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Yes, you will be allowed to fly without a period in your name on the ticket. Note that your passport's machine-readable zone (the two rows of standardized characters at the bottom of the main identification page) does not include a period. (The only characters allowed there are A through Z, 0 through 9, and <.)


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From the Executive Summary Review of the I-765: Transcription: Student Related Questions (Length of name, Degree, etc.): 5. Most of our students are from India and Latin America have long names that do not fit in that space (oftentimes, even half of the name doesn't fit there). Where should these students put there full name? Response: USCIS systems allow ...


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I suppose every country that issues an E-Passport has a member of some central authority or organization which manages the visa information worldwide. No, this is not the case. Each country must collect this information for themselfs and often do so by reading/scanning the information contained in the machine readable zone of the main page. Some countries, ...


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You have a fundamental misunderstanding of the way all of this works. The chip in an e-passport contains information about you and your passport. Mostly the same stuff you can see on the bio page of your passport (names, place and date of birth, citizenship, place and date of issue, expiry…), along with some optional biometric data, which can be fingerprints ...


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I suppose every country that issues an E-Passport has a member of some central authority or organization which manages the visa information worldwide. There is no such organization. The reason some citizens can use e-Passport in Airport e-Gate/Automated passport control is due to this central database that's shared among the countries. This is incorrect. ...


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Can a valid US visa in the old passport (MRP) be transferred to new passport (electronic)? No. A new visa can be issued in the new passport, but this is not necessary. She can also use the visa in the old passport along with the new passport. If she carries two passports with her during travel (old one with valid visa and new one), will the difference in ...


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Other answers have done a good job of explaining how e-passports work and why a central database of identity information isn't required, but have only hinted at the need and existence of a centralised authority known as ICAO: https://www.icao.int/Pages/default.aspx ICAO provides two important roles in managing E-passport infrastructure: Publishing and ...


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The uk.gov page you cite says a countersignature is required "...if your appearance has changed and you cannot be recognised from your existing passport." This is your application. You must examine the older and the newer photos and your current appearance, and make a decision about how to proceed: If you think you're still recognizable as the ...


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To address the question of a "central authority or organization" from a technical perspective, there is also no need for such centralised control. The information in the passport is digitally "signed" (using cryptography) by the issuing country. This is what prevents anyone from forging the information. Each country uses their own ...


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I have emailed the embassy of Colombia. The answer was passport should be valid for the duration of the stay in Colombia. Thus the information found all over Internet that a passport have to be valid for at least 6 months in order to enter/leave Colombia is incorrect.


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My French passport expired 2 weeks ago. Huge mistake, as you are about to find out. Contact the Canadian embassy in Mexico City or any of the numerous consulates. They might give you a travel authorization. They have no obligation to do so, but it's Canada, eh. You DO have a valid Permanent Resident card, yes? Gets much harder without one. If Canada says ...


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The US does not allow US visas to be transferred to another passport. Your mother should take both passports. It is the name on the passport that is important. If you are concerned about the change in citizenship number, she can either take with her any documentation she has concerning the change or apply for a new visa on her new passport.


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