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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

How to get schengen visa fast from US with expired H1b visa

Hello All, I'm in a complicated situation and I need some serious help on this one: I'm a Chinese citizen with China passport. And I work in the US on H1b visa. My visa is expired. And my 1-797 is about to expire on 11/23/2013. My company is working on my extension which filed in premium but delayed by government shut down. And this should be all done before 11/23/2013. But I'm planning on an urgent trip to Finland for a couple of weeks to see a friend. And to apply for Schengen visa, I need valid H1b visa. I'm on a tight schedule here, I need the visa ASAP. [more inside]
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Oct 30, 2013 - 11 answers

Can I travel from Canada to USA on a Portuguese passport?

I'm a dual Portuguese - Canadian citizen, living and working in Canada. Can I travel to the USA for a business trip on a Portuguese passport? [more inside]
posted by MiG on Feb 20, 2013 - 14 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

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

visa photographs in Cambridge MA

urgent: where in Cambridge MA can I get inexpensive instant passport-sized photos according to Canadian visa specifications? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

Can I go to the US without my US passport? Or...

Emergency! I'm a Dual UK/USA citizen with valid USA and UK passports. My flight leaves London (where I am now) tomorrow at 2 p.m. I have my UK passport on me, in London, but my USA passport is currently in Manchester. It's 9:44 p.m. in London. This page says it's against federal law for a US citizen (even a dual citizen) to enter the USA on anything other than a USA passport. So, what are my options? I've JUST applied for an ESTA visa, it's supposed to be instant...
posted by omnigut on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

American with German heritage seeks passport

Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage? [more inside]
posted by princelyfox on Jun 15, 2011 - 13 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

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

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

Indian visa for UK citizen

My girlfriend is about to explode with rage trying to apply for Indian visas for our upcoming holiday. I thought I would ask MetaFilter for help before I offer to take over the process. Has anyone here (ideally a UK citizen) applied recently for an Indian visa? [more inside]
posted by alby on May 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Travel and return to the UK for non-British spouse without ICFN?

I'm a British native, and my partner is Asian - we've been married for some years (Asian more in the sense of 'outside the EU', which would have made this easier). At the weekend, a wallet containing their ICFN (Immigration Card for Foreign Nationals) was stolen. They urgently need to fly on family matters this weekend, however we're not sure what the status of their return will be without the ICFN [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2010 - 5 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

Passport to nowhere

UnitedStatesIDfilter: I've damaged my passport which was my only means of identification. Replacement takes around 6 weeks. Is there any state-approved ID I can get(for domestic travel, immediately) that will not involve using this passport as a required document. [more inside]
posted by prufrock on Sep 11, 2009 - 8 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

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

Place in NYC to get passport photo taken per Canadian specifications

Where in NYC can I get passport photos taken as per Canadian visitor's visa requirements? [more inside]
posted by peacheater on May 12, 2009 - 20 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 do I relinquish my Brazilian citizenship?

How long will it take to relinquish my Brazilian citizenship? [more inside]
posted by cheechman85 on Apr 9, 2009 - 9 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

Overstaying a tourist visa in Spain

A friend of mine is heading to Spain on a student visa. His wife is joining him on a tourist visa. What happens when her visa runs out 37 days before his? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Please don't let this become Brokedown Palace

My fiance just got arrested in Malawi for an expired visa, what can I do? [more inside]
posted by i less than three nsima on Oct 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Traveling in France without a passport

Can we travel without passports within France? [more inside]
posted by hala mass on Jul 24, 2007 - 20 answers

Will I get denied entry to the US for having visited a Communist country?

HomelandSecurityFilter: If you have visas/stamps in your passport from Communist or former Communist nations, can this prejudice your entry into the US? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanRed on May 29, 2007 - 12 answers

What is the deal with renewing a passport with a visa stapled in already?

"Papers Please" Part II. Readers of my previous question may be glad to know my gf finally got her visa. My new question is, what's the deal with getting a new passport, now that the visa's already attached to this old ('damaged') passport? As usual, there's [more inside]
posted by jeb on Nov 18, 2006 - 6 answers

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