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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

It’s important you remember that the passport you show the airline does not need to be the passport you show to exit passport control. You should show the airline (when filling in API information ...
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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorising me to travel to the United States

It's almost always because of one of these three reasons: The most obvious reason, and can get you in trouble, plus banned from entering forever, and that is lying, or falsifying information. The ...
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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorising me to travel to the United States

There are many possible reasons for rejection. For one, having a UK passport is not enough unless you also "have the unrestricted right of permanent abode in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern ...
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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

lambshaanxy explains why "You have to use the same passport to enter and exit" a country. But to exit going to C, if that passport needs a visa for C and you don't have one, you can't board ...
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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

You have to use the same passport to enter and exit each country. If you enter on passport A and try to leave on passport B, the immigration computer will go "ding" because there is no ...
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Do I have to declare personal items at Customs in Dublin Airport?

The 450 euro Customs exception is for goods you intend to leave in Ireland. As a tourist, you will be bringing your camera, laptop, used underwear etc with you back out of Ireland when you leave, so ...
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Do I have to declare personal items at Customs in Dublin Airport?

The duty-free allowance is only relevant for goods that you are importing (i.e., planning to leave) in the European Union. If you are traveling to a country with some personal possessions and plan to ...
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Can I enter Turkey on one passport and leave for a month on different one

When entering a country as a tourist what you want to be is ordinary. Boring. Do not make a special case. Everywhere in the world border officials have extremely broad decision powers. If they do not ...
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Indian Passport binding loose

There are many similar questions here about replacing worn or damaged or lost Indian passports (getting a new passport with a new passport number), and reissuing Indian passports (getting a new ...
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I'm a British citizen and ESTA keeps not authorising me to travel to the United States

Your birth country may be (is likely to be) the reason, British citizenship does not guarantee approval. If a traveler is denied ESTA and his or her circumstances have not changed, a new application ...
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Entry to Hong Kong

It is linked to the hold onward or return tickets part If you are staying in HK, you need to have onward/return tickets. If you are in transit to the Mainland of China or the Macao Special ...
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ESTA application question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?

No, it does not count. Zairyu cards are proof of being a foreigner legally resident in Japan for Japanese authorities, but they are not internationally accepted travel documents. In US terms, the ...
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ESTA application question: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country?

The wording is to cover passport-like things that are not technically passports. If the Zairyu card does not function as a travel document, and you couldn't show it to an immigration official to get ...
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valid F1 visa but expired I20

No. You can only enter the US on an F1 visa if you are entering the US to engage in studies (or other F1 purpose like OPT).
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UK visa to visit a partner in hospital (after prior rejection)

Your application will be much stronger now that you are enrolled in a PhD. That is assuming that you also have a visa that will allow you to stay in Germany for the duration of the PhD, or at least ...
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Jewelry evaluation certificate for Canada PR

The website of the Goverment of Canada states: Bringing goods to Canada When you move to Canada from another country, you may bring your personal and household goods with you without paying duty. You’...
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UK/US dual citizen reentering US

The scenario you describe seems to be making more trouble for yourself than need be. In order to enter the US with a UK passport you will need an ESTA (this applies to entry by all routes after ...
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Traveling from Dallas to Auckland, then to another New Zealand city on separate ticket

I've done this trip recently (less than 3 weeks ago). Short layover times are stressful. If you don't know how to make the transit through immigration + customs + etc shorter then is better to give ...
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Traveling from Dallas to Auckland, then to another New Zealand city on separate ticket

On time statistics at this time are useless because of ongoing staff shortages across the world so past performance is not at all indicative of the future in any way -- it can be significantly worse ...
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Traveling from Dallas to Auckland, then to another New Zealand city on separate ticket

6 hours should be plenty. My personal threshold for self connection is 4 hours. Auckland is not an easy transfer: you need to wait for your bags to come out, clear immigration, customs and bio ...
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Going through immigration before a domestic Thai flight

Mixing inbound international passengers and domestic passengers can be difficult, though in many scenarios even if immigration/passport control happens at the port of entry, customs is sometimes ...
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Going through immigration before a domestic Thai flight

For some airports, under certain situations, there may be a simplified immigration/customs clearance process for domestic-international connecting passengers in Thailand travelling on a single ticket. ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I have travelled on an ESTA and a British passport to the US (for perfectly valid holidays) and I have twice been asked a lot of questions, and once had my bag searched. I'm guessing the suspicious ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I bet your entire conversation with customs will last about 10 seconds: Customs: What is your name? Cat: Panicked Cat [Pause while he looks at the picture in your passport, and your face. He is ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

You will be visiting your best friend and their family who will be hosting you; ensure they can be contacted and will verify that statement. Your parents paid for your RETURN ticket as a gift; ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I'm pretty sure all that supporting yourself stuff only matters for people moving here. You're just visiting, the tickets are bought, which means everything is already worked out and everything you're ...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

To jcaron's sensible answer I would add... My parents as a surprise graduation gift bought me tickets Presumably, your parents will also be in a position to step in with emergency funds in the (...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I don’t think the funds you have would be that much of a problem. Make sure you don’t look like a hippie and they probably won’t even ask. Have a letter from your friend explaining that they will host ...
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Is statement of account with 28days fund before Student UK visa application valid for UK Student visa application

When you apply, you need to provide statements dated within the last 31 days of your application showing that you have the required funds, and have had them for at least 28 days. Obviously those funds ...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

The previous comments and answers failed to notice that this is not a regular transfer. This is a kiwi.com unprotected self-transfer, where tickets are booked seperately and not through a carrier or a ...
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Why did Lufthansa's UK passport control take issue with me?

Looks like I'm going to answer my own question (and I'm rather disappointed by the unexplained downvotes). It seems there's a pattern of carriers doing this to a disproportionate degree and ignoring ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

Budapest is in the Schengen area. So you will pass through passport control in Amsterdam. As you are an EU citizen, you can use automated e-Gates to enter which is usually faster than manual passport ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

You look up the gate number for your next flight and follow the signage (which is quite good at Schiphol). Look for transfer or flight connection signs and be mindful of not following the crowds ...
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If my passport becomes invalid, can I travel to a country which gave me a long term visa or residence permit?

Depends on where you travel, and what those countries think. The good example would be some occupied countries during WWII, which had exile governments (often in London) that were accepted by the ...
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Recheck luggage at Paris CDG, possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa?

I have asked Indian Airlines if I can board the said plain, as per them I can if i do not have check in baggage. This info i have gathered from there counter at Delhi airport. Also with westjet, as ...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

In theory, within the Schengen Area, there are no internal passport/visa checks (though there may be ID checks for security reasons), but you are supposed to be able to prove your status at any time. ...
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Is it ok if I adjust my passport photo a bit as long as it does not affect my face?

From https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/photos.html Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. Of course ...
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Schengen exit stamp on old passport

Attaching old and new passports are sometimes done, but this is why it is not (or at least no longer) a good practice. It is extremely unusual to present three passports to a border officer unless ...
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Leaving Italy without paying a bus fine

Sorry Bro! I'm from Bologna, this kind of "zone ticket" has been introduced 10 years ago and it's still not clear to me! Seems like it was probably not clear also to the guy which sold you ...
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Is hotel confirmation needed at UK immigration?

Having a valid visa doesn’t guarantee entry. On arrival you may still need to show that you meet the ‘genuine visitor’ rules in V4.2 of the UK visitor immigration rules. V4.3 states that accommodation ...
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Recheck luggage at Paris CDG, possible with Indian passport and Canadian work visa?

No, that’s not possible. You will need a visa to be able to go through border control, claim your luggage, and re-check it. Transit without visa (TWOV) in CDG only works if you stay airside (“...
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