Renewing my Passport

I am currently in the USA, locked down do to the Covid-19 pandemic. I am from the Philippines, my Passport will expire in August. Do I have to renew my Philippines Passport before I can travel back to the Philippines?

When is the address indicated on a passport being used?

My French passport indicates my physical address. What’s the point of it? I.e., when is the address indicated on a passport being used?

How long before expiration can one renew a French passport?

I.-En cas de demande de renouvellement, le passeport est délivré sur
production par le demandeur :

1° De son passeport, de son passeport de service ou de son passeport
de mission délivré en application des articles 4 à 17 du présent
décret, valide ou périmé depuis moins de cinq ans à la date de la
demande du renouvellement ; en pareil cas, sans préjudice, le cas
échéant, de la vérification des informations produites à l’appui de la
demande de cet ancien titre, le demandeur est dispensé d’avoir à
justifier de son état civil et de sa nationalité française ;

So there’s actually no mention of a maximum validity until expiration. There’s nothing here that prevent you to renew your passport the day after it was issued.

How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew French passport as a US permanent resident, US domiciled, and currently in Thailand?

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 https://th.ambafrance.org/Passeport-d-un-majeur-renouvellement-en-cas-de-pages-epuisees-modification-etat I have to provide the following document, in addition to a few others, to get a new passport:

Justificatif du domicile lisible en langue française

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Proof of domicile readable in French

My proofs of domicile (e.g., rent contract or utility bill) are all written in English, since my domicile is in the United States.

How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew a French passport as a US permanent resident domiciled in the US and currently in Thailand?

Am I supposed to do the translation myself (quite tedious) or use some translator approved by the French bureaucracy? If I translate it myself or some non-official translator, do I have to get the translation certified and if so by whom? Since many English words are similar to French, does English count as “readable in French”? etc.

thailand – How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew a French passport when residing outside the United States?

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 https://th.ambafrance.org/Passeport-d-un-majeur-renouvellement-en-cas-de-pages-epuisees-modification-etat I have to provide the following document, in addition to a few others, to get a new passport:

Justificatif du domicile lisible en langue française

Google Translate

Proof of domicile readable in French

My proofs of domicile (e.g., rent contract or bank ) are all written in English, since my domicile is in the United States. How can I provide a proof of domicile readable in French to renew a French passport when residing outside the United States?

Am I supposed to do the translation myself (quite tedious) or use some translator approved by the French bureaucracy? Do I have to get the translation certified? etc.

paperwork – Refused Schengen visa with new passport

Refusals happen for a variety of reasons and each case is assessed individually. You state that you were refused a tourist Schengen visa as a businessman. Did you intend to do business whilst on a tourist visa? That would be grounds for refusal.

Subsequent to that you then made an application in a France consulate for business which was refused too. Many people change their passports in order to make fresh applications and they forget vital concepts. Firstly, biometrics. When they take your biometrics, they share them in all Schengen countries and that’s why they already knew about your refusal in France even before you made the application.

One thing I have found out over the years and I’m not judging you is been honest. Make your application and supply all documents that are needed. The fact that you applied for a tourist visa at the Netherlands consulate intending to travel there for business, then you lost your passport with the refusal, leaves a lot of discretion for the visa officer to poke your application and make a decision on whatever loophole he finds.

For future applications, you need to review the reasons they gave for the refusal and act on them accordingly before you submit another application.

us citizens – Can I “convert” a US Enhanced Drivers License into a passport book?

Assuming you are in the US (since I only know that some Canadian provinces and US states issue EDLs, and Canada does not have a passport card), you would need to apply as a first time applicant.

An EDL is not actually a passport card, even though they both Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative compliant travel documents used for land and sea travel.

Passport (book and card) is issued by the federal government, whereas EDL is issued under state authority.

transit – Flying through Frankfurt to Croatia – passport control

I’m traveling from US to Croatia via Frankfurt International.

I vividly remember going through a passport control last time I took this trip. However, at the Frankfurt International Airport website it says:

“You are arriving from outside the Schengen Area and your destination is in a non-Schengen country: Usually no passport check is mandatory, provided that that you do not leave the transit zone. Depending on your nationality, you may require a transit visa. If in doubt, please contact an embassy or consulate of your country”

Now I’m confused because Croatia is not a part of Schengen (but it does belong to EU) and I certainly did not leave the transit area.

Would there be a passport control for my trip? Am I losing my marbles?

Can I "convert" an EDL into a passport book?

I recently got an EDL (Enhanced Drivers License) since I needed to get a new driver’s license anyway. I would like to get a book for international travel eventually and I’m wondering if I have to apply like it’s my first time getting one or if I can just apply for a renewal to get a book.

As British citizen travelling on Australian passport do I need to get Australian passport endorsed before leaving UK?

I just got my naturalisation certificate as a British citizen. I want to travel to Australia and retain my right to abode. Do I need to apply for certificate of entitlement endorsing my Australian passport before I leave Uk or can I travel to Australia and simply apply for a British passport from there and re-enter Uk at any time with that? I am confused about having to apply for certificate of entitlement before leaving UK. Is that absolutely necessary? Need a response soon please