Pros And Cons Of Dual Citizenship

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What is dual citizenship? Basically it means to have more than one citizenship. If more than one country recognize you as a citizen, you have dual citizenship. Dual citizenship has been a growing phenomenon due to its high levels of international migration and because lately numerous countries revised their nationality laws to allow individuals to retain their citizenships even when they naturalize in another country. There hasn’t been a statistical surveys results on the numbers of dual citizenships in the world or specific countries. Dual citizenships has been traditionally criticized as an intolerable sort of political polygamy, a way of devaluing the meaning of citizenship and a source of conflict of laws. In this recent society, there…show more content…
This will allow the individual to travel easily to and fro to the either country with ease and not having any difficulties staying for a longer duration. Hey are given the right to work in either country without the need pf having work permit or visa, and can also attend schools in either country at the citizen rate. A dual citizenship will have 2 passports. The next privilege is that they can own property in either country. As many businesses take place overseas, it will be an advantage for a dual citizenships as they are entitled to own property in either countries which makes it easier for them to stay. Businessmen can also invest in the real estate market. (“Pros & Cons of Dual Citizenship”) With all that privileges and benefits, there will be always be a drawback. In the U.S, the government requires a dual citizenship to report all worldwide income in her annual tax return. This eventually will be a double taxation for the dual citizen. Also, authorities are concerned that a dual citizen may threaten the political identity of the country. (“Pros & Cons of Dual…show more content…
(“Dual citizenship not right for now, but Govt will keep an open mind: DPM Teo”) After much thought and deliberation, I feel that having a dual citizenship may not seem to be a bad idea. Singaporeans will be enjoy the benefits of having dual citizenship. I am very sure that many would love to have 2 passports as it will make travelling a lot easier to either countries. Yes it is true that there may be a compromise between the citizens of being disloyal and trust issue. However, if there is a special and strong bond between the citizen and the government, it should not be a problem to allow the citizens from having a dual citizenship. Overall, the 2 most important factors explaining the increasing tolerance toward dual citizenship are firstly, the changing relationships between individual and nation-states, and secondly, altered relations between the states and the
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