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Dear all,

I recently became a US citizen (w00t!) and am in the process of applying for my US passport. However, I still hold a UK passport and we're going on vacation to the UK later this year.

What should I do with regards which passport to use where? My wife is a US citizen and will have to go through immigration in the UK, but I'm a UK passport holder, so it would be weird for me to go through UK immigration in the 'UK passport holder' line. Although it might be a tad strange that I would make my wife go through immigration as I skipped the lines....

Obviously, when I travel back to the US, I will need to show my US passport to get back in. But at what point should I show my US or UK passport?

Boarding the flight in the US to go to the UK: US or UK?

Arriving in the UK: US or UK?

Boarding the flight in the UK to go to the US: US or UK?

Arriving in the US: US or UK?

TIA,

Mark

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Dear all,

I recently became a US citizen (w00t!) and am in the process of applying for my US passport. However, I still hold a UK passport and we're going on vacation to the UK later this year.

What should I do with regards which passport to use where? My wife is a US citizen and will have to go through immigration in the UK, but I'm a UK passport holder, so it would be weird for me to go through UK immigration in the 'UK passport holder' line. Although it might be a tad strange that I would make my wife go through immigration as I skipped the lines....

Obviously, when I travel back to the US, I will need to show my US passport to get back in. But at what point should I show my US or UK passport?

Boarding the flight in the US to go to the UK: US or UK?

Arriving in the UK: US or UK?

Boarding the flight in the UK to go to the US: US or UK?

Arriving in the US: US or UK?

TIA,

Mark

Wife made it as far as the Colombian POE with her US passport, only had one line for everybody, I had no problems as a natural born, but she sure did with Colombia as her place of birth on her US passport. That one guy insisted she have a Colombian passport to enter. With 202 different countries to deal with, and each country having different agreements with the USA on this subject, can only suggest you contact your consulate to get the correct answer, if they even know. Can also get on the Department of State website and look up your country to gain some information.

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Dear all,

I recently became a US citizen (w00t!) and am in the process of applying for my US passport. However, I still hold a UK passport and we're going on vacation to the UK later this year.

What should I do with regards which passport to use where? My wife is a US citizen and will have to go through immigration in the UK, but I'm a UK passport holder, so it would be weird for me to go through UK immigration in the 'UK passport holder' line. Although it might be a tad strange that I would make my wife go through immigration as I skipped the lines....

Obviously, when I travel back to the US, I will need to show my US passport to get back in. But at what point should I show my US or UK passport?

Boarding the flight in the US to go to the UK: US or UK?

Arriving in the UK: US or UK?

Boarding the flight in the UK to go to the US: US or UK?

Arriving in the US: US or UK?

TIA,

Mark

Entering the USA... USA

Departing the USA... does not matter... no exit immigration. Airline will only want to know you have permission to seek entry to the UK..

Entering the UK ... UK

moving to UK forum

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YMMV

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Entering the USA... USA

Departing the USA... does not matter... no exit immigration. Airline will only want to know you have permission to seek entry to the UK..

Entering the UK ... UK

moving to UK forum

Thanks a lot, guys. Should I volunteer that I'm have dual citizenship now? Or is that a big no-no?

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Thanks a lot, guys. Should I volunteer that I'm have dual citizenship now? Or is that a big no-no?

The US does not care, but they only recognize your US passport. Period.. so supplying both is of no value when entering the USA.

Not sure if the UK has the same situation...


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