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Living in Sweden & Denmark- building citizenship

I'm currently an EU citizen...however that EU citizenship is British thus is greatly under threat. Further I'm an ethnic minority so...let's just say I don't feel safe with the direction the UK is ...
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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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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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After 5 years of studying in the Netherlands, would I be eligible for citizenship a day after obtaining the "highly skilled migrant" residence permit?

Suppose I studied for 5 years in the Netherlands (e.g. a 3-year Bachelor's and 2-year Masters). Suppose immediately after graduation I am eligible for the "highly skilled migrant" residence permit and ...
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What happens if you live in an EU member state and lose EU citizenship?

Freedom of movement means that citizens of countries within the European Union can freely live and work in other countries in the EU without restriction. Denmark has a rule where citizenship of ...
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i was born in estonia in 1981, can i claim the Estoniain citizenship?

i was born in estonia, in 1981, at that time there was no estonian passport, my mother(born in estonia) and grandmother holding estonian passport, they got their passports in 1992, directly after the ...
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Working for German company with French passport talent residence permit

I hold French “passeport talent” four-year residence permit and have already worked in France for last three years. I am being offered a job by a German company who are happy with me working from ...
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Can I stay in the USA for two weeks on a Green Card every six months?

I am a green cardholder. I work in the USA and pay taxes to the US government. My property and driving license are from the USA. Due to my family situation, I must travel outside the USA and care for ...
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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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Recognizing French nationality through my mother

Thank you ahead of time for reading this and helping me understand if I can claim French nationality for me and potentially my children through my mother's nationality. I've read a number of the ...
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How strict is India about renouncing other citizenships?

Spain officially prohibits dual citizenship, but in practice it’s more of a pretense.  I would have to tell them I renounce, but USA doesn’t care and Spain knows that. I’m just wondering whether it’s ...
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Dutch Citizenship - grandparents are Dutch

My maternal grandparents were born in the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada in the late 1950s. They were landed immigrants and never got their Canadian citizenship. My mother was born in Canada 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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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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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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What type of evidence to prove continuous residence in the US for naturalization

Specifically, I am asking about the category "Your immediate family remained in the U.S." My brother and his wife remained in the US during the time I was absent. Note: I am a dependent on my brother. ...
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Can I apply to become a Dutch Citizen under the Option Procedure?

My mother was born in 1930. She came to London, UK in 1954. In 1956 she married my father. I believe - though I cannot find the papers - that under the law at this time, after 5 years she would ...
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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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Can an underage request Italian citizenship through italian ancestor?

In my team, we would like to sign a Brasilian player who is 15 yo. We discovered he has Italian grandmothers, so we would like to make him obtain Italian citizenship because it would be easier to ...
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French citizenship through UK-born father whose birth was registered as French outside France

My father was born in the UK to a French mother (born in France), with his birth registered at the consulate as a French born outside of France. He has a French passport & CNIS. He has always been ...
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Can I obtain French citizenship if my mother's great-grandfather was French?

My mother is Egyptian and her great-grandfather was French. She sent the papers (certificat de nationalité française) to France before she died to claim French nationality. I am her only son. Can I ...
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Austrian citizenship language skills

I have been residing in Austria for 6 years. I also have a long-term EU residence permit. I have mental sickness and I have a certificate from the public health doctor that I can't learn German. Is ...
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Assistance with claiming French nationality

Background: a few years ago, but during my adulthood, my mother (born in the UK) successfully claimed French citizenship, which she had inherited from her father (French, born in France). I (born &...
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Dutch citizenship through marriage

I have been married to a Dutch citizen for 20 years. We live and work in South Africa. Can I apply for Dutch citizenship through marriage?
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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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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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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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Preparing documentation for British Naturalization - Absences count

As I recently passed the Life in the UK test and obtained a B1 english language certification I am about to start the process of applying for naturalization/british citizenship. An issue I am having ...
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Taking Spanish citizenship while retaining British citizenship

Spain only allows dual nationality for nationals of a limited number of their ex colonies. Foreign nationals who acquire Spanish nationality must renounce their previous nationality But if someone ...
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Niederlassungserlaubnis, Freelancing and Citizenship in Germany

I am an IT professional living in Germany for the last 6 years. I recently got my Niederlassungserlaubnis. My employment terminated and I will be unemployed in a month. Do I need to inform ...
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Which municipality/district near Berlin has a shorter Naturalization duration

Between Oberhavel, Havelland, and Postdam, or other municipalities around Berlin, which one has a shorter Einburgerung process according to your information. The reason I ask: I have recently made a ...
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Can naturalized Argentina citizens renounce their citizenship?

Argentinians born in Argentina cannot renounce their citizenship Is it the same for naturalized ones?
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Can an Indian Muslim legally migrate to Pakistan?

Kashmir has been an unrelenting problem. In addition to that, there have been a lot of incidents nowadays under BJP rule in India. Can Indian Muslims legally migrate to Pakistan, if they want to?
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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 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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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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'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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Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via I131 Application for Travel Document) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the US much?

Is there any downside in obtaining a US re-entry permit (via Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (mirror)) if eventually one doesn't stay outside the United States much? The potential ...
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Jus Sanguinis Italian Citizenship with Residence in Italy

I currently live in France and I am a not-yet recognised Jus Sanguinis italian citizen. I plan on move to Italy next year for about 4 months for an internship, and I would like to have my italian ...
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Impact of anti-depressant prescription on application for US citizenship

I am currently in the US on a green card. I have now been in the US for around 7 years, and on an employer sponsored green card for 3 years. I have just used an online service to get an SSRI ...
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Which countries allow its international postdoctoral candidates to get their citizenship?

There might be various counties that qualify their postdoc researchers to apply for permanent residency after they finish their contracts. For example, Canada. However, the process is long and the ...
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US citizens abroad during Level 4 travel advisory from State Dept

Please correct me on what Stack community this question belongs in. This was the most relevant I could think of. I am a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands. All Western Europe Fulbrighters have ...
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Can I apply for a Dutch passport before 28

My grandfather was born in Breda in the 40’s and moved to Australia in the 60’s. He has never naturalised and is still currently a Dutch citizen. My mother was born in Australia in 1970 and by law (I ...
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N-400 US naturalization while living abroad

How should I prepare the US naturalization interview given that I have been living the last 5 months abroad? What papers should I bring in addition to the basic documents requested by the USCIS letter?...
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US Naturalization continuous residency requirement for an absence that is exactly 181 days and not more than 181 days?

I am a UK Citizen, though I have held a Green Card and been a permanent resident of the US since 2013, current Green Card expires 2023. I am currently looking at applying for citizenship through form ...
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Dutch Nationality

Hi i am a 23 year old male (born in 1996) i was hoping that you guys might be able to shed some light on my situation. My father was born in the Netherlands and moved to South Africa at the age of 8, ...
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Dutch Option for Citizenship, father's whereabouts unknown

I was born in 1979 to a Dutch mother and an American father. They divorced when I was very young and I have had no contact with him in over 30 years. The option requires information on my father that ...
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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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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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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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