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Old 03.01.2011, 16:26
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Well, if you plan to ever travel to the US, you MUST use a US passport to do so if you are a US citizen.

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yes that's what I was told. We must enter the US on US passports.
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Old 03.01.2011, 16:29
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I'd go for passports where your baby has family and might want to live.

My rugrat has British and Swiss passports and it's only the inefficient bureaucracy of the Italian consulato that leaves him without his final passport.

In the future, I'll only bother renewing the Swiss one. First passport is usually a pain in the butt whereas renewals are easier.

If I was you, I'd do US, Swiss and German and then keep the one up to date which is the cheapest
I haven't called the Italian consulate ever since it is my wife's eligibility that is in question. But I will tell you that the Spanish consular employees were very helpful but tried to get me to speak Spanish which embarrassed me since it is through ancestral ties, so they assumed I should nevertheless know some basic Spanish...
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Old 29.05.2011, 00:43
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Re: Transmission of multiple citizenships

And stay away from Canada ,we have enough complainers already
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I don't know the answers to your questions, but if indeed your kid is eligible for the Spanish/Italian citizenships, take care to do your homework in advance. I am not eligible for Irish citizenship, even though my mother is. If she had done the paperwork before I was born I would have been born to an Irish citizen. As it is now, even if she does her paperwork for herself, I was born to a non-Irish citizen.
You can claim Irish Citizenship if you have an Irish-born Grandparent, I'm 100% certain of that.

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Anyone with an Irish citizen grandparent born in the island of Ireland, can easily claim Irish citizenship. His or her parent would have automatically been an Irish citizen and their own citizenship can be secured by registering themselves as in the Foreign Births Register. In contrast, those wishing to claim citizenship through an Irish citizen great-grandparent may be easily frustrated if their parents were not registered in the Foreign Births Register. Their parents can only transmit Irish citizenship to children born after they themselves were registered and not to any children born before registration.
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Re: Transmission of multiple citizenships

Actually the rules concerning the acquistion of Canadian citizenship has changed (as of 2010, I believe). For jus soli, the child must be born to a parent who is either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. So temp. work visa or tourist visa holders would not qualify.

Oh and kind of off topic but I just found out today that babies require travel document when travelling by air (didnt ask about other modes of transportation though). A birth certificate is not sufficent and simply adding your child's name to your passport like the good ol days simply doesnt exist anymore, or so I have been told by the Canadian embassy in Berne and the Swiss passport office. My 15 month old will be required to obtain either a carte identite or passport in order to travel.

I hope this info helps, I wish I knew this before I booked my vacation for next week.
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Old 07.06.2011, 23:24
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I have to say that I'm quite against the collection of passports just because you are "eligible". But whatever, that's your choice.

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What are they going to tell people: "I'm American, Swiss, German, Canadian, Spanish, Italian".
If you have Greek, Spanish, Irish, US passports you can say: "I'm doomed ...with all the debts".
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If you have Greek, Spanish, Irish, US passports you can say: "I'm doomed ...with all the debts".
Phew, thank Thor you didn't mention my Portuguese passport! Umm wait!
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If I was you, I'd do US, Swiss and German and then keep the one up to date which is the cheapest
Second that, even with military service DE/CH and US taxes on nationals living abroad. But I would keep them all up to date, it gets harder 5 years after expiry
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