Questions tagged [passports]

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Do I need a passport for a few days emergency visit to Canada?

My father had unexpected surgery and lives in Canada, Ontario. He is in icu on ventilator. If I need to go ASAP for a few days do I need a passport? I have never had one. I would be leaving from ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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US citizen with warrants in the US and want to enter with a foreign passport

I have warrants in Texas for a traffic ticket and drug paraphernalia but I exited the US to Japan and I have dual citizenship. My US passport has my American name with my father's last name. I ...
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Will Armenia and Azerbaijan permit a tourist to enter if they have the other country's stamp in their passport?

I know that there are certain pairs of countries (which do not get along with each other) where a traveller will not be permitted into one country if they have a stamp in their passport from a visit ...
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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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Missing Schengen entrance stamp

Last night I took a night train from Romania to Hungary. I shared a compartment with another American backpacker (and others.) The border crossing on the Romanian side was normal -- all of our ...
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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

I'm a dual US/Italian citizen and before my most recent trip to the US I had always used my US passport to enter the US when going there. When exiting, I would use my US passport and then also show my ...
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Can I remove an “attention” sticky note in my passport?

I just got a Chinese visa sticker in my passport. On the page opposite of the Chinese visa, there is a sticker that reads: Attention An expired US passport with a valid Chinese visa is good for ...
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US visa is under administrative processing, I need the passport back ASAP

I have applied for non-immigrant US visa in a foreign country, but my visa processing is delayed and its under "administrative processing". I have my flight back to my home country and I cannot leave ...
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Airbnb hosts wants me to send pictures of all guests' IDs

This is my first booking using the Airbnb app and when I signed up I had to take pictures of me and my government ID. I invited all my friends who are staying with me and they went through the same ...
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RFID-blocking passport pouches

I often see passport pouches for sale, which supposedly prevent your passport RFID from being read. In what scenario that might happen? Should travelers be concerned about protecting their passports, ...
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Can someone else bring my child's second passport?

My child is 5 weeks old and has (or will have) dual nationality. One of his passports has arrived but the British one hasn't yet. I'm having to travel and leave the UK for the time being. Is it legal ...
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My signature in my passport looks different than it actually is - consequences?

I have a German passport, an ID card and a driver's licence. The signature in the latter is seven years old and looks completely different from the current signature - which so far was fine since ...
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Entering and exiting Canada with different travel documents

I am a US citizen. I traveled from the US to Canada by air, showing my US passport to enter Canada without a visa. I returned to the US by land (train), and showed my Global Entry card at the border ...
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Can “Conch Republic” passports actually be used for anything?

Since the whole Key Largo Debacle over Seven Mile Bridge, there's been this 'Conch Republic' that even issues souvenir passports. A comment on slashdot inferred that some countries may actually take ...
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Does my 10-month-old child need a passport to cross the USA-Canada border?

Do I need a passport for my 10 month old to go to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls? Will his birth certificate be enough to get back into the US?
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Can I enter Iran with an expired Iranian passport, while being in possession of a second passport?

I am a Canadian citizen and I am traveling to Iran (back home) this December. My Iranian passport expired on 17/05/2015. I was wondering if I can use it. I want to renew my passport in Iran because it ...
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How to fill in a UK visa application form if you have no surname on your passport?

I do not have a surname in my passport. How do I enter 'Given Name' and 'Family Name' in my UK visa application form?
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Discrepancy in address on passport and DS-160 form

I'm likely to get opportunity to go to US for Business purpose through our company. The process is likely to start from next week. I'm Bachelor staying in Pune, India and I've following three ...
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Am I likely to get problems travelling abroad from the UK when my gender appearance doesn't match my passport

About 10 years ago, I went through gender reassignment (assigned male at birth) and started living as a female. I had all my documents, including my passport changed to reflect this. Recently, I made ...
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I am British, If I change my passport name, would other countries know my old name?

Let's just say I am asking for a friend. If they were to get their name of their British passport changed and visited countries outside the EU. Would their customs have record of their old name plus ...
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How are ECR passport checks enforced in India?

India has a peculiar system where non-educated Indian citizens need a special 'emigration check' in order to work in certain countries. How is this system enforced in practice? Does the airline check ...
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How can I tell if a visa agent is trustworthy?

I'm about to apply for a visa for an upcoming trip to China, so I'm looking into visa agents - those companies that will accept your passport and application documents by FedEx or UPS (etc.) shipment, ...
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What countries can I enter with just a 1951 Convention refugee travel document?

I had refugee protection in Italy under the Geneva convention with a Refugee Travel Document. Except for Schengen countries, what other countries can I travel to with this document and don't need a ...
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Why must the name on my passport match the booking details?

I've recently booked some flights using my 'nickname' instead of my full birth name that appears on my passport (Rob verse Robert). I've since contacted two airlines (RyanAir and Aer Lingus) and both ...
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The barcode sticker which VFS in India puts on the back of my passport got damaged by water. Will this cause me problems upon re-entering India?

I have an Indian passport. I have travelled to UK on a work visa. VFS in India puts a barcode sticker on the back of the passport. Unfortunately, here in the UK, some water applied on the barcode ...
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Colombian entering Colombia on day of Colombian passport expiry date, could I be refused entry?

So I'm a dual US/Colombian citizen, and I just realized I booked a trip to Colombia on the same date my passport expires! I still hold an up-to-date Colombian "cedula" (aka citizenship card), but I ...
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Is domestic travel in China possible without a passport during the process of renewing a work permit?

I need to renew my Chinese work permit in China (Tianjin) soon. When renewing the work permit, the office (Entry Exit Bureau) holds your passport for about a week, and give you a slip of paper which ...
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Passport Requirement to Rent a Car

I was surprised that an Amsterdam auto rental required a passport, despite making the reservation through Expedia.com. I have no objection to requirement: I am left wondering: What practical purpose ...
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Is my passport damaged?

I have a problem with my passport, the booklet of pages was separated from the cover, i took my passport to authorities they only did scotch tape... so i traveled three times with that passport (...
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Dual citizen (UK Passport & Aus Citizenship) travelling to Australia on holiday

What are the Australian entry requirements for a child travelling to Australia on a UK passport and Australian Citizenship (by Descent)? Will child be refused entry without an Australian passport? ...
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Other passports queue arriving in UK?

Do I have to join in to the other passports queue in the UK border control with my Australian passport and residence permit while I am with my British passport holder wife and children? Is there any ...
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Can a dual Israel/USA citizen leave Israel without their American passport?

I'm a native born American currently living in Israel as a citizen (dual citizenship). Can I leave Israel to travel to Europe with only my Israeli passport, or is my US one a 'must have'?
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How long does it take to get a new Indian passport after being robbed in Spain?

My wife's handbag was stolen in Barcelona, near the cathedral when we sat in the bench around 9 pm. It's an Indian passport with Hungarian residence permit, 200 euros, all gone. We filed an official ...
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Reapply for Visa or Take Chance at Border?

I applied for a general visitors visa to the UK and was refused. I am US citizen with a US passport and now realize I don't need to have a visa. Should I reapply or just head to England with my US ...
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How can I get my son's passport renewed within 24 hours?

I booked my flight tickets to Cancun and found that my son's passport has been expired. I am in a big trouble and need your advice what to do now? Is there any possibility to get it within 24 hours?
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Travelling to Iran with two passports, including one US passport [duplicate]

I have a US passport plus another passport from my birthplace. I would like to go to Iran for a business trip. Using US passport to enter Iran requires visa and lots of paperwork, but with my other ...
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Likelihood of accidentally checking in passport with luggage

Out of curiosity: how likely is it that you end up in a foreign country with your passport inside your checked-in luggage, and are there specific safeguards in place to prevent that? It appears to me ...
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How can I rectify my passport error with the USA embassy?

I'm a Nigerian. I applied for a visiting visa in October 2014 but was denied visa because I had a fake stamp of another country on my passport (not USA). I did it because I was having a problem at my ...
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Travel to India with expired Indian passport?

I am on H4 dependent and an Indian citizen,my passport has expired 2 months back,can I travel to India at this moment with expired passport?
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Will I be eligible for an Emergency Travel Document?

I'm a UK citizen residing in the US. I haven't travelled overseas in nearly 2 years and wish to travel to the UK for 10 days in August. Unfortunately, I discovered that my passport has expired. I can ...
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Reentering the US years later with a passport of a different citizenship?

When I was younger, I held a visa on my Argentinian passport. I must have entered and exited the US around 6 times with my Argentinian passport. 7 years after last entering the USA, I now hold an ...
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Can a dual citizen enter Brazil with an expired Brazilian passport?

I have dual citizenship, American and Brazilian. Can I travel to Brazil with an expired Brazilian passport, and return to the US with my American passport?
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Getting a tourist visa sticker not put into passport, rather as a separate document

Many countries issue tourist visas as full-page stickers in passports. For example, Canada, USA, Brazil, ... Therefore their visa requirements often state that the applicant is required to have at ...
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Dual Citizenship and the ESTA Program

I have dual citizenship in both the UK and South Africa and intend on visiting the US in November. On the ESTA website there is a section referring to dual citizenship, should I declare my South ...
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Passport pages full of stamps + valid Schengen visa

Can I enter Switzerland with a multiple entry visa issued by the French embassy and with no blank page on my passport ?
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Can I travel through the Schengen area if my passport expires in less than 6 months?

I am traveling to Prague from Los Angeles. My travels end on 15 April and passport expires 14 October. Netherlands requires 6 months of validity after end of travel, Czech requires 3 months validity ...
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Does a new passport number mean new records?

And let me explain why I ask this. In the last few years I have been travelling too many times to Japan as a tourist (visa free) due to my girlfriend living there. Although I don't exceed the ...
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Dual Citizen, leaving US to Travel to EU on EU passport

Here is my current situation. I am currently a dual citizen of the US and a EU country. I am currently waiting for my US passport to arrive but it might not arrive in time as I am desperately planning ...
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How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR) in Hungary?

How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR)? is for the UK, how do I do this for Hungary?

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