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Question regarding dual citizenship?

Alright, so another question regarding this topic haha,

by obtaining dual citizenship, do you keep the benefits of being a citizen of the united states?

Is this based on the country that you desire to become a resident of or both countries?

What are the benefits to dual citizenship?

Are there downsides to having this?

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    The U.S. does not recognize multiple citizenship, so for the United States a United States citizen is "only" a United States citizen, even if he holds another citizenship or two or three. It has no impact on receiving benefits.

    The advantage of having more than one citizenship is having a choice of where to live, and when to come and go, or to never having to leave. There are no "real" disadvantages to holding another citizenship in addition to the U.S. one.

    Understand, however, that some countries do not allow multiple citizenship, so if you were to become a citizen of such a country, part of the naturalization process would be that you'd have to formally renounce your U.S. citizenship. But since the option to become a citizen of another country only opens up after you have lived there as a permanent resident for years, it's really nothing to even think about at this point. The path to permanent residency usually requires that you'd be married to a citizen of that country, unless you are (1) a super wealthy investor or (2) hold a doctorate degree and have international recognition in your field of expertise.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live in the charming old mission town San Buenaventura and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • Docar
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Varies by country.

    Israel for example requires all citizens to serve in the armed forces although females serve less time than males.

    The military service seems to be the only real downside. Of course when in your "other" country of citizenship the US can not help you as you entered that country as a citizen of that country.

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  • chen
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    No, you will no longer could go with while your turn 21. while you're born interior the U. S., in regulation, you're immediately a citizen. the U. S. does no longer recognize twin citizenship. you are able to desire to decide to persist with for a British passport besides, this might make it less demanding so you might return and forth via the european & settle everywhere you go with interior the european, even although, you will possibly could enter & bypass away the U. S. on your US passport and till you're asked via an American Immigration valid in case you have a 2nd passport shop quiet approximately it. edit: modelling guy, the united kingdom is interior the european, if it wasn't eire does no longer be interior the european & you does no longer discover that Irish passport 0.5 as functional as you do now.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    depends on the country you move to ...

    these points are always country specific

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