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Old Dec 16th 2009, 6:50 pm   #121
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The short answer: yes. As Lansbury pointed out, if you are a USC, then you are required by law to use this passport when entering or leaving the US.

A UK airline will want to see the passport before they will even allow you to board the plane back to the US, esp since you will not have to complete an ESTA and you can't use the VWP to enter the US. Your natz certificate is not sufficient proof for re-entry.
As has been pointed out though, in some states (e.g. WA) you can get an enhanced driver's license which is valid for land border crossings into and out of the US. Obviously there are available to USCs only.
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Old Dec 16th 2009, 7:03 pm   #122
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As has been pointed out though, in some states (e.g. WA) you can get an enhanced driver's license which is valid for land border crossings into and out of the US. Obviously there are available to USCs only.
that's why I said, or authorized travel document, as there are a few others apart from an EDL.
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I wonder if he has a budgie
I remember a poem by John Lennon... in his book "A Spaniard in the Works".

I have a little budgie,
He is my very pal.
I take him walks in Britain
I hope I always shall.

I call my budgie Jeffrey,
My granddad's name the same.
I call him after granddad
Who had a feathered brain.

Oh... quite apropos in this thread!

The whole poem is here: http://askville.amazon.com/Budgie-fa...estId=12763855.

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Old Dec 16th 2009, 7:41 pm   #124
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I remember a poem by John Lennon... in his book "A Spaniard in the Works".

I have a little budgie,
Bit of an In Joke that was ....

My old granny ... used to look after various cons budgies
while they were banged up as guest of HM
she was quite famous for it
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WOW i am amazed this thread has generated so much interest.

i am sitting at the airport just passed thru immigration the whole process took me 10 minutes.

i went up to the desk and was sent for a second interview, expected this

when i went into the second interview room i sat there for approx 5 mins and was called up, the officer told me and i quote "i have to let you into the us" this is your first warning if you travel again without a us passport there will be a fine of $545.00. he then gave me back my docs and told me i am good to go.

all in all painless experience, passport application goes in the mail tomorrow.

the one man crime spree has came to an end with no charges pending!!!
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i am sitting reading this whole thread and laughing my ass off at the airport people looking at me wondering what all the fun is about!
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Result - now we know you get one free home run

Glad you wont be spending Christmas in the clink.
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WOW i am amazed this thread has generated so much interest.

i am sitting at the airport just passed thru immigration the whole process took me 10 minutes.

i went up to the desk and was sent for a second interview, expected this

when i went into the second interview room i sat there for approx 5 mins and was called up, the officer told me and i quote "i have to let you into the us" this is your first warning if you travel again without a us passport there will be a fine of $545.00. he then gave me back my docs and told me i am good to go.

all in all painless experience, passport application goes in the mail tomorrow.

the one man crime spree has came to an end with no charges pending!!!
Welcome back!....bit of an anti climax, but hey ho it'll soon be Christmas
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Bit of an In Joke that was ....

My old granny ... used to look after various cons budgies
while they were banged up as guest of HM
she was quite famous for it
Awww bless!
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i am sitting reading this whole thread and laughing my ass off at the airport people looking at me wondering what all the fun is about!
Glad you got away with it. And, interesting info.
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What, no body cavity search? TSA is getting pretty lax.
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Sir he is a British man pushing the boundaries of known civilization, just as our ancestors did when they built the Empire and you think it is not important we get him back. I am shocked.

No wait he is American now, silly bugger got himself in the mess you're right

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WOW i am amazed this thread has generated so much interest.

i am sitting at the airport just passed thru immigration the whole process took me 10 minutes.

i went up to the desk and was sent for a second interview, expected this

when i went into the second interview room i sat there for approx 5 mins and was called up, the officer told me and i quote "i have to let you into the us" this is your first warning if you travel again without a us passport there will be a fine of $545.00. he then gave me back my docs and told me i am good to go.

all in all painless experience, passport application goes in the mail tomorrow.

the one man crime spree has came to an end with no charges pending!!!
Wow! Good for you old chap. And no whoops bendover. Not in the mail, first one needs to be in person @ main PO.


Ok, for the real test:
A) We now need someone to try this, from a far distant land.
B) We need someone, who became a USC several years ago to try this from Canada.
C) We need another volunteer, who became a USC several years ago, to try this from, a far distant land.

Anyone, someone.

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WOW i am amazed this thread has generated so much interest.

i am sitting at the airport just passed thru immigration the whole process took me 10 minutes.

i went up to the desk and was sent for a second interview, expected this

when i went into the second interview room i sat there for approx 5 mins and was called up, the officer told me and i quote "i have to let you into the us" this is your first warning if you travel again without a us passport there will be a fine of $545.00. he then gave me back my docs and told me i am good to go.

all in all painless experience, passport application goes in the mail tomorrow.

the one man crime spree has came to an end with no charges pending!!!
Glad you got away with it - you were lucky to get a non officious POE type it seems....

However please tell me you won't be mailing your PP application and will instead be going to your local office to get the application in as it states on the DOS website?
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i will be going to the local post office who handles applications and get it there.
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