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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:55 am

I carry both passports all the time.

My "first" registered with MOM and the EP is scanned at the airport in and out of Singapore and I am free to use either first or second passport at time of arrival at destination.

The only place this doesn't work is driving in and out of Malaysia because the jobsworth guys here look for the MY departure stamp and get really "confused" when you tell them about the 2nd passport. The "problem" usually escalates up to the booth guy's bosses boss to approve letting me in without a MY stamp to prove where i was driving from.

Once was enough, I don't do that anymore obviously.
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Post by bgd » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:44 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:I carry both passports all the time.

My "first" registered with MOM and the EP is scanned at the airport in and out of Singapore and I am free to use either first or second passport at time of arrival at destination.

The only place this doesn't work is driving in and out of Malaysia because the jobsworth guys here look for the MY departure stamp and get really "confused" when you tell them about the 2nd passport. The "problem" usually escalates up to the booth guy's bosses boss to approve letting me in without a MY stamp to prove where i was driving from.

Once was enough, I don't do that anymore obviously.
That's interesting, I do the Malaysian run a lot and never have any issues. My registered passport doesn't have any stamps and it's never been queried.

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Post by zzm9980 » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:46 pm

BBCDoc wrote:Thanks for your kind suggestions. My concern would be that if I use the second one for visa processing, I would have to carry 2 passports out of Singapore to visit those countries.

I suppose that might have to be the only way...unless the embassies cross-check all passports with the ICA...
Not a problem at all in most places. I've even done the "oops, wrong passport" for my daughter before in front of ICA.

Not recommended when entering countries where you're a citizen and dual-citizenship is explicitly prohibited.

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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:50 pm

I may have mentioned this before apologies if I am repeating myself.

The issues with Israel have gone away. They no longer stamp the passport as a matter of course. They automatically give a small piece of paper with a bar code on it to scan at the gate after immigration.

It used to be you could ask not to have a stamp in your passport if you were brave enough, now no need.

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Post by Steve1960 » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 1:57 pm

zzm9980 wrote: Not a problem at all in most places. I've even done the "oops, wrong passport" for my daughter before in front of ICA.

Not recommended when entering countries where you're a citizen and dual-citizenship is explicitly prohibited.
I had an oops wrong passport at Tel Aviv which is absolutely the wrong place to do it. My company used an old security clearance document as a template and the passport number was old, expired and I had replaced it. I was also travelling with both my current passports.

The security officer immediately noticed the passport numbers were different and asked me if I had another passport..................at which point I produced my 2nd current passport and he had three separate passport numbers to deal with!

I resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have a 2 hour security interview and probably miss my flight and all that happened is we had a short conversation about the fact that I could hold two passports 8-[

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 21 Aug 2014 2:18 pm

Steve1960 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote: Not a problem at all in most places. I've even done the "oops, wrong passport" for my daughter before in front of ICA.

Not recommended when entering countries where you're a citizen and dual-citizenship is explicitly prohibited.
I had an oops wrong passport at Tel Aviv which is absolutely the wrong place to do it. My company used an old security clearance document as a template and the passport number was old, expired and I had replaced it. I was also travelling with both my current passports.

The security officer immediately noticed the passport numbers were different and asked me if I had another passport..................at which point I produced my 2nd current passport and he had three separate passport numbers to deal with!

I resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have a 2 hour security interview and probably miss my flight and all that happened is we had a short conversation about the fact that I could hold two passports 8-[
To their credit, Israel does some apparently good profiling to determine who to inspect at security at airports to avoid the long-running, hit show by the TSA Security Theater Troupe.
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