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Can a foreigner with permanent residence status in Mexico fly within MX with only the permanent residency card, or is the passport also required

I am a US citizen who lives full time in Mexico with Permanent Resident status. If I fly, say from Mexico City to Oaxaca, can I do it with my residency card alone, or must I bring my US passport as ...
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Two Passports with Differing Name Order - will I have issues?

I'm a dual citizen (US/EU) so I have two passports but first name and middle name flipped: Passport 1 Given Name: Name1 Name2 Surname: Surname Passport 2 Given Name: Name2 Name1 Surname: Surname All ...
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What documents can I bring to prove my US citizenship when crossing the border from Canada to the United States without a passport?

I am a resident of Canada and I recently renewed my US passport, but it has been three weeks since it was shipped and I still have not received it. I was planning to drive to the US this weekend, but ...
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ID for UK to Ireland travel

My partner and our children would like to book a crossing from UK to Ireland in the next few weeks. I understand ID is required. I have not got a driving licence but I have an expired passport (13 of ...
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Passport/visa requirements for a US citizen traveling to Brazil

A) Does a US citizen with a US passport require a visa to travel to Brazil for two weeks as a tourist? B/C) Can a Brazilian citizen enter Brazil "as a foreigner" with their US passport only? ...
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Amtrak experience for an Irish passport holder entering the US from Canada

So, I just want to know what the customs procedure is like on Amtrak to NYC from Montréal once you reach the border. I have an Irish passport so I don’t need a visa. What happens when you reach the ...
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Can I fly from the US to Iran with an expired Iranian passport?

I am originally Persian, born and raised in Iran. I am on a Green card here in the USA and want to go back home, but my Iranian passport has expired. Qatar Airways has a cheap, good flight that I want ...
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I have a small smudge on the seal on the passport. I have visa stamping coming up and really worried if that will cause any issue [duplicate]

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Passport validity for entry into India [duplicate]

Can an Indian passport holder (Indian citizen) enter India travelling from Australia with less than 6 months passport validity
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TLScontact notified me that a final decision has been made on my visa application. Does it mean it was approved?

I received an email from TLS contact requesting that I resubmit my passport, saying that the final decision has been made. I applied for a UK visa and chose the option to keep my passport. I wanted to ...
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Does any country still offer their citizens the option to add new pages on their passport?

Until 2016, it was possible to add new pages to a US passport. Does any country still offer their citizens the option to add new pages on their passport?
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Which regulation stipulated that the maximum number of pages allowed in a US passport was 100?

I read on https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/meet-man-largest-us-passport-180958024/: The maximum number [of pages] allowed [in a US passport] used to be capped at 100? Which regulation ...
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How did adding new pages to a US passport use to work?

Until 2016, it was possible to add 24 new pages to a US passport: The U.S. Department of State will no longer add visa pages into U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. Previously, U.S. passport ...
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Can I go to the B visa interview (USA) with a soon to expire passport?

If I come from a country that is in the Six-Month Club (exempt from the 6 month rule), can I go to the B visa interview at the US embassy with a soon to expire passport? My passport has about a month ...
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Can I enter the UK with my UK passport, even though I became a US citizen in 2021 and changed my name back to my maiden name?

I became a US citizen in 2021 and changed my name back to my maiden name. I still have a United Kingdom passport that does not expire until 2027, but it is in my married name. Can I enter the UK with ...
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Is it ever harmful to bring my second passport as a precaution?

I am a dual citizen of Hong Kong and the Philippines, and I am traveling from Hong Kong to Japan. Japan does not require visas for Hong Kong passport holders, so I used my Hong Kong passport to buy a ...
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What happens to a pending US Passport application if I get an Emergency US Passport while it's being processed?

I'm a Dual Citizen, France and recently the USA. I applied for my first passport in the US, before flying immediately to Europe. In Europe I could see the Passport wouldn't be processed in time for me ...
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Lost passport two weeks ago deboarding in UK

My wife and I flew from Marrakech to London Gatwick on the easyJet airline and we got to Gatwick and then realised that my expired Moroccan passport containing my I.L.R stamp inside along with my ...
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Different Names on Passports [duplicate]

I have different surnames on my passports. I'd like to use the one passport to leave my current country and enter the new country with the other passport. Due to some laws conflicting in both ...
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Is the six-month rule a hard rule or a guideline?

I'm an Italian citizen and got my ESTA last year that's still valid until my passport expiration in 2023. Italy is also in the 6 months club so it shouldn't be a problem. I will travel to the United ...
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French/US citizen traveling on expired passport

My daughter is a US and French citizen. We leave in a couple of days for France and realized her passports for both countries are expired. We are going from the US to France. She has her National ID ...
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Travel outside Pakistan [closed]

I want to travel to UK from Pakistan for 15 days and I have valid visa but my passport will expire in 3 months. Will I have any issues at Pakistan airport at the departure time? I check from gov.uk ...
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Can I enter the USA after my H1B visa start date?

My H1B visa got approved, however, I haven’t received my passport yet (10 days later). After many calls and emails I finally went to the embassy again and I was told that there are some governmental/...
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H1B visa stamping appt in 2 days but passport front cover detached

I have an h1b stamping appointment in 2 days and today when I entered India, I was told the passport is damaged because the cover page came off ( the thick leather like covering to the booklet ). Now ...
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travel with dual passport (UK passport and Chinese Passport) from Japan to South Korea

My wife has both British passport and Chinese passport with Japanese Residence Permit on her Chinese passport, and we are currently living in Japan. We are planning to go to South Korea next month, ...
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Ball pen mark on passport

I have a very small ball pen mark in page 3 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? Will I have any issues ?
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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

I left my job recently, applied for a passport, and declared my profession "unemployed". Now, as I want to study abroad, Will it give a wrong impression to the visa officer that my ...
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country? [closed]

Someone who is banned from leaving the country gave me some information that's surprising. He is banned because he's a witness in a trial. Not sure when his ban will be lifted. This is not a country ...
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Trying to get an Indian visa as an Indian-born Canadian citizen who never held an indian passport

I immigrated to Canada when I was 4 under my mother’s passport, and obtained Canadian citizenship within 6 years, all before the year 2000. I never had an Indian passport. I’ve been to India since, ...
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What happens if you're trying to get on your return flight but your passport does not have entry stamp?

What happens if you're trying to get on your return flight but your passport does not have entry stamp? For instance, let's say you are dual citizen and have two passports. You enter your destination (...
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Indian passport [duplicate]

I have attached cover page of my passport. Other details are good. I have send my passport for business visa in Thai embassy. Let me any in there any issue for getting visa stamp and international ...
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Can Israeli passports be extended in Israel without a valid Teudat Zehut?

The Israeli page on extending one’s passport in Israel says that it’s mandatory to bring ones Teudat Zehut. Is it possible to do the extension by just bringing one’s current passport if you’re not a ...
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Can one keep one's current Israeli passport while an extension application is pending?

Given the current consular employees strike, one cannot extend one's passport at Israeli consulates. Doing so in Israel apparently takes 6 weeks. Given the exception circumstances, is it possible to ...
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Can my ex-wife, who is Chinese, apply for a Chinese passport for our child who is an american citizen, without my consent?

My ex wife is a Chinese citizen and I'm concerned she is attempting to take our child back to China without my consent. I have a restraining order stating she cannot take our child out of the state ...
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Is passport issuance within Israel affected by the Foreign Ministry strike?

There’s currently a strike of Ministry of Foreign Affairs employees which makes it impossible to extend Israeli passports at consulates. Does this strike also affect the issuance of passports within ...
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Can I fly with an expired passport within Spain?

I am a Spanish resident (with Spanish nationality) and I want to travel from one city to another in Spain by flight. I have lost my identity document (DNI). I do have a copy of a valid DNI, but its ...
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How to obtain a minor's passport with an absent parent

My family is taking a trip to the Bahamas and have invited my son and me, both US citizens living in the US. My son is 10 years old, and his father has not had contact with him in 8 years. Before that ...
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Can you travel to the EU with an expiring US passport + EU identification card?

My wife is a dual citizen of the US and Hungary. She has a US passport that expires within 3 months and a Hungarian national ID card. Flight is today and there's no way she can get her US passport ...
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Can I enter Romania with a single entry Schengen visa?

I'm currently a holder of a single entry Schengen visa and I'm planning to visit Germany next month. Is it possible that after my stay in Germany to visit Romania using the same single entry visa I ...
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Who qualifies as a "a person of good standing in their community" for purposes of countersigning UK passport applications?

According to the official UK government website, certain applications for UK passports must be countersigned by a third party. One of the criteria for being an authorized countersignatory is (link in ...
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Returning home to France with less than 6 months on British passport and French post-Brexit residency card

I am a British Citizen living in France, I hold a French EU-Article 50 (Brexit) residency permit. Is there any risk that I'd be stopped when returning to France from the UK on my British passport ...
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Will yellow markings on passport affect my US visa application? [closed]

My passport has this yellow markings on the corner of first and last pages. I have a US visa appointment scheduled. Will this be considered damaged.
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Can I book a flight on one passport and later change it to another passport?

I am looking to book an international flight. I presently have a valid US passport. I expect to be receiving another valid passport from a different country (due to dual citizenship) in a few weeks. ...
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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

I have the passports of countries A and B one of which require a visa to Turkey and the other one doesn’t. I am planning to enter passport With passport A which will have a visa, and leave with ...
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Indian Passport binding loose

my passport binding has become loose. Do I need to get new passport or this is fine?
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Can I buy two tickets for different passports, register for them, go to the transit zone, cancel one and fly to the other

Can I theoretically buy two tickets while abroad, register for both of these flights at the airport. Then go to the transit zone with one passport and ticket (the passport with which I entered the ...
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Traveling with a temporary passport document

I lost my US passport in Croatia over the summer. I was given a temporary one by the US embassy in Croatia. And I have not been able to renew it yet and get the full passport with a chip. I have a ...
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My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia, what can I do?

My government (China) cancelled my passport. I'm in Malaysia. What can I do? Reason of the cancellation: I posted a tweet saying EAT MY ASS while tagging a government institution. I mean I don't know ...
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How can I travel without a passport? [closed]

Say one day my passport is cancelled because I wrote something offensive about my country's president on my Twitter a few years ago. Unfortunately I have only 1 citizenship. This would probably happen ...
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is this counted as a damaged passport? (Indian Passport) [duplicate]

I have mostly kept my passport in bag and i am not sure how it exactly happened or what, but I notice something on just 1 page, would that be counted as a damaged passport? My detail page and ...

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