Do dual citizens need to travel with both passports?

Do dual citizens need to travel with both passports?

Travelers with dual citizenship should travel with the passport that makes their journey easiest. Different countries each have their own immigration and visa policies. Travelers of certain nationalities might need to go to an embassy to get a visa. The application can take weeks or even months to process.

Can you leave a country on one passport and enter on another?

You can use whichever passport is more convenient for leaving country A, and whichever passport is more convenient for arriving in country B. They do not have to be the same passport. But you must enter and leave a country on the same passport.

Can you carry 2 passports?

Traveling With Two Passports Yes, you are allowed to carry both passports when you travel. If you are returning to the US, you will definitely need to carry your US passport, whether or not you are also bringing your non-US passport.

What happens when you marry someone with dual citizenship?

The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time. A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of the country of birth.

Can a dual US citizen use a foreign passport?

Dual nationals may also be required by the foreign country to use its passport to enter and leave that country. Use of the foreign passport to travel to or from a country other than the United States is not inconsistent with U.S. law.

What to do when you have two passports?

Always: Make two copies of the first two pages of your passports before leaving on your trip and give one to close relatives or friends. Keep your passport with you while traveling to show officials at the port of entry. Secure your passport to your body while touring local areas. Leave your passport in a safe place.

What do you have to do as a dual national?

Dual nationals owe allegiance to both the United States and the foreign country. They are required to obey the laws of both countries, and either country has the right to enforce its laws.

Do you have to show both passports at the airport?

Whichever passport you have used to book your flight is the same one that you should show when you check in at the airport. It is, however, worth making sure that you add both passports to your packing list as an airline might request to see proof of onward travel.