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Tina Turner gives up US passport to become Swiss citizen

January 27, 2013

Tina Turner gives up US passport to become Swiss citizen
https://rt.com/usa/news/turner-us-swiss-tax-764/?inf_contact_key=df7564d...

Tina Turner Gives up US Passport to Become Swiss Citizen
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Tina-Turner-Swiss-Citizen/2013/01/26/id...

"And Turner isn’t the first one to give up her citizenship. Scrapping US passports is becoming more common each year. At least 1,788 Americans gave up their US citizenship in 2011, which exceeded totals from 2007, 2008 and 2009 combined. A number of prominent and wealthy Americans have already done so, including Facebook co-founder and billionaire Eduardo Saverin."

How you can become a citizen depends on a country’s laws, but there are five main methods:

* Birth within the borders of a nation’s territory

* Descent from a parent or grandparent

* Marriage to a foreign citizen

* Religion, as in Israel’s Law of Return

* Formal naturalization by applying and qualifying for citizenship. The naturalization process varies among countries.

The World’s Best Second Passports
http://internationalliving.com/2010/06/the-best-second-passports-in-the-...

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