Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dual Citizenship: Why is it so Important?

Hey FerFal,

After reading about your grandfathers interest in this and how much it
helped your family over the years I looked into this for me and mine.

After several dead ends I think we finally have found a way to get an
EU citizenship for our family.

Mostly it seems to be due to a great grandfather that never got
naturalized here in the US.

Going to work on it as a winters project!


That’s great news!
It may not seem like it, but having a second citizenship is one of the best things you can do not only for yourself, but for your family’s future generations. It’s THAT big a deal, and yet so many people just don’t get it.
Having a second passport, especially a European one means you can walk into any EU country like any other citizen. You have the right to live in any EU country, along with all the rights that implies. In fact, citizenship means that if while traveling or living over there you get sick or injured, you have the right to receive free medical care.
In a worst case scenario, multiple citizenships increase the likeliness of having a passport that may get you through the border when needed the most. It means you can open accounts and buy property much easier than just using your American passport. For your kids or grandkids, like in my case, it means unrestricted access to a new world when you need it the most.
So many people fail to see all this, probably because they’ve never been in that situation, but for those of us that have, like myself, and my grandfather, we know how valuable multiple citizenship can be. Don’t think about you never wanting to leave, or just not being interested in doing it. Don’t think about how many years it may take just to it. Years fly by. It’s just another tool, an extremely powerful one at that, in your bag. Just check your family tree, go online and see if you can get any citizenship. If you can, then don’t think just go for it. You’ll thank me one day, or maybe your grandkids will thank you!
 Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”.


Anonymous said...

Ferfal -

Great article! Can you also suggest some resources for obtaining dual citizenship? My children are actually eligible to be citizens in Ireland, as well as USA. How do you recommend starting the process of EU dual citizenship?
THANKS AGAIN for the fantastic site, the great info and you continued hard work. I really is appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget ensuring your citizenship in heaven!!!! Philippians 3:20
Heavenly storage: Matthew 6:20
Imperishable inheritance: 1 Peter 1:4
Times are going to get very very tough and we will not be able to fight evil with the power from this realm but must ask/come from the kingdom of heaven - (Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven). We must prepare in EVERY area of life to freely receive, freely give (Matthew 10:8). Thank you Fernando!!! Great site for physical preparation!

Unknown said...

Never thought of this tactic and will be pursuing it. Another idea that could prove useful is to obtain another duplicate original drivers license. This or other government id is often critical for many basic transactions. If it is lost, stolen or missing it takes considerable time and effort to obtain a replacement. Get another one now. Same for your Social Security Card. Additionally you can obtain a Passport card that allows identification and travel to Canada or Mexico (not that going south in a time of crisis would be helpful). Living in California you constantly need your ID for almost everything except of course voting. Great ideas Ferfal. Also don't forget to donate a few dollars to the local police association and officials. Even if you don't agree with their politics it is better to have them on your side than not. Same goes for local hospital too. A donation or two can go a long ways to cutting red tape in time of an earthquake or other emergency.