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Evidence for continuous residence to apply for UK citizenship as a EU student?

One of the requirements for applying for British citizenship through naturalization is: During the last five years you must not have been outside the United Kingdom for more than 450 days (about ...
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Acquiring Dutch Nationality

My father was born in the Netherlands, moved to SA in 1959, but became a South African citizen before I was born in 1967. My son (27), however, wishes to apply for Dutch citizenship. Is this at all ...
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Acquiring Dutch citizenship

I was born in the Netherlands in 1965. 2 years later, my parents decided to immigrate to South Africa. I automatically became a SA Citizen, I never really applied for SA Citizen ship. Would I be ...
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Ukraine, dual citizenship & passport ownership

I had a few questions regarding dual citizenship. I was born in Ukraine in 96, moved to the UK in 05 and recently received British Citizenship. I’m currently in the process of applying for a British ...
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Citizenship for a minor born abroad to a Canadian and residing outside Canada

My daughter, a Canadian citizen from birth, is having a child outside Canada where she resides. She does not intend to return to Canada to live for some years. Can she obtain Canadian citizenship for ...
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If I marry a British citizen or French citizen then how will I get EU citizenship?

I am an Indian citizen staying at India. If I marry a British citizen or French citizen then how will I get EU citizenship ?
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Are immigrants from other English-speaking countries required to take the English test?

The US government web site describes the English test. I couldn't see anything about people who came from another English-speaking country such as Canada, UK, Australia, New Zeeland, etc. Obviously, ...
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Citizenship for two children from ghana

I have two children, under 10 years old, born in Ghana and would like to know how to register them as British citizens. I, the father, am a British citizen by birth and the mother is a Ghanaian ...
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Can one have US, Italian and French citizenship, triple citizenship?

I have US citizenship since birth, then acquired Italian citizenship through naturalization and now applied for French. Someone told me that I could NOT have triple citizenship as the French ...
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Portuguese citizenship using grandparents' birth certificates

I am an Indian citizen born in the 80's, ancestrally from Goa, India. Portuguese nationality law allows those who were Portuguese citizens connected with Portuguese India before 1961 to retain ...
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French citizenship after studying in French University

As per the official cite one can apply for naturalization in France after completing 2 years in a French superior institute 2 ans d'études accomplies avec succès pour obtenir un diplôme d'un ...
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Naturalization interview - US Passport instead of Birth Certificate

We are about to enter the interview process on our Application for Naturalization as part of the United State Citizenship and Immigration Service. We received a letter with the following statement in ...
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I need help with the documents relating to my application to become a Dutch Citizen

I qualify by law according to this statement on the website of the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service: Were you born before 1 January 1985? You are a Dutch citizen by law if your ...
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Would obtaining a residence permit in country B be an obstacle to naturalizing in country A?

I am a foreign citizen with ILR (permanent residence) in the United Kingdom. I intend to apply for British citizenship as soon as I fulfil the 5 year residency requirement in about one years time. I ...
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NIW recommendation letter for an acquaintance

I'll put you in context. I am from Europe and I live there. Because of my work, I usually travel to the US in order to attend scientific conferences. So, when you repeatedly participate in those ...
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British Citizen with Canadian mother, needing passport

On a recent trip to Canada, I applied for my ETA as I am a British Citizen. It got denied as I was recognised as a Canadian citizen as my mother was born in Canada and always maintained full Canadian ...
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Do i qualify for a Dutch Passport if my Mothers parents were Dutch born/citizens?

My grandparents were both born in Holland. My aunt and uncle (Mother's siblings) were born in Holland. My aunt has a Dutch passport. My mother (deceased) was born in South Africa (1951) My father (...
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Can I have dual citizenship?

I was born in England to a British citizen mother. I was adopted by US military family stationed in England when I was a child and later became a US naturalized citizen. Can I get a dual ...
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International and EU passport, which do i use for living rights?

I'm asking on behalf of my girlfriend. She holds an Italian passport and a Uruguayan passport. She's looking to either move to or study in the UK to live with me. In regard to living in the UK or ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

I have a residence permit in the Netherlands and have been working in the country for about 2 years. I am currently thinking about switching jobs and would like to keep options open beyond the ...
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Swedish citizenship application - what happens if you stayed in another Nordic country ”in between”?

I’ve applied for swedish citizenship some 26 months ago and no decision as of yet. I moved to Sweden in 2009, studied & worked until autumn 2013, then moved to Denmark for work until 2015. Then ...
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What is required to claim Canadian citizenship?

My father is a Canadian citizen by birth (born in Canada), my mother and I are both American citizens. We all live in the United States (my father as a green-card permanent resident -- he has been an ...
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Can F2 visa holder apply to get a licence as a physical therapist in USA?

I have an F2 visa. I hold a Physical therapy (PT) bachelor from the outside USA. I contacted Tennesse board of Physical therapy to apply for a licence for PT. They send me the requirements which I can ...
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EU Applying for Irish Citizenship, parent never had Foreign Birth Registration certification

I'm applying for my Irish Citizenship form the UK so that I can live and work there. I believe I qualify for Irish citizenship because of the following: a) I was born outside of Ireland before the ...
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Mother refuses to allow child to become US citizen

I am the father of a nearly 2-year old daughter. I was present for her birth in the Philippines. I am a US citizen by birth and lived most of my life in the US. I acknowledged paternity and the ...
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EEA Registration Certificate to Resident permit to UK Citizenship

I'm slightly confused about what documents do I need to apply for. I already have a EEA Registration Certificate and now I'm trying to apply for British Citizenship. It say that I must have a ...
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Netherlands: Passing grades for the integration exams

In the Netherlands as part of the naturalization process, one must pass the following exams individually. Reading (Around 25 questions) Writing (Around 7-8 questions) Speaking (Around 24 questions) ...
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Tax as an Italian resident

I am a US citizen in Italy and just submitted my documents for dual citizenship. I have residency in the Comune where I am applying. I will now be returning to the US. I was told I need to keep the ...
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Expat needing to know about renouncing US citizenship

Ok, If you renounce your US citizenship and are stateless, can you work? Can you register for residency? Everything I have read or watched, seems to just brush over a lot of the details. I am really ...
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NOC code for Devops Engineer - 2173 or 2174

My designation is Senior Software Engineer, where my roles and responsibilities are as of a devops engineer -- build and release and cloud (AWS) Please help me chose the best NOC code for Canada PR. ...
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How can I find out whether my father was Dutch?

Is there is a way to find out if your parent kept their Dutch nationality? My father passed away two years ago and I am trying to find out if he had Dutch nationality when I was born in order to ...
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My father is a French Citizen. Can I get French citizenship through him? [duplicate]

I was wondering if its possible for me to get French citizenship through my father. Most of his family lives in France and so would sometimes come to visit us. I have read so many answers on this ...
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Is there any possibility to obtain German Citizenship before 6 years without marriage?

I read many times that the minimum requirement for period lived in Germany is 8 years and can be dropped to 6 years (I am talking about non-married to German citizen). My question is, can this be by ...
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Space requiremnt for German embassy visa

I would like to know if my visa will be approved by Germany embassy if I apply to live with my husband his 2 parents and his little brother. The house is 100m square.2 toilets 3 rooms 1 kitchen and ...
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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

What are the benefits of holding Canadian citizenship in terms of getting a work permit in US/Europe compared to other third world countries? Would Canadian citizen still have to go through H1b ...
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Can an underage request Italian citizenship through italian ancestor?

In my team, we would like to sign a Brasilian player who is 15 yo. We discovered he has Italian grandmothers, so we would like to make him obtain Italian citizenship because it would be easier to ...
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Am I a British citizen?

The title says it all, I’m 17 years old and have just had my Brazilian passport renewed. I’m afraid I won’t be able to work because of it. I’ve lived in Scotland for 14 years and my dad is Scottish, ...
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Permanent residence card UK

My family and I are applying for a permanent residence card. We have been living in the UK for 6 years and I was wondering if it convenient to consider the original date when we first arrived 6 years ...
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Italian citizenship after marriage

My husband, a South African citizen, was issued with a "permesso di soggiorno per motivi familiari" in January 2018. The transcription of the marriage (which took place in the Republic of South Africa ...
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My father is applying for French citizenship through descent. Can I then do so?

My grandmother was born in France, and moved to the US where she had my father. My father, a US citizen, is applying for French citizenship through descent as his mother did not renounce her French ...
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My parents were both born in Holland, would I be eligible for a Dutch passport?

My father was born in Heemstede on 8th June 1924, he became a South African on 10/9/1952, my mother was born in Haarlem on 6th September 1925, she became a South African on 6/12/1955. I was born on 1/...
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Is it possible to obtain permanent residency under an L-1B visa?

Is it possible to obtain permanent residency under an L-1B visa? I was under the impression that L-1B has no dual intent, hence it would be difficult to adjust status to become US permanent residents. ...
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French citizenship through UK-born father whose birth was registered as French outside France

My father was born in the UK to a French mother (born in France), with his birth registered at the consulate as a French born outside of France. He has a French passport & CNIS. He has always been ...
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Acquiring Dutch citizenship or residency as the spouse of a Dutch citizen

My husband's parents were both Dutch citizens who immigrated to SA in 1951 and 1952. They never gave up Dutch citizenship, so my husband, who was born in SA and has always lived and worked in SA, has ...
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Spanish citizenship when parents have naturalized citizenship

My parents, who were both originally UK citizens, have recently acquired Spanish citizenship due to long term residency. I'm now considering joining them; I believe that there is a fast-track ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in the US with a green card issued in 2016. I am thinking of relocating to Singapore and finding a job there. What are the pros and cons being a US green ...
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Dutch passport for my son

My father is a Dutch passport holder as are my sister and brother and my sister's two children. Apparently I am too old to get a Dutch passport. I would like to know if my son can get a Dutch passport ...
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Living in Sweden & Denmark- building citizenship

I'm currently an EU citizen...however that EU citizenship is British thus is greatly under threat. Further I'm an ethnic minority so...let's just say I don't feel safe with the direction the UK is ...
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Dual citizenship - Australian born with Dutch mother (deceased)

Can anyone help me find out if I can obtain dual citizenship please? This info doesn't seem easy to come by! So I was born in Australia in 1970. I am an Australian citizen. My father born in Australia,...
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My mother is a French citizen through marriage. Can I live in France?

My mother has been in France for the past 15 years. I’m an Israeli citizen living in the US as a green card holder. If I wanted to legally live in France and be with her is there anything that can be ...