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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

I'm sorry, but this is not a good plan. At a minimum you'll be stopped at these three issues: The purpose of the passport/travel document is to identify the individual; a visa is another country's ...
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Born abroad to a British mother, can I get British citizenship?

Based on the information you provided the Government's citizenship checking site is actually quite helpful (it's sometimes not so helpful if you were born before 1983, but in your case it's actually ...
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When flying within Japan, is the zairyu card enough? Do I need my passport too?

Domestic flights in Japan do not require ID of any kind, there are no (regular) ID checks at check-in or on the plane. However, Japanese law requires you to carry your zairyu card at all times, ...
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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

For the benefit of anybody in this situation who is wondering, and would like a real data point instead of conjecture or pontification, here is what actually happened: When trying to check out ...
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What's the procedure for somebody who has lost their US passport while living in Taiwan?

The US (as well as many other countries that do not have diplomatic relations with the ROC) has an embassy in all but name in Taiwan. It's called the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). It is staffed ...
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Can a green card holder enter the US with a passport having less than 6 months remaining?

You do not need a passport to enter the US when you have a Green Card. See https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/after-green-card-granted/international-travel-permanent-resident for the official text: ...
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EU citizen living in a non-EU country issuing citizenship for wife and daughter. Where is easier and faster?

I have no personal experience with this, but I think the question can be analyzed without that based on the assumption that your primary concern is moving with your family to the Netherlands. I ...
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Entitlement to a British passport

Your question is really about British citizenship because someone can only get a British passport if they are already a British citizen or other British national. You didn't give enough details to ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

Many people get confused about the difference between a visa and an extension of stay. A visa is obtained overseas that gives permission to enter the country; an extension of stay is obtained within ...
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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

Summary Currently there are no real negatives to gaining Irish Citizenship, other than: The cost and hassle of registration on the foreign births register. The Cost of your first passport. Renewal ...
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Proving my identity while my passport is being renewed

Since you mention "working hours", have it delivered at work, ie with you and your company's name on it, allowing the receptionist to accept it. UKPA may ask you for a letter from senior officers of ...
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Registering US Birth Abroad - CRBA / SSN / Passport lock

TL;DR: A Social Security number is not necessary if you are applying for the CRBA and US Passport at the same time Original Answer It looks like I need to provide a signed statement. I found this on ...
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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?

From the Deed Poll site: If you cannot get your [non-British] passport changed to your new name, you may find your Deed Poll will not be accepted by all UK government departments, companies and ...
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Obtaining a British passport, as someone born in the UK to Canadian parents

You can only get a British Passport if you're a British Citizen. If you are one, then you need to follow the Gov.UK instructions on getting your first Adult passport. So, the question is, are you? ...
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When flying within Japan, is the zairyu card enough? Do I need my passport too?

The card is sufficient. I've flown intra-Japan many times, and never brought along my passport.
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Name split on passport validity

Any new passport applications for Indian Passport need standard fees and are issued for 10 years from the date of passport application, no matter how many days are remaining on existing one. The ...
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Do I have to take my children to Ireland in order to apply for their first Irish passport?

Thankfully, it appears you don't have to drag them to Ireland to apply ;) From the Embassy of Ireland's page on Children's passports: The Embassy of Ireland Passport Office London, is located at: ...
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UK passport for a child born to a UK citizen mother

So the question is really whether the child is a British citizen, as only British nationals can get a British passport. From your description, you are a British citizen "by descent", because you were ...
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Can I board a flight to Canada without a passport?

All immigration details aside, the Government of Canada imposes heavy fines on airlines that deliver people without appropriate documentation. This means that no airline in the world will let you ...
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Downside of withdrawing you passport

For an EEA family permit, the criteria for evaluating the application are very minimal, owing to the EU right of free movement. A future application would only be jeopardized if your withdrawal ...
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My overseas girlfriend are not using her own passport but we need to get married? so how?

One possible way around this could be to get married in Indonesia - that way she does not need a passport to prove her identity, but you do. Then she could change her name to use yours (if she would ...
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Visa cancellation when you quit your job in Thailand

1) Don't confuse a visa (obtained outside of Thailand at embassy or consulate) with an extension of stay (obtained within thailand at a local immigration office). 2) You are on an extension of stay ...
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Can I renew my blue card (from Germany) even if my passport expired?

In general, you can renew your passport before it expires if you have the right documents. Do that in your embassy in Germany. Tell your local Auslaenderbehoerde that you are going to do that. Your ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport?

The question of whether you can get a passport is equivalent to the question of whether you are, or can become, a Dutch citizen. Did your mother lose her Dutch nationality... To that end, the first ...
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Born in France but left at an early age: Can I obtain the French citizenship?

If your parents were themselves born in France, you have been French since your birth (double droit du sol). If not, there is no easy path to French citizenship. Without getting into irrelevant ...
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Dual citizen leaving Australia on a German passport

You can not leave on your German passport, because you did not enter on your German passport. As an Australian citizen, you need to use your Australian passport to leave, but will use your German ...
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Dual citizen leaving Australia on a German passport

I spoke to the Department of Home Affairs regarding my situation and they advised that I can leave Australia with the German passport, however at the passport counter they will be using the expired ...
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What is the cheapest EU passport that can be "bought"?

TL;DR: Hungary has the option to invest in €360.000, from which you get €300.000 back fully after 5 years with a long term residency that allows free Schengen travels Hungary recently introduced a ...
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Getting a French passport - born abroad to a French mother

Would I need to show them my birth certificate? There is a page that discusses whether you need a birth certificate to apply for a passport. It says that one condition that relieves you of this ...
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Can I travel to the UK from Dubai with a Portuguese passport but without surrendering my Indian passport?

The UAE doesn't care about your Indian passport. Neither does the UK. They wouldn't know what to do with it. You can't surrender it to either immigration service... Exit the UAE on your Indian ...
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