Choose 2 Citizenships or Take All 3?

Who can and cannot be a dual national, as well as the joys and frustrations accompanying that status. Includes ROC Passport and Military Conscription issues
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Postby Rascal » 05 Oct 2007, 18:33

914 wrote:I did some investigating and becoming a naturalized US citizen has a few perks: voting rights, applying to certain government jobs, and being able to stay outside of the USA for longer than six months at a time.

You don't need a US passport to do that.

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Re: Choose 2 Citizenships or Take All 3?

Postby 914 » 09 Mar 2012, 10:55

Resurrecting an old thread because I don't want to start another one about the same thing.

This was in the "Making Canadians" thread:

zmlr300 wrote:
914 wrote:FYI:

As of February 1, 2012, all Canadian citizenship certificates are 8.5x11 paper size documents. The "cards" are no longer issued after February 1, 2012. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp

I sent in our application for my child's citizenship certificate in February 2011 from California to Nova Scotia. CIC received it 2/21/2011. They started processing it 3/18/2011. They issued the citizenship card 1/24/2012. I received it in Taiwan (mail rerouted from US) 2/29/2012. So on average, 11 months.


Talking about efficiency eh?

My son is just shy of 22 months old, he had 3 passports for over an year already. (Taiwan, Japan, Canada)


I have a question about getting passports for children. How beneficial is it to apply for multiple passports for a child? Currently our children just have US passports, proof of Canadian citizenship, and I think the ROC ID (is that the same as proof of citizenship? Not sure) is a lost cause at this point since we're all living in TW on ARCs anyway.

We all have US passports, but with a Jewish last name (mine is tacked on to my own surname, not in place of) we wonder if it's better for the kids to get Canadian passports like I also have to make travel as a family easier. I mean, if anything happens, the woman and children will be safe! :wink: It's not something we've given that much thought to yet, since we've no immediate plans to travel to any Muslim or middle east countries, but you always wonder with the anti-Semitic/anti-USA sentiments in certain countries...

Zmlr300: can you tell me why you decided to get 3 passports for your child? Feel free to PM me if you'd like. Thanks!
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Re: Choose 2 Citizenships or Take All 3?

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 10 Mar 2012, 12:35

I've got three passports.

Right now I don't see my US passport as EVER being useful (aside from for visiting family), but when kiddies are babbies what's the point in ruling out options? You never know where life might take you or them. If they're eligible for multiple citizenships get them ALL. (Like Pokemon.)

For certain countries (like Japan) you need to pretend you don't have any other citizenships, or they delete your Japanese citizenship. For the others I have no idea, but none of my countries know I hold more than two citizenships (actually, I once entered Taiwan on my Australian, married on my US and have my ARC on my UK, so technically Taiwan has a record of all of my nationalities - whether or not they can reconcile that to the same person is another question).

If I have to give up one permanently I'd give up my US because it is the least useful to me, but I would like to keep it as you never know where you'll end up!
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Postby Chris » 11 Mar 2012, 10:35

maoman wrote:
914 wrote:And in case anyone is wondering, you don't need to give up any of the above citizenship(s) when you take on another of the above.

That's not quite true. You have to give up citizenship in other countries if you wish to acquire ROC citizenship.

Unless you have Taiwanese ancestry.
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Re: Choose 2 Citizenships or Take All 3?

Postby cyborg_ninja » 15 Mar 2012, 00:22

914 wrote:Resurrecting an old thread because I don't want to start another one about the same thing.

This was in the "Making Canadians" thread:

zmlr300 wrote:
914 wrote:FYI:

As of February 1, 2012, all Canadian citizenship certificates are 8.5x11 paper size documents. The "cards" are no longer issued after February 1, 2012. See http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/proof.asp

I sent in our application for my child's citizenship certificate in February 2011 from California to Nova Scotia. CIC received it 2/21/2011. They started processing it 3/18/2011. They issued the citizenship card 1/24/2012. I received it in Taiwan (mail rerouted from US) 2/29/2012. So on average, 11 months.


Talking about efficiency eh?

My son is just shy of 22 months old, he had 3 passports for over an year already. (Taiwan, Japan, Canada)


I have a question about getting passports for children. How beneficial is it to apply for multiple passports for a child? Currently our children just have US passports, proof of Canadian citizenship, and I think the ROC ID (is that the same as proof of citizenship? Not sure) is a lost cause at this point since we're all living in TW on ARCs anyway.

We all have US passports, but with a Jewish last name (mine is tacked on to my own surname, not in place of) we wonder if it's better for the kids to get Canadian passports like I also have to make travel as a family easier. I mean, if anything happens, the woman and children will be safe! :wink: It's not something we've given that much thought to yet, since we've no immediate plans to travel to any Muslim or middle east countries, but you always wonder with the anti-Semitic/anti-USA sentiments in certain countries...

Zmlr300: can you tell me why you decided to get 3 passports for your child? Feel free to PM me if you'd like. Thanks!


Well for one, Canadian passport holders don't pay the same visa fees :P

Having ROC ID means your kids have citizenship.
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