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Nationalities

Just wondering how many nationalities one can be.
So post up what you are

I am belgian, but my gf is Swiss American. So when I mary her ill possibly take the US one (if all works out....)

How many can you be btw
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Old 24.02.2010, 11:29
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Re: Nationalities

I have , perhaps tenuous , claim to three

born in Canada
raised in US. ( us nationality when I was 10 )
married to a Brit.

ohh... and I work in a Japanese section in the U.N... does that count for anything?
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Old 24.02.2010, 11:31
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British, soon to be also (hopefully) Swiss
My wife is from Norniron, so could also renew her Irish passport in addition to the 2 above.
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Re: Nationalities

I think you have to separate nationalities and passports? Some countries will not allow > 1 or > 2 passports.

I could get two other passports but am not doing so. But I'll always be English whatever I do....
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I think you have to separate nationalities and passports? Some countries will not allow > 1 or > 2 passports.

I could get two other passports but am not doing so. But I'll always be English whatever I do....

But it does make many things a lot easier...
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Re: Nationalities

yes, when you have your US "citizenship" you'll have to file taxes with the IRS for the rest of your life.....and if you take Swiss citizenship, you'll potentially be exposed to more tax and the chance of doing some type of "service".
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:01
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Re: Nationalities

I'm American, but could obtain Canadian citizenship if I ever lived in Canada for six months, as my dad was a Canuck/American at birth.

My husband is British.

One of his employees when we lived in Chicago was a guy who lived in Toronto and was Canadian, Maltese, Japanese and American... and had all passports.

However, Anthony, do be careful about pursuing other citizenships. It's a big gray area in US immigration law. You can't really get US citizenship unless both you and your wife are resident there. My husband could possibly obtain US citizenship if we ever move back to the States. He officially has to 'renounce' other citizenships, but they never check. However, if he were ever to get into trouble in the US, he could never go running to the UK consulate.

If I ever apply for another citizenship (British, Swiss), I would generally lose my US citizenship, something I'm not willing to do at present. If foreign citizenship is "bestowed" upon me, I don't lose my US citizenship. Silly laws!

Your kids, however, will inherit your citizenships, so they'll be Belgian/Swiss/American. Good times!
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Re: Nationalities

I'm American and Australian- holding a passport for both countries and have been wondering this aswell- as I'm about to marry a Swissy...no idea if I'll have to eventually give one up, and if I do- which one I'd choose..

my little brother is Bahamian, American and Australia- and he's only 14!
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:08
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I've got GB, DE and CH with legit claims to all and the paperwork to go with it
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:12
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Re: Nationalities

I am from Luxembourg (probably the only one in EF).
My wife has double nationality: swiss and morocco.
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:19
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I have swiss and south african passports. i also applied for a british passport and was approved but i never went and fetched it, i think two is enough so i am sticking to my SA and CH!!
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:45
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and if you take Swiss citizenship, you'll potentially be exposed to more tax and the chance of doing some type of "service".
No more taxes than on a "C", and I'm too old for service, military or otherwise.
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No more taxes than on a "C", and I'm too old for service, military or otherwise.
you may "too old" be but Anthony1406 I would say is not....
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you may "too old" be but Anthony1406 I would say is not....
Good point. And realise I didn't that today speak like Yoda day is.
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Good point. And realise I didn't that today speak like Yoda day is.
then today all speaking like Yoda we must be!
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Old 24.02.2010, 12:52
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Greek-Swiss-American - sounds like a cheese sandwich huh?
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I'm British and also got Swiss from my hubby.

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Greek-Swiss-American - sounds like a cheese sandwich huh?
mmmmmm, you sound tasty

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Re: Nationalities

I'm Australian and hubby holds Irish and UK, so baby has Australian/Irish. Didn't see any point in getting both Irish and UK for her at this stage. She can always do it later.... once she is older, she will also be able to claim French citizenship....way too many passports!
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Old 24.02.2010, 13:14
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I'm English, I have a UK passport and I'm entitled to an Estonian passport.
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Re: Nationalities

A friend of mine is half Welsh (from Wales) and half Hungarian.

He has a great line with women - hes "Well-Hung"...
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