Omission of place of birth — Passports and travel documents

You must provide your place of birth on the application form.

You may ask that your place of birth not appear in the travel document, but if you do so you may have some issues, such as:

  • problems getting a visa
  • delays at border crossings
  • refusal of entry, as some countries need place of birth information

The consulate or embassy of the country you plan to visit can let you know if you need place of birth on your travel document. It is your responsibility to check the requirements before travelling.

If you don’t want your place of birth to appear in the travel document, you must complete and submit:

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