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emmaj

Travelling on a UK Passport When you Have Citezonship?

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Hi Everyone, long time no see :)

 

Wondering if anyone can help me. We gained citezonship the end of August and didnt realise that at this point we should have applied for an AU passport. We are planning on travelling to America within 2 weeks and really hadnt budgeted for buying new passports even though we will be getting them. Is there anyway we can travel on our UK passports? We can take proof of citezonship i.e certificate and letter from local council?

 

Any help would be fantastic!

 

Emma


 

457 Visa Granted 4th June....Flying to Perth 6th July!!

 

 

 

JUST Starting To Settle & Enjoy Life In Perth!

 

 

 

PR Granted 22nd December 2011

 

 

 

Citizenship Granted 28th August 2013!

 

 

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Australia requires you to exit and re-enter the country on on Australian passports, as any visas you previously held have been cancelled.

 

Once outside Australia you can use your UK passports if you prefer.

I would be ordering fast track Australian passports asap if I were you.


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Doesn't quite work, as I'm an Aussie Citizen (by birth) and for 10 years I didn't have a valid Aus passport. Still came in/out of Australia on my Brit one.

 

Not to live though - you would have had a tourist visa and the OP will not so will struggle to get through immigration on a UK passport. My kids have dual citizenship and for years we travelled to Australia on the UK ones with a tourist visa. Then one year I tried to apply for the visas online and got refused because they thought one of the kids had citizenship and therefore had to travel in and out of Australia on an Australian passport. So we got Aussie passports.

 

I think think the rule about travelling on an Australian passport has been there a long time but until recently the systems haven't been advanced enough to identify if someone using a different passport had Australian citizenship. The systems seem to be improving and picking up more people who should be travelling on Australian passports.


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Not to live though - you would have had a tourist visa and the OP will not so will struggle to get through immigration on a UK passport. My kids have dual citizenship and for years we travelled to Australia on the UK ones with a tourist visa. Then one year I tried to apply for the visas online and got refused because they thought one of the kids had citizenship and therefore had to travel in and out of Australia on an Australian passport. So we got Aussie passports.

 

I think think the rule about travelling on an Australian passport has been there a long time but until recently the systems haven't been advanced enough to identify if someone using a different passport had Australian citizenship. The systems seem to be improving and picking up more people who should be travelling on Australian passports.

 

Didn't get a tourist visa. Told by Perth immigration I didn't need one, due to being an Australian citizen

 

Yes, their system is being improved. When the wife got her PR they called me to ask a few questions and tidy up their system as I was technically on it twice.

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Didn't get a tourist visa. Told by Perth immigration I didn't need one, due to being an Australian citizen

 

Yes, their system is being improved. When the wife got her PR they called me to ask a few questions and tidy up their system as I was technically on it twice.

 

OP could be creating all kinds of problems (e.g. trying to check in) when there is no need to. Getting the passport will avoid any issues.

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OP could be creating all kinds of problems (e.g. trying to check in) when there is no need to. Getting the passport will avoid any issues.

 

I agree. I'm just stating that (for me when I did it) it's not black & white. I may have had a nice immigration officer, I may have broken the law.

 

But if you can get a passport, I'd defo do it. Saves a lot of hassle in the long run (I got a new one when I was returning full time, for this reason).

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I agree. I'm just stating that (for me when I did it) it's not black & white. I may have had a nice immigration officer, I may have broken the law.

 

But if you can get a passport, I'd defo do it. Saves a lot of hassle in the long run (I got a new one when I was returning full time, for this reason).

this is not an immigration issue once get to Australia - without a valid visa in the passport, the country that flying from wont be able to print the boarding pass. We had major issues with OH passport when coming to validate our visas, even with having a visa label, they system wouldn't print his boarding pass. Took them almost till boarding to sort it out.

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