expiry of my passport. I have renewed my passport in December 2020. I want to travel to ...
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Valid B1/B2 "R" (regular) on expired diplomatic passport

Can I use my valid regular (non diplomatic) visa issued in my old and expired diplomatic passport with my new regular passport?
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What happens if the UK wants to remove you from itself but your passport has, for example, expired or been lost?

What is the procedure like then? Do they obtain one on your behalf from your national embassy? Politely request you to do so as promptly as required? How does such a situation play out? I'm interested ...
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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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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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Passport Question regarding J1 visa in the US [closed]

I am going to start my job as a residency physician soon in US. For that I have to apply for an exchange visitor J1 visa. My passport expires exactly around the time of my intended stay. My country (...
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Indian passport renewal and I-94 extension for H1B visa holder in COVID-19 special situation

I am an Indian citizen, residing in California, USA on an H1B Visa. My passport is expiring in mid-June, 2020, along with my I-94. My visa is valid until December, 2021. I have my 2 year old son on H4 ...
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Extension of stay at USA due to COVID-19 lockdown

My wife and I are Indian citizens with valid USA B2 visas. We came to visit our children on December 8, 2019. Our authorised stay ends on June 8, 2020. We have planned to return on June 3, 2020. We ...
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Can I travel on a valid Canadian visa in an old/expired passport? [duplicate]

I recently renewed my passport in February 2020. I have a valid Canadian visitor visa in my old passport (with expiry date 30/09/2020, the visa also expires 30/09/2020). I had planned to travel to ...
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How to apply for US passport card when I already have passport book?

I have a US passport book, and I would like to apply for a US passport card (to have in addition to my passport book). If I apply using form DS-82, submitting my current passport book as proof of ...
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Air Travel In Mexico for US Citizens [closed]

I'm flying out of Mexicali BC. Mexico in July. The problem is I lost my US Passport. To fly in Mexico do I need a passport with a visa? I ask because since both my parents have dual citizenship, I ...
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Indian citizens living abroad, renew passport in India

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany (with Residence Permit), I can renew my passport in Germany. But, I will be in India for 3 months and I can also easily renew my passport in India. If I ...
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Small oil stains on the bio-data page of my UK passport. Is this "damaged"?

I am travelling to India next month, and to do so I ordered a new passport. In the short time I've had it, I've somehow managed to get 4 blobs of oil stain (explained as oil by the fact that the ...
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Indian passport threads coming off, India travel in 2 weeks

I live in US, and have a F1 Visa and an Indian passport. I am traveling to India in couple of weeks, and my passport got some wear and tear. The stitching which hold the inner pages and the cover is ...
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passport validity for travel to China

I have Chinese visa valid up to 14th Feb 2020 and I am entering China in 12th February for 6 days and coming back. My passport expires in 24th April 2020 can I travel on same passport ?
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Renewing passport from abroad, can I enter US with visa and canceled passport?

We are New Zealand citizens, live in Mexico and travel to the US regularly. We have SENTRI and B1/B2 Visitor Visas for the US. Some of our passports expire later this year, and the NZ Passport ...
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Two passports for the same person in India

I had a passport issued when I was 13 yrs old (in 1984), which became expired. In 2004, I had applied and got another passport without surrendering the previous one. The second passport too has ...
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How can a US citizen whose passport was stolen get home?

My passport was stolen and because of the holidays in December (Christmas and New Years) there were no open appointments to get emergency flying papers from the US embassy. Is there any way the ...
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Renewal of Indian passport for NRIs

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany. I am applying for my passport renewal from India and in the online application, there is a question: Is your present address out of India? *Yes No When I ...
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Damaged passport - docs required [closed]

Are there extra charges for passport re-issuance in case of a damaged passport? The book got detached from cover, that's all. For Non-ECR, where to find the seal? Can't see in my passport. Hope ...
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How long must a US passport be valid when visiting Brazil?

I am planning to visit friends in Brazil in March 2020. My US passport expires in May 2020. From what I can gather online, Brazil requires passports to be valid for six months after arrival if you ...
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How long does Australian online visa transfer take from old to new passport? [duplicate]

How long does Australian online visa transfer take from old to new passport. Im an Indian national traveling to Australia in December. I will soon be getting my new passport reissued and will have to ...
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My Indian passport renewed but not yet updated on Austalian PR Visa

Background I have an Australian PR visa (subclass 189) and an Indian passport. I have recently renewed my passport because it was due to expire. I have submitted my new details via : https://immi....
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J1 visa in old passport [duplicate]

If I get an USA -J1 visa on my Indian passport and after that I decide to apply for the new passport (due to insufficient pages), is J1 visa in my old passport is valid ??
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