Passports: Dual Nationality

Home Office written question – answered on 10th September 2021.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department’s policy is on how dual UK and EU citizens travelling on EU member states' passports to the UK should prove their UK citizenship.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

British citizens, including those with dual citizenship, have a right of abode in the UK and do not require leave to enter.

Where the passenger presents a non-British passport and claims to be British, but does not hold any evidence of their citizenship, the officer will conduct all relevant checks to satisfy themselves the passenger is British

Dual nationals, including those who are EU citizens, who are eligible to use e-gates, will be able to enter via the e-gates without being routinely examined by an immigration officer.

We recommend all dual nationals, including EU citizens, travel on their British passport or with evidence or their British citizenship to minimise any potential delay at the border or when commencing their journey

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