We are Canadian. We have never been to either country. We will have a baby in July. I want our child to have another passport. We have some questions
1. Which country would offer the best citizenship and passport, to complement to the Canadian one?
2. Which citizenship will have better value, 20 years from now (when my child grow up)
3. To play devil's advocate, can someone explain to me that giving birth in either country is not a wise decision.
Thank you very much
I am a big proponent of multiple citizenships. For me, it is a matter of personal freedom to live, move around, work and bank in different economies, etc.. It can be challenging to have more than 2 citizenships in some instances, but it is also quite possible to easily keep them apart and use them strategically.
You have mentioned that you want your child's country of birth to be Spanish speaking. I am wondering perhaps why Spansih speaking as opposed to Portuguese speaking for example, and how flexible would you be on this condition. Panama, Mexico, Ecuador and Peru (maybe even Brasil) may be other options to consider. And if you are not so strict about Spanish, there are countries in Europe which are not yet in the EU and grant citizenship ius soli and allow dual/multiple citizenships. Do you have a more specific long term goal in mind?
While I cannot advise you to pursue a specific path because I have very limited information, I would encourage you to explore further and pursue this idea. I would also, if it were my kid, look for ius soli citizenship that covers potential future benefits such as education, legal protection, maybe health care (although I am not opposed to purchasing my own coverage), and also a citizenship that paves the path for deriving other citizenships (either through reduced residency in a target country or other means).
If you do not mind please let us know what you have decided or what you are considering. I would be interested to hear your reasoning.
Wishing you all the best!