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UK immigration dual citizenship conundrum

Flestrin minimus, a US citizen by birth and also a British citizen by descent by way of being the legitimate son of a British father, is planning to travel to London to visit family and study. He has a valid US pasport and has applied for a British passport, BUT said British passport has not yet arrived (it turns out that allowing 40% longer than the 10 week estimate was not enough extra padding). So, he has a US pasport, a one-way plane ticket and time constraints. How best to proceed? [more inside]
posted by Quinbus Flestrin on Aug 30, 2014 - 19 answers

How does a dual US/EU citizen travel legally with just a US passport?

I'm a dual citizen of the US and Poland but for various reasons I carry only a US passport, so for what follows, "Get your Polish passport and save yourself the trouble and worry!" is not a useful answer. I would like to travel to Europe in the near to medium future, but I came across a dire warning from the US Embassy in Vienna that "It is illegal to enter the EU as an EU citizen with the U.S. passport." Is this true? (Related discussion about Ireland previously.) Although the Polish government is aware of my existence and citizenship, can and would they really post an alert not to let me in or to detain me that would show up at a passport control station in, say, France? Am I overthinking this or being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by Somnambulista on May 15, 2014 - 16 answers

What are the benefits of dual citizenship?

I'm eligible for Canadian citizenship, but what are the benefits? The cons? Real-life examples would be great. [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Mar 28, 2013 - 24 answers

One of these citizenships is not like the other...

My friend, a dual Canadian/American citizen living in the UK, is discussing the terms of a trust with her (US) father. By the time she inherits, she may have given up US citizenship. Does this need to be mentioned so they can account for it now? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 3, 2013 - 15 answers

College student in the U.S looking for career/major advice.

E.U. - U.S. Dual Citizen here. What are some careers I can potentially do that take advantage of my dual citizenship and/or being bilingual or multilingual? [more inside]
posted by eq21 on Nov 11, 2012 - 8 answers

Dual Citizenship Concerns

What did you wish you knew before you became a dual citizen? What would you tell prospective US/French dual citizens? [more inside]
posted by benbenson on Oct 3, 2012 - 12 answers

UK Passports!

Am I eligible to get a British passport? [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Apr 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Are there any drawbacks to dual U.S.-Italian citizenship?

Are there any drawbacks to dual U.S.-Italian citizenship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Irish citizen entering Ireland on US Passport, or should I use my Irish passport?

Which passport do I use entering Ireland; US or Irish? I'm a recently naturalized US Citizen, who was born and reared in Ireland. I plan to travel to Ireland and am unsure which passport to show when I enter Ireland; my brand spanking new US passport or my Irish passport? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Sep 14, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I measure the value of EU citizenship for my kids?

Help me measure the value of dual US-EU citizenship for my children. [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on May 17, 2011 - 25 answers

Hungarian/US dual citizenship. Why not?

My wife (a US citizen) is considering becoming a Hungarian citizen (this would make it easier for us to move to the EU if we choose to). This is possible because her mother's parents were born in Hungary. What are the downsides of this, excluding (a) security clearances (we don't care) and (b) social/reputational consequences (ditto). Does she have to then file Hungarian tax returns every year (even if we continue to live in the US)? Anything else we need to know?
posted by novalis_dt on Feb 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Belated dual citizenship?

My girlfriend was born in England to two USA citizens. She is now 31, a run-of-the-mill USA citizen and USA resident. Can she get dual citizenship in the EU via the UK, or is it far too late? What is the big picture? What is the first step?
posted by zeek321 on Sep 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Can I have two passports at once?

I was born and live in the UK but I have a US passport. Can I get a UK one as well? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Mar 15, 2008 - 11 answers

Do I Have Claim to Dual German and American Citizenship?

My mother was a native-born German citizen. My father was a native-born American citizen. I was born in the United States. Shortly thereafter, my parents divorced and my mom was granted custody of me. I lived in Germany until the age of 5, presumably as a German citizen. Then my father and his family took physical custody of me, and an American court ultimately awarded legal custody to my father. Because I was born in America, I now enjoy US citizenship. Do I still have a claim to dual German and American Citizenship? [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Jan 30, 2008 - 33 answers

Studying abroad in France - use my old EU citizenship or my new American one?

Duel US and UK citizen studying in Paris... should I be getting a student visa or a residence permit? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jul 17, 2007 - 16 answers

Dual Citizenship & Travel?

DualCitizenshipFilter: Looking for anecdotes and advice about travelling between the US & Canada, as a citizen of both. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Mar 5, 2007 - 19 answers

Foreign Service Aspirations

Security Clearance/Foreign Service-filter: I'm thinking of a career in the Foreign Service when I get out of college (T-minus 4 years), which I am just now entering. While metafilter has had questions about this before, but my situation is am bit different (so I'm hoping the Foreign Service mefites from those threads can chime in). The most important distinction is that I'm looking to be a Security Engineering Officer, or in some other sort of engineering related role (which falls under "Management" I believe) not a diplomat. Much more after the jump... [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Aug 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Grazie, grandma!

How do I get my great-grandfather's and great-grandmother's birth and marriage certificates from the town of Randazzo (province of Catania, Sicily), Italy? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 10, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I travel to a country where a visa is required for one of my citizenships, but not the other?

I'm a US citizen, but through my dad I also have Swiss citizenship and a Swiss passport. I have to travel to Brazil for work and I found that for US citizens a visa is required (about $160), but Swiss citizens are exempt. Is it possible for me to travel to Brazil on my Swiss passport? If so, how would I go about doing that? [more inside]
posted by yasny_jp on May 9, 2006 - 14 answers

US-India dual citizenship

I have some questions about dual citizenship (U.S.-Indian). [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Apr 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Any immigration experts in the house?

Any immigration experts in the house? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Jan 21, 2004 - 21 answers

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