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The immigration officers can stamp anywhere there's space. Generally they'll prefer to stamp somewhere near the visa that's being used. But if your passport is full enough that they have to flip a few pages to find space, they can do so. Whether the pages they have to flip past are filled with visa stickers or with stamps doesn't make a difference.


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A US citizen cannot be denied entry to the USA, although you can expect to be held at the border for sometime while your citizenship is verified. None of that will matter, because no airline will allow you to board a flight to the US with only a Peruvian passport if you don't have a visa. You should go to the US embassy in Quito who will be able to issue ...


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If there really is no space at all, all pages are full, you need to apply for a new passport. In some countries (maybe most) you can apply for a passport with an extra large number of pages. Also in some countries you may qualify for a second passport (perhaps called a "business passport"), which is a secondary passport that you keep next to your current ...


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The US State Department and the UK Government say that your passport should be valid for the entire duration of your stay. Before you fly to the UK, your airline will check your travel documents and will see a message saying that "- Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay." As such, you might not get to ...


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I've been using bright red post-it notes on each blank page (so they can't fall out or be easily removed) that say "no stamp" in the 5 most common languages. I've never had anyone say a thing when they've seen them, except one agent in Spain pointed at the note and started cracking up laughing. Then I explained why I did that, and he just kept laughing and ...


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Update and thanks: They moved the passport office to another building but she managed to get there at 10AM. Had the passport in hand at 2PM. Changed flight for $300 fee for Saturday. No problems. THANK YOU ALL


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I would say she's worrying for nothing in regard to the efficiency of the US embassy, it's staffed by Americans not Ecuadorian(I like your DMV analogy). She should enter Ecuador as planned with her Ecuadorian passport and apply for her new US passport at the Embassy in Ecuador. According to the embassy's website, passports take 10-15 days to be issued. ...


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Requirements to carry a passport or other recognized id card are based on national laws and are not the same throughout EU or the Schengen area. You are in most EU/Schengen countries not required to carry your passport in general, but also in most cases required to carry a passport when crossing the international borders. Of the countries you are asking ...


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I didn't get an explanation, but according to the Osaka Immigration Bureau, I cannot leave and re-enter while passport A is expired. My guess is that an expired passport disqualifies me from the special re-entry permit and since my visa is tied to my expired passport/country, I probably wouldn't be able to re-enter the long way with my visa either.


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Your passport only has to be valid during your journey, there is no 6 month rule among EU member states. Even if it was expired, you could travel to Germany with only your CIE card and no passport.


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While we can never be sure of the exact cause, the issue appears to be related to a failure of the Advance Passenger Processing (APP) system. All airlines flying to Australia are required by the Australian Government to check all passengers' immigration status at check-in using the APP system. The check-in agent submits your passport details to the APP ...


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The Foreign Affairs Manual, which tells US State Department employees how to do their jobs, says in 9 FAM 403.9-6(A)(b) that: You must issue a separate MRV to each qualified applicant, even when the same passport includes multiple applicants. Therefore, a passport must contain at least one unmarked page for each visa issued. When possible, the page ...


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Many people adopt a practice of avoiding travel with a passport having less than 6 months validity, because some countries require foreign passports to be valid for at least six months on entry, or even six months beyond the planned end of the visit. In some countries there is no 6-month rule, but rather than worrying about each country you plan to go to (...


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This post is super late, but I am going to write this in case it helps anyone in the future. If you don't want to read this much, here are the main points: --You need one blank visa page to enter South Africa (June 2019) --You need three blank visa pages to enter Zimbabwe --South African Airways will check your passport before you board your inbound ...


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Your best bet is to cross the border from Pakistan to Iran at the Zahedan-Quetta border crossing, which is also troublesome. In Quetta, you will have to stay at the Bloomstar Hotel. You will not be allowed to leave until you get your NOC (Certificate of No Objection) certificate. The certificate is free, and you only need to have your passport with you. At ...


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The six-month rule is so that you're not left without a valid passport if you have to spend longer than expected abroad, e.g., because of a medical emergency. But, as an Indian citizen, you don't need to have a passport to be in India, so that shouldn't be an issue.


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