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Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

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21 minutes ago, meblue said:

Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

Once you are a US citizen, you could stay outside the US for as many years as you want.  You will never lose your US citizenship due to amount of time outside the country.

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26 minutes ago, meblue said:

Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

You are a Amerikano na so you can stay out as long as you want with no repercussions

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You should still file taxes in the U.S. every year.

 

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16 minutes ago, TBoneTX said:

You should still file taxes in the U.S. every year.

 

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Do I have to file even though I am not working but receiving Social Security?

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5 hours ago, meblue said:

Do I have to file even though I am not working but receiving Social Security?

It depends on how much you are making from other sources. Your filing requirement would be the same as if you were living in the US. Just google filing taxes while receiving Social Security.


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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11 hours ago, meblue said:

Do I have to file even though I am not working but receiving Social Security?

You have to keep filing your taxes as if you were still in the US. You might know not owe any taxes but you are still required to file taxes. (Unless you make less than $12, 000 then you are not required to file)

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18 hours ago, meblue said:

Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

You can live anywhere for any length you won't lose your US citizenship. In fact, you can even decide never to come back to the US, you'll still remain a US citizen. Just don't forget to continue to file your taxes :)

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19 hours ago, meblue said:

Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

obviously you have to be a dual citizen or have a permanent resident visa in order to stay in the Philippines for more than 1 year straight. Being native born is not enough. You have to apply to reclaim your Philippine citizenship.

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22 hours ago, meblue said:

Hi, I was born in Philippines and I am a naturalized US citizen and I want to stay and retire in Philippines. Can I stay in Philippines for years, maybe 5 years straight without coming back in the US and won't lose my US citizenship? I would appreciate any reply. Thanks. 

Yes you can! If you haven't done it, don't forget to get your dual citizenship.

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