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Old 05.05.2013, 21:15
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

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Wrong thread?
I thought the thread was /is about Tina Turner having got Swiss citizenship ?
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

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German "Focus" magazine reports today that Ms Turner collected her red Swiss passport on Monday. Whether she has made a final trip to the US Embassy in Bern is unknown.

Considering that her ancestors were likely slaves in the USA, she may value her new freedom more than other Americans. Congratulations to her on her emancipation!

https://www.focus.de/panorama/boulev...id_969995.html
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

She's now officially relinquished her US citizenship as well.

http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/11/...shington-post/

Note the glaring tax info error on the part of the Washington Post. Never let the facts get in the way of the story obviously.
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Old 13.11.2013, 08:52
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She's now officially relinquished her US citizenship as well.

http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/11/...shington-post/

Note the glaring tax info error on the part of the Washington Post. Never let the facts get in the way of the story obviously.
What matters is that she finally has become a Swiss citizen
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Old 13.11.2013, 10:27
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What matters is that she finally has become a Swiss citizen
I'm not convinced that that's all that matters to Tina. What's love of Switzerland got to do, got to do with it?
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What matters is that she finally has become a Swiss citizen
Well she just wants to save money on taxes As she still has to pay full tax in the US on her world wide income & capital gains.
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

And, obviously, she never wants to return to the US.
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Old 13.11.2013, 10:47
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And, obviously, she never wants to return to the US.
She can apply for a US visa, just like any other Swiss citizen. Presumably it's just an ESTA application, quick and painless, unless former citizens are barred from this process?
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She can apply for a US visa, just like any other Swiss citizen. Presumably it's just an ESTA application, quick and painless, unless former citizens are barred from this process?
No visa needed under visa wavier programme for Swiss passport holders.
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

On a related topic, the Canadian website "Isaac Brock Society" is also reporting that 560 Americans relinquished/ renounced US citizenship in 3rd quarter 2013, based on the Federal Register:

http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/11/...lete-as-usual/

Link to Federal Register:
https://www.federalregister.gov/arti...-section-6039g
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I'm not convinced that that's all that matters to Tina. What's love of Switzerland got to do, got to do with it?
Maybe she thought the Swiss citizenship option was simply the best..?
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Re: Tina Turner to become Swiss

a bit odd that people are saying there is no short cuts to a swiss passport, when they even list the criteria for a fast track passport on the immigration website, last time I looked (admittedly a few years ago now) if you where an international athlete you where in. Anyone who thinks you can't buy a passport for any country is pretty deluded imho
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Maybe she thought the Swiss citizenship option was simply the best..?

or at least...better than all the rest.
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Maybe she thought the Swiss citizenship option was simply the best..?
Of course, she likes steamy windows.
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No visa needed under visa wavier programme for Swiss passport holders.
Yup, that's the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) to which I referred. So, technically, no visa, although you still have to provide various details and get approval (sometimes, delayed approval) to enter the country. And you have to pay for this non-visa.

ESTA: the visa that's not a visa.
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She can apply for a US visa, just like any other Swiss citizen. Presumably it's just an ESTA application, quick and painless, unless former citizens are barred from this process?
She does like to 'break every rule'.
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I'm not convinced that that's all that matters to Tina. What's love of Switzerland got to do, got to do with it?
I did NOT speak about "love of Switzerland".

Also lots of Swiss born Swiss citizens regard the Swiss citizenship as a citizenship of convenience, and things like the military service as inavoidable inconvenience


RE: world wide income & capital gains. (fatmanfilms)
- a citizen of the Canton of Zürich and the Swiss Confederation does
NOT pay any taxes on "world-wide income" and "capital gains" to the USA, unless that income and those gains are generated in the USA. Her lawyers will do their very best to prove their point


RE: ""Maybe she thought the Swiss citizenship option was simply the best..? ""
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I suppose the least worst

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I did NOT speak about "love of Switzerland".
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I suppose the least worst
Well, Mr Wollishofener, those quoted comments were wordplay. La Tina has been known to record the odd album, you see, and a few of us thought it amusing to work some of her song titles into ... oh, never mind. Literal interpretation is always best.

If I go on here, I'm going to break every rule on EF. I need you to teach me again how to toe the line, whatever you need; it takes two, you know. I'm ready to admit that we don't need another hero. Sorry for my outburst, I think it's the weather; I can't stand the rain.
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Well, Mr Wollishofener, those quoted comments were wordplay. La Tina has been known to record the odd album, you see, and a few of us thought it amusing to work some of her song titles into ... oh, never mind. Literal interpretation is always best.

If I go on here, I'm going to break every rule on EF. I need you to teach me again how to toe the line, whatever you need; it takes two, you know. I'm ready to admit that we don't need another hero. Sorry for my outburst, I think it's the weather; I can't stand the rain.
Wordplay maybe, but with the USA authorities we never know. To interfere in internal affairs of other nations must be a pastime of some of them
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