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Does the Italian government keep a registry of entries/exits for EU citizens?

If I fly from Italy to the UK, and then back to Italy, I get my (Italian) passport checked. Does the government keep a registry of whoever is entering or leaving the country? Is this why they check ...
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Valid B1/B2 “R” (regular) on expired diplomatic passport

Can I use my valid regular (non diplomatic) visa issued in my old and expired diplomatic passport with my new regular passport?
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Can my husband travel to China with me using his Chilean passport?

My husband has dual citizenship. He has a Chilean passport and a USA passport. His USA passport has expired and they wont issue him one unless he pays his back child support all in full. My question: ...
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Stapled old and new passports

I renewed my passport and old one is expired. My company stapled both of them. Old passport scan page is having stapled marks. Can I get visa for Europe and Canada? What impact for this things. I have ...
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What happens if the UK wants to remove you from itself but your passport has, for example, expired or been lost?

What is the procedure like then? Do they obtain one on your behalf from your national embassy? Politely request you to do so as promptly as required? How does such a situation play out? I'm interested ...
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Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? [duplicate]

Will I be able to reenter the United States from Mexico using CBX if I don't have my passport card, yet? I have dual citizenship and am leaving to Mexico soon. Will I be able to use other ...
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Can I use an undamaged US immigration visa from a passport with a very slightly water damaged cover page photo? [duplicate]

I realize that I should replace my passport in the case of a slightly water marked ID-page (the top left 1/5 of the picture has slight discoleration). I have just been issued my US immigration visa as ...
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Travel to India with Indian passport having less than 6 months validity

I have an international flight this Friday (25 Sep 2020) from San Francisco to Delhi. The airline is Air India. I am trying to do web check in (and health undertaking) on Air India website but it ...
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Can I still get a South African passport if I haven't lived there since I was a child?

I want to check if I can get a passport for a country I have not lived in since I was two years old. For context, I had a South African passport, but have since naturalised and gained British ...
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Height on passport

In order to develop a website where personal height is crucial information, I'd like to know if it is a common feature for every passport to have personal height written in the personal data section.
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Trying to cross into Tijuana by foot without a passport?

Assuming I have an essential travel need, I would like to know about crossing into tijuana with a receipt + paperwork from the post office that will work as a temporary passport. When you apply for a ...
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What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate (“attestation de remise”) when getting a new French passport?

I got a new French passport as the French Embassy in Bangkok. What do CLD and CLR stand for on a delivery certificate ("attestation de remise") when getting a new French passport?
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What behind-the-scenes checks happen when passing through passport control at an airport?

What is supposed to happen when you arrive at passport control and you hand over your passport to a bored chap behind a sheet of perspex? Just before covid-19, I accidentally traveled the world on a ...
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Why are French emergency passports only valid for one year (vs. 10 years for regular passports)? E.g. are they less secure than regular passports?

I read on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F1373 (mirror): Un passeport temporaire peut être délivré en urgence pour un motif d'ordre médical ou humanitaire ou pour des raisons ...
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Can I exit the US with my French passport and come back in the US with my American passport? [duplicate]

I want to travel abroad soon but my American passport will expire in less than 3 months, so the airline won't let me fly on it. My French passport is valid. The country I am going to accepts French ...
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What happens if a UK digital passport photo is rejected?

My situation: I've applied online for a replacement UK passport after losing my passport. For various reasons (that mainly come down to not reading the guidelines closely enough) I'm convinced that ...
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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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