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

This is a common situation, and it's generally no problem. I'll use A for the country you're in, and B for the country you're going to, but all the "flows" described here work equally well if you ...
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How can I answer ESTA question when I don't have all the required details?

Move your mouse over the circled ? just above the drop-down. It'll tell you: If you have been issued one of these documents from another country, but you do not remember the passport number or ...
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As an asylee, can I use my passport instead of my US re-entry permit?

You should seek competent legal advice from someone with experience handling asylum cases, which may include local immigrant legal-aid organizations. Even with permanent residency, traveling back ...
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My home country claims I am a dual national of another country, the country in question does not. Problem?

The Dutch government does not have any special authority to declare you to be (or not to be) a citizen of Belgium. Based on what you tell, it seems likely that the Dutch authorities had you ...
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ESTA revoked. Can I enter on another passport?

Once your friend has overstayed a VWP visit once he is forever barred from entering under the VWP again, no matter which passport he is using. The only way to be readmitted in this situation is ...
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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 would like to know if dual nationality US citizen should hand in both passports when entering USA There's nothing requiring a US citizen to show foreign passports on entering the US, or even to ...
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Visitor Visa Refusal (false representation as did not declare alternative name, dual nationality with a T4 visa)

Get a lawyer, get a lawyer NOW - you should indeed be worried about your son's next entry to the UK, not just the renewal in 2021 (which stands a high chance of being refused). You are going to need a ...
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UK: Is a 10 year ban still valid after acquiring new citizenship?

The ban is not against your passport, it is against you the human being bearing the passport and hence regardless of whichever different nationalities you assume or acquire (barring somehow acquiring ...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

No, this would be illegal. Voluntarily naturalizing in another country results in automatic loss of Chinese citizenship. You need to contact your local Chinese embassy and obtain the proper visa. The ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

7 weeks should be enough time for a new passport. I would suggest you contact your local US consulate immediately and get the process started, letting them know of your time constraint. There are ...
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Dual Citizenship but I only have one passport — how to use ESTA website?

From the ESTA Online Help: What if I have dual citizenship, but my non-VWP passport is expired or I do not have a passport for that country? If you have any additional passports, please enter the ...
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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

Do not show your Japanese passport in the US. None of their business. Do not show your US passport in Japan. You would lose you Japanese citizenship. As others said, you cannot be denied entry in the ...
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British citizenship, Polish passport, travelling to the US

TL;DR: You will need a visa You must use a British passport in order to travel visa-free, which takes 6 weeks to issue, with no expedited service being available for first-time adult applicants. So ...
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US citizen with warrants in the US and want to enter with a foreign passport

Hire a Texas lawyer and ask their opinion. You may be able to deal with the offences in absentia, or get the warrants revoked with an agreement to appear on a particular date. Whether you can or not,...
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Can I use my Chinese passport to enter China after I acquired another citizenship?

As Robert Columbia mentioned, voluntarily naturalizing in a foreign country results in automatic loss of Chinese (PRC) citizenship (but not ROC nationality; I'll assume you are talking about the PRC), ...
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Immigration officer stamped "Indefinite leave to enter UK" in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

A US/Swedish dual national transited UK immigration controls on his US passport. After a brief landing interview, the IO issued Indefinite Leave to Remain along with a handwritten note that the holder ...
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Does an American citizen holding a Belgian passport need an ESTA to visit the US?

No. However, you will need to travel to the US using your US passport. From the Official ESTA Application website: Do I need to apply for an ESTA if...? I am a U.S. Citizen with dual ...
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How to lawfully leave United States without a United States passport for United States citizen

It is unlikely your child can leave without having a US passport without violating this law. But this law is not enforced at all with respect to departures since US does not have exit control ...
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New British Passport and entering UK for the first time

What you have heard is completely untrue. Countries issue passports to their citizens abroad all the time, and those citizens use those passports to return to the country of issue. If what you have ...
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New UK passport dual citizenship observation

HM Passport Office will place this observation in your passport when your name in your British passport is different to the name in your other nationality passport, and it is believed to be difficult ...
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Can you leave the US as a dual citizen with an expired US passport?

Legally, she can enter the US with her US passport (since it will not yet have expired), but she will need to renew it before leaving: Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to ...
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Entering the US with dual citizenship but US passport is long expired?

I just checked the processing times for a US passport application at a few embassies: London, approximately four weeks (faster service at consulates general) Warsaw, five to ten business days Prague, ...
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US citizen with warrants in the US and want to enter with a foreign passport

are the two connected and if I were to enter the US again will I be stopped and arrested? There is probably no way to know for certain. CBP has been experimenting with facial recognition technology; ...
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Dual Citizen. Exited the US on Italian passport recently

Don't worry about it. I have been doing this for years. The only reason to be concerned about having your US departure recorded correctly is to ensure that the US does not record you as an ...
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Dual Citizen: CA+USA Travelling to States for non academic school, do I need a student visa?

If you are a US citizen, regardless of what other citizenships you might have, you can enter the US and do whatever you want, for as long as you want, without any kind of visa. Just renew your US ...
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Can a valid US visa be transferred to a different passport?

No. A US visa can not be transferred to any other passport. But if an expired passport contains it and there is a new passport the same visa can be used after meeting certain conditions listed below. ...
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Immigration officer stamped "Indefinite leave to enter UK" in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

It sounds like the IO went above and beyond, with better service than the traveler could rationally have expected in advance -- but I can't see anything wrong about the outcome. The EU/EEA freedom of ...
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Are dual Irish/British citizens bound by the 90/180 day rule when travelling in the EU after Brexit?

Because of your dual citizenship, you are in the position of being able to effectively ignore the border control aspects of Brexit. No matter what happens, you will still have the right to enter both ...
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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 US Citizen - which is what gives you the right to a US Passport, you can stay indefinitely in the US. You are not even required to have a US passport, although that makes it easier to enter the ...
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When applying for a visa has there ever been a case of embassy asking for proof of right to be in the present country?

Beyond those countries that don't permit it trying to catch dual citizens, a key part of applying for a visitor visa is demonstrating strong ties to your home and that you plan to return after your ...
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