Where Is My Residence
Where is Your Permanent Residence -
If you travel outside your native country, the country of your citizenship, where is your official residence, if you are gone for a long time? I am an American, proud to say so too, but often I am outside the borders of the USA for one, two, three or more years at a time. If I am gone that long, most likely, I am with my wife and four year old son, in Indonesia. One might think that after a specific time, that makes my residence there, on the island of Java.
Ah, but life is not so simple. You see, in Indonesia you can never be a permanent resident , unless you are a citizen. To complicate matters more, Indonesia does not allow, dual citizenship. The USA allows dual citizenship as long as you never renounce your American citizenship officially, but at this time Indonesia does not.
Should be no big deal, right? Well I agree because I am always on proper visas or temporary stay permits when required by the country I am visiting. The only time I had a problem was in a dispute and disagreement with my own sister. But that is another story, for another time. I would like some feedback and opinions on this question , if you have an opinion, and have the time.
So where is my permanent residence when I travel outside the USA for a long and uninterrupted length of time?
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