Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 42
Leave UK on Oz passport because yr visa into US is on that, Uk emigration use pax records and doesn't check your passport, only the airline will to check yr id and that you have entry into the USA.
Member since 21 Jul 2016
Total posts 25
If you remember a few simple rules, it's straightforward. The airline is only concerned that you have a legal entitlement to enter the country you are landing in. They don't want to have to pay to send you back to your country of origin. You can then enter and leave the country on any passport, the same, as some of you have pointed out. Immigration are concerned that you had entitlement to be in the country and are leaving on a valid passport, the same as you entered with. I have two passports, NZ/UK. When I travel to the UK/Europe I check in with my UK passport and when I leave NZ I show my NZ passport as I hadn't entered NZ with my UK passport. Works every time. If I stop over in Australia, its the NZ passport as I haven't an Australian visa on my UK passport.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 Aug 2018
Total posts 2
Certainly not a problem using two passports. In fact immigrationÂ authorities in countries like AUS UK and US most lilely already know your dual status. And as already noted, always check in using passport you will show on arrival at destination. Where you pass through immigration on exit (eg Australia) show same passport used to enter the country. One other note, if you haven’t travelled recently and as you’ll be using your UK passport to check in ex Australia, check-in staff will call Immigration to link your passports. Call only takes a minute and process is simple and one time only, that is until you renew either of your passports. Happened to me this year after I renewed my UK passport and check in agent at SYD needed to again make the call. However this time, call went into a queue and process took 15 minutes. So make sure you have plenty of time at check in just in case,
Air Canada - Aeroplan
Member since 28 Feb 2015
Total posts 10
I have three passports Aus/UK/Can and do this all the time, enter exit on passport of country - never had a problem.
I have Aus/Germany/Can, resident in Can, and have no trouble traveling to Europe. However, a few years ago there was a problem when trying to travel from CA to AU using those passports - I got quite a few lectures about how the airline (Air Canada) got fined for people travelling on two passports. And was once pulled off an aircraft overbridge for "travelling without a visa" (had used CA passport to travel to AU). However, AC's check-in staff at Sydney simply linked the two passports - took 10 minutes or so - and that stayed in force until I got a new passport when the process had to be repeated. Since then, no more aggravation about multiple passports. I always present all relevant passports at the check-in desk, however. To the original poster: might be worth checking if your passports can be linked.
Member since 26 Sep 2011
Total posts 14
A complete non issue in my extensive experience with passports from three different count
Member since 22 Jul 2015
Total posts 83
Often do a trip to LHR/LAX/SYD. I leave on my Aus passport, enter LHR on my GB one and leave on my Aus to go to the States. The ESTA is on my Aus passport but also on the application has a record of my GB passport. .
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Jan 2018
Total posts 3
I've done this several times. I have to exit/enter Australia with my Aussie passport, and same for Canada with my Canadian passport. When I get to the US I usually just use my Aussie passport, but once my ESTA had lapsed, so I just pulled out the Canadian passport and presto, I'm in. The guy didn't like that I had two passports but it's perfectly acceptable to Canada and Australia.
Member since 21 Mar 2014
Member since 10 Jul 2015
Total posts 9
You need to show the airline the passport you intend to use on arrival (i.e. the one that has the required visa or entitlement for visa free entry) and show border security the passport that you entered the country on.
Member since 12 Jan 2017
Total posts 8
I hold dual Aus / UK passports, and am required to use my Aus passport in and out of Aus, and my UK one on entering the UK. As mentioned by another responder, the UK doesn't have a formal immigration exit.So, when I check in from London, I only need to show my Aus passport, but when checking in from Melbourne or Sydney, I need to show both (Aus one to exit Aus, UK one to enter UK).
Member since 25 Nov 2016
It's no problem, have similar situation UK and Aus passport.
Member since 12 Aug 2017
Total posts 31
You intend using your AU passport to expedite UK passport control. However your AU passport can be used in the ePassport channels which are the quickest way through anyway. No advantage in using the UK passport at all.
Member since 13 Feb 2017
If you have a British passport, sign up before departure for Global Entry in the USA.
Member since 22 Aug 2014
Total posts 1
I have travelled for years on a British and Australian passport, depending on where I’m landing, and have never had a problem.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 13
Originally Posted by Geoffair
Incorrect advice. Cannot depart a country using a different passport that you used on arrivalOP will enter UK on their UK passport and must depart on this passportAirline check in is another matter. Show the Australian passport for checking in for the US bound flight.Multiple passports rule Number 1 - change passports in the air, not in country
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