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Living in the UK while holding a US and EU citizenship

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1. Posted by lcu_05 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi all, found this website and i thought i might finally get the answer i am looking for.. i curently live in the US and of course i am a US citizen but i am also a Portuguese citizen, even thought i have never lived there but have a portuguese passport, i am planning to move to the UK, more precise N Ireland, to live there, i have found out that since i am a Portuguese citizen i will have no prob in doin so but my question is, will there be a problem if the UK goverment finds out that i am also a US citizen but living there as a Portuguese citizen? i have looked all over the web for an answer to this question and have found nothing, only info concerning EU citizens and live/working in UK and requirements for US citizens to live/work in UK nothing in regarding my question, if anyone has a concrete answer would be greartly appreciated..

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 5, 2008, at 4:11 PM by lcu_05 ]

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

will there be a problem if the UK goverment finds out that i am also a US citizen but living there as a Portuguese citizen?

No, because you are a Portugese citizen. You are not a US citizen pretending to be a Portugese citizen. You are one of the privileged persons who hold two citizenships, thus giving you the rights and the duties associated with both.

Your right as a Portugese citizen is to live and work in the UK. Your duty is to vote in the election for the EU parliament. End of story.

3. Posted by Bogman (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

Exactly as t_maia says. You have all the rights of any EU citizen, including the right to live and work in any member country. Kinda nice isn't it? I have Canadian and EU (UK) citizenships and a US Green card....world of possibiliteies!

4. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

You alos have the right and duty to vote for a US president! Privileged as we are :)