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What's the approx. processing time of online FOIA requests for entry/exit to prepare for N400 (Application for Naturalization)? Days, weeks, months?

https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1730?language=en_US (mirror) mentions: It is common for individuals to submit a FOIA request to receive travel history records when applying for U.S. ...
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Jure sanguinis - no marriage record for great-grandparents

I have reserached my path for Italian citizenship Jure sanguinis, and have discovered that my great-grandparents (who were born in Italy) were never legally married. My grandfather, their child, was ...
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Do my student years in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

I am a non-EU citizen, I moved to North-Rhein Westphalia and studied Computer Engineering. Also: I have lived on a student visa for 5 years (because of part-time work). The official study duration is ...
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Can I acquire French citizenship through my father if he passed away?

I am 26 years old and I born in Djibouti and my father was born before the independence. I found out that my parents was a French citizens while Djibouti was still colonized by France but my mother ...
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How to prove my father is a French citizen if he refuses to confirm we are his children?

I was born in Djibouti and my father was born before the independence. We have helped him reclaim his French citizenship and now it seems that he is giving us the cold shoulder. We found out that he ...
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Authorities communicating to other authorities an individual's data

My father told me that when I was given Italian citizenship at the age of 18, Italian authorities communicated to my origin's country that I took Italian citizenship. But does it work that way ...
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Derivative Naturalization for Spouse and Children (Germany) for Non EU Citizens

I am a non EU citizen and would like to apply for citizenship for me and my family in Germany. Do the requirements like B1 language level for naturalization also apply to your spouse and children? If ...
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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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Application for carte de séjour

Our "handholding" lady was supposed to apply for our carte de séjour for us but we have heard nothing, is it possible to check if we are in the system and, if so, how do I do it? We have ...
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

What happens if someone with a legal wife has a child with his girlfriend? Also what will happen to this person if he is on a non-immigrant visa? (For example an international student comes to the US ...
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U.S. naturalization: 5 years vs. 3 years married, which faster/smoother?

I am about to apply for U.S. naturalization and qualify for two of the eligibility criteria, namely, both : "I am at least 18 years of age and have been a lawful permanent resident of the United ...
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I want to immigrate from India to Canada [closed]

I am an Indian student who will (hopefully) begin law school next year. The problem is, I am unfit for military service and it was my childhood dream to work as a police officer. Now I am 20 years old ...
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Australian immigration best contact number

Has anyone got a correct number to call for Australian citizenship enquiries? I am trying 0061 261 960196, as per the Australian website, but I keep getting the response: This service can not be ...
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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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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport or citizenship?

Long History short: My mother married my father (actually step-father (Dutch Citizen)) when I was 8 years old and proceeded to raise me as his own child. Now I am 26 and I was wondering if I was ...
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French Father - but adopted by American

My biological father was French - but my mother divorced him when I was three. She remarried and was so angry at my French father that she got rid of every photo of him, and never even told me ...
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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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New Italian Citizen entered EU over 6 months ago, still waiting for Italian passport, need to leave the EU. Can I do this?

I entered the EU on December 26, 2020 with my Spanish partner under the approval of the Spanish consulate as a family member with my American Passport Name 1. Upon entering Spain I applied for and ...
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Is it possible to obtain permanent residency under an L-1B visa? [duplicate]

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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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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How to aknowledge paternity of a 24 years old in South Africa and let her benefit from her EU citizenship

My brother is an Italian citizen and fathered a child during a holiday in South Africa in 1997, he aknowledged the daughter as his but not on her birth certificate where in fact her mother named ...
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French Citizenship Application for France

I have been working in France with passeport talent for 5 years now. My family (wife and kids of age 7-10yrs now) joined me in France 4 years ago. Can I file an application for citizenship of myself ...
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My great grandfather served in the French army until he died. Is there a way to apply for citizenship?

My great grandfather (who originally Algerian served in the French Army in the early 1910 when Algeria was part of France) passed away in Syria during his service. I am not sure how he died. His widow ...
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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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What level of knowledge of the Polish language do I need to receive Polish citizenship?

Living in Poland for a bit over a year now as a resident (married to a Polish citizen). Going to request Polish citizenship once I'm eligible, (living in Poland for two years, married for three). I ...
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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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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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Portuguese citizenship card application in India?

I have registered my birth in Portugal. Now I want to know the procedure of applying for Portuguese citizenship card in India, also called Cartao de Cidadao. I don't know what all documents I will ...
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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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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

I have some doubts on the definitions of US national and US citizenship. Let's suppose: A man was born in Los Angeles, CA. So he was a US national and US citizen. When he was 18 years old, he gave up ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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'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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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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'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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