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restrictions for non-biometric passports[edit]

Are there any restrictions known/planned with exact dates for non-biometric passports? E.g. some countries may plan to restict entry of foreigners having only non-biometric passports, etc. --DenisYurkin 15:09, 13 May 2009 (EDT)

For the Visa Waiver Program in the US, passport requirements (for citizens of VWP pre-2008 members only) depend on the date the passport was issued or renewed:
  • Passports issued or renewed before 26 October 2005 must be machine readable.
  • Passports issued or renewed after 26 October 2005 must be machine readable and contain a digitized photograph, or must be biometric passports.
  • Passports issued or renewed after 26 October 2006 must be biometric (citizens of VWP post-2008 members must present a biometric passport).
AHeneen 20:10, 13 May 2009 (EDT)
Thanks for the info. Maybe any other restrictions? --DenisYurkin 10:50, 14 May 2009 (EDT)

multiple copies[edit]

> Experienced travellers often carry multiple copies of their passport when abroad

So why multiple copies? Why having a single copy for a case of lost is not enough?

> if you don't want to trust hotel staff with your passport

What risks can be in allowing hotel staff to make a photocopy of a passport? And how does the staff feels about proposal to take a traveler's photocopy? Don't they read lack of trust from a client in such an action? --DenisYurkin 17:23, 27 September 2009 (EDT)

1) one in the luggage, and one folded together in your wallet, purse, money belt, handbag etc,
2) that is not meant for a clerk going into the hotel office and take a copy, but places where a copy involves a clerk running across the town to reach the only xerox in town, with a passport worth more on the black market, than they make in a year.
Feel free to change it around though, but I think it's valuable advice, if you need information about what a passport is in the first place. --Stefan (sertmann) Talk 17:55, 27 September 2009 (EDT)
I've attempted to rewrite it, including most of the clarifying pieces previously menioned only in Talk:. My English is not perfect, and I admit that there may be too much of words that I could omit. Please edit further if you feel like it. --DenisYurkin 17:56, 29 September 2009 (EDT)

Hope the latest edits help. hennejohn 1305 EST 30 Jan 2011

Russian internal passport[edit]

Russian (and Ukrainian) internal passport does not prevent people from flowing from one region to another. Actually, it's just an internal ID, though in irritatingly outdated form. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)