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Jun 12 '21 at 22:07 comment added phoog @Kyralessa these are relevant regulatory sections ("administrative law"). The statute is 8 USC 1185(b).
Oct 7 '19 at 8:58 comment added Kyralessa With all the people here who said it's illegal for a US citizen to enter or leave the US on a non-US passport, thank you for being the only person who actually cited the relevant law.
Sep 14 '17 at 19:35 comment added phoog I would like to clarify my previous comment. The first clause of the second sentence is incorrect because the law requires the US citizen to "bear" the passport. So as long as the citizen has the US passport, the citizen is complying with the law, even if he or she checked in with a foreign passport; this explains the last (parenthetical) sentence.
Apr 13 '16 at 15:47 comment added phoog A US citizen can fly out of the US using a non-US passport. This violates the law, but there is no enforcement of the law, and there is no penalty for violating the law. The law formerly provided for a penalty, but the penalty was repealed in the 1970s (1978, if I recall correctly). I've flown from the US using a non-US passport on multiple occasions without anyone raising an eyebrow or saying anything. (I was not breaking the law on those occasions, because I also had my US passport with me, but nobody had any way of knowing that.)
Apr 13 '16 at 15:11 comment added David Richerby "Having a non-US passport is of no help to an American at all, however." Nonsense. There are plenty of countries where Americans require visas but (obviously) nationals of that country do not. Being a national of country X gives you the automatic right to live and work there; being American does not give you the right to live and work in country X. There are plenty of places in the world where identifying yourself as an American is not, shall we say, the best way to make yourself popular.
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