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British Airways had nothing to do with this; it was Aviapartner staff that denied you boarding. Your son cannot use his residence permit to transit the UK (only the common EU-format permit card or the family member card - which looks like the Belgian national ID card - is accepted), but the US visa would've worked. Unfortunately, it would appear there is a ...


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According to the help file from the Canadian government for filling out the ETA it says the following on the application: Given name(s) / first name(s) Please enter exactly as shown on your passport or identity document Source: https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/english/pdf/eta/english.pdf (Page 11) So you should put it in, exactly ...


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To fly to the Bahamas from the US as a US citizen, you need a passport in any event, and you do not need any other ID. So a driver's license isn't particularly helpful for this trip, and its being expired is not a problem.


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The airline has no obligation towards a passenger who doesn't have the right visa. Any airline that flies internationally will have a clause in their conditions of carriage that says it is the passenger's own responsibility to have the right travel documentation. They reserve the right to deny you boarding if you're lacking a visa you need, but that is in ...


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Does this "encounter" constitute "refusal of entry"? Yes. Does this mean I have to declare it from now on in all visa applications? Only if asked. Many countries do not ask about refusals of entry to other countries. If you are asked and decide not to mention it because it's not a serious refusal, or for whatever reason, you run the risk of being ...


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"my First name only into the Given Name(s) field" If it asked for "first name" a single name might be acceptable. But it didn't. Notice the "(s)". That means that there can be more than one name. Notice the "Given", that means all but your family name, which was inherited not given. The form didn't ask for "First name"; it asked for "Given name(s)". ...


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If the passport is a U.S. passport expired less than one year the TSA will still accept it. See Four Tips To Remember When Checking Your ID At Airport Security at the TSA blog: If you’re traveling with an expired license or passport you may still be able to fly. Acceptable forms of ID cannot be more than 12 months past the identified expiration date. If ...


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Nothing is certain about Brexit. May's deal which would have resulting in a transition period just got voted down in Parliament. This was followed by a confidence vote which the government passed, but it's still far from clear where we go from here. What I think can be said is. The UK is not a country that normally gets in the business of stopping people ...


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I would suggest that you go to the DMV tomorrow and apply for a non-driver ID. The card will be mailed to you, and it might come in the next two weeks if you are lucky. In principle you could also apply for a driver's license, but this will also require you to take some tests, and adds the risk that you might not pass. If you would have to take a road ...


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The answer is obviously yes; you've had passports from another country. The question is very simple. It's not asking if you have another country's passport or any other travel document at this moment, it's asking if any other country ever issued a passport or other travel document to you.


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If you have a boarding pass (whether that was obtained via online check-in or via a kiosk at the airport), then you can skip the check-in counter completely and head straight to security/immigration. If there is a need for them to sight your passport (eg, to check you have the required visas) then one of two things will happen : 1) You will not be allowed ...


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The whole point of a passport is to act as ID when you're travelling! If you have a passport, you don't need anything else.


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This is only a partial answer, but it's too long for a comment. There is a separate Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program that is open to citizens of certain countries, including Australia. ("CNMI" stands for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.) There have been some proposed changes to this program under which applicants for this program will be asked, ...


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In my experience it varies a lot how is it organized. The patterns I experienced so far were: Online check–in not available. Online check–in doesn't issue boarding pass. Online check–in issues boarding pass and instruction to visit airport check-in. Person checks boarding pass before entry to security area and asks to visit check-in. Gate announces for my ...


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Sailors who are travelling for duty travel often travel with a seaman's log book instead of their passport. This means that at check-in, they must often produce valid credentials including the name of their ship and its itinerary. Otherwise they cannot be accepted on board a flight. Most airlines give very privileged treatment to passengers with this SSR, ...


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The simple fact is: you're not getting in without a visa, least of all by air. You need to visit a US embassy or consulate in Mexico and obtain a new visa in your current passport, bringing your I-20 and visa copy and explaining the situation.


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ID requirements for domestic flights are set by TSA and can be found at https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification. As you can see, permanent resident cards (aka green cards) are accepted.


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Let's pretend for a moment that you're not going to be allowed in if you answer "for a job interview" when they ask you. I don't think that's the case, but let's pretend. You are carrying several different piece of paper that demonstrate unequivocally that you are here for a job interview. You have an appointment in your phone that says "job interview" on ...


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Yes you can. Per a policy paper, in case of no-deal, EU IDs will be accepted until at least 2021. After that, it depends on what the government deicdes then.


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Some airlines already have this information in digital form. If you provide this in digital form, you have to buy $1000 handheld devices every few years, write custom software, have people charge them, pay for data plans, deal with IT security concerns like software updates and unauthorized apps, etc. Compare this against a cost of 2 cents a printed page. ...


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Basic facts: The Common Travel Area (henceforth CTA) consists of the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Ireland. Between the UK, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, the border is fully open with no immigration checks. In addition, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man apply UK entry regulations and issue UK entry stamps in passports. Consequently, ...


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That'd be the BSN. The Dutch Citizen Service Number (BSN) is your official national identification in the Netherlands. It replaced the old social security number (sofinummer) in 2007. The Dutch BSN was introduced in July 2007 to enhance the efficiency of government administration and improve public service delivery to citizens. The BSN in the ...


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Don't panic! If you applied for a standard visitor visa, stating you were planning to visit for three days to attend a job interview, and you then received a visa, it means they already have had the chance to examine the information you provided and believe you are a genuine visitor. If there was anything suspicious in your application or anything dodgy ...


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It’s quite amazing I am having to say this two months from the end of what was meant to be a two year period in which everything was sorted but…..nobody knows. By default, if nothing further happens, then a 'no deal Brexit' is where the country is heading. Though many of the more enthusiastic pro-brexit people like to say that this is all good and fine and ...


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When asked to send any sensitive information electronically, when the recipient is not going to be willing or able to engage in complicated security measures, I typically put the file in a secure location that I control, like Dropbox, and send a link to that file. When the recipient has confirmed receipt, I remove the contents. Anyone who intercepts the ...


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It has been confirmed that, in a no-deal scenario, EU ID cards will remain valid for entry at least until 2021. So just bring your ID card as usual.


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The restriction on people having visited Iran only applies to the "main" Visa Waiver Program. You're entering under a separate arrangement called the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program, and thus are not affected (and should not apply for an ESTA). TIMATIC, the database used by airlines, states the following regarding mainland US (for entry under the VWP): ...


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You don't necessarily need a state ID. TSA will accept alternate ID. A driver's license is simply a state ID card that also authorizes driving. Your best hope is to get a California state ID card. I recommend you do not overload the task and try to get your driver's license also, because that's a huge production. However you can ask whether a REAL ID ...


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For the Schengen countries you do not need an invitation, but you need to show you have enough money and a good reason to return home, and Norway, Greece and Switzerland are all Schengen countries. The money is not a given amount but showing that you get in enough money more than you need for your life at home that you can afford to spend it on travel. Good ...


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If you have a compliant driver's license or state ID (or another acceptable form of identification), you don't even need to show your green card. You should carry the green card with you because of the law that requires you to keep it in your personal possession at all times, but there is no requirement to have any particular travel document when traveling ...


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