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Is the six-month rule a hard rule or a guideline?

Your question as written doesn't make a lot of sense. As you've stated, Italy is on the list of countries that do NOT require an additional 6 months passport validity when entering the US. This list, ...
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French/US citizen traveling on expired passport

The places where checks happen are: During check-in. Airlines are required to check that you have the necessary documents to enter the destination country, and in the case of the US, to report that ...
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French/US citizen traveling on expired passport

Passport is required for international air travel to and from the US, and US citizens are required by law to bear a valid US passport when they leave the country (See 8 USC 1185(b)). Bearing an ...
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Can you renew your passport while traveling abroad?

Both posted answers are wrong, at least concerning Argentinean passports. While it is true that you can renew your passport at an Argentinean consulate, that's a service for Argentinean citizens ...
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Can I enter the USA after my H1B visa start date?

No, you can not enter the US after your "visa start date", but only because US Visas don't have a start date! US visas have an "Issue Date" and an "Expiration Date". You ...
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Can I enter the USA after my H1B visa start date?

Given that, I will most probably have to go to the US after my start date. Yes. You cannot enter the US without your passport and visa in hand. Of course I emailed my employer about it but I wanted ...
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Can I enter the USA after my H1B visa start date?

You can most definitely enter after the start date of your visa, and your actual start date will probably be adjusted by the employer to when you can come to the office (unless they allow remote work)....
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travel with dual passport (UK passport and Chinese Passport) from Japan to South Korea

I think your first paragraph is totally correct. Also when returning, showing the Chinese passport would be correct, because that's where the residence permit is. She would want to be admitted as a ...
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travel with dual passport (UK passport and Chinese Passport) from Japan to South Korea

Unless China is actually involved in the trip (if you transit via China for instance), you can safely ignore any rules about China not allowing dual citizenship. Just show her Chinese passport with ...
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Ball pen mark on passport

It depends on the person inspecting the passport. There are no specific common laws or rules that say that big ink spills are bad, but small ink marks are fine. Even some official stamps may sometimes ...
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Ball pen mark on passport

Is it considered damaged? No. Will I have any issues ? No. Passports are "working document". Mine have been scribbled on, stickered in, bend, folded, smudged, dog-eared, etc. Immigration ...
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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

Yes, it might be a problem. I know a guy from Croatia whose visa application for USA was rejected 3 years ago because he was unemployed. So it depends where do you want to go and what is your ...
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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

I would think it depends on what country you want to study in and what country you are coming from.  If you’re going from USA (3½% unemployment) to Spain (12½%), the person handling your application ...
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My profession is written "Unemployed" on my passport. Will it have a bad influence on getting a student visa?

Probably not. At most it represents what you were doing at the time you applied for a passport. For future reference your profession does not have to be the job you have now, but your normal career. ...
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country?

In general only three things are going to be relevant to the visiting country, assuming you have gone through all the processes normally required to get admittance: Is your passport valid - ...
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Can you use your passport between other countries if you are banned from leaving your home country?

This depends a lot on the specific countries involve so there is no "one size fits all answer" He says his passport allows him to travel freely between countries even if he has a ban. That'...
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Trying to get an Indian visa as an Indian-born Canadian citizen who never held an indian passport

As a former Indian citizen, you qualify for the Overseas Citizenzhip of India which is essentially a lifetime visa for a flat fee. With the witholding of the indian e-Visa facility for Canadians, I ...
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What happens if you're trying to get on your return flight but your passport does not have entry stamp?

This will depend wildly on what country you're in and what the specific circumstances are. Some countries like Singapore don't physically stamp passports anymore, everything is electronic. Others ...
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