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Anyone here knows if it's possible for the RUB spouse to keep his/her citizenship and also have the US citizenship? Are the children able to get dual citizenship?

We're very far from even applying for citizenship but just curious.

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Anyone here knows if it's possible for the RUB spouse to keep his/her citizenship and also have the US citizenship? Are the children able to get dual citizenship?

We're very far from even applying for citizenship but just curious.

yes it's possible and Russia is a jus saguinus (sp.?) country and I believe you'd just have to go the embassy in the US and apply for Russian citizenship for the child of a Russian citizen.


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Does the United States recognize dual citizenship now?


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Does the United States recognize dual citizenship now?

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html

The only issue with Russian citizenship are things like military service for males and the fact that the US wouldn't be able to help you out if something were to happen to you in Russia. But it doesn't mean that Amy's husband can't keep his Russian passport or that her future child risks losing his natural-born American citizenship. You really have to TRY to lose it: http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html

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http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1753.html

The only issue with Russian citizenship are things like military service for males and the fact that the US wouldn't be able to help you out if something were to happen to you in Russia. But it doesn't mean that Amy's husband can't keep his Russian passport or that her future child risks losing his natural-born American citizenship. You really have to TRY to lose it: http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html

One more thing - If you get a visa to go to Russia in your USA passport - you are giving up your Russian citizenship. Not that you'd need the Visa anyway... And that means you would want to keep your passport current, unless you can enter Russia with an expired passport.

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Does the United States recognize dual citizenship now?

There is no formal recognition of dual citizenship. You are treated as a citizen of USA if you are in the USA or at a consulate in another country. Also if you make any money in a foreign country, you need to file taxes or you can lose your citizenship. There are no laws stating that if you become a USA citizen, you lose your other citizenship. However, other countries may have these laws.

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One more thing - If you get a visa to go to Russia in your USA passport - you are giving up your Russian citizenship.

That's slightly incorrect. If you keep your Russian citizenship, you are ineligible for a Russian visa. You have to give up your Russian citizenship BEFORE you apply for a Russian visa (and if you are going to travel to Russia, there is no sense in giving up your Russian citizenship).


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There is no formal recognition of dual citizenship. You are treated as a citizen of USA if you are in the USA or at a consulate in another country. Also if you make any money in a foreign country, you need to file taxes or you can lose your citizenship. There are no laws stating that if you become a USA citizen, you lose your other citizenship. However, other countries may have these laws.

You don't lose your citizenship if you make money in a foreign country and fail to pay taxes on that money. You are just guilty of tax evasion. Renouncing your US citizenship is not so easy as just not paying taxes.

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You don't lose your citizenship if you make money in a foreign country and fail to pay taxes on that money. You are just guilty of tax evasion. Renouncing your US citizenship is not so easy as just not paying taxes.

It's a requirement of being a citizen. Technically, they could renounce your US citizenship citing your failure to keep up your part of the deal. They never do this in practice though. Still, don't be the first. File your taxes!

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This is only in regards to lossing US citizenship. Currently,I know my wife will not automatically lose her Belarussian citizenship should she want to be US citizen when that time comes. When we have children, they will also automatically be Belarussian citizens as well as US.

http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html

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This is only in regards to lossing US citizenship. Currently,I know my wife will not automatically lose her Belarussian citizenship should she want to be US citizen when that time comes. When we have children, they will also automatically be Belarussian citizens as well as US.

http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_778.html

Are you sure it's *automatic*? Unless they're born in the country, you usually have to physically file for it. It's not like US hospitals will send the Belarusian governemtn a birth record if a child is born to a Belarusian citizen.

It's a requirement of being a citizen. Technically, they could renounce your US citizenship citing your failure to keep up your part of the deal. They never do this in practice though. Still, don't be the first. File your taxes!

It's not on the list of ways to lose your US citizenship.

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That's slightly incorrect. If you keep your Russian citizenship, you are ineligible for a Russian visa. You have to give up your Russian citizenship BEFORE you apply for a Russian visa (and if you are going to travel to Russia, there is no sense in giving up your Russian citizenship).

How can it be possible in real life?I do not quite get it.Let`s say I do have both passports.Leaving the States ,going to Russia,showing the Russian passport at the check in,correct?Because they will not buy american one with no visa...Once leaving Russia,what do you present?I would say american passport as otherwise you can not get on the plane.However,where is the visa to Russia or any proof of your staying in Russia?

Can t get it.But know quite a few people practicing that....

If anyone has any thoughts...


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Belarus
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Here is where I got the information:

Dual Nationality: If you obtained U.S. citizenship through naturalization, you may not have automatically lost your Belarusian citizenship. In the majority of cases, naturalized U.S. citizens retain their Belarusian citizenship unless they take specific steps to renounce it. The Belarusian authorities will allow naturalized U.S. citizens from Belarus to enter the country without a valid Belarusian passport on a “certificate of return” issued by Belarusian Embassies and Consulates, but please note that a valid Belarusian passport will be required to leave the country. It can take two to four weeks to receive a new Belarusian passport. For additional information please consult with the Embassy of Belarus.

Children born to Belarusian parent(s) or to one Belarusian parent and one foreign parent, even if born in the United States and in possession of a U.S. passport, may not be issued a Belarusian visa for travel to Belarus. The Belarusian government considers these children to be Belarusian citizens until age 16, when they may choose to accept or reject that claim to citizenship. Instead of a visa, a "certificate of return" is issued that will allow the child to enter Belarus. It is imperative that parents of such children understand that, in order to leave the country, the child will be required to have a Belarusian passport if he/she does not already have one. It can take anywhere from two to four weeks to complete the application procedures and receive a new Belarusian passport.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1033.html

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