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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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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My home country claims I am a dual national of another country, the country in question does not. Problem?

My home country, Netherlands, claims I am a dual national of Netherlands and Belgium. This information could be found in the GBA (residents archive) before they removed other nationalities of Dutch ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I enter the USA? I have dual citizenship (Japan and USA), but I have been to Iran with my Japanese passport

I have dual citizenship (Japan and USA). I have been to Iran with my Japanese passport. I would like to know if a US citizen with dual citizenship should hand in both passports when entering USA, and,...
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How can I answer ESTA question when I don't have all the required details?

The ESTA application form asks Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country? How should I fill out the application form if I am no longer in ...
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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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How can a child with one Chinese parent, but a non-Chinese passport travel to China?

My daughter has one Chinese parent, and one parent from an other country (A). She was born outside of China. At birth she acquired citizenship of country A, and she has an A passport. How can she ...
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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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Can dual US-Canadian citizens travel to the US with an expired US passport but valid Canadian passport?

My kids are dual Canadian-US citizens and will be travelling from Israel to Canada via the US. If their US passport is expired (but their Canadian one is valid) can they travel on their Canadian ...
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ESTA revoked. Can I enter on another passport?

My boyfriend overstayed his visa in the US without realizing (long story) and he was traveling on his British passport via ESTA. His ESTA was revoked as a result. He has now applied for a visa on his ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

I have dual citizenship (one by Birth) and the other is Australian. I have lived in Australia for the majority of my life and I only have 1 passport. On the ESTA website there is a question for dual ...
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Can I travel with a passport from a different country of nationality than the one declared when buying the plane tickets?

Assume you're buying flight tickets online to another country where you have to enter your passport details. To make things more complicated, with your current nationality you need a visa to that ...
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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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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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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

I have a European passport which is currently valid (born in Europe) and a US passport (parents are American) which expired a while back (issued before I turned 16). Because of this I don't think I ...
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Getting a UK passport renewed when you have dual nationality and a different name in your second country?

I recently applied to renew my UK passport. Since the last renewal I became a citizen of Costa Rica, which in common with other Latin American countries requires you to have two surnames (apellidos) ...
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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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US citizen with warrants in the US and want to enter with a foreign passport

I have warrants in Texas for a traffic ticket and drug paraphernalia but I exited the US to Japan and I have dual citizenship. My US passport has my American name with my father's last name. I ...
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British citizenship, Polish passport, travelling to the US

I might have to travel for work to the US - for the first time ever. I am currently a holder of a Polish passport (where I was born) but also acquired British citizenship (didn't apply for a passport ...
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Child travelling with different nationality passport than mom

My wife (Polish passport) is planning to travel to the USA (and some European countries) with our son who has dual Polish-British nationality. Would it cause any issues if the young one is travelling ...
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Can Russians exit Russia on an internal passport?

Someone I know is a dual citizen of Sweden and Russia, holding a Swedish ID card and Russian internal passport, but neither a Swedish passport nor Russian external passport. She's planning to travel ...
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Dual Citizenship - only one passport problem

I retain citizenship in both the UK and the US. I live and study in the UK, and my parents are both English, with British passports. Essentially, I have received my declaration and attended the ...
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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 ...
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As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US. Will this work?

As a dual citizen, my US passport will expire one day after traveling to the US (May 4th). I will be staying for one week, flying back to Europe afterwards (where I am a resident). Can I enter with my ...
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Dual citizen entered the EU with an American passport. What to do?

I am a dual EU (Italy) and US citizen, living in the US. I entered the EU through Rome and stayed in Germany for eight months. I registered as a resident in my German city. The problem is that I ...
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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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How do I fix my immigration status if I have been admitted into the US as a foreign national, when I am a US dual national?

I am an American/Australian citizen. I have had two American passports as a kid and teen, but have lived in Australia most of my life, and in America as a teen for three years. I did not have my ...
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I am a US/UK citizen and I entered the UK with my US passport. Can I stay in the UK past the visa expiration date?

I have dual US/UK citizenship. Four months ago, I left my country of residence in the US to live in UK. I entered UK on my US passport which was stamped with a 6-month stay on it. Can I or should I ...
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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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Can you leave the US as a dual citizen with an expired US passport?

My daughter has dual citizenship: US/German. We will be flying from Germany to the US in 6 weeks. Her US passport will expire during our stay in the US, but not on the day of our flight (4 days later)...
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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

I'm a dual US/Italian citizen and before my most recent trip to the US I had always used my US passport to enter the US when going there. When exiting, I would use my US passport and then also show my ...
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Declaring 'countries visited' at immigration after travelling with dual citizenship

I will travel on holiday to several countries eventually using both passports of my dual citizenship. When I return to my home country and enter immigration, I will need to fill in an entry ...
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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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As a dual citizen, am I allowed to travel outside of the European Union without using the EU passport?

My case is the following: I have Brazilian and Italian citizenships and I'm currently living in Germany, for over an year now. I plan to travel to Brazil this holiday, and unfortunately I don't have ...
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Can a valid US visa be transferred to a different passport?

I have a valid US visa on my Indian passport. I changed my nationality to HKSAR. Can my US visa be transferred to my HKSAR passport?
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Can a dual citizen disregard border controls?

There are many places in the US-CA border which are unguarded or "honor system". In one on a recent documentary, vehicles stopped at an unmanned inspection station and picked up a "white courtesy ...
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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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Advantages of not carrying both passports when traveling

Apart from the most straight-forward one, reducing the risk of losing it, is there any advantage of not carrying both passports with you in case of dual citizenship? Similarly, is there any advantage ...
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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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Polish-Born Canadian entering Poland

My wife is a Polish-born Canadian citizen. She has not carried a Polish passport in over 20 years, nor has she done anything to maintain her Polish citizenship paperwork-wise. Recently, the Polish ...
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Should people with dual nationality obtain and renew both passports? [closed]

Suppose X is a citizen of two countries, A and B, both of which permit dual nationality. Should they obtain both passports and renew both of them when about to expire?
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Will U.S Embassy give a B1/B2 visa to a dual citizen even one of his nationality is USA?

Just assuming someone has dual citizenship of USA and country A, and he will travel between these two countries. Just like other dual citizens, he prefers to exit and enter country A by using his ...
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Double nationality - leaving/entering Europe with ID card

I have a booked flight (cannot cancel it), my passport is expired and I cannot renew it in time. Also I have a double nationality, in fact I am a Greek, born in Russia and living/working/studying in ...
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Travel with a Finnish and a Pakistani Passport

I have got Finnish citizenship a few years ago. Before I was a pakistani national. Finland does not allow dual citizenship. I want to travel to Pakistan via Musqat with my Finnish passport and want ...
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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 ...