How does my British passport work?
May 1, 2011 12:47 PM Subscribe
I'm a dual British/New Zealand citizen, but I've never been to Britain/Europe. What can I do with my British Passport?
posted by media_itoku to Law & Government (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
So, I'm a New Zealander (living in the US on a green card, if it's relevant) who got a British passport through my Dad. I've never used it - it's just been sitting in a drawer. I renewed it recently and started wondering what it's actually good for. I know I can live in Britain - can I also live in Europe? Where? Do I have to go through other qualifications to be treated like a "real" citizen (tax residency etc)? And if I do go to Britain/Europe, should I use it so I can get into the fast line at customs? If I travel to Europe on my British passport, and then return to the US, which one to I use to reenter (ie do I show my New Zealand passport, which I'm assuming is "attached" somehow to my green card - I haven't left the US since I got it)? Tips appreciated!