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    Would you ever surrender you passport for another nation state?

    I am just curious? I have a few friends that are mixed one in particular who has surrendered his American passport to be full time Japanese. Of course, you would never surrender your nation of origin for LOS. But if you could?

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    No reason to do that. Too old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    No reason to do that. Too old.
    But you would if you could kit? Am I right? I am 70% Norwegian according to DNA. I would surrender my merkin password in a heartbeat.

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    Only if it was guaranteed to be Diplomatic for life.


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    I have the chance but won't.

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    Of course. I would this afternoon if the deal was right. Canada means nothing to me

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    Theoretically, yes I would. Practically though, I see no reason to do so. I have two passports already, both work fine internationally, so that's ok.

    But if I had, say, a Nigerian or Filipino passport- where it can be hard to travel to many countries, or I am viewed with suspicion, and I could 'upgrade' to a US/ EU/ Oz passport- absolutely.

    I have known a few US citizens relinquish theirs, but that is mainly because of their world wide taxation rules, and political dissidence. I mean, if they want to tax you in a country you will only ever visit again periodically, why bother with it?

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    I have never felt the need to have anything other than an Oz passport. I have travelled all over the world with minimal interference in any country, although long stretches in Thailand have been more onerous than many others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    American passport


    No such thing as "American passport"

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    Ok teacher. Do I get a rap across the knuckles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    No such thing as "American passport"
    Maybe you should reread the thread title.
    Last edited by bsnub; 08-11-2020 at 06:10 AM.

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    I have two passports that work just fine. No need.

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    I'd swap my UK passport for a Thai one in an instant if it was that easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    I'd swap my UK passport for a Thai one in an instant if it was that easy.

    I wouldn't.

    I noticed a few expats in Indonesia do that. Why on earth would you want to be treated as a nasty immigrant whenever you wanted to travel outside Thailand?

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    I assume you are never planning to visit orrstralia then? Cus it's a bugger, with a Thai passport.

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    I could get an Irish passport easily, but personally I never saw much of an advantage of having that over my US passport.

    As for becoming Thai, never! As a US citizen I don't have to be worried about making a Fufu joke, but as a Thai I could get into lots of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    As a US citizen I don't have to be worried about making a Fufu joke
    That's Air Chief Marshal Foo Foo for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I wouldn't.

    I noticed a few expats in Indonesia do that. Why on earth would you want to be treated as a nasty immigrant whenever you wanted to travel outside Thailand?
    Easy enough to get visas to Japan etc as a Thai. No interest in travelling outside of Thailand to be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    But if I had, say, a Nigerian or Filipino passport- where it can be hard to travel to many countries, or I am viewed with suspicion, and I could 'upgrade' to a US/ EU/ Oz passport- absolutely.
    Yup . . . but only Klondyke has a shit passport of that level, the rest of us are in a better situation



    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    I have two passports that work just fine. No need.
    I have three and will be getting my fourth end of this year . . . The Kiwi is the cheapest one to renew so I'll be travelling with that when I get it . . . and can travel again.

    Passports are just identification papers, they say nothing about how or what YOU feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I am 70% Norwegian according to DNA.
    You scandihooligan c u n t. No wonder you're pissed all the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    That's Air Chief Marshal Foo Foo for you.
    Just mentioning that name is enough to get you perma-banned from TV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Canada means nothing to me



    I'd never give it up in a million years, but I have cousins who moved to America who have given up their Canadian citizenship. I think it is mandatory after so many years for them. Whereas my best friend moved to Canada when she was young and still has dual citizenship and votes in the US Fed elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post



    I'd never give it up in a million years, but I have cousins who moved to America who have given up their Canadian citizenship. I think it is mandatory after so many years for them. Whereas my best friend moved to Canada when she was young and still has dual citizenship and votes in the US Fed elections.
    Didn't you flounce the other day and say you weren't coming back?

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    I wouldn't surrender my US passport or my US citizenship. No need. Besides I have paid into the SS system why give up free money. Some day I will be able to receive payouts and buy really good Bourbon. Isn't that what SS is for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    I think it is mandatory after so many years for them.
    No, it's not.

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