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    Smiling Down On Youse SurferJoe46's Avatar
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    Cool Birth Tourism? In NZ Too?

    Looks like the US is starting to crack down on what's known as birth tourism.

    Three people were arrested on charges of running "birth tourism" companies that catered to Chinese clients in Southern California.

    This marks the first time that federal charges have been filed over the practice.

    "Birth tourists" travel to foreign countries to give birth, so their children can get the citizenship of that country.

    The US confers citizenship automatically upon babies born on its soil.

    Some other countries do not grant citizenship automatically unless at least one parent is a citizen.


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    Senior Member piroska's Avatar
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    Default Re: Birth Tourism? In NZ Too?

    Can't think why anyone would want to be a US citizen these days.

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    Default Re: Birth Tourism? In NZ Too?

    Children born in New Zealand (or on board a ship or aircraft registered in New Zealand) on or after 1 January 2006 will acquire New Zealand citizenship by birth only if at least one parent is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident (including Australian citizens).

    Last edited by lakewoodlady; 03-02-2019 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Further information
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    Default Re: Birth Tourism? In NZ Too?

    Birth tourism started happening in NZ; hence the amendment to the law as referenced by LL (above).

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