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Travelling on multiple passports

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How easy is it to use more than one while backpacking?
11 years ago, June 23rd 2009 No: 1 Msg: #77390  
Hey all

My girlfriend has passports from 2 countries, and while planning our trip we noticed that some visas are cheaper on one, while some are cheaper (or not required at all) on the other. Has anyone done any travelling with 2+ passports? Did you find it easy to use a different one for different countries visited?

Thanks
Ben Reply to this

11 years ago, June 24th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #77496  
Hello Ben 😊

My daugher has 2. Dutch and Irish. With the Dutch one she would need to pay for more visas in some countries in Africa. I travelled there with a Dutch guy once, and he had to pay around 25 US on entering many countries, while I didnt with my Irish passport.

And it is better to enter some countries such as Iran with another passport than a US one.

One thing to note when choosing which passport to use, is that when you enter a country with a passport of that country, you wont be able to seek the help of the consulate of the country of your other passport if you get in any trouble.

People with US and Canadian passports seem to have to pay a lot of hefty entry fees in to some South American countries these days, so certainly better to use a European passport when going there.

Mel Reply to this

11 years ago, June 24th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #77511  
We met some people who had 2 passports (UK & Australian). They had tried to switch from one passport to the other when moving from one country to the next to get the best entry/exit prices but the border control would only stamp the entry stamp into the same passport that had their previous exit stamp so I think it can be difficult to swap them around once you are out of your home country... Reply to this

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