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Help! Dual USA/EU citizen (child) with expired EU passport

Help! Dual USA/EU citizen (child) with expired EU passport

Old Jul 24, 19, 7:22 pm
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Question Help! Dual USA/EU citizen (child) with expired EU passport

My family (husband Austrian, myself USA, young child dual USA/Austrian) is set to fly tomorrow from USA first to a non-EU country, then drive across border to two EU countries, one other non-EU country. We just realized child's passport expired 6 months ago.

Child can travel using USA passport to first non-EU country. We understand Austria has an agreement with certain countries (our two EU land crossings included) where EU citizens can travel up to 5 years on an expired passport.

Has anyone done this? Should we rely on the EU countries letting it slide per the agreement? Should we just use child's USA passport? Help!!!
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Old Jul 24, 19, 8:27 pm
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Edited to say: we have a layover in Austria en route to the non-EU country.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 7:31 am
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Your child can travel on a US passport. If questioned, show the expired Austrian passport, which would only be an issue for the EU, especially Austria, but is unlikely to cause problems.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 9:11 am
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Impossible to provide a definitive answer without knowing the names of the countries (EU is not a nation) and also whether you are connecting or stopping over at the first destination. But, more than likely, the child simply travels on the valid US passport and nobody cares. Some countries require their nationals to travel on that passport, but also can't deny entry to their nationals.

Bring the expired passport with you and, if asked, present it and provide the truthful answer. On the other hand, don't present it or say anything unless asked.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by jricka View Post
My family (husband Austrian, myself USA, young child dual USA/Austrian) is set to fly tomorrow from USA first to a non-EU country, then drive across border to two EU countries, one other non-EU country. We just realized child's passport expired 6 months ago.

Child can travel using USA passport to first non-EU country. We understand Austria has an agreement with certain countries (our two EU land crossings included) where EU citizens can travel up to 5 years on an expired passport.

Has anyone done this? Should we rely on the EU countries letting it slide per the agreement? Should we just use child's USA passport? Help!!!
What’s the specific routing by air and by land (using cities/airports), and how long are you staying in each of the countries? In how many months/years from now does your child’s US passport expire? And when does your child return to the US?

With complete answers to those questions I can try to provide rather solid guidance on how this works out in practice and/or where the problems may be.
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