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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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Which countries allow its international postdoctoral candidates to get their citizenship?

There might be various counties that qualify their postdoc researchers to apply for permanent residency after they finish their contracts. For example, Canada. However, the process is long and the ...
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Become UK citizen. Would I need to pay for a new application if I didn't pass the life in the UK test

I'm Italian and I've been living in the UK for almost 6 years now, I've applied for ILR last year and it went through successfully. I think the next step now should be me applying for citizenship. I ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport through my grandfather?

I might have all of this completely wrong, so I am sorry if that is the case. As far as I know, you can apply for British citizenship if you have a British grandparent. Is the same true for the ...
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Is it correct to say I have a nationality / citizenship of “a dependent territory”?

Is it correct to say that I have a nationality of a dependent territory by showing a passport issued by it (e.g. Hong Kong passport, Macao passport, Greenland passport, Åland Islands passport, Faroe ...
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Can I also get French citizenship?

My grandfather had French citizenship. But my father doesn't. Am I eligible for French citizenship based on my [grand]father's citizenship. How to apply?
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US citizen expat with EU citizen wife and kids moving to the US- residence ans/or citizenship

I am a 48-year old US citizen that lived in the US only for a few years of my early childhood. My parents are Argentinian and also left the US with me about 40 years ago. My wife and 3 kids are ...
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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French Citizenship through Parent

So I am American and was born in Atlanta, GA... my father during my birth was French Citizen living in America... After I was born he registered my birth with France (so he says). Going off the ...
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How many days out of 5 years do I need to stay for satisfying the naturalization requirement for Belgian citizenship?

I'm in the research process for possibly naturalizing to be a Belgian citizen in the future. I've found most of the sites say "you'll need to have been legally resident in Belgium for 5 years." This ...
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US Citizenship through Birth

I am a lawful legal immigrant and my daughter was born here(USA). I have below questions. 1) Whats are all the benefits she will get for born in the United States compared to a person citizenship ...
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Working for German company with French passport talent residence permit

I hold French “passeport talent” four-year residence permit and have already worked in France for last three years. I am being offered a job by a German company who are happy with me working from ...
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US citizens abroad during Level 4 travel advisory from State Dept

Please correct me on what Stack community this question belongs in. This was the most relevant I could think of. I am a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands. All Western Europe Fulbrighters have ...
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Could one leave / migrate away from Canada after making citizenship application

I have a specific question on Canada citizenship. If somebody have spent required amount of residency years on PR & satisfied requirements for application for Canadaian citizenship. I read that- ...
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Request for French Nationality

My father had a French passport. His nationality in the passport was French. My family and I live in Yemen currently. Now after the death of my father, are I, my brother and my sisters eligible to ...
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What type of evidence to prove continuous residence in the US for naturalization

Specifically, I am asking about the category "Your immediate family remained in the U.S." My brother and his wife remained in the US during the time I was absent. Note: I am a dependent on my brother. ...
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Will my non EEA wife get British citizenship when I get mine?

I'm an EEA national who's been living in the UK since 2016 and I brought my non EEA wife here in 2017. We both have pre-settled status and I'll qualify for settled status in 2021. At that point, will ...
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Is it possible to obtain croatian citizenship simply by birth?

My girlfriend was born in 1990 in Slavonski Brod, Yugoslavia. Today that city is a part of Croatia. Both her parents were both born in Bosnia, although at the time this was formerly known as ...
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How can I get Dutch Citizenship?

My great grandfather was a Dutch citizen however, when he moved to New Zealand, it was renounced. I am currently living in Australia. Is there any way I would be able to acquire Dutch Citizenship? I ...
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Grandparents are Dutch, father Dutch but became a Australia Citizen 3 years after I was born

I am after some help, looking to apply for a Dutch passport and live work in Holland. My grandparents and the siblings moved from Holland to Australia around 1960. My grandparents never became ...
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Life in the UK test [duplicate]

I want to pass the Life in the UK test as part of my ILR application. Can someone please guide me on how/where to start, study and practice the test so that I can successfully pass? Any help and ...
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What happens to your residency rights when you lose/renounce your citizenship?

This is a generic question involving a situation when the original citizenship is lost/renounced due to obtaining a citizenship of a different country (either due to one of the countries not allowing ...
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Apply for Portuguese citizenship from India?

My father had a Portuguese citizenship. I am a full-time student in India. Can I and my brother claim or acquire Portuguese citizenship through my father?
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Can I apply to become a Dutch Citizen under the Option Procedure?

My mother was born in 1930. She came to London, UK in 1954. In 1956 she married my father. I believe - though I cannot find the papers - that under the law at this time, after 5 years she would ...
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My N-400 denied, because I traveled outside USA more than six months (7 months),

My N-400, Application for US citizenship application, was denied because I traveled outside USA more than six months (7 months). I have a green card since 2014 (5 years). After I completed my ...
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Can I apply for a Dutch passport before 28

My grandfather was born in Breda in the 40’s and moved to Australia in the 60’s. He has never naturalised and is still currently a Dutch citizen. My mother was born in Australia in 1970 and by law (I ...
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N-400 US naturalization while living abroad

How should I prepare the US naturalization interview given that I have been living the last 5 months abroad? What papers should I bring in addition to the basic documents requested by the USCIS letter?...
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After 5 years of studying in the Netherlands, would I be eligible for citizenship a day after obtaining the “highly skilled migrant” residence permit?

Suppose I studied for 5 years in the Netherlands (e.g. a 3-year Bachelor's and 2-year Masters). Suppose immediately after graduation I am eligible for the "highly skilled migrant" residence permit and ...
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Residence requirement for British citizenship

I am an EU citizen and have moved to the UK in June 2016. I was granted "settled status"/ILR under the EU Settlement Scheme in October 2019, without the need to have 5 years of residence by linking my ...
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US Naturalization continuous residency requirement for an absence that is exactly 181 days and not more than 181 days?

I am a UK Citizen, though I have held a Green Card and been a permanent resident of the US since 2013, current Green Card expires 2023. I am currently looking at applying for citizenship through form ...
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Dutch Nationality

Hi i am a 23 year old male (born in 1996) i was hoping that you guys might be able to shed some light on my situation. My father was born in the Netherlands and moved to South Africa at the age of 8, ...
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How long does the German naturalization process take?

I hear cases like Greece and Italy, that it takes even years for the passport to get issued, after one applies for it. Assuming one has fulfilled all the requirements to obtain a German citizenship, ...
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Dutch Option for Citizenship, father's whereabouts unknown

I was born in 1979 to a Dutch mother and an American father. They divorced when I was very young and I have had no contact with him in over 30 years. The option requires information on my father that ...
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Policy for freelance work in Germany for people with another main employment

What is the policy about freelance work done in Germany (for possibly international clients through a global online platform) by people with another main job? Is it allowed? What are the steps ...
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What is your legal status as PhD researcher in Spain?

I have a question that I have not found any related source, and my question is mostly focused on these group of people: "People of origin from Ibero-American countries, Andorra, the Philippines, ...
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Applying for determination of German citizenship in Germany?

Applying for determination of German citizenship (Feststellung der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit) by ancestry is normally done, by individuals not living in Germany, through their local consulate, who ...
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Citizenship request with DNA tests results

May a person who wasn't recognized at birth by the father (who is an Italian citizen) subsequently apply for citizenship on the basis of the DNA test results?
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Recognizing French nationality through my mother

Thank you ahead of time for reading this and helping me understand if I can claim French nationality for me and potentially my children through my mother's nationality. I've read a number of the ...
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What documentation is needed to show German nationality before 1913?

For the purposes of claiming German citizenship through descent, what documents are needed to show that an individual held German citizenship before passage of the nationality law of 1913? Is a birth ...
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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

This question is about eligibility for German/US dual citizenship when a minor acquires US citizenship at the time that his parents naturalize. Suppose a child is born outside of the United States to ...
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Mother lost French citizenship due to US naturalization, then regained it due to change in law. Was I born French?

My mother was born a French citizen in Algeria in 1952. She emigrated to the U.S. And was naturalized in 1970 or so. French law only permitted men to hold dual citizenship until 1973, at which point ...
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Can my grandchild apply for Dutch citizenship?

I was born in the Netherlands from Dutch parents and still only hold my Dutch citizenship. I have lived in South Africa since 1955. Both our daughters have Dutch passports. Is it possible for my ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport and citizenship

My family history goes back to the 1200's in Holland and the original farm still exists today. Both my parent naturalized in the sixties and became South African citizens before I was born. However my ...
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When Is the right time to seek Nationality

Am from Nigeria and a refugee in France with 10 years permit.... When is it ok to seek for Nationality... Am spending 5years plus in France now

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