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Old 04-17-2014, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Portland
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Hi All,

I would love some experts to chime in on my situation. I'm planning on relocating to Hanoi next winter. As of now, I have a 5 year exempt visa that expires in 6/16 so I'm good. Question is, I have the opportunity to apply for a 10 year passport from Vietnam which would help with having to leave the country every so often which is the case with the 5 year visa requirements I have now, it would just be nice to not have to deal with that. Would there be any drawbacks for me as far as taxes, income level, overall safety and having rights as a dual citizen of the US/Vietnam if I had dual citizenship vs. this 5 year exempt? The laws are pretty blurry about dual citizenship in the US so I don't want to risk anything. I would appreciate some helpful info on this subject.

Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:04 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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Hi All,

I would love some experts to chime in on my situation. I'm planning on relocating to Hanoi next winter. As of now, I have a 5 year exempt visa that expires in 6/16 so I'm good. Question is, I have the opportunity to apply for a 10 year passport from Vietnam which would help with having to leave the country every so often which is the case with the 5 year visa requirements I have now, it would just be nice to not have to deal with that. Would there be any drawbacks for me as far as taxes, income level, overall safety and having rights as a dual citizen of the US/Vietnam if I had dual citizenship vs. this 5 year exempt? The laws are pretty blurry about dual citizenship in the US so I don't want to risk anything. I would appreciate some helpful info on this subject.

Thanks so much in advance!
Are you ethnic Vietnamese? The U.S. allows Dual citizenship. It's not "blurry". You can't live in Vietnam with this visa exemption. You would have to leave the country every 90 days and come back. It just means the visa exemption is valid for 5 years and allows you visa free entry to Vietnam for 90 days in this 5 year period.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Portland
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Are you ethnic Vietnamese? The U.S. allows Dual citizenship. It's not "blurry". You can't live in Vietnam with this visa exemption. You would have to leave the country every 90 days and come back. It just means the visa exemption is valid for 5 years and allows you visa free entry to Vietnam for 90 days in this 5 year period.
Hi,

Yes I am..I was born there but left when I was only a couple weeks old. I was aware of the allowance of dual citizenship but from what I can take of it, the US does consider it a bit "blurry" at least from what I have read online. And after a long talk with some cousins who came to the states much later than I did, they recommended I should not mess with becoming a citizen since the issue becomes "blurry" if anything ever arose while I was in Vietnam, meaning the US would not be able to protect me if something happened, though I doubt they would protect me that much anyhow but I guess I felt if I gave them any less reason, I'd really be screwed. They made me sort of feel putting any rights I had under the Vietnamese govt. wouldn't be the best idea. I guess the main reason would've been out of convenience since I don't like the idea of having to leave every so often, but I guess after the talk, I was pretty scared to mess with it. I figure I'll just head to the immigration department every so often and pay the fee for extensions etc..

Please, I would love to hear more about your thoughts...thanks again for responding!
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