zepol96 wrote: ...Your US passport indicates the place of birth and until you officially renounce your peruvian citizenship you will be considered a peruvian citizen while in Peru.
Europesweden wrote: the problem is if I am going to endanger my U.S. citizenship
Europesweden wrote:First of all, I would like to congratulate to the creators of this website. It is highly informative about different topics related to migrations in the broadest sense of the word.
This is my situation:
I was born in Peru, after finishing my studies in Lima, I emigrated to the United States, and recently I obtained my American Citizenship. Since, Peru allows dual citizenship, I have the American and the Peruvian citizenship.
I am thinking to visit Peru the next year, and I am wondering if it is possible to visit Peru just with my American passport? Will I have any sort of inconvenience if I don’t show my Peruvian passport in migrations? Or can I show my American passport in my visit Peru, without carrying the Peruvian passport?
Even though I’ll appreciate each answer related to this topic, It would be great if someone (with dual citizenship) can share with me his/her migratory experience.
Thanks and I would appreciate to read your comments!
zepol96 wrote:I also have dual citizenship and I reside in the USA. For many years I traveled to Peru with my US passport but my stay was always a short one (up to 60 days)and was usually granted a 60-day visa. A couple of years ago I needed to stay in Lima a bit longer (18 months) and for that reason I used my peruvian passport and was not subjected to any visa restrictions as a peruvian . Never had a problem entering /exiting Peru this way. Be aware that just like you are an american citizen while in the US, when in Peru you are considered a peruvian citizen regardless how you entered the country or which passport you used to come in. Your US passport indicates the place of birth and until you officially renounce your peruvian citizenship you will be considered a peruvian citizen while in Peru. Without a DNI you are considered an "undocumented" peruvian and will miss on the perks given to peruvians while traveling around the country.
If you already have a peruvian passport, you may want to obtain a DNI at the nearest peruvian consulate that should include your addres in the US to avoid been subjected to penalties for not participating in municipal elections. Once you get a DNI you are to participate in the peruvian presidential elections wherever you may reside. Hope I gave you something to work with for your next trip to Peru.
Europesweden wrote:Very good comments!
As far as I understood for your comments. There is no any “danger” of losing the U.S. Citizenship, if I use my Peruvian passport for traveling. Is the same with the presidential election vote? Honestly, I am not thinking in the future to vote for Peruvians elections, but I was curious about this fact. On the other hand, it seems that there is no way to eliminate your “birth of place” from your U.S. passport!
By the way, I haven’t been in Peru for 9 years….How much has Peru changed? or there has been no change at all? Are taxis safer? How is Lima now?
Thanks for your awesome comments!