Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Moving back or to the UK
Reload this Page >

A question for ping pong poms

A question for ping pong poms

Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:45 pm
  #16  
JAJ
Retired
 
JAJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 34,649
JAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Mercedes
Even though I took Oz citizenship, I wouldn't have given up my UK one. I was content enough there and thought of it as home for a while. But always felt whilst my parents, family were in the UK, that was also home. I don't know if I would have felt different if my family weren't alive. Anyway even if I had to give up my passport, if I went back I would say I'd lost it and reapplied. How can anyone really force you to give up your birth countries citizenship, I wouldn't have thought they could unless the birth country took it away from you?
Some countries, eg Denmark and Singapore, force new citizens to obtain a certificate from their old country proving that they have formally renounced their citizenship.
JAJ is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:46 pm
  #17  
You sip .... I glug !!!
Thread Starter
 
Vegemite Kids's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: Over the hill!
Posts: 2,790
Vegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond reputeVegemite Kids has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Pollyana
Same here. I'm British, and the longer I live here the more British I feel.

Obviously everyone has their own reasons for deicding to take citizenship, but on a purely personal level now I really don't want to be Australian anyway; I think I'd feel like a fraud if I applied for it....which is still over a year away for me anyhow. I might consider it if The Bloke and I ever moved back to the UK, purely so that I could come back here with him at a later date, but while I'm actually resident here I don't think I'll bother. RRVs will do me when the PR visa is exhausted.

This is kind of why I asked the question. Years ago when I first moved to the UK I could have got a British passport & it would have made life a whole lot easier job-wise, but back then it would have meant giving up my Australian passport irretrevably. I just couldnt do it, even though it gave me loads of hassle and meant attending loads of visa interviews to stay in whichever European country I happened to be living or working in. It also caused lots of hassle for the companies that employed me and I was constanly under pressure from them to make the switch, but even with my job on the line I couldnt do it.

If the option to have dual had been available then I probably would have taken it, but felt like a bit of a fraud knowing I wasnt going to benefit long term (or even add benefit)

Seeing all the "stay 2 years advice" just got me thinking again. (I had had a glass or few last night so that maybe explains the "thinking" )
Vegemite Kids is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:49 pm
  #18  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 87,932
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Mercedes
Even though I took Oz citizenship, I wouldn't have given up my UK one. I was content enough there and thought of it as home for a while. But always felt whilst my parents, family were in the UK, that was also home. I don't know if I would have felt different if my family weren't alive. Anyway even if I had to give up my passport, if I went back I would say I'd lost it and reapplied. How can anyone really force you to give up your birth countries citizenship, I wouldn't have thought they could unless the birth country took it away from you?
Some countries don't allow their citizens to become citizens of another country. I have a Belguim friend who's lived in the US for almost 40 years and hasn't taken US citizenship for this very reason. Although in her case it's more for inheritance purposes rather than patriotism.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:56 pm
  #19  
JAJ
Retired
 
JAJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 34,649
JAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
Some countries don't allow their citizens to become citizens of another country. I have a Belguim friend who's lived in the US for almost 40 years and hasn't taken US citizenship for this very reason. Although in her case it's more for inheritance purposes rather than patriotism.
Belgium changed its law in this respect on 9 June 2007:
http://www.diplomatie.be/en/services...p?TEXTID=42535
JAJ is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 12:58 pm
  #20  
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Jerseygirl's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 87,932
Jerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond reputeJerseygirl has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by JAJ
Belgium changed its law in this respect on 9 June 2007:
http://www.diplomatie.be/en/services...p?TEXTID=42535
Yes...my friend is applying for US citizenship now.
Jerseygirl is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 1:01 pm
  #21  
BE Forum Addict
 
Mercedes's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Depends
Posts: 4,041
Mercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond reputeMercedes has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Why do countries have problems with having dual citizenships. Nowadays with the world being smaller, people don't tend to want to stay anywhere necessarily for ever. If the people are contributing to their system, does it really matter what other Citizenships they have.- unless they are of course some one who comes from a country with loads of terrorists.
Mercedes is offline  
Old Jul 19th 2007, 11:05 pm
  #22  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Spain then Massachusetts USA
Posts: 211
Shivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond reputeShivster has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Unless Spain has changed, they didn't allow citizenships to other countries either.
Shivster is offline  
Old Jul 20th 2007, 12:06 am
  #23  
my arm aches
 
ladyofthelake's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: the warm waters of Florida
Posts: 2,289
ladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond reputeladyofthelake has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl
You are lucky...as a Green Card holder in the US we have to wait 5 years before applying for citizenship...the application can take from a few months to years. After entering the US on a visa...the Green Card application can take years.

Yeah, and I've been here 5½ years and still haven't even got the green card yet. I'll have been here at least 11 years before I'm elligible to apply for citizenship.

Good job we don't have to choose between the two, and can keep both. I couldn't give up my British citizenship.
ladyofthelake is offline  
Old Jul 20th 2007, 5:24 am
  #24  
JAJ
Retired
 
JAJ's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 34,649
JAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond reputeJAJ has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A question for ping pong poms

Originally Posted by Shivster
Unless Spain has changed, they didn't allow citizenships to other countries either.
As far as I know that's the case, but they do make exceptions for many Latin American countries.

As for those children who are born with dual Spanish/other citizenship, they may only have to "choose" a citizenship as an adult under Spanish law. Many other countries will ignore such a declaration.
JAJ is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.