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how to get a second passport
You may have heard of obtaining a second passport, which means to obtain a citizenship in another country while you own your citizenship that you currently have.

This is also called dual citizenship that an individual can have two citizenships at the same time. The benefits of having a dual citizenship are to get some help from the embassies of both countries when you’re in need and able to live, work, and travel freely in both countries. You can also enjoy travel without restriction in different countries that either of the countries you belong to have travel treaties. You are able to seek political offices and vote in national elections in both countries as well.

how to get it

To get a second passport, the foreign national must follow the legal process of naturalization. Every country has different requirements for the naturalization process to obtain a second passport, but the process of applying for a second passport in general is described as below.

  1. Residence as a Permanent Resident: The prerequisite that almost every country requires is that a foreign national must be physically in the country for a certain amount of time before applying for dual citizenship so that you can be eligible for getting a second passport. The period can vary depending on the country and the citizenship category. For instance, let’s say you’re getting a dual citizenship in the United States. If you marry a U.S. citizen, you’ll be qualified to apply for dual citizenship after three years of permanent residence. Conversely, if you receive a permanent job from a U.S. employer, you must wait five years to apply for a second passport.
  1. Oath of allegiance: As a new citizen, you’re required to take an oath of allegiance to the country that you’re applying for the dual citizenship and a lot of countries demand it. The oath of allegiance includes a pledge to uphold the morals of the country, the ideals enumerated in the country’s constitution and a promise to enlist in the countries national armed forces.

Importantly, you may have to renounce the previous nationality to apply for dual citizenship in some countries which is to give up the passport, the citizenship right and the responsibilities of the other country. These are the countries that do not recognize dual citizenship: Algeria, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Monaco, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Niger, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palou, Papua, Principe Island, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tonga, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

 

Still, there are lots of countries recognize dual citizenship. In these countries, you won’t be asked to give up the former citizenship. The countries that recognize dual citizenship as follows: Albania, Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Carpe Verde, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Macao, Maldives, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nevis, New Zealand, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, St. Christopher, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, and the United Kingdom.

 

  1. Test on the country’s language, history, government, and culture: When you’re applying for naturalization, you will be asked to take a test to see your knowledge of the country’s language (with oral, written, reading, and listening components), its history, its government, and its culture in several countries. Some of them allow you to take the exam again, if you fail, but others don’t. The elderly or minors are exempted from the test in some countries.

why

Let’s see the ways to get dual citizenship. First, you can marry citizen of the country you’re getting a second passport for so that you can be eligible to apply for dual citizenship as a foreign spouse. Second, you can receive an offer of permanent employment from an employer located in the country, which will make you qualified to apply for a second passport as a foreign employee. Third, you can apply for a second passport as refugees or asylum in some countries if your own nation is experiencing catastrophe like civil war or earthquake.

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benefits of a second passport

There are benefits to have a second passport. For example, you can make international travels easily between the nations that do not have formal diplomatic relations. If a United State citizen needs a visa to travel to Iran, the process of it will be difficult and too long. However, if the United State citizen is also a citizen of Iran, the individual can use the Iranian passport to enter the country as a citizen can bypass the visa requirements.

Furthermore, if you have a second passport belongs to a country in the European Union, it will be much more convenient to travel internationally. The European Union maintains visa free travel amongst all of its member states, so if you are a citizen of one member nation, you can enjoy visa free travel to the other member nations. The European Union includes such popular travel destinations as Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Belgium, and Spain.

disadvantages of a second passport

Despite having a second passport gives you a lot of benefits, there are things that you may find inconvenient stem from having responsibilities and allegiances to multiple countries. For instance, an individual holding two passports may be required to register with two nations’ armed services. An individual with two passports has an obligation to pay taxes to both countries and report requirements of both countries that can result in the national paying double taxes on the same source of income.

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