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chris lane 15.02.2007 04:44

Dual Citizen - one EU, one not. Use which?
 
As an Australian citizen with a british passport, am i entitled to the liberties regarding living and working in Switzerland EU citizens seem to have or am i still a non EU citizen?

gbn 15.02.2007 04:46

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
Yes, you are EU. Just use your British passport for stuff...

everlastingglory 15.02.2007 12:25

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
This is maybe a stupid question, maybe it's been answered several times, but as an Australian citizen, how did you get a British passport? I'm Canadian, can I apply for one as well? Would I then be treated as EU?

Lob 15.02.2007 12:27

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
I'm guessing chris has suffered long enough in Blighty to get one through residency.

If you are not resident, do you have some long lost British or Irish family?

everlastingglory 15.02.2007 13:00

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
I have lots of relatives in the UK, however, none of them are 'close' enough to be treated as such by the authorities, I guess. I was thinking more along the lines of Canada (and Australia) having 'special' relations with the UK. But I see now it doesn't work that way!

litespeed 15.02.2007 13:05

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lob Rockster
I'm guessing chris has suffered long enough in Blighty to get one through residency.

If you are not resident, do you have some long lost British or Irish family?

I have a Mc.... surname that is common as in southern Ireland. Can I get one? :msntongue:

Lob 15.02.2007 13:06

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by litespeed
I have a Mc.... surname that is common as in southern Ireland. Can I get one? :msntongue:

try, Mr McNobbler :)

gbn 15.02.2007 14:06

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by litespeed
I have a Mc.... surname that is common as in southern Ireland. Can I get one? :msntongue:

Eire? What about Scotland?

spmull06 15.02.2007 14:18

Re: eu citizen or not???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by litespeed
I have a Mc.... surname that is common as in southern Ireland. Can I get one? :msntongue:

If you can trace your ancestry back to a grandparent who was born in Ireland you are entitled to Irish citizenship. One of my former neighbors back in the States wrote this: http://www.amazon.com/Irish-Citizens...e=UTF8&s=books

(I need to learn to finish my posts before submitting them.)

chris lane 16.02.2007 02:50

Re: Dual Citizen - one EU, one not. Use which?
 
re:everlastingglory's question. My father was born in england. So i guess its
lucky i didn't have to "suffer in blighty" hey???

MrWhereItsAt 16.02.2007 12:11

Re: Dual Citizen - one EU, one not. Use which?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chris lane
re:everlastingglory's question. My father was born in england. So i guess its
lucky i didn't have to "suffer in blighty" hey???

Hi Chris, I'm a Kiwi with a Brit passport, which I have used for everything since leaving Dubai on the flight here. I haven't tried using my NZ passport for anything since pulling out my EU one for the Zurich airport immigration desk, but I have not had a single jot of difficulty with the EU one, so I suggest you use that for everything.

I've also read somewhere that the quota on work permits for EU citizens was lifted effective this year. That's definitely a reason to use the UK one for a work permit application, at least.

chris lane 19.02.2007 03:19

Re: Dual Citizen - one EU, one not. Use which?
 
So would i be right in assuming the residency and work permits are applied for in Switzerland or can i get the ball rolling from here??


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