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To those who have acquired US citizenship:

Have you re-acquired your Filipino citizenship?

If you have not re-acquired your Filipino citizenship, can you enter the Philippines with just our US passport without any trouble?


N-400

02/03/10 - Application mailed

03/04/10 - Biometrics

05/26/10 - Interview

06/23/10 - Oath

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If you have not re-acquired your Filipino citizenship, can you enter the Philippines with just our US passport without any trouble?

no, you need to bring pasalubong too! :lol:


11/05/09 - Sent I-130 for mother via snail mail

11/13/09 - Received NOA1

03/05/10 - Received NOA2

03/11/10 - Case entered into NVC system, MNL case # assigned

03/18/10 - Sent DS3032 via E-mail

03/24/10 - DS3032 entered into NVC system

03/25/10 - Received IV Fee bill by E-mail, PAID both IV and AOS Fees on-line

03/26/10 - AOS Bill showed as PAID (still waiting for 2009 Tax Transcript from IRS)

03/29/10 - IV Bill showed as PAID (still waiting for mother's documents from the Philippines)

04/09/10 - Sent AOS Package by snail mail

04/12/10 - NVC received AOS package

04/19/10 - Sent IV Package by snail mail

04/21/10 - NVC received IV package

04/28/10 - AOS accepted (received checklist re:IV package even if NVC received it already)

05/03/10 - Sign In FAILED!!!!!!!!!!!

05/05/10 - AVR message: "CASE COMPLETED ON 05/04/10"

05/12/10 - Received interview letter via e-mail

05/17-18/10 - Medical Exam

06/16/10 - Interview Appointment @ the Embassy (Canceled because of sputum and culture test, 2 months waiting)

08/05/10 - New Interview Appointment

08/07/10 - Visa delivered 2 days after interview

08/27/10 - LAX P.O.E.

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To those who have acquired US citizenship:

Have you re-acquired your Filipino citizenship?

If you have not re-acquired your Filipino citizenship, can you enter the Philippines with just our US passport without any trouble?

If your Filipino passport has expired you haven't given up your citizenship.

There is no need to do so upon acquiring your US citizenship.

You can renew it at a Philippines consulate in the US and I don't believe you

have to mention your US citizenship; it's of no concern to them as Philippines

citizenship is of no concern to the US except that they obey all rules & regulations

regarding foreigners on US soil.

If you have returned your Philippines passport to a Filipino consulate and renounced your citizenship,

you will have to obey all the formalities for visas, etc. required by US citizens visiting the Philippines.

You would enter the Philippines with no more or less trouble than any other US citizen.

The same applies even if your Philippines passport has expired and you haven't renewed it yet.


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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In Philippine law, one loses Filipino citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country.

And since the US passport shows the place of birth, I figure the IO in Manila might ask more questions if I also don't show a Philippine passport.

If your Filipino passport has expired you haven't given up your citizenship.

There is no need to do so upon acquiring your US citizenship.

You can renew it at a Philippines consulate in the US and I don't believe you

have to mention your US citizenship; it's of no concern to them as Philippines

citizenship is of no concern to the US except that they obey all rules & regulations

regarding foreigners on US soil.

If you have returned your Philippines passport to a Filipino consulate and renounced your citizenship,

you will have to obey all the formalities for visas, etc. required by US citizens visiting the Philippines.

You would enter the Philippines with no more or less trouble than any other US citizen.

The same applies even if your Philippines passport has expired and you haven't renewed it yet.


N-400

02/03/10 - Application mailed

03/04/10 - Biometrics

05/26/10 - Interview

06/23/10 - Oath

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In Philippine law, one loses Filipino citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country.

And since the US passport shows the place of birth, I figure the IO in Manila might ask more questions if I also don't show a Philippine passport.

I don't think the place of birth would be an issue. There are some Asians living in the Phils., who were born there. But they are not considered Filipino Citizens just because they were born in the country. I'm sure their place of birth shows on their passports too.

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Bottom line is that you are a American citizen, you are entering the Philippines as a AMERICAN, just give the immigrations officer your passport, he wont smile or even try to be friendly with you so don't bother saying hello, he will stamp your passport with probably a 15 to 30 day visa, you can tell him you are a balik-bayan and ask for a 1 yr visa.


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In Philippine law, one loses Filipino citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country.

And since the US passport shows the place of birth, I figure the IO in Manila might ask more questions if I also don't show a Philippine passport

No questions about origin if they don't allow dual nationality,

but the US doesn't recognize dual nationality and many US

citizens hold more than one valid passport. It's just that

each one is recognized within it's own borders.

Question for others from Philippines -

If you go to Manila showing your US & Philippine passport at the US departing immigration,

you enter the Philippines with the Filipino passport and there's no problem.

However, when you exit Manila and you don't have a valid US visa on your Philippine passport,

do they take away your Philippine passport and let you board with the US passport?

Or do you go to jail?

Edited by thongd4me

02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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To those who have acquired US citizenship:

Have you re-acquired your Filipino citizenship?

If you have not re-acquired your Filipino citizenship, can you enter the Philippines with just our US passport without any trouble?

I'm still waiting for my US Citizenship interview but my plan once I get naturalized is to apply for dual citizenship in the future also. To answer your question, you should have no problem with holding a US passport only. My relatives who have been here for many years and did not re-acquire Filipino citizenship had no issues returning to Philippines for vacations with US passport only.

When you travel to Philippines carry your old Philippine passport or Philippine BC , Marriage certificate and children's BC if your family will travel with you to avail the Balikbayan program and enjoy the following benefits like travel tax exemption , duty-free shopping and Visa-free entry to the Philippines for a period of one (1) year.


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No questions about origin if they don't allow dual nationality,

but the US doesn't recognize dual nationality and many US

citizens hold more than one valid passport. It's just that

each one is recognized within it's own borders.

Question for others from Philippines -

If you go to Manila showing your US & Philippine passport at the US departing immigration,

you enter the Philippines with the Filipino passport and there's no problem.Correct.

However, when you exit Manila and you don't have a valid US visa on your Philippine passport,

do they take away your Philippine passport and let you board with the US passport? -You don't exit with Philippine passport, you use it entering the country but when leaving, use the US PASSPORT and no, they won't take the PP.

Or do you go to jail?-No you don't go to jail :P.


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