Bernard Hopkins is now a Spanish National

Perhaps he was granted dual citizenship? Man, Bernard could play some ball!
 
Rambler said:
Perhaps he was granted dual citizenship? Man, Bernard could play some ball!

that's what I was thinkin' ...I know some countries don't care/make you renounce your previous citizenship, so as long as you don't actively renounce the US citizenship, I think it's still there, sort of dormant... although I suppose at some point something might arise that makes you have to pick one or the other


Bernard really just had his way with the CAA that first year we were in it
 
Yeah, I know several people who are American citizens who have dual citizenship (Ireland, Chile).
 
duel citizenship is very common in soccer.
they even have a rule for it
once you play in an international game for a country
you cannot then switch and play for another even if you have citizenship
 
I got the dual citizenship thing going on. Makes traveling really easy.
 
officially the USA does not recognize dual citizenship with spain....but if you want dual citizenship with Israel or Germany, go for it.

But as I was told by an embassy official from the country in which I was born...if the US doesn't know then it doesn't matter. As long as you don't show both passports when coming into the US...or come into the US without a foreign stamp on your US passport after being out of the country.
 
BradRamFan said:
officially the USA does not recognize dual citizenship with spain....but if you want dual citizenship with Israel or Germany, go for it.

But as I was told by an embassy official from the country in which I was born...if the US doesn't know then it doesn't matter. As long as you don't show both passports when coming into the US...or come into the US without a foreign stamp on your US passport after being out of the country.

They don't even care that much. Examples:

1. For 15 years now when I fly to Europe I use my American passport to get on the plane and then my Dutch passport to enter my country of destination. I do the reverse on the way back. Never any problems. I know other people that do the same.

2. My best friend is Turkish and was naturalized just a few years ago. She was never asked to give up her old passport, never asked to renounce her old citizenship, etc.

I'm not positive on this one, but I think the rules have changed since 9/11. Strangely enough, they have actually gotten more lenient regarding these issues as opposed to more restrictive. But I could be entirely wrong on this.

I'm sure a quick Google could answer for sure. :lol:


EDIT: Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I've even presented both of my passports at once. I believe in France en-route to Morocco.
 
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