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Old Jul 17th 2007, 4:37 pm
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Mmmm just a quick question - I'm traveling back to the USA after a nice break (3 weeks) in the UK... I have a permanent resident card - I presume I go in the USA passport line at my destination in America? I know how busy the airport can be so want to save time....
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Mmmm just a quick question - I'm traveling back to the USA after a nice break (3 weeks) in the UK... I have a permanent resident card - I presume I go in the USA passport line at my destination in America? I know how busy the airport can be so want to save time....
Usually, yes. But read the signs carefully.
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Mmmm just a quick question - I'm traveling back to the USA after a nice break (3 weeks) in the UK... I have a permanent resident card - I presume I go in the USA passport line at my destination in America? I know how busy the airport can be so want to save time....
I have always gone to the foreign Line Show your passport and GC and you’re in. Shorter line too. They will even let my wife and son threw and they are American.
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Mmmm just a quick question - I'm traveling back to the USA after a nice break (3 weeks) in the UK... I have a permanent resident card - I presume I go in the USA passport line at my destination in America? I know how busy the airport can be so want to save time....
yep, i've just been out the country for a few weeks in the uk and like you i'm a green card holder. just use the residents line, no probs
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Old Jul 17th 2007, 7:38 pm
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Thanks all! Much appreciated
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Depends on the airport, and how busy they are, but just ask someone when you get there...
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I have always gone to the foreign Line Show your passport and GC and you’re in. Shorter line too.
You can't have been through JFK or Newark
I am always told by INS to take the US citizen line and it's far shorter.
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You can't have been through JFK or Newark
I am always told by INS to take the US citizen line and it's far shorter.
Ditto.
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I landed at Philadelphia airport (hate that airport!) and went to the Residents line which also had a scrolly message saying "Residents/Permanent Legal Residents" - so that was easy to follow!.... slightly shorter lines than the visitors section.
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Originally Posted by uktoamerica View Post
I landed at Philadelphia airport (hate that airport!) and went to the Residents line which also had a scrolly message saying "Residents/Permanent Legal Residents" - so that was easy to follow!.... slightly shorter lines than the visitors section.
If you become a US citizen you'll have to get in the long line at LHR.
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If you become a US citizen you'll have to get in the long line at LHR.
Rubbish!!!
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Rubbish!!!
It certainly is not.
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If you become a US citizen you'll have to get in the long line at LHR.
Not if they keep their UK passport..........
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Not if they keep their UK passport..........
I thought you where required to travel to and from the US under your US passport. Is that incorrect, and can you show me where is says you can travel to and from the US using a UK passport if you are an American Citizen.
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I thought you where required to travel to and from the US under your US passport. Is that incorrect, and can you show me where is says you can travel to and from the US using a UK passport if you are an American Citizen.
You use your US passport to leave the US and enter the US if you are a US citizen.
You can use your UK passport to enter the UK.
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