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Brexit passport renewal - Will I need to pay again?

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, ...
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How can a US citizen whose passport was stolen get home?

Just go to the nearest US embassy or consulate on a working day (i.e. Monday to Friday, not the 25th of December, not January 1st) with the police declaration/report and evidence of your flight date. ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

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 ...
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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

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 ...
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Can my 2 children, aged 10 and 12, who are US citizens, travel to the USA on expired American passports?

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 ...
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Can my 2 children, aged 10 and 12, who are US citizens, travel to the USA on expired American passports?

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. ...
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Extension of stay at USA due to COVID-19 lockdown

I would recommend you file for an extension as soon as you are sure you are not likely to be able to leave on time. All things considered, this will probably be early May. Here is the current ...
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What happens to visas that last longer than a passport?

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: ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

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, ...
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Renewed US passport, did not receive expired US passport

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 ...
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How can a US citizen whose passport was stolen get home?

I've had this happen to me back in 2016. It was my first time traveling overseas as a photographer and I was stranded in London (my credit card got sucked up by the ATM at one of the train stations, ...
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Can I travel to Canada with valid visa on old/expired passport?

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 ...
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Will my passport number change when I renew it?

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 ...
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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

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 ...
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Brexit passport renewal - Will I need to pay again?

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....
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

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 ...
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The UK's "instant" passport service ... how long currently to appointment?

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 --...
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How quickly can I get an ID that will allow me to fly within the US?

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 ...
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Renewing a US Passport without getting rid of the old one

You can get your passport renewed the same day if you go in person to one of the government passport agency/center like I did. You can also obtain a second passport legally. You need to get very ...
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Can I travel with my New Zealand visa on my old passport

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 ...
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How close does my old passport photo have to be to my new passport photo to not require a countersignature?

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 ...
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Will it cause problems if my hair is too short on my passport photo?

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. ...
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How can a US citizen whose passport was stolen get home?

The airline will not let you board without a valid passport, you will need to wait until you can get either a new passport or an emergency temporary passport to travel home. Emergancy passports can ...
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When I enter the US, should I show my old or new passport to the US immigration? Or does the US immigration only look at my US green card?

Because you have been issued a new passport, your previous passport is no longer valid. When your consulate issues you a new passport, they should do something to the old passport to indicate this: ...
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How can I renew a Belarusian passport abroad?

If the Belarus authorities genuinely won’t renew your passport you could approach the Canadian authorities and enquire about a Canadian Travel Document (like a stateless person’s travel document). You ...
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Travel with Expired Greek Passport from UK to Greece and Return

See the answer by @Chris Melville, he is in the business and knows what he talks about. You still have two months before Christmas, best to initiate the passport or ID card replacement right now, ...
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Extension of stay at USA due to COVID-19 lockdown

Michael's answer is very thorough, but I wanted to pop this up top: If you want to go home now, contact your government about a repatriation flight. Governments are working hard to get citizens ...
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