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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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To answer the main question first, no the US government will definitely not stop you leaving the US. Unless you are wanted for a crime (or subject to a court order) anyone is free to leave the US whenever they want. But there are other important issues. When you seek asylum you are asking for protection from your own government. If after you are given ...


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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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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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Have a look at Asylee travel information (pdf), a fact sheet published by US Customs and Border Protection. You should apply for a refugee travel document. Unfortunately, I have not seen anything indicating how long such an application may be expected to take. If your family emergency is such that you don't have time for this, you should ask an ...


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You don't need to replace the passport because of that. Here are the real problems which makes that necessary: Something is not well readable on the main page where the photo and all data is. Usually they laminate it and so this is really, really hard to do. You'd need to break the laminate seal first and then get water under it. A piece gets torn out which ...


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You should read up on your rights as an EU citizen. They are extensive. As an Irish citizen, you can not just travel but also work in the EU without a visa. You can bring your dependents if they're not Irish as well, who get simplified visa procedures. If you are resident in other EU countries, you can (and should) vote in the European and some local ...


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I've had a multitude of random things (including I-94s) stapled into and removed from my passports over the years. There has never been the slightest problem with minor damage to the passport (yes it happens) because of these actions. Enjoy your trip!


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There is an answer here http://www.immigrationboards.com/uk-tier-1-post-study-work-visas/no-surname-to-enter-online-dependent-visa-application-t122774.html from 2013 that indicates entering ‘-‘ is acceptable. I had a similar issue with my wife’s passport. I had put '-' in the surname field. Visa was granted by the high commission in Chennai. In the ...


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Use the name in the passport. All ID checks will be comparing against this, not what it says on the visa. For US visa checking, it is well known that the US uses "FNU" as a placeholder for people with single names.


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No. You will need to stay within the international zone of the airport. You do have an exemption from the requiring an ATV but those exemptions do not allow an entry in the Schengen area. Airport Transit Visa You remain in the airport’s international zone while waiting for the transfer flight to your final destination, and your final destination is ...


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You may apply for a new passport at any time. Link The ability to obtain a new passport does not change whether a minor or not. But you may not renew a minor's passport. All passport applicants under 16 must apply in person using Form DS-11. You can not use Form DS-82 to renew your passport.


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The short answer to your question is ‘yes’. Irish citizens have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 185 countries and territories; the international access available to Irish citizens ranks 6th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_passport You can check which countries you will require a visa for ...


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As his situation is not standard, getting in touch with an experienced immigration lawyer is likely to be the best. But it needs to be someone who has experience with his kind of situation and the countries involved. Not just the first person who has 'lawyer' on his door. In principle, overstay as a minor is not counted against the same person as an adult, ...


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This is applicable to the EU: Passports for British citizens are valid for travel to any EU country up to and including the passport expiry date. (Source) You can travel on the expiry date depending on the country, some require a certain amount of validity on the passport. In the EU there is no such requirement: All 28 countries in the European Union ...


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If you have a passport book ..., you may apply for a passport card as a renewal by mail The use of the word "may" implies that applying for both at the same time is optional, IE, you may also not apply for a passport card renewal. Everything I see on Form DS82 sounds like you can use this form to renew your passport book OR your passport card OR both. For ...


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Its best to have 6 months extra on your passport flying around in Europe and surrounds. Same applies going in to Turkey, they also are quite strict (I have heard from friends). You also need an eVisa printed and in your possession prior to boarding some flights from UK to Turkey. Sorry you got caught by this. Im not sure if its an official national / EU ...


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This is absolutely a non issue, She should fill the form with her current information and add a foot note explaining the correction in spelling and date of birth. Obviously the local authorities found the change reasonable hence allowed it, USA will not hold her to to her old name in any way since there is no element of deception in this case. Should ...


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I agree that the Maldives will refuse you entry. If an airline carries a passenger who is refused entry at a destination or a transit location, the airline is required to return that passenger to the point of departure at the airline's expense (although the airline may later try to recoup the cost from the passenger). Thus, airlines are very careful to ...


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All nationalities need at least 6 months on their passport for a visa: Should posses a valid passport with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) -(standard ICAO Annex 9, chapter 3.10.1)and should have at least 6 months validity (Maldive Embassy Website) You would probably be refused entry. Singaporean authorities don’t check your passport on transit. ...


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The VFS Global help page explains the process in detail: 2. Keep Your Passport When Applying If you need to apply for multiple visas, such as a UK / Schengen combination, or wish to make a short trip while waiting for your UK visa to be processed, you will find the ‘Keep My Passport When Applying’ service at the UK Visa Application Centre very ...


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To be safe, get a new passport. After all you don’t want to arrive, and be refused entry when it could have been avoided. As your passport is still recognisable you can apply for a replacement scheme: In case your passport has not been damaged beyond recognition, i.e. passport number is legible, name is legible and photo is intact, then you can apply ...


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Interesting, this is usually done when you get to keep your passport while they process the application. But generally in these cases the embassy takes the precautionary step of stamping your passport with their seal to show the application was taken in for processing. This is so that they may identify whether or not this was the passport originally ...


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I have done this. I got a passport card, then a passport book separately via renewal (using my card to get the book). There wasn't anything special, just costs more in time, energy and postage to do them separately.


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Visa free countries are: The country where you fled persecution Democratic Republic Of Congo Country of Origin Recognized refugees, can apply for and use the refugee passport from the Department of Home Affairs for travel abroad. This South African-issued refugee passport is valid for travel abroad, including to the country of origin. Canada: ...


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As long as the UK remains a member of the EU, you can do this. The Schengen area has a requirement that passports be valid for three months beyond the anticipated departure, but this does not apply to passports from EU or Schengen countries.


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Put paper towels between each page and a large pot with heavy cans inside to flatten the covers.


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First things first: do not let this awful experience get to you. Just focus on solvin the problem. Here are the steps you need to take: Go to the police and report your documents as stolen. Give as many details as possible; ideally you should remember your passport number. Even better if ou have scanned copies of the lost documents to show and attach to the ...


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The Canadian visa, duration of transit, etc. are all irrelevant. As a Syrian citizen, you need a visa to leave the airport. The same rules apply for a one-day transit en route to somewhere else and for a month-long touristic visit.


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