Originally Posted by Bestwifeever
How does dual citizenship work when one travels--do you carry two passports, would you show (for example) the Irish passport when you travel to Ireland and the US passport when you return? Do both countries know of your dualness or of your application for it? Does Homeland security automatically put you on a list for applying post-9/11?
(Someone I know looked into this about three years ago and these questions arose--ultimately they dropped the idea.)
I immigrated from Canada to US and hold only a US passport - which specifies where I was born. That's the only one I carry. I don't see the need for a Canadian one....and it might be difficult to get anyway since I don't live there...but maybe not. I haven't had any reason to see if there is any advantage to dual citizenship....but can only think that I probably could move back to Canada with no problem or stay over the specified visit length of time that other US citizens are allowed....but my spouse who doesn't have dual couldn't do those things as easily. Homeland Security doesn't keep track (unfortunately) of those with green cards or visitors permits, etc., so can't imagine they keep track of legitimate citizens - but you never know. If the Canadian government didn't know before where I was they know now, because I've just started getting a very small Canada Pension Plan check (sent in US funds)...there is a reciprocity agreement between the 2 countries for tax purposes...but that's based on country of residence not on citizenship. This is my first year receiving it...and would appreciate hearing from any others who receive social security like $ from other countries...and how you handled it on your income tax.