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Call the Border Force (phone numbers to each Heathrow terminal at the bottom here) and explain the situation in perfect detail, including that the school won't enrol her without the proper entry stamp. If they aren't helpful, ask for a chief officer. You should be told what to do. Please let us know what happens by writing an answer of your own


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Denmark has never issued ID cards of the kind that some other EU member states do. This is why a passport is the only option for Danes traveling within the EU. If Denmark chose to start issuing such ID cards, they would be valid for travel to other EU member states too. What is new(ish) is that citizens used to be able to travel between the Nordic ...


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Take that warning seriously, it is in their records (and in your interest). But the immigration officer felt that I should be travelling on an L1 instead of a B1 since I am staying for longer duration in the US. That's then the best advice for you, unfortunately we won't be able to better that one. After having assessed your travels and having ...


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You need to call the CBP immediately at +1 202 325 8000, ask for a supervisor (tell them it's a complicated and serious matter and that you must be 100% sure to receive the right answer). Tell them your passport number and last admission number (can be looked up here), and tell them exactly what the officers in New York told you. Ask them to check their ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Canada decides what's required to enter Canada; the US decides what's required to enter the US. Their governments make these decisions independently and don't necessarily have to agree. The US's passport requirement for citizens was created as part of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA), Public Law 108-458. See Section ...


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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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As you probably known, there has been a lot of fraud involving H1-B visas, and the US government is (sort-of) cracking down on it. As a result, various outsourcing companies have been bringing in half-priced foreign workers under the B-1 visa. This has, predictably, caused people coming here on B-1 visas to get extra scrutiny. What happens next depends a ...


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As an Irish citizen, you have the absolute right to enter Ireland. The immigration officer cannot possibly deny you entry, as long as you produce a document that shows you're in fact an Irish citizen - and the passport card clearly shows that. Therefore you have the absolute right to only produce your passport card and refuse to provide any other document. ...


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It says on that very page you link If you’re not sure who to ask to be your countersignatory Call the Passport Adviceline. If anyone knows what you can do, surely they will.


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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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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 Passport Card is valid only for travel WITHIN the EU/EEA/CH. I've had this same issue. Was returning to Dublin on a flight from Moscow. Was asked where I was coming from (which was fairly obvious as there was only one flight coming in at that time). I'm a Canadian dual-citizen, so it would be handy to travel to there or the US on my Canadian passport ...


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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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It is first important to note that there are no absolute rights to anything in Ireland. All rights can be limited by Acts of the Oireachtas, or by relevant Statutory Instruments. Irish citizens are entitled to enter Ireland, regardless of the document they use. However, you are required to use the passport card number when checking in online if you intend ...


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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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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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