Passports are essential in travel and as far as travel documents go, they make or break your trip abroad. Getting one is as simple as filling out a form, getting a photo of yourself which gets stamped or printed out in the passport and paying a certain fee. Every travel hungry person goes through this process, whether when obtaining a passport or renewing one.
What about having a second passport, would it ease your life and travel abroad? It most certainly will, and here are a couple of reasons why.
· Safety first
Some passports are notorious, well, mostly because they come from high profile countries. Those passports might be frowned upon or make you be subjected to tedious inspections and questioning. Having a dual nationality and having a passport from a low-profile country such as Canada, Malta, Lithuania or Uruguay, even, is going to help you move between borders without so much as a glance from security.
A war here, a bombing there; having a second passport helps you avoid many troublesome situations by giving you a second chance, most likely one which will get you by security without any hassle.
If it was not implied, you are far less limited by visas and other impediments while travelling if you have a second passport. Among the more favored ones are the passports from the Caribbean countries, mostly due to them being able to access more than 130 countries in the world without the need for a visa.
Having a second passport may blow some doors wide open but have in mind that it can also shut others down. Get to know which passport can get you into which country before committing 15 or 20 years of your life to obtain a citizenship of one of those countries.
· Business and finance
Having a second passport gives you the opportunity to work with foreign banks with less or no problems. It can also help you reduce your taxes and give you more financial privacy. For example, U.S. citizens can open foreign bank accounts much easier if they have a dual nationality, in other words, a second passport.
· More opportunities
Let’s say you want to move to that other country and enjoy its healthcare and pension and work over there. With a second passport, that is no issue. You can have many more opportunities for business development and jobs with two passports.
These are just a few of many other possible reasons that could entice you to move abroad and start paving your way towards a second passport. Not only do you get more safety and travel options, but many more opportunities to earn and save money, as well as enjoy more privacy.