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This is actually very new to me, my wife and our 2 teenager kids became USC,

they already have their US passports on hand, and they still have their Philippine Passports with them,...

If they decide to travel back to the Philippines, let's say for a month, just for a short vacation,

what passport should they use, or should we have to apply for dual citizenhip for them,..?

Hope you can share your experiences,... Like admission and questions in the POE in the Philippines,...

Thank you and regards,...


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Federal law requires US citizens to enter and exit the US on an American passport. There are no exit controls though, so in all likelihood that will not be an issue.

In general it's best practice, if you are a dual citizen of both countries, to enter country A on country A's passport and country B on country B's passport.


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This is actually very new to me, my wife and our 2 teenager kids became USC,

they already have their US passports on hand, and they still have their Philippine Passports with them,...

If they decide to travel back to the Philippines, let's say for a month, just for a short vacation,

what passport should they use, or should we have to apply for dual citizenhip for them,..?

Hope you can share your experiences,... Like admission and questions in the POE in the Philippines,...

Thank you and regards,...

As USC they have to travel to and from the USA with a U.S. passport. Even if they are dual citizens... always the U.S. passport.

Bring the Philippine passport for extended stays ... but it won't be used for travel.

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The general rule is that whatever passport you enter on, you leave on. If they are staying more than 21 days, I'd have them enter Ph on their Philippiens passports, and then leave on those passports. As other have noted, they must use their US passports to leave and enter the US

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This is actually very new to me, my wife and our 2 teenager kids became USC,

they already have their US passports on hand, and they still have their Philippine Passports with them,...

If they decide to travel back to the Philippines, let's say for a month, just for a short vacation,

what passport should they use, or should we have to apply for dual citizenhip for them,..?

Hope you can share your experiences,... Like admission and questions in the POE in the Philippines,...

Thank you and regards,...

They need to re-apply for their Philippine citizenship as they "lost it" when they became USCs.

From other posts on the subject, it appears to be a simple, "fill in this form pay this fee" process.

See here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/234879-dual-citizenship-and-passport-renewal/

And here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/329865-filipinos-who-naturalized/

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Thank you for all the replies,...

Quite enlightening,...

Cheers all,...


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GREEN CARD ON HAND ~ April 27, 2012

DMV Written ~ May 1, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

DMV Actual ~ May 21, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

California Driver's License ON HAND - June 11, 2012

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Use the U.S. passports going both ways. If you are planning to stay in 'pinas for more than 21 days, when you arrive at NAIA, just tell the Philippines customs officer that you want to avail yourselves of the balikbayan privilege. He'll stamp your U.S. passport and mark the stamp valid for one year.

Chinook and I went to 'pinas on U.S. passports in January and we didn't even have to ask for the balikbayan privilege. The Filipino customs officer automatically gave it to us.


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If the Philippine passport is still valid bring both the US passport and Philippine passport with you. Present the US passport upon entry and exit to/from the United States.

Present BOTH the Philippine passport and the US passport upon entry and exit to/from the Philippines.

My husband has been doing this all his life. He was born in the US (thus making him a citizen to Filipino parents, also making him filipino).

Renewing your wife's Filipino passport is another story though. She first has to apply for dual citizenship at the nearest Phil consulate.

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The general rule is that whatever passport you enter on, you leave on. If they are staying more than 21 days, I'd have them enter Ph on their Philippiens passports, and then leave on those passports. As other have noted, they must use their US passports to leave and enter the US

I have issues with this statement.

No one can leave the Philipines for the US unless they have a visa or a US passport. You can exit the US on any passport you want.

If you enter the Philippines on a Philippine passport and try to leave on it you will be questions as to where your visa is to gain access to the US.

I know this as we did this exact thing.

When entering, we showed my daughters Philippine passport and when we exited on the US passport, we were questioned as to where the entrance stamps were on the US passport.

When I produced her Philippine passport, all was good but we were sternly lectured on the requirement to produce BOTH passports when entering the Philippines so that BOTH passports can be stamped.

Once we got to the US we just used her US passport and had no questions asked.

-Phil

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Yup, U.S. passport required to be used by USC when exiting or entering the USA.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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If the Philippine passport is still valid bring both the US passport and Philippine passport with you. Present the US passport upon entry and exit to/from the United States.

Present BOTH the Philippine passport and the US passport upon entry and exit to/from the Philippines.

My husband has been doing this all his life. He was born in the US (thus making him a citizen to Filipino parents, also making him filipino).

Renewing your wife's Filipino passport is another story though. She first has to apply for dual citizenship at the nearest Phil consulate.

Ahhhh this is much clearer,...

Thank you sir,...


PD ~ June 18, 2009

IMMIGRANT VISA APPROVED ~ March 15, 2012

VISA ON HAND ~ March 21, 2012

TOUCHDOWN California ~ April 8, 2012

GREEN CARD ON HAND ~ April 27, 2012

DMV Written ~ May 1, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

DMV Actual ~ May 21, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

California Driver's License ON HAND - June 11, 2012

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This just arrived from the mail today,.... YES,..!

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PD ~ June 18, 2009

IMMIGRANT VISA APPROVED ~ March 15, 2012

VISA ON HAND ~ March 21, 2012

TOUCHDOWN California ~ April 8, 2012

GREEN CARD ON HAND ~ April 27, 2012

DMV Written ~ May 1, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

DMV Actual ~ May 21, 2012 (passed TAKE 1)

California Driver's License ON HAND - June 11, 2012

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The general rule is that whatever passport you enter on, you leave on. If they are staying more than 21 days, I'd have them enter Ph on their Philippiens passports, and then leave on those passports. As other have noted, they must use their US passports to leave and enter the US

My advice is to depart and enter the USA on their USA passport and enter and depart the Philippines on their Philippine passport. That is what My wife and son do. he is a dual citizenand so is my wife.

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