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For travel in 2019, you will only require your Drivers License, regardless of how you plan to travel. There is absolutely no need for a US citizen to carry their passport for this trip. Beginning October 1, 2020 there MAY be a need to carry your passport if you are flying. This is the current start date for the requirement to have a REAL ID complaint ID ...


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Losing your passport in a foreign land can be a disaster. I have used a Go Secret Wallet, which hangs off my belt inside my trousers, to carry my passport for all my travels over the past 16 years and 65+ countries. I also keep my backup credit cards, emergency cash stash and spare passport photos in it. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/...


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Your BRP is evidence of your immigration status in the UK https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits You will have to show it along with your valid national passport before you begin your return journey, and again when you re-enter the United Kingdom. The permit proves that you are allowed to return to the United Kingdom, but it cannot be used instead of ...


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Having two passports is like having two identities. So what goes on in passport A is of no concern to passport B. I think that if you stay in Japan on visa on passport A then you must keep passport A active and valid no matter what. An aside. I heard of a case that a Japanese citizen with a kid of dual nationality went out of Japan and on the way back in ...


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Just adding some extra context. Hosts must register guests to "Guests portal" in the official Police website https://alloggiatiweb.poliziadistato.it/PortaleAlloggiati/ so guests information is required. Hosts should check your ID upon arrival and insert those information in the "Guests portal". It is illegal to ask for documents through email or photograph/...


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I am an Ukrainian citizen. I didn't have such an experience nor people I know had but I can refer to the legal document. The Law of Ukraine "On Citizenship of Ukraine" regulates your question. There is an article 2(стаття 2) in this law, which constitutes that in Ukraine there is no such thing as multiple citizenship, you must not and cannot have a ...


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In Italy, there is a legal requirement that all guests of hotels, B&Bs, rooms, etc. (including Airbnb) must be registered with the local police, so I guess it's not a matter of tourist tax but they are asking it because of this registration. In the most recent version of the law, the host must fill in an online form to register the guests. From what I ...


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I contacted the Airbnb support before replying to my host. They called me in an hour, confirming that I need to provide copies of our IDs as the host needs to file for tourist tax with them in the local police department or something like that. They assured me that it's needed and there's no way around it. Especially if I am not meeting the host in person.


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No, the airline will not allow your daughter to board the flight to the US based on presenting a birth certificate and a NEXUS card. It would likely be enough for US immigration (after they detain and interrogate her) but she won't get that far.


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I agree that seeking an expedited passport renewal right now is the best course of action. There is a significant possibility here that your daughter will be denied boarding the flight back to the US. Here's why: if an airline flies a passenger from one country to another, and the destination country refuses to admit that person, the airline is required to ...


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US law requires US citizens to use a US passport to enter or leave the United States. There is no penalty on the books for breaking this law, so if you show up in the US without a US passport for your daughter, probably the worst that will happen is you'll get yelled at and told to get her a passport. Usually the harder thing is convincing the airline to let ...


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From the Official website: I changed my name. Is my U.S. visa with my old name still valid? If your name has legally changed through marriage, divorce, or a court ordered name change, you will need to obtain a new passport. Once you have a new passport, the Department of State recommends that you apply for a new U.S. visa to make it easier for ...


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Italy is part of the Schengen Area. For short stays (not exceeding 90 days in total during any 180-day period), the whole 26-state area is treated as a single country as regards passport validity, maximum visa-free stay and passport stamps. Your passport must remain valid for at least three months beyond the end of your proposed stay. If only planning a ...


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I went into Colombia with my expired Colombian passport with no issues, the agent at migration Colombia told me that in order for me to leave the country, I had to show a renewed passport before leaving the country. While in country make the appointment and get a new passport. No big issues!


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The entry stamp in your passport indicates how many days (including the arrival date) that you are allowed to legally stay in the country. You could stay 90 minutes or 90 days, it's 100% up to you. You do not need to inform anyone at immigration of anything. You just leave like you normally would.


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If the damage is limited to this, its ok. Make sure its completely dry and ensure that no previous entry or exit stamps are damaged (ink spread). I had traveled with passport worse than this, without any mention from anyone.


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That should not be a problem as it does not cover any vital information. Mine was was stained much worse than that and I had was told it was not an issue, but to be sure you can call the Australian Border Patrol and ask they are very helpful and easy to get hold of.


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What is being asked is perfectly clear: "What can I do to get some of the money back for all the added expenses?" Which is followed by almost the obvious answer: Ask the same question of your travel insurance company.


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Check the terms and conditions of your cruise. You'll find in there a clause that makes you responsible for having the correct documentation. In this case you didn't and everything after that is down to you. The passport office won't accept any responsibility for consequential loss - i.e. they won't be held responsible for you missing your ship because ...


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The passport validity rule is not six months, per se, but three months beyond the expected date of departure from the Schengen area. But it doesn't apply if you are traveling on an EU common format residnce permit (a red and blue card with a bull and stars). In that case your passport only needs to be valid during your journey. As a resident, you are not ...


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A Torn passport is never a good thing when travelling. Depending on the extent of the damage - your problem might be the passport and not only the visa because the passport itself can be deemed invalid and at worse case and can cause you all sorts of delays and uncomfortable situations while travelling Starting from denied boarding and all the way to denied ...


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With the damaged visa stamp and passport, there is a good possibility that you are going to be denied boarding. You have to apply for replacement passport. The ID pages being normal is not enough. Even if its 3-4 pages, they will deny boarding. I have been in a situation where some pages got damaged because of water and ink got spread for passport stamps. ...


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Airline tickets are not generally bound to the passport, as you've discovered, but to the name. It is frequently possible to buy tickets without giving passport information, but airlines sometimes ask for it up front. The purpose of the passport is twofold. First, it identifies you. That is, it proves that you are the person whose name is on the ticket. ...


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An exact answer will depend on the airline, the country you are in, and the country/countries you are flying to/through, but as some examples of what will/might happen... The airline themselves will store the data for future reference. For flights from the US, the information will be transmitted to the US government via the APIS system. This will be used ...


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Yes. Usually you can change the passport and validity (and other data). Often such data is not mandatory on booking time. Just check carefully when you should put the definitive data. If there is advanced personal information which are sent to destination country. It can vary from few hours (so at checkin) to few days before departure. Just you should be ...


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In reality, no, but countries laws change on what documents you require to be lawfully in the country, for example, in Italy you must have your passport with you. However, crossing from France to Belgium, you will not encounter a regular border check. I would always keep my passport with me while travelling cross-border. I’ve never crossed the French and ...


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This answer assumes you are not in any of the three countries mentioned. US: To replace a visa from outside the USA, you must apply in person at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. When applying for the replacement of a visa, you will need to provide a written account documenting the loss of your passport and visa. Include a copy of the police report. https:...


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If you think this is a mix-up on the CPB side, you can try to apply again: all you risk is the processing fee of $4 per application (so $8 total for you and your partner), and if there were no charge-backs for your previous applications, the new application could get through. I wouldn't hold my breath though: if there was a problem with your credit card, or ...


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We just crossed into Canada and back by car in the Thousand Islands region with two expired passports (July 2019). We had 6 travelers total, all US citizens. Both the Canadian and US border patrol mentioned that they should be renewed (they had expired 9 months ago), but they both said it wasn't a problem. We only noticed that they were expired the night ...


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CBP will deny future ESTA applications if they receive a chargeback for any previous ESTA application. I can think of two obvious ways this can happen: The first is that you disputed the charge on your card yourself. Though you say you did not do this. The second is that you applied for a previous ESTA through a third party web site, that third party applied ...


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Renewing your passport won’t help, nor will contacting the Embassy or Consulate - they are not able to provide details about ESTA denials or resolve the issue that caused the ESTA denial. The only solution is to apply for a visa. From the ESTA website FAQs https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/application.html?execution=e1s1: If a traveler is denied ESTA ...


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Nobody at the US border is going to care much about your old and expired visa. After all it is old and expired. US CBP is only going to look at your current visa, and the same for the airline. India probably isn't even going to care unless you have an ECR passport, but again only your current visa is of any importance, and it's not for a GCC country anyway.


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Maybe they have your data entered in a database or system when you applied for the visa, so I think that you should tell your situation to local authorities and they will issue you a substitutive permit. So you might give your name and other data and then they may help you.


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I was unable to find a picture, but my understanding is that Åland passports are functionally identical to Finnish passports in every way except the extra "Åland" label on the cover. This includes using standard Finnish country codes inside. Per the Finnish police, which issues all Finnish passports: Jos hakijalla on Ahvenanmaan kotiseutuoikeus, ...


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