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1. Posted by kumuka (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Having a 2nd passport has many benefits while traveling especially if youre from a currently not in vogue country. (we know who we are)

So has anyone obtained a 2nd passport from another country than your home? If so, which one and how did you obtain it? Through an International consultant, marriage, residency?

Im seriously considering purchasing thru a reputable attorney,any advice or input other then beware!

Thanks!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 10y

Purchasing? I didn't know this was possible. Most countries (whose citizenships you would actually want) will have rules about living in the country for a certain amount of time.

I have dual citizenship currently - US and Dutch (no US passport though). I'll be going for Australian citizenship as well sometime soon and don't expect any problems :) The Dutch and American ones are thanks to my parents, the Australian one will be thanks to my wife.

3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

Quoting Peter

(no US passport though).

hehehe...smart man Peter! :)
The current state of affairs in the U.S....I wish I didn't have a U.S. passport! :(

4. Posted by auspolak (Budding Member 36 posts) 10y

Australian Passport/Citizenship by Birth, born in Adelaide, Australia and a Polish Passport/Citizenship by decent of both parents who were both born in Poland....

Cant go wrong with an Australian passport, especially that we have many agreements with other countries with the Visa Waiver program, helps!!!

And yes a European Passport (Polish), can live and work in any country part of the European Union without questions asked. Especially helps when you live on the other side of the world and you can only get so far with an Aussie Passport in Europe...:(

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Got Australian and Irish (which is EU).

I was born in Australia, but my grandfather (God bless his soul), was born in Dublin.

To get the Irish Passport I had to apply for Irish citizenship, which I got.

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

I wish I could get a second one without giving up my first.

7. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

Quoting Hien

I wish I could get a second one without giving up my first.

Would you have to give up yours? Why is that? :(

8. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

Quoting tallbird

Quoting Hien

I wish I could get a second one without giving up my first.

Would you have to give up yours? Why is that? :(

Because Malaysia doesn't allow dual citizenship. :(

9. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 10y

Quoting tallbird

Quoting Hien

I wish I could get a second one without giving up my first.

Would you have to give up yours? Why is that? :(

A lot of countries won't allow you to have two.

I'm similar to Pete (hey, being brothers you wouldn't have thought otherwise would you?? :) ), but I do have the US passport as well. Thought about working in the States for a while and went ahead and got one. The only thing I've ever used it for is to cut lines when flying to the US though...

After giving it some careful consideration, my wife (Norwegian) and I decided to go with Dutch and Norwegian (citizenship/passports) for our daughter, although I guess technically she will still be able to apply for a US one later in life. I don't think any country lets you have three though, so she'd probably have to drop one if she goes for that.

I don't know of any place you can just buy a citizenship/nationality...

10. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

Canada allows you to have multiple (2 or more) citizenship. I'd see no reason why a country, once allowing you to have citizenship in another country, would limit you to just one other country.

Technically, I believe the United States does not allow you to have multiple citizenships. When you become a citizen of the US, you are asked to renounce your other citizenships. In practice, though, they really can't do anything to make sure that you do, and the renouncation to the U.S. authorities has no legal binding.

Greg