uk – British cit. without electronic passport wishing to visit the United States 2021

Yes, he can, but …

There is a fee of US $ 160 for a US B1 / B2 visa, and your friend may also have to attend a visa interview.

He can renew his UK passport at any time, so unless there is another reason why a visa is required, it might be easier to do so and apply for an ESTA.

Less than 6 months of passport validity transit through Doha

Is it possible to transit through Doha Airport (without leaving the airport) with validity of less than 6 months on your passport? If entry is allowed at the destination location (Sydney)

usa – Is it possible to leave a country with a passport and re-enter it with another passport?

A friend of mine left Egypt with the US passport. But due to the current situation, she will not be able to return to Egypt with the American passport; only those with an Egyptian passport could enter.

If she succeeds in issuing an Egyptian passport, would it be possible to enter Egypt with him?

Do I need to renew my passport now at my local post office?

Can I renew my passport at my local post office?

United States – Do I need a passport for domestic flights in the United States, due to the requirements of REAL ID 2019?

March 24, 2020 update:

To reduce the need for people to go to the offices of the DMV during the coronavirus pandemic, the October 1, 2020 deadline has been extended. No new date has yet been determined. Thanks to Choster for linking to a Bloomberg News report.

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As of January 22, 2018, passengers who have a driver's license issued by a state that is not yet REAL ID compliant and that has not received an extension will have to show another form of identification acceptable for air travel. Please see the TSA website for a list of acceptable forms of identification. Passengers who have licenses issued by a state that is compliant or that has an extension to comply with REAL ID requirements can continue to use their licenses as usual. For a list of states already in compliance or with an extension, visit the DHS REAL ID web page. DHS continually updates this list as more states become compliant or obtain extensions.

As of October 1, 2020, each resident of the state and territory must present a REAL ID compliant license / ID, or other acceptable form of identification, to access federal facilities, enter nuclear power plants and board commercial aircraft. This is what we call a "card-based" application. The card itself must conform to the TRUE ID, unless the resident uses another acceptable document such as a passport. The law does not require individuals to present identification when they are not currently required to access a federal institution (such as entering public areas of the Smithsonian) nor does not prohibit an organization from accepting other forms of identity documents other than non-compliant non-state documents (such as a US passport or passport card).

Yes Pennsylvania complies (or has an extension), so you can use a document issued by Pennsylvania (license or ID card), even if the document is not compliant until September 30, 2020. After that, you would need a document that is compliant or issued by the federal government (for example, a passport or passport card).

Is Pennsylvania Compliant? Does it have an extension? See the main Real ID page at, which shows a map showing that Pennsylvania has an extension. You can choose Pennsylvania in the "select a state" box under the map to see details:

Pennsylvania has an extension for the application of TRUE ID, allowing federal agencies to accept Pennsylvania driver's licenses and identity cards at federal facilities, nuclear power plants and aircraft federally regulated sales representatives until August 1, 2019.

If you are traveling between August 1, 2019 and September 30, 2020, then you will want to check this page again and decide to bring your passport based on what you will find. Or you can just upgrade to a Real ID license now if you prefer, and not have to worry about it all.

After October 1, 2020, you will need a Real-ID-compliant driver's license or your passport (or another document from the ASD list, if you have one).

Will 2FA, in general, be bypassed by a stolen passport?

You have a friend called Bob.

You have a copy of Bob's passport.

Bob uses 2FA for all of his accounts.

In general, would you like to bypass this 2FA and access its accounts, by following these steps:

  • Email support

  • Explain that you have lost access to your account

  • Sending in support of a copy of Bob's passport, stating that you are Bob

Would it be fair to say that the majority of support workers would reset 2FA on Bob's account?

usa – US travel visa on expired PRC passport used with Hong Kong passport

I do not have a source for this opinion, but I am quite confident that the Hong Kong passport and the PRC passport are NOT the same country. Thus, the IIRC you cannot enter the United States with the combination of passports that you hold.

You should however be able to apply for a new visa with your HK passport and probably be quickly approved based on your existing visa – you can mention this in the application.

Timatic mentions that you need a visa on an HK passport.

If you are planning to travel in the near future (I assume not if you are asking about the necessary visa applications) then you should also follow Timatic's advice:

Passengers are only allowed to enter or transit the United States through the following airports if they have entered or transited through China in the past 14 days, due to the appearance of a new coronavirus.

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK),
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD),
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO),
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA),
  • Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL),
  • Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX),
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL),
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD),
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR),
  • Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW),
  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

Customs and Immigration – Do I have to fill in the passport profiles of all family members, select them all, and then fill out the declaration form once, in the Mobile Passport app?

So I was setting up the Mobile Passport app for two of my loved ones and it says that you should only submit one "re-declaration" form for a family. There are two passengers, so should I fill in the passport information and make a profile for both? And then, they will have to select the two passport profiles when filling out the form, upon arrival at their destination? Or do you need a single passport profile for the whole family? Since he says that only one form is necessary

Air travel – How do I know in advance if Taiwanese immigration and the airline that travels there will accept my passport?

I recently tried to fly from Manila (MNL) to Taipei (TPE) but at the airport counter AirAsia refused to sell me a plane ticket on the grounds that my French passport was wet and that subsequently Taiwanese immigration officials could refuse me entry. The passport was however in almost pristine condition (just had a few drops of water, it did not go into the laundry room or into the sea), and I had no problems with it. Other airlines a few minutes before and after to fly to other places (i.e., Ho Chi Minh City SGN and Bangkok BKK) with the same passport and the same condition.

Anyway, that made me think: how do I know in advance if Taiwanese immigration and the airline I use to travel will accept the condition of my passport?

In advance = before going to the airport and before buying the plane ticket.

British citizens – Who to contact regarding the exit date stamped in the passport?

I am a British citizen currently in Tuguegarao (northern Philippines), with no way to return to Manila to take my flight back to the UK on March 21 (all domestic flights from Tuguegarao, buses and other transportation are canceled until mid-April). International flights are always OK, and you can enter Manila with a valid international departure reservation, but I cannot travel to Manila.

Yesterday we took a 12 hour bus to get here and new quarantine rules were announced during our trip. If we had known, we would rather have gone to Clark which offers international flights, unlike Tuguegarao.

The British Embassy in Manila phoneline says it is closed even during business hours, airline telephone lines (PAL) are unavailable and the foreign office in the UK Uni also does not respond after having held out. As a result, it is likely / realistic that I will be here for a few more weeks. Basically it's okay – I have a safe place to stay and it should be okay financially. I can also work remotely.

However, the stamp of my passport (as a tourist) has a release date of April 8, that is to say before the earliest date, I can return to Manila unless the current situation does not changes (which is possible). I know there are relatively harsh penalties for staying in the country after the visa release date, but these are also exceptional circumstances. Who can I contact to extend the release date? Or should I just wait until I finally take a return flight and see what they say at the airport? I cannot risk being banned from returning as I have family here.

Thank you