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Thanks to 8 USC 1185(b) it is unlawful for any citizen of the United States to depart from or enter, or attempt to depart from or enter, the United States unless he bears a valid United States passport. (There are exceptions, but they mostly cover things like entry by land, or by sea from nearby islands -- see 8 CFR 235.1(b) if you want to know the details)...


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There is no difference between leaving the US using a US passport or an Irish one. There are no controls when you exit the country. Considering you're traveling toward the EU, using a European passport is probably convenient anyway in the unlikely scenario any issue arises. The US, like many other countries, only has controls on entrance. That's where the ...


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can anyone please tell me or confirm that exiting the US without my US passport won't be an issue? It's not an issue. US has no exit controls. You can enter a third country with any passport you like. I know I need my US passport for reentering the US, Since it's so hard to renew passports, there is a Covid exemption in place: https://www.state.gov/return-...


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The US doesn't have exit controls, so you won't have a problem usually. The regulation doesn't have a penalty to be enforced anyway. You don't need to be worried about the US here, but whether the airline will let you board or not, which depends on if you'll be able to enter your destination. I assume that on an Irish passport, you'll be able to enter visa-...


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Your best shot is to try for an ESTA. The ESTA application will ask you specifically if you have other citizenships and you need to answer truthfully. The rules about ESTA for US citizens are unclear and there have been cases where an ESTA was issued without problems. As with many things CBP, the rules are vague and there is an unfortunate amount of "...


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Official advice is inconsistent. I contacted NPIC@state.gov to ask this: I have a question about passport renewal. I currently hold both a passport book and card, both valid, and am eligible to renew by mail. I would like to renew the book only, while keeping the card in my possession in case I need it in the meantime for identification or travel. Am I ...


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I almost always check in for flights leaving the US with my non-US passport. I show that passport to everyone, including the TSA (who are only identifying you, not investigating your immigration status). It's never been a problem. I have the sense that some US airlines may pay attention to the immigration status of departing foreigners, but I usually use ...


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You always check in with the passport that you will use to enter the destination country Always enter and leave a country with the same passport If you switch passports during travel, let the airline know, especially if the country has exit controls. Example "I'm leaving Germany on passport A and will enter Korea on passport B". The US doesn't ...


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Yes, you can most definitely do that (have done that too many times to count). The information you provide to the airline is mostly for the destination country, not the one you are leaving, and since the US do not do any exit checks, there's no-one else to show your US passport. At some point in time check-in personnel would ask questions when you left the ...


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Usually, the answer to this question is no, but the US has announced what might be called a limited-time offer: Returning to the United States on an Expired U.S. Passport If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You ...


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When I last renewed my passport, I did it in person. They did require that I show proof of imminent travel. Without it, I suspect that they would not have taken my application. The previous renewal was by mail. If I recall correctly, I got the new passport in about 2 weeks, despite not having paid for expedited service. Both experiences were perfectly ...


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