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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting GregW

Canada allows you to have multiple (2 or more) citizenship.

Oh! That's good to know. If Ireland and Canada allow for dual citizenship, I know someone who will be very happy. Are there restrictions as to how long you have to stay in one country to maintain your citizenship? Perhaps this varies by country, too...

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting GregW

Canada allows you to have multiple (2 or more) citizenship.

Oh! That's good to know. If Ireland and Canada allow for dual citizenship, I know someone who will be very happy. Are there restrictions as to how long you have to stay in one country to maintain your citizenship? Perhaps this varies by country, too...

Wait - he actually has a UK passport, although I think he can apply for an Irish one. Does the UK also have a dual-citizenship policy?

13. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting tway

Quoting tway

Quoting GregW

Canada allows you to have multiple (2 or more) citizenship.

Oh! That's good to know. If Ireland and Canada allow for dual citizenship, I know someone who will be very happy. Are there restrictions as to how long you have to stay in one country to maintain your citizenship? Perhaps this varies by country, too...

Wait - he actually has a UK passport, although I think he can apply for an Irish one. Does the UK also have a dual-citizenship policy?

Heheh Tina - lm thinking like you - l have a UK passport but l think in theory could apply for an Irish one also but does the UK allow dual citizenship? Im thinking it could be handy to have both for example our Chinese visa is £30 with UK passport but only 16 Euro with an Irish passport!

14. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

The UK does allow dual passports.
I've got a British (my dads a sweaty) and a New Zealand so best of both
And I also have a spare british passport - just in case i need it ;)

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

Quoting tway

Are there restrictions as to how long you have to stay in one country to maintain your citizenship? Perhaps this varies by country, too...

Once you are a citizen, you are a citizen and don't need to do anything to maintain it. The harder part is qualifying to get the citizenship in the first place if you aren't qualified to get it because of heritage.

In Canada, you need to be a permanent resident older than 18 years of age who has lived in Canada for 3 years out of the 4 years prior to your application. CIC Canada lists the process.

Interestingly, by those rules of residency, if I wasn't already a Canadian citizen I wouldn't be allowed to apply seeing as I haven't meet the residency requirements since 1997. Too much international travel.

Greg

16. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I'm getting confused with residency, then. I think if you're a resident of a country, your restrictd as to how long you can travel out of the country.

17. Posted by mee (Full Member 138 posts) 10y

but does anyone really use 2 passports?

I have 2, but only use my Austrian one... it's great, cause most people don't know what "Republik Österreich" means. Then they say things like "Bon Voyage"... in Spain. :)

my am passport is more or less useless.

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

I have known people with two passports to use different ones, depending on what country they are going into. If they have different visa or entry conditions, then it may be advantageous to use one passport over another. I even know of people who have used different passports within the same trip as they enter and exit different countries. For example, travelling into Mexico using a U.S. passport, and then travelling from Mexico to Cuba using a Canadian passport.

The key thing is to make sure you enter and exit a country using the same passport! Otherwise the immigration officials can get pretty testy!

Greg

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

Yeah, I use two.

My EU to get into the EU, and my Australian one to get back home.

20. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

i want to be a citizen of europe. i dont like being told how long i can and can not stay anywhere. and i dont like the uptight american passport nonsense. ah whatever mebbe ill go marry an irish girl or somethinn hahahah