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Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« on: March 20, 2018, 02:02:47 PM »
Hello All,

I did not realise that I had to renew my children's US passports.

To be honest I travelled last year back to the US and they travelled in and out with their UK passports and all was fine.

No mention of US passports.

After reading online I see we have to go to London.  Which is very inconvenient. 
Can I apply when I go to the US, perhaps?  We are flying back over in August of this year.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 02:07:07 PM »
After reading online I see we have to go to London.  Which is very inconvenient.

I don't think you have to go to London. You should be able do it in Edinburgh or Belfast instead

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Can I apply when I go to the US, perhaps?  We are flying back over in August of this year.

Despite not having trouble last time, it's actually illegal for a US citizen to enter the US on a foreign passport. You could have had problems with US immigration for not having their US passports.

I would definitely renew their US passports now/soon in the UK, before you fly to the US in August.

From the US Embassy website:

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Can I hold more than one passport or nationality?

Yes. Naturalization in a foreign country, employment with a foreign government, and/or voting in a foreign election does not automatically jeopardize U.S. citizenship. However, please note that all U.S. citizens, even dual nationals, must enter and depart the United States on U.S. passports.
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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 02:19:33 PM »
I read on the US Embassy website and it says under 16 apply in person.

Am I reading it incorrectly?
Me (Brit) Applied for Fiance Visa from UK Sept 1997
Received Fiance Visa Aug 1998
Married my US Husband Nov 1998 and Living in NJ
Sent Online App Jun 27 2015
Biometrics Jun 30 2015
Sent VFS Priority Jul 1 2015
Sheffield Received Package Jul 3 2015
Received Email Jul 6 2015
Received Decision Made Email Jul 9th 2015
Visa Arrived Jul 10th 2015
Now Lots to do!!
Arrived in UK August 25th,2015


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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 02:23:06 PM »
I read on the US Embassy website and it says under 16 apply in person.

Am I reading it incorrectly?

No, you are correct, under 16's need to apply in person with BOTH parents present.

You don't have to go to London though.  If Edinburgh or Belfast is more convenient, you can go there.


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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 02:30:33 PM »
I read on the US Embassy website and it says under 16 apply in person.

Am I reading it incorrectly?

No, you're not - I just meant that you can go in person to either London, Edinburgh or Belfast.


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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 02:40:28 PM »
No London is closer but not that close. 

Day trip to London I suppose. 
Me (Brit) Applied for Fiance Visa from UK Sept 1997
Received Fiance Visa Aug 1998
Married my US Husband Nov 1998 and Living in NJ
Sent Online App Jun 27 2015
Biometrics Jun 30 2015
Sent VFS Priority Jul 1 2015
Sheffield Received Package Jul 3 2015
Received Email Jul 6 2015
Received Decision Made Email Jul 9th 2015
Visa Arrived Jul 10th 2015
Now Lots to do!!
Arrived in UK August 25th,2015


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Re: Renewing Child's US Passport Questions
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 03:13:32 PM »
Don't underestimate how serious the rule is that US citizens must not enter the US on a different passport. 


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