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Questions tagged [passports]

For questions about the identification document and its uses in travel.

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Can I travel on a passport that found after reporting it to the police as lost?

My girlfriend and I are supposed to travel from Paris to London on Friday and come back a few days later. My girlfriend lost her passport in August and declared it to the French police. She found it ...
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Can I get a new U.S. passport sent to a U.S. consulate overseas after leaving the US with a different passport (dual citizenship)?

My child has dual US and German citizenship, we live in the US. Her US passport expired, the German one is still valid. Her new passport might not be ready in time for our travel plans. Judging from ...
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Can a seafarer depart a country with only seaman passport? [duplicate]

I am quite confused about the difference of national passport and seaman passport.. in case a seafarer his passport already expired or will be expiring soon, can he travel with his seaman passport ...
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Empty page in passport between stamps

The immigration officer here in Dubai inconsiderately left a whole empty page between my last stamp and the UAE stamp. Does this waste the page or will other immigration officers still stamp in ...
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Urgently request passport back from US embassy without visa. Processing time?

I applied for US tourist visa in the US consulate in Paris. They have taken longer than a month to issue the visa and the status says its under “administrative processing”. I’m presuming this to mean ...
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Type of appointment to take to close a passport applicaion?

My hometown is in West Bengal, India and currently I am staying in Gurugram. I applied for a passport in Gurugram and the officials have put it on hold as they are asking me to come up with another ...
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Will this small crease in passport be a problem

Will this crease be a problem when travelling
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Can I, underage, get a US passport with consent from both parents, but without either present?

I am under age 16. The research I did says that if a parent isn't able to come in person to the passport office, then they need to fill out Form DS-3053 and have it notarized. But what if neither ...
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My passport renewal is stuck because I have two Indian passports [on hold]

I am an Indian national. I applied for passport renewal in 2018 and received a letter from the Regional Passport office (RPO) that I hold two passports as per their records. As this is true, I went ...
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Will fingerprints on record in USA be an issue when applying for UK visa?

My friend was caught with a passport in 2018 portraying name and nationality that differed from the one taken to the same USA embassy 8 years ago. She had her fingerprints captured at the USA embassy ...
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Renewing my Indian passport in India as an NRI

I hold an Indian passport that's due to expire on 20th of January 2019. I've come on a vacation to India now (Dec 2018). I haven't visited India for a year and a half until now, so officially, I am ...
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Loose thread passport [duplicate]

My passport has loose threads and is now hardly attached to the cover. I will be traveling from Mumbai to Brussels. Will this be a problem at immigration?? I have my residence permit.
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Mailed My Passport to the US for Renewal

I permanently live abroad with my spouse. My passport was due to expire, so I sent it, along with the necessary renewal form, picture, etc, back to the US to be renewed. I'm planning on having my ...
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Expired Passport has expired USA visa but applying for B2 on new passport and dont have old passport physically

Do I need to mention that I had been to USA as a minor (with expired passport and visa details) on the DS 160? If yes, is it okay to appear for B2 visa not having the expired passport but only a ...
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Can I travel to USA with visa on a cancelled passport? [duplicate]

I know that if passport is expired then we can carry both passports. But, it is cancelled in our case. Is it allowed to travel to USA from India with visa stamped on a cancelled passport (due to name ...
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Dual national with passports in with different names (maiden and married) [duplicate]

I'm curious which surname to use when booking a flight roundtrip to Brazil. My Brazilian passport has my maiden name, and my American passport has my married name. Which surname should I use when ...
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Why can we go to every country by using Pakistani passport, but not Israel? [closed]

Through a Pakistani passport we can go to every country but we cannot go to Israel. What is reason behind this issue?
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Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, my passport had suffered water damage during my stay in the US because of which I had to apply and get a new one. Since my old passport contains a valid US visa, the indian embassy ...
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Are state-issued non-driver photo IDs acceptable as “Primary Photo ID” for a US passport application?

There's a list of accepted types of primary and secondary photo IDs at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/identification.html. One of the options there, listed under "...
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Is it a problem if my father's name is different in my new passport?

My old Egyptian passport with a valid USA visa has my father's name as Fekry. My new valid passport has it spelled Fikry. Will this be a problem when entering the US?
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Flying back to Europe from India with passport that does not have 6 months till expiry date for EU citizen

We are holders of Lithuanian (EU) passports. I got visas to India for a year that will end next November 14th, passport of my two-year-old son will end on 10th of November since passports for babies ...
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Can I glue or staple landing slips to my passport?

I have some landings lips from Macau and Hong Kong. When these landing slips were first introduced, they were stapled into your passport, now you are just getting a piece of paper. I would like to ...
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What is the passport validity period requirement for a Kuwait employment visa? [closed]

My passport is going to expire on 30 July 2020, and I have a job opportunity coming up in Kuwait. Will I be eligible to get this visa, which is for a 2-year contract?
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I am going to be residing back in the UK as a British citizen [duplicate]

I am going to be residing back in the UK as a British citizen having been in New Zealand for the past 12 years.I plan to travel back a few days before my UK passport expires. Will this be possible or ...
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Can an American living in Italy get a temporary passport on short notice?

I'm an American that's been living in Italy for 12 years now, my wife's Italian and I have a permanent foreigners permit to stay due to my status as a family member of an Italian citizen. My job ...
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Which passport number should I use?

I have 2 passports (one expired with a valid visa and one other passport valid); while booking a ticket, which passport number should I put in?
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Apply for Schengen without leaving the passport

Is it possible to apply for Schengen visa without leaving mt passport in the consulate. As I want to apply for UK visa nearly at the same time or I have to wait until step by step
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Does my infant child need a US passport to fly to Canada and back?

My wife, daughter and I (all US citizens) are planning to fly to Toronto and back. According to https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-...
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Do I need a visa for UK If I am British citizen travelling on foreign passport

I have British passport which recently expired. The lag time for renewal means it will not be ready for my holiday to Britain. Am told by visa office I don't need visa because I am citizen. But I ...
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travelling to Canada on expired visa on expired passport

I received the multiple entry visa from Canadian embassy. Unfortunately they put the visa expiration date equal to passport expiration date. Since then my passport has expired. I have received a new ...
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Do I need an ESTA for returning from a trip to the US, if I have US-Italy Dual Citizenship? [duplicate]

I'll be going back to the US in February for 10 days or so and up until this year, I've always traveled with my US passport and my Italian ID card to prove my EU citizenship since I live in the EU. ...
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When can I travel next time to Ecuador using my EU passport?

I am Romanian and I traveled to Ecuador for 84 days (the limit of my EU passport, without visa, is 90 days). The official website says that I can be in Ecuador for maximum 90 days, without visa. I ...
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Do staple holes in front cover of the passport mean it's damaged?

I applied for a Norwegian visa in my home country through a third-party visa application center that handles all the visa applications for the Norwegian Embassy. I got the visa, but now my passport ...
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Is the 'passport application locator number' the same as the passport number?

I am trying to book a flight on Sky Airline which is asking for my passport number in order to book the flight. Problem is that I do not have my passport yet, but https://passportstatus.state.gov ...
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Pakistani Passport: Missing entry stamp into Germany [closed]

I arrived in Germany in September on a student visa. I got the exit stamp from Pakistan but the immigration officer at Munich airport did not put an 'Entry' stamp on my passport. I did not notice at ...
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Can we do online application for US Global Entry while physically not present in USA?

I want to apply for my parents in Global Entry Program. I checked the procedure for Indian Citizen, first 2 points are as below: Apply Online with CBP: Complete a TTP online application and pay the $...
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Date of birth and expiration date, XX or XXI century? [closed]

When we read machine-readable zone (MRZ) dates, we only see the last two digits in year. Is there a rule to establish when such date is 1900’s or 2000’s? It should exist something to check MRZ ...
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Traveling to Brazil & Argentina, passport expires in less than 3 months, will I have a problem entering?

I have a flight to Brazil in 2 days and (due to personal negligence) I just realized my passport expires in less than 3 months. My passport is Bulgarian. I don't need a visa for Brazil (up to 90 days)...
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What counts as “about to expire” for UK paper premium passport renewal?

I’m a British citizen living abroad (I don’t believe this belongs on the expatriates stack exchange because my specific question could apply equally to British citizens in the UK - indeed it’s about a ...
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RFID blocking Passport wallets and trouble during security checks

I just invested in an RFID blocking Passport wallet. I read the SE Travel Query regarding passport security and it addresses concerns regarding security for passport data. I still hold a Machine-...
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Duel citizen US/Japan Can I use my Japanese passport to enter China?

Duel citizen US/Japan. Can I use my Japanese passport to enter China 16 days? My flight is a round trip from US. I’m under 15.
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Expired US passport and denied ESTA

My US passport expired in february and I am flying to the US in 2 weeks. I have dual citizenship, which means I also have a Danish passport, but my application for ESTA was denied since I ...
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Can a dual national child enter the UK without a British passport?

My daughter was born this year in South Africa. I'm a British citizen with British passport and permanent residency in the UK. My partner is South African and we are in the process of getting her a ...
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Do I need a passport for a few days emergency visit to Canada?

My father had unexpected surgery and lives in Canada, Ontario. He is in icu on ventilator. If I need to go ASAP for a few days do I need a passport? I have never had one. I would be leaving from ...
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Can an Indian travel to India with 50 days before passport expires?

My wife is travelling from Philadelphia to India in January 2019 and, on her outbound trip, she will only have 50 days validity left on her passport. However, while in india, she will be renewing her ...
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Can a refugee travel with Convention Travel Documents and Passport

Can a UK refugee travel to Maldives (entry) with Refugee Convention Travel Documents 1951 and exit with (other) Passport?
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US citizen lost passport, stuck in Canada without a passport

My son is trying to return from Canada to the U.S. He is a U.S. citizen. He lost his passport at the airport. He has scanned a copy of his birth certificate and passport on his laptop. They will ...
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Is it necessary to carry a passport when traveling in Italy

I have a U.S. passport and spending a month in Italy. While here is its necessary to carry my passport with me or can I leave it where I am staying and carry another ID such as a drivers license. The ...
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Torn visa in my passport [closed]

Back in April 2017, I applied for a student visa at the Israeli Embassy. My passport came back, as you can see, in this torn condition. I questioned them at the time about my passport's validity and ...
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Expiration of passport one month after leaving Canada [duplicate]

Can I travel to Canada end of March to 4 April 2019 if my visa expires with my passport on 29 May 2019