Benefits of Dual Citizenship

Dual citizens can receive the benefits and privileges offered by each country. For example, they have access to two social service systems, can vote in either country and may be able to run for office in either country, depending on the law. They are also allowed to work in either country without needing a work permit or visa and can attend school in either country at the citizen tuition rate.

Two Passports: As a dual citizen, you are allowed to carry passports from both countries. Having a citizen’s passport eliminates the need for long-stay visas and questioning about the purpose of your trip. It also guarantees right of entry to both countries, which can be especially important if you have family to visit, are a student or do business in either country.

Property Ownership: Another benefit of dual citizenship is the ability to own property in either country. Some countries restrict land ownership to citizens only, and as a legal citizen of two countries, you would be able to purchase property in either or both countries. If you travel frequently between the two countries, this might be especially useful since property ownership might offer a more economical way to live in two places

Cultural Education: As a dual citizen, you will reap the benefits of being immerse in the culture of two countries. 

Simple Rules for using your Dual Passports:
If you carry passports from countries where they both recognize dual citizenship, there is little to no risk of any incidents arising from your dual citizenship status when traveling if you use your passports correctly. Follow this general rule and enter and exit each of your citizenship countries with your corresponding passport.

When traveling to foreign countries, you should always enter and exit any country with the same passport. Not doing so is a common mistake made by dual citizenship holders and can be the source of an immigration investigation and rigorous questioning.  In addition to having to explain yourself you may be forced to purchase a plane ticket on the spot and leave the country immediately.

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