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Question for dual citizens...

Travel Forums Europe Question for dual citizens...

1. Posted by Apostrophe (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 12 Mar '13 18:48

Hi there...I'm a dual citizen of the US and France. I have both passports. Please note that I am NOT asking about which passport to show to customs, etc. My consulate and other dual citizens online have all confirmed that I show the appropriate passport to the appropriate people, exiting on that country's passport and entering on the other.

My question here is about booking the ticket. For that, for the airline itself, which passport do I list? The passport of the country I'm leaving, or the one I'm entering?

Also, will there be issues if I were to list both passports?

If you've done this sort of thing, I'd appreciate any answer you can provide. Again, I'm not asking about customs, I'm asking about the ticket. Strangely enough, information is abundant on the first and scarce on the latter. Thanks in advance for any clarification here!

-Apostrophe

2. Posted by askgudmundsen (Respected Member, 59 posts) 12 Mar '13 23:43

I haven't any actually knowledge about this (which might make my answer useless)...

But I'd think most flight companies the question irrelevant, since their more interested in identifying their passengers than custom/visa questions... Which might be the reason for the lack of info on the subject...

If your giving a 'home address' to them as well, it might be easier for identification if you use that passport (given that you address is in either the US or France)... If possible you could also list both...
If we're being morbid about this, you should list the one for which you want to be identified by in case of any accidents...

That is unless your destination country is know for having people checking passports in departure airports.. Out of the way destinations like Saudi Arabia and Iran might do this - i those cases giving the airline the passport information from the passport you have gotten the visa in might be a good idea...

Easiest thing would probably be to call the airline in question :)

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Mar-2013, at 23:50 by askgudmundsen ]

3. Posted by Love_Travelling (Budding Member, 52 posts) 24 Mar '13 04:42

I haven't done it, but I think it is better to enter the passport of the country you're entering into. But my suggestion would be also that you would call or send an e-mail to the airline you're flying with! :) That would be what I would do if I am in the same situation as you are. :)

4. Posted by Wanderled (Budding Member, 22 posts) 25 Mar '13 09:17

I also have an American and French passport. All I know is I need a stamp in and out of the US so for my tickets leaving America (to ie France) and returning, I put that I have an American passport/address. Now once I arrive, I will present my French passport. Hope that helps!