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Dual Passport Problems?
« on: August 20, 2011, 11:34:47 AM »
Ok so now I am really getting confused. I am leaving TEl Aviv and my Visa for China is in my British Passport. Am I right in thinking it's okay to leave Israel on my Israeli passport and then arrive in China and present them with my British Passport?
And of course we are going through Frankfurt. Do I have to show any passport there and if so which one?? Sorry if I am panicking but this is a bit more complicated than my regular 2 week trip abroad.  ananananan
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2011, 12:24:09 PM »
Ok so now I am really getting confused. I am leaving TEl Aviv and my Visa for China is in my British Passport. Am I right in thinking it's okay to leave Israel on my Israeli passport and then arrive in China and present them with my British Passport?
And of course we are going through Frankfurt. Do I have to show any passport there and if so which one?? Sorry if I am panicking but this is a bit more complicated than my regular 2 week trip abroad.  ananananan

It's fairly simple. The rule of thumb is that you use the same passport to exit a country as you did to enter it. So, you should exit Israel on the same passport you entered the country, and then use your British passport to enter China.

As a rule (and in some countries as the law) if you enter or leave one of the countries where you have citizenship (in your case the UK or Israel), you should use that country's passport. I presume you last entered israel using the Israeli passport.

Hope this makes things clear for you.


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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2011, 01:17:35 PM »
Yes thanks Mr Benn that was what I assumed but nice to have confirmation from My Learned Friend  bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2011, 08:59:29 PM »
Just confirming the confirmation. JLMB is on the nosey. bfbfbfbfbf
You should always enter and leave a country on the same passport. But leaving one place on one passport, then entering another on a different passport is no problem.
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2011, 03:08:32 PM »
thank you oh wise one. I shall blame you when I get arrested at the border  :wtf:
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 01:58:00 AM »
If you do want to switch and don' want to leave Israel on the UK passport, see if they'll let you leave Germany on the UK passport.
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 06:06:10 AM »
Shhh don't mention the war
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 11:50:02 AM »
Shhh don't mention the war

ahahahahah You can only say that on BBC. bibibibibi

This is no help, but my ex-wife was born in HK. She moved to Taipei, pre-1997 and had two passports: British National Overseas (no right of abode in Great Britain) and a ROC. We got married in Canada and I decided the honeymoon cruise was from Bangkok to San Francisco. Two 'ports of call' were HK & Shanghai - the ultimate visa nightmare!

In the end it all worked out... but only because I threatend to start a war... and had lots of money (I think the latter). I almost spent my honeymoon alone... LOL.

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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 01:17:38 PM »
Thank you cruisemonkey you have been most (un)helpful  bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 01:23:54 AM »
You're welcome... I'm always glad to be unhelpful.  ahahahahah

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Re: Dual Passport Problems?
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2011, 05:15:56 AM »
My current situation is beyond bizzare. If everything works the way it should, I'll depart K-land for Denmark, jump on a ship bound for Ft. Lauderdale through: Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland, & Canada. I'll make my way back up to Canada from Florida (hopefully).  ababababab

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