What are the benefits of dual citizenship?

| Sep 21, 2016 | Citizenship |

When you are taking the steps to become a U.S. citizen, you may be thinking of making Florida your permanent home. However, that does not have to mean that you no longer have a home in your country of origin. In fact, many foreign nationals may find the idea of losing their citizenship abroad difficult emotionally. Dual citizenship may be the answer, and by choosing this option, you may also enjoy a number of benefits.

According to USA Today, dual citizenship does not typically represent a less secure bond to both of your countries. Instead, it has the potential to reinforce the connection you feel for your new country because you are allowed to maintain your ties to your country of origin.

If you are a citizen of two countries, you may carry passports for each, which makes it easier to travel, particularly when going back and forth between your two homes. The U.S. embassy, the embassy of your home country or both may be able to supply aid in the event of a problem while you are in a foreign country.

You may take advantage of educational and career opportunities in the location that best suits your life. If you have gained your U.S. citizenship through marriage, you may pass these on to your children, as well. It is also possible to become a dual citizen through the naturalization process, or to become a U.S. citizen by birth. Which option you may be eligible for depends on many factors, so this general information should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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