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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? If that matters (e.g., for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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German Citizenship Application for Spouse

My husband has been living in Germany for almost 7 years now. He came as a student, worked on a blue card job and now has PR as well. He should now be eligible to apply for citizenship (with the ...
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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 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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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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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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I relinquished my French citizenship in order to take a job, can I get it back?

I was born to a US citizen in France and was adopted by US citizens (my father was born in France). I had French citizenship until I was 19, then I became a naturalized US citizen. I have lived in the ...
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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 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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What is required to claim Canadian citizenship?

My father is a Canadian citizen by birth (born in Canada), my mother and I are both American citizens. We all live in the United States (my father as a green-card permanent resident -- he has been an ...
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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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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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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

What are the benefits of holding Canadian citizenship in terms of getting a work permit in US/Europe compared to other third world countries? Would Canadian citizen still have to go through H1b ...
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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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N-400 question about "being a member of The Communist Party" and association with the Democratic Socialists of America

There is a question on the US N-400 Application for Naturalization form that asks: 10. Have you EVER been a member of, or in any way associated (either directly or indirectly) with: A. The Communist ...
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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 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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Applying for the Dutch nationality (through naturalisation) outside of the Netherlands - which civic integration exams?

I am Ghanaian married to a Dutch woman for the past 6 years. We are currently living in the UK (since September, 2013) and so have successfully passed the test of 3 years continuous living together ...
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Can I obtain citizenship through my great-grandfather?

My father is getting his citizenship through his grandfather who was born in the United Kingdom. As my dad was born in Canada, once he gets his citizenship, can I get my UK citizenship through him?
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French naturalization for a person with spouse not living in France

I and my wife have been living in France with our son for the last 4 years. We are Indian citizens (our child is a US citizen). I am considering moving to the UK for job opportunities but my wife ...
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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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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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NZ citizenship through parent

Someone I know, a New Zealand citizen (born in NZ to NZ citizens), moved to Australia in late 90s, got married, had kids etc. (older teens and early 20s now). Husband and kids are all Australian ...
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My father is a French citizen, but he was not on my birth certificate. Can I get a French passport?

I was born in the UK, my mother is British. My father is French and I did not have a lot of contact with him until I was in my 20s (I am now 40). He was not on my birth certificate and I was not '...
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Do my years as a student in Germany count for applying for a citizenship?

As a non-EU citizen I moved to Bayern and I finished both my bachelor's and master's degree on a german university. While I was in Bayern I lived with a residence permit for non-EU citizens for 5 ...
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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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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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Does my time studying for masters and PhD degrees count towards citizenship in Germany?

I am a masters student currently in my 2nd year in Germany. I have been accepted to a 5 year PhD program, also in Germany, that will be funded through a job position at the university. My question: ...
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'Close and continuing' association with Australia while overseas

Australia requires a 'Close and continuing' association/link/ties with Australia either by living in Australia or by maintaining such ties while overseas as a criterion for naturalization. My friend ...
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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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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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