How many people have two passports.

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  1. I consider myself lucky because I have two passports. British or EU is my second passport. Its good for 10 years but its full in 3. I was born in the UK but immigrated to Canada when i was 6 months old. :)
    I find the 2 passports is so helpful when i need 'difficult" visa's that take more than a week to complete. Its also great to use different passports depending on fees for different countries or even if I need a Visa.

    The biggest plus is if something goes wrong I have the British Embassy to help out... :) I suspect they would be more helpful than Canada in many countries. :)

    EU and US might be the two best passports but Canada EU has to be second best???? your thoughts?

    so how many have 2 Passports. and what are they?
     
  2. nighthawk
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    Oh no, we have something in common.
     
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    I have dual citizenship too.
     
  4. looking at flights this must be Simon?
    did you get out before you got a British Accent?
     
  5. tomh009
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    I have Canada and EU. I'd rather have that than US and EU -- US citizenship immediately drags you into worldwide taxation by IRS (and the pleasure of dealing with IRS for tax returns each year).
     
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    Yes exactly! I have a Polish passport even though I was born in Canada. Have used it to get visas before. Also awesome for not having to worry about work visas etc. to any EU countries.
     
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    Canada UK here. It's great asset when travelling in that region and it also means I can keep my Canadian passport 'clean' from any visa that might upset the US.
     
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    I have Australian soon to have Canadian.

    Wife has Canadian & British.

    Children will have Australia/Canadian/&British :)
     
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    Usa & canada (waiting for it)
     
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    I have two. One for me and one for my wife. [​IMG]
     
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    Australia and New Zealand, not as exciting as some.
     
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    Have both UK (like the 10 year validity)and Canadian. Was also able to get one for daughter born in Canada. Provides great flexibility.
     
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    I have UK (Canadian in about 18 months time, I think). Can't wait to be shot of the I-94W shuffle 3-4 times a year when head across to BUF. IIRC, I can apply for NEXUS at the same time :)

    Daughter has both (just renewing them - UK kids passports are shorter duration, but seeing as she had her first (biometric!) UK one within a week of being born, I've kind of wondered if biometrics had any real point for kids that young - all their features are growing, right?)

    Wife has Canadian and UK permanent right to remain stamp (and wishes she'd got her UK one sorted while she was living in the UK - the Brasilian visa fees were pretty eye-watering. The charges and hurdles to get a UK one these days are even more so, mind you)
     
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    I have 6. However they are all Canadian and 5 have expired. Does that count? :)
     
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    Canadian/Hungarian. I have NEVER used the Hungarian one, but somehow it is the one on my Nexus card
     
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    I have dual citizenship, Canada and UK, originally born in the UK, moved to Canada in my late teens, still have the accent. Also go back quite often, this Friday is the first trip to the UK this year to see family!
     
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    US and German, daughter has US, German and Japanese. Got three of G7 covered.
     
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    With the German EU passport, you can now cover all of G7, except for Canada. Better start working on that one! ;)
     
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    Canada + EU.
    I only use the EU for entry to EU. Everywhere else it is Canadian.
     
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    I have three permanent documents, two of which are passports. Thus I have the following three:

    -Canadian Passport
    -U.S. Passport
    -Hong Kong Permanent ID Card

    Now is there a way I can apply for a Leslieville Passport so I can bypass the coons? :p :D
     
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    If your getting a Canadian PP you must be a Canadian PR so why wait to apply for your NEXUS?
     
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    In the US you can have two passports. I just learned about this recently. The justification is fairly straight forward. Here are the two main reasons:

    1) You have trips planned and one trip requires you send your passport in to get a visa. In my case it's China. During the period of time that my passport will be with the Chinese officials to get the visa, I have to go to the EU, so I am getting a 2nd passport to cover this situation.

    2) You are traveling to parts of the world where the placement of an immigration stamp or travel visa from country #1 would cause problems in country #2.

    It requires some additional documentation but it's do-able.
     
  24. filling passports is a hassle.....some countries Visa are full pages so in no time I fill up passports. :(
    Also the problem of passport stamps from countries that other countries dont like. My Syrian stamps are in my EU passport :)
     
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    Another one here with Canada + UK. I've only every used the UK passport twice and that's because the line was shorter. :D

    The UK passport will be useful for entry to Dubai where they are still riled at us pesky Canadians and perhaps for Brazil which I need entry to take pics of Iguazu Falls.
     

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