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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 indeed to apply for a visa in advance. It probably doesn't matter much which of the two passports he applies for the visa with; but he will need to be honest about ...


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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 question mentioned by Traveller provides an overview of how you might or might not get caught trying to sneak back into China with an invalid passport. Don't ...


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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 likely to be ways to expedite the process if necessary, but I don't think it will be necessary. As for the agency, I would just explain to them that you have ...


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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), assuming you are not a resident of Hong Kong or Macau. Since you are no longer a Chinese citizen, you can no longer use your Chinese passport as proof of ...


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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 such limitations and exceptions as the President may authorize and prescribe, it shall be unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, ...


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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, eight to ten business days Rome, approximately three weeks I just checked the appointment offerings in London as an example, and they have 38 spots open ...


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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 overstayer. But since you're a US citizen, you cannot overstay. The law concerning US citizens entering and leaving the US does not actually require you to use a US ...


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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 the UK and the EU without restrictions. The only thing that could change this is if Ireland chooses to leave the EU, too. This does not seem likely at this ...


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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 United States. Your passport is valid the day you arrive, so there should not be any problem. You could be coming back to renew your passport as I suggest you do,...


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I can't use my BRP anymore because it is invalid. Can I travel just using my US passport without an issue? As a citizen of the UK, you have an unrestricted right to enter the UK. The problem will be proving that right if you need to invoke it explicitly. In other words, you might have a bit of a delay entering the UK on your return. When you enter the UK,...


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No. She is a US citizen, so she can remain in the US indefinitely, so neither the airline nor US officials will require that her US passport is valid beyond her date of entry to the US, and she will not be denied boarding. For the return flight, an ESTA is not required to leave the US, nor is there any passport control at the US border, so she can use her ...


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While indeed there's enough time for a passport, since we are a QA site let's review whether flying with this combo is feasible. The problem is not the border because citizens are let in one way or another and an expired passport is enough to prove citizenship, the problem is at check in. The question is whether airline would let them check in with a valid ...


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Yes, in general you can use your Mexican license as long as you do not become a resident of California: If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license (DL) from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California DL as long as your home state DL remains valid. If you become a California ...


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US law requires US citizens to use a US passport to enter or leave the United States. There is no penalty on the books for breaking this law, so if you show up in the US without a US passport for your daughter, probably the worst that will happen is you'll get yelled at and told to get her a passport. Usually the harder thing is convincing the airline to let ...


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As a US citizen you cannot be denied entry into the US, regardless whether you have a passport or not or whether it's valid Entering without a valid passport can be pain. The immigration officer will need to let you in eventually but they can make it painful process. Since your passport is valid, you are fine either way. They may grunt at you for a while, ...


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My Son is US and Dutch citizen. We live in the US. I just found out that his US passport expires On the day he returns to the US. His Dutch passport is valid for another 3 months. Can he check in at the airline with his Dutch passport and return On his US passport? He can only check in with his Dutch passport if he applies for and is granted ESTA ...


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Canada will not care which passport you used to enter the US. Nor will they care how you got into the US. In the unlikely event that they ask, there is no problem with showing them the visa in your Pakistani passport. You can and should use your British passport to enter Canada. By the way, I don't believe a US visa refusal automatically means you will be ...


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I've read that one must use their US passport to both enter and leave the country. Let's read 8 USC § 1185(b) (Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, § 215(b)), “Travel Control of Aliens and Citizens": Except as otherwise provided by the President and subject to such limitations and exceptions as the President may authorize and prescribe, it shall be ...


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You can certainly do this, but you may have trouble entering the UK at the end of your trip, because you will either have to lie about your intentions in the UK, which is a terrible idea, or convince them through other means that you are an Irish citizen and therefore entitled to enter and reside in the UK. The specific law that allows you to enter as an ...


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To enter the US under the VWP, you will need an ESTA. The ESTA form explicitly asks: Have you ever been issued a passport or national identity card for travel by any other country? (emphasis mine) So, yes, you should indicate that you have had an Argentinian passport, even though it expired. If you still have the passport, you can fill in all the ...


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If you are an Italian citizen, you can forget about all those Visa and stamps for Schengen - you are now a Schengen area citizen. In the future, when you travel into the Schengen area, you should always use your Italian passport (or ID). Nobody will care about your 'never-ended' trip with the Brazilian passport, and if someone asks, you just tell them you ...


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Rule #1 of visa applications is don't lie on visa applications. The UK short-term study visa application asks whether you have been granted any UK visas in the past ten years; so even if you apply using your Jordanian passport, you will still be required to include the details of your past short-term study visas. If you falsely answer "no" to that ...


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The US restrictions on travel to Cuba are found in the Treasury Department regulations. The prohibitions generally apply either to "any person within the United States" or "any person subject to the jurisdiction of the United States." The first term is defined at 31 CFR 515.330: (a) The term person within the United States, includes: (1) Any person,...


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There was an article about a year ago in the South China Morning Post regarding people who attempt to benefit from Chinese citizenship when they are no longer entitled. The government says they will confiscate the documents and deny entry. They've also clawed back some benefits that people have taken advantage of, including seizing a house (the house was ...


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I agree that seeking an expedited passport renewal right now is the best course of action. There is a significant possibility here that your daughter will be denied boarding the flight back to the US. Here's why: if an airline flies a passenger from one country to another, and the destination country refuses to admit that person, the airline is required to ...


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The official British guidance on documents required for a passport renewal from abroad says the following: Uncancelled non-British passports: Please send us a colour photocopy of your non-British passport (every page including blank pages). We retain the right to ask for the original passport. We will let you know by email or post if we need you to ...


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I have subsequently learned that the UK passport office will accept having two surnames in my Costa Rican passport as long as I provide a letter from the Costa Rican authorities such as an embassy that two surnames are required under Costa Rican law for citizenship and passports. They will then issue a UK passport with a note that I am also known as... I ...


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