Dual Citizen Passport Lawyers
What is Dual Citizen Passport?
In general, most countries want you to use their passport when entering their country as a citizen. U.S. law generally requires U.S. citizens to identify themselves using a U.S. passport when entering the U.S.
Is It against U.S. Law to Have More than One Passport?
No, there's nothing in U.S. law that forbids a U.S. citizen to possess both a U.S. passport and a foreign passport, provided that the person really is a citizen of both countries. However it's possible that your other country might have objections to multiple passports. This is very likely for countries that don¿t permit dual citizenship.
Is My Other Citizenship Relevant when Entering the U.S. as a U.S. Citizen?
No. U.S. citizenship law is primarily interested in determining if a person wishing to enter the U.S. should be let in. If you hold a U.S. passport you have a legal right to be let in, remain and work in the U.S.. Holding another citizenship is irrelevant in determining if you are a U.S. citizen or not. A dual citizen has no special status in the U.S.
When Could it Be a Problem Traveling on Two or More Passports?
If another country forbids you to have both one of its passports and a U.S. passport at the same time, you might be having trouble traveling between the U.S. and other countries, since U.S. law generally (exceptions are to/from Canada, Mexico or Caribbean Countries other than Cuba) requires U.S. citizens to identify themselves using a U.S. passport when entering or leaving the U.S.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you are traveling back to a country that you are a citizen of, you should be aware of that for them it is probably not relevant that you also are a U.S. citizen and the U.S. can not help you very much if you run into trouble there since you are their citizen. It may be vise to talk to lawyer experienced in these issues before you leave for traveling if you risk running into problem.
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Last Modified: 10-05-2011 12:25 PM PDT
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