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Citizenship FAQs: Do I Have To Give Up My Home Country Passport?

You do not have to give up your home country passport if you become a US citizen. The United States allows dual citizenship, which means that you can be a citizen of both the United States and another country. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you become a citizen of a country that does not allow dual citizenship, you may be required to renounce your US citizenship. Don’t do that before speaking to an immigration attorney. 

Here are some of the challenges of having dual citizenship:

  • You may have to pay taxes in both countries.
  • You may have to serve in the military of both countries.
  • You may have to follow the laws of both countries.
  • You may have to deal with different immigration requirements.
  • You may inadvertently relinquish your U.S. citizenship by swearing allegiance to another country!

If you are considering becoming a US citizen and you also have citizenship in another country, it is important to speak with an experienced immigration attorney to discuss your options.

Benefits Of Citizenship

If your citizenship application is denied, we can help you figure out the next steps. Naturalization to become a U.S. Citizen can bring many rights and privileges, such as voting in elections and becoming eligible for certain government jobs. There are also financial benefits associated with becoming a United States citizen. Understanding all the rights and responsibilities associated with becoming a United States citizen is important before applying for naturalization.

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Do You Want to Become a U.S. Citizen? Talk To A Citizenship Lawyer

The immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office work with you to evaluate your immigration status and guide you in your journey to becoming a U.S. citizen. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-912-0322. 

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