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mikethompson

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Any fellow pipe smokers have dual citizenship?
I'm looking into some options for myself, and it's a little daunting. I'm sure every country is different, and the processes different themselves.
Anyone have any stories? Has having two citizenships changed your life in any way?

 

bigpond

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Yep. Italy & US. It’s nice to have a back door. Have lived in both countries and have served in militaries for both (US first), which was odd. Anyway, there are many advantages wrt travel restrictions. Yeah, it’s super cool and I would recommend you go for it as long as the country is some place you like to go.

 

perdurabo

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https://amp.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/dual-citizenship-drama-constitutional-past-is-a-foreign-country/news-story/7d588e55b5ce30bbdd60ecdbc8f5af63
Don’t move to Australia and try to run for government.
I have family with dual citizenship. I’ve always thought it a serious issue, where do your allegiances lay? In the other country or the one you reside most of the time in. When you become a US citizen, your loyalty is expected to be with the US.
But there are many with dual citizenship, and it ain’t going away. In fact open boarders are the wave of the future.

 

mikethompson

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Nope, it won't be Canadian-American.
It is for no real reason other than to say I have it. Just got off the phone with the Embassy in Ottawa and it's a little trickier than I was hoping.

 

warren

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I didn't know at the right time but, I could have been a Mountie. Good thing though, I'm too short to have looked good in the red tunic and jodhpurs. I can also qualify for Irish (Republic of) citizenship I believe.

 

peckinpahhombre

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Canada and Ireland here. I love it. I can (and have) work anywhere in the EU and can join the shorter customs lines at EU airports. Unless you plan on living in the US, i would avoid US citizenship as it is one of only a couple of countries in the world that taxes on the basis of citizenship rather than residence.

 

lifesizehobbit

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Have an Italian birth certificate due to military father; but an FS240 Statement of US citizen born abroad. As an Army Veteran, I officially renounced any other citizenry at my oath of enlistment.
Never really wanted to be a citizen of another country, just wanted to live other places.

 

olkofri

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I’ve always thought it a serious issue, where do your allegiances lay? In the other country or the one you reside most of the time in.
Agreed. Man cannot serve two masters.

 

tslex

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Bigpond, this is very interesting:
Yep. Italy & US. It’s nice to have a back door. Have lived in both countries and have served in militaries for both (US first), which was odd. Anyway, there are many advantages wrt travel restrictions. Yeah, it’s super cool and I would recommend you go for it as long as the country is some place you like to go.
I know a fellow who served in both the USN and the Royal Navy, and I know a couple of folks who served in the IDF after US prior service. But I don't know anyone who served US and Italy. What branches? How did they compare?

 

mikethompson

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Thanks for the insight Peck, and it would be a Canadian-Austrian situation. It is curious the requirements are different based on what side of 1983 you were born on.

 

lazar

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UK and US. I value my UK citizenship greatly because it also makes me an EU citizen. At least until I am stripped of those rights and privileges if/when it happens with Brexit.
I have no issue with "allegiance" to more than one country. Maybe if I were a US/Russian or North Korean citizen I'd feel more conflicted. Where I happened to be born is just a random circumstance of events.

 

mso489

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After my obstreperous ancestors pulled away in the Revolution and after the War of 1812, I don't think the English would take me back even as a dual-citizen. The rest of my lineage is too vague to claim. The Indian nations wouldn't have me with a gift card, so here I am.

 

woodsroad

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I suppose that if you don't hold any allegiance to your native country, then having dual citizenship wouldn't present any conflicts.