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How is United States Citizenship affected by taking Australian Citizenship

I am a US Citizen with Australian Permanent Residency (over 13 yrs now). I wish to have Australian Citizenship without endangering my US Citizenship. I understand that there is no provision in US Law ...
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What are the requirements of naturalisation in Germany?

I am living in Germany and I want to know what are the requirements to get a German citizenship?
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Born in France before jus soli was repealed (but in the same year)

As mentioned here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_nationality_law The 1993 Méhaignerie Law required children born in France of foreign parents to request French nationality at adulthood, ...
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If step son has Spanish citizenship, I have work permit, can my wife apply for residence/work visa in Spain?

My sten son has a Spanish citizenship and I'm moving to Spain with a work visa I'd like to know if my wife can apply for a visa in Spain based on the premise that her kid has dual citizenship (Brazil ...
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What groups should you / must you disclose?

On the form to apply for US citizenship (N-400) Part 11, item 9A asks: Have you ever been a member of, involved in, or in any way associated with, any organizations, associations, fund, foundation,...
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Selective Service Requirements

I'm currently a green card holder who originally entered the US on a student visa, married an American and got a green card. I'm now looking to get citizenship, but I'm in a bit of a bind about the ...
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Any exemption on the grounds of age for obtaining British Nationality?

I have been living in the UK for the past 25 years on an ILR. I am over 80 years of age and would now like to acquire British nationality but no longer have the mental retention to complete the ...
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Police background checks when applying for residency [closed]

I am wondering if the Immigration Dept in South Africa can check your police criminal history from another country or do they just go off the police check document that you must provide when applying ...
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What are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets married?

In general, what are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets legally married? A few examples I can imagine of possible implications follow, but please don't take this as a ...
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Citizenship Status

I am a permanent resident. Recently I was doing research about how to get my citizenship. I found some informations on uscis.gov saying that someone might already be a US citizen if the person who ...
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Consequences of changing Ukrainian for Russian Citizenship for an Expat living in France

I am an Ukrainian Citizen married to a French citizen and living in France of a French Residence Permit for as yet limited validity, obtained based on my marriage certificate + Spouse Visa as granted ...
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How long does UK citizenship application take?

How long does it usually take between submitting the application for the UK citizenship (assuming using NCS, correct documents, etc.) and getting the answer? I mean specifically application AN (5 ...
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How changes in nationality affects indefinite leave to remain

I hold Pakistani passport and hold Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK. Recently I have been offered Bahraini nationality (my country of birth) which would mean I will have to give up my Pakistani ...
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Can I get a UK passport?

I was born in the United States in 1980 to a British father and American mother. My father still lives in the US and has a green card. At the time of my birth, no attempt was made to get me a passport ...
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How can a minor foreign-born child of a US citizen parent and non-US citizen parent get US citizenship if the US citizen parent refuses?

Zork, 12, was born in a foreign country to a US citizen parent and a non-US citizen parent. At the time of Zork's birth, the US citizen parent had (and currently has) all the requirements to pass US ...
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How to get proof of Cambodian nationality?

My parents were born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and they left the country because of the “Khmer Rouge” genocide. We are now living in France but they would like to go back in Cambodia and settle there. ...
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Brazilian son of a UK citizen

I am a Brazilian citizen and my wife has dual nationality: Brazilian and British. Our son was born in Brazil. Now we are moving to the UK to stay for an indeterminate period of time. Does my son have ...
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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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Has the 2014 ikamet changes affected any of the requirements to apply for Turkish citizenship?

As a US citizen residing in Turkey currently holding a 5 year ikamet I was hoping to be eligible to apply for citizenship in 2017. The old laws required a period of continuous residency in order to be ...
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Claiming US citizenship from UK. Anyone done this?

I would like to know if anyone has been in the same situation as me and has a little guidance. Basically I'm a British citizen, living in the UK. My father is a US citizen. He lived half of his life ...
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My father is French can I get French citizenship?

My father was born in France (to French parents) and has a French passport. I am a 26yo Australian citizen. Can I get French citizenship? I have read a lot about it on various forums but was unable ...
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Bridging visa effects on Australian citizenship

I thought I recently became eligible for Australian Citizenship, but after calling DIBP, I discovered my four years started counting after I was granted a bridging visa. What was the time I spent on ...
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U.S. student gaining citizenship in France?

I'm a U.S. citizen looking at studying in Europe. Right now France or Germany seem like the best/cheapest places (but open to suggestions!). I've had a few people tell me that if you graduate from a ...
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What additional paperwork do I need to complete after I become a US citizen?

After I become a US citizen and I obtain my Certificate of Naturalization, are there any other processes that I need to complete? I have heard that I might need to go to the Social Security office, ...
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End USA Citizenship inside USA During War [closed]

Nationality Act includes a section and bunch of clauses on how citizenship can be lost. From here. (6) making in the United States a formal written renunciation of nationality in such form as may ...
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Under what circumstances must a US citizen forfeit their citizenship when obtaining a new one?

For some reason I have been under the impression that US law prohibits US citizens from retaining their citizenship if they ever obtain a new citizenship. Is this always, sometimes, or never true? ...
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If you have dual South African and New Zealand citizenship, are you able to get an Australian one as well?

Or will you be required to give up one of the other two citizenships before you are able to gain it?
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What is the process to get American green card and citizenship while on a H1B visa?

What process needs to be followed in order to acquire an American Green Card and subsequent citizenship if one is in the US on an H1B ?
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Can a naturalised British citizen live anywhere in the world without losing UK citizenship?

Following up on How do i get a British citizenship?, I realised that one of the requirements is you’ll continue to live in the UK When googling for the question I'm asking here, unofficial ...
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How does gaining a second citizenship affect a prenuptial agreement?

My wife and I are US citizens and got married prior to moving to the UK. Before getting married we signed a prenuptial agreement. If we become UK citizens will the prenuptial agreement still be valid? ...
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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

I am an Australian living and working in the UK on an Ancestry Visa. I have been here for 4 years, and my Visa expires in another 1 year. My wife is a British Citizen, and we would like to stay here ...
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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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What Countries Offer Citizenship Based on Ethnicity and How Does One Prove Ethnicity?

In a similar vein as my citizenship by blood question - What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by ethnicity for people whose bloodline may not have current ...
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As a French PhD student in the US, what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?

I (French citizen) started a PhD in computer science in the US one year and a half ago: what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?
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What countries offer descendant citizenship (by blood) further back than 1 generation?

Most countries can offer citizenship to people with at least one parent that is currently a citizen. What countries' (if any) nationality laws exist that will allow citizenship by blood for people ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Given the single market and many of the EU directives that apply are there any benefits other then patriotism or nationalism that would advocate for having two or more EU citizenships?
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Which nationality are my children entitled to?

I have a dual citizenship, South African and Polish, but I live in the UK now. I know that my children will be automatically citizens of Britain, as my friends already had children, but will my ...
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How do I get a British citizenship?

I want to move to United Kingdom and I already know that I want to get a citizenship. What can I prepare in advance so I can spread the cost over before applying. Are there any tests to get a ...
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What can I expect in the “Life in the UK Test”

To get an English citizenship you usually have to take the "Life in the UK Test". Apart from reading the handbook, what can I do to get prepared for this test?
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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

In my US passport, there's a section entitled "Important Information" located just before the visa pages. Item number 13 deals with circumstances in which one might lose their US citizenship (emphasis ...