Originally Posted by hoppy
It shouldn't matter if SWMBO uses her UK passport as it's residency, not citizenship. I wonder if it is legal
for an EU citizen to enter the EU with a "foreign" passport? Maybe it's not a problem as the UK is not part of Schengen.
Is SWMBO now insisting on re-flaging to a winning nation?
Well, we didn't have an issue when we used her UK passport, but to make doubly sure, we have subsequently only used her Australian one.
As far as dual nationality goes, if you enter the EU as another nationality, you are treated as that only. You can't for example enter the EU as an Aussie (ie on you Aussie passport) then decide to remain in the EU as a Brit. You must leave the EU on the same passport, and then return on the EU passport. As far as your comment about UK and Schengen goes, Schengen is not relevant to UK passport holders. They're EU passport holders and enjoy full rights of access/residency, etc... The advantage of the UK not being in the Schengen zone for Kiwi's and Aussies at least, is going to the UK, we get more days in the UK than the 90 Schengen days (supposedly it can be up to 6 months without a problem), and none of the time in the UK counts towards the Schengen 90/180 quota.
As far as the cricket goes, my story is that I'm not bothered.....well...I wouldn't have minded if we had won (and it was fun to have bragging rights in South Africa
last week), BUT I'm more worried about the next Bledisloe Cup and the upcoming America's Cup farce (although that's a topic I'll pursue on another site).