Do you have the possibility to become a citizen of another country? Here we will leave you some advantages and disadvantages of obtaining dual citizenship.
Having dual citizenship means that a person is a citizen of 2 countries at the same time, therefore, you will have legal rights and obligations in both countries.
Let’s see what are the advantages and disadvantages of having dual ctizenship.
What are the ADVANTAGES of having dual citizenship?
RESIDENCE: You can choose to live in either one of the two countries.
TRAVEL: There are countries that allow you to enter without a visa depending on your citizenship.
PUBLIC OFFICES: You can access public positions in both countries.
What are the DISADVANTAGES?
FISCAL OBLIGATIONS in both countries.
VOTE: Depending on each country, VOTING is an obligation.
MILITARY SERVICE: In certain countries, military service is compulsory at 18 years of age.
How can you obtain a Dual Citizenship?
- If your parents or grandparents are citizens of a country other than your birth country, depending on the country, you may be able to obtain citizenship.
- Wether you marry a citizen of another country.
- In the event your children are citizens of a country other than yours, depending on the country, they may petition you for citizenship.
United States and dual citizenship.
The United States does not require a person to choose between one nationality or another. But if you are a US citizen, you should always use a US passport to enter and leave the country.
These are the cases in which you could lose your US citizenship:
- For instance, if you serve in the armed forces against the United States.
- Or if you formally renounce United States citizenship.
- Commit an act of treason against the United States.
Before becoming a citizen of another country, it’s important to research the pros and cons to make sure that’s what you want to do. We always recommend that before taking this big step, you speak with an immigration lawyer so that they can explain and advise you legally.
Depending on the case and the country in particular, there are citizenships that take less time, and the requirements are less than in other countries.
Some countries may also grant you citizenship, but first you must be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time.
If your intention is to obtain US citizenship, we leave you here the LINK of the government so you can read the general requirements to achieve it.
If you have not yet started any immigration process, our office can advise you legally so that you can start it and meet your immigration objectives.
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