Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
Hi All, Hoping someone has knowledge of the situation I am considering.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 300
If you're an Australian citizen you must enter/leave Australia using your Australian passport. I would suspect the same for your U.K. passport as you're a U.K. citizen for entering/leaving the U.K.
Member since 16 Jun 2017
Total posts 40
Dun have UK passport but I have a Taiwanese passport. I use my Aussie one to enter/exit Australia and my Taiwanese one to enter/exit Taiwan on the same trip without ever being questioned. I guess you can always show them both if they asked.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 16
As far as I am aware, the USA do not have access to UK immigration records but they do have access to airline passenger records. You will no doubt have to provide your airline with passport details a minimum 3 days prior to travel so they can pass these onto appropriate security authorities. If you are only able to provide one set of passport details online for the entire trip then it would be highly worthwhile giving the airline a call prior to departure from Australia.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 30 Jul 2017
Total posts 10
Shouldn't be a problem. If they do ask at the US border, just be honest and say you have been using 2 passports for the reasons you described. I use an Iranian passport to get in and out of Iran, and the Australian passport everywhere else. Never had any issues.
Member since 10 May 2014
Total posts 83
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 even used my Aus passport to check-in for flights back to Qatar, due to visa, and then cleared emmigration with another passport.
I currently use my UK/Can passport to enter/leave the UAE also as my Aus passport has Qatar stamps in it and although I have not been refused entry because of them two of my work colleagues (UK and NZ passports) have, it's variable.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Total posts 134
I have an Australian and a NZ passport, once when I flew to NZ I used my Australian one to leave Australia and my NZ one to enter NZ. The automatic gates didn’t like that, I had to see an agent. Ever since I use my Australian passport on both sides of the trip.
Member since 13 Jul 2012
Total posts 151
You should not have a problem.
Dual citizenship is very common, and travelling by dual citizens often requires swapping passports between countries.
Immigration authorities around the world are quite used to it, especially in countries like US, UK and Australia.
Provided that you exit each country on the same passport you used to enter it, it will not matter what passport you use to enter the next one.
Member since 20 Mar 2014
Total posts 2
In my experience you need to think of two things sepeartly.
Member since 21 Jun 2018
Total posts 3
Hi, as others have pointed out this isn't unusual or illegal in any way. Couple of things to note when leaving the UK. You don't go through any passport control, you just check in and go through security. This makes it important that you show the check-in agent the passport you will use to enter the US, as the airline will send them that detail. It doesn't matter to the UK authorities that you entered on a British passport and left on an Australian one.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Sep 2015
Total posts 24
I have never had a problem by
Member since 02 Aug 2012
Total posts 88
N\Its not a problem at all. I have done just as you suggest many times.
Member since 29 Jan 2016
Total posts 4
This is entirely fine; I have done it myself. The important thing is to remember which country you entered on which passport - and to leave on the same passport.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 12 Sep 2011
Total posts 8
I use an Aussie passport into/outoff AUS and into/outoff US However as soon as I get to Europe/Switzerland/Israel its my Greek passport and you can use the E passport feature at TLV/ZRH/MUC As for the UK I wouldn't know because its not EU Israel, Swizertland and most EU countires don't have a problem using multiple passports - I just go wherever the line is shortest!
Member since 29 Jun 2016
Total posts 15
The rules are clear, you should enter any country with the same passport details including in your PNR with the airline you arw flying with, particularly the US as they mandate airlines to give advance passenger information and now the US has mandatory passenger screening at all international airports, prior to checking in and where, no doubt, you will find out if there are any issues with the passport you are using. If name is the same but country and passport number is different to that originally regustered with/by the airline, you will be flagged for additional screening, including secondary screening at the airport prior to checking in.
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