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Old Nov 13th 2010, 2:00 am
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Anyone on the forum with dual Gulf / UK nationality.

I think the UK authorities won't issue visas to people who also hold UK passports.

What do people with dual UK / GCC state nationality do when travelling from Gulf State, given that airlines always check passports for right to enter UK
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Old Nov 13th 2010, 2:47 am
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Originally Posted by emm999 View Post

I think the UK authorities won't issue visas to people who also hold UK passports.

What's going on here then?

Another revenue-generating scheme for the Home Office perhaps?
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I think the UK authorities won't issue visas to people who also hold UK passports.
Is this for a UK visa? Why would you need a visa if you have a UK passport?
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Old Nov 13th 2010, 5:10 am
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Correct. The OP is not very bright. A bearer of a UK passport cannot be denied entry into the UK....

The only issue I'm aware of with dual passports is that you are supposed to enter the "home" country with the passport of that country. I once got a stern lecture from customs when I entered the US on my UK passport instead of the US passport.

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Is this for a UK visa? Why would you need a visa if you have a UK passport?
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
Correct. The OP is not very bright. A bearer of a UK passport cannot be denied entry into the UK....

The only issue I'm aware of with dual passports is that you are supposed to enter the "home" country with the passport of that country. I once got a stern lecture from customs when I entered the US on my UK passport instead of the US passport.
Am I missing something OP? If you have dual nationality (UK and GCC) and dual passports then why would you need a visa for the UK? Just rock up with your UK passport.

Agree with Ethos - you are supposed to enter and leave your home country on the correct passport/ID. I have dual nationality but only one passport (UK). When I go to my other country, I give them my UK passport and my national ID for the other country. I get entered into the system on the details from my ID card and sometimes get a stamp in my UK passport and sometimes dont.
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I am guessing the OP's British passport expired?

In which case the solution is simple - get a new UK passport.

You don't have to enter a country with the same passport you used to leave the previous country, either.
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The only issue I'm aware of with dual passports is that you are supposed to enter the "home" country with the passport of that country. I once got a stern lecture from customs when I entered the US on my UK passport instead of the US passport.
The UK doesn't care, you can use whatever passport as long as it is valid for the reason of the trip, so the US passport is fine for a holiday.

The US on the other hand does care, and they do expect you to use a US passport for entering/leaving the US, something like a $400 fine if you don't apparently
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My friend from Azrbaidjan has dual uk see other nation passports...she leaves and enters uk on her english passport, but enters and exits home country on home country passport..cool.
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Some Gulf states don't accept dual nationality. Entering the country with local passport OK but leaving to return to UK might be a problem without UK visa in local passport.
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That's your problem for surrendering your UK passport/citizenship.

Why one would ever do that is beyond me.

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Some Gulf states don't accept dual nationality. Entering the country with local passport OK but leaving to return to UK might be a problem without UK visa in local passport.
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Old Nov 15th 2010, 4:24 am
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My query is about travellers with dual nationality ie two passports. It may be unwise to produce the second passport - in this case a UK passport - in a country that does not accept dual nationality.
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Old Nov 15th 2010, 7:56 am
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Immigration staff of a country usually only care about the passport you used to enter, not how you'll enter the country you're going to.

Airline staff need to see evidence you can enter the UK before you fly. They shouldn't report that back to anyone but the UK.

Requires careful management but it's surely doable.
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Old Nov 15th 2010, 8:09 am
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Yes. I think probably doable but would like to know what experiences anyone else might have had. I think quite a lot of countries in the Middle and Far East don't accept dual nationality
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