Jump to content
Salsaon2

US Dual Citizenship

9 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

I'm a Hong Kong citizen and have recently become a US citizen and got a US passport :-)

I have an upcoming trip to Shanghai, China.

As a Hong Kong citizen, I have a Entry Card to visit mainland China and so I don't need a China visa.

My question is - does US allow dual citizenship? Meaning - can I travel to Shanghai, China with my Entry Card as a Hong Kong citizen, and come back to the US with a US passport as a US citizen?

Do any Hong Kong-ers have any experience?

Thank you very much.

Salsaon2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

http://www.stylehiclub.com/cruising-flying/step-step-guide-to-traveling-with-two-passports/<- explains it pretty well, better than I'd fumble through so hope it helps.


02 Aug 2012 -- Met online

23 Feb 2013 -- Relations began (L)

19 May 2014 -- Visited! :luv:

26 Jun 2014 -- Engaged :dancing:

15 Oct 2014 -- I-129F package finished and mailed to Dallas

17 Oct 2014 -- NOA1 (email) TSC

22 Oct 2014 -- ARN updated

13 May 2015 -- NOA2 (email) :dancing:

19 May 2015 -- NOA2 Hardcopy

4 June 2015 -- NVC received (I think lol) Case number assigned.

11th June 2015 -- NVC sent to Bridgetown

16th June 2015 -- Bridgetown received

17th June 2015 - PCKT3 received
30th June 2015 - PCKT4 received

9th July 2015 - Medical (too many needles :/ )

21st July 2015 - Interview date :goofy:

10th August 2015 - Approved

12th August 2015 - Issued

13th August 2015 - Visa in hand via DHL

24th August 2015 - US arrival (POE MIA)


I am the beneficiary

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

The US allows for multiple citizenships. There are no laws allowing or forbidding multiple citizenship, so it's allowed.

The US only cares that you are a US citizen. The US will ignore your other citizenships.

Entering China is not a US immigration issue. China will let you in under their laws.

When returning to the US, the US only cares that you are a US citizen.

Best of luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi all,

I'm a Hong Kong citizen and have recently become a US citizen and got a US passport :-)

I have an upcoming trip to Shanghai, China.

As a Hong Kong citizen, I have a Entry Card to visit mainland China and so I don't need a China visa.

My question is - does US allow dual citizenship? Meaning - can I travel to Shanghai, China with my Entry Card as a Hong Kong citizen, and come back to the US with a US passport as a US citizen?

Do any Hong Kong-ers have any experience?

Thank you very much.

Salsaon2

Okay, US law does not prohibit a naturalized citizen forgiving their former nationality, meaning you can keep your former nationality. However, remember when you took the Oath of Allegiance, you sworn "I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law..." To be honest, you should answer for your own questions? "Why do I want to keep my former nationality?" "If my former country and the U.S have war, who do I want to bear arm to fight the other one?"

I don't know if you can travel to HK as a HK citizen, but when you come back the U.S, you absolutely can use your U.S passport.

Good luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You absolutely have to use your United States passport to come back to the United States regardless of what other passports you may have with you.


 

 



07/09/2008: F-1 Interview - Successful
05/01/2013: (L) Married (L)

AOS from F-1:
07/09/2013: AOS package (I-130/I-485/I-756/I-131) fedexed
09/25/2013: AOS Interview with my husband at Milwaukee, WI
03/03/2014: AOS Approved

I-751 Removal of Conditions:

11/13/2015: Received reminder notice dated 11/08 from USCIS to apply for ROC
Day 00 - 12/04/2015: Mailed I-751 package to CSC via USPS Priority Mail
Day 03 - 12/07/2015: I-751 package delivered
Day 05 - 12/09/2015: Check cashed
Day 07 - 12/11/2015: NOA1 received dated 12/07/15
Day 22 - 12/26/2015: Biometric appointment notice received dated 12/19/15
Day 35 - 01/08/2016: Biometric appointment

Day 235 - 07/26/2016: Approved (E-notification of Card Production)

Day 238 - 07/29/2016: Status changed to 'Card Was Mailed to Me'

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: CSC returned original docs that were submitted at the time of application.

Day 241 - 08/01/2016: New status update 'Card was picked up by the United States Postal Service' Priority Mail 2-Day with tracking number provided.

Day 243 - 08/03/2016: Received 10 year Green Card

Day 255 - 08/15/2016: Received NOA2 with approval dated 07/26/2016

Click here for a sample of my cover letter, list of evidence, package assembly & shipping box

Click here for a sample of my I-751 notarized affidavit from a friend

 

 

N-400 Naturalization:

12/03/2016: Eligible

Day 00: 12/12/2016 Mailed N-400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox via USPS Priority Express

Day 01: 12/13/2016 N-400 application delivered

Day 03: 12/15/2016 Credit card charged

Day 07: 12/19/2016 Text & e-mail notification received with a NBC receipt #

Day 11: 12/23/2016 NOA received via mail with priority date 12/13/16

Day 16: 12/28/2016 Received E-mail notification reg. biometrics scheduling

Day 19: 12/31/2016 Received Biometric notice via mail with notice date 12/24/2016

Day 32: 01/13/2017 Biometric appointment

Day 53: 02/03/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am "in line" for interview scheduling

Day 144: 05/05/2017 Filed an e-request that interview notice was not yet mailed to me

Day 148: 05/09/2017 Received e-mail notification that interview has been scheduled after being in line for 95 days

Day 151: 05/12/2017 Received N-400 Interview notice via USPS

Day 183: 06/13/2017 N-400 Interview at USCIS Milwaukee, WI field office (Approved!) ***To read about my interview experience, click here***

Day 192: 06/22/2017 Received e-mail notification stating I am placed in line for oath ceremony

Day 206: 07/06/2017 Received e-mail notification stating oath ceremony notice was mailed

Day 210: 07/10/2017 Received oath ceremony notice (N-445) via USPS

Day 227: 07/27/2017 Oath Ceremony at Milwaukee, WI!

Dual citizen (France & U.S.A) / OCI card holder

 

Day 00: 07/27/2017 U.S. passport application at Milwaukee, WI (routine processing)

Day 05: 08/01/2017 Passport application locator number provided

Day 06: 08/02/2017 Checks cashed

Day 12: 08/08/2017 Received 2 e-mails stating that passport processing is over and it has been mailed with tracking # provided

Day 15: 08/11/2017 Received passport book via Priority Mail

Day 18: 08/14/2017 Received passport card via First Class Mail

Day 22: 08/18/2017 Received naturalization certificate back via Priority Mail / Updated citizenship status with SSA
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, US law does not prohibit a naturalized citizen forgiving their former nationality, meaning you can keep your former nationality. However, remember when you took the Oath of Allegiance, you sworn "I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law..." To be honest, you should answer for your own questions? "Why do I want to keep my former nationality?" "If my former country and the U.S have war, who do I want to bear arm to fight the other one?"

I don't know if you can travel to HK as a HK citizen, but when you come back the U.S, you absolutely can use your U.S passport.

Good luck!

#######???? What does having to "bear arms" have to do with answering the OP's questions?

You can't even answer the OP's questions.

Are you concern about US citizens who are also citizens of Vietnam, Germany, Spain, or English? We had wars with all those countries at some point.

Or are you just concern about the OP being Chinese?

Edited by aaron2020

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×