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

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Is it legal for dual citizens to have two completely different official names in the two countries where they are citizens?

Details: I'm a Hungarian citizen by birth, moved to the UK a few years ago. I changed my name in the UK via Deed Poll to an English name, which is completely different from my Hungarian one (both ...
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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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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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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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Difference in parent's name on my documents vs his name on his documents for Canadian Super Visa

My father's name mentioned in my documents differs from the name on his own ID's. On all my documents, Passport, Birth Certificate, etc., my father's name is written as Dr G N Ar***. However, in all ...
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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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Did not get passport stamped in Oman to UAE

I am in Dubai with a tourist visa and had to exit UAE-to-Oman for a visa change. I got a job in Dubai and had to get my Employment Visa stamped. So I went from Dubai to Oman to "exit". However in Oman,...
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How long is the passport validity for UK Tier 4 Student Visas?

I am an American and will be traveling to the UK for university (not certain because of the pandemic) in the middle of August, and my passport is set to expire in the middle of December. This leaves ...
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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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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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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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Can I travel to the UK from Dubai with a Portuguese passport but without surrendering my Indian passport?

Two years ago I had applied for Portuguese citizenship (As my father is a Portuguese citizen by descent) while I was in Goa. Then I traveled to the UAE with a visa on my Indian passport. After being ...
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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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Is it possible to obtain croatian citizenship simply by birth?

My girlfriend was born in 1990 in Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia. Today that city is a part of Croatia. Both her parents were both born in Bosnia, although at the time this was formerly known as ...
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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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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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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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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 renew my blue card (from Germany) even if my passport expired?

I'm from a non-EU country and I have a blue card from Germany and I'm working there. Both my passport and the blue card are going to expire at the same time in a year from now. When my passport ...
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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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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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How long does it take to renew Romanian passport from NYC?

Does anyone out there have experience renewing their Romanian passports from abroad? I just applied to renew my expired passport at the consulate in NYC. I already have tickets to travel back to ...
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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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UK passport for a child born to a UK citizen mother

I'm a UK citizen born in Austria (my parents are both UK citizens - father born in the UK and mother in India). I have a British birth certificate and a British passport. I now live in Austria and ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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Acquiring Dutch Passport

My father was born in the Netherlands but at the time of my birth (1989 in RSA) he was no longer a Dutch Citizen, is there any hope for me getting a Dutch passport? Please help. EDIT: My father left ...
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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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Does a British citizen needs to work in the UK for applying spouse visa?

I have married to a British citizen in December 2018. He left after 10 days and applied to work in Saudi Arabia. His plan was to apply for my spouse visa from Saudi Arabia rather than the UK because ...
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Entitlement to a British passport

My girlfriend's mother was Ghanaian, her British father died about 15 years ago. She is 36 and lives in the USA. Is she entitled to a British passport because of her father?
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Is a social security number required for a passport for an adult?

I was born in the USA and at the age of 2 I moved to Mexico City where I lived here all my life. Now I want to have my US citizen passport but don't have the SSN. Do I need to get this Social ...
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Bookworm ate passport

Yes, this may be ridiculous as it sounds, but it happened. I left my passport on my desk for about 2 months. The desk is small and not very dirty. But today when I picked up the passport I noticed ...
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Changing German Residence Permit Stamped into my Passport to the Normal Separate Residence Permit Card

When I arrived at Germany for my studies in 2015, I applied for Residence Permit and for some reason got it stamped into my passport rather than obtaining the more common separate Residence Permit ID ...
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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

My children and I will soon be Australian dual nationals. My wife insists that some of her friends in a similar situation have never bothered applying for Australian passports for their kids: instead, ...
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Marriage between Colombian and USA citizen

I currently live in Puerto Rico and my fiance lives in Colombia. We both have kids and she shares custody with her kid's parent. We are planning to get married but we don't want to leave either ...
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Renewing U.S passport living in uk

My U.S passport is over the 15 years expiry date. I DO have a SSN but cannot find it as it was over 20 years since I worked in the US and has been misplaced. I am due to travel to the US soon and am ...
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Passing a border with an infant of a different citizenship

My family is composed of US and French citizens, and lives in the US. My wife, myself and two of our children are French citizen, with an I-765 EAD/AP ("Combo Card") and an H1/H4 visa. We all have ...
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Can a green card holder enter the US with a passport having less than 6 months remaining?

The title pretty much says it. In many cases I see things that say someone must have at least 6 months left on their passport to enter a country. In this case, I am interested in whether a permanent ...
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Can I apply for a Dutch Passport

I Was Born in Schiedam in 1946 and emigrated to South Africa with my Parents who were both Dutch. In 1967 my father naturalised and became a South African Citizen together with all my siblings who ...
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(UK - Tier 2 visa) I am a tier 2 visa holder and was overseas (out of UK) when I was dismissed from my job. I am still overseas, can I return to UK?

I am a Tier 2 visa holder employed by a large accounting firm in London, UK. I was dismissed from my job 2 weeks ago whilst out out of the UK (was overseas). I left the UK on 31 Nov 18, was ...