Can I have two passports at once?
March 15, 2008 2:58 AM Subscribe
I was born and live in the UK but I have a US passport. Can I get a UK one as well?
posted by katrielalex to Travel & Transportation around United Kingdom (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was born in the UK and have lived here all my life; my father is a UK citizen. To the best of my knowledge that makes me (very) eligible for a UK passport. However, I also have US citizenship through my mother, and I have a US passport. I definitely want to keep the US passport as it's much harder to get and rather more useful.
However, it is often inconvenient living in the UK without a UK passport For instance, to apply for a drivers license I had to mail my original birth certificate and NI card to the DVLA; with a passport they verify identity automatically. It's also mildly useful to be able to use two different passport queues when travelling; it speeds up passing through Customs.
So, I was wondering what the policies are on having two separate passports. Can I just get a UK passport without worrying about it? Would I need to see an immigration lawyer to hack through the details? Is there a special process for having two passports? YANAL, YANMY etc.