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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport, born in South Africa to a Dutch Father

Am I eligible for a Dutch Passport? I have done extensive research and cannot seem to find a clear answer. My Dutch father and Dutch grandparents immigrated to South Africa in 1968 from Netherlands. I ...
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Taking Spanish citizenship while retaining British citizenship

Spain only allows dual nationality for nationals of a limited number of their ex colonies. Foreign nationals who acquire Spanish nationality must renounce their previous nationality But if someone ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis, Freelancing and Citizenship in Germany

I am an IT professional living in Germany for the last 6 years. I recently got my Niederlassungserlaubnis. My employment terminated and I will be unemployed in a month. Do I need to inform ...
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N-600 for a minor

My minor child has been approved their N-600 form. We were sent a notification to come and collect the certificate. Does the minor child need to come to the USCIS office or can we collect it on their ...
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Acquiring French citizenship

My father was a French citizen. I have his old passport and his livret de famille. He left France in the 50s, and I was born in 1970. He died 5 years ago. I’ve been told that I lost my claim for ...
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Which official US ad campaign encourages viewers to "choose to become a US citizen"?

Not sure if this is quite on-topic here, but I'll try anyway. This is an ad-identification question. We recently flew to the US via Logan Airport/Boston for vacation. Waiting for primary passport ...
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Assuming that the US reduces its citizenship renunciation fee, which country has the highest citizenship renunciation fee?

I read on sestiniandco.com: This month (7 January 2023), the US government has announced plans to reduce its fee for the citizenship renunciation scheme from US$2,350 to just US$450. Assuming that ...
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What happens if you live in an EU member state and lose EU citizenship?

Freedom of movement means that citizens of countries within the European Union can freely live and work in other countries in the EU without restriction. Denmark has a rule where citizenship of ...
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Travel for children (lawful permanent residents) after parent has become naturalized U.S. citizen (N-400)

Can children continue traveling on their foreign passport and permanent resident card, even after their parent has become a naturalized U.S. citizen (N-400)? It seems that children will also become U....
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Apply for naturalization (N-400) without affecting children

Is it possible for a parent to apply for naturalization in the U.S. (using form N-400), without making their children under 18 years old also citizens? For example, the parent might not want the ...
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Please help me in counting the number of days I was outside de United States, to write the right answer on the N-400

Since I got my green card, I've traveled 3 times as follow: First trip Country: Chile Departure day from the US: 01/16/2019 (evening) Arriving back to the US: 04/15/2019 (morning) Second trip Country: ...
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Einbürgerungstest results waiting time

Has anyone from Berlin recently appeared for the Einbürgerungstest? What would be the approximate time for receiving back the results? I gave the exam in Volkhochschule Marzahn, Berlin and we were ...
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As a greencard holder, is it okay to have international trip every 3 month, each approximately 1 week? [duplicate]

I have a significant other leaving abroad and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and stay outside of the ...
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As a green card holder, is it okay to have an international trip every 3 months, each approximately 1 week?

I have a significant other living outside the US and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident of the US. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and ...
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Vacation for 2 weeks out of the USA before applying for N-400, can I still submit the N-400 , or do I have to wait?

If I go out of USA for 2 weeks before applying for N-400, can I still submit the N-400 application, or do I have to wait an additional 3 months before applying?
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Does time spent in Germany as a child count towards naturalization or the long-term german EU residency?

I am 32 years of age now. From ages 9-13, I lived in Germany on a valid residence permit as my father worked in the country. I am considering moving to Germany on a skilled worker's visa. I would like ...
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NZ citizenship through parent

Someone I know, a New Zealand citizen (born in NZ to NZ citizens), moved to Australia in late 90s, got married, had kids etc. (older teens and early 20s now). Husband and kids are all Australian ...
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Does name on green card need to be changed before applying for citizenship?

My wife has a green card and is trying to apply for US citizenship. Her green card lists her maiden name but she changed it after we got married. Does she need to get her green card changed before she ...
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Which municipality/district near Berlin has a shorter Naturalization duration

Between Oberhavel, Havelland, and Postdam, or other municipalities around Berlin, which one has a shorter Einburgerung process according to your information. The reason I ask: I have recently made a ...
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Way to avoid running Naturalization application in Germany to be forwarded Berlin

I have recently made a Naturalization application in Germany (1 month ago) in Bayern and am about to Move to Berlin in 2 months, and after I do the anmeldung my application will also be forwarded to ...
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German Citizenship Application for Spouse

My husband has been living in Germany for almost 7 years now. He came as a student, worked on a blue card job and now has PR as well. He should now be eligible to apply for citizenship (with the ...
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Validity of Naturalisation Test (Einbürgerungstest)

I want to give the German Einbürgerungstest (naturalisation or citizenship test) but I could not find any information regarding the validity of the results. Does the test certificate have an ...
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Obtaining Dutch citizenship

My mother's maiden name was Baroness Van Heerdt and her father was Baron Van Heerdt, but her mother was English. Coming from a line of Dutch nobility on my mothers side, would I be eligible for an EU ...
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How do I know how many days I spent outside the USA in the past 5 years?

I travel outside the country for family and business, I would like to know how I can find out how long I stayed. I can't keep track on the passport stamps. Is there a website that can tell you how ...
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Will quitting job delay US naturalization results?

A person quits their job shortly before the naturalization interview. They tell this to the immigration official in the interview (as the n-400 listed their previous job). I understand this will not ...
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What happens if I I apply for German citizenship but have to change my city in near future?

I have an appointment for the German citizenship. If I have to change my city of residence do I have to apply again at the new city ? another question is I have decided to start my own business and ...
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Canadian citizenship for adopted person

I am working on getting Canadian citizenship for our daughter who we are in the process of adopting (bolivia). Part 1 of the process is yo confirm the ability to pass on our citizenship and that has ...
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If I pass the "Life in the UK" test now, how long does it last, for the purpose of applying for British citizenship?

I've been in UK for 4 years, and as far as I understand it, I need a minimum of 2 more years to get the citizenship. One on the prerequisites to be able to ask for it, is that I pass the "Life in ...
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Is it possible to leave my citizenship/passport and still live in the EU?

I am a citizen of a 'shithole' country and living in an EU country doing my Ph.D. I am fed up with my country, and so I want to leave my citizenship and passport. Can I continue to live and freely ...
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Length of time for naturalization after getting married while in possession of a green card

I was told that marrying an American would get you a green card sooner and that you can apply for naturalization in 3 years after getting the green card. However, with an employer green card, the ...
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When applying in person for a US passport using Form DS-11, can one keep the original certificate of naturalization while waiting for the US passport?

As https://travel.state.gov, mentions: You must apply in person using Form DS-11 if [...] You are applying for your first U.S. passport. When applying in person for a US passport using Form DS-11, ...
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Can I travel to USA with my country's passport and american naturalization certificate?

I recently got my American citizenship and in the ceremony, they "trade-in" your Green Card in exchange for the certificate. With that, you can then request a passport. But I had to leave ...
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I relinquished my French citizenship in order to take a job, can I get it back?

I was born to a US citizen in France and was adopted by US citizens (my father was born in France). I had French citizenship until I was 19, then I became a naturalized US citizen. I have lived in the ...
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"You cannot edit your mailing address": Does that mean that the USCIS is actively working on my N-400 online application and is likely to decide soon?

I read in my USCIS profile, regarding my N-400 online application: You cannot edit your mailing address or physical address during this part of the adjudication process. Does that mean that the ...
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Does a trip to Puerto Rico count as a trip outside the United States for the purpose of N-400 (Application for Naturalization)?

I wonder whether a trip to Puerto Rico (PR) count as a trip outside the United States for the purpose of N-400 (Application for Naturalization). I'm looking for an official source. Details: I found ...
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Does the name on a Canadian citizenship card define one's full legal name?

John Gewillikers Smith applies for Canadian citizenship and receives a card in the name of "John Smith". (No deception is involved, the birth-certificate, previous passport, etc., used in ...
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Dutch Citizenship - grandparents are Dutch

My maternal grandparents were born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. They were landed immigrants and never got their Canadian citizenship. My mother was born in Canada in ...
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Does a parent's birth have to be registered to acquire dual citizenship in Ireland?

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Ireland, a non-Irish citizen born outside of Ireland is eligible to become an Irish citizen if: One of your grandparents was born in ...
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Where can I view the statistics on N-400 case transfers between USCIS field offices?

N-400 applications may be transferred between USCIS field offices, e.g. if the applicant moved or if an USCIS field office decides to offload some of their N-400 applications to another USCIS field ...
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N-400 Application for US Naturalization: In the travel history, what counts as the "Date You Left the United States" when crossing the border by car?

When applying for U.S. citizenship, in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror), in the travel history section, one has to indicate the "Date You Left the United States (mm/dd/yyyy)&...
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Father's name in the birth certificate and Italian citizenship

When I arrived in the UK from Italy in 2003 I met a wonderful woman and we both fell in love. I could not even speak good English at that time, we used to go to the gym together, she had very long ...
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Algerian-born father, French citizenship?

My father was born in 1956 (French Algeria, 6 years before independence). He never opted for French citizenship. I was born in New York City to an American mother and have US & Algerian ...
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What shall one do after becoming a US citizen?

In the spirit of What shall one do after receiving a green card?, I wonder: What shall one do after becoming a US citizen? One step is getting the US passport (not compulsory but useful in some cases ...
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CRBA for my son

I was an army brat. My father was stationed overseas in the US army when I was born then continued to work for the army in Europe. I worked in the US for 2 years as an adult and have had many holidays ...
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Can changing one's address within the same USCIS field office delay one's US naturalization application?

Assume a US naturalization applicant moves to a new address, which they indicate on an AR-11 form. The new address is attached to the same USCIS field office as the old address. Can this address ...
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Why does the estimated completion time until case decision differ between the USCIS public website and the USCIS applicant private account?

E.g., in one case, I see x months on https://my.uscis.gov/account/applicant and x+4 months on https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/, for the same USCIS field office, even though the naturalization ...
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Can I claim Croatian citizenship by descent if my mother left Croatia before it became independent?

My mother was born in Rijeka, currently in Croatia, and held citizenship while under Yugoslavia. She then emigrated to the US before Croatia gained its independence. Do the laws regarding citizenship ...
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For the purposes of USCIS I-864, what proves you're a US Citizen?

The information on I-864ez: Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) says, Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only) Proof that you are ...
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Can I become a Dutch citizen through my grandparents who were both born in The Netherlands

Both my mother's parents as well as my father's mother were born in the Netherlands. Both my mother (1974) and my father (1969) were born in South Africa as well as myself (2000). All other family ...
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Citizenship Application and Interstate travel and/or relocation: how does this count towards 3 month state residency requirement?

Fiancee moved here as a child and has had his green card for over 10 years. Due to abusive parents and not having been able to afford the filing fee until recently, he doesn't have citizenship. He has ...
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