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Old Apr 29th 2017, 7:41 am
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So we have 5 Australian passports, now that we are citizens.
Not been in the UK SINCE 2012, we now have a baby and would like to fly home for a visit.
However 2 of our Uk passports have expired, paid online last week to have renewed and need to be returned to liverpool to be done.
My question is, can we fly with the Aus passports ? what will happen when we land in Uk?
We have a chance to go in 3 weeks time, but i know Uk passport wont be back in time. Maybe we could take them with us and do over there ? so have held back posting
Welcome any help or advice ?
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Originally Posted by rackcatt View Post
So we have 5 Australian passports, now that we are citizens.
Not been in the UK SINCE 2012, we now have a baby and would like to fly home for a visit.
However 2 of our Uk passports have expired, paid online last week to have renewed and need to be returned to liverpool to be done.
My question is, can we fly with the Aus passports ? what will happen when we land in Uk?
We have a chance to go in 3 weeks time, but i know Uk passport wont be back in time. Maybe we could take them with us and do over there ? so have held back posting
Welcome any help or advice ?
Of course you can go, you will just be stamped into the UK as any Australian visitor would, so unless you are staying for months I would just go.
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Old Apr 29th 2017, 7:58 am
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You'll all need to leave and re-enter Australia on your Australian passports anyway. Not having your UK passports would only be a problem at the UK border if you're staying for an extended period, as Mike says.
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Ok just remember reading about leaving here on Oz passport, then entering there on a UK passport. Was worried we would encounter an issue at immigration as to not entering as UK citizen
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Three weeks is cutting it fine but there's a reasonable chance they could be back in time if you send them off right away. Alternatively take the expired passports with you and present at the border. The immigration officer will likely admit the entire family as British citizens at their discretion. You can then renew your passports whilst in the UK or wait until you get back to Australia.
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Three weeks is cutting it fine but there's a reasonable chance they could be back in time if you send them off right away. Alternatively take the expired passports with you and present at the border. The immigration officer will likely admit the entire family as British citizens at their discretion. You can then renew your passports whilst in the UK or wait until you get back to Australia.
But they'd be fine with just using their Aussie passports throughout, i.e. no need to present expired or current British passports at the UK border?
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But they'd be fine with just using their Aussie passports, no need to present expired British passports at the UK border?
Most probably if they're only back for a short time (and have their flight reservations to hand) but it would save them having to wait in the non-EEA queue.
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Most probably if they're only back for a short time (and have their flight reservations to hand) but it would save them having to wait in the non-EEA queue.
Ah, I see - thanks. Yes, those winding non-EEA queues can resemble a boa constrictor on steroids, I've spent enough bloody time in them as a johnny foreigner
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Thanks guys, as long as I can get into the UK on my Aus passport, thats all i need to know. Baby doesnt have a british passport. So we will need to go in the line with her. Scottish accents will give our nationality away !!. But so need to get home to see family due to ill health.
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Originally Posted by rackcatt View Post
Thanks guys, as long as I can get into the UK on my Aus passport, thats all i need to know. Baby doesnt have a british passport. So we will need to go in the line with her. Scottish accents will give our nationality away !!. But so need to get home to see family due to ill health.
Sorry. but immigration officers look at passports/visas not accents! A Scottish accent is not proof that you hold a British passport, nor is it proof that your child is British.
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Sorry. but immigration officers look at passports/visas not accents! A Scottish accent is not proof that you hold a British passport, nor is it proof that your child is British.
Indeed. If your youngest doesn't have a British passport at all then a full birth certificate would be a better bet. I would also take the whole family through the EEA queue on that basis.
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Baby doesnt have a british passport.
Can the baby apply for a British passport while in the UK?
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Can the baby apply for a British passport while in the UK?
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Sorry. but immigration officers look at passports/visas not accents! A Scottish accent is not proof that you hold a British passport, nor is it proof that your child is British.
Was merely a passing comment ..............
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Was merely a passing comment ..............
I thought it probably was, however many people using the Immi forum take all comments as gospel.......
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