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Old 11-01-2017, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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We are reading that Paul Manafort has three passports. I don't know if he them under different names. Why would someone who travels a lot have tgree? How could just one person even obtain three passports in the US?

Seasoned travelers, any thoughts?
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:17 AM
 
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Well, his passport might be full.

For example, we're traveling to South Africa. To enter that country, we have to have two blank facing pages in our passports. If you travel overseas a lot, that quickly becomes an issue.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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You could have multiple passports for different countries if you're a dual citizen. The US allows a second passport as sometimes you may have to travel while you've sent your passport in for a country's visa.


Also, if you travel around the mid-east at all, you'll likely have/need two passports, as you can't get into most Arab countries (Egypt, Saudi, Kuwait, Emirates etc.) if you have an Israeli passport stamp. So you'd have a passport for use to Israel, and a passport to everywhere else.


Thirdly, he may have a diplomatic passport due to his previous roles, but that seems unlikely.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Sure, it is a GREAT idea to have multiple passports and most my colleagues have them. (Foreign nationals / dual citizenship, PP (permanent resident) for a foreign country. )

I would be VERY pleased (and healthy) to have a Canadian, NZ and Singapore passport. (German passport was 'king' until recently)

The USA passports lost a few rankings this yrs (now down to tier 7 IIRC)

My USA Passport + Global Entry + Enhanced (RFID) DL + Nexus + Port Clearances is quite restrictive.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:19 PM
 
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Two I can think of

1. Americans are terrorism targets, if you can pull out another passport you might be passed over.

2. Many countries have shorter lines at immigration for their own citizens.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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If you can get dual citizenship with a European country you can cross borders freely in all the EU countries rather than stopping at customs lines, etc.. Also it would be easier to establish residency there for business or say retirement.

Also one can go to countries that may be restricted in some way, Israel from Arab countries, Cuba from US (this changed but I'm not sure of the current status now).

Characters like Manafort work abroad & want to hide/launder international earnings in tax havens & foreign investments & these are probably easier with some passports rather than US but still illegal in US.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My name is Bond, James Bond.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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If you can get dual citizenship with a European country you can cross borders freely in all the EU countries rather than stopping at customs lines, etc.. Also it would be easier to establish residency there for business or say retirement.

Also one can go to countries that may be restricted in some way, Israel from Arab countries, Cuba from US (this changed but I'm not sure of the current status now).

Characters like Manafort work abroad & want to hide/launder international earnings in tax havens & foreign investments & these are probably easier with some passports rather than US but still illegal in US.
Cuba doesn't stamp passports. They issue a tourist visa on a slip of paper, and take it on your departure.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:21 PM
 
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Also, if you travel around the mid-east at all, you'll likely have/need two passports, as you can't get into most Arab countries (Egypt, Saudi, Kuwait, Emirates etc.) if you have an Israeli passport stamp. So you'd have a passport for use to Israel, and a passport to everywhere else. .


I knew international businessmen that had two passports specifically for this.
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:47 PM
 
Location: IL
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We are reading that Paul Manafort has three passports. I don't know if he them under different names. Why would someone who travels a lot have tgree? How could just one person even obtain three passports in the US?

Seasoned travelers, any thoughts?
I assume it's under one name. Its more common than you think to have multiple passports from different countries. I know a bunch of people with passports from two countries and sometimes three. It makes employment and travel easier.
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