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Advice on travelling with two passports

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1. Posted by Herrie0072 (Budding Member 2 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Hi all

I need advice on the following:

I am travelling to the USA with an official South African passport (on official business). Obviously I will have a USA visa as well. After the visit to the USA I would like to visit my brother in England en route back to South Africa. I happen to be a German citizen as well and I have a German passport. I am aware that one does not need a visa for England if you have a German passport, but with a South African passport one needs a visa.

Is it possible for me to do the following:

Can I enter the USA with my official South African passport, then leave USA with the same passport. Then enter UK with my German passport and leave Uk with my German passport. Then upon arrival in South Africa, I enter with my South African Passport. Will this be possible? If not, can anyone give me advice on what will be the best way to do this without running into trouble along the way? I would appreciate any advice on this...especially as this will be my first overseas trip.


2. Posted by askgudmundsen (Travel Guru 69 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

You won't have any troubles "changing" passports during you plane rides... Simply take both passports in your hand luggage and when you get to the immigration booth in the UK go to the EU-line and flash your German passport..

Same goes for your SA-passport when you land back home...