Thursday, March 3, 2016

Pregnant Chinese Women Giving Birth in US for Passports

Rates of Chinese mothers-to-be flocking to the US to give birth have almost doubled, writes CNN.

In 2012, about 10,000 Chinese women travelled to the US to give birth, a figure double the 4,200 in 2008.

This birth tourism industry has sprouted out of parents desire to obtain a US passport for their child, should the Chinese pollution and food safety scares become too great an issue. US rules state that anyone born on US soul is automatically granted citizenship.

US immigration lawyers in Thailand Chaninat and Leeds are experts at helping Thai citizens obtain US visas

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Those planning on doing the same, should be aware that increasing numbers of US citizens with dual citizenship are choosing to relinquish their stateside links. This is primarily due to FATCA - the tax that means that American citizens, even those who have never lived in the country, are subject to US tax.

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