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Dual Citzen, one passport expired

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Pricey

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Hi all,
I am 21 year old Australian, born and breed, however my father is a US citzen. When i was younger, my parents applied for Dual Citzenship, both Aust and US passport.
My US passport has expired now (it was valid from when i was 9-14 year old). do i have to renew it to go back to the US. I am leaving in 4 days, spare of the moment and its out of date
Any advice
 

Dave Noble

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Pricey said:
Hi all,
I am 21 year old Australian, born and breed, however my father is a US citzen. When i was younger, my parents applied for Dual Citzenship, both Aust and US passport.
My US passport has expired now (it was valid from when i was 9-14 year old). do i have to renew it to go back to the US. I am leaving in 4 days, spare of the moment and its out of date
Any advice
My understanding is that the US requires its citizens to use a US passport at US immigration in the same way that Australia requires the same of its subjects.

My advice would be to phone the US Embassy and ask for advice

Dave
 

leny

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Pricey said:
Hi all,
I am 21 year old Australian, born and breed, however my father is a US citzen. When i was younger, my parents applied for Dual Citzenship, both Aust and US passport.
My US passport has expired now (it was valid from when i was 9-14 year old). do i have to renew it to go back to the US. I am leaving in 4 days, spare of the moment and its out of date
Any advice

I believe that you require the US passport to enter the US and the AUS passport to enter AUS if you have dual citizenship. Somebody I know had to do that, and you will most likely need a new US passport - but it's too late now, they won't issue a passport in the US and get it to Australia within 4 days.
I would contact the Australian department of the US Embassy as mentioned above by Dave Noble as soon as possible to get the needed advice.
 
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Tiki

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I am also a dual Aussie-US citizen and yes, you do need to enter the US on a US passport. I am not sure how they know you are a US citizen if you try to enter as an Aussie, but post 911, I wouldn't want to find out the hard way.
 
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