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Dutch-born, Belgian nationality, living in South Africa, can I get Dutch citizenship?

I was born in Nijmegen on 23.03.1943. My mother before her marriage was Dutch and was born in Meppel. She married my father who had Belgian nationality at the time of their marriage and of my birth, ...
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French Citizenship through Grandma [closed]

I have a question I've been searching to find the answer to. My grandma fled France due to WW2 with her mom. She was from Strasbourg, but never gained citizenship in the US. I was born in the US and ...
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I was born in the US when my parents were studying there, lived there only 1 year after birth then my parents returned to their country

I was born in the USA when my parents were studying there, then when I was about 1 year old they returned to their country. I have visited the USA like 10 times in all my life. I've been married now ...
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British Citizenship

UK CITIZENSHIP My parents and I are South African born. When I was 3 in 1961, my family left South Africa and my Dad took a civil service position in the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. He ...
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How is the process to apply for Italian nationality by marriage, if you already fulfilled all the requirements?

I want to ask, After fulfilling the requirements to apply for Italian nationality, how long does the process take? How long does it take since you deliver the documents until they give you the ...
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Is Indefinite Leave to Remain equivalent to a multiple-entry visa for valid 3 years?

I was born in the UK in 1992. Can apply for citizenship? At the time of my birth, my parents were in England on a multiple visit visa valid for 3 years. We returned to our home country, and never went ...
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I have received the green card: what should I keep track of to be prepared to apply for naturalization in five years?

I have received the green card: what should I keep track of to be prepared to apply for naturalization in five years? For example, one needs to be able to provide the accurate travel history of the ...
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French citizenship when born abroad to a naturalised French citizen

My mother was born outside of France but moved to France as a child and became a citizen. Her ancestry is not French. When she was 18, she moved to the US, which is where I was later born. She has not ...
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What visa can you qualify for through double descent in UK [closed]

I have been offered a job in the UK. I would like to know if I qualify for and if so what visa should I apply for. My mother lives in the UK with a British passport. She and my grandparents were ...
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UK citizenship language requirements

I just got the PR and was considering whether to apply for UK citizenship. My question is about the language tests that I am supposed to perform. I work as a university lecturer, and part of my duties ...
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EU citizen living in a non-EU country issuing citizenship for wife and daughter. Where is easier and faster?

I have read a lot about this topic and even though I am well informed, my case and question is quite specific. I am Argentine and Italian citizen. I want to issue my wife's and daughter's citizenship ...
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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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Loss of Citizenship

I am a British Citizen and my daughter who was born in the Philippines came to join me in the UK and acquired British nationality through child registration as she was only 12 when she arrived. She ...
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Filipino child of a US citizen refused a non-immigrant visa

This is so screwed up. My partner and I are not married. We've been together 7 years and we have a 6-year-old son. Our son was coming with us on a visit to the US and we got him a tourist visa, no ...
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Citizenship with Adoption

If a child was born in China by two Chinese parents but was adopted by two American parents, what citizenship does that child have? Does he/she retain the chinese citizenship? Is it possible by ...
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Dutch Passport South African citizen

My parents were both Dutch citizens and relocated to South Africa in 1949. They are both deceased. My daughter wants to apply for a Dutch passport. Her father and myself are South African citizens. ...
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What is the fastest EU country for an EU citizen's spouse to get citizenship?

Assuming an EU citizen wanted to grant their spouse EU citizenship as fast as possible, which EU country would be the best to do so? This is assuming the EU citizen will move to that country with ...
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Am I an Irish citizen / eligible for Irish citizenship?

I'm a Canadian citizen potentially relocating to the Czech Republic for a few months for my work and my employer is about to start the paperwork for a Czech visa but one thing I'm curious about... ...
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Citizenship for a UK born child from EEA parents after 5 years

These are the things I know: Children born in the UK by EEA parents before they obtained PR status are not British Citizens, but once the parents obtain the status they can register to become one. ...
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Does a person lose their original citizenship when they become a naturalized citizen in the United States?

Here's the story. My wife was born in Peru, according to Peruvian law that granted her citizenship according to Jus Soli, additionally we still have her original passport from Peru. She was adopted ...
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Is there such thing as a Greek ancestral visa/passport

I really would appreciate any help. My dad was born in Greece in 1951. Both his parents were born in Greece. He moved to South Africa to work for a relative in 1965, when he took up residence the ...
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Which citizenship can I get without giving up my US citizenship?

I ask because I was born in the US and am a US citizen. However, if I want to move to another country I don't want to give up my US citizenship. If I move, I want to pick a country where I can have ...
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My grandparents are British, my mother too but not by birth

My grandparents are British, they moved to Mexico where my mother was born, she has British nationality, and now I want to know how my brother and I can obtain it too. I want to study and live in ...
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Turkish ex-national currently living in Germany without citizenship anywhere [closed]

To explain the title: due to former political activity opposing the Erdogan administration, my Turkish citizenship has now been withdrawn. I was aware of the looming danger of this happening, for ...
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Gaining Canadian citizenship through the Army?

http://www.forces.ca/en/page/applynow-100 says To apply to the Forces, you must: Be a Canadian Citizen. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/cit/grant/cfa.asp says This section is about ...
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Can I acquire French citizenship through my father without his help?

I'm 22 years old and I was born and grew up in Hungary. A few weeks ago, I found out that my father could have acquired French citizenship (in the years before I became 18), because his mother, my ...
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How can an adult get citizenship involuntarily?

A number of countries' citizenship laws state that a person will lose citizenship if they acquire another citizenship voluntarily. These countries include Austria, Azerbaijan, China, India, Indonesia, ...
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Can I claim French citizenship by descent if my French father passed away in 1992?

My father was a French citizen but he passed away in 1992 in India. He lived in France and passed away during his visit to India. My mom and I are still Indians as we couldn't track my dad's documents....
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AIRE processing while on UK temporary visa [closed]

My girlfriend is Brazilian and is finishing obtaining her Italian citizenship. She is currently in the UK under a temporary 6 months visa (currently on the 2nd month). Her Italian Citizenship is ...
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British Citizen applying for Canadian citizenship

I am a British citizen living inside the UK. I wish to immigrate to Canada and become a Canadian citizen. I am in a long distance relationship with my partner who I have visited before and wish to ...
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Applying for French citizenship [duplicate]

I am trying to find out if it's possible to apply for French/Dual Citizenship. I live in the UK and my mother was born in France. She was evacuated during WWII when she was 9 to London. Her father was ...
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Can I get British citizenship?

I was born in 1982 in Libya. At the time, my father, a Libyan, was living in the UK on a normal visa. He eventually acquired British citizenship in 1986. I am Libyan. Can I get British citizenship ...
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Can I obtain Dutch citizenship if my father received it “by option” without a request?

My father received a certificate from the embassy in 2003 titled "Confirmation of the acquisition of Dutch citizenship by option," stating that he has Dutch citizenship. However, he never applied for ...
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Are citizenship test questions updated?

A recent Washington Times Web feature presents a sample of questions as being from a US Citizenship test, including "How many justices are on the Supreme Court?" The answer choices are 7, 8, 9, or 12,...
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Can I claim British citizenship? [duplicate]

I intend to work and travel in/through the UK once I complete my degree, and I would like to know if I can apply for British citizenship. I am an 18 year old (born 1997) South African, and I've lived ...
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UK immigration application: Evidence / Proof that I lived there (EU citizen, no passport stamps)

I want to apply for UK citizenship, I am an EU national and have studied in the UK for 6 years, with one year interruption (so: 1 year, abroad for a year, and then another 5 years in the UK). My ...
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Will a child of a a long-term UK resident EU national, born in the UK, be British?

My wife is Swedish, she's lived in the UK for 10 years and we're pregnant. I assumed her permanent resident status (lived in the UK for more than 5 years) would automatically grant our children ...
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My Husband is not American, I live outside America, and I lived less than 4 years at the US. Can he get the nationality?

I am an American. I was born in the US, but I didn't live 4 consecutive years on US soil since then. I married a non-American abroad, and I'm living with him outside America. What is my status in ...
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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport?

Hi I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on this situation for me. I have searched relentlessly but have been unable to find a clear answer to my query. My mother's mother was born in ...
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Am I A Legal French Citizen?

My grandfather Jean Jacques Mialocq, was born Oct. 11, 1859 in Maslacq, France to two French citizens. My father, Urbain Leopold “Frenchy” Mialocq, born in San Francisco in 1914, was a dual French/...
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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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Slovenian working in Belgium living in The Netherlands

I have an question, my boyfriend is Slovenian (I'm Dutch) and he is working and living in Belgium. He is fully registered and paying Belgium taxes etc. Now we got the opportunity to live in the ...
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South African to apply for Dutch citizenship

My son is 17 years old this year. Both his father's parents were Dutch and lived in Hengelo. They immigrated to South Africa in the 1950s. Does Dutch law allow him to apply for citizenship?
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I am an american and want to marry my Mexican fiance. He lives in Mexico, but has a tourist visa now. Does it matter where me marry?

I am an american living in Ca. My fiance lives in Mexico and is a Mexican citizen. He does have a tourist visa now, but we want to marry in the next 6 months. My question is this: Is there a benefit ...
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Can I get Romanian citizenship?

My mom married my Romanian born step father in 2007. He is part of the family but we're not technically related. I'm 18 and when they got married I was 9. My mom is not a Romanian citizen only a US ...
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Studying in France and becoming a French citizen for a refugee with a Swedish residence permit

I am a refugee in Scandinavia and have to attend an online university post-graduate program from France (three years). I want to go to France and ask for a residence permit to learn French in order to ...
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Obtaining French Citizenship through a married grandfather

My grandmother married her second husband many years before I was born and he is from Martinique, which means he has French citizenship. To make it clear, my father is the child of my grandmother's ...
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How can a non-EU citizen become a Danish citizen?

... And how difficult is it/how does it work? I am confused about how you could get a job for a work visa? What happens if your income comes from an independant/freelance career (e.g. like a ...
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Can I hold Italian, Australian and Uk citizenship?

I'm currently a dual Australian/Italian citizen, if I get married to my current boyfriend, who is British, he automatically becomes an Italian citizen. Is he allowed to hold three citizenships? He ...
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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 ...