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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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My passport's Machine Readable Zone is damaged. How do I deal with it?

I need your help about my passport. On my passport front page, the last line of the MRZ is damaged. Do I need to apply for new passport, or is this not an issue?
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Is there a known problem with ESTA form online?passport validity? [duplicate]

I have a passport which was issued on Oct 26, 2011 and expires on Jul 26, 2022. Therefore it is valid for 10 years and 9 months. I am applying for an ESTA, but the website won't let me progress as it ...
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ESTA with UK passport (valid > 10 years)

I am trying to apply for my ESTA using a passport with an expired ESTA. The passport was issued by the UKPO in September 2016, and is valid through January 2027 (because the UK added validity for an ...
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Is my Canadian passport damaged?

It's in mint condition otherwise but there are brown spots on every page around the numbers at the top of each page. Not sure how it happened but when I got it new it didn't have the brown marks. Do ...
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Canadian Citizen living overseas with Canadian passport renewal declined - wants to go home to visit family on valid NZ passport

I am a Canadian citizen, born there in 1958. I left Canada in 2005 to live in NZ with NZ born wife. I am now a citizen of NZ and have a valid NZ passport. I have had my Canadian passport revoked for ...
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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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Can a UK passport valid for two months travel to Germany post-brexit?

If I had a UK passport which was due to expire on February 1st, 2020 - less than 6 months from now, would I be allowed to make a weekend visit to Germany?
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When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?

When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?
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Does Italian citizens need a passport for a stopover in Kyiv, Ukraine?

I should go to Vilnius from Rome in December, and the best option is the one with a stopover in Kyiv. I have never had a passport, as I have always traveled within EU and I could travel using my ID ...
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Passport validity for a US & Israel dual-citizen returning to the US [duplicate]

We are Israeli citizens residing in the US on work visas. Our daughter is a citizen of both the US and Israel. We are travelling from the US to Israel and back soon. Since our daughter is a dual-...
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Can I travel from Saudi Arabia to Pakistan and back with a passport due to expire in less than 3 months?

I am working in Saudi Arabia and I have planned to travel to Pakistan for a month, starting on 20 November 2019. My passport will expire on 15 January 2020. Can I make this trip without any passport ...
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Requirement for validity of a passport [duplicate]

In several questions, I read that there are additional validity restrictions for the passport if you visit a foreign country: e. g., a country requires that your passport is valid for at least 6 ...
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Passport expiration requirement for Jordan Visa

After we booked our ticket for Jordan we realized that my wife's passport expires in about 6.5 months from now. It will expire in 5 month 29 days when we land in Jordan. Their visa requirement says ...
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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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Jamaican expired passport

I am a Jamaican citizen living in the US undocumented over 20 yrs now by my father wanting a better life for me. Unfortunately he did not file citizenship for me because he had taken me away from my ...
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Must Indian passport holders have six-month valid passport to enter Nepal? [duplicate]

Do Indian passport holders have to have six-month validity left on their passport to enter Nepal? I am an Indian passport holder wanting to travel to Nepal soon and do not have enough time to be able ...
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Old Passport Stapled with back cover of my new passport, will the holes be a problem?

My old passport and new passport were stapled together while returning from the visa embassy. After I managed to remove the staples from my Passport. Now I can see staple holes on the back cover of ...
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Exit immigration asking for destination and potentially having the ability to deny a citizen the leaving of the country [closed]

Edited the whole question in order make my point be understood. I know that check-in staff and destination immigration officials check the papers permitting to reach the destination country, ...
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Is there any way to avoid having to leave passport at embassies on visa applications? [closed]

My citizenship does not allow me visa-free entry to most of the countries. Due to the nature of my work, I have to travel to various places quite frequently, and often require visitor/business visa. ...
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Why do some Smart Gate passports need to be stamped?

I just had a short visit to Italy on a New Zealand passport. At both entry and exit immigration checks NZ passports were shown as eligible for Smart Gate. However, at entry, instead of using the ...
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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I have faced a disturbing situation when entering the territory of Morocco as a tourist. I am a French citizen, with obvious Middle-Eastern face features and name, and carrying a French passport. The ...
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How safe is it to leave my passport in my hotel room? [closed]

How sure can I be that a passport left in my hotel room is safe? On my trip, I don't need to carry it around with me every day, so would like to leave it behind.
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Valid Canadian Visitor Visa in my old passport with a removed machine readable zone [duplicate]

I want to travel in Canada on November but I renewed my passport. When I renewed my passport, the machine readable zone in my old passport was cut in order to make it useless. Also my visa is intact. ...

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