I'm traveling to the US from Israel. The Israeli passport does not give you an automatic entrance. I also have a German passport and an approved ESTA.
On my Israeli passport my name is: FIRSTNAME LASTNAME (OLDLASTNAME) - it's on brackets. On my German passport: FIRSTNAME OLDLASTNAME.
Name on both passports can't be changed but as you can see, both have my old last name in it. Also, my ESTA form states my Israeli passport and its number and the fact I'm also known by the other name. As I said, the ESTA is approved.
I bought my ticket on my Israeli last name because I have to leave the country with it.
I talked to both airline and the CBP (the US border protection) and they say it's ok.
But I'm worried.
Let's say I passed the Israeli customs with the Israeli passport and kept using it also on my connection (the airline said it's ok, if I show them the other visa and ESTA it will be OK with them) and I'm arriving to the US. I'm showing them the German one this time. Don't they need to see the stamp I left the country with? I called them about it and the lady said it's fine - but as I'm thinking about it - I'm not sure.
Also, on my way back I have to show at the airline desk the Israeli passport because it matches my ticket and on the border protection I need to show the German on to show I'm leaving the US (or should I just return this page they are giving on the way there?).
What do you think I should do?