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Some hotels have cabinets (or safes) which can be locked with a padlock. For best security (you never know who has a key) you could bring your own padlock.


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There are various factors to consider here, in my view. The questions to ask here are: How likely is it that you get pickpocketed? This depends on many individual factors. How alert are you usually? Do you get distracted? Have you been pickpocketed in the past? Do you look like an easy mark, for instance because you cannot fight back or run after the thief? ...


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This happens very often unfortunately. It is easier for the hotel to process your information in this way and after all they are in the hospitality business, not the information security business. One thing you can do when they make a paper copy is ask to cross out the info they dont need like you personal id number, picture, height, etc and write the name ...


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Safes are only as secure as the users who have access. This could be you (the guest), a presumably trusted manager, or someone with access to the room and some google-fu. Story: I had my honeymoon in Fiji. My wife locked our stuff in the safe, and it included something we needed at the time....medicine maybe? Point is, she forgot the PIN, or it no longer ...


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Verifying identity They're handing a car to someone, and they need to verify who that person is - for liability purposes, etc. In many European countries, a driver's license is not considered to be a valid identity document, it's explicitly legislated that identity documents are either a passport or a national ID card, and nothing else. So it makes all ...


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As long as you have a new and old passport it is fine, From an email with the Canadian High Comission: If you have a valid visa for Canada in your full/expired passport, and you have been issued a new passport, you may continue to use the visa, but you will need to travel with both your new passport and the full/expired passport which contains the valid ...


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In New York, you are not required to carry ID, and you don't have to show ID to a police officer as mentioned in this article and several others. For London, you can view our guide here: Should I carry a passport around everywhere I go in the UK? The UK is not like Russia or Uzbekistan where police on the street can and do stop you without cause and ...


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However, will I run into problems with US immigration if my flight information contains both surnames, considering my legal US name only uses one of those surnames? No. You might run into trouble with the airline, though. The US government doesn't much care if your ticket doesn't match your US passport, especially since the ticket matches your other ...


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For a car rental, proof of nationality and legal status, would be needed to prove that your driver's licence may be used, since foreign residents, after a specific time, must exchange their driver's licence for a local one. The same rule applies in the US when moving from state to state. As a visitor under the 90/180 days rule (entry stamp in passport) it ...


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Will I be able to re-enter the UK on my US passport (now without the biometric residence permit, which I had to destroy and send in when I became a UK citizen), provided that I travel again within 6 months? Yes. You should bring whatever evidence you can of your newly acquired British citizenship. If you do not, you would risk being deported to the US. ...


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It depends, of course, on the country in question, since the consequences will be specified by that country's laws. In this case, my suspicion is that it doesn't matter unless and until your daughter wants to do something in Germany that a German citizen can do but an Irish citizen cannot. Even then, any other proof of German nationality would normally be ...


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Whenever you are crossing a Schengen border, you must de jure be in possession of a valid passport or accepted national ID card. In many countries (I believe Austria to be one) you need to be able to identify yourself (passport or EU member state national ID card) if the police asks you to. If you are driving, of course you must have a valid licence on you ...


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Most European countries require, upon demand, that you identify yourself and in cases of foreigners their legal status. For this your passport and visa is required. A driver's licence is for driving and is not considered an identification of nationality and legal status.


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These are just my guesses as a system developer working with fraud detection. Since the e-Gates are using the image (stored in the chip) in your passport, two people having faces looking almost the same and going through the gates so soon after each other should trigger a warning. To solve this you could do plastic surgery or maybe use different flights so ...


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I'm not qualified to answer point 1), but as far as I'm aware, the legal side of this is still the Immigration (Hotel Records) Order 1972 which requires lodgings keepers to record the names and nationalities of their adult (over 16) guests and for "aliens" (which for a couple more weeks means non-EU citizens) Every such person who is an alien shall also— ...


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Finland is notorious for systematic inspections of passports of visa applicants with the purpose of finding such stamps. The passport above is one received back by a visa applicant with the note that says: Respected sir/madam, hereby we communicate it to you that your passport is not a valid travel document because of the following defect found in it: ...


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Don't get these. My friend was almost denied boarding an international flight because of a fake Machu Picchu passport stamp. Taiwan has rejected several people from entry for fake stamps as well.


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You will need to enter your Russian passport information as you are entering Russia on your Russian passport with your citizenship. You are not entering on your UK passport with a visa. Similarly, on the way back you enter your British passport details and you show that at immigration as you will be travelling on that passport to enter the country. ...


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Got one in Ushuaia at the tourist booth showing a map of the island because it was personally meaningful, know it is at best semi-official. (The Port Lockroy, Antarctica, stamp next to it is slightly more genuine.) Never had a bit of trouble with it but then I have a fair number of stamps and it is in dark ink so it doesn't stamp out. Got tourist office ...


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One should only scan the front of the plastic card/page, like the immigration agents do. The front of the card has 2 or 3 lines of OCR text, this text is used as a password to read the info of the RDIF chip in the plastic card. Having this security ensures that no one can read that info by e.g. tapping a phone against your pocket/backpack. There's an ...


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On the UK visa check it states: For official diplomatic or government business (including transit through the UK) Therefore, the UK would also not accept this passport if you're not on a mission. So the normal visa rules from the country you come from will apply to you.


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Will she have to scan the MRZ on her visa page, or the bio page? Your girlfriend will need to scan the MRZ bio page as that is the way the computer will read the information, using the chip on that page. Also, will the gate even work for her given her previous immigration issues? There is a possibility she will be sent to the passport control officers, ...


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There’s a little bit to untangle here, which I feel might be best in a separate answer. General points When you enter Japan on a mid to long term visa (e.g. work visa or student visa), that visa is ticked off at your port of entry and you instead receive a resident card. Thereafter, the visa sticker is just a bit of colour in your passport; the residence ...


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Is it acceptable for us to apply for a UK visa for my daughter on her South African passport, as I don't think her British passport will be processed in time for our departure? You can apply, but you might as well donate the visa fee to the home office and save yourself the trouble of preparing the application form and supporting documents. The UK has a ...


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If you are still a citizen of your country or origjn you can still technically use its passport. However you should be aware that if you have asylum in the United States that is because you have convinced the US that your country of origin is persecuting you and that you need to be protected from them. Using a passport supplied by them could be seen as ...


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I have a Gazette copy and an affidavit that mentions his name with the old and new passport number. Will these documents be ok for US immigration? They should be but it is better to contact the consulate for a name change since you've changed your passport name (especially if this is the consulate's mistake).


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You will need to re-issue your passport using the form here. Will there be a problem in future US travels if I do so? No, name changes/mistakes happen often so you should have no problems doing so if you explain the situation.


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The I-571 Refugee Travel Document is perfectly sufficient for re-entering the US. You should have no trouble with it unless you do something that makes the US question your status as an asylee... such as using the passport of the country you claimed asylum from. It is a very, very bad idea to continue to use that passport in a way that the US might find out ...


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