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    matemate is offline Registered User
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    ah have you considered the disservice you do to your child by giving it a US passport? your child is likely growing up as an international citizen (given how you travel/live) and having a US passport makes his life much more difficult (e.g. hard to get any bank accounts opened in some European countries; life-long world-wide taxes even if your bub never lives in the US; higher china visa feeds; and so on).

    i would only get a HK passport for now and then he can always apply for the US passport later if he feels he needs it

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    Mingaling is offline Registered User
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    sorry matemate, but I am a US citizen (and proud to be one) and I would not consider getting a US citizenship for my baby a "disservice".

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    Aquarian is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mingaling View Post
    sorry matemate, but I am a US citizen (and proud to be one) and I would not consider getting a US citizenship for my baby a "disservice".
    You should certainly consider the tax implications for your child though.

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    Mingaling is offline Registered User
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    My husband pays the US government taxes. It is what it is. I grew up in NY and theres no other place like it. Proud to be an American and to say its a "disservice" is a bit harsh.

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    Regardless of anything. Mate mate, thank you for your advice. It is one of the first times I have ever heard of liabilities to being a us citizen although I'm sure there was/are more. It's definitely something to consider. Where does one go to read and research these types of issues

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    realj0y is offline Registered User
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    Oh! I am also proud to be us citizen. But I would also like to know all the facts

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