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Validity passport non-EU person with Schengen residence

My wife and I are going from Belgium to Italy by plane for a week in June. I am a Belgian citizen, my wife is Asian. She has EU (Belgium) residence through our marriage, and traveling inside Schengen ...
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Incomplete first name and last name in flight ticket. Will there be any problem?

I booked an international flight ticket. My first name is AAA BBB. Surname is CCC DDD. But I booked the flight ticket as BBB CCC. Will there be any problem? Thank you.
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What are examples of "Official Observations" in a passport?

I noticed in my UK passport that there is a page (next to the details page) labelled "This space is reserved for official observations". Underneath it says "There are no official ...
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Travel with passport expiring one month after

I am planning a trip to South Korea the first two weeks of June and I have a little concern. My Italian passport will expire in August (1.5 month after). Normally when finalizing the trip I am ...
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Expired passport and flight tomorrow

Tomorrow I am flying from Eindhoven airport to London Stansted. My friend has an expired passport. The passport expired in February this year. We cannot get a new passport anymore but we could get a &...
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Going to Amsterdam tomorrow. Two months left on passport

I've had this vacation planned for quite a few months. I knew that my passport expired this summer and didn't think anything of it since the trip is a couple months ahead, in April. However, just now ...
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I am Lebanese and a resident in the UAE. Can I travel from the UAE to Lebanon with a transit in Doha, Qatar and a passport less then 6 months?

Lebanese passport Going to Lebanon From the UAE Passport less then 6 months Layover in Qatar
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India Entry Requirement - Foreign Traveller - Passport Validity

Wanted to check if someone here had first had experience on this. Traveling to India with my Son (US passport holder) next month. He has a valid e-visa (already stamped last year) that expires on ...
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I have 2 given names but I booked a flight ticket with just my first name

So basically I have 2 names, “Ivy Maxine”. I put on my ticket “Ivy (Middle) Tejerero (Surname) Cuarteros”. Is there any problem with this? I don’t want to refund because they have a refund fee. I'm ...
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Travelling with two passports (same name) - which passport should be used for booking? [duplicate]

I need advice for my family's itinerary: China - Indonesia - UK - China. My kids have Chinese and UK passports. Can I book their tickets using only their Chinese passports? Exiting China with the ...
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Can someone travel on my passport? [closed]

I applied for an ESTA to travel to America and it was declined, no reason was given. After all research I came to know that someone has been traveling on my passport since 2015. So I'd like to know ...
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Flying to South Korea when passport includes maternal surname but ticket does not

I am flying to South Korea from Miami, Florida. My passport says my name like "Patricia Rivera Ruiz" (my dad's last name and mom’s last name, since I am hispanic), but my plane ticket says &...
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Does any country punch or used to punch a hole through the whole passport in some cases, and if so, in which cases (e.g., passport cancelation)?

I read: I believe I’ve seen a hole punched through the whole booklet and a corner cut on all pages (except the cover IIRC) but that was a very very long while ago. The hole may have been a different ...
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Singapore - enter and exit on different passports? [duplicate]

I would like to visit a friend in Singapore during my travels and an hoping to book a transfer there. My US passport allows me entry to Singapore, but I want to use a different passport to enter my ...
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Is there any e-visa that is both linked to a passport and valid beyond the expiration of that passport?

I read: I would assume that there is no such thing as an e-visa that is both linked to a passport and valid beyond the expiration of that passport. In the absence of evidence to the contrary I am ...
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French passport renewal: What happens if one doesn't return the old passport after the last valid visa expired?

I read about French passport renewals (Google Translate): The old passport must be returned. If it included a visa, it can be kept for the period of validity of this visa. Assume that the old ...
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Risks of transiting through Doha airport whilst being ineligible for a transit visa?

I am considering flying from United Kingdom to Australia via Doha, with a three hour layover each way. My (United Kingdom) passport would have <6 month validity so I would not be able to enter ...
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French passport renewal: Must the old passport be returned if one has a valid e-visa using the old passport's number?

I read about French passport renewals (Google Translate): The old passport must be returned. If it included a visa, it can be kept for the period of validity of this visa. How about visas that are e-...
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Travelling on passport that has 1.5 months left

I was supposed to get a new passport last week but it turns out they have delayed it for 1 month, while I booked tickets for next weekend. I am travelling from the UK to Saudi Arabia with a layover in ...
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I missed 1 digit from my passport number when booking an appointment for a Germany Schengen visa. Will the visa officer handle it?

I missed 1 digit from my passport number while I booking an appointment for a Germany Schengen visa [short term]. Will this be a problem?
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Passport validity requirement for traveling back to India

I live in Australia. I am an Indian citizen and my kid's Indian passport is set to expire on 23/12/2024. I am planning to travel to India on December 20, 2024. Is it valid for me to travel to India or ...
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My Pakistani passport is going to expire on 1 September 2024. Can I go to Pakistan in April and come back to the UK in May? I have a valid NIC card

My Pakistani passport has less than 7 months. But I need to go to Pakistan in April and come back to the UK in May. Can I travel with less than 6 months on my passport?
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Madrid Connection

I will be connecting from Terminal 4 to 4S on an international flight, but on two separate airlines/itineraries. As in (example), I am flying into Terminal 4 with Delta from the USA, then connecting ...
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Eligibility for non ECR passport

My mother is 49 years 5 months old and studied unt 7th class. Is she eligible for non ECR (Emigration Clearance Required) passport? As of now I applied in the ECR category. Is there any benefit of it?
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Weird MRZ code on my passport

I have an Indian passport, which has given trouble scanning in different places. However, the data was entered manually by the officer, whenever it failed to scan. On examining closely, I noticed that ...
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Transit through USA with Canadian Temporary Passport

I am traveling from Malaysia to Toronto with a stopover in Tokyo and USA. Is my temporary Canadian passport enough to transit through the airport?
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X Gender Marker: Entry Restrictions?

I am a US Citizen, and I am considering getting an X gender marker on my passport. On the US State Department website, it claims that I may face entry restrictions into some countries as a result: ...
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Passport preference for United Arab Emirates and South Africa; US or Schengen

We'll be travelling to both the UAE and South Africa shortly as dual citizens with both US and German citizens. A casual look seems to indicate that either passport will work. Question: Is one of ...
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Is my Indian passport damaged?

I'm up for a passport expiry and renewal but in my recent travels I had some trouble with the passport in the Indian airport while trying to board a flight to US. The booklet seems to be coming off ...
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Dual passport holder leaving and entering China

I've seen similar questions asked, but I would really appreciate some clarity. I am a dual citizen (passport holder) of South Africa and UK. I am currently living and working in Shanghai, China. My ...
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Indian passport holder with less than 6 months before expiry travelling back to India

I want to travel back to India from the US. Direct flight with Air India. But I have less than 6 months before expiry on my passport. My US visa is valid until 2025. I contacted the Air India helpline,...
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Entering Vietnam with two passports issued by the same country and the exit stamp from the previous country is in the other passport

I'm a non-dual citizen of Hungary with two passports, both issued by Hungary. I'm currently in Malaysia. I entered Malaysia on passport B but my Vietnam visa is issued for passport A. My exit stamp ...
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Is this passport ruined?

I need some info. First time having a passport. I have just received my wife's passport the other day and she has signed her passport with a pen with wet ink base. The signature looks fine but when ...
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Why do passport validity rules exist?

In theory, passport validity shouldn't be a big deal for travelers. Even if your passport expires during your travels, you can usually get a fresh passport very quickly from a consulate and many ...
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Fly with old (unexpired) passport after applying for a new passport?

I am a German citizen and my current passport expires in March. I applied for a new one two weeks ago and also got the new passport number. I expect to be able to collect it from the town hall at the ...
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Vietnam e-visa with one nationality but two valid passports

There are questions in the Vietnam e-visa application form asking about multiple nationalities and multiple passports. I'm a non-dual citizen of Hungary but I have two valid passports, both issued by ...
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Does the exact passport expiry date in the forms when booking a flight ticket matter assuming that the actual passport expiry date is far away?

When purchasing a flight ticket online, one sometimes has to indicate the passport expiry date. I don't travel often and I don't know it by heart. I just know that the passport expiry date is far ...
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Does any country require a duration longer than 6 months beyond the date of the intended departure for the passport validity when entering the country

When entering a country, a common requirement is that one's passport must be valid for some time after the entry, e.g. one, three or six months after the entry, or six months beyond the date of the ...
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Dual national in UK - one passport expires soon, the other in 9 years... can I travel?

My girlfriend lives here in the UK with me and is a dual national - Spanish and Argentine. She has settled status here. We are due to travel to Morocco in Feburary on holiday, but her Spanish passport ...
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International flight reservation for double passport holder [duplicate]

I made a reservation with my Italian passport for a flight from the US to Germany. In the meantime, I have obtained my US passport. Can I show my Italian passport to the airline and then use the ...
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What information is shared between Schengen countries, UK and US when applying for a visa?

A common advice I hear for travelers is that having more travel visas in your passport will raise your chances to get more travel visas from other countries. For example, if you have a Schengen and a ...
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Travel with expired passport

I’ll be travelling from Australia to Germany in February and my German passport expired in October 2022. I’m a German citizen and hold no other valid passport. I called the German embassy and I’m ...
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US immigration and I-94 and passport issues

I hold a Singapore passport. Earlier this year, I travelled to the US under the VWP. I entered and exited the US through SFO by air after about 10 days. I tried to check my I-94 status and my travel ...
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Is the Emergency Travel Passport in France ONLY available to French citizens?

I am currently in France and have a permanent Carte de séjour. My brother has died suddenly in the UK and I need to go to his funeral in 11 days time. The UK passport I have applied for will probably ...
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Is the signature field in the passport ever actually used for anything?

All the passports I've owned so far had a "signature" field in them. However in my 15+ years of traveling I've never once seen anyone compare the passport signature to my current signature. ...
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Travelling from Ireland to England on an Australian passport as a British Citizen

I’m planning to travel to Ireland for a few days from England, but my English passport has expired. However, I have a valid Australian passport which I can use to enter Ireland, but I’m worried about ...
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Will visa officials compare the travel history in my passport to my employer's confirmation of my employment?

I am an Indian citizen and Canadian PR, wanting to get a Schengen visa from Austria. I worked abroad remotely for 6-7 months (without informing my employer) because my friend had a serious illness and ...
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I have ball pen marks in page 2 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? [duplicate]

My passport has three small blue ball pen marks Is it considered damaged?
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What kinds of places in Singapore require visitors to present their physical passport?

I went to the Resorts World Sentosa Casino in Singapore and my physical passport was required for me to be granted entry (photos of passports are not accepted). I'm guessing most/all other casinos in ...
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Indonesian Passport - Travelling to Hong Kong close to the six-month expiration date

My passport will expire on November 11, 2024. If I enter HK on May 1st, leave HK on May 7th, and enter Jakarta the next day, will this be an issue? Thank you.
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