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Dual Passport travel

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Dual Passport travel

I have dual citizenship, Canadian and British. I plan to travel to India as follows:

Exit Canada - Canadian Passport, Enter India - Canadian Passport

Exit India - Canadian Passport, Enter England - British Passport ( No line-ups at immigration)

Exit England- Canadian Passport, Enter Canada- Canadian Passport

I want to enter England on British passport to avoid line-ups and also I plan to travel to either France or Spain.

My wife on the other hand has only Canadian passport and will travel only on Canadian passport with me.

Is there any problem using British passport to enter England?


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11. Re: Dual Passport travel

You've got it.

Thats exactly what I do. I really only use my Brit pp to enter the UK and move around Europe. For the USA, South Africa, Australia, Costa Rica, etc its the good old Canadian one.

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12. Re: Dual Passport travel


I agree with Africandaisy. In fact, you can use your Canadian passport to travel around the EU like your wife**. You need not use your UK passport at all on this trip.

I'm also a dual citizen (I have UK and US passports) and I use my US when visiting England. The only reason I would use my UK would be for emergency travel when my US passport were unavailable (visa applications, renewal, etc).

** - just note that if you do travel from the UK to Europe your Canadian passports will need to have 3 months' validity on them beyond the end of your trip in order to enter other European countries in the Schengen area (which is almost all other EU country). That condition doesn't apply to the UK or Ireland as they're not in Schengen.

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