I'm British, my wife is Chinese. Our children have passports for both countries.
Last year we used method three from here to travel to visit a family in the United Kingdom.
Thread of double nationality
Last year we got visas for France for my wife and children with their Chinese passports and also a visa for my wife in the United Kingdom.
We travel from China with their Chinese passports (this is the only way the Chinese see the children as Chinese) and we arrive in France. Then we left France and flew to the UK, my wife used her Chinese passport to travel and my children used their British passports to leave France and arrive in the UK.
This year we tried the same process. My wife was granted a French visa, however, the children were not, so they do not believe in the itinerary that was supplied with the application. The three requests were identical for the whole family, so we are currently trying to appeal this decision.
I am concerned that submitting a new application for an EU visa while we are still appealing the first decision can not be seen in a good light.
Has anyone successfully traveled through an alternative country not belonging to the EU?