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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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Can my mother get Czech citizenship through this new law that was recently passed in the Czech parliament?

I am currently having a hard time finding a long form version of this law in English, but I have some basic information about my mother if y'all can help. Here's a list of facts followed by a list of ...
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My father was Estonian by birth, do I qualify for citizenship by descent?

My deceased father was Estonian by birth, born in 1933, immigrated to US in 1943. Do I qualify for Estonian passport/citizenship by descent? I was born here, and he already had his citizenship in US ...
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Getting the Canadian citizenship for my 3 years old child

I do not know what to do, and I am stressed about the situation. I would appreciate some guidance or comments. I was born in Canada, my father is Canadian and I lived there several years in my life (...
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Czech citizenship or residence by blood from great-grandmother?

Czech citizenship can be passed from parent to child even if the child is born abroad. However I've struggled to find out if that can apply to grandchildren (my mom) or great-grandchildren (me). My ...
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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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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 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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Entitlement to a British passport

My girlfriend's mother was Ghanaian, her British father died about 15 years ago. She is 36 and lives in the USA. Is she entitled to a British passport because of her father?
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Can I get French citizenship if my grandfather had a French passport?

My grandfather went to Russia in 1934 to study in Moscow. He had an Indian passport (under British rule) and travelled there from Kenya via Germany and France. On his return, he went through France, ...
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Does it make sense for foreign research assistants (HiWis) in German universities to voluntarily contribute to Rentenversicherung (pension scheme)?

I am about to sign a contract with the university that I'm currently studying in as a research assistant (HiWi). It seems that since the hours and salaries are below a legal standard, I am not ...
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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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How to get citizenship for Ireland through “Critical Skills Employment Permit”?

There is a Visa type for Ireland titled "Critical Skills Employment Permit". Presume I've gotten that permit, now questions: how can I get a Visa and citizenship if I don't have enough money in my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Cheapest commonwealth nationality to acquire

I have a US citizen friend who is a (legal, permanent) resident in the UK (ie with ILR), who would like to vote, but naturalisation as a British Citizen is very expensive - £906 is the current fee. ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Am I automatically a British citizen?

I was born in 1946 in Canada. My mother was British & came to Canada after the war. Am I automatically a British citizen? Also, I have been living in Australia for the past 40 years & have ...
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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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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

Before I start, I want to say that I am asking this out of pure curiosity and interest. I am not in this situation, and I do not know anyone in this situation. I read that the Norwegian Directorate ...
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Can stateless individuals in the European Union legally reside and work there?

I am curious if anyone has found a solution to staying in the E.U. as a stateless person, with rights to reside and work? A U.S. citizen is allowed to formally renounce their U.S. citizenship at any U....
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Who has “always been stateless”?

https://www.gov.uk/register-british-citizen/stateless-people — You may be able to register as a British citizen if you don’t have any form of citizenship or nationality - that is, if you’re a ‘...
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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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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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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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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 ...