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The answer is almost certainly #1: it's extraordinarily unlikely that existing British passports would be completely invalidated by Brexit. A British passport states that you're a British citizen, which will continue to be the case even if Britain leaves the EU. While I can't point to any official sources, I can note that a) passports of European countries ...


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If they manage to get to a port of entry, they should eventually be admitted, though it may not be a fun experience. However the airline will almost certainly not let them board an international flight without valid passports, so what would happen on arrival is kind of moot.


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All biometric passports have serial numbers that change when issued. Per this notice from the Singaporean government, this is an ICAO requirement: https://www.ica.gov.sg/news_details.aspx?nid=12246 And since virtually all passports are now biometric, even those countries (like Singapore) that did not previously change numbers do so now. Update: Here's ...


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7 weeks should be enough time for a new passport. I would suggest you contact your local US consulate immediately and get the process started, letting them know of your time constraint. There are likely to be ways to expedite the process if necessary, but I don't think it will be necessary. As for the agency, I would just explain to them that you have ...


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US consulates, including the one in Barbados, offer Consular Outreach Visits for U.S. Citizen Services: In order to better serve U.S. citizens living throughout the Eastern Caribbean, the U.S. Embassy in Barbados makes every effort to send a Consular Officer to countries in our Consular District approximately twice a year to offer certain American Citizen ...


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Many countries allow you to use a valid visa in an expired passport, as long as you present a valid passport along with it and all the other details (usually including your name) have not changed: For example, for the United States: My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do ...


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This State Department page lists the steps to be taken to renew one's US passport by mail. The page contains this text: Submit your Most Recent U.S. Passport You must submit your most recent passport with your application. Please note: Your U.S. passport book and/or card must meet all of the requirements listed at the top of this ...


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I just checked the processing times for a US passport application at a few embassies: London, approximately four weeks (faster service at consulates general) Warsaw, five to ten business days Prague, eight to ten business days Rome, approximately three weeks I just checked the appointment offerings in London as an example, and they have 38 spots open ...


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I called the Australian Passport Office, as I couldn't find this information anywhere on their website. They confirmed that passport numbers do indeed change both at a renewal and also at a passport reissue due to name change. Obviously this only applies for Australian passports; I'm unaware of whether this is a general rule for other countries.


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Do I need to renew/transfer my canada visa or can I simply travel with valid visa on old passport? You don't need to transfer your valid Canadian visa on your fresh passport. You can simply attach your old passport with your new one and can travel to Canada. Answer is from official Immigration And Citizenship EN4 Port Of Entry Examinations: 13.18 Valid ...


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As a US Citizen - which is what gives you the right to a US Passport, you can stay indefinitely in the US. You are not even required to have a US passport, although that makes it easier to enter the United States. Your passport is valid the day you arrive, so there should not be any problem. You could be coming back to renew your passport as I suggest you do,...


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Anecdotally, in my experience the "default" handling of old passports is for the issuing agency to destroy the old one. However, there may be a tick box on the passport renewal form (for example the Canadian passport renewal form) that asks: Would you like the previous passport returned to you? If not, it will be securely destroyed by Passport Canada ...


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In your comment, you linked to an official source that (rather understatedly) answers your question: To save the taxpayer money, the newly designed passports will be introduced in a phased approach. After the UK leaves the EU, burgundy passports will continue to be issued but with no reference to the European Union. New blue and gold passports ...


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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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If you click on the "Apply" link and work your way through the umpteen questions to confirm eligibility (which only takes a minute or two), you'll eventually get through to the booking calendar page -- unfortunately linking this page directly from an external site doesn't work, but here's the status as of 2 October 2018: As you can see, there are ...


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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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I've found the answer in the DHS ESTA FAQ. The bad news is that if you renew your passport, you have to re-apply (and pay again) for a new ESTA: What should I do if the information on my passport has changed? If you obtain a new passport or there is a change to your passport information, you must apply for a new travel authorization and pay the ...


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If you hover over the little question mark next to the answer box for that question, it says if you don't know the number put "UNKNOWN" in the passport number field and "0000" for the year of expiration, so I guess that's what you do.


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You need to transfer your visa in your new passport. From the official New Zealand Immigration : Transferring my visa to a new passport "If you have renewed your passport (because it has expired, was lost/stolen or your name has changed), you need to transfer your valid visa into your new passport before you use it to travel. This applies ...


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While Origimbo's answer is also correct, I posted the same question to HMPO not expecting a response for awhile. As they've already got back to me, I think their answer would count as more official and so I should use that. Their response Thank you for your enquiry regarding countersignature requirements If you feel that you are recognizable from ...


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While indeed there's enough time for a passport, since we are a QA site let's review whether flying with this combo is feasible. The problem is not the border because citizens are let in one way or another and an expired passport is enough to prove citizenship, the problem is at check in. The question is whether airline would let them check in with a valid ...


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Passports are usually valid for 5 or 10 years. It's quite rare to see people who look the same during the whole period of 5 or 10 years, yet governments aren't complaining. Hair, beard, weight, etc. can change how people look, but identifying them is something else. Immigration officers know how to deal with this stuff. Nothing to worry about, do not cut ...


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In the UK it used to be the case that you could ask to have your old passport back when applying for a new one. This is now what happens by default (unless the old passport is severely damaged). Cancelled passports are returned with the top-right corner cut off. I still have all the passports ever issued to me. This is arguably useful if you have visas for ...


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You don't need to get a new visa. My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do I need to apply for a new visa with my new passport? No. If your visa is still valid you can travel to the United States with your two passports, as long as the visa is valid, not damaged, and is ...


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Yes. Six-month rules do not apply to people who are traveling to the country of citizenship. No. You can even renew your passport after it expires. The Schengen area has a six-month rule for short-term visitors. It does not apply to residence permit holders. You will not have trouble traveling within the Schengen area starting in October. You could renew ...


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Normally, it's fine to travel with a visa in an expired passport, but this situation arises when a visa is issued in a passport which was valid at the time. The fact that the vignette has the wrong passport number indicates this is a mistake. If you make it to the UK border, the border officer would almost certainly be able to work this all out. Once you ...


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As a US citizen you cannot be denied entry into the US, regardless whether you have a passport or not or whether it's valid Entering without a valid passport can be pain. The immigration officer will need to let you in eventually but they can make it painful process. Since your passport is valid, you are fine either way. They may grunt at you for a while, ...


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Yes, you will simply need to present both passports and you will be fine, as long as a few simple conditions are met. The old and new passports must be in the same name. (ie, if you've changed your name then your Visa may no longer be valid) The old and new passports will need to be from the same country (ie, if you've changed citizenship then your Visa is ...


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According to the Australia Department of Immigration and Border Protection, you need to notify Australia of your new passport before you travel, even if you have a visa label in your old passport. Australian visas are linked to your passport number, and travelers might not have a visa label in their passports at all. If you read the form instructions for ...


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