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"There was only one catch and that was Catch-22."

I need a visa for a work trip from the United States to Brazil and am slightly punch-drunk from bureaucracy. Please help me by confirming whether I'm reading these requirements right, or not. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Sep 30, 2014 - 7 answers

Road trip to Canada in three parts

The short of it: (1) Do you have any personal experience getting into Canada and re-entering the US with only a driver's license and birth certificate? (2) What is the drive like between Toronto and Ogdensburg for someone who has really only spent time in cities and driving on major highways up and down the East and West coasts? (3) What should we do in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Jun 27, 2014 - 37 answers

USPS lost my passport. What now?

Somehow the USPS has lost my passport, which was mailed from NYC to Boston. What are my next steps? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on Jun 3, 2014 - 14 answers

What info shows up at a border crossing?

Whenever I cross an international border, I hand over my passport and then the agents run some checks. What kind of info shows up when they do that?
posted by modernnomad on May 9, 2014 - 14 answers

Using a passport card in the Caribbean

This spring, I'll be flying from the continental US to St. Thomas with my small kids to join my parents on their sailboat. I know that we don't need passports to fly into the US Virgin Islands, but that we would need them if we wanted to sail to the British Virgin Islands. My kids don't have passports yet. Because of the expense of a full passport, I am considering getting them passport cards instead. The government website suggests that this is one potential use case of the passport card, but I haven't read accounts of people doing it. I asked my parents what their fellow cruisers know, but didn't get much info. Have you done this? How was it?
posted by linettasky on Feb 9, 2014 - 5 answers

Passport nightmare,, stranded at SEATAC

Can anybody help some Canadians fix this passport debacle? Need some help ASAP [more inside]
posted by wats on Jan 8, 2014 - 8 answers

Can I use my old passport even though I've legally changed my name?

I was married a few years ago and subsequently changed my name. My DL says my married name. We are preparing for international travel early next year, and I'm wondering if I need to pay the $110 to get a new passport or if we can just put my maiden name on the plane ticket. I'm a US citizen... [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Nov 15, 2013 - 12 answers

US passport woes

Despite my best efforts I am running out of time to get my passport processed before travel at the end of this month (Aug 25). After run-ins with with multiple confused passport acceptance agents and many phone calls I am afraid this is an unknown-unknowns situation and I need help! Kafkaesque (ok maybe not quite) bureaucracy within: [more inside]
posted by velebita on Aug 1, 2013 - 17 answers

What do immigration officers see on their screen when they scan your PP?

What do immigration officers see on their screen when they scan your passport? I went to the UK a few days ago and I am a dual US/EU citizen. I took the "Aliens/non EU" line since it was much shorter and tried to enter with my US passport. The office must have realized that I was in the UK a few weeks ago with my EU passport and started to ask questions "Have you been recently in the UK", "Did you travel on another passport". I wasn't a big deal but it made me curious: What do immigration officers see on their screens when they scan your passport?
posted by yoyo_nyc on Mar 21, 2013 - 8 answers

Charming streets, dark alleys? Anti-mugging ID plan for Rome

I am planning a trip to Italy this summer. I will have several days within Rome, and am looking forward to exploring the nooks and crannies of the city. I've read that I should only carry enough money for each day, in case of being mugged -- works for me. Regarding ID, would it be a good idea to leave my passport in our rented apartment, and carry my driver's license and/or a photocopy of my passport within the city? These seem like less dire things to lose while travelling.
posted by bullitt 5 on Mar 21, 2013 - 26 answers

US passports and privacy

I'm considering getting a US Passport Card (the kind that is only good for land and sea travel between the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda) and am concerned about my privacy. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Feb 21, 2013 - 22 answers

Forgot to apply for my Chinese visa, how screwed am I?

I am traveling to Shanghai for two weeks soon (Feb. 20th). In one of my finer moments, I completely forgot about the visa until this weekend. I have all the necessary documents but I need a visa ASAP and the embassy is closed on Monday and Tuesday. I'll be using a visa service since I really have no idea what I'm doing but is it possible to still get my passport back in time for my flight?
posted by Loto on Feb 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Do I need my old passport to get a new one? Details in side.

Details: When I was about 5 I got a US passport, my Dad was in the airforce so my brother, parents and I traveled around a lot. We'e been state side since about 1998. Since then we've not left the country. My Fiancee and I are going the caribbean for our honeymoon on a cruise & I need a passport. Do I need my old passport when applying for a new one? What if I can't find it?
posted by snow_mac on Jan 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Temporary license + expired passport = OK to fly?

I'm flying next week. My only forms of photo ID are a temporary driver's license and an expired passport. Will the TSA accept these? If I have to go through additional screening, what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Nov 15, 2012 - 21 answers

Printing logistics

I need to make an emergency application for a foreign passport in California. [more inside]
posted by yogalemon on Jul 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Juggling Passports

As a dual citizen, can I travel to places on a Canadian passport that I can't go to (or is difficult or expensive to get visas for) on an American passport? Can I actually pick-and-choose what passport to use to get the best benefit? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jul 3, 2012 - 19 answers

What benefits does obtaining Irish citizenship have for a UK citizen?

What benefits does obtaining Irish citizenship have for a UK citizen? [more inside]
posted by sarahdal on Apr 11, 2012 - 16 answers

Passport issue

My husband needs a passport in less than two weeks. Help. [more inside]
posted by SuzySmith on Jan 3, 2012 - 19 answers

Need a copy of my birth certificate ASAP

I need to find the fastest way to obtain a certified copy of my Ohio birth certificate from out of state (to apply for a passport). [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Passport "Sleeve?"

I'm looking for a hard passport case that is designed to hold nothing but my passport, sort of like a sleeve made of thin metal or rigid plastic, and I'm imagining the passport just sliding in and out. Does this even exist?
posted by reductiondesign on Apr 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Do I need a driver's license to re-enter the US from a visit to the UK

Do I need a driver's license to re-enter the US from a visit to the UK? [more inside]
posted by eustacescrubb on Feb 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Swipe here to enter Canada

It's time to renew my US passport book; is there any reason to get the passport card as well? I don't live close enough to the Mexican or Canadian border to make spontaneous day trips where I might not be carrying my passport.
posted by catlet on Jan 21, 2011 - 16 answers

Travel from Canada to the US with a passport expiring in < 6 months

Will I be able to enter the US with a Canadian passport that expires in 4 1/2 months? [more inside]
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Jan 17, 2011 - 6 answers

US domestic travel with cdn driver's license?

I know someone posted something similar about an expired passport, but I want to know if I can travel domestically within the US using only my Canadian driver's license. (I am here on an H-1B visa) Extended version: [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Washington DC visa expediter service

Please recommend a visa expediter service in WA DC that specializes in visas for weird, third-world destinations.
posted by thewalrus on Sep 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Will a nearly-expired passport give me trouble traveling in Japan and Singapore?

I'm traveling to Japan and Singapore soon, returning to the US on October 1, 2010. My passport expires April 11, 2011. Singapore's entry requirements state that the passport must be valid for at least six more months. Do I need to renew before I go? [more inside]
posted by Maximian on Aug 7, 2010 - 14 answers

The consulate wants my passport to issue a visa but I am afraid I will not get it back in time: what to do?

I am in a bit of a bureaucratic bind and I need some advice. Short story: I leave for a trip in 10 days and at this point have no visa for the country that I will be living in for a year. The consulate just emailed me a couple of hours ago and informed me that I need to send my passport to them (who are located in a city 12 hours away) in order that they can issue me the visa. Problem: I have been trying to get this visa for months now, and they have been terribly slow every step of the way. I am worried that I will not get my passport back in time before my flight. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2010 - 18 answers

Ready to travel overseas!

Just scored a passport! Ready to utilize it, but where? [more inside]
posted by Junior687 on Jun 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Do you know the way to San Jose with an expired passport?

Can I travel within the US using an expired Canadian passport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2010 - 18 answers

From NYC to Canada in less than a week

Is it possible to get a U.S. passport in less than a week? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn on Mar 29, 2010 - 24 answers

Guatemala

Travelling to Guatemala (from Mexico) without a passport and Visa. Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Mar 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Last minute advice for solo trip to Paris?

I'm heading off to Paris for four days, and I'm starting to get a bit nervous that I'll forget something important. I've never been to Paris, and I haven't been to Europe for fifteen years. I'll be staying by myself in a hotel in Arondissement 7. I'm wondering if you can help me out with any last-minute tips or things I'm likely to have forgotten. [more inside]
posted by cider on Oct 9, 2009 - 25 answers

Will I have trouble flying under my old name?

I have a new name. My passport is in my old name. I've booked a flight under my old name. Will I have trouble traveling? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Sep 20, 2009 - 19 answers

Gotta get back.

I need to return to Poland, but I don't know if I can. Visa issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 - 3 answers

I need a visa for China asap...am I screwed?

I messed up big time here...I have my passport and ticket ready to fly to China on September 15th. I do not have a visa. [more inside]
posted by dawson on Aug 19, 2009 - 26 answers

Passport troubles

Possible passport problem while catching a connecting flight in Shanghai [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on Jul 29, 2009 - 4 answers

What does writing a sponsor letter for someone to visit the US entail?

What does writing a sponsor letter for someone to visit the US entail? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2009 - 1 answer

Does an Irish citizen need a passport to travel to Spain?

Does an EU citizen need a passport to travel between EU countries? [more inside]
posted by aelish on May 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Expedite Passport Problem [US]

Expedite Passport Problem [US] [more inside]
posted by mattsweaters on May 8, 2009 - 8 answers

Road trip USA for Aussie noob

International Travel novice: What do I need to know that I don't know that I don't know? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

How to get back to the USA

My Irish friend's wife is a US citizen but has not yet obtained an American passport. She does have her citizenship papers. They will be traveling to Ireland (she has an Irish passport) and back to the US in April. Will she need a Visa or an American passport to return to the US?
posted by elle.jeezy on Mar 12, 2009 - 20 answers

How to travel to the US without a passport as a US citizen.

How do I travel from the UK to the US as a US citizen if I don't have a passport or a valid driver's license? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Nov 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Help!!

Passport emergency!! (In the UK) [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Aug 30, 2008 - 12 answers

New passport and traveling in America

Question about a new passport and getting into the United States [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Have photo id, just not the original... now how I am supposed to get on the plane?

Will airport security/Virgin America let me get on my domestic US flight if I only have a photocopy of my photo ID? [more inside]
posted by agenais on Jul 20, 2008 - 10 answers

How to use multiple passports?

A family member born in another country recently became a US Citizen and got a US passport. Her old country does not allow dual citizenship and would revoke her citizenship if they found out about her becoming a US citizen, but she still wants to use the native passport on trips to the native country and retain her citizenship. [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jun 24, 2008 - 24 answers

getting new passport pages

I am getting ready to go on a trip this summer, and I've noticed that I may be running out of places for entry/exit stamps in my passport (my next trip will involve a lot of entry/exits to different countries and the US). If I run out of places in my passport upon reentry, will this present a problem? And is there any way to get new passport pages without sending my passport in for four-six weeks? [more inside]
posted by waylaid on Mar 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Spain or Pain?

Panic is in the house. My wife has planned a trip with our 13 year old daughter from the US to Spain. They leave on Sunday afternoon from JFK. Tonight while gathering her passport, we realize that her passport expired 1 year ago. (A minor's passport is only valid for 5 years.) Assuming cost is not an issue, is there anyway for my wife and daughter to make the trip legally on Sunday? I am looking for practical advice for someone in the NY tri-state area.
posted by JohnnyGunn on Feb 15, 2008 - 22 answers

Department of State - zippy, or like the dead?

How quickly are non-expedited passports being sent out in the US these days? And, is there any way to keep my old passport (for sentimental reasons only)? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Feb 15, 2008 - 9 answers

Let's get out of this country

I'm trying to renew my passport, which expired about six years ago and is now lost, but the government doesn't seem to believe this situation is possible. Is this process the same as replacing/renewing a still-valid lost passport? [more inside]
posted by Meg_Murry on Jan 19, 2008 - 16 answers

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