I am a dual US-Italian citizen with passports from both countries, as well as a US passport card, a US birth certificate, a US NEXUS card, a US drivers license, and an Italian national ID card. I currently live in the US and travel around the US.
If an emergency arises and I need to travel to the Schengen Area without my passports (but with my DL, Birth Certificate, Nexus card, and Italian ID card, which I carry with me), would I practically be able to travel from the US to say, Germany, and back to the US without a passport?
So far, I've found this from research on Timatic:
- Getting from the US to Europe would be a matter of convincing airline officials that my Italian ID card is authentic, as Timatic says that I should be allowed to board with an Italian ID card. I have passed TSA with a drivers license on international flights, so this should not be a problem.
- Getting back to the US would be another matter. From my understanding, the only route which fully works with Timatic is to enter Canada with a US birth certificate (Although Timatic's notation is confusing). I could then take a flight (booked separately) into the US using my NEXUS card.
- I could also enter Ireland with my Italian ID card, then go through US preclearence at DUB, getting some extra scrutiny for lack of a passport. This may become less ridiculous as KEF is considered for preclearence. Although I don't think it is Timatic clean, the airline may be more lax since they won't be on the hook if I am not allowed into the US due to lack of documents.
Has anyone attempted one of these methods, or have other relevant experience?