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22. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Can you get a different passport then if one of your grandparents were born in a different country?

My Grandads was born in Ukraine (not that a Ukranian passport would be much use).Im just curious.

Why couldnt my mum of emigrated to Oz like her and my grandparents thought about before she met my dad.
Oh yeah i wouldnt of been born then.Damn it!!!!!

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

Even Though i have Australian and Polish Passports i would love to get a Russian Citizenship/Passport. Even with a European passport you need a Visa to get into the country so it would be an advantage to have a Russian and a EU passport. However most Russians travelling outside of their country also face the same problem with Visa's. So it makes them harder to leave the country, aswell as entering the country for foreigners...

24. Posted by algore (Full Member 88 posts) 10y

Quoting -reece-

Can you get a different passport then if one of your grandparents were born in a different country?

For some countries yes. I have two passports, an Australian one and a Hungarian one. I was born in Australia but my grandparents were from Hungary.

I'm not sure whether I got the Hungarian passport because my father got his Hungarian citizenship due to his parents having lived there, or whether i got it directly through the fact that my grandparents were from there though. If the former you'll need to get your parents to apply for a Ukraine passport first!

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

personally, i think it's cause your dad got the citizenship...

@SeeTheSky

and i dont like the uptight american passport nonsense.

...what exactly do you mean? i do have a US passport.

26. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

I have a British passport and an Irish passport. I know they're both EU countries, so it doesn't actually help me live anywhere, but I do still find it useful. Some countries it is easier and/or cheaper to get a visa with a British passport, and some countries with an Irish passport.

Plus some countries have an issue with you going there if you've visited certain other countries, so again having two passports would be useful since it stops them knowing.

Plus there are of course some places where the British aren't too popular these days...

27. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

US Citizens, native born or naturalized, may be citizens of as many other country or countries they wish, however they must use their US Passport to travel into and out of the US, not a second passport. Several years ago in the US it was publicized that if your maternal or paternal grandparents or one of your parents came from Ireland, you were eligible for Irish Citizenship and to work in the EU. These people also retained US Citizenship of course, even when moving to Ireland .

28. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

Quoting dbloom

Several years ago in the US it was publicized that if your maternal or paternal grandparents or one of your parents came from Ireland, you were eligible for Irish Citizenship.

This is true, except you only need one grandparent to be Irish in order to qualify for Irish citizenship. And as is said, once you are an Irish citizen you are also free to live and work anywhere in the European Union.

29. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 10y

Allow me to be the first to wade in with 3 passports, and a US Green Card.

I'm British by birth, Canadian by naturalization, Irish by marriage, and got a US Green Card last year owing to my job.

Love it!!

30. Posted by drixo (Full Member 48 posts) 10y

Quoting Bogman

Allow me to be the first to wade in with 3 passports, and a US Green Card.

I'm British by birth, Canadian by naturalization, Irish by marriage, and got a US Green Card last year owing to my job.

Love it!!

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