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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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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

I'm travelling soon but need to renew my passport. Given that I have to provide my passport number to the airline to book a flight, I was wondering if my passport number would change if I renew it. ...
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Can I keep my old passport when I have it renewed and a new one issued?

I have occasionally read about old passports people collect as keepsakes of their travels. Now, I just came across a mention of “all old passports” in a list of things to bring to a US visa interview ...
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Brexit passport renewal - Will I need to pay again?

I am a British citizen, and my passport is due to expire in March 2019. This is about the time I should look to renew it (at a current cost of £75.50), but I've read/heard that when we leave the EU, ...
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What happens to visas that last longer than a passport?

I'm about to get a visa that will outlast my passport by roughly three or four months. The time difference is not a lot and probably won't have any big effect on anything but it got me wondering. Does ...
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Can my 2 children, aged 10 and 12, who are US citizens, travel to the USA on expired American passports?

My children are 10 and 12 years old. They are US citizens (no dual citizenship). There is no consulate or embassy on the island where I live (Guadeloupe). To renew the children's passports, I need to ...
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Can I travel to Canada with valid visa on old/expired passport?

I recently renewed my passport. I also have an expired passport which has my Canada visa (visitor's) valid for another three years. I have already used my Canadian visa which is multiple entry. I am ...
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Can I travel with my New Zealand visa on my old passport

I am an Indian national and would like to ask a question about my travel to New Zealand. My old passport contains my New Zealand visitors visa which is still valid for 8 months. Recently my old ...
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Getting a UK passport renewed when you have dual nationality and a different name in your second country?

I recently applied to renew my UK passport. Since the last renewal I became a citizen of Costa Rica, which in common with other Latin American countries requires you to have two surnames (apellidos) ...
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Do you need to get a new ESTA when your passport is renewed?

A bit over a year ago I applied for (and got) an ESTA for travel to the USA, valid for two years. That validity takes the ESTA to pretty close to the end of the passport validity. I've just renewed ...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

I need to fly across the US in about two weeks. Currently, the only ID that I have is a passport, which will be expired then. Is it possible for me to either get a new passport or California ID, that ...
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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US (May 4th). I will be staying for one week, flying back to Europe afterwards (where I am a resident). Can I enter with my ...
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Renewing a US Passport without getting rid of the old one

I have an issue with my US passport where I am running out of passport pages for stamps/visas. My current passport expires in 2023, but I need to get a new one. However, I recently began traveling ...
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My passport expires in more than 10 years, so the Australian consulate refuses to issue a visa. Is there a way around this?

I have applied for a visa for a short holiday to Australia and renewed my UK passport accordingly. The passport office have added unexpired time to the expiry date, meaning that it was issued in ...
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Singapore visa accidentally issued with old passport number. Can I still travel?

I'm an Indian citizen and the Singapore consulate accidentally issued my business Visa with my old passport number. Can I still travel without getting a new Visa?
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Valid Indian visa in an expired passport

I recently had to renew my passport. The expired one has an Indian visa that will be valid until 2016. Is it necessary for me to get the visa transferred to the renewed passport, or can I get ...
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How close does my old passport photo have to be to my new passport photo to not require a countersignature?

I'm looking to renew an expired adult passport issued when I was 16 (now 27), and under the rules for submitting new passport photos it says one photo may need to be certified (and I assume section 10 ...
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Should we really expect difficulties when listing only “city of birth” in US passport and what countries have issues with this?

We are currently living in Europe, my spouse applied for US passport renewal, we went to US embassy with the application and listed city and country where she was born. Officer stated that we need ...
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Traveling to the US with new passport, visa on the old one

I have a valid B1/B2 US visa expiring about a year from now. The passport it's in expired a few years ago, and I recently got a new one. The passport number does not match, but the national ID ...
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Will it cause problems if my hair is too short on my passport photo?

It has been 2 years since my passport was renewed. At that time my hair was too short, hence the photo on my passport has short hair. Now I have a bit longer hair as compared to my passport photo. ...
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Dual citizenship A-B (non US), Passport expiring

I apologize for the seemingly contrived question, but this is actually my current situation, or rather, my mother's, and I am at a loss on what exactly she should do. She is a Citizen of Venezuela ...
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Can I travel to Singapore on a visa with old passport number?

I am an Indian citizen. I have lost my passport in India and I have applied for a new passport and got it. My Singapore visa mentioned the old passport number. Is there any problem with traveling to ...
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When should someone renew their UK passport to keep the red design longest?

Suppose someone wishes to renew their UK passport early so they can keep the red design for as long as possible and avoid the new blue design. When should they apply, such that it is early enough to ...
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Can I travel to Austria on a new visa-free passport if I lost the passport that contained a long-term Austrian visa?

I am a US student who will be studying abroad in Austria and leaving in August. I applied for my visa and it was mailed but FedEx never delivered the package and claims it has no clue where it is. I ...
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Passport renewal and six-month rule

I am currently holding a Philippine passport, which expires on April 2019. I hold a residence permit right now, which is "valid" way beyond this date. I live in France and might be moving to the ...
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Can a Jamaican citizen travel to Jamaica from the US with an expired passport and a US green card?

I am a citizen of Jamaica with a valid US permanent resident card. My Jamaican passport has expired and I have tried with no success to renew it through my assigned consulate in the US since December ...
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Travel to Australia with new passport

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I like to travel to Australia in few days however I've just renewed my passport and I don't have enough time to inform them about my passport renewal, ...
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Can you travel to India with a valid visa in the old passport? [duplicate]

It was possible to enter India with a new passport and the valid visa in the old passport last year. However I can't get any official confirmation on the current status. Notably, Timatic used to ...
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UK visa vignette placed in expired passport by mistake. Can I still travel?

I applied for a UK standard visitor visa and was asked to present both my current and expired passports. When I received the decision, I realized that my visa vignette was placed in the expired ...
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Can a Tibet Travel Permit be issued with Chinese visa in an expired passport?

I'm organising a trip to China including a visit to Lhasa in Tibet for a group of four people this April. Most of the trip is now booked, but a possible problem has come to light. One of our group ...
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I had a passport card as a kid, But lost it. Can I say I never had one when applying for a new one?

I'm trying to get a new US passport to go overseas in the winter. I had a passport card once before. I got it when I was 9, a minor. I am nineteen now so this passport is useless. Because I was a ...
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I renewed my passport and my visa is on my old passport. Will this create problems with Immigration?

My old passport has a 2-year validity visa for DR Congo expiring on 04.06.2016. It has only two blank pages remaining, so my boss told me to obtain a new passport, which I did. Presently I am on ...
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Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport?

Will my Chinese visa still be valid if I renew my passport? If so how does that work? I have heard that you can travel with your new passport and just show the old passport with the valid visa when ...
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US Passport Renewal, Is Stapling Required?

My US passport has expired. I have filled out the forms and have booked a pickup/delivery with DX Services for Tuesday. I have the required photo, and I am looking at this part of the application... ...
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Electronic visa having Old Passport number

I have Dubai work permit mailed to me by my employer. It contains my old passport number which has ECR stamp. I then got a new passport issued without ECR stamping, but with different passport number. ...
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Valid UK Visa in an Expired Passport

I have a valid (multiple entry) business visit visa to the UK on my old passport. I have recently obtained a new passport as I ran out of pages on my old passport. The purpose of my visit is still for ...
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Old passport validity when a new one has been issued

I have a sister who is a Philippines overseas worker in Oman. She is going home tomorrow for vacation. She was previously advised that her passport will not arrive until next week, that she can still ...
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The UK's “instant” passport service … how long currently to appointment?

My colleague was wondering if anyone has used the https://www.gov.uk/get-a-passport-urgently/online-premium-service UK's "instant" "online premium" passport service. You apply using that page and (...
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UK Visa Officer issued Visa sticker on the expired passport instead of the valid passport. Can I travel? [closed]

I recently applied for a UK spouse visa and was asked to present both my current and expired passports. When I received the decision the visa sticker was placed in my expired passport instead of the ...
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What are the requirements for a UK passport photo?

When applying for a UK passport renewal online, HM Passport Office seem strangely reluctant to tell you what the requirements are for the photo until after you've paid. After you've paid, you have a ...
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Valid US visa on old passport has a different given name while new passport has a corrected given name, will this be an issue?

The old passport with a still valid US visa on it has Given Names: XXX YYY and Surname: YYY Due to this my visa has the same combination i.e. full name reading XXX YYY YYY (surname twice at the end). ...
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Is B1 visa in perfect condition valid on old damaged passport?

I got my US B1 visa last month on my Indian passport. Someone in my family wrote a phone number on one of the blank page of my passport. As my passport is damaged now, can I travel with my current ...
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Do I need to physically crop my passport photo?

When renewing my US passport, I need to send a 2" × 2" photo in to the State Dept. Is that just the size of the photo image or the size of the whole thing? That is to say, can I print my 2×...
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Can I travel to Kuwait on a visa with old passport number?

I have a Kuwait visa, obtained from a hotel in Kuwait, with my old passport number. But as the validity of the present passport is expiring within 6 months, I got a new passport with a new passport ...
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Is there a penalty for not filing my new passport with NEXUS immediately?

I just got my new Canadian passport after becoming a Canadian citizen in April. I am going to out of country for two months and my understanding is this change will require a new NEXUS card to be sent ...
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Old Passport with US Visa FNU

I have valid US B1/B2 Visa on an expired Indian passport. My passport has my surname as blank and hence I was issued a US Visa with given name as FNU and Surname "My First Name" . I need to apply for ...
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UAE visit visa with expired passport number

I need a visa to travel to UAE. My passport will expire soon (June), so today I applied for a new passport and it will be delivered to me on March 17. I need to travel to Dubai on March 18. clearly ...
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Mistake in Online Passport Application

I'm applying for a new British passport and have submitted and payed on the online application but haven't yet send the declaration form. I noticed my mobile phone number I supplied is missing the ...
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Can you receive a Schengen visa in your new passport, based on a previously issued visa that is still valid?

My old passport with a valid Schengen visa was damaged, I then applied for a new passport. That Schengen visa was issued by the Spanish embassy. Now I plan to visit Italy, which doesn't like people ...
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Tourist visa with cancelled old passport and have renewed passport in hand

I got a tourist visa for UAE with my old passport number which was renewed on January 2015. I got the new passport with new number and in the last page old passport number also mentioned. Can I ...
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While there be any issue applying for a new passport before stamping?

I applied for an H1B visa and it's been approved. I'm waiting for an appointment. But my passport will expire in 12-13 months. If I apply for a new passport now, and appear for visa stamping with the ...