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Difference between German citizenship and ability to obtain a passport? Would additional citizenships remove these German ones?

I am a US citizen born in the US to US citizen parents who also hold dual citizenship (of Colombia for one and of Germany for the other). I hold a US passport. As far as I can tell on the German ...
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Is it true that the UK head of state does not require a passport to travel?

According to this Guardian quiz, the British monarch is not required to have a passport. The question asks "Which of these things does the Queen not need to have?" and gives the options: &...
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Declaring marital status in the US passport application form DS 11

I was just approved for the oath ceremony for US citizenship. While trying to complete the DS 11 form, I noticed that they ask about the marital status, date, etc. I don't have an issue with declaring ...
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What's the legal consequence of leaving the United States without using one's U.S. passport?

I read on https://travel.state.gov: U.S. nationals, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. Dual nationals may also be required by the foreign country ...
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Is someone who was born in China but acquired citizenship elsewhere through derived citizenship still a Chinese citizen?

I am a 38-year-old who has lived in the US since I was 2 years old. I was born in China to Chinese National parents. My parents and I immigrated to the US when was a small child. My parents were ...
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Failing to renounce Indian citizenship

Indians are required to renounce their Indian citizenship after obtaining another citizenship. What happens if someone doesn't do so? I mean if my Indian passport has anyhow expired, and I never ever ...
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I have an expired passport, and I'm missing my NJ state ID and social security card

Recently I've been getting my life together and I have been trying to obtain the 3 items listed above and this is my situation: Passport: Needs state ID State ID: Needs unexpired passport or social ...
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International Student getting notarization in Canada. What ID do I use?

I require a document notarized for my university here in Canada. I am an international student from the US. I currently have no Canadian ID (its still in progress), and am stuck in 14 day quarantine. ...
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Is it legal for a shop to deny sale of age-restricted products to someone who shows two valid forms of I.D.?

I've read that a shop can refuse for any reason but I have a suspicion this may be discrimination in my case. I'm a 23yr old black guy and I live in Ireland. I'm frequently told by family, friends, ...
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Did they not require any kind of passport or identity when traveling between countries before the year 1914?

During World War I, European governments introduced border passport requirements for security reasons, and to control the emigration of people with useful skills. These controls remained in place ...
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Indian father, Bangladeshi mother, a baby expect to be born in Ireland [closed]

This is my first post in this community. I am an ordinary Indian passport holder, I am in Dublin, doing full-time Ph.D. studies since October 2018 on a stamp 2 student visa. http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/...
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I'm Irish but have an English birth cert. What are my rights regarding dual citizenship and getting an English passport?

I'm an Irish citizen and passport holder, and both my parents are Irish, and I've lived in Ireland pretty much my whole life. But, I was born in London. My parents were living and working there in the ...
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What if a courier steals my personal information [closed]

Since I recently moved in another country (Italy), I wanted to obtain a local phone number. After I applied online for my new SIM card, I had to provide the telephony company with a copy of an ...
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Renouncing your citizenship but the government doesn't accept; can you still get a stateless person passport from Germany?

[This has been also asked on another site] I'm just curious: It is been claimed here that the requirement of having renounced your current citizenship to get German citizenship can be accomplished by ...
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Would a passport containing no sex category be internationally recognised?

Assume that a country removes the sex category from its legal system and thus also from its passports. Just like the hair color or foot size are no legal category. Would this cause problems for its ...
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Is it illegal in any western jurisdiction to hold a fraudulently obtained but legitimately issued passport of another country?

Are there any jurisdictions in western society where it's illegal to hold the passport of another country which was obtained fraudulently (either through lying or other means)? To be clear, the ...
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Irish Passport through Great Grandparent

Say the family tree looks like this: Great Grandfather <- Born in what is now Northern Ireland Grandmother <- Born in Britain Mother <- Born in Britain Son <- Born in Britain From a ...
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Eligibility of UK citizenship/residency for long time visa holder

My situation is as follows: Born in Hong Kong in 1995, have a BN(O) passport. Spent 2010-2018 in the UK on a tier 4 visa (high school and undergraduate studies). Returned to HK between 2018 Aug - 2019 ...
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Why all caps first and last names in id cards / passports?

I am wondernig what is the reason, if any, that in the national identification cards the names (first and last) are written in ALL CAPS?
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Is it legal to retain citizen passport?

I applied for Thai visa in India, when Indian lockdown was started, visa center stopped operating. But they still didn't return my passport to me. They are saying " it is impossible because we are ...
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Is it legal for India to deny entry to Indian Citizens?

The Indian Government has imposed complete lockdown of ALL inbound passengers including Indian Citizens. It has plenty of confusing wording but it says specifically iii) As such, no incoming ...
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Dual citizenship and different legal gender?

Is there any information on any prevailing or official policy on people with dual citizenship, where the legal gender is different in the two countries? Is there any information available on what the ...
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Are there states that don't require having a family name?

I know this session might seem absurd. I don't like the family name appearing in my passport and will likely change it in a bureaucratic procedure in an interior ministry affiliated consulate (...
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Is something considered stolen if it possibly could have been lost?

I had lived in a rental house where the landlord had the notion he could "immediately evict someone" if he felt like it. I installed a security camera. I have a video of the landlord and a couple ...
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Can airlines refuse boarding for complex itinerary involving two passports neither of which would be allowed alone?

Bob is the citizen of countries A and B. His passports are in different names. Both A and B are fine with dual citizenship but citizens of A need a visa to enter B, and vice versa. Bob books a flight ...
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Can a non-us citizen grandparent apply for US citizen child's passport?

If US citizen's child's parents, are at work abroad. US citizen child is staying with grand-parent in US. Grandparents are on temporary 6 months visit visa. 1) Can grand-parent apply for passport of ...
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Have there ever been any cases where someone sued their government for not delivering their passport in a reasonable amount of time?

I am wondering if there have been any cases in Canada that were heard before a court or tribunal, or even if there was any informal dispute that was discussed in any media. Surely many people in the ...
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Is it illegal to withhold someone's passport and green card in California?

June 17, 2019 - My uncle's daughter is the petitioner in Beaumont California (father and daughter relationship). Before my uncle left the daughter's house, He asks for his Philippine passport and U.S. ...
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Is a passport proof or presumption of citizenship?

This is not a joke question. I've learned something strange through the reply to a minor interpellation by parliament. One would assume that a passport is a proof of citizenship of that country? In ...
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Passport requirements for travel between a US territory and a US state

I am trying to find out what US law says about foreign travelers flying between US territories and the "mainland." For example, flying from Guam to Hawaii or from Puerto Rico to Florida. 8 ...
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Identity Identification [closed]

I don’t quite know if I chose the right section on the site, but, nevertheless, how to identify a person by any documents within the law in different countries? If I understand correctly, in many ...
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Is it illegal for a family member to withhold an adult's U.S. passport?

In March, my parents and I submitted our passport applications to take a trip. I received my passport at my home. And the Passport office states that my parent’s passports were delivered to their ...
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What if a US dual citizen gets a US visa stamp on his foreign passport?

I was born in Canada but became a US citizen through my US citizen father at birth. My father lives in the US, so I came down here to acquire proof of my US citizenship (which of course I now have!) ...
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Using passport as domestic ID

I turned 18 last July and I do not currently have a drivers license, nor a state ID (meaning I have no actual photo ID) . However, I do have a passport. Can I use this when people ask for ID, given ...
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Stolen passport and loan is taken or company opened who is liable for fraud?

One of my relatives got his wallet with EU passport, drivers license and his credit cards stolen in Kiev... He immediately told about this to his bank, police and embassy, so at this point everything ...
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Do any UK laws dictate how a person's title shall be determined on their passport?

This question is related to gender issues, and should be seen in that context. A person's legal gender in UK law and on official UK documents such as a passport, is legally determined. But what ...
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Is it illegal to possess a counterfeit national ID card without actually using it?

I just came across a lost counterfeit French national ID card on a bus with my name, photo and correct personal details. I am fairly sure about who created or ordered it (without my permission) My ...
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Can a US citizen with dual citizenship travel without getting a US passport?

Flying with my daughter next week to Israel. She was born in the US, has currently only Israeli passport. Her passport does have a US visa of course. We're nonpermanent residents. So I have to go ...
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Passport for adopted American w/o birth certificate

I was born on a now closed military base in Germany and am an American citizen living in Oregon. I've had two passports in my life, both of which have been lost for quite some time. I have no idea ...
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Can a US passport be used in advertisements?

I recently saw an ad on facebook using a picture of a passport, and it seems a bit fraudulent but I can't any law restricting the use? So, is this allowed or are there certain cases for which it is ...
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Reasons for UK citizen to not get an Irish passport?

The United Kingdom has opted to leave the European Union, this may make travelling and visiting my holiday home abroad more difficult, or even stop me from working abroad in the future. My mother is ...
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When can my wife apply for US passport (she has a green card)?

My wife is a citizen of Ukraine. She came over on a K-1 visa and we married. She had a 2 year green card and now has a 10 year green card. The question is this, how soon can she apply to become a ...
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Why do passport applications ask for the information they ask for?

In the U.S., the passport application asks for: A contact and their information Intended destination for the first use of the passport Details about one's parents Why is this information part of the ...
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Is it illegal for a family member to withhold/hide the passport of a legal adult, from the rightful owner - in the UK?

If yes, what action should be taken and on what grounds is it classed as illegal? Considering that both individuals are UK citizens, with a passport registered respectively, does it go against the ...
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Is it legal to submit fake digital identification documents to private companies?

Suppose that Facebook asks me to verify my identity. Is it then legal for me to create a fake digital image of a passport showing my pseudonym as the real name and submit that as if it were an image ...
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Copyright of passport pictures

Let's say Person1 takes camera pictures of the following items and releases them as public domain: The external cover of her own USA passport The external cover of the USA passport of a willing ...
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