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Issues that arise from having more than one passport, usually during immigration and visa processing.

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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

I am an Italian citizen by birth and hold an Italian passport; in 2015 I moved to the UK using said passport, and I recently acquired British citizenship (both Italy and the UK allow dual citizenship) ...
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Dual UK Australian national visiting Vietnam

I have dual Australian and UK citizenship/passports. I am leaving Australia, travelling to Vietnam, then returning to Australia after 13 days. I was planning to leave Australia with my Australian ...
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Renewing UK passport also holding an Irish passport

I am a British Citizen from birth but hold an Irish passport. My British passport has expired and I am trying to renew it. The passport office is asking that I send them my foreign passport. I don't ...
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Two passports, one name transliterated slightly differently

My 2-year-old Anglo-Russian granddaughter has just received her first Russian passport for a family trip to the UK in July (The family lives in Russia and she was born there). Her British passport is ...
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How should a dual citizen answer the nationality questions on the ESTA application form?

I'm currently applying for my ESTA and have run into some issues regarding these two questions: Are you now a citizen or national of any other country? Have you ever been a citizen or national of ...
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Travelling with two passports (same name) - which passport should be used for booking? [duplicate]

I need advice for my family's itinerary: China - Indonesia - UK - China. My kids have Chinese and UK passports. Can I book their tickets using only their Chinese passports? Exiting China with the ...
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Staying in Romania for longer than 90 days with two passports

I have both US and UK passports. I’m considering visiting Romania for longer than 90 days. Can I do this by entering on one passport, staying the allowed 90 days, exiting, and entering the next day on ...
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Dual Israeli - American citizen. Which countries can a normal American enter, that I cannot as an American and Israeli?

As per wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israeli_passport#Countries_that_do_not_accept_Israeli_passports six countries — Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Syria and Yemen — do not allow entry to ...
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Accidentally entered and exited the UK with different passports

I hold dual Chinese and Canadian citizenships. Last year, I was returning to China from Canada, but the only available flight option was a transfer flight with a layover in London. Upon passing ...
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My son has dual citizenship. Will I have to pay overstay fine for him to leave Mexico to return to the US?

He has the dual citizenship certificate from the embassy. He has social security of United States, Mexican birth certificate, and American passport. He's been in Mexico 2 years on an American passport....
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B1/B2 pending, received new citizenship with possibility to use ESTA

It has been more than 3 months since my relative applied for a B1/B2 visa with a Russian passport. They went to the interview, but didn't get an answer yet. In the past, it always took less than 3 ...
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South African born travelling to SA on NZ passport

I am travelling to South Africa for the first time since we emigrated to New Zealand in 1999. My understanding has always been that my SA citizenship was revoked when I became a NZ citizen. A new SA ...
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Dual passport holder leaving and entering China

I've seen similar questions asked, but I would really appreciate some clarity. I am a dual citizen (passport holder) of South Africa and UK. I am currently living and working in Shanghai, China. My ...
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Dual citizenship: passport with valid visa is expired

TLDR: travelling to Japan and back from Australia with expired Spanish passport (AUS visa linked to it) and valid French passport (AUS visa not linked to it but AUS Immigration is aware of dual ...
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What happens if I enter a Schengen country with a UK passport, overstay, and leave with EU ID?

I have a UK passport. I am a dual citizen of Bulgaria but I don't have a Bulgarian national ID (I can get one). What happens if I enter an EU country with my UK passport (e.g. London → Madrid), stay ...
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Do Chinese immigration officers check foreigners' visas for other countries?

Consider a traveler arriving by air in China from the United States who presents a passport from a country whose citizens enjoy a visa exemption in China. Citizens of this country do require a visa ...
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EU citizen traveled to Europe on US passport

2 years ago my partner (US and Polish citizen living in the US) entered the EU on a US passport. It was just a one week-trip. On the way back, exit Schengen in Sweden, border officers took her US ...
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Plans to travel to China, but recognized as a USA-China dual citizen? Any issues?

I am 26 years old, US citizen (born and raised), have never been to China but planning on going this year. My parents were Chinese nationals at the time I was born so I am considered a Chinese ...
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Dual citizen check-in and enter on different passports [duplicate]

So, I'm a dual citizen of China and Canada, working in the US. Chinese passport has a US tourist visa (B1/B2). Canadian Passport has a work visa for US. I need to fly from China to the US. Here's the ...
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Dual passport different family name

My son has 2 passsports with different family names. 1 passport is German with my family name (I am a single parent) and the 2nd one is Filipino where they used the family name of his father (my son ...
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I have 2 passports (UK and EU). Both with the same name but different surname. I want to only use my UK passport. Is it possible?

I want to use my UK passport to go visit a country in the EU. I don't want to keep changing my passport during my trip, its time consuming. As a Brit I can enter any EU country for 90 days without a ...
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Travelling through USA with double nationality [duplicate]

My children are holding dual citizenship - Mexico and Austria. We are currently in Mexico and will travel back to Austria with a flight from Mexico City to Miami and from there to Schengen (Madrid) ...
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UK/US dual citizen traveling from UK to US

I'm travelling on Monday to the US from the UK. I live in UK and have dual nationality. My US passport expired so I got an ESTA for my UK passport... I've just heard from an American friend that I ...
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If I have dual citizenship, but one of my passports is expiring soon, can I enter EU/Schengen with the one that expires further out?

I have USA & Colombia citizenship and passports. I usually use my US passport when traveling to Europe, but my US passport is expiring March 1st 2024. My Colombian passport expires in 2025, so it'...
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Travelling from US to Indonesia with Dual citizenship [duplicate]

I understand this question has been asked a few times. A solution is booking two tickets from US - [Middle Country] - Indonesia. The middle country can be either Singapore or Malaysia. I heard that ...
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Travelling to the US from Dubai/UK while having US passport and Indonesian passport [duplicate]

I am planning to go to the US from the UK or Dubai soon. I have Indonesian passport and US passport. I want to go to the US with my US passport and live and work there. Does anyone know how to do it? ...
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Entered UK with Vietnamese passport but flying to Canada with a Canadian one

I'm having doubts on which passport to use for my coming flight from the UK to Canada. I have Vietnamese and Canadian dual nationality, and previously entered the UK on my Vietnamese passport with a ...
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Have dual citizenship with expiring US passport

My daughter has dual citizenship, US and Taiwan. We are traveling in October to Germany for a 2 week visit. Her US passport expires in December. I know entering Germany you have to have at least 3 ...
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Dual Passport Filipino traveling from Saudi Arabia

I am a dual citizen by birth, as my mother is a Filipina and I am currently holding a valid Filipino passport. However, due to the laws of my current country of residence, I am required to use my ...
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Can I enter Schengen with EU ID + non-EU, visa-requiring passport?

While there are similar questions here and here, the examples of those questions have stronger passports (US & Japan) that either don't require visas or will get them easily/on arrival. I possess ...
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Can I travel between France and UK on my US passport while I wait for my French passport to be ready?

I'm French/American, I hold both passports and live in the UK with pre-residency status (tied to French nationality). 5 weeks ago I went to the French Consulate to have my expired French passport ...
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Chinese and British passport travel advice

My daughter has both a Chinese and British passport having received the British passport recently and had the Chinese passport for a while. I've heard about people in situations where children have a ...
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Dual National: Visa in expired passport, have valid passport from other country

Can one enter the UK with a valid UK entry visa on an expired passport of one nationality and a valid passport of another nationality? I would be grateful for any references or links.
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UK and Australian dual national travelling in Europe

I hold UK and Australian citizenship/passport, and have entered Europe on my UK passport. I plan to leave Europe and head back to the UK after about 3 weeks stay, but will need to return to Europe ...
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Can I apply for Observation to be removed from my UK passport

I have just recently apply for change of name on my UK passport, and it was printed with an observation detailing my other Nationality with my old name shown. I want to ask whether it is possible to ...
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Dual citizenship travel through Japan [duplicate]

I am a dual citizen of Country A (currently here) and Country B. I will be travelling to Japan, country B has visa free access, where as country A requires a visa to enter Japan. I will be getting a ...
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I’m waiting for my US passport (am a dual citizen). My father is ill and I booked a flight to see him - can I travel on my other passport? [duplicate]

I became a naturalized US citizen on May 11 and immediately applied for an expedited passport. The processing time for new passports is 7-9 weeks. It’s been two weeks and my passport is still being ...
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Traveling on two passports with different surnames

I hold dual citizenship with South africa and Greece. I am currently staying in greece and want to travel to South africa for a holiday and return to Greece. My South african passport has my married ...
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Using two passports on single itinerary

I am an Indian passport holder travelling from the US to Rwanda and then to Israel, flying on the same (multi-city) itinerary. I have a second Indian passport that holds my Israeli visa. However, my ...
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Using a foreign passport in the UK as a British citizen

I have an expired British passport and an EU passport that is still valid. I live in the UK. Can I continue using my European passport without renewing the British one when going in and out of the ...
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Travelling with my partner and child - child has different nationality/passport

My partner and I (British nationals) are travelling to the Republic of Ireland with our son, who was born in Canada and holds a Canadian passport. Will this cause any issues when we board a plane? We ...
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Dual passport with different name

A quick follow up to my original question. I eventually travelled to Italy and then back to the US and as recommended, I showed my US passport on my way out and back to the US and my Italian passport ...
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Will the US issue a visa to a Canadian-Malay dual citizen?

I am a dual citizen of Malaysia and Canada. Malaysia does not allow dual citizenship. If I apply for a US tourist visa in Malaysia using its passport while declaring that I am a Canadian dual citizen ...
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Dual Citizens: What does it really mean to 'exit' the US on a US passport?

If you spend enough time looking up how to travel with multiple passports on the internet, you'll invariably run across hundreds posts telling you that, by law, "US citizens must enter and exit ...
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Dual Citizen Transiting Through the Schengen to the US—Which Passport Should I Use?

I know there are hundreds of posts on the internet about traveling with multiple passports, but I'm new to this and I'm hoping other dual citizens with direct experience in this stuff can give me some ...
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How to best avoid raising suspicions when flying direct to a country that doesn't allow dual citizenship? [duplicate]

Heavily edited to hopefully avoid closing of my question. How would a hypothetical adult female Singaporean Australian dual citizen travel directly to Singapore from Australia? Direct flights only. ...
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Can two passports extend 90 day Schengen rule

I have an Irish and UK passport. Can I visit Spain for 90 days on my Irish passport, leave and come back straight away, and enter Spain on my UK passport and stay another 90 days?
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Dual citizenship and Schengen 90/180 rule

I have both a US and an Italian passport, and I currently reside in the US. A couple of questions: Will the 90/180 rule still apply in my situation? What passport should I show when I enter/leave ...
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Dual citizen (Australia and UK) with different surname on each passport. Which passport do I use to book and to travel? [duplicate]

I have dual citizenship (Australia & UK). Both passports have a different surname. The first and middle names are identical in both passports. I’m planning a return trip from Australia to the UK. ...
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Two Passports with Differing Name Order - will I have issues?

I'm a dual citizen (US/EU) so I have two passports but first name and middle name flipped: Passport 1 Given Name: Name1 Name2 Surname: Surname Passport 2 Given Name: Name2 Name1 Surname: Surname All ...
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