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Old 02-26-2010, 08:57 PM
 
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I have held Australian permanent residency for nearly seven years and I want to become an Australian citizen, if it means dumping my American citizenship..so be it, I see no real future in America any more. And I think Australia is far better than America in every single way.
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Why do you have to give up your American citizenship? Does the US require it?

Australia allows multiple citizenship. You could take out Aussie and retain your US one, as far as Oz is concerned. Always good to have a backup plan. You never know ....
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Australia
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My American friend just recently took out Aussie citizenship after having residency here for 9 years, and he didn't have to give up his US citizenship. The US changed their laws some years ago to allow it.
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Old 02-26-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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Both countries I believe changed their laws years ago. You can hold dual citizenship as you like.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:09 AM
 
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Well that is fine, but I am not interested in returning to the US, my parents moved to New Zealand and the rest of my family is now in Australia, so no real reason to go back to the USA. I have been here for seven years and now all of my "roots" are in this part of the Earth.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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Then go for it, become a citizen. It's not too painful
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Old 02-27-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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If you hate the US so much why is your screen name YANKdownunder? And why are you still debating it? What took so long?

Be sure to renounce your US citizenship so you aren't pursued by the IRS on your Aussie earnings (above a certain threshold). Do you plan to renounce your citizenship?

Funny, several of my mates back in Oz applied for the US diversity visa; they still see their futures in the US, not Oz. Different strokes.
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Old 02-27-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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If you hate the US so much why is your screen name YANKdownunder? And why are you still debating it? What took so long?

Be sure to renounce your US citizenship so you aren't pursued by the IRS on your Aussie earnings (above a certain threshold). Do you plan to renounce your citizenship?

Funny, several of my mates back in Oz applied for the US diversity visa; they still see their futures in the US, not Oz. Different strokes.
According to the law, you can renounce your US citizenship, but the IRS still has the rights to you for 10 years.
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Old 02-27-2010, 04:57 PM
 
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I already know that.
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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According to the law, you can renounce your US citizenship, but the IRS still has the rights to you for 10 years.
10 years after you renounce it? As long as one does not step foot in US territory one should be all right. I thought it was odd that I was paying tax on the overage to the IRS.. but it wasn't that much.
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