Top 5 Easiest Countries to Get Dual Citizenship

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Some people are born lucky enough to automatically have dual citizenship. This usually happens by having a parent who is from another country or by being born in a foreign country to a U.S. parent. If you were born in the U.S., have parents who were both born in the States, but have ex-pat wishes, getting dual citizenship is a different story. While some countries make gaining citizenship simple, you may have to do something in return. Dual citizenship may offer you more traveling options and, in some cases, tax benefits.

5 Italy

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Like Ireland, your ancestry may be your ticket to Italian citizenship. Italy considers you an automatic citizen if your paternal grandfather or maternal grandmother is an Italian citizen. If you have other Italian ancestors, you can gain naturalization by living in Italy for at least three years. Otherwise, you have to live in the country for at least 10 years. However, if you work for the Italian government in any capacity for at least five years, even if the work was in a different country, you can gain naturalization without any residency requirements.

4 Dominica

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Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, the Commonwealth of Dominica in the Caribbean offers an Economic Citizenship program to “investors.” To become a citizen, you simply have to pay the government a $100,000 investment. The government also offers package deals, just like the burger joint in town. Citizenship for you and your spouse is $175,000, but if you’re married and have two minor children, you only have to pay $200,000.

3 St. Kitts and Nevis

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The islands of St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean have a neat little thing called the Citizenship-by-Investment program where you can purchase citizenship for you and your dependents. To prove that you’re a worthy, you have to invest at least $400,000 in U.S. dollars in certain real estate developments and pay a fee of at least $200,000. If you have the cash, becoming a citizen is a cinch.

2 Ireland

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One of the simplest ways to gain Irish citizenship is to live in Ireland for at least five years. The government, however, may waive the time requirement if you can prove you are of Irish decent or if you have certain Irish associations. Just having an Irish grandparent can make you an automatic Irish national. In some instances, to get naturalized, you have to continue to reside in the country for a certain number of years.

1 Brazil

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Brazil opens its arms to anyone who wants to become a citizen. Adopting a child from Brazil automatically makes you Brazilian, according to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Brazil’s Ministry of Justice shares that you can get a “common naturalization” if you’re really interested in becoming a Brazilian citizen. Simply living in Brazil for at least 15 years can get you effortless naturalization.

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0 thoughts on “Top 5 Easiest Countries to Get Dual Citizenship”

  1. I wonder which country offers tax benefit to their dual citizens? I am a dual citizen myself – Hong Kong & US. My income usually gets taxed more heavily since I have to pay for both sides.

  2. Indians are not welcomed, best bet is apply for canadian citizenship and it will come one day.

  3. Why not just go to an Islamic nation? It is a genocide to keep going into White EU nations, which is only helping Israel clear out the Middle East.

  4. they wont want you, stay in your own country. People will treat you like garbage…like me.

  5. Are you a terrorist or IS implant? Stay in your country of birth and make it better for your children. Dont be a coward.

  6. How is that being a coward, the chances of actually making a massive difference in quality of life done by one person is astronomically small. Wanting a better future for your children and yourself is not cowardliness. What exactly would make you think he is a terrorist? Hes likely from the middle east, but not a terrorist. ISIS only has 30,000 people and there are 200 million people in the middle east. You are so stupid! ISIS banned internet in their country. Abd, you should choose Ireland. I also know of a loophole BTW.

  7. But they need to start staying in their own nations and working for what they like in other nations such as Ireland. And, btw, Im 100% Anti-war and have been dead set against the evil invasions the USA and EU nations have been doing against the Middle East. WE THE PEOPLE need to start holding our nations leaders to account for their invasions, which have caused all these problems. And hold Israel to account for its part in 9/11. Read Christopher Bollyns excellent book “Solving 9-11, the Deception that Changed the World”

  8. hes right, stay in your festering herpes sore called the middle east. Josh doesnt have a loophole, hes just trying to bone you cause he likes men.

  9. information about italy is wrong in almost evthg…” Italy considers you an automatic citizen if your paternal grandfather or maternal grandmother is an Italian citizen. If you have other Italian ancestors, you can gain naturalization by living in Italy for at least three years.”this is wrong:the three year residence is exactly for “granchildren of italians”.Nothing is automatic! Only CHILDREN of italians are born italians… without limit of ancestry.

  10. Josh Humphrey…what is your loophole? Im a US citizen wanting to live/retire n Ireland, but they want 50,000 euros a year income from Americans

  11. Oh CRAP, thanks Mike Simmons, Im new here and an old man, I dont need that kind of stuff!

  12. guys its like this, if your from some disgusting filthy 3rd world country who has never contributed to the world….why would a country want you? I dont want a roomate that is a slob…thats how countries look at it.

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