I'm so sorry about all the hassle you're going through. And to have it be topped off by internet fraud is just not fair!
I'm so sorry.
I so understand your passport drama. You make me realize that I'm fortunate that I live in Rome and the US embassy is right here. I am sorry that you have to spend so much to comply with US rules.
Originally Posted by RachelEve14
Be very careful trying to get a child into the US without a US passport. I know someone who tried to bring their kids in on the UK passports and they were refuesed entry since they are "potential" citizens (even though they weren't citizens at the time). Since they qualified for citizenship, they couldn't get in on a non US passport.
Here they went to an appointment system and it takes about 6 months for an appointment. I have to bring the baby at some point, but we aren't planning on traveling any time soon so I'm putting it off and hoping they work the kinks out of the appointment system soon
Originally Posted by aussiemum
Well now that is interesting. My DH didn't have any dramas when he wanted to go the US with me as my spouse in 1997 & in 2001.
Are you all saying that if he were travelling on to the US (he's not, this time) from Europe, he might have trouble getting a temp. visa because he has the misfortune to be married to a dual citizen American?? If so, that's kinda of freaky to me...... Again, I do wonder why it is a benefit to have dual US nationality (other than voting & having absolute right to visit my parents immediately should they become seriously ill).....
(and thanks guys for the internet fraud sympathy, too, i'm still working all that out- will be doing the stat dec thing at the bank tomorrow, submitting police report #s, etc. Personally, I hate to having to deal with the police...)
I've never had any trouble when DH (Italian) has traveled to California with me. They even let him through the line with me since he is my husband, he didn't need to stand in the "Non US passport holders" line. But maybe the policy for Europeans is different for Russians???
Originally Posted by Alcyone
You have to have an interview to get a passport? Erm… why? Yeah, I'm confused now too!
We are going to the US in December and I am giving birth in September. So I think I just have to not apply for citizenship for the baby until after the trip, because that's not enough time to process all the BS to get baby a US passport. Getting a Danish one will be relatively straightforward.
And yeah, I'm jealous you can do dual too!
It's been said before, but it's worth repeating.
Anyone who has the right
to be a US citizen (ie: the child
of a US citizen) must
enter the US with a US Passport.
Due to Italian Bureaucracy (
) I wasn't going to get DD's US passport in time, so I just thought I'd travel with her Italian Passport. Then I was informed that we would be turned away at the boarder. The mere thought of flying 15 hours, arriving exhausted, and then being told I had to trun around and go back was enough for me to do anything I needed to get the US passport in time. In the end, since I'd already purchased the tix the Wonderful folks at the Passport office issued me a temporary US "non citizen" passport that was good only for 3 months. By that time the single piece of paper that I needed from the Italians would be ready and I could complete DD's US "Report of birth abroad" and get her Real US passport.
Oh, and for the Photo
, we put a white cloth on DD's bouncy seat and proped her up on that and then took a bunch of photos til we got one that was good enough. ("Eyes Open, Not Crying") There was a wee bit of shadow in the background, but no one said anything about it.
I could go on and Rant a bit too, but DD needs me now.