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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 05:04:54 AM »
What is the process of renouncing citizenship in Israel and will it affect visiting rights in the future or have any other negative consequences?

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 06:07:59 PM »
you mean what are the benefits of renouncing your citizenship
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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2016, 01:38:22 PM »
anybody with more to share on this topic?  I am thinking of revoking citizenship for me and my children who live in the US.  any disadvantages that you know of? 

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2016, 02:17:30 PM »
A family member was born in Israel, left when he was 3 months old and just returned now. He is 26 yo, married with a child and lives in the USA. He has only a USA pasport and place of birth is Israel.
When he arrived in TLV, he was detained and told he must apply for an israeli passport before he leaves the country.
What are his options? Will they detain him if he doesnt get a passport? Who can he speak to for advise?

Is he an Israeli? (did he ever have a tz?)

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2016, 02:18:45 PM »
it seems pro's are:

1.not dealing with passports which might be a big pro if large family

 2. no VAT tax


cons:

1.??

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2016, 02:21:08 PM »
No money for bituch leumi (pro and con) no health care

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2016, 03:36:39 PM »
No money for bituch leumi (pro and con) no health care

what if we live in the US any cons?

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 03:38:19 PM »
what if we live in the US any cons?
Only cons I am aware of are the fact that Israeli citizens don't need to pay for a visa to the Russian federation, or IINM to Brazil, unlike US citizens who need to get visas which are a hassle and involve a fee (over $100 IINM) for those countries.

Also renouncing an Israeli citizenship is a royal PITA, especially if one has children. It is always better to do when single or family is small.
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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2016, 04:12:44 PM »
Only cons I am aware of are the fact that Israeli citizens don't need to pay for a visa to the Russian federation, or IINM to Brazil, unlike US citizens who need to get visas which are a hassle and involve a fee (over $100 IINM) for those countries.

Also renouncing an Israeli citizenship is a royal PITA, especially if one has children. It is always better to do when single or family is small.

why is that?

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2016, 04:13:54 PM »
Only cons I am aware of are the fact that Israeli citizens don't need to pay for a visa to the Russian federation, or IINM to Brazil, unlike US citizens who need to get visas which are a hassle and involve a fee (over $100 IINM) for those countries.

Also renouncing an Israeli citizenship is a royal PITA, especially if one has children. It is always better to do when single or family is small.

what if one has property in israel does renouncing citizenship affect  it anyway?

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2016, 04:23:31 PM »
why is that?
Because before they will allow you to renounce, they want you to update your family status, and all children will have to be registered as Israeli citizens, and then you can request to renounce for yourself and children under 18.
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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2016, 04:24:49 PM »
what if one has property in israel does renouncing citizenship affect  it anyway?
IDK. I think that as long as one doesn't live there it makes no difference if a citizen or not.

Obviously don't forget that the US requires it's citizens to report all assets and income outside of the US.
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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2016, 04:27:17 PM »


it seems pro's are:

1.not dealing with passports which might be a big pro if large family

 2. no VAT tax

3. no army service

cons:

1.??

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2016, 04:29:06 PM »
where is it eaisier to renounce? In NY or Israel.

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Re: To get an Israeli passport or not?
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2016, 04:29:10 PM »
IIRC, it could make a difference when getting a mortgage in Israel.