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Using two passports when travelling in Asia

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1. Posted by lilimaymay (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

I am travelling from Germany to Thailand, having a quick holiday in Bali, and then back to Thailand.

I have a 60day visa for Thailand on my German passport. I am only staying in Thailand a few days before I go to Bali, so I don't want to waste my visa when I first get to Thailand. I would like to use my American passport when I arrive in Thailand (30-day visa on arrival), then leave to Bali, and come back to Thailand using my German passport on the 60day thai visa.

I am very confused about whether I can enter and exit on different passports in some of these countries.
I have connected flights for all these travels too - nightmare.

Germany - Muscat - Bangkok
Surat Thani (Thailand) - Kuala Lumpur - Bali
Bali - Kuala Lumpur - Surat Thani

2. Posted by coleenbee (Budding Member 7 posts) 1y

You need to use the same passport to exit a country that you entered it with.

I have 2 passports and changed them when flying from Turkey to Russia. Aside from that one experience, I can't speak with authority, but... I think it's doable if you fly into a country. You may have had a layover, etc, so you don't have the exit stamp from some other random country. Crossing overland though... in my experience, the passport control at land border crossings have always checked my exit stamps from previous countries, particularly the one I just exited.

3. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 1y

In Malaysia, if we encounter that you have 2 citizenship, we would not permit you to enter. Worst come to the worst, we would refuse your entry.