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Any negative precedents obtaining Chinese travel document for children born abroad?

My Chinese wife, my two children (Schengen country nationals) and myself (also Schengen country nationals) are travelling to China soon. Applying for a Chinese visa is a rather expensive: for the ...
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Indian passport validity, returning to US with valid Green Card

I am travelling to India on Dec 4, 2019 with an Indian passport that is valid until April 04, 2020. I shall be returning to the United States on Jan 13 with a valid Green Card. Will there be any ...
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Can I apply for a passport in the country I'm in so I can travel to my home country?

l am a Zimbabwean currently in South Africa. I lost my passport two years ago and l have tried to get a new one, but unfortunately I could not get one given the circumstances of the offices not having ...
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Are there known bans on the Machine Readable section of some UK Passports?

Over the last couple of years, with the introduction of the electronic passport gates at Heathrow (LHR) - I've found I've had a 0% success rate of getting through them, with the system always flagging ...
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Getting a visa for Malaysia in Bangkok (Swedish passport)

Getting a visa for Malaysia in Bangkok. Hello, I have a Swedish passport. Normally I would not need a visa to visit Malaysia for up to three months. But I would like to get a visa anyway before ...
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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

I need your help about my passport. On my passport front page, the last line of the MRZ is damaged. Do I need to apply for new passport, or is this not an issue?
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Is there a known problem with ESTA form online?passport validity? [duplicate]

I have a passport which was issued on Oct 26, 2011 and expires on Jul 26, 2022. Therefore it is valid for 10 years and 9 months. I am applying for an ESTA, but the website won't let me progress as it ...
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ESTA with UK passport (valid > 10 years)

I am trying to apply for my ESTA using a passport with an expired ESTA. The passport was issued by the UKPO in September 2016, and is valid through January 2027 (because the UK added validity for an ...
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Is my Canadian passport damaged?

It's in mint condition otherwise but there are brown spots on every page around the numbers at the top of each page. Not sure how it happened but when I got it new it didn't have the brown marks. Do ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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Can a dual citizen enter Brazil with an expired Brazilian passport?

I have dual citizenship, American and Brazilian. Can I travel to Brazil with an expired Brazilian passport, and return to the US with my American passport?
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Can a UK passport valid for two months travel to Germany post-brexit?

If I had a UK passport which was due to expire on February 1st, 2020 - less than 6 months from now, would I be allowed to make a weekend visit to Germany?
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When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?

When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Passport validity for a US & Israel dual-citizen returning to the US [duplicate]

We are Israeli citizens residing in the US on work visas. Our daughter is a citizen of both the US and Israel. We are travelling from the US to Israel and back soon. Since our daughter is a dual-...
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Can I travel from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan and back with a passport due to expire in less than 3 months?

I am working in Saudi Arabia and I have planned to travel to Pakistan for a month, starting on 20 November 2019. My passport will expire on 15 January 2020. Can I make this trip without any passport ...
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Requirement for validity of a passport [duplicate]

In several questions, I read that there are additional validity restrictions for the passport if you visit a foreign country: e. g., a country requires that your passport is valid for at least 6 ...
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Passport expiration requirement for Jordan Visa

After we booked our ticket for Jordan we realized that my wife's passport expires in about 6.5 months from now. It will expire in 5 month 29 days when we land in Jordan. Their visa requirement says ...
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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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Jamaican expired passport

I am a Jamaican citizen living in the US undocumented over 20 yrs now by my father wanting a better life for me. Unfortunately he did not file citizenship for me because he had taken me away from my ...
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Must Indian passport holders have six-month valid passport to enter Nepal? [duplicate]

Do Indian passport holders have to have six-month validity left on their passport to enter Nepal? I am an Indian passport holder wanting to travel to Nepal soon and do not have enough time to be able ...
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Old Passport Stapled with back cover of my new passport, will the holes be a problem?

My old passport and new passport were stapled together while returning from the visa embassy. After I managed to remove the staples from my Passport. Now I can see staple holes on the back cover of ...
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Exit immigration asking for destination and potentially having the ability to deny a citizen the leaving of the country [closed]

Edited the whole question in order make my point be understood. I know that check-in staff and destination immigration officials check the papers permitting to reach the destination country, ...
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Is there any way to avoid having to leave passport at embassies on visa applications? [closed]

My citizenship does not allow me visa-free entry to most of the countries. Due to the nature of my work, I have to travel to various places quite frequently, and often require visitor/business visa. ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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How safe is it to leave my passport in my hotel room? [closed]

How sure can I be that a passport left in my hotel room is safe? On my trip, I don't need to carry it around with me every day, so would like to leave it behind.
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Valid Canadian Visitor Visa in my old passport with a removed machine readable zone [duplicate]

I want to travel in Canada on November but I renewed my passport. When I renewed my passport, the machine readable zone in my old passport was cut in order to make it useless. Also my visa is intact. ...
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2 Different Passports - One with 1 surname, the other with 2 surnames

I have a US passport and a Mexico passport. My US passport has only 1 surname, but my Mexican passport includes my mothers maiden name as a second surname. I want to purchase my US -> Mexico flight ...
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No birth certificate to exit Russia

My mother and I have different surnames so immigration officers often ask for a birth certificate. Today I applied for my Internal Passport Of Russia. To apply, I had to hand in my birth certificate. ...
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Passport scanner problem [duplicate]

I have a question and concern on the passport scanner issue. It happened at South Korea airport. Before I went to luggage inspection, I have to scan the passport with airport staff and when my ...
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Being a citizen of a country but not having the passport of that country

What are the possible consequences of entering a country as a citizen (with dual citizenship) but without having the passport of that country? I have seen some questions that ask which passport to use ...
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Documents needed for travel to neighboring country while passport is already endorsed for entry with valid Schegen Visa

Is it mandatory for one to carry the original passport all the time while cross Liechtenstein to Austria for a day break and also carry the Driving licence and IDP?
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I’m a dual US/UK citizen. Can I still enter the UK temporarily on my US passport?

I came to the UK as a US citizen, got indefinite leave to remain, and have just become a naturalised UK citizen. However, I am scheduled to travel abroad in a few days, and do not have time to apply ...
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Brothers using e-gates - one is successful, the other is not

My brother and I often travel together and we both have biometric passports. We are not twins but we do look alike, I wear glasses whereas my brother doesnt. However, whenever we arrive at a ...
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Receptionist took a copy of my passport

This is my first visit in the UK. I'm from UE. A receptionist in a hostel I am staying took a picture of my passport (of the page with my picture and all my personal data). I understand that the ...
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What passport to enter for flight with dual citizenship? [duplicate]

I hold both a British and Russian dual citizenship, holding two passports. I am soon going on a flight to Russia and am not sure what passport to enter in the Advanced Passenger Information section. ...
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US Visa on Old Passport with Cancelled Stamp

I have a US B1/B2 visa on my old passport. The old passport has a cancelled stamp on the second page. The visa is still intact with no physical damage. My new passport is of the same type and has the ...
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My national passport

I am a US asylee, and I have green card and USA travel document. I want to travel to UAE , and since UAE doesn't accept travel document can I use my national passport?
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Need name correction in my passport but I have a valid b1 visa

I got my passport made in Pune and they added my father's first and middle name to my name in it. My father's name is Girdhar Prasad Shrivastava and may name is Anita Srivastava. However, they made it ...
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Travel from USA to Mexico as a refugee document holder - Can I use my home country passport?

My wife is an asylee. Status was granted. Still waiting on I-485. She has a travel document and we want to visit Mexico for vacation. Mexican consulate will issue entrance visa but my wife is getting ...
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Flying within Mexico with no passport [closed]

Do I need a passport if I’m flying out of Tijuana to Mexico City? I will be driving into Tijuana and not using the CBX bridge
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Why are so many electronic passport gates kept closed?

I travel by plane on average 3-4 times per month, mainly in Europe. One thing I have noticed is that despite the advantages offered by electronic passport gates, on almost every occasion and at almost ...
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I received a non straightforward email regarding my UK Visa application

Last year I applied for a PLAB 1 visa and got a refusal, this time I improved all my circumstances in regards to Reasons For Refusal mentioned in the refusal letter of last year and about 6 days ago I ...
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Can I travel with a visa in my old passport after a name change?

I changed my name in my passport but my visa is in the old passport with my old name. Can I travel from India to Dubai using this visa?
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Does India require 2 blank passport pages, if you already have a visa in your passport?

In common with many folks here, I'm running rather short on blank passport pages. Specifically, I'm down to just 1 blank page left (plus a bunch of half-filled ones) Looking on the UK.Gov site for ...
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Can you get a new US passport without reporting it to the police first?

In the US, to get a new US passport when your old passport was lost, can you show up to a passport agency and get a new one (even the day of) without first reporting your passport lost to the police? ...
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How long to get a new passport in the US?

If I am in the US, am US citizen with a US passport, and my passport was lost, how long would it take to get a new one, if I can spend a lot of money? I see services online such as "rushmypassport", ...
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Can I travel to European countries with the Irish passport and without destination Visa?

I know that Ireland is in the European Union but not in the Schengen Area. My question is when I get my Irish passport, can I travel to countries in Europe (or most of them that are in Schengen Area) ...
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Can you stay in Paris (OUTSIDE airport) for 24hr or less for transit with a Canadian visitor visa?

So I have a trip back to the middle east from Canada in December and I was thinking of choosing the transit phase to be in Paris. Since I find staying in the airport so tiring, I was thinking of ...