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Old Apr 23rd 2007, 11:18 pm
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Default Re: Going through passprt control in UK - question

Originally Posted by danfan View Post
If you have a UK & and US passprt can't you do it as:


US DL => Leave US (boarding ID) - show US passport
UK PPort => Enter UK - show UK passport
UK PPort => Leave UK (for want of anything else, as ID) - UK passport
US PPort => Enter US - US passport

??
Isn't that what he said?
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Old Apr 23rd 2007, 11:25 pm
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Isn't that what he said?
I dunno, I got cofused LOL could have!
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Old Apr 23rd 2007, 11:29 pm
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Originally Posted by danfan View Post
I dunno, I got cofused LOL could have!
As a rule of thumb you use the PP of the country you are in...whether you are departing or arriving.
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Old Apr 23rd 2007, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Lycanthrop View Post
I have never heard that before......thought it was just a preference of the State Dept.......you know, you are unprotected by the US Embassy if in trouble in the UK.......but if you are a UK Cit, why run to the US Embassy anyway? Unless you are really in trouble.....

.......hang on, something just went *boing* in my head.....

OK, here's a question then......do you need to show a Passport to leave a country?.....I honestly cant remember.

US DL => Leave US (boarding ID)
UK PPort => Enter UK
UK PPort => Leave UK (for want of anything else, as ID)
US PPort => Enter US
The US will only recognise you are a USC when overseas if you have entered that country on a US PP. Therefore as you are a Brit in the UK you would have used your UK PP.

For example: If you entered Japan on your US PP the US Gov. would recognise you as a USC...if you entered Japan on a UK PP...the US Gov would not recognise you as a USC.
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 1:53 am
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I always thought if you were USC, you left with your US PP, traveled around Europe with your UK PP if you so desire, and then return to the USA on your US pp. We need an expert to chime in, because I don't think we really know for sure.
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Originally Posted by Mallory View Post
I always thought if you were USC, you left with your US PP, traveled around Europe with your UK PP if you so desire, and then return to the USA on your US pp. We need an expert to chime in, because I don't think we really know for sure.
Isn't that what we've been saying? You must leave and enter the US using your US PP.
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Default Re: Going through passprt control in UK - question

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl View Post
Isn't that what we've been saying? You must leave and enter the US using your US PP.
i dunno. i thought he said he was going to leave on the UK pp, and come back on the US pp. i wouldn't want to chance leaving the US with a US pp, and arriving in the UK with a UK pp, seems a bit dodgy to me.

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Originally Posted by Mallory View Post
i dunno. i thought he said he was going to leave on the UK pp, and come back on the US pp. i wouldn't want to chance leaving the US with a US pp, and arriving in the UK with a UK pp, seems a bit dodgy to me.
I think JG has it when she says:

"As a rule of thumb you use the PP of the country you are in...whether you are departing or arriving."

I thought it was a bit dodgy at first......sort of like "Mr & Mrs Smith" but it does make sense that you'd do it that way......
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 10:40 am
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I arrived back from States into Gatwick on Sunday and can assure anyone your kids even foreign passport will go through with a UKC parent but if the other parent is non UK or EU citizen I am afraid to say they will be sent to the non EU line.
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Originally Posted by Lycanthrop View Post
I think JG has it when she says:

"As a rule of thumb you use the PP of the country you are in...whether you are departing or arriving."

I thought it was a bit dodgy at first......sort of like "Mr & Mrs Smith" but it does make sense that you'd do it that way......
It doesn't just make sense, it is the only legal way to do it - unless you want to be an alien in your own country...
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I arrived back from States into Gatwick on Sunday and can assure anyone your kids even foreign passport will go through with a UKC parent but if the other parent is non UK or EU citizen I am afraid to say they will be sent to the non EU line.
Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
It doesn't just make sense, it is the only legal way to do it - unless you want to be an alien in your own country...
Panjemayo.....thanks.
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Old Apr 24th 2007, 2:33 pm
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Default Re: Going through passprt control in UK - question

Okay, so it was Nov 05 when I last took the family over. We flew into Heathrow. Me as a UKC, wife & kids as USC.

We asked and were told that they don't split families up and just to use the UK/EU line. Went through without any problems.
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Originally Posted by Lycanthrop View Post
What? They just ask them do they.....or is the name enough.....which doesn't necc prove birth birth Father......
Hi all,
It doesn't actually matter which queue (line!) you stand in. We arrived back in the UK this morning. I'm a UKC and my wife is a USC. As always we stand in the 'citizens' line for our respective countries as it's usually the shortest.
If they allow it for married couples, I'm sure it's the same for parents and children.
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Hi all,
It doesn't actually matter which queue (line!) you stand in. We arrived back in the UK this morning. I'm a UKC and my wife is a USC. As always we stand in the 'citizens' line for our respective countries as it's usually the shortest.
If they allow it for married couples, I'm sure it's the same for parents and children.
Thanks for that......but she's allready decided she wants the strip seach and full cavity examination....

Ho hum.......there's just no pleasing foreigners
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Thanks for that......but she's allready decided she wants the strip seach and full cavity examination....

Ho hum.......there's just no pleasing foreigners
Matt, dear, I've heard it said that Americans call queues "lines" merely because they don't know how to spell "queue". As someone who has been here longer than may be healthy, what are your views on this?
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