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

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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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How do I know whether I am registered in the worldwide registry of French citizens established outside France?

I am a French citizen, permanent resident in the United States and currently in Thailand, where I'd like to renew my passport because some airlines require it to be in pristine condition. I read on ...
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Do my years as a student in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

As a non-EU citizen I moved to Bayern and I finished both my bachelor's and master's degree on a german university. While I was in Bayern I lived with a residence permit for non-EU citizens for 5 ...
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If I applied a German student visa from the U.K., can another embassy issue the visa when it is granted?

I am a Turkish national, and I am applying for a long-term (D-type) German student visa from U.K. However, I will not be in the U.K. by the time the visa is (hopefully) granted. So, in such a case, ...
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What are the benefits of US citizenship for someone living elsewhere?

If I have 3 passports (one from the US where I was born, one from the country where my family is from, and one from the country I currently live in). One of these non-US passports is that of an EU ...
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Is it possible to apply for a PR/passport if someone doesn't stay in the country?

I am talking about Portugal. As far as I know, Portugal requires a person to stay in the country for 5 years to be eligible for applying for a Portuguese passport. Suppose, someone gets a Portuguese ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport through my grandfather?

I might have all of this completely wrong, so I am sorry if that is the case. As far as I know, you can apply for British citizenship if you have a British grandparent. Is the same true for the ...
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Does OCI need to be renewed for minor, if passport expires & no new passport is obtained?

"OCI card needs to be re-issued each time a new passport is acquired by the cardholder up to the age of 20 years." However if a minor child enters India on OCI & valid passport: 1) Is there any ...
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Is it possible to obtain Croatian citizenship simply by birth?

My partner was born in Yugoslavia. Today that city is a part of Croatia. Both their parents were both born in Bosnia. Is it possible for them to still obtain Croatian citizenship given these ...
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Registering US Birth Abroad - CRBA / SSN / Passport lock

I'm a US Citizen, currently in Romania, and I'd like to register my child's birth abroad and get her SSN and US Passport. The US Embassy in Romania says that you can apply for the CRBA and US ...
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I currently have an Ecuadorian and Italian passport

I am living in London since 1996, therefore I have a permanent residence and I would like to apply for a British passport. Would I have to give up one of the passports or can I hold three passports?
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We overstayed us for 3 months will it affect my uk visa

I overstayed us for 3 month as my wife was pregnant but we had also valid visa for 5 years but the cbp officer just stamped our passport to stay 18 days in us when we entered us since my wife was ...
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Regarding applying for British Army

I am an Indian citizen and i have never visited/resided in Britain, also I haven't acquired passport yet. I want to apply for British Army as a Commonwealth Country's citizen but in the application ...
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What is the procedure to renew a South African passport in Italy

My South African passport is expiring in a few months' time. I would like to avoid having to travel back to SA from Italy where I am a permanent resident to renew it. I would have expected to find ...
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How long does the German naturalization process take?

I hear cases like Greece and Italy, that it takes even years for the passport to get issued, after one applies for it. Assuming one has fulfilled all the requirements to obtain a German citizenship, ...
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Dutch Option for Citizenship, father's whereabouts unknown

I was born in 1979 to a Dutch mother and an American father. They divorced when I was very young and I have had no contact with him in over 30 years. The option requires information on my father that ...
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what is the place of issue of a passport?

I am an Italian citizen who lives in the UK. when applying for an Indian Visa (or any other Visa) they ask for the place of issue of my passport. That is the Italian consulate in London UK. what is ...
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Can I travel outside UK with new US passport without first updating BRP?

I am a US citizen living in the UK on a Tier 1 visa. I've just submitted a passport renewal application because my US passport expires soon, and assuming there are no hiccups in that process, I should ...
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Can dual national Canadian/EU enter US from UK, with passport only?

I have a dual citizenship one Greek and one Canadian. My plan is to travel to the US. Currently, I live in the UK and not in the EU country (i.e. Greece) in which I was raised. My question is, can I ...
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Do I need to notify UKVI I've renewed my US passport?

I've just moved to the UK on a Tier 1 Exceptional Promise visa. It's good for the next 5 years, but my US passport expires in a few months. Once I've renewed my US passport, do I need to notify UKVI, ...
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Can a Green Card holder re-enter the country with an expired passport?

My passport expired and I have to leave the country in a month to attend a wedding abroad. I am a Green Card Holder, can I leave and re-enter the country just presenting the Green Card or is the ...
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renewing uk passport after 30 years away

I am a UK citizen with a British Passport. I married a French girl and moved to France 30 years ago. Can I now renew my old UK passport and where do I go to get it renewed?I still have my old passport....
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport and citizenship

My family history goes back to the 1200's in Holland and the original farm still exists today. Both my parent naturalized in the sixties and became South African citizens before I was born. However my ...
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Can I change date of birth and name on US visa after entering US

I am an international student currently studying in the USA. My actual date of birth is 15th May, 1996. But for some personal reasons, I have been using my DOB as 15th May, 1993 and all of my identity ...
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Green Card - ADIT Styled Photos

My wife green card interview is coming shortly, and one of the items they want us to bring is two (2) ADIT Styled photos. From what I've learned is that they are like passport photos, but they take 3/...
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Can a child born in US to Indian Father and Pakistani Mother obtain an Indian Citizenship or OCI card?

My wife and I are both US citizens are have been living in the US for about 20 years. I was born in India, and my wife was born in Pakistan. We are having a newborn soon and wanted to make sure he ...
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Infant of American father/German mother: Is it possible to travel by air to USA on German passport with visa waiver?

Thank you for taking the time to weigh in on my situation. I am an American citizen by birth who now has a baby with a German woman. The baby was born in Phillipines. With official documents, ...
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Getting British citizenship or passport?

I'm a Libyan citizen born in 1991 Edinburgh United Kingdom. Both of my parents are Libyan. During that time my father was living there on a student visa and I've spent a little over a year there. I'...
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Ukraine, dual citizenship & passport ownership

I had a few questions regarding dual citizenship. I was born in Ukraine in 96, moved to the UK in 05 and recently received British Citizenship. I’m currently in the process of applying for a British ...
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