How many current passports do you have???

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Sounds familiar. ;) A Croatian passport might be useful to you now that it's part of the EU. I've only got one of those.

Btw, I'm not sure Croatia allows dual citizenship with another European country anymore (although I might be totally wrong). I have relatives (born in Bosnia, holding a Croatian passport and living in Germany) who had to choose. One of my cousins chose Croatian and had heaps of issues later on.

Aiming to have an Aussie passport in two or so years - just to make things easier. And then find a spouse with an exotic passport... ^^

Generally German's don't let you have dual citizenship. Some of my relatives were born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, not sure where this country called Bosnia is?

I have cousins in the USA/Canada that have USA/Canadian plus Croat and Bosnia and Herzegovina passports with no problem.

Only reason I need a Bosnia and Herzegovina passport is because of the restrictive land ownership laws in BiH.

Australia doesn't care how many passports you have, as long as you go through their processes.
 

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You have to revoke all other citizenship's if you become a Croatian citizen by naturalization. Other than that it looks like it is permitted.

No I acquired Croatian Citizenship by descent and no need for me give up any prior citizenship's.
 

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Because you only have 2 parents...
You can get one from mum, one from dad and one for where you were born I suppose.

Unless you buy citizenship of somewhere else...

I think l may be eligible for a 4th. My mum mentioned something about it, but I'm not really interested tbh.

There is a celebrity who has 4 or 5 out there. Something like Israeli, US, Brazil and one or two more. I'll get back to you on that one.
 
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Your existing passport is cancelled when you lodge the renewal, not when your new one is issued.
My suggestion based on your stated need is that you have the passport office process the renewal and not the post office as this will be a day or two quicker.
You will however have to pay the priority fee ($108?) but get a new passport in ~ 48 hours.

NZ ones now add the unexpired time on to our new one
 

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I too have the 'regulation' UK and Aussie passports.

I used to travel to Asia a lot and tried to manage my passports so that I never had to renew either passport ahead of time due to full pages. In 2006 I once presented my Aussie passport in Singapore which had a few months to expiry. It had stamps on every page but odd spaces where stamps could be placed and the immigration official said my passport was full and he couldn't process it. I pointed out the spaces and he said he needed a clean page which had never seemed to be a requirement in Singapore before. So I got out my UK passport as there were clean pages in it. He became irritated and said I was trying to embarrass him and Singapore! I explained I was trying to solve the problem. In the end he stamped in one of the spaces in the Aussie passport and explained he had made an exception for me and to renew my Aussie passport asap.

I have always found immigration into / out of Singapore to be a non-event and never experienced this before or since in Singapore. Perhaps he had just had a bad day!
 

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I too have the 'regulation' UK and Aussie passports.

I used to travel to Asia a lot and tried to manage my passports so that I never had to renew either passport ahead of time due to full pages. In 2006 I once presented my Aussie passport in Singapore which had a few months to expiry. It had stamps on every page but odd spaces where stamps could be placed and the immigration official said my passport was full and he couldn't process it. I pointed out the spaces and he said he needed a clean page which had never seemed to be a requirement in Singapore before. So I got out my UK passport as there were clean pages in it. He became irritated and said I was trying to embarrass him and Singapore! I explained I was trying to solve the problem. In the end he stamped in one of the spaces in the Aussie passport and explained he had made an exception for me and to renew my Aussie passport asap.

I have always found immigration into / out of Singapore to be a non-event and never experienced this before or since in Singapore. Perhaps he had just had a bad day!

Lucky you didn't meet the Punishment Administrator :D
 

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A bit like shoes; you can never have too many.
Unless one of them is from the United States... one of only two countries that taxes its citizens on their worldwide income irrespective of where it was earned. Can be a paperwork headache.

That one could be more trouble than it's worth for an Australian, and a US passport does also tend to draw more unwanted attention in some parts of the world.
 

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Two answers to questions in this thread.

Firstly, as Au citizens are entitled to consular assistance globally irrespective of how they travel or passport used, carried at the time, etc. however, entering a country or holding your passport makes it easier to id citizenship and 'activate' assistance. Best bet is to register on SmartTraveller so its easy for the local Embassy to know you are even there if something happens (eg. Tsunami 2004, Fukushima, etc).

Someone mentioned concurrent passports, these are available in some circumstances - the person in this thread gave an example of having a second passport because they need to travel while their first passport was lodged with another country for a visa.

Also, there is the option to hold your passport between lodging a renewal application and until the the new one is collected, it doesn't need to be cancelled at the lodgement stage. Often this is just simpler because then you don't need to hand-in the old passport later, and it should not be a problem if you aren't travelling in the 10 days it takes to issue a new passport.

Hope this info is useful to some.

OzEire
 

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Also, there is the option to hold your passport between lodging a renewal application and until the the new one is collected, it doesn't need to be cancelled at the lodgement stage. Often this is just simpler because then you don't need to hand-in the old passport later, and it should not be a problem if you aren't travelling in the 10 days it takes to issue a new passport.

Not sure what they do at home, but in SIN, the High Commission lets you keep the passport. Then when you turn up later to pick up the new one, you hand over the old one and they'll chop up the necessary bits.
 

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I have the 'standard' two, Oz and EU. My partner NZ and Oz. I suppose if we ever get around to getting married/civil unioned maybe we'll end up with the same three each :p
 

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Two Aussies for me. One regular 10 yr one and a 2 yr 'concurrent' one for sending away for time intensive visas.

Always wondered about this. It was a reason i had to miss brazil in my recet travels. How do you get one?
 

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I too have the 'regulation' UK and Aussie passports.

I used to travel to Asia a lot and tried to manage my passports so that I never had to renew either passport ahead of time due to full pages. In 2006 I once presented my Aussie passport in Singapore which had a few months to expiry. It had stamps on every page but odd spaces where stamps could be placed and the immigration official said my passport was full and he couldn't process it. I pointed out the spaces and he said he needed a clean page which had never seemed to be a requirement in Singapore before. So I got out my UK passport as there were clean pages in it. He became irritated and said I was trying to embarrass him and Singapore! I explained I was trying to solve the problem. In the end he stamped in one of the spaces in the Aussie passport and explained he had made an exception for me and to renew my Aussie passport asap.

I have always found immigration into / out of Singapore to be a non-event and never experienced this before or since in Singapore. Perhaps he had just had a bad day!
Very odd. I have handed over my passport to Singapore officials in the past with it open to a new page because the others were quite full. Instead they have gone back and stamped in the small spaces left on some pages.
 

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Very odd. I have handed over my passport to Singapore officials in the past with it open to a new page because the others were quite full. Instead they have gone back and stamped in the small spaces left on some pages.

That's generally what I used to get as well, although I no longer get any stamps going through SIN customs. The Malaysians are even better at this - I was once given half an exit stamp, placed at an angle, right next to the entry stamp with virtually zero clearance. If everyone could do that, our passport pages can last a lot longer.
 

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Two.

One Australian 64 page frequent traveller passport (10 year).

One standard British passport (10 year).
 

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Always wondered about this. It was a reason i had to miss brazil in my recet travels. How do you get one?

Anyone can apply for a Concurrent Passport, but you have to give a reason. Mine was because I had to send away for time consuming visas when I was already travelling overseas (ie time problem). I think on the form I had to list the countries I was proposing to visit (which included Russia - up to 2 weeks turnaround and Burma up to 5 weeks) and I think also my travel schedule. Of course there's no way that they can check if you actually end up making the lengthy visa applications (but I did to Russia; in fact just done it again).

I think another valid reason is if you intend to visit a country which may not like seeing another countries visa stamp in your passport (ie Israel and - I think - some ME countries).

EDIT: Try to apply in person at a Passport Office, not a Post office. They aren't always across the details. Your application will be for a new passport - as if you have never had one - and the paperwork isn't exactly tailored for the concurrent type application.

I think 2 yrs is the limit for a concurrent passport.
 
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Vanilla flavours - Australian and British......+ the EU bit that comes with the British
 

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Unless one of them is from the United States... one of only two countries that taxes its citizens on their worldwide income irrespective of where it was earned. Can be a paperwork headache.

That one could be more trouble than it's worth for an Australian, and a US passport does also tend to draw more unwanted attention in some parts of the world.

AUS has pretty much the same tax structure. In fact there is currently an amnesty on worldwide income before they come after you with their lawyers
 
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