Questions tagged [dual-nationality]

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

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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel?

I am a citizen of two different countries, and have two passports. How should I use my passports when traveling?
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What is the penalty for US citizens entering/leaving the US on a foreign passport?

Answers to a related question mention that it is illegal for a US citizen to enter/leave their home country on a foreign passport. However this raises the following questions: What is the maximum ...
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Can a US citizen leave and enter the US using a foreign passport?

I am a dual citizen. I have both a US passport and a non-US passport. I live in the US. My US passport is currently being processed for renewal. I am unsure whether I will receive my passport in time ...
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Travelling with two different passports [duplicate]

I was just wondering if you have two passports (a Chinese one and an Australian one), and you booked your airline ticket with the Chinese one, will you have to show both of your passports or just one? ...
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Dual citizenship passports and visas

This is about entering the USA. I have Hungarian citizenship with a 10 year B1/B2 visa in my passport I got before Hungary became part of the VWP. Real soon now, I will become a Canadian citizen (my ...
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Dual Canadian and British citizen - healthcare coverage in the UK?

I want to know if I am entitled to medical assistance in the UK while visiting for 3 weeks in June. I am travelling on my Canadian passport since my UK one is outdated.
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I am a dual Australian/British citizen with an expired emergency Aussie passport and a valid UK passport. What are my chances for an Aussie visit?

I was going to have to miss my brother's wedding on Jan 4th but he bought me a flight today. But my Aussie passport is expired and was only an emergency passport to begin with. I'm born and bred ...
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Dual nationality : ESTA and non ESTA citizen with one valid nonimmigrant USA visa

I have dual French/Honduran nationality. I'm living in France, and I'll be soon traveling to Honduras for holidays. My flight will go through the US (One night stay). My Honduran passport has a valid ...
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What is the penalty for dual US citizens who lie on the ESTA form in order to enter under VWP using their second passport?

An answer to a related question mentions that it's possible for dual US citizens to acquire an ESTA without lying, however it's likely that the authorization would be revoked shortly before their ...
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Could a citizen of two countries eligible for 90/180 Schengen stays legally remain in the Schengen area forever through repeat visits?

Assume that a person (not me, I only hold a single citizenship :) has a double citizenship in countries such as the US, Singapore, Australia, Japan, etc, which are eligible for 90/180 visa-free stays ...
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UK: Is a 10 year ban still valid after acquiring new citizenship?

I am an Indian national and was refused a UK visa in 2009 in NYC and given a 10 year ban, but now I'm a US citizen. Would the ban still apply if I wanted to visit the UK?
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Travel to Cuba as dual citizen (USA+other)?

Suppose I am a U.S. citizen with dual citizenship with another country. Citizens of this second country are allowed to travel to Cuba. Suppose further that I live and work outside the United States ...
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Can I have multiple valid ESTAs in different passports?

I'm a citizen of country X and have a valid United States ESTA in my X passport. Recently, I became of citizen of Y and now have a Y passport as well, which I would like to use for future travel to ...
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UK citizen Entering the UK on a one way ticket and US passport

My son is a UK citizen but holds only a US passport. Will he be able to enter the UK on a one-way ticket? He has his certificate of UK citizenship. We want to visit family and apply for his UK ...
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Are dual nationals (non-US citizens) also affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I am travelling to Australia from Canada in May and I have to take connecting flights to get back to Canada. I stop in Auckland and San Fransisco. I am a Canadian citizen born in Canada however ...
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Visiting Iran as a dual EU-American citizen

I am a dual Dutch-American citizen that is planning to visit Iran in the upcoming week. I have both a Dutch and an American passport. According to the Wikipedia page for Iran's visa policy, "British, ...
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Traveling with two passports - which one to use? [duplicate]

I have two passport one is Saudi and the other is British. My question is I am in Saudi Arabia and I want to travel to the UK and back how does that work? And do I need a visa for any of the two ...
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I have an expired US passport, can i enter US on my foreign passport with ESTA?

I have an expired US passport, and due to an family emergency in America, i need to travel immediately. The US embassy where i live cannot renew my passport for another 2-3 weeks. I have dual ...
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Are dual US citizens affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I'm a US citizen, born in the US, but also an Iranian citizen due to my father being from Iran. I've never been to Iran except for a brief time when I was just a year old. In light of Trump's recent ...
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Can the border guard match up the passports of a dual citizen?

We have the report of a Ghanaian-American dual citizen, recently naturalized, presenting their new USA passport at the UK border answering "yes" to the question "have you ever had any problems with ...
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2 different passports with different surnames

I have an EU passport (German) in my married name and a South African Passport in my maiden name. I have applied for a new SA passport, but will not receive it in time for my intended trip to SA in ...
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Dual nationality, EU and Australian. Does it matter which passport is “travelled on” [duplicate]

I plan to visit Australia from the UK, I am an Australian national with dual nationality - I also hold a Greek passport. I have all the correct documentation and everything is fine. However, if I ...
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Dual citizen return to home country (South Africa) on expired passport

What will happen if I arrive at the border with my expired South African passport? I can leave Australia on my current Australian passport so boarding the plane is not an issue, and South Africa ...
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US citizen entering USA as non-citizen

The situation: Husband (UK citizen) and wife (US citizen) live together in the UK with their child, who was born in the UK and has never left that country. Child holds British passport. Per US law, ...
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Travelling to UK as a dual-national, when your British Passport has expired?

I am a South African (living in South Africa) with a British passport (Dual Nationality) I need to visit the UK in a few months time, but my British passport has expired. Can I enter the country with ...
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Dual US/UK citizen. Will this show when my UK passport is scanned in America?

I have dual US and UK citizenship, but the US citizenship has only just been realized (wasn't aware I had claim to US citizenship earlier). Unfortunately I haven't received my US passport yet. Can I ...
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Immigration officer stamped “Indefinite leave to enter UK” in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

At Heathrow yesterday, a US-Swedish dual citizen presented his US passport to immigration, as he had forgotten his Swedish one at home. He went in the non-EEA queue and was initially interviewed like ...
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As an asylee, can I use my passport instead of my US re-entry permit?

I am an asylee in the United States. I have a Green Card, and my primary passport which was issued by my country of origin. I am not allowed to go back to my home city and then return to the United ...
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Using a non-US passport to travel domestically for a US citizen, as my US passport has expired

I am a US-(another country) dual citizen currently living in the States. The only forms of ID I have right now are the US and non-US passports. Naturally, the latter has no US visa in it. I need to ...
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Entering the US with US citizenship pending

Just looking for a little advice about a passport application and travelling. I currently live in the UK, and I am a British citizen. Since my father is an American citizen, I have claim to US ...
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I have booked a flight from the USA to China and am a dual national. How do I avoid China getting to know this?

I have two passports, both US and China. I want to visit China with my Chinese passport for its convenience. Therefore, when I book my round-trip ticket to China, I have to enter my Chinese passport ...
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Can a citizen of New Zealand return home on an expired NZ passport, if they also possess a valid UK passport?

I'm a New Zealander by birth. I'm a full citizen, resident and anything else you can put a label to, but my passport has expired. I also happen to have a UK passport. I may soon travel overseas and ...
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Can a dual national visit USA under VWP after visa refusal for other nationality?

Recently I was refused an E-2 visa under Section 214b. To be honest I don't really know why because I have strong ties with my home country (house, bank account, family) so my lawyer sent an appeal to ...
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Is it becoming illegal for a Canadian citizen to enter Canada presenting a foreign passport?

Some countries (e.g., U.S., Israel) require their citizens to present themselves as such when entering the country - that is, they cannot enter using another country's passport. In Canada there is no ...
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Do I need to declare both nationalities when travelling to the U.S.?

I have a Swiss and German passport and want to travel to the U.S. but only with my Swiss passport. Do I need to declare the German nationality in the ESTA application? And if so, would I need to take ...
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Leaving the US with a foreign passport and entering with a US passport [duplicate]

I will be traveling to Europe and Asia with my Hong Kong passport (tickets were booked with my previous legal name) and coming back with my US passport (I will be booking the ticket with my Hong Kong ...
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Does an American citizen holding a Belgian passport need an ESTA to visit the US?

I am a college student living in Belgium coming to visit my parents in the US and I am an American citizen. Will I need an ESTA?
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Dual Colombian and US Citizenship - can I enter Brazil visa-free as a Colombian?

If I have dual Colombian-US nationality, can I enter Brazil visa-free since they do not require visas for Colombians. Even though they do require visas for US citizens? In others words, do I have to ...
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Canadian citizen with British passport visiting USA

I am a Canadian citizen with a British Passport and I live in Canada and I am planning on traveling by car to Buffalo USA and then boarding a plane to the West coast for a holiday. Will I have any ...
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I have two passports/nationalities. How do I use them when I travel? Clarification Question

An excellent previous post on this topic outlined the various different cases for how to travel on two passports. One question relating to their Case 4: Different Names, Dual Citizenship Not OK. (...
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Can you leave the UK on a non-UK passport if you're eligible for one?

I have a fairly convoluted situation: I'm a British national currently resident in Bermuda. I have a Brazilian passport and also up until recently a British passport. Earlier this month I lost my ...
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Dual US/Canadian citizen with an expired passport [duplicate]

I'm hoping someone may able to answer my question... I am a dual citizen of US and Canada. I was born in the states but grew up in Canada and like alot of other dual citizens, I hold both Canadian ...
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Is the South Africa border control able to cross-reference dual citizen passports (USA & Spain)?

I would like to travel to South Africa as a tourist 6-months after I overstayed a SA visa due to emergency hospitalization. As a result of the overstay I was classified as undesirable & am ...
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Travelling to Pakistan with expired NICOP

According to the Federal Immigration Authority Pakistan, it's possible for dual citizens to travel to Pakistan with an expired NICOP. http://www.fia.gov.pk/en/achievements/broucher/EN.jpg I've ...
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Short term study visa refusal for a US citizen

I graduated from high school two years ago. I took one short course with a short course visa (June 2016 -> august 2016 ) then a 9-month foundation course with a tier 4 ( September 2016 - April 2017 ) ...
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Dual nationality, not sure how to switch passports! [duplicate]

I am a US and EU citizen residing in the US. I am going backpacking throughout Africa and want to travel on my EU passport. My flight is US–Paris–Tunis–Cairo. When do I use each passport? Do I book my ...
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Different surnames on passports of dual citizen [duplicate]

I am a 17-year-old and am traveling to Germany later this year from South Africa. My German passport and my South African passport have different surnames. Will there be any problems in my travels and,...
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May a Dutch citizen enter the Netherlands using a foreign passport?

EDIT: I have just noticed that the linked page on the Dutch identification requirement has changed. I do not know when or why it changed. It now reads Identificeren bij dubbele nationaliteit ...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

I've recently changed my citizenship from Chinese to Canadian and I'm planning a short visit to China soon. Is it possible to enter China with my existing Chinese passport (not expired yet) and then ...
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Do I have to use the same passport to go to Japan everytime?

I have two passports. One is Hong Kong (HKSAR)passport. One is British Citizen passport (GBR). For both passports, they are visa exempted to enter to Japan. My question is last month I used the ...