What means Dual Citizenship?:
Dual nationality or dual citizenship means that a person is a citizen of two
different countries. For example you can be a citizen of the United States and
also a citizen from England, therefore you will have double
citizenship with the
U.S. and the UK. In some cases people can even be a citizen of three countries or
more. Not every country allows double citizenship, some countries ask you to
choose and keep only one citizenship but in general the good news is that the U.S. allows
or doesn't oppose double
citizenship, however there are certain exceptions. There are several benefits by
having two nationalities but at the same time there can be some issues between
the two countries laws and obligations.
United States Dual Citizenship:
There are several benefits of having a U.S. passport including the right to
live, work and study in United States.
It is assumed that the U.S. government allows dual
citizenship, however United States laws do not mention dual citizenship.
The United States Citizenship is one of the best citizenships to acquire, and
there are thousands of people that become U.S. residents every year and eventually
have the option to become U.S. citizens through the process of naturalization,
but then they may have concerns about keeping or losing their original citizenship. Many new U.S. residents and citizens
wonder if they can keep their original citizenship and still become a U.S.
Citizen? Does the US allows double citizenship? or you have to lose your
original citizenship when becoming American? When ordering this FAQ package you
can learn the answer to many of the frequently asked questions about dual
citizenship. The U.S. government does not encourage dual citizenship due to the
problems that may arise from it like issues with double taxation, traveling with
two passports, family issues, military service issues and other issues that can
lead to confusion about what countries' laws to follow. Dual national s owe
allegiance to both the United States and their foreign country of second
Foreigners that acquire U.S. citizenship:
As far as the U.S. is concerned most foreign aliens who become Americans can
keep their original citizenship, however their country of origin may not allow
double citizenship and they may have to give up their original citizenship. Therefore is very
important to check with your country of birth if you can keep your citizenship
when becoming American. It is
important for U.S. green card holders to consider the pros and cons about dual citizenship carefully before applying for
Americans who acquire a new citizenship:
A U.S. citizen who acquires a foreign citizen by marriage or who is granted
another citizenship automatically doesn't risk losing U.S. citizenship, however
a person who acquires a foreign citizenship by applying for it may end up losing
his U.S. citizenship if he applied voluntarily, by free choice and with the
intention to give up his U.S. citizenship. The Intent to give up U.S.
citizenship can be shown by the person's
statements or conduct. Americans who don't want to keep their citizenship
can renounce to the United States citizenship in a formal and proper way at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.