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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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i was born in estonia in 1981, can i claim the Estoniain citizenship?

i was born in estonia, in 1981, at that time there was no estonian passport, my mother(born in estonia) and grandmother holding estonian passport, they got their passports in 1992, directly after the ...
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Can naturalized Argentina citizens renounce their citizenship?

Argentinians born in Argentina cannot renounce their citizenship Is it the same for naturalized ones?
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Should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin Islands or United Kingdom in the N-400 travel history?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). If I went to the British Virgin Islands, should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin ...
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Are there any nuances around 30 month physical presence requirement when applying for US citizenship N-400

Is there any basis for thinking that USCIS would frown upon a case where somebody who applies for citizenship has accrued the physical presence days mostly at the first half of the 5 year period? Let'...
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How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th year for the US Naturalization process?

It is recommended to bring one's tax transcript for the past 5 years (or 3 years if naturalization via marriage) to the US naturalization interview. How does one get one's tax transcript for the 5th ...
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Does my time studying for masters and PhD degrees count towards citizenship in Germany?

I am a masters student currently in my 2nd year in Germany. I have been accepted to a 5 year PhD program, also in Germany, that will be funded through a job position at the university. My question: ...
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How many days does the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state represent?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have established and maintained residence for 3 months (but not necessarily being physically present) in that district. ...
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Does the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I wonder whether the USCIS publish some statistics on the most common reasons for RFEs for Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form). As mkennedy mentioned in a comment, the USCIS publishes the ...
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What criteria does the USCIS use to decide when the applicant has established residence in a US district/state for the 3-month requirement?

The 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state is computed from the date on which the applicant first established that residence [...] including any part of the applicant'...
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Is there any upsides to filing one's Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) via mail instead of online?

I read https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/reports/SIGNED-Section-4103-FY2021-Report-9-7-21.pdf (mirror): For example, in FY 2020 approximately 49 percent of applicants choose to file ...
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Does one have to bring documents at the naturalization interview showing that one has paid one's traffic tickets, if traffic tickets were below $500?

From the Form N-400 Instructions: You do not need to submit documentation for traffic fines or incidents that did not involve an arrest or did not involve drugs or alcohol, if the only penalty was a ...
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What documents are optimal to bring for one's naturalization interview, in the simplest situation, to minimize the time to obtain the US passport?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card ...
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When applying for a new US passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility, can I go to any Passport Acceptance Facility or does it have to be nearby?

I wonder whether, when applying for a new US passport at a Passport Acceptance Facility (e.g., some USPS or county clerk locations) via Passport Application Form DS-11, I can go to any Passport ...
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How can I find out whether the U.S. State Department will be providing staff to accept passport applications at my swearing-in ceremony?

I read: You will not receive a U.S. passport on the day of your swearing-in ceremony. But in some places, if you plan ahead and also leave yourself some time at the end of the ceremony to stand in a ...
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What's the point of bringing passport photos to one's naturalization interview?

I read: Although not required (unless residing outside of the US), it is recommended that you bring two additional passport-style photos (2”x2”). The photos must be in color with face, frontal view, ...
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What is the timezone used to compute the 90-day early filing date?

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator mentions: You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 calendar days before you complete your permanent residence requirement ...
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When an applicant submits Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization), in what case(s) does the USCIS reuse previously submitted biometrics?

I read: USCIS is authorized to reuse previously submitted biometrics under limited circumstances to verify an individual's identity and perform security checks. When an applicant submit Form N-400 (...
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How does one count the 3-month requirement to apply for naturalization in a US district/state?

To be eligible to apply for US naturalization in a US district/state, one must have lived/resided for 3 months in that district. I'm confused on how one counts the 3-month requirement to apply for ...
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What's the proper dress code, if any, I should follow for the US citizenship oath ceremony?

I wonder what the proper dress code is, if any, for the US citizenship oath ceremony. I read on https://www.boundless.com/immigration-resources/us-citizenship-oath-of-allegiance-ceremony/: USCIS ...
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Is it ok to group old sport clubs into a single entry in Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization)?

Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) asks me to list ask the clubs I participated in: Provide information about your membership, involvement, or association with an organization, association, ...
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What supporting documents do I need for filing Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) in the simplest situation?

Assume the following simple case: single (no divorce), no kids, employed and living in the US for >5 years, filed taxes each year, no citations/arrests/warrants, >5 years with green card, ...
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Does the French Defence Preparation Day count as being a member, serve in, help, or otherwise participate in, a military unit in the N-400 form?

I participated in the Defence Preparation Day (Journée d’Appel de Préparation à la Défense) in France around 15 years ago. The N-400 Application for Naturalization form online asks me the following ...
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Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number?

On my N-400 Application for Naturalization form online, I am asked to indicate whether I have a USCIS Online Account Number, and if so, to provide it. Where can I see my USCIS Online Account Number? ...
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Does changing one's name increase the processing time of the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

I have three first names, which are separated with commas in my French passport and spaces in my birth certificate. I'm considering only keeping my first first name on my future US passport. Does ...
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Can one submit the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) while temporarily outside the US on vacation?

I reside in the US and will become eligible for US naturalization during my company's vacation week. I may be temporarily outside the US during this vacation week. Can one submit the N-400 (...
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In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver license differ from one's current address?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, is it an issue if the address on one's driver's license is different from one's current address? Assume that the driver's license is ...
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What's the proper way to provide proofs of payments for citations in the N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form)?

In the N400 application or at USCIS naturalization interview, how to prove one has paid one's traffic tickets? Bank statements? Does the DMV provide proof of payment? From the Form N-400 Instructions:...
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How can I know whether a USCIS field office does same-day oath ceremony?

Some USCIS field offices do same-day oath ceremony, i.e. offer naturalization applicants to join the oath ceremony on the same day as the interview, assuming they passed the interview. How can I know ...
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When is an N-400 (Application for Naturalization Form) considered approved or denied when the USCIS computes the processing time?

The USCIS publishes processing times for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/more-info says: Processing time is the number of months that ...
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Could a naturalised British citizen lose his/her citizenship after moving abroad?

Basically this question is in relation to UK citizenship requirement of having the intent of continuing to live in the UK. At the moment, I have that intent. However, you never know where life might ...
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If one moves after submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, can this cause the application to be transferred to another USCIS office?

If one moves after submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, can this cause the application to be transferred to another USCIS field office?
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Why does the processing time for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form vary so much within the same USCIS field office?

I read that the processing time for the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form varies a lot within the same USCIS field office. The processing time the 93% slowest application is quite higher than ...
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When submitting an N-400 Application for Naturalization Form to apply for US citizenship, which USCIS field office is assigned to the application?

When submitting N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror) to apply for US citizenship from the US, which USCIS field office is assigned to the application? The closest to the residence at the ...
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How to get certified copies of Canadian ID documents while abroad?

I am trying to apply for Canadian citizenship for my Bolivian adopted daughter. The first step is to prove the Canadian citizenship of the parents and they ask for certified copies of ID and proof of ...
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Irish Citizenship: Residency Requirements

I'm looking at possibly applying for a job in Dublin and would be interested in obtaining Irish citizenship. I'm a UK citizen, so getting job permits for Ireland is pretty easy. I travel a fair amount ...
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Can an Indian Muslim legally migrate to Pakistan?

Kashmir has been an unrelenting problem. In addition to that, there have been a lot of incidents nowadays under BJP rule in India. Can Indian Muslims legally migrate to Pakistan, if they want to?

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