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Plan to Keep Daughter in USA [closed]

There’s really no easy explanation about this messy and unfortunate situation. I’m active duty US military/US passport, my wife is UK citizen/UK passport. She has 2 kids, minors, UK citizens w/ UK ...
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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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Does the size of the signature on the passport matter?

I have never had a signature so I made one and practised it over and over to make sure it looked same or if not similar but when I did it on the passport it enbed up being really small does this ...
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I wrote the word “old” on my passport main page, by mistake. Do I need to get a new passport? [duplicate]

I wrote the word "old" on my passport main page, thinking it was my old outdated passport. (I looked at the issued date and thought it was the expired date.) The added word doesn't overlap with any ...
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Two passports for travel between Russia, the UK and the Netherlands

I am a citizen of Russia. Our regulations allow us to have two valid Russian passports (for travel to other countries) at the same time. Currently I have two valid Russian passports: passport #1 ...
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Returning to the US with a US Passport expiring within 6 months

If my US passport expires in November of this year (2020), and I want to travel in the UK beginning in March, will I need to renew to be able to board a plane back? I may be returning as late as May ...
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Can a passenger refused entry due to lack of papers claim a refund from the airline?

A relative of mine traveled to Spain with a Turkish passport from South America. She didn't knew she needed a visa for Spain and was allowed boarding by the airline. Upon arrival she was held in a "...
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Can you enter Canada on a visa in an expired passport? [duplicate]

My nephew's Canadian visa and Passport expires on the 29th of August 2020. He has a new valid passport. Is his visa still valid on his old passport, so he can enter in Canada on April 22 2020 and ...
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Maiden name on wife's CR1 Visa [duplicate]

My wife has a US CR1 visa with her maiden name on it. Her Philipines passport has her married name on it. Should she have any issues flying to the US for the first time because of the name difference? ...
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Can I travel from the UK to France though my Passport has expired?

My passport has expired and I need to go to France for my best friend's wedding. Is there a way I can get there without needing my passport? I'm a UK resident.
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Can I get visa on arrival for Dubai?

I am an Indian citizen. I have a B1/B2 US visa, (got it last year) but I have never travelled to the US yet. Can I use that visa to get a Visa on arrival in Dubai? Has anybody done such a thing before?...
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Showing passport *card* at USA air passport control

The USA famously has both passport books and passport cards. The cards are only supposed to be used at ground and sea entry points. This is because the (from the link above), the "passport book is the ...
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Double nationality requirements to travel to and from Brazil, 2019

I'm a Brazil and US national. Since the lift of US requirements for visa to travel to Brasil in 2019, do I still need my Brazil passport to enter and exit Brazil?
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Do I need to apply for a new Australian eVisitor visa if I have lost my passport?

I am due to travel to Australia on March 6, to join a cruise. I applied some time ago, and was granted, an eVisitor visa. Recently I lost my passport, so I applied for, and was granted, a new one. I ...
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Malaysian passport name problems regarding first and last name

I had a question regarding how to put the first and last names for passports that don't have separate spaces for the two. Specifically Malaysian passports in this case. What I mean is that for many ...
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Traveling to the US on a B1/B2 visa as a dual citizen

I'm a dual citizen of countries A and B. Citizens of both A and B require a visa to travel to the US. I hold a B1/B2 visa in my A passport and visit the US often for both business and pleasure. My A ...
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Passport scan compromise [duplicate]

What can be done with a scanned passport image if given to the wrong people? Should I get a new passport? I submitted my information to a third party non government company to do my e-visa however, ...
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How to prove mother-child relationship for baby passport if mother's name on birth certificate is different from current legal name?

My wife's current legal name is SARAH SMITH. On my child's birth certificate, the line for noting the mother says Mother's Name Prior to First Marriage which shows her name as DONGMEI HUANG. My wife ...
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Two passports for the same person in India

I had a passport issued when I was 13 yrs old (in 1984), which became expired. In 2004, I had applied and got another passport without surrendering the previous one. The second passport too has ...
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Do exit immigration officers care if you’re heading to a country you are obviously not allowed to visit?

In countries with exit controls where you must clear immigration/passport controls when leaving the country, what happens if you try to leave to go to a country that you are obviously not allowed to ...
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How can a US citizen whose passport was stolen get home?

My passport was stolen and because of the holidays in December (Christmas and New Years) there were no open appointments to get emergency flying papers from the US embassy. Is there any way the ...
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Passport expiration policy inside EU for EU residents

Just remarked that my passport is expiring on 23rd Jan 2020, there is no way I can travel outside EU seen the 6 months passport validity policy for most of the countries. I'm resident of Spain, and ...
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Can a Russian citizen return to Russia with an expired Russian passport, without getting into trouble?

I'm sure I've read over the years about some western countries, definitely USA and perhaps some countries in Europe, or perhaps Australia, that it's your always your right as a citizen to come back to ...
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Normal Passport Application to Tatkal Application

I applied for the renewal of my Indian passport on 11th December. My passport is due to expire in May 2020. I submitted a tatkal application but the passport officer at PSK said that I cannot apply ...
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I washed and dried my passport. Can I still use it?

I washed my passport by accident. It's dry now, and all of the pages are still readable. I compared it to my sister's passport, and it looks exactly the same only that the pages aren't as flat and ...
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Renewal of Indian passport for NRIs

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany. I am applying for my passport renewal from India and in the online application, there is a question: Is your present address out of India? *Yes No When I ...
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UK visa - English or foreign language for passport entries

I am applying for a UK visa, when filling out the application there are some instances where the country/place of birth is required. My question is: In case the name of the country/place of birth, ...
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Does a British citizen need a passport to fly to various “British” territories?

Examples where I expect I don't need a passport: Isle of Mann Guernsey, Jersey, other Channel Islands Examples where I'm not so sure: Gibraltar Falkland Islands Example where I expect you do need ...
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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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