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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?
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Old 15.02.2007, 05:46
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Re: eu citizen or not???

Yes, you are EU. Just use your British passport for stuff...
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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?
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Old 15.02.2007, 13:27
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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?
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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!
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Re: eu citizen or not???

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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?
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Eire? What about Scotland?
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Re: eu citizen or not???

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

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

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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.
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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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