dual-citizen:returning from extended Italy stay to U.S.

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dual-citizen:returning from extended Italy stay to U.S.

Postby cannoli » 14 Sep 2014, 19:00

I am intending to stay for several months in Italy soon. I will use my Italian passport to enter the EU. I will be traveling around the Italy and informally attending some language schools.

My question is about returning to the U.S. after eight months in Italy. Should I have any concerns about going through immigration in New York? Will I be questioned about how I was able to stay in Italy for so long without a visa?

Thank you for calming my pre-departure nerves.

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Postby Italysearcher » 14 Sep 2014, 20:50

Just use your US passport to renter.
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Postby cannoli » 16 Sep 2014, 15:51

Thank you for your reply. One of my motivations for getting dual citizenship was to be able to go back and forth easily between the Italy (the EU) and the U.S. Again, thanks.

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Postby Italysearcher » 16 Sep 2014, 21:26

If you try to use your Italian passport to re enter the USA you will need a VISA, so keep it hidden.
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Re: dual-citizen:returning from extended Italy stay to U.S.

Postby carubia » 24 Sep 2014, 07:42

The US doesn't stamp passports on the way out, so when you return and show immigration your US passport, they'll have no idea how long you were out of the country. It is very unlikely that you will be asked how you can stay outside the US, and even if you were there is no problem - you've done nothing illegal. I have lived outside the US for 14 years and return briefly about once a year. I've never been asked about how long I was out of country or how I was able to live abroad.


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