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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Inside the EU, they should have the same benefits, so if you don't plan on leaving the EU, it should not matter. However countires outside of the EU doesn't look at the EU as a single country, so ...
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What happens when Chinese acquire foreign citizenship?

In theory, Chinese dual citizenship is impossible for adults who were only Chinese citizens at birth, since you automatically lose Chinese citizenship if you voluntarily receive another country's ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

Most countries don't tax their citizens, only their residents. The most notable exception is the US. In the EU countries however you only need to pay tax if you are a resident there. More specifically ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

To add on to StzupY's answer, a country's nationals often have a much easier time getting things done. That means, even if the law eventually treats everyone practically the same, foreign EU-nationals ...
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Born abroad to a British mother, can I get British citizenship?

Based on the information you provided the Government's citizenship checking site is actually quite helpful (it's sometimes not so helpful if you were born before 1983, but in your case it's actually ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

As the others have said, the differences are mainly going to be perceptible outside the EU. But even within the union, some countries restrict some of their benefits to actual nationals: for instance, ...
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Can dual nationals have two completely separate surnames?

The "problem" of naming children as an expat is usually quite complex, but for your actual problem it's fortunately quite simple: yes, it's possible to have the child's British passport contain ...
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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

Such a scenario is indeed possible. For example, I know several countries where the law allows the authorities to strip a recently naturalised citizen of their citizenship if they have been found ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

One advantage could be the work permition - there were some restrictions for citizens of Bulgaria and Romania until 2014, and there are still restrictions for citizens of Croatia - only 8 EU countries ...
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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

For the benefit of anybody in this situation who is wondering, and would like a real data point instead of conjecture or pontification, here is what actually happened: When trying to check out ...
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Portuguese citizenship card application in India?

Finally, I was able to get both my Portuguese citizenship card and passport after a one and a half month long process. I am posting the entire process which I went through at Portugal Consulate - New ...
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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

First of all, we need to clarify what you mean by "revoke" here. Several of countries that you claimed can "revoke" the citizenship of naturalized citizens, including the US and Canada, actually ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

I'm Italian and I moved to the UK two years ago. As Italians, if we permanently reside in a foreign country we don't pay taxes on what we earn abroad. There are taxes to pay if you own a property in ...
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Born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents - can my kids get British passports

What they say seems correct. You are a "British citizen by descent", because you were automatically a British citizen at birth due to being born outside the UK to a parent who was a British citizen ...
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The US Healthcare Penalty and the UK National Health Service

As a dual US/UK citizen if you live outside the US, you are eligible for an exemption for health coverage. If you are living in the US, then you are not an "ordinary resident" of the UK, despite the ...
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How long does it take to get dual citizenship in the UK?

It's the same as getting normal citizenship. From the UK Government site on citizenship: You can apply for British citizenship by naturalisation if: you’re 18 or over you’re of good ...
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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

It does not matter where the wedding is actually performed. Both the US and Australia (like virtually all countries) recognise marriages that have been legally performed according to the laws of the ...
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Eligibility for Dutch Passport or Nationality Certificate

I just wanted to follow up on this to provide some clarity for those who come across this question in their search through the complexities of the Dutch Nationality Law. Definitely the reason this ...
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What happens when Chinese acquire foreign citizenship?

(Note: I am assuming that by China you are talking about the People's Republic of China (PRC). It's very different for the Republic of China (ROC).) The word "recognize" means to treat something as ...
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How is United States Citizenship affected by taking Australian Citizenship

The State Department has information on Dual Nationality. Some important excerpts: However, a person who acquires a foreign nationality by applying for it may lose U.S. nationality. In order to ...
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Do any countries allow most cases of dual citizenship, yet somehow restrict triple citizenship?

Yes, at least one country does, Uganda. At least according to the Government of Uganda website: https://www.gou.go.ug/content/ugandan-citizenship DOES DUAL CITIZENSHIP INCLUDE POSESSION OF THREE ...
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Must I register my child's birth outside the USA?

Must my child travel on a USA passport (they already have a UK passport); According to US law (8 USC 1185(b)), it is "unlawful" for a US citizen to enter and leave the US without bearing a US ...
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Dual Citizenship between US and England

You are a British citizen. First of all, from what you said ("birthright"), you didn't "become a US citizen in 1991" -- you were a US citizen from birth. Second, even if you acquired a foreign ...
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Looking at 3rd Citizenship

It depends on your status in Namibian law. Disclaimer: this answer is based entirely on Wikipedia; I have no first-hand (or second-hand) knowledge or experience in Namibian or South African ...
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US Born, UK Citizen Mother, do I qualify for UK Passport?

Do I qualify for a UK passport\citizenship? See Apply for citizenship if you have a British parent/You were born before 1983. Since you did not mention your father, I presume he was not British. ...
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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

Based on the German Embassy information quoted further down, the chances are high that you have not lost your German citizenship. To determine this property, you must apply for a ...
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As an OCI card holder, do I count as an "Indian Citizen"?

Your definition of OCI is correct. In practice, OCI is more of a liability than a help. It does not help you with most officialdom, because you deal with low- to mid-level people who have no clue ...
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Will I forfeit my French citizenship when taking on US citizenship?

Generally speaking, French law does not make multiple citizenship difficult in any way. You don't need to renounce any prior nationality to become French and there are very few situations in which you ...
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Can an EU citizen move to another EU country to work remotely at a job not in the EU?

Taxation will depend on the country into which you move. Some countries have mutual agreements against double taxations, aimed at avoiding charging residents twice. These usually don't include ...
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My native country of Pakistan does not accept dual nationality, am I still a citizen?

According to Pakistani nationality law: s.14 Dual Citizenship or nationality not permitted. If you hold a citizenship outside of Pakistan the Pakistani citizenship is terminated Unless ...
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