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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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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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