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National identification document used for travel, visa, and citizenship evidence purposes.

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German EU blue card renewal

I was recently issued an EU blue card visa in my passport. The blue card expires when my passport (UK) expires in February 2025. My passport is almost due for renewal as it will be 10 years old in May ...
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Passport invalidated during the UK visa application process

I started the application process for a Global Talent Visa to work in the UK one month ago. Following the prescribed procedure, I used the app to scan my passport and update the data on the ...
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When did my grandfather lose his Dutch nationality?

Could you help me discover when my grandfather lost his Dutch nationality? Some background info: This all came about when he tried to apply for a Dutch passport back in 2023. My grandfather was born ...
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Acquiring British citizenship

I was born in South Africa in 2007 and my mom was born in the UK before 1986. My mom and dad were never married and my mother has full custody of me. My dad was born in South Africa as well. Do I have ...
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How to change my first name on a French passport?

My name is Dayanna Pritchett. My mother is French and my deceased father is American. I was born in France and now have been living in the US many years. I am still a French citizen. My situation is ...
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What happens if my passport expires while I am in the US under H-1B?

My passport will soon expire, but my H-1B is valid until June and I expect to get my H-1B renewal approved in the next couple of weeks. What happens if I'm in the country while my passport expires, if ...
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New passport with new last name, H-1B stamp in old passport

I have a somewhat entangled situation. I’m in the US under H-1B. I am traveling to Germany (my home country) over the holidays. My passport expires in February so I can’t re-enter with that passport. ...
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Partner visa application and passport expiration

My spouse is currently in the process of applying for a partner visa, and she has been asked about the validity of my certificate of sponsorship for a skilled worker visa, which is valid for five ...
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Do I need my passport to go back to USA? I'm a citizen

I'm a citizen, born in TX, but my mom took me to Mexico and got me a birth certificate to live there. I was able to go back and foward right about high school, I came back to live in Mexico as a ...
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Can I renew my Canadian passport online while abroad?

According to CIC News: As of May 2023, the following groups will be eligible to take advantage of Canada’s upcoming online passport renewal system: Those with expired passports issued in the last 15 ...
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What are the rules for visa-free travel to France if it is followed immediately by a 90+ day visa?

I'm a US citizen. I'm planning to visit France this year for an exchange semester lasting 4 months. As my stay is going to be longer than 90 days, I was told to get a Long Stay visa (VLS-TS). I'd ...
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What are the rules for visa-free travel to France if it is followed immediately by a 90+ day visa?

I'm a US citizen. I'm planning to visit France this year for an exchange semester lasting 4 months. As my stay is going to be longer than 90 days, I was told to get a Long Stay visa (VLS-TS). I'd ...
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Aquiring a Dutch Passport - married for 30 years

My husband of 30 years has a Dutch Passport, my two sons as well. We lived in The Netherlands from October 1992 - September 1995. We went back to South Africa in 1995. Can I apply for a Dutch ...
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Which municipality/district near Berlin has a shorter Naturalization duration

Between Oberhavel, Havelland, and Postdam, or other municipalities around Berlin, which one has a shorter Einburgerung process according to your information. The reason I ask: I have recently made a ...
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Way to avoid running Naturalization application in Germany to be forwarded Berlin

I have recently made a Naturalization application in Germany (1 month ago) in Bayern and am about to Move to Berlin in 2 months, and after I do the anmeldung my application will also be forwarded to ...
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Passports for non-citizens

Non-citizens have been getting Ethiopian passorts, although illegally.  What countries (if any) legally offer passports to resident non-citizens?  I'm looking for any requirement (or none) other than ...
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Old employer H1-B Visa stamp (valid) on now-expired passport. Can I travel with new I-797 which was approved before Renewing passort?

I had H-1B stamped in Dec 2021, valid until 2024. I changed employer in Mar 2022, have I-797A, Valid until 2024. Renewed my passport in May 2023. Can I now travel out of USA and return using my old ...
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Mother married and got a Dutch passport before I was 18

If my mother got married and got a Dutch passport before I was 18 years old, could I qualify for a Dutch passport now that I'm older?
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Can siblings(UK) with an Irish born parent submit their Irish passport applications at the same time, using the same original docs from their parent?

Can siblings (residing in U.K) with an Irish born parent, use the same original documents, to submit applications for individual irish passports? I am aware that we do not need to apply on the ...
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Child entering Australia on US passport but dual citizen

We live in The USA, and my nine month old recently had his Australian citizenship by descent approved. It’s only come to my knowledge, that with this approval, he should now technically be entering ...
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11 year old dual Australian British citizen, living in UK and travelling to Australia on UK passport

My British-Aussie daughter lives in UK. she became a citizen of Australia and has a UK passport. We are travelling to Australia for a holiday. Do i need to get an Aussie passport for her trip
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Is it possible to leave my citizenship/passport and still live in the EU?

I am a citizen of a 'shithole' country and living in an EU country doing my Ph.D. I am fed up with my country, and so I want to leave my citizenship and passport. Can I continue to live and freely ...
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Where can I see the list of all the requirements for the photo for DS-11 (US passport photo)?

DS-11 mentions: See the full list of photo requirements on travel.state.gov/photos: However, on travel.state.gov/photos, I don't see a clear list of photo requirements. There are some "Tips for ...
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Can I travel to USA with my country's passport and american naturalization certificate?

I recently got my American citizenship and in the ceremony, they "trade-in" your Green Card in exchange for the certificate. With that, you can then request a passport. But I had to leave ...
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Re-enter EU with renewed US passport [closed]

After staying in Spain for 87 days I got back to US to renew my passport. Can I re-enter Spain earlier than having to stay outside for 90 days using my new passport?
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Can I claim Croatian citizenship by descent if my mother left Croatia before it became independent?

My mother was born in Rijeka, currently in Croatia, and held citizenship while under Yugoslavia. She then emigrated to the US before Croatia gained its independence. Do the laws regarding citizenship ...
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Can I become a Dutch citizen through my grandparents who were both born in The Netherlands

Both my mother's parents as well as my father's mother were born in the Netherlands. Both my mother (1974) and my father (1969) were born in South Africa as well as myself (2000). All other family ...
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Is an EU citizen legally required to hold a passport to resettle in another EU Schengen country?

In general, are you legally required to hold a passport to resettle in another EU Schengen country? Or does this depend on each EU country? For example, if somebody has a Portuguese citizen and they ...
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Passport expiry and blue card validity

My non-EU passport expires in 18 months. If I apply for a German blue card, how much would the validity of the blue card be? Will it be for the full duration (say 4 years) or would it be for just 18 ...
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When applying for a new US passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility, can I go to any Passport Acceptance Facility or does it have to be nearby?

I wonder whether, when applying for a new US passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility (e.g., some USPS or county clerk locations) via Passport Application Form DS-11, I can go to any Passport ...
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How can I find out whether the U.S. State Department will be providing staff to accept passport applications at my swearing-in ceremony?

I read: You will not receive a U.S. passport on the day of your swearing-in ceremony. But in some places, if you plan ahead and also leave yourself some time at the end of the ceremony to stand in a ...
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Renew blue card without Passport

I have a blue card that will expire in a week so does my passport. My country consular service/embassy is painfully slow and even though they say they will send my new passport with post, I am ...
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What is the next Step after applying for a CRBA --

I am trying to figure out what is the next step after getting completed with the CRBA for my daughter that was born abroad. She was provided an American passport and currently resides in the United ...
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Will British passport expiring soon be a problem leaving Denmark/entering the UK?

My passport has about 5 months until the expiry date. I want to travel home (to the UK) in February. I was unaware of the 6 month rule until recently, and to be honest I am confused about where it ...
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Any Recent Experience with Priority Processing of Australian Passport?

My friend had submitted filled Australian passport application for his infant daughter under priority processing. He had submitted everything to Melbourne (Australia) GPO Australia Post and opted for ...
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Do my student years in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

I am a non-EU citizen, I moved to North-Rhein Westphalia and studied Computer Engineering. Also: I have lived on a student visa for 5 years (because of part-time work). The official study duration is ...
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I have a German (D type national visa) but was not allowed entry into another Schengen state

I was travelling from Germany to Hungary on a valid German (D type national visa). The visa mentions Germany in valid for field. However while travelling to Hungary through rail, I was stopped and ...
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New Italian Citizen entered EU over 6 months ago, still waiting for Italian passport, need to leave the EU. Can I do this?

I entered the EU on December 26, 2020 with my Spanish partner under the approval of the Spanish consulate as a family member with my American Passport Name 1. Upon entering Spain I applied for and ...
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French Citizenship Application for France

I have been working in France with passeport talent for 5 years now. My family (wife and kids of age 7-10yrs now) joined me in France 4 years ago. Can I file an application for citizenship of myself ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch Passport if my mother was a Dutch National?

My mothers family has lived in the Netherlands since the year 1542. My grandparents (mothers parents) moved to Canada when my mother was 10 years old. My unmarried mother had me when she was 19 years ...
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Filed for AOS by filing I-485 in USA. Is it proof of legal stay in United States?

My parents came to the United States on Visitor Visa and while they were here, I filed for their I-131 + I485(through adjustment of status filing). Because of the I-485 filing, they have to stay here ...
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Passport expiry likely to coincide with K1 visa issue date. How to proceed?

I am a UK citizen, my fiance is a US citizen. In June 2020 my fiance (petitioner) and myself (beneficiary) filed a I-129F petition for a K1 visa for entry to the USA. The petition was approved in ...
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Indian passport expires before H1b visa

Indian Passport expiry- Sept 2023 H1B visa expiry- Oct 2023 Should I renew my passport before H1b stamping (planning to visit this year)? I read that there is an agreement between USA and India for an ...
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Staying in Germany with expired (non renewed) permanent residence and passport

Both of my German permanent residence and my passport are valid. But, my passport is going to expire after one year. And If I understand correctly, my German permenet residence card's maximum validity ...
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Can I travel back to Canada on imminently expiring work permit?

It's kind of a strange situation, I'm currently working from Canada on an employer-specific work permit and it is going to expire in February 2021 along with the W-1 category visa, i.e both work ...
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Can you obtain OCI for minor US born child if you do not have a valid H1B visa stamped on passport?

To apply OCI for minor born in USA, using VFS San Francisco - ( not CKGS ). The document requirement clearly states under passport section "In case of a Minor, parents are requested to provide a ...
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How did non-US citizens with old birth certificate for minor US child renew passports after 2011?

In April 2011, only birth certificates with both parents name were accepted for passport applications. How would non-US citizens living out of US, renew passport of the minor US child, if they did not ...
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Can my US-born adult daughter apply for a British passport?

I was born in British India in 1940 to an Indian father and British mother. Although my mother was British born, she nevertheless applied for me to become a British citizen by naturalization when I ...
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Renouncing your citizenship but the government doesn't accept; can you still get a stateless person passport from Germany?

I'm just curious: It is been claimed here that the requirement of having renounced your current citizenship to get German citizenship can be accomplished by simply applying to your current government ...
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Is older birth certificate format a valid document to renew US passport if birth certificate format change?

Will US consulates accept a birth certificate for my child if the birth certificate format is revised by law, but my child has an older format of birth certificate? It turns out every decade the ...
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