Obtaining a Second Passport

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Did » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:30 am

@oldPro I think the Aust. Govt makes up the difference to the Brits. It's a sticking point as there are so many.

I'm working towards getting an Irish passport through marriage. I have to make sure I don't leave Ireland for more than 6 weeks a year for three years. Pretty narrow minded hey. They use any excuse for not giving you one, including if they think you will be a burden on the State. If I claimed one benefit once I would be out. I wouldn't of course it is not my nature, but I am concerned about having such a low income. I'm thinking of taking some employment 6 months before I hit the three year mark to tick that box.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by fips » Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:08 am

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Post by thrifty++ » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:35 pm

Depends what the passport is and how easy it is to get it. I always maintain both Canadian and NZ passport at all times. Useful as I flit between the two countries and its nice to know Aussie is always there too through the NZ passport just in case I ever want it. Both passports are extremely easy for me to get through parentage and birthplace.
But if there was anyway I could get a UK passport I would absolutely jump through the hoops to do so. I think thats the best you can get. Gives you access to the UK, all of the EU, and easier ability to immigrate to other countries in the commonwealth. Alas getting one too hard for me. Fourth generation NZer and Canadian.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:59 pm

We've finally collected all of the documents for the application for Mrs. Ego's Italian citizenship. I just got an email telling me to pay the 200 euro fee to the Ministry of the Interior. They provided an IBAN code, a SWIFT code and a Eurogiro name. I guess this mean I have to do a wire transfer but I don't know. It seems like my credit unions charge $40 or $45 for International Wire transfers. Any ideas on the best way to accomplish this?

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by TopHatFox » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:11 pm

@Ego, can you detail the Italian citizenship application process here-- how'd you do it?

Incidentally, my grand-father on my dad's side was Italian, which means my dad is, and so am I--but I need to re-claim it. Being part of the EU sounds useful, particularly for travelling.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by belgiandude » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:17 pm

Transferwise

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by rube » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:34 am

Wire transfer would be the only way I know off.

My (European) bank would only charge me about 6 euro international (outside Europe). 40-45 USD seems a lot!

Possible workaround: I'll make the wire (no fees for me inside EU) and you pay me through PayPal? I guess PayPal fees are much lower.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:54 am

belgiandude wrote:Transferwise
Super tip! Thank you! The fee will be $3.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:55 am

rube wrote: Possible workaround: I'll make the wire (no fees for me inside EU) and you pay me through PayPal? I guess PayPal fees are much lower.
Hey Rube, that was nice of you to offer. Thanks!

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:12 am

Zalo wrote:@Ego, can you detail the Italian citizenship application process here-- how'd you do it?

Incidentally, my grand-father on my dad's side was Italian, which means my dad is, and so am I--but I need to re-claim it. Being part of the EU sounds useful, particularly for travelling.
Sure. First things first. Make sure your grandfather acted in this order:

1) Left Italy and moved to his new country
2) Had your father
3) Obtained citizenship in the new country.

If he did 3 before 2 then you are out of luck.

You must obtain birth, death, and marriage certificates for grandfather, father and you as well as naturalization documents for your grandfather. Apostille the non-Italian certificates in the country of origin.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostille_Convention

The first thing to figure out is where your grandfather was born then request a copy of his birth certificate. Best way to do that is the Mormon database https://familysearch.org/ It is free. If you can't find it online, go to one of their family history centers.

https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Introd ... ry_Centers

That's a start.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:59 pm

We drove to LA and got the mountain of documents certified at the consulate. As we waited for the very kind consular official to double check every document, Mrs. Ego outlined the details of La Dolce Vita themed citizenship party we'll be hosting when she finally gets her passport. The application process takes two years. Obviously, patience is a virtue necessary for la dolce vita.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by BRUTE » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:56 am

totally worth it for the food

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Thu Sep 29, 2016 6:19 pm

Received a letter today from the consulate saying the application was accepted by the Ministry of the Interior. 730 days to go.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by jim234 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:49 pm

I just got my British passport! Mom was a Brit and I got it by descent.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:19 pm

jim234 wrote:I just got my British passport! Mom was a Brit and I got it by descent.
That's great. How was the process? What documents did you have to provide?

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by jim234 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:50 pm

Ego wrote:
jim234 wrote:I just got my British passport! Mom was a Brit and I got it by descent.
That's great. How was the process? What documents did you have to provide?
Her original birth certificate, my long birth certificate, my US passport, original documents. Took about 5 months.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:36 pm

Any opinions on the Italian referendum?

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by BRUTE » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:50 am

is this referendum like brexit?

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by Ego » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:37 am

BRUTE wrote:is this referendum like brexit?
Si and No. It seems like many are making it out to be Brexitity but as far as I can see the purpose is to claw back some of the safeguards created after WW2 to avoid allowing a Mussolini to come to power. Those safeguards make it tough to make meaningful changes and some are afraid that without those meaningful changes Italy will follow Greece. That said, I know very little about it other than having read a few stories.

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Re: Obtaining a Second Passport

Post by BRUTE » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:04 pm

looks like the passport comes with citizenship duties as well. now Ego needs to keep up to date with 2 countries' political drama :)

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