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CITIZENSHIP / PASSPORTS       started by Sharron+Mick on 20 Aug 2011   (23782)
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From Sharron+Mick

20 Aug 2011 7:49 PM
(111377)
This may be a silly question unless u know the answer - when you get Ozzie Citizenship do you have to travel with an Oz passport or can u still use UK passports ?? Reason I ask is because we are now eligible for citizenship and getting on with asap but my hubby just renewed his UK passport recently and does not run out until 2021 - both kids would need new passports, can they have ozzie ones and my and my hubby still use UK ones ???
From moirclan

To Sharron+Mick

20 Aug 2011 8:49 PM
(111378)
he can use either his aussie or british but which ever one you leave the country with you have to re enter australia with the same one
From Sharron+Mick

To moirclan

20 Aug 2011 9:28 PM
(111379)
sorry - so do u mean cos your an oz citizen you dont have to have an oz passport ?? and is it ok for 2 of the family to have oz ones and 2 to have uk ones ??
From tisme

To Sharron+Mick

20 Aug 2011 10:12 PM
(111380)
It's entirely up to you which passport you travel on, doesn't matter if people in the same family travel on different ones. Only thing that is essential is a visa to enter or renter a country is in the passport, it saves a hassle at the airport.
From cindy42

To Sharron+Mick

20 Aug 2011 11:33 PM
(111381)
Once you become a oz citizen your PR visa ceases. Therefore you need an australian passport to re-enter oz. I have heard of people using other passports and carrying their oz citizenship certificate which documents your unqiue citizenship number but this has entailed a long wait at immigration. One person was refused entry and had to fly back to the place they were visiting and apply for passport before being allowed back in. cheers cindy
From Marshy

To moirclan

20 Aug 2011 11:49 PM
(111382)
Sorry you are wrong. Once you are an Australia citizen you must leave and enter on an Australian passport.
From Marshy

To Sharron+Mick

20 Aug 2011 11:51 PM
(111383)
Once you are an Australian citizen your PR visa is no longer valid. You can enter UK and leave UK on your UK passport but you must leave and enter Australian on an Australian passport.
From Sharron+Mick

To Marshy

21 Aug 2011 10:53 AM
(111384)
Thanks for your help, not really what I wanted to hear but glad I found out - more money to shell out again !!!
From Mindblower

To Sharron+Mick

22 Aug 2011 10:24 AM
(111385)
Interesting,Wendy's test today in Perth..inching closer.