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    Dual Passports - One Nationality

    I was talking to young Scampy at lunch yesterday, and we talked about the theory of having two passports. There are a few reasons why you might need two passports (working in Israel and Middle Ages countries), abusing the postal visa service or simply wanting to keep those whole page Cambodia visa stickers all in one passport.

    Can you have two current passports for the same country? Many people have two for different countries, so I can't see why not.

    If I applied for another one at the lovely British Embassy in Bangkok, would I need a police report saying that it had been stolen, or could I just tell the passport issuing office that I want to go to Israel and they would give me a knowing wink and just process the application for me?

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    You generally can only get 2 passports if you can prove it is work related, and they really don't like issueing them cos they know most people will just abuse it

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    A friend of mine was issued with two con-current UK passports for business purposes.

    He imports ceramics to UK and needed to visit China and Taiwan.
    I do not know what evidence he had to give to support his application but it is doable.

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    Guys in Saipan used to have two; one for official travel and the other to go to the Phillipines to see their mia noi.

    (Note: I have never, ever been to the Philippines....)

    These days I suspect that "lost" passports are flagged and the information sent to countries all over the world.

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    Ive got two british passports

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    I have a number of passports:

    US: Jason Bourne
    UK: Paul Michael Kayne
    Russia: Foma Kiniaev

    Others.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake7
    Ive got two british passports
    A bit too much info there...

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    When mine was stolen I had to have a police report ready for the aussie embassy.

    My new passport was only for 6 months and it stated inside that it was to replace my old one.

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    I had a brand new passport get "lost" before it ever got to me. I believe it was DHL that misplaced it. I got a new one right away, but it was limited to one year. After they investigated the "loss" they extended the one year passport for ten years with a stamp on the back page. So, each and every time I showed my passport to anyone I had to point out the amended on the last page. What a pain in the ass that was; especially since I was doing a great deal of traveling back then.

    I think this is sort of standard procedure so that they can take further action if the "lost" passport actually gets used somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I was talking to young Scampy at lunch yesterday
    He 36 and you 38...WTF...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I was talking to young Scampy at lunch yesterday
    He 36 and you 38...WTF...
    It's a term of endearment. One that you've obviously not heard for a very long time.

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    MtD, I have two concurrent UK passports and the reason being is with me working abroad sometimes I have to send my passport to my company to get a visa for the intended country but also to have the other available if I wanted to go on holiday or even stay in Thailand (as it is illegal to be without passport here).
    My company had to apply on behalf of myself for the 2nd passport and I'm sure it goes through the DoT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I was talking to young Scampy at lunch yesterday
    He 36 and you 38...WTF...
    But there's a huge difference in development age

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk boy
    I'm sure it goes through the DoT
    Department of Transport?

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    Business travelers or technicians often get 2 for all above reasons, but you are not allowed to carry both of them while traveling, at least with the Swiss ones...

    Some countries may give you a bit of trouble if they discover a second one in your luggage...

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    Sorry Dept of Trade & Industry, should have been DTI

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    with the UK ones you can travel with both but, yes, some countries get very funny if they see you have two on you.

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    Agreed, just keep them separate, as can remember reading on one of the forums that someone produced the two passports on entry to Thailand and had a bit of explaining to do although it was perfectly legal

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    I have 2 UK Passports currently. One for Thai stamps and "Muslim" stamps, one for the others. On trips to Vietnam check-in has asked for my visa, I just produce the other passport to show it to them. No problems. The Embassy needed a letter explaining the requirement. When you go to renew one of them they will ask to see the other to confirm that you have been travelling to "muslim" and "non-muslim countries.

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    The UK consulate is fairly easy about letting you have a second passport. All that's need is a letter from your "company" saying that you need a second due to frequent travel commitments. You apply personally.

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    So, all I need to do is make up a company and write a letter from them to the British Embassy in Bangkok saying that I need to visit a few dodgy countries for work, and Bob's your uncle.

    Worth a shot.

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    They can only say no, but would have to a registered company I would think

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk boy
    They can only say no, but would have to a registered company I would think
    Quite easy to make up the registration number or even say it is a foreign company.

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    I have two US passports.
    One has the normal blue jacket and the other is red and contains a stamp that says, "The bearer is abroad on an official assignment for the United States government."

    I should have surrendered this passport when I retired, but didn't.

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    That's right. Forgot all about the "official" passports. I used to have one but they didn't ask me to surrender it, they just cancelled it and gave it back....

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