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Old 30.03.2015, 14:19
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short trip to Germany w/o passport?

I know many people have asked something similar, but my situation is a bit different.. and my German is so bad I can't call the immigration authorities..

I'm going through nasty divorce and my husband has taken the kids passports, probably illegally but now I'm here just with the residency B permits, and birth certificates.

I'd like to go to Konstance for a day trip, I've gone with friends who only carry their B permits, I always carry my passport, but now, I don't have my daughter's passport, she is 8, I have never been stopped in Konstance but of course, don't really want to get into any trouble..
I'm Spanish, daughter was born in England..
what do people think??
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Old 30.03.2015, 14:27
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Re: short trip to Germany w/o passport?

Since you are a EU national, it should be of no problem for you to carry your national ID card as well as theirs. If you do not have one or your children don't have one....then I wouldnt risk it.

Do the day trip....hire a babysitter for the kids
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Re: short trip to Germany w/o passport?

Don't think UK has ID cards.

https://www.gov.uk/permission-take-child-abroad
http://www.separateddads.co.uk/can-e...ermission.html

Google "uk passport divorce kids"
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Re: short trip to Germany w/o passport?

all the more reason to leave the kids home
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Re: short trip to Germany w/o passport?


thanks ...
shopping in Switzerland is no fun.. and my daughter likes shopping
yes will go to Konstance alone .. again..
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my husband has taken the kids passports, probably illegally but now I'm here just with the residency B permits, and birth certificates.
Are those handling the divorce aware of this? If so, I'd hazard a guess that you could call them up and ask about the leaving-the-country-without-passport issue. If they have been helping you up to now I'm sure your German skills have been sufficient to get that help and so will be sufficient enough to inquire about your current issue.
If those handling your divorce are not aware of this, do you intend to report this or not?
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Re: short trip to Germany w/o passport?

Last Thursday I was stopped driving across the border. I was pulled over and my car and laptop bag were searched. They asked me about where I was going and what I was going to do there, how long I would be in Germany etc.

However, they did not at any time ask me for my id. Which was fortunate as I'd left my passport at home. (The UK doesn't have id cards, so you are supposed to carry your passport when you are in countries that require you to carry id.

So on balance, I'd say take the kids with you and don't worry about it.
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Are those handling the divorce aware of this? If so, I'd hazard a guess that you could call them up and ask about the leaving-the-country-without-passport issue. If they have been helping you up to now I'm sure your German skills have been sufficient to get that help and so will be sufficient enough to inquire about your current issue.
If those handling your divorce are not aware of this, do you intend to report this or not?
yes lawyer knows about this but I have more important things to worry about than passports, so he can keep the passports.. for now.. until court.. divorce is happening in the UK , unfortunately.. so no need of German skills.. atm.
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yes lawyer knows about this but I have more important things to worry about than passports, so he can keep the passports.. for now.. until court.. divorce is happening in the UK , unfortunately.. so no need of German skills.. atm.
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