Questions tagged [citizenship]

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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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Am I a British citizen?

The title says it all, I’m 17 years old and have just had my Brazilian passport renewed. I’m afraid I won’t be able to work because of it. I’ve lived in Scotland for 14 years and my dad is Scottish, ...
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Permanent residence card UK

My family and I are applying for a permanent residence card. We have been living in the UK for 6 years and I was wondering if it convenient to consider the original date when we first arrived 6 years ...
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Italian citizenship after marriage

My husband, a South African citizen, was issued with a "permesso di soggiorno per motivi familiari" in January 2018. The transcription of the marriage (which took place in the Republic of South Africa ...
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My father is applying for French citizenship through descent. Can I then do so?

My grandmother was born in France, and moved to the US where she had my father. My father, a US citizen, is applying for French citizenship through descent as his mother did not renounce her French ...
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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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Is it possible to obtain permanent residency under an L-1B visa?

Is it possible to obtain permanent residency under an L-1B visa? I was under the impression that L-1B has no dual intent, hence it would be difficult to adjust status to become US permanent residents. ...
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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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Acquiring Dutch citizenship or residency as the spouse of a Dutch citizen

My husband's parents were both Dutch citizens who immigrated to SA in 1951 and 1952. They never gave up Dutch citizenship, so my husband, who was born in SA and has always lived and worked in SA, has ...
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Pros and cons of working in Singapore as a US Green Card holder vs US citizen

I am a Malaysian currently living and working in the US with a green card issued in 2016. I am thinking of relocating to Singapore and finding a job there. What are the pros and cons being a US green ...
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Dutch passport for my son

My father is a Dutch passport holder as are my sister and brother and my sister's two children. Apparently I am too old to get a Dutch passport. I would like to know if my son can get a Dutch passport ...
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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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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 mother is a French citizen through marriage. Can I live in France?

My mother has been in France for the past 15 years. I’m an Israeli citizen living in the US as a green card holder. If I wanted to legally live in France and be with her is there anything that can be ...
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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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My husband wants to register as a UK citizen (born to a British mother in South Africa in 1964). Do we need her passport?

The documentation listed as acceptable on uk.gov is: • Your passport; and • Your full birth certificate (one which includes the name of your parent(s), (which should be requested from the relevant ...
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Can I get Swiss citizenship based on my mother's Swiss citizenship?

My mother is a Swiss citizen since the 1980s (we don't know exactly the year since we discovered recently that her ex-husband applied for her without saying anything to her), and got her Swiss ...
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What is the process for getting a ZAV Certificate on your own for Germany?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 4th year. I have been accepted for an internship in a German University. I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) at the ...
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Getting a French passport - born abroad to a French mother

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this: I am looking at getting a French passport. My mother is French and I was born in the UK. My birth was registered at the French Consulate ...
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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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I am a man married to an Italian man

I have been legally married to my male spouse for eight years. He is Italian, am I able to get an Italian passport?
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What are my options for a long-term visa? (Between SA & European citizen)

I wanted to find out what are some of the options we can consider for applying for a long-term visa. I am a South African citizen and my partner is European. We would like to find out if there are ...
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UK settlement visa

Do I have to get a British passport to enter the UK if my father is British? My family is from Singapore, except my father, who is British. We are being relocated to the UK because of his work and I'...
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Staying in France without EU documentation

I've applied for a Hungarian citizenship but my birth certificate hasn't been printed yet. My lawyer told me on February 21 that my citizenship is confirmed and is now in the final stage of ...
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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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How does my friend obtain US citizenship for his foreign born son?

I have a US citizen friend who married a non-USA citizen woman in a foreign country a few years ago. 5 months and 9 days after their marriage a foreign born little boy was born in a hospital in the ...
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My father was naturalized: am I British otherwise than by descent?

I am a British citizen who was under 18 when my father applied for naturalization in 1979. I was registered on his form, and then I (as well as my father) was given citizenship when the naturalization ...
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What happens to a Chinese-born citizen who acquires American citizenship by their parents naturalizing?

I was reading up on Chinese nationality law about dual citizenship. I noticed the law states: Article 9: Any Chinese national who has settled abroad and who has been naturalized as a foreign ...
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Hong Kong ID card and Chinese Nationality

My two overarching and related questions: What does having a Hong Kong ID card imply regarding my residency status and citizenship? Does having a Hong Kong ID card imply that I am a Chinese national? ...
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Does my mother qualify for a Dutch Passport / Citizenship

My great grandparents (both Dutch) came to South Africa in 1921. My grandmother was born in Holland in 1916 and came with them at age 5. I discovered a naturalisation certificate (or something like ...
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Which visa is required to move to the UK as a US citizen married to a UK citizen with our child born in the US?

My fiance is a UK citizen. I want to move there with my daughter. We are both US citizens. I understand I will need to apply for a join partner visa, which I need to apply for our daughter. Her father ...
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What is the cheapest EU passport that can be “bought”?

Many (most? all?) countries allow non-citizens to effectively "buy" a passport, although they may not always phrase it that way. For instance, by agreeing to invest Euro X and start a business ...
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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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Can I get French citizenship? [duplicate]

My father went to France for work in 1985. However, he didn't think about getting French nationality until 2002. Besides that, I was born in 1993 abroad, not in France. Am I eligible for French ...
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Am I eligible for a Dutch passport when only my grandparents had citizenship?

Hoping someone can help me here, I am wanting to apply for a Dutch passport. My grandparents were born in Holland as was my father, but they moved to South Africa when he was 3 or so. from what I ...
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Is having these 8 citizenships possible?

Currently I'm living in Germany and I only have Polish citizenship and thus a Polish passport. I read that you need to remain in Germany at least 8 years in order to apply for the German citizenship. ...
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Residency requirement for French citizenship

I am a graduate student at a French university and I am planning to apply for the French citizenship after graduation. As mentioned on their website, I have to stay in France at least two years. Does ...
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Can I get Moldovan nationality by marriage?

I am a Syrian citizen who has been married to a Moldovan woman for 6 years now. We have 2 children under 18 years old. I lived in Moldova for 2 weeks only. Is it possible for me to have Moldovan ...
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Apart from the USA, what other countries offer something similar to the Diversity Lottery Program?

I'm just curious. I want to know whether other countries offer anything similar to the U.S. diversity lottery program and, if so, where can I find information on these equivalent programs.
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UK residence for a mother of a baby who is UK citizen

I am married to a British person and we are living outside the UK. My child is a UK citizen, do I need a visa to enter the UK?
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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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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Parents are Canadian PR holders migrated from India to Canada. Planning for next baby in Canada. Does new born baby get Canadian citizenship, on the day of birth?
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Do my children have French nationality?

I am French and have been living in the UK for a long time with my British husband. We have adopted twin boys (full adoption) 20 years ago when they were 7 months old (now 21). Do they ...
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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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Apply for British citizenship under a British mother born before 1983

I am trying to apply for a British passport. I have learned that since I was born to a British mother and an American father, and was born in 1972, that I do not qualify under my mother for ...
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Following up on Italian citizenship

I applied for Italian citizenship early this year (around January). I was eligible to do so because of my Italian heritage. According to this document provided by the embassy, I should expect a ...
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Is there any possibility of getting a Permanent Residency in UAE?

I have heard that more than 35% of the population in UAE is of South Asian origin. A significant number of them have being there since the 70s. So I wonder is there any possibility of getting a PR in ...
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Can I be a citizen of a country but do not have the right to live there?

Under what conditions can I be a citizen of a country but do not have the right to live there? The question arose while reading the VWP conditions for a travel in the USA... where suddenly I've ...
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Coming to France to create a business with a French partner

I want to start a business with my friend, who is a French citizen. I am an Indian national and I have a very good business plan. After a lot of discussions we both agreed to start an SARL company. We ...