Travel with Dual Passport with Australia expires in less than 6 months

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number8

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I am proposing to travel to Europe (EU countries) with both Australian and NZ passports, however my Australian passport expires in less than 6 months during my travel. I live in Australia and Australian immigration does not like me traveling in and out of the Australia using my NZ passport.

Therefore propose in exit and enter Australia using my Australian passport. I will enter and exit the EU using my NZ passport. Can anyone advise of any issues or have anyone travelled with similar arrangements before?

Will there be a problem with Qantas as I provided my Australian passport details when booked?

Thanks
 

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I have done this with an Oz and EU passport and had no issues. Left Oz on EU passport, entered EU on EU but departed on Oz and entered AU on my AU passport. The only question I was asked when leaving Spain was how I got in as there was no entry stamp. I just said I came via Germany which was true. The Spanish immigration officer
probably thought slack Germans didn't entry stamp my passport.
 

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You should be fine. Present your Aus Passport in and out of Aus. As long as its valid (expires that day or later) you're good. Allow for delays.
 

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As i see it as long as Australian passport hasn't expired leave and return on it to Australia.
Use your NZ passport to enter EU countries, presumably it has more than 6 moths to expiry. ;)
 
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As i see it as long as Australian passport hasn't expired leave and return on it to Australia.
Use your NZ passport to enter EU countries, presumably it has more than 6 moths to expiry. ;)

I'm struggling a bit with the bit that they don't like you using your NZ passport. You have a NZ passport, you are entitled to use it. NZ and Australia have reciprocal entry rights, what exactly is their perceived problem?
 

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I'm struggling a bit with the bit that they don't like you using your NZ passport. You have a NZ passport, you are entitled to use it. NZ and Australia have reciprocal entry rights, what exactly is their perceived problem?

An Australian citizen must be processed into the country as exactly that, an Australian citizen.
 

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Hi

I am proposing to travel to Europe (EU countries) with both Australian and NZ passports, however my Australian passport expires in less than 6 months during my travel. I live in Australia and Australian immigration does not like me traveling in and out of the Australia using my NZ passport.

Therefore propose in exit and enter Australia using my Australian passport. I will enter and exit the EU using my NZ passport. Can anyone advise of any issues or have anyone travelled with similar arrangements before?

Will there be a problem with Qantas as I provided my Australian passport details when booked?

Thanks

IIRC the entry requirements for the UK per timatic say "passport must be valid for period of intended stay" so you shouldn't have any issues at checkin if showing your AU pp even if you intend to enter the UK on that.

Remember that when checking in always give the CSA the passport you intend to use to enter the destination country which may be different to what passport you show customs on departure.

Keep it simple & only give the CSA or customs officer the passport they need or it can cause confusion - or grief, particularly in non-Western countries.
 

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You have to leave and re-enter Australia with your Australian passport. As for overseas ports, provided you have 6 months validity on whichever passport and that passport gives you entry rights (e.g. visa) through that port, you are fine.*

* Not intended to be specific legal advice.
 
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