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Passport cover worn

I’m due to fly to the Dominican Republic next month and I’m a bit concerned about my passport (UK). The gold writing on the front cover has near enough disappeared. Has anyone else flown with a ...
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Front page stamp ink spilt in passport [duplicate]

The ink from the front page of my passport has split. Everything else seems to be in good condition. Will this cause any issue for international travel or do I need to have the passport reissued?
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Entering Spain with Soon-expiring US passport and expired Irish passport

I know someone who is a US and Irish dual citizen, travelling from Ireland to Spain (by Ryan Air), on a US passport because his Irish one is expired. His US passport is expiring a few days after his ...
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Travelling with a damaged passport but scanner can still read it?

My passport has been damaged by water, (some water marks especially on page where you can see which country I visited) but I went to the French Embassy and the scanner can still read it. Do you think ...
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US Passport Control - should my passport have an exit stamp when entering the US? [duplicate]

Here's the situation; I'm a citizen of two countries. One is eligible for Visa Waiver Program (Portugal) and the other isn't (Israel). As an Israeli citizen, I must present my Israeli passport when ...
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Dual Citizen - ESTA - Travel with stops in USA - Visited Iran

I'm in Brazil and I'm going to Australia. The best price is going with connections in the USA. I did the ESTA but I've answered that I had been in Iran in 2015 and automatically answered me that I was ...
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What happens if my data in the DS-160 form is different? [duplicate]

To fill out the US tourist visa form (DS-160), do I rely on the passport data or the birth certificate, as the place and date of my birth in the passport is different from my birth certificate (maybe ...
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Dual citizen traveling to US: one valid passport; US visa in other-country expired passport

I am traveling to the US. I have dual Citinzenship (Mexico/Venezuela) My Venezuelan passport is holding my valid US visa. My Venezuelan passport is expired. My Mexican passport is valid. Will I have ...
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Expired US passport - dual citizenship

I am dual citizen currently outside the US (living in my other country of citizenship). I am coming to the US for a week with my expired US passport (I know about the exemptions to enter the US with ...
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Immigration issue and "fixed" papers from Mexico

My family needs some advice on what to do with our predicament. In 2002 we immigrated to the USA so that my parents could find new work opportunities. In the 10ish years we spent in the US my brother ...
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Domestic US flights with expired passport

My passport will expire soon and to get a new one I must go back to my home country, which I plan to do in few months. I have a valid Visa until 2023. I would like to travel within the US before going ...
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How to complain about misconduct by passport control in Germany?

I am a U.S. citizen residing in Switzerland. I was returning to Switzerland from a short vacation in Georgia (the country) with a connection in Munich. The passport control agent at the Munich Airport ...
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Damaged passport travelling to Japan

I am traveling to Japan in a month and my passport has been damaged a little bit but my flight is after a month. I can renew my passport easily. The question is: If I renew my passport, will then the ...
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Passport Number in a Russian Federation Passport for Indian eVisa

I am applying an India eVisa for a Russian passport holder. I have two queries. in Passport Surname & Givenname written in Russian and english both. but in english version they just wrote ...
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Passport stain on note page

I am flying this Tuesday, so there's no time to get a new passport. I just noticed that I have a small stain on the top of the note page on my passport. The photo page is all fine with no staining or ...
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Why is there a passport control in Västerås airport coming from Spain?

I (Spanish national) arrived in Västerås airport (BTW calling this Stockholm is a joke) from Málaga. Both Sweden and Spain are in Schengen, so why did we go through a passport control? I thought this ...
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Can I buy one way ticket to Jamaica?

Can I buy a one way ticket to Jamaica if I’m a us citizen. Born Jamaican with a expired Jamaican passport?
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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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Can I use a passport card to drive/travel legally in the US?

Do I need a drivers license, to travel by automobile on the public roads of the US, if I am a US citizen with a passport card?
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Is it possible to book international tickets without passport? [duplicate]

We are in the process of applying for our passports. Given the long wait time of 8 weeks in US, we would like to book international tickets, before prices go up too high. Is there a way to book ...
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How to link a renewed UK passport to Australian visa

I have just renewed my UK passport and it is now not linked with my Australian visa. I live in Australia. I have tried to tell home affairs but unable to get through. Does anyone know if it is ...
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Water spilled on passport [duplicate]

Passport was got wet in the rain. water was spilled over the stamp but identification page are intect and has no issue will there be any issue?
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Flying with expired passport from Australia to Israel

We live in Australia (not citizens yet, only permanent residents) and plan to fly to Israel (we are Israeli citizens) with Emirates. Unfortunately our kids passports are expired and Israel embassy are ...
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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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Name discrepencies between passports

I'm a French-Italian bi-national My main, French, passport is currently unavailable and I need to travel, so I'm using my Italian passport but both are different My French passport correctly refers my ...
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How can I travel to Jamaica with an expired Jamaican passport? What document/permission can I get from the consulate, USICS or whomever? [duplicate]

I have an expired Jamaican passport and a family emergency. My grandmother died and the funeral is the 23rd of March. However, my ticket has already been booked for the 22nd which is her set up day. I ...
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First-time US passport application: will they accept a *certified copy* of my naturalization certificate?

The state department requires newly naturalized citizens to send in their naturalization certificate along with their first passport application. Several people have told me this has to be the ...
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Is my US visa valid after breaking up my name into a first name and surname? [duplicate]

I have a US visa which is valid for 6 more years. In my passport, my entire name including my surname and middle has always been in just one line listed as my first name. I’m planning to get it fixed ...
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Why do passports belong to a country and not to the citizen?

As we know, a passport enables its holder to travel abroad, and certifies the holder's personal identity. In terms of ownership, it's less commonly known that passports belong to the country that ...
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Slight smudge in Indian passport's officer stamp, can I travel with this?

I have got my decision letter from Norway for Work permit. I had submitted the same passport with this smudge. Now only stamping is pending, just noticed this, will this create a problem? Can they ...
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leaving Poland on Canadian passport

I was born in Poland. I lived in Canada for around 30 years and am a citizen of both. I went back to Poland for the first time 3 years ago. I entered on my Canadian passport and only got a Polish ...
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In what language should I write my city/country name abroad?

I'm currently filling a Italian passport request form, but I'm at a roadblock My question is the following : I was born in Paris, France Paris, France is what is written in my birth certificate and ...
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Can a Jamaican citizen travel to Jamaica on an expired passport

Hello there I plan on traveling to Jamaica next month for an emergency. My passport expires this month but I plan to renew my passport at the main pica location in Kingston. I have a valid permanent ...
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Mexican citizen with a 2 yr old US citizen son can he travel by plane within Mexico?

My son was born in the U.S. now we live in Mexico. I am a Mexican citizen but my son is not, not yet. Can he travel by plane here in Mexico with me and it is only within Mexico that we will be ...
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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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Can I travel to India (from the UK) if my Indian passport is about to expire in 3 days from the date of departure? [duplicate]

My India passport expires on 16.02.22 and I intend to travel from the UK to India on 13.02.22. Will this cause any problems in travel?
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Blank page of Passport doodled/scribbled by kid

My kid wrote A,B,C with pen on two blank pages of My India Passport, fortunately not any visa or identification page. I have to travel back to India from USA, will it be ok or should I get renew ...
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Different names of parents in passport Proof of relationship UK visa

I am planning to apply for a standard visitor visa for my father, the problem is the name of my father in my passport and the name in his passport are different. We used to have a different surname ...
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Meaning of four/five digit/letter codes on passport stamps

There are 4 or 5 letter/digit codes on e.g. US passport stamp (here 1943): and Canada passport stamp (here 50174): and Australia passport stamp (here 098U): What is the meaning of these codes?
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New passport and can I travel instantly?

Im a British citizen and receiving my new passport tomorrow. It had 2 months left on the passport but had to renew because it wasnt enough to travel to europe. Are those 2 months added onto my new ...
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As a South African travelling to South Africa and returning to live in UK on a BRP what passport validity do I need

My family are travelling to South Africa on 30 Mar 2022, returning on 23 Apr 2022. We live in the UK with BRPs (4 years so far). We only have South African passports, not British Citizenship yet (or ...
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How does the rule of passport's 6 months validity to enter Colombia work?

I will travel to Colombia soon. Colombia has a rule the passport must be valid for at least 6 months to enter. However, I find contradicting information. Some websites recommend the passport to be ...
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Going back to Montreal with expired passport

I am a French national living in Quebec, Canada. I am a Canadian permanent resident. I'm currently in Mexico and need to get back to Montreal. My French passport expired 2 weeks ago. What are my ...
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My first name has a period in it, but I can't book an airline ticket with a period in my first name, can I still fly?

My first name, as written in my passport, has a period in it: "Ma." However, the field on the airline's website does not allow special characters in the name. Since it's supposed to be ...
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City name too long for USA passport application

I'm attempting to fill out the DS-11 form, but the online and physical versions city column is too short. There are not enough blocks/spaces for my city address. Any ideas on what I am supposed to do? ...
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Can a valid US visa be transferred from old, expired passport (machine readable passport) to new one (electronic passport)? [duplicate]

My mother's old passport (MRP) is going to be expired and we are in the process of creating a new passport (which will be electronic passport as per the government's policy change). So, I had two ...
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Passport Renewal and Citizenship Issue-Nepal

My mother has MRP passport (which is going to expire) with valid US visa. Now, she is going to renew her passport but the government office mentions that the citizenship number in her old passport is ...
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Who is the Centralized authority for E-Passport?

I suppose every country that issues an E-Passport has a member of some central authority or organization which manages the visa information worldwide. The reason some citizens can use e-Passport in ...
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Question about appearance change for passport renewal

I'm from the UK. I have a question regarding appearance change for a passport renewal. A UK government page says You must get your paper form and one of your 2 print photos signed if you’re applying ...
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