Generra Medina wrote:Hi there.. Was wondering if anyone could tell me the benefits in having my daughter get a Peruvian DNI ?
I'm the American mother and my husband is the Peruvian citizen.
Would I be giving up any right by having her get a DNI ? Could he take her out of the USA without my consent by getting her DNI for her.
Does anyone know ?
And Con's ?
If someone has an American passport, legally speaking they must enter and leave the US on that passport. In theory, there are rules about traveling alone with one parent, but in the US they don't seem to be enforced as in other places, such as Canada. I have never ever been asked for papers proving that I could travel alone with my daughter, but I'm also a woman. Once an immigration officer asked me my birthday and where I was born and asked if the father knew I was traveling. I had papers, but they didn't ask for them. I'm sure people could lie. I'm not sure if men would have more difficulties. If you're afraid of kidnapping there are steps you can take. Here's some more info. http://theultimateperulist.blogspot.com ... ights.html
If she has a DNI and you get divorced in Peru there might be custody issues, if for example you want to live in the USA and he wants to live in Peru. They take the child into consideration. My daughter has both US and Peruvian citizenship. We live in Korea. I have full legal and physical custody. In the US, if my ex decided to fight it he'd be screwed since my daughter has spent her whole life in Korea, speaks Korean, goes to school here, hasn't seen her birth father for years, etc. She has no ties to Peru, has never been there, and doesn't speak Spanish. A judge wouldn't uproot her from a good home with a loving mother and step-father.
Now if your child spends all their life in Peru, speaks Spanish, has no ties to the US, then the opposite might be true and a US judge might rule that she spends summers in Peru, for example.
That's the US though. I don't know about Peru if you were to fight it. He agreed to sign over custody to me so it wasn't an issue. Find a good lawyer. That's all I can say. And do your research.