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Duel Citizenship

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ShogunGrumpyBear, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. ShogunGrumpyBear

    ShogunGrumpyBear Chieftain

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    Does anyone here have duel citizenship? I am trying to get Croatian citizenship by descent.
     
  2. Gori the Grey

    Gori the Grey The Poster

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    I live in the US, where our citizenry has been defined by its dueling for some years now.

    (You want to change the spelling to "dual")

    And, to answer that question, no. I'm stuck in this dueling country of mine.
     
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  3. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    I have Brazilian and Italian citizenship, I won the first with a gunfight and the second with a swordfight

    (actually I got Brazilian citizenship from being born here and Italian citizenship from descent, my parents applied for it on my behalf when I was a baby)
     
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  4. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I think that citizenship is important enough to warrant a duel, yes.
     
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  5. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    I don't. Live in Denmark and don't expect to move unless we go full fascist.
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    My wife has both US and Argentine citizenship. She was born to American parents while they were living in Argentina and she has a very old Argentine passport as well as a US one.
     
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  7. Valka D'Ur

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    You should check first to see if dueling is legal in Croatia, and if so, what regulations apply to which weapons.
     
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  8. Synsensa

    Synsensa Deity Retired Moderator

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    I have citizenship in Canada and Belgium.
     
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  9. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I have two of the best passports you can have: Canadian and EU. In theory this gives me extra flexibility when travelling.

    In practice I don't even have my Polish passport right now. I mean, I had it, but it expired. I would have to pay to renew that thing. As a member of Polonia (Polish diaspora) my Polish citizenship is safe no matter what. Unless the evil Polish government takes it away when I make fun of them online I guess..

    But for example, when travelling to Chile, Canadians have to pay $100 USD or something like that. EU citizens don't. In theory I could renew my Polish passport and use next time I'm travelling to Chile, for instance. But that costs more than $100, so.. Poland also still has some nice relationships with some countries that Canada isn't as friendly with. I believe for instance that on an EU passport I could travel to Iran, but if I used my Canadian passport it's a lot more restrictive. I believe they make you have an official guide to take you everywhere.. but Europeans don't have to do that. I could be wrong about these details, but you get the idea. In theory 2 powerful passports like that make it easier to travel. But in practice, I just use my Canadian passport for all travel. Don't have time to renew my Polish passport just to save $100 or whatever. BUT if I was going to Iran or whatever, I might do it.
     
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  10. west india man

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    too bad you don't get freedom of movement in north america, because I have freedom of movement in both europe and south america :smug:
     
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  11. AmazonQueen

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    Soon as the UK collapses I'm applying for Scottish and Welsh passports.
     
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  12. Valka D'Ur

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    Are there travel advisories currently in place for Iran? I seem to recall there are, or were at some point. For people traveling as Canadians, that is.

    As long as the pandemic is going on, passports are mostly irrelevant as far as Canada is concerned (as in it doesn't matter where you come from, if you don't meet the current restricted list of who's allowed in). You can come here if you're a citizen, resident, or immediate family, or if you're an essential worker. You can also travel through Canada on very specific routes if you're a resident of Alaska and are driving home. They've cracked down on Americans claiming to be Alaskan residents but stop to sightsee in Banff and Jasper. A lot of people here are saying they should not be allowed to travel through Canada at all - fly directly to Alaska, or take the ferry from Washington state and don't enter Canada, period.

    There's an article I read on CBC earlier today about a couple of remote communities in BC and Alaska where the people normally cross back and forth for shopping, visiting, school, medical, and work, but they're restricted now due to the pandemic. Shopping, medical, and banking are okay. Visiting is not okay. These two communities total fewer than 600 people, and they're hoping to have "bubble" status, so they can resume normal life.
     
  13. warpus

    warpus In pork I trust

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    I'm not sure, but from what I understand.. If you're American or Canadian, you need an escort when you make your way through the country. But a Brit for instance is able to travel around the country with more freedom. Although this is only based on things I have heard second hand from people and did not look up. Would love to go there but it will probably hvae to wait until much later
     
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    I have Irish and Canadian citizenship. The only place I have trouble with is the US border if I take my Irish passport ("Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the IRA?") I mean, seriously? Canada didn't ask that question, why are you?

    Maybe if I spoke in a Canadian accent? I can probably mangle one well enough...
     
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    amadeus Serenity now!

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    De jure, Japan does not permit dual citizenship and I’ve not been willing to commit myself to permanently losing my right to settle in the U.S.

    De facto, Japan as far as I’m aware has no mechanism for finding out whether or not one has multiple citizenships and I don’t believe there has ever been a case of revocation of citizenship based on that law.

    It’s kind of odd because there was a great deal of controversy in the UK and America over the raising of funds for the IRA by sympathetic Irish-Americans.
     
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    Just realized my typo lol.


    I think I read Danish passports are suppose to be pretty strong nowadays.
     
  17. Valka D'Ur

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    If you're a citizen, any accent you have is Canadian. That's part of what multiculturalism means. And if you decide to "mangle" one, which would you choose? The BC one? Prairies? CBC-Ontario? One of the many regional ones in Quebec? Nova Scotia? Newfoundland? Inuk, Cree, Ojibway, etc.? We have a lot of them.

    Maybe you should say "eh" every other word, though that would just reinforce one of the most idiotic stereotypes there are about this country.

    Interesting. One of my American friends married a Japanese woman and he mentioned wanting to make sure his daughters and grandson have Japanese citizenship "in case they need to leave" - he is worried about his family being targeted for being visible minorities, though his daughters and grandson were born in the U.S.

    The teasing (meant good-naturedly) means we accept you as part of the community. :)
     
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  18. amadeus

    amadeus Serenity now!

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    Minors are handled differently; they have until I think the age of 21 to declare their citizenship at which point they are supposed to give up any others.

    What's odd here is that the base requirements for attaining permanent residency are stricter than that of getting citizenship. Permanent residency requires 10 years of consecutive residency and 5 years of residency on work permits. Naturalization can be done with 5 and 3, respectively.
     
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    Japanese nationals are only allowed to hold a single citizenship either their own or American citizenship but not both.

    South Korean citizens will be required to serve the military regardless whether they have another citizenship or not, so it'll be complicated whenever dual recognition are involved.
     
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    amadeus Serenity now!

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    This is how I'm spending my vacation?
     

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