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Entering Ukraine as a Ukrainian born, naturalised British citizen

I left Ukraine when I was 8, moved to the UK in 2005. I was born in Ukraine but permanently reside in the UK, have British Citizenship and a British Passport. Will I have any problems with going ...
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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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What is the least useful passport in the world, visa-wise?

An Israeli colleague and I were debating the merits of his passport, and that he can't travel to many countries. So with the proviso that a passport is not 'useful' if you require a visa to get into ...
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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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Are there consequences to stamps in my passport that are not from border control?

I’m on a trip in Japan. I've seen many touristic places that offer stamps, many temples have it as a free souvenir. This is not the first time I’ve seen this type of souvenir, I also saw the same ...
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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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Can a US citizen leave and enter the US using a foreign passport?

I am a dual citizen. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in time ...
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Children with a different surname to parent - UK citizen - UK passport control

Assume a child (aged 15) has a different surname from their mother. They live with their mother and father, but the mother did not take the father's name on marriage. All three are UK citizens, have ...
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Scan the visa or the bio page at the ePassport Gates at Manchester Airport?

My girlfriend from USA is traveling to the UK through Manchester next month. She has a visit visa in her passport for travel since she was refused entry last year. Will she have to scan the MRZ on her ...
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Traveling To Iran with an expired passport

My passport expired about 3 months ago and I have a ticket with KLM to go back to Iran. Iranians are allowed to enter Iran with an expired passport, but I just wanted to know is I am allowed to ...
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Can an official transit through the UK without a transit visa if not on official mission?

I have just read on this GOV document: Holders of diplomatic or official passports may transit without a visa Is this information still valid or is it expired? If it is, is it applicable to ...
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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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Can I leave and re-enter Japan in this situation?

I'm a dual citizen of countries A and B, living in Japan. I entered Japan with a work visa on country A's passport, but that passport has expired. Passport B is still valid. Normally leaving Japan ...
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Can a dual national child enter the UK without a British passport?

My daughter was born this year in South Africa. I'm a British citizen with British passport and permanent residency in the UK. My partner is South African and we are in the process of getting her a ...
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Spelling difference between passport and visa

My son is 10 years old. The first name spelling on the passport and the USA Visa has a difference of 1 letter. Will it be ok to travel? I have a Gazette copy and an affidavit that mentions his ...
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What countries may be entered without visa by the holder of a South Africa refugee travel document?

What countries in the world may be entered without visa by a refugee carrying a South Africa travel document such as the one illustrated?
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Traveling to Thailand as American/Irish Dual Citizen

I was born and raised in California but I have dual citizenship with Ireland. My Ireland passport has not been stamped, ever. I don't have an American passport due to arrears on alimony. If I leave ...
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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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Lost passport application file, what should I do?

I have lost my passport application file (the printed copy of the application from passport seva kendra, India, that gets submitted once all the formalities are done successfully). What should I do?
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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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Is it possible to courier passport of my 3 month old son to the US from india?

My three month old son is a US citizen (born in the US) and we are of Indian origin. He left for India on an entry visa with his mother recently. Before leaving, I prepared all required documentation ...
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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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Stolen Guinea-Bissau Passport with Schengen Visa

I’m in a really difficult position. My wallet got robbed in the UK with all my documents, my Guinea-Bissau passport and Visa, and my UK Biometric Residence Permit. I’m currently living in UK and my ...
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Transit 6 hours with passport validity less than 2 months

I am prepared to fly to Maldives from Bali next week and the major issue for me is my passport validity is less than 2 months. The tour package is already booked and not refundable. I have two options ...
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Can I enter Canada in October 2019 with a passport that expires in February 2020? [duplicate]

Can I enter Canada from the US in October 2019 with my US passport that expires in February 2020? I can not find specific requirements since the new rules were implemented. A link or website address ...
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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 ...
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Can a valid US visa be transferred to a different passport?

I have a valid US visa on my Indian passport. I changed my nationality to HKSAR. Can my US visa be transferred to my HKSAR passport?
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Leaving the USA for 10 yrs when you have asylum

My family and I fled Country X (not important which) as refugees. They went to Morocco (which is not Country X). I came to the USA on a student visa and then applied for asylum. I got my asylum ...
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Mother’s name and DOB different on her old USA tourist visa and passport

I just moved to USA from Pakistan like 6 months back. My husband is a US citizen and I am a US green card holder (permanent resident). I am pregnant now and I really want my family to be here with me ...
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Am I going to have trouble flying with a shortened surname on the ticket?

I'm going to Germany from India in 2 days. I have booked Etihad Airways flight but I put P S Narayanan (which is my name) instead of Puthenpurayil Satheeschandran Narayanan as in my passport. Will ...
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Can I renew my USA passport book and passport card separately?

My passport book and card are expiring in 6 months, and I'd like to renew them, but I have a couple (land-entry) trips to Canada coming up that I'd like to use my passport card for. Is it permissible ...
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How will Ireland and Irish passports be affected by Brexit [closed]

How Will Ireland and associated Irish passport be affected by Brexit?
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Non-ECR category for an Indian Passport, without birth certificate, class 10 cert. and tax returns

I am applying for a new Indian Passport for my dad. Since he is above 50, the website is taking Non-ECR category by default. The problem is my dad does not have the following documents: No birth ...
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Passport - tiny rip on the edge of my passport page

I have a brand new Philippine passport. All of the pages are crisp and my bio page is perfectly fine. On Sept 1, returning to Canada from the US (I have a Canada Permanent Resident card), an ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

I have a European passport which is currently valid (born in Europe) and a US passport (parents are American) which expired a while back (issued before I turned 16). Because of this I don't think I ...
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Should the name on ticket be as per passport or as per visa

My cousin is planning to visit me in USA and has B1/B2 visa approved. Her name on passport goes as: FIRST NAME - AAA LAST NAME - BLANK whereas that on her visa goes as: FIRST NAME - FNU LAST ...
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What does it mean when a counselor asks for a copy of a passport bio [duplicate]

Thank you for your email. We are currently reviewing your case. To be able to move forward with the visa application, please send us a copy of your current passport bio data page.
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How to disclose parental name change on form DS-11

According to the current* DS-11 US Passport Application, on Page 2, under 10. Parental Information, the applicant is asked for the following two pieces of information about each parent: Mother/Father/...
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Is a passport or a national ID card valid on its expiration date?

I am wondering if a document like a passport or a national ID card is valid on its expiration date. For example, if my passport says "Valid until 2019/05/04", could I still use it to cross the border ...
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Will an overstay in India as a child affect future travel?

One of my friend had to move to India during the civil war to India and overstayed there. He left his home country when he was 10 and came back after his degree. I am sure he did not intentionally ...
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Indian Passport back cover torn a bit. Can it get accepted? [duplicate]

I got some minor damage(torn marks) to back side cover due to accidental spilling of glue stick. The last cover page got stick to its previous page. When I try to separate them it got torn a bit. Is ...
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Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport

Can I expect to encounter any problem when visiting the Republic of China (Taiwan) after visiting the People's Republic of China or vice versa? I mean, some countries have political clashes with each ...
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Chinese Tourist Visa was stamped on observation page? [duplicate]

I just picked up my passport today at the Chinese Consulate, and realized my visa was stamped on one of the three observation pages on my passport after I came home. I'm not sure whether I need to get ...