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Has anyone experience yet of travelling outside the UK with your wifes Thai passport with a 6 month settlement visa stamp run out ,,, and she is only in posestion of the new UK ID card ?? which is seperate of her passport. Do the airport scanners have any probs with these or more to the point do the immigration officers recognise and understand your wife is able to travel effectivly without a visa in her passport ?? Well done to the UK government for creating such a potential balls up ,, <deleted> they could not just stick a 2 year visa stamp as well is beyond me

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She shouldn't have any problems entering the UK, and the card is so far of limited value to gain entry anywhere else. Whether these cards will be accepted as "residence cards" under EEA Regulations to enable visa-free travel elsewhere in Europe remains to be seen.

Probably there will be some ignorant airline check-in clerk somewhere in the world who will not be able to grasp the concept of a residence card separate from the passport, and you'll have to stand your ground. But a separate "Green Card" for US foreign residents has been around for a long time, and major hubs like Bangkok have a UK Airline Liaison Officer to educate and advise airlines on such matters.

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She shouldn't have any problems entering the UK, and the card is so far of limited value to gain entry anywhere else. Whether these cards will be accepted as "residence cards" under EEA Regulations to enable visa-free travel elsewhere in Europe remains to be seen.

Probably there will be some ignorant airline check-in clerk somewhere in the world who will not be able to grasp the concept of a residence card separate from the passport, and you'll have to stand your ground. But a separate "Green Card" for US foreign residents has been around for a long time, and major hubs like Bangkok have a UK Airline Liaison Officer to educate and advise airlines on such matters.

Yeah cheers for that,,,,,,the big problem I can see will be when we try to leave at BKK for the UK or back from Ibiza in June when we go ,,,,,, I just wondered if anyon yet has actually had experience of this yet

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She shouldn't have any problems entering the UK, and the card is so far of limited value to gain entry anywhere else. Whether these cards will be accepted as "residence cards" under EEA Regulations to enable visa-free travel elsewhere in Europe remains to be seen.

Probably there will be some ignorant airline check-in clerk somewhere in the world who will not be able to grasp the concept of a residence card separate from the passport, and you'll have to stand your ground. But a separate "Green Card" for US foreign residents has been around for a long time, and major hubs like Bangkok have a UK Airline Liaison Officer to educate and advise airlines on such matters.

Just had a much better idea untill she gets a UK passport,,,,,just booked 2 weeks all incl. Dominican republic 5 star same price as half board in Ibiza without all that schengen <deleted> see yaaaaaaaa were off on the 26th March if anyone is interested there are also fantastic offers in the Seychelles and the Maldives same deal fill in your 2 week visa on the plane ,,,,,, gonna try one of them later in the year ,,,,,,,,work hard ,play hard ,,,,,,good life !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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