Do I Need to Change My UCAS Application for Dual Citizenship Watch

mandmdye
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I am an American studying in Hong Kong at an International School. I used my USA passport for my UCAS application and already received conditional offers from all of the Universities I applied for.

After I made my application, I found I that I can get an Irish passport through my father. Although I will not qualify for EU fees (I will still have to pay international student fees since I live and study in Hong Kong), I have a few questions because of this situation that I hope someone can help me with:

1) Can I enter the UK with my Irish passport without having to get a student visa for my USA passport if I used my USA passport for my UCAS application? This would be easier since I will be moving out of Hong Kong in the summer and will not be able to collect my visa here before moving to the UK.

2) If I get a federal student loan from the USA but enter the UK on my Irish passport, will this be a problem since there will be no record of me entering the UK to study on my USA passport?

3) Shall I notify UCAS and the Universities that I have obtained an Irish passport and now have dual citizenship?

If anyone can help me out with these questions, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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(Original post by mandmdye)
I am an American studying in Hong Kong at an International School. I used my USA passport for my UCAS application and already received conditional offers from all of the Universities I applied for.

After I made my application, I found I that I can get an Irish passport through my father. Although I will not qualify for EU fees (I will still have to pay international student fees since I live and study in Hong Kong), I have a few questions because of this situation that I hope someone can help me with:

1) Can I enter the UK with my Irish passport without having to get a student visa for my USA passport if I used my USA passport for my UCAS application? This would be easier since I will be moving out of Hong Kong in the summer and will not be able to collect my visa here before moving to the UK.

2) If I get a federal student loan from the USA but enter the UK on my Irish passport, will this be a problem since there will be no record of me entering the UK to study on my USA passport?

3) Shall I notify UCAS and the Universities that I have obtained an Irish passport and now have dual citizenship?

If anyone can help me out with these questions, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
UCAS and the uni don't really need to know about your citizenship for admissions purposes but it will go on your student record when you register. I would check with the federal loan providing organisation how the situation would work for you but yes you can enter with an Irish passport without a visa.
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UCAS and the uni don't really need to know about your citizenship for admissions purposes but it will go on your student record when you register. I would check with the federal loan providing organisation how the situation would work for you but yes you can enter with an Irish passport without a visa.
Thank you for your help. It is good to know I can enter with my Irish passport. I will try do more research regarding the federal loan.
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