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When I become an american citizen, and I get my passport, by then, my peruvian passport will be not valid anymore

If I have the american passport, should I even bother renewing my peruvian passport?

like if I ever go back to Peru, should I enter the country (Peru) with my american or peruvian passport?

I still have my peruvian ID, which is proof that I'm a peruvian citizen or that I was born there


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When I become an american citizen, and I get my passport, by then, my peruvian passport will be not valid anymore

If I have the american passport, should I even bother renewing my peruvian passport?

like if I ever go back to Peru, should I enter the country (Peru) with my american or peruvian passport?

I still have my peruvian ID, which is proof that I'm a peruvian citizen or that I was born there

As far as the United States is concerned it doesn't matter whether or not you renew your Peruvian passport. You must however enter and depart the US using your American passport once you are a citizen. You will have to check Peruvian law to see if they require you to enter Peru with a Peruvian passport or not. Perhaps someone from Peru will reply to this thread or alternatively you can try posting on the South American regional forum.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/96-mexico-latin-south-america/


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As far as the United States is concerned it doesn't matter whether or not you renew your Peruvian passport. You must however enter and depart the US using your American passport once you are a citizen. You will have to check Peruvian law to see if they require you to enter Peru with a Peruvian passport or not. Perhaps someone from Peru will reply to this thread or alternatively you can try posting on the South American regional forum.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/96-mexico-latin-south-america/

I'm aware of this

but if I ever decide to visit Peru again, it would probably be more convenient to enter and leave Peru, with my Peruvian passport, that way I wouldn't have to pay the tourist fee, which I have no idea how much it is

like if I enter and leave Peru with the american passport, they would treat me as any other american tourist, and I would have to pay, so is probably in my benefit to renew it

is like $35 for 5 years, so maybe I'll do it one of these days lol

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06-26-2010 = Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule (90-days rule applied)
01-06-2015 = N-400 packet sent (to P.O. Box Dallas via USPS Priority Mail)

01-12-2015 = N-400 packet delivered

--- = Check cashed
--- = NOA1 received (Priority Date --)
--- = Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --)
--- = In line for interview
--- = Interview completed
--- = Oath letter received
--- = Oath Ceremony!

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I'm aware of this

but if I ever decide to visit Peru again, it would probably be more convenient to enter and leave Peru, with my Peruvian passport, that way I wouldn't have to pay the tourist fee, which I have no idea how much it is

like if I enter and leave Peru with the american passport, they would treat me as any other american tourist, and I would have to pay, so is probably in my benefit to renew it

is like $35 for 5 years, so maybe I'll do it one of these days lol

There is no fee, unless you are going to stay a while, and that would be the Carnet de Extranjeria.

But showing up with a US passport at Brasil, Chile, Argentina: you get to pay $140 as entry fee. For Brasil you would need a visa.

Of course, to get into most of SouthAMerica your DNI will do -not even need for passport

But there are other countries that you would not need a visa for, with a Peru passport.

On the other hand traveling domestically in Peru, with a US passport saves you the 18% IVA on hotel stays and such

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I'm aware of this

but if I ever decide to visit Peru again, it would probably be more convenient to enter and leave Peru, with my Peruvian passport, that way I wouldn't have to pay the tourist fee, which I have no idea how much it is

like if I enter and leave Peru with the american passport, they would treat me as any other american tourist, and I would have to pay, so is probably in my benefit to renew it

is like $35 for 5 years, so maybe I'll do it one of these days lol

yes. there are probably other benefits that having a Peruvian passport can provide you that I don't know about. I envy dual nationals!


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When I become an american citizen, and I get my passport, by then, my peruvian passport will be not valid anymore

If I have the american passport, should I even bother renewing my peruvian passport?

like if I ever go back to Peru, should I enter the country (Peru) with my american or peruvian passport?

I still have my peruvian ID, which is proof that I'm a peruvian citizen or that I was born there

As a US citizen, you will need to use your US passport to enter the US every time you leave the country.

Since Peru recognizes dual citizenship, you will remain a Peruvian citizen as well and will need a Peruvian passport to enter Peru. If it's expired they will tell you to get a new one before you leave but you will always need it every time you travel to Peru unless you renounce your Peruvian citizenship.

Diana

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As a US citizen, you will need to use your US passport to enter the US every time you leave the country.

Since Peru recognizes dual citizenship, you will remain a Peruvian citizen as well and will need a Peruvian passport to enter Peru. If it's expired they will tell you to get a new one before you leave but you will always need it every time you travel to Peru unless you renounce your Peruvian citizenship.

Diana

I don't know if this is correct

My cousin, for example, is an american citizen, and last month he traveled to Peru. I asked him about his Peruvian passport, and he says is all expired, including his DNI, so he obviously used the american passport


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06-26-2010 = Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule (90-days rule applied)
01-06-2015 = N-400 packet sent (to P.O. Box Dallas via USPS Priority Mail)

01-12-2015 = N-400 packet delivered

--- = Check cashed
--- = NOA1 received (Priority Date --)
--- = Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --)
--- = In line for interview
--- = Interview completed
--- = Oath letter received
--- = Oath Ceremony!

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I'm aware of this

but if I ever decide to visit Peru again, it would probably be more convenient to enter and leave Peru, with my Peruvian passport, that way I wouldn't have to pay the tourist fee, which I have no idea how much it is

like if I enter and leave Peru with the american passport, they would treat me as any other american tourist, and I would have to pay, so is probably in my benefit to renew it

is like $35 for 5 years, so maybe I'll do it one of these days lol

Never heard of those fees you are talking about. I have traveled always with my US passport and enter Peru with it instead of my Peruvian passport and has never had to pay that fee. Is this something new??? As far as I can tell you the only reason you may one to use your Peruvian passport is if you are planning to stay for a long period of time otherwise I believe is just personal preference. I have never been questioned in Peru immigration why I entered with my US passport. I hope this helps :-) Edited by cocolucho

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At least in Ecuador you are enforced to have at least your goberment ID. They detect you was born in Ecuador because that states your US Passport then you can have a lot of trouble getting out of the country if you do not show you Ecuadorian IDs or passport.

To Peru as I know there is not visa, that is why there is no fee.


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Never heard of those fees you are talking about. I have traveled always with my US passport and enter Peru with it instead of my Peruvian passport and has never had to pay that fee. Is this something new??? As far as I can tell you the only reason you may one to use your Peruvian passport is if you are planning to stay for a long period of time otherwise I believe is just personal preference. I have never been questioned in Peru immigration why I entered with my US passport. I hope this helps :-)

lol interesting, I would have to do more research on this.

Is your Peruvian passport still valid, and if not, do you plan on renewing it?


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06-26-2010 = Eligible to apply for Naturalization based on the 5-year rule (90-days rule applied)
01-06-2015 = N-400 packet sent (to P.O. Box Dallas via USPS Priority Mail)

01-12-2015 = N-400 packet delivered

--- = Check cashed
--- = NOA1 received (Priority Date --)
--- = Biometrics Letter received (Bio set for --)
--- = In line for interview
--- = Interview completed
--- = Oath letter received
--- = Oath Ceremony!

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lol interesting, I would have to do more research on this.

Is your Peruvian passport still valid, and if not, do you plan on renewing it?

My Peruvian passport expired 7 years ago. No, I really have not decided to renew it at this point. My DNI also expired and have not renew it either.


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08-07-2014 -- Received email interview letter and packet IV

08-18-2014 -- Completed DS-160 online                                                                 

08-21-2014 -- Medical & Vaccination completed

09-03-2014 -- Interview (Approved)                                                                        

09-05-2014 -- Visa Issued (CEAC website)

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My Peruvian passport expired 7 years ago. No, I really have not decided to renew it at this point. My DNI also expired and have not renew it either.

You can renew in the US at any consulate; but you would have to probably pay a lot of fees/penalties.

If I were you, I'd renew in Lima in the next trip, a lot; and I mean a lot less expensive and hassle

Reasons to at least have a DNI valid: that is the only way you can sign contracts and official documents in Peru, otherwise you are going to have the fun of obtaining a permit to sig as a foreigner.

Official documents are more extensive than here, for example, a power of attorney, notarization of docs, etc, etc.

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I don't know if this is correct

My cousin, for example, is an american citizen, and last month he traveled to Peru. I asked him about his Peruvian passport, and he says is all expired, including his DNI, so he obviously used the american passport

Just because someone got away with doing it the wrong way does not make the advice incorrect.

Did your cousin also disclosed to the immigration authority that he was a Peruvian citizen?

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Peru has mandatory voting and as an earlier poster said, you are prohibited from doing certain things if you didn't vote. Your DNI has a section for little holographic stickers given when voting. As a resident of the U.S., I'm not sure if you are required to vote via your local consulate or exempt, but I would find out and get an up-to-date Peruvian passport and DNI just for peace of mind. That way you can enter Peru without hassle. As someone else said, just because dual citizens have entered on their foreign passport doesn't mean it's necessarily legal. Most countries require that a dual citizen enters on the passport of that country as opposed to the other country. Not to mention you can travel to other countries on your Peruvian passport without needing a visa that Americans require (off the top of my head, Brazil and Bolivia).

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