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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine with UA?

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with United Airlines with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I ...
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What information is encoded in an American passport's numeric code along the bottom of the front information page?

At the bottom of the photo page of an American passport is a bunch of alphanumeric information interspersed with right facing angle brackets (>). What information does this code contain?
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If I book a flight with a passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it, can I check in with a second passport of mine? [closed]

I have a French passport and a US passport. If I book a flight with one passport and the airline employee at the check-in desk refuses it due to its physical condition, can I check in with the second ...
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Slight stain on passport

Can someone please help, I’m due to fly to Spain in 3 weeks, and I’ve just pulled out my passport out of my draw and noticed a make up stain on the page above my bio data page, is this going to be a ...
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Renewing my Passport

I am currently in the USA, locked down do to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am from the Philippines, my Passport will expire in August. Do I have to renew my Philippines Passport before I can travel back to ...
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When is the address indicated on a passport being used?

My French passport indicates my physical address. What's the point of it? I.e., when is the address indicated on a passport being used? (image source, sorry I couldn't find any specimen with a higher ...
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Using 2 Passports on rotation

I have a UK passport and a New Zealand passport. Assuming UK is no longer part of the EU, and UK passport holders are allowed visa-free visits to the Schengen Area for 90 in 180 days just like NZ ...
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Why does multiple entry visa take longer to process than single entry visa?

When I applied for a single entry visa to Indonesia, the Indonesian embassy in my country approved it within a week. However, when I went to apply for a multiple entry visa, it took about 3 times as ...
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How long before expiration can one renew a French passport?

How long before expiration can one renew a French passport? My French passport expires in approximately two years but I'd like to renew it as some picky airline has complained in the past that it wasn'...
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How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew French passport as a US permanent resident, US domiciled, and currently in Thailand?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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Can I “convert” a US Enhanced Drivers License into a passport book?

I recently got an EDL (Enhanced Drivers License) in the US since I needed to get a new driver's license anyway. I would like to get a book for international travel eventually and I'm wondering if I ...
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Which defunct countries still have valid passports [closed]

Background: I need a list of countries which still have valid passports attached to them for a project. I don't know, what to do about countries that no longer exist, however. Which defunct countries' ...
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Do I need a Visa or Passport to Visit the Caymans?

I live in the USA. I’m an active SCUBA diver and have heard the Caymans have some amazing dive sites all around the islands. I’ve been thinking about booking a trip down next year. Do I need a visa or ...
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Exiting/entering the US - minor's US passport expired [duplicate]

I'm a US citizen as is my son. Due to COVID-19, I was unable to renew my son's passport. We have tickets and are supposed to travel to Spain within the next two weeks. He also has a current Spanish ...
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Will Canada accept my passport near expiration date? [duplicate]

I am going to Canada from Minnesota, USA 7/11/20 and returning 7/18/20 to MN. My passport expires 8/16/20. Will Canada accept this passport?
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How to lawfully leave United States without a United States passport for United States citizen

The law requiring US citizens to "bear" a US passport when leaving and entering the US is the Immigration and Naturalization Act section 215, found at 8 USC § 1185, Travel control of citizens and ...
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Leaving Sweden with a different passport?

Can I leave Sweden in August (by plane to Spain), showing my Argentinean valid passport even though I entered Sweden with a Spanish passport? Or is it that they won't let me board the plane? I have ...
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If denied entry to EU, what US city do they send me to?

I have read many times that they send US citizens back to the US on the first flight that is available, but which city will they send me to? Flights to some cities can be very expensive. Could the ...
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Will UK Immigration officers ask for a bank statement if I'm disabled?

I have read that in the UK, Ukraine, Germany, Thailand etc., a few hundred in cash, a credit card and a debit card are plenty enough for a US citizen, and that border officers will rarely ask for a ...
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Proof that a US citizen can return to US with a passport expiring in 6 months

The question was already asked whether a US citizen can return on a valid passport which expires within 6 months of returning. A lot of people commented and answered to the effect of "of course you ...
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Can a Brazilian citizen with Portugese residency return to Portugal with a passport that will expire less than a month from the boarding date?

My girlfriend, who is a Brazilian citizen resident in Portugal, came to visit me in London, and she managed to come in with her visitor visa (6months) so she decided to stay for more than 3 months. ...
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Why would airlines not let a US citizen with an expired passport board a plane back to the US?

Hilmar wrote in one of their answers: a US citizen with an expired passport can not be denied entry to the US but no airline will let you board. His first statement is supported by https://www....
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Less than 6 month's passport validity transit through Doha

Is it possible to transit through Doha Airport (not leaving the airport) with less than 6 months validity on your passport? If entry is permitted at destination location (Sydney)
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Do I have to fill in the passport profiles of all family members, select all, and then fill in the declaration form once, in the Mobile Passport App?

So I was setting up the Mobile Passport App(for Us citizens and Canadians) for two of my relatives and it says you have to submit only one 'New Declaration' form for one family. There are two ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether the Taiwanese immigration and airline flying there will accept my passport?

I recently tried to fly from Manila (MNL) to Taipei (TPE) but at the airport ticket counter AirAsia refused to sell me a flight ticket on the grounds that my French passport was wet and that ...
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Is it possible to enter Australia with a temporary Polish passport?

I lost my Polish passport and I need to go back to Australia, where I hold a student visa. Can I get a temporary Polish passport to go back and then get the 10-year one once I'm in Australia? A ...
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Can I fly within the United States with only my Canadian passport?

I have lived in the United States for over 35 years but am still a Canadian citizen with an expired green card. Can I fly within the United States using only my Canadian passport as ID?
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Do they check passport numbers at the Alhambra?

I've booked tickets to visit the Alhambra in Granada. During the booking process, I had to supply the passport numbers of everyone visiting. However, my passport will have expired by the time I intend ...
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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and No PAN

I am planning to apply new passport for my mother-in-law, her age is over 50 years and she falls under Non-ECR category . She doesn't have a birth certificate, 10th marks card and PAN card . She only ...
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Procedure for boarding flight from Mexico to the US with dual citizenship (Mexican-Italian)? [duplicate]

I have been invited to travel to the US in June and my trip would be fully paid for. I live in Mexico but I was born in Italy and have dual citizenship. I would like to use my Italian passport to ...
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How to apply for US passport card when I already have passport book?

I have a US passport book, and I would like to apply for a US passport card (to have in addition to my passport book). If I apply using form DS-82, submitting my current passport book as proof of ...
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Which passport to present to a third EU country's immigration if you have two EU nationalities?

I am aware of this question, however that is primarily about which passport to present to whom within the airport. I have two EU nationalities: Belgian and Finnish (born Finnish, acquired Belgian) ...
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Can different world states issue passports with the same “number”?

Typically, passport numbers are not just running indices of the passports issued, but have certain rules regarding relating the numbers, use of letters, and/or suffixes and prefixes. Is it the case, ...
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Can I go on a cruise from the UK to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg with a passport expiring in 4 months?

I have a passport expiring in September 2020. I will be traveling to the UK for a cruise to Scandinavia and St Petersburg in May. The cruise starts and ends in the UK. Do I need to renew my passport ...
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Why would a UK resident need both passport and BRP while travelling within the UK?

I have a business trip from Bristol to Edinburgh and the travel agent who booked the flights advised me to have my passport and BRP (biometric residence permit) with me. Since I have never needed my ...
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Where to store passport during day trip in foreign country [closed]

In the USA, what would be the best practice to keep my passport safe when I go e.g. to the beach for a day trip? I'm worried that I might easily lose it on the beach (Solo traveller). On the other ...
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Driving into Canada from Maine and back to Maine with an expired passport [closed]

Will I be denied entry into New Brunswick from Maine if I attempt to cross with an expired passport? What if I had my Social Security card, birth certificate, driver's license, and W-2? Would that ...
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Is a passport required to travel between Guam and the Marshall Islands?

Since the Marshall Islands are an Associated State of the US, do you require a passport to travel between Guam (a territory) and the Marshall Islands?
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If I use a Mauritius passport to go from U.K. to Paris and then Paris to U.K. will I have problems getting back? [duplicate]

I am born in the U.K. if I bring my birth certificate is that good evidence that I’m from the uk. Either by Eurostar or flight
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Can a British/Mauritius Dual National use a Mauritius passport to go to Paris and Back

I am a British citizen. I was born in Britain, but I have Mauritius passport. I would like to do a return trip to Paris on the Eurostar. Can I use my Mauritius passport?
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Israeli citizen entering Ben Gurion without Israeli passport

I am both Italian and Israeli citizen. I planned initially to go from Italy to Latvia by myself, then come back to Italy, pick up my Israeli passport and fly to Israel for a visit, this time with my ...
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Can I obtain a IEC Working Holiday Visa Canada as a Dual Citizen of the U.S. and Portugal

I understand that as an American I can't apply for the working holiday visa but Portugal has a the partnership so I'm trying to figure out: Can I, as a dual citizen get a IEC Working Holiday Visa for ...
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Indian citizens living abroad, renew passport in India

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany (with Residence Permit), I can renew my passport in Germany. But, I will be in India for 3 months and I can also easily renew my passport in India. If I ...
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Water-damaged Indian passport expiring in November 2020

My passport is expiring in Nov 2020 and it has water damage. I live close to Houston. It is hard to get an answer from the consulate, so asking here. When I fill the online form at CKGS (https://...
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My maiden name is in my child's passport, is this a mistake or intentional?

I received my daughter's passport yesterday and in it are the particulars of her parents (myself and my husband). All the details are correct, except my surname is my maiden surname, which is no ...
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Small oil stains on the bio-data page of my UK passport. Is this “damaged”?

I am travelling to India next month, and to do so I ordered a new passport. In the short time I've had it, I've somehow managed to get 4 blobs of oil stain (explained as oil by the fact that the ...
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Using different passports for Entry/Exit when passport-officials from both countries sit at the same desk

I have dual citizenship - let us say passport P1 and passport P2. I am living in country C1 on passport P1, but my tourist visa for P1 is about to run out. My plan is to travel to neighboring country ...
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Travelling to Pakistan with expired Pakistani passport?

I'm permanent resident of Canada and my Pakistani passport is expired. I've to travel to Pakistan within a week and I will be travelling on PIA from Toronto to Lahore. So is it ok for me to travel to ...
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Russian traveling to U.S. on a B1/B2 U.S. Visa [duplicate]

I have a friend I meet over the internet. She claims the following below. Is she correct? I told her she is only staying a week! "I can’t get a visa if I can’t prove my financial viability. This is ...
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For appointment on 21st February, 2020 in PSK office India, when should we apply online? what option comes to change address details?

In order to get an appointment 21st February, 2020 in PSK office India, when should we apply online to get the same date or get options to choose the date before or after my desired date? And, if I ...

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