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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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French citizen living abroad, how to get my French passport?

I was born in France of French parents who moved to the US and became US citizens. I lived in France until the age of 10. I now live in the US but would like to hold a French passport as well. I do ...
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Will it be a problem proving US citizenship if you've been away for 15+ years?

I've been living off-the-grid for 15+ years on my sail boat traveling the globe. During my travels I've suffered theft of my documents. Will it be possible or problematic entering the US again? I've ...
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Is (current) residence status conditional to one's citizenship(s)? [closed]

Is a residence permit somehow "tied" to the citizenship you have/had when applying for and/or receiving said permit or is it legally independent of it? For example: A person applies for and receives ...
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French naturalisation and CAF history - benefits an exclusion cause?

When one applies for naturalisation in France, if they fulfill the requirements in terms of time spent in the country, there are other requirements for things to be shown such as: evidence of three '...
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Born in USA to French father - how do I prove it?

Does anyone know what proof you have to give that your father was French? He passed away years ago. He served in the French Navy. Would proof of that be good enough?
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British citizenship of adopted son. I'm British by birth and live in America

I am a British citizen by birth and a US permanent resident holder. Last year my husband and I adopted my stepdaughters baby, who has lived with us since his birth. Is he entitled to British ...
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Oath of allegiance while acquiring French citizenship through naturalization

Do i have to take oath of allegiance (verbal and/or written) with France while acquiring French dual citizenship through naturalization ?
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What is the process to cancel my child's Chinese citizenship?

My child is born in Macau, I am Australian, and my wife is from Mainland China. My children by law can not be Macanese citizens or residents as neither the mother nor the father has Macanese ...
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Can I renew chinese passport if I renounce US citizenship?

I have a US citizenship. My Chinese passport will expire in two years. I know dual citizenship won't work. I'm considering renouncing my US citizenship in order to renew my Chinese passport. Will ...
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Naturalisation in the Caribbean Netherlands for European Dutch

All Dutch nationals have the right of abode in the European Netherlands, however only those with a connection to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom have the right of abode in the Caribbean Netherlands....
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Getting back a renounced citizenship

I have Canadian and American citizenships and plan on obtaining a third citizenship in a country that requires me to renounce my present two citizenships. I want to know about the process to get back ...
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British Citizenship of HKSAR resident

Okay, so here's a pretty complex case (kudos to those who would bother to read through the whole thing at all). I was born in Hong Kong in September 1995 (still a British colony at the time) and my ...
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British citizenship for someone born abroad in 1996 [duplicate]

I was born on 1996 outside the UK to a British mother. Do I qualify for UK citizenship? My grandmother was born in London, UK in 1938. My mother was registered in the UK on 12 August 1983.
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Can I stay in the EU longer than 90 days while waiting for my British Passport?

I’m American and British citizen by descent, but I haven’t received my British passport yet. I’ve read about fines, or even being branded an illegal alien if you overstay the 90-limit. I’ve submitted ...
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My grandfather was an Estonian, can I get a EU Citizenship?

I'm from Argentina, and I have some papers proving that he was an Estonian citizen, would it be possible for me to get EU citizenship? Here where I live there is no Estonian embassy, unfortunately.
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My deceased father was a French citizen, I was born in the U.S. Can I become a French citizen?

My father immigrated to France from Poland in 1973 with his family when he was 13 and became a French citizen. He them came to the U.S. in 1978 and became a U.S. citizen in the late 90's. He was a ...
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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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EU citizen moving to Sweden- declaration?

Let's say a guy with a European ID moves to Sweden. Does he need to declare anything to anyone, or can he just rent a place (assuming you already know a person who would rent it) and live there? If ...
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My native country of Pakistan does not accept dual nationality, am I still a citizen?

My native country Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 16 countries. What happens if I acquire a citizenship of a country which is not in this list? If I do not renounce my Pakistani ...
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Must I register my child's birth outside the USA?

My child was born outside the USA, and is possibly † a USA citizen according to the rules. She is a UK citizen and has a UK passport she has travelled on within europe already. Must my child travel ...
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Grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years: Can I get French nationality?

I am Indian citizen and my grandfather served in the French army for 4.5 years in France in second world war time. My grandfather registered only my paternal uncle as French citizen and he is ...
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Italian Citizenship through Jus Sanguinis

Sorry to bother you! I'm a fifteen year old girl living in America. My great-grandmother was Italian, and at some point in her life she became an American citizen. I don't know when, or if it was ...
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Drop Bulgarian Nationality?

My son was born in Netherlands outside of marriage or registered partnership. Father (Bulgarian) has disappeared with no contact. Is there a possibility to remove the Bulgarian nationality & ...
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My father and my grandfather both were born in India and I born in Bangladesh, Can I get Indian citizenship or nationality? [closed]

My father and my grandfather both were born in India. My father then shifted in Pakistan and after in Bangladesh. My mother is a Bangladeshi. By born I am also a Bangladeshi. My relatives on my father'...
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Do I have British citizenship by descent?

I'm curious to see if I am eligible for British citizenship. My brothers and I were born in the US between 1957 and 1961 to an English mother (she was born in England) and a British father (he was ...
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Am I a UK citizen by descent, and can I get a passport as an adult?

I was born in the USA to a British mother and American father in 1986, but they were never married. According to gov.uk… You might be a British citizen However, you might not be a British ...
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French EU Passport, but not yet a citizen of France

I have a French passport and I just moved to France. What is the process of being a citizen/what papers and documents to I need to possess to be able to work and go to school and live? I know I need ...
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What is the simplest way for a Canadian to obtain EU citizenship?

I have a Canadian citizenship and currently live in the UK with the YMS visa. I was wondering what is the simplest way to get a citizenship to be able to live/work in the EU. I'd like to move here ...
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Will it be possible to get French citizenship?

I was born in Tunisia. My great grandfather is French by birth. We have all of the papers to prove that. He got married in Tunisia and had kids, he didn't register his kids with the French consulate ...
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Renunciation of original nationality in the process of becoming a Dutch citizen

I have been living and working in the Netherlands for a while now and I have recently become a Dutch national through naturalization. At the request of the Immigration Services (IND) I have submitted ...
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Applying for British citizenship for under-18 born outside UK

My boy is under 18 and wants to apply for British Citizenship. He was born outside UK but moved here when he was one year old. He has lived and studied in UK for the last 16 years and has ILR since ...
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What is maximum time period for Green card holder to live outside of USA

I am from Pakistan and my age is around 25years old, my parents have been living in USA from last two years and they have green card but not citizenship. I applied for Immigration (as unmarried son) ...
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If my father earned French citizenship, do I have the right to apply for it?

My father became a French citizen about 9-10 years ago. I am a 16-year old Syrian living in Turkey. Can I apply for citizenship or something at the French Consulate? I have no idea about the laws ...
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My dad was born to Canadian diplomats in Ghana. How does this affect his citizenship status?

As it says up in the title, my dad was born to (working) Canadian diplomats in Ghana. I was born in the United States, and before that my dad had lived most of his adult life in Canada. I'm not sure ...
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Possible to get a British passport?

Two questions: 1: I want to ask if it is possible for my sister to get a British passport? She was born in England but we moved before she was one year old. Our parents are not British so is it ...
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My maternal grandfather was from India, my mother was born in India. Can I be an Indian citizen?

My maternal grandfather was from India, my mother was born in India. My father was born in Bangladesh. I was born in Bangladesh. Can I become an Indian citizen?
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UK Nationality Applications and Previous Overstays

I saw that the Home Office has published new guidance for people applying for British Nationality (March 2015). Most notably, the section on good character has been profoundly expanded; it now ...
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Will I forfeit my French citizenship when taking on US citizenship?

I am a French citizen living in the US for many years with a green card. I am looking to obtain my US citizenship. Will I loose my French citizenship or can I keep dual nationalities?
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Italian citizenship - which consulate?

I applied for Italian citizenship by marriage last year. At the time we were living in Switzerland so we did the paperwork through the Zürich consulate. Now we have moved to London. In theory my wife ...
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My Father and Grandmother are British can i get UK Citizenship?

My Father and grandmother are British by birth. My Father was not married to my mother. My birth certificate shows him as my father, and i have his birth certificate and my grandmothers birth ...
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Driving an Italian registered motorcycle in Denmark as a resident

I moved to Denmark for a job 3 months ago. I am planning to bring my motorcycle (registered in Italy) to Denmark. As a resident in Denmark, I know I have to register it within 2 weeks. If police ...
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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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Is it ok to leave USA after filing for citizenship (but before it is granted)?

I have lived in USA long enough to qualify for citizenship due to 3+ years of marriage to a US citizen, and was thinking about applying. However I may soon end up being between contract jobs and have ...
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Cape Verde citizenship, is it acquired immediately by marriage?

Cape Verdean citizenship by naturalisation may be acquired when applicant can demonstrate to have resided in the country for at least five years. The residency requirement may be waived for a person ...
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Where would US immigration deport a person who has only a US citizenship but lied in citizenship application?

This is related to the recent case of Rasmieh Odeh, a Palestinian activist that was found to have lied in her US citizenship application and will, according to some sources, be deported to Jordan. For ...
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How far back does USA care where you lived, when applying for citizenship based on 3+ years of marriage

This has 2 questions that I felt were sufficiently related to be together in one posting. I have marked the questions in bold text. According to the information here at uscis.gov, a person may ...
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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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What happens when Chinese acquire foreign citizenship?

China doesn't recognize dual citizenship. What are the practical consequences today if a Chinese citizen also acquires the citizenship of another country, but does not formally renounce their Chinese ...
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Do Canada and France allow their citizens to have 2 other citizenships?

For an individual being a citizen of both France and Canada, is it possible to obtain a third citizenship ? Let's assume this third country allows 3 or more citizenships, I am not interested in ...