(Closed) dual nationality/citizenship? (Opinions)

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
4134 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My daughter has both USA and UK passports. She is also eligible for Irish but I don’t think we’ll bother to get that one. 

Curious – when you go through the airport, how do they know you hav emore than one passport? With my daughter, we give them one and that’s all they know about. 

Post # 17
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have multiple citizenships. I’ve only had 2 “issues.” One of which is that you can’t just pick and choose which passport you want to use according to your whim. You have to know the requirements of the country in which you are traveling. The second is that I am a high level government employee and while my job didn’t require that I denounce the others, they do require that I cease and desist using or benefitting from any other nationalities as long as I hold my current position. This means that I can’t renew passports, collect pensions, buy property etc in any other country of which I am a citizen. Another issue is for international immunity purposes. You only get immunity in countries where you’re NOT a citizen (because this would break international sovereignty requirements). So even though I’m a government representative, I do not receive governmental protection in the few places where I’m a citizen.

Post # 18
12 posts
  • Wedding: December 2015

Please please please! get the British passports for your children. The advantage to having an EU passport is tremendous. Who cares what the government “prefers”- do whats best for your kids and that means giving them as many options as possible in life. Being able to live an work in Europe is huge!!!

-coming from an american who moved to europe. I knew a few australians with british passports and they could work. I was soooo jealous. I ended up getting a work permit but I was extremely lucky and now in 65K debt bc of it. ugh.

Post # 19
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Kelly6871:  What I would suggest is to use only one passport in whatever country you are. Meaning: when you’re in, say, Australia, forget about/hide the other passport. Stick by one and forget completely the other passport for jobs, conversations, …

I think you should get dual nationality for your kids. Mine would have certainly. I live in a different country than the one I was born/raised and may be moving again. Things aren’t as they used to be. People move around a lot

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