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Applying for Italian citizenship being Argentinian in Switzerland

I am from Argentina and I will be living in Switzerland for 2 years due to an academic scholarship I have been granted. I was wondering if acquiring Italian citizenship during my studies would be ...
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Guatemala citizenship by adoption?

I am not a citizen of Guatemala, so this is just curiosity. Guatemala has both jus soli and jus sanguinis. If either parent is Guatemalan, the child born anywhere is a citizen. If a Guatemalan adopts ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch Passport if my mother was a Dutch National?

My mothers family has lived in the Netherlands since the year 1542. My grandparents (mothers parents) moved to Canada when my mother was 10 years old. My unmarried mother had me when she was 19 years ...
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Residency under EU law for a spouse of an Austrian who is not an EU citizen

My wife and I are citizens of a non EU country and we don't speak German. I have got my Austrian citizenship recently and we want to live and work in Austria. From what I read I know, that in order to ...
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Can I obtain French citizenship through my mother (Algerian born)?

Hi there I had some questions about obtaining French nationality. My mother was born in Algeria in 1963 after it was no longer a French territory. However she moved to France at 2 months old and lived ...
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French citizenship of an ancestor who died in Algeria before Independence

My grandpa lived and worked in France for a good amount of time and he sadly passed away and was buried there when Algeria was French which means it was still colonized. I was wondering if there's a ...
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Dutch passport possibility [duplicate]

my fathers parents were born in in Netherlands and were married in 1925. My Dad was born in in 1930. Moved to Canada in 1955. Had me in 1966 in Canada. My Mom and her parents/my grandparents were born ...
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I want to become a French citizen as my father was born in France to American parents on French soil

My deceased father was born in France while my grandfather was stationed in Germany for the United States Air Force. My grandmother was shopping and went into labor in France and my father was born in ...
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Irish Foreign Birth Registration - How do they treat inconsistent dates and names on old birth and death certificates?

I'm currently helping someone gather documents for their application for Irish Foreign Birth Registration - he's an Australian whose family migrated from Ireland in the early 20th century. For his ...
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As a US citizen, how can I establish Portugal residency without losing my German visa?

I am an US citizen currently working in Germany on a Blue Card. I wish to establish residency in Portugal to eventually attain dual US-Portuguese citizenship. I know that having 2 EU long-term visas ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

I was born in the United Kindom in 1997, both of my parents were British, but in 2004 we moved to Australia where we have lived ever since. I became an Australian Citizen in 2008 I am now applying for ...
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What will happen to their properties/processions when an Indian citizen opts for foreign nationality?

Scenario: An Indian citizen with family decides to settle in abroad (any country). Soon they receive an option to apply for the host country's citizenship. Now what will happen to their India-based ...
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Can you obtain OCI for minor US born child if you do not have a valid H1B visa stamped on passport?

To apply OCI for minor born in USA, using VFS San Francisco - ( not CKGS ). The document requirement clearly states under passport section "In case of a Minor, parents are requested to provide a ...
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What do I really need to register as a resident in Italy?

I am looking to go to Italy with my non-EU passport and register as resident (that means doing the inscrizione anagrafica). My passport allows me to stay there for up to three months. Since I am going ...
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N-400 question about “being a member of The Communist Party” and association with the Democratic Socialists of America

There is a question on the US N-400 Application for Naturalization form that asks: 10. Have you EVER been a member of, or in any way associated (either directly or indirectly) with: A. The Communist ...
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What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for temporary residence permit holder

What is the total time allowed outside NL (and EU) for Temporary Residence permit (HSM) holder? My situation: I have stayed (vacation) the following number of months in total outside NL per year for ...
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Automatic Citizenship for EEA children born in UK

I am German permanently living in the UK since 2006, my wife is a non EU / non UK citizen. Our three children were born in the UK in 2011, 2014 and 2017. They hold German passports and I had always ...
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International student trying to understand UK Citizenship

I am an International (non EU) student in the UK. I am about to finish my 4th year of study. My question is: given my above background, how long do I have to be in the UK before I can apply for ...
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Can't renounce my citizenship due to being a deserter; can I apply for a German citizenship?

I'm a Turkish citizen who is studying in Germany for the last 5 years. As you might not know, in Turkey, there is compulsory military service for every men. But, I don't want to do it (I don't even ...
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Criminal records dirtied during residence period for Portuguese citizenship?

Suppose one has a clean criminal record, and takes up Portuguese residence. During the 5 years residence required for eligibility to gain citizenship, one comes under criminal investigation and is ...
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'Becoming' a German Citizen - who to inform?

[My apologies if this is not the correct location for this question, it seems the best, but not a perfect fit!] I am a British Citizen (with citizenship acquired through birth), currently living and ...
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French Naturalization through marriage if living abroad

I'm an Indian citizen and my spouse in France. We are planning to move out of France next year. Can I still apply for French citizenship after 4 years of marriage? Or is 3 year residence in France ...
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'Close and continuing' association with Australia while overseas

Australia requires a 'Close and continuing' association/link/ties with Australia either by living in Australia or by maintaining such ties while overseas as a criterion for naturalization. My friend ...
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UK citizenship and residency requirements

I have a friend who is an EU citizen who lived and worked in UK since 2014. She got her settled status document last year but, sadly, didn't apply immediately for UK citizenship as soon as she was ...
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Dual national omitting second citizenship to obtain UAE citizenship after 7 years

I would like to ask whether it is permissible to settle in the UAE with only one citizenship by not declaring the other one, and that is because I hold a North African citizenship and EU one, For ...
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I've lost my original birth certificate, can I still register to the Irish Foreign Births Register?

I'm a UK national with an Irish grandparent who was born in Ireland. To the best of my understanding, this means I can become an Irish citizen through the Foreign Births Register. The documents ...
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When an employee of a US firm switches their status from US lawful permanent resident to US citizen, must they report the change to their US employer?

When an employee of a US enterprise switch their status from US lawful permanent resident to US citizen, must they report the change to their US employer?
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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? If that matters (e.g., for ...
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My father is a French citizen, but he was not on my birth certificate. Can I get a French passport?

I was born in the UK, my mother is British. My father is French and I did not have a lot of contact with him until I was in my 20s (I am now 40). He was not on my birth certificate and I was not '...
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Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via I131 Application for Travel Document) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the US much?

Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (mirror)) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the United States much? The potential ...
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Is obtaining a re-entry permit of any use to avoid disrupting one's continuity of residence for naturalization purpose when staying >6 months abroad?

Is obtaining a re-entry permit (via I-131, Application for Travel Document) of any use to avoid disrupting one's continuity of residence for US naturalization purpose when staying over 6 months ...
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Am I able to apply to be a Dutch citizen based on my question below?

My parents immigrated to the US in 1963. I was born in the US in 1967 when they were still Dutch citizens. They became naturalized US citizens in 1969. Am I able to claim Dutch citizenship based on ...
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Canada Citizenship application

I have completed four years in Canada and as a permanent resident, I was thinking of applying for citizenship. The question I want to ask if whether I need to do a test to prove my English speaking ...
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Do I have to take Green card and start residing in the US ASAP?

EDIT: This post previously had 2 questions but @DavidSupportsMonica gave an acceptable answer in the comments so I deleted the now solved question. I wanted to know whether: Suppose that someone's ...
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Do Americans need approval from the United States government in order to become Canadians?

A family member living in the states is considering a move to Canada. He has rights to apply for citizenship there in an expedited manner, since he is descended from a Canadian citizen. He has been to ...
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Can the USCIS approve that a stay between 6 and 12 months outside the US doesn't disrupt the residence continuity before staying over 6 months abroad?

Assume the individual is a US permanent resident. Staying outside the US between 6 and 12 months may disrupt the continuity of residence for naturalization. Is there any way to have the United States ...
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French naturalization for a person with spouse not living in France

I and my wife have been living in France with our son for the last 4 years. We are Indian citizens (our child is a US citizen). I am considering moving to the UK for job opportunities but my wife ...
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How am I supposed to count the days on the N400? Eg if I left the US at 3 PM PT and came back the next day at 4 PM PT, does that count as 1 or 2 days?

The N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror) asks for the "total days" outside the United States, for each stay outside the United States: How am I supposed to count the days ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

One of my initial questions on this site:) I have been searching about Irish naturalization requirements on the internet since quite some time and I see all the usual requirements: 5 years residence, ...
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How many days does the 30-month presence requirement for the US naturalization (N-400 form) represent?

I read on the U.S. Naturalization Requirements Information (mirror): An applicant for naturalization must [...] show that [they] have been physically present in the United States for 30 months. How ...
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If a naturalization applicant has stayed in the US only for slightly over 30 months for the past 5 years, is it likely to derail their application?

If a naturalization applicant has stayed in the US only for 30 months + epsilon (e.g., a few days) over the past 5 years, is it likely to derail their application (assume all stays abroad were below 6 ...
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When does one become a permanent resident from the N-400 standpoint?

Looking at the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form, I read on https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-early-filing-calculator (mirror): You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 ...
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When shall one provide documentation to establish that one didn't disrupt the continuity of one's residence in the US during an extended absence?

In the case of a stay outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home, a green card holder may show that it doesn't disrupt the continuity of residence for ...
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Do my years as a student in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

As a non-EU citizen I moved to Bayern and I finished both my bachelor's and master's degree on a german university. While I was in Bayern I lived with a residence permit for non-EU citizens for 5 ...
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Can the time of gaining citizenship be reduced?

The minimum time frame for getting Portuguese citizenship is 5 years, and German citizenship is 6 years. Can this time frame be reduced further?
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Staying outside the US between 6 and 12 months while keeping US employment & US home: will it disrupt the continuity of residence for naturalization?

I read on 8 C.F.R. 316.5(c)(1)(i), echoed by https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-d-chapter-3: (c) Disruption of continuity of residence - (1) Absence from the United States - (i) For ...
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Jus Sanguinis Italian Citizenship with Residence in Italy

I currently live in France and I am a not-yet recognised Jus Sanguinis italian citizen. I plan on move to Italy next year for about 4 months for an internship, and I would like to have my italian ...
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How does a country strip citizenship of an immigrant?

Suppose, an immigrant emigrated from Mexico to the UK. After obtaining British citizenship, he/she renounces his/her Mexican citizenship. Later, this person gets involved in a serious crime or ...
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Impact of anti-depressant prescription on application for US citizenship

I am currently in the US on a green card. I have now been in the US for around 7 years, and on an employer sponsored green card for 3 years. I have just used an online service to get an SSRI ...
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Why does the oath of loyalty to the United States that new U.S. citizens must swear mention seem to include renouncing all foreign citizenships?

New U.S. citizens must swear the following oath of loyalty to the United States (quote from https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-test/naturalization-oath-allegiance-united-states-...

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