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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 4:25 am
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When you make trips back to the UK do you go through the international passport control with your family or do you take them through the UK line with you... has anyone had any probs either way?
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 4:38 am
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
When you make trips back to the UK do you go through the international passport control with your family or do you take them through the UK line with you... has anyone had any probs either way?
depends what passport you have ....
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 5:08 am
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UK citizen=UK passport (me) US citizen= US passport (my hubby and girls).
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 5:12 am
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go through the UK line.

I did have problems once at Manchester, but there weren't up with the new rules that dependents and spouses of UK citizens can go through the UK line.
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 5:14 am
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Just aim for the UK line. What's the worst they can do?
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by AdobePinon View Post
Just aim for the UK line. What's the worst they can do?
out of the horses mouth, she works for immigration checking passports. British passport holders to UK line, non UK passport holders to other. They dont like non UK passport holders going thru UK line because it holds the flow of traffic up. Nothing doing they take them if its busy u will get redirected to Non UK side!
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I always get the UK immigration officers telling me how wonder it is in their home country ... India ...
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 6:06 am
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Originally Posted by AdobePinon View Post
Just aim for the UK line. What's the worst they can do?
Send me to me/them to wait in another line when I have to make a connecting flight... this in Heathrow... not the most organised airport in the world
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Old Jul 22nd 2007, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
Send me to me/them to wait in another line when I have to make a connecting flight... this in Heathrow... not the most organised airport in the world
Hello

I went through Heathrow a few weeks ago with my 18 yr old USC step-daughter. We both went through the UK line and had no problems at all.

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Originally Posted by AdobePinon View Post
Just aim for the UK line. What's the worst they can do?
They tutted me last time we did this.
I got a bunch of bonus eye rolling, too.
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:02 pm
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They tutted me last time we did this.
I got a bunch of bonus eye rolling, too.
You mean they did not send you to the Tower?!!!
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:16 pm
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You mean they did not send you to the Tower?!!!
I always take my daughter through the UK line, even though she's a US citizen. Of course, she is only 16 months old....

I've never actually entered the UK with both spouse and daughter (neither of whom are UK citizens) but if I did, I think we'd probably separate and my husband would take my daughter through the non-citizens line.
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You mean they did not send you to the Tower?!!!
I know.. I got ripped off, didn't I?!
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Old Jul 23rd 2007, 7:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
When you make trips back to the UK do you go through the international passport control with your family or do you take them through the UK line with you... has anyone had any probs either way?
Last time we went through Heathrow I went in UK line and hubby and daughter went in other line. Lady asked my hubby why he was here and he pointed at me and she told him next time we could all go through UK line together.
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By the way, can you bring me Refreshers back, the chewy yellow ones with the sherbet in the middle, pleeeeeeeeaaaasee
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