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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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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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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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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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Obtaining French Citizenship through a married grandfather

My grandmother married her second husband many years before I was born and he is from Martinique, which means he has French citizenship. To make it clear, my father is the child of my grandmother's ...
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Portuguese citizenship using grandparents' birth certificates [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen born in the 80's, ancestrally from Goa, India. Portuguese nationality law allows those who were Portuguese citizens connected with Portuguese India before 1961 to retain ...
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AIRE processing while on UK temporary visa [closed]

My girlfriend is Brazilian and is finishing obtaining her Italian citizenship. She is currently in the UK under a temporary 6 months visa (currently on the 2nd month). Her Italian Citizenship is ...
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Applying for French citizenship [duplicate]

I am trying to find out if it's possible to apply for French/Dual Citizenship. I live in the UK and my mother was born in France. She was evacuated during WWII when she was 9 to London. Her father was ...
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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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If someone was born to foreigners in France in 1958, lived there until 1962, and had a French birth certificate, would they be a French citizen?

Before the 1993 Méhaignerie Law, I'm not sure how this would work.
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

What happens if someone with a legal wife has a child with his girlfriend? Also what will happen to this person if he is on a non-immigrant visa? (For example an international student comes to the US ...
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If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? What will happen after that?

Just curious. If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? How? Is it even possible and what are the consequences?
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

I was born in the United Kindom in 1997, both of my parents were British, but in 2004 we moved to Australia where we have lived ever since. I became an Australian Citizen in 2008 I am now applying for ...
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US citizen expat with EU citizen wife and kids moving to the US- residence ans/or citizenship

I am a 48-year old US citizen that lived in the US only for a few years of my early childhood. My parents are Argentinian and also left the US with me about 40 years ago. My wife and 3 kids are ...
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Getting the Canadian citizenship for my 3 years old child

I do not know what to do, and I am stressed about the situation. I would appreciate some guidance or comments. I was born in Canada, my father is Canadian and I lived there several years in my life (...
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Filipino child of a US citizen refused a non-immigrant visa

This is so screwed up. My partner and I are not married. We've been together 7 years and we have a 6-year-old son. Our son was coming with us on a visit to the US and we got him a tourist visa, no ...
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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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Is there any possibility to obtain German Citizenship before 6 years without marriage?

I read many times that the minimum requirement for period lived in Germany is 8 years and can be dropped to 6 years (I am talking about non-married to German citizen). My question is, can this be by ...
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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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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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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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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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How far back does the UK make background checks for naturalization

How far back does the UK naturalization background checks go for an overseas British territory applicant? My brother had entered US in 2002 on a different passport he was sent back the same day back ...
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Staying in Germany for long period on permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) without working

I came to Germany 3 years ago on Blue Card from non-EU country. After 3 years, I received my permanent resident permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis). Can I quit my current work in Germany, but still stay ...
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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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Loss of Citizenship

I am a British Citizen and my daughter who was born in the Philippines came to join me in the UK and acquired British nationality through child registration as she was only 12 when she arrived. She ...
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If I pass the "Life in the UK" test now, how long does it last, for the purpose of applying for British citizenship?

I've been in UK for 4 years, and as far as I understand it, I need a minimum of 2 more years to get the citizenship. One on the prerequisites to be able to ask for it, is that I pass the "Life in ...
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Can I travel to USA with my country's passport and american naturalization certificate?

I recently got my American citizenship and in the ceremony, they "trade-in" your Green Card in exchange for the certificate. With that, you can then request a passport. But I had to leave ...
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Could a naturalised British citizen lose his/her citizenship after moving abroad?

Basically this question is in relation to UK citizenship requirement of having the intent of continuing to live in the UK. At the moment, I have that intent. However, you never know where life might ...
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More than 6 months outside USA for a greencard holder?

I am a lawful permeant resident in USA. Because of the current situation due to COVID-19 and the travel limitations I will be outside USA for more than 6 months from my last exit. Will that have any ...
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NIW recommendation letter for an acquaintance

I'll put you in context. I am from Europe and I live there. Because of my work, I usually travel to the US in order to attend scientific conferences. So, when you repeatedly participate in those ...
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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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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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How to register a daughter

I am a married British citizen living in the U.S. How do I register and get a British passport for my daughter born in the U.S. Prior to 2000?
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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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Does time spent in Germany as a child count towards naturalization or the long-term german EU residency?

I am 32 years of age now. From ages 9-13, I lived in Germany on a valid residence permit as my father worked in the country. I am considering moving to Germany on a skilled worker's visa. I would like ...
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Should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin Islands or United Kingdom in the N-400 travel history?

One has to indicate in the travel history in the N-400 Application for Naturalization Form (mirror). If I went to the British Virgin Islands, should British Virgin Islands be listed as British Virgin ...
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Irish Citizenship: Residency Requirements

I'm looking at possibly applying for a job in Dublin and would be interested in obtaining Irish citizenship. I'm a UK citizen, so getting job permits for Ireland is pretty easy. I travel a fair amount ...
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Do I qualify for a Dutch passport through my grandfather?

I might have all of this completely wrong, so I am sorry if that is the case. As far as I know, you can apply for British citizenship if you have a British grandparent. Is the same true for the ...
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My father was Estonian by birth, do I qualify for citizenship by descent?

My deceased father was Estonian by birth, born in 1933, immigrated to US in 1943. Do I qualify for Estonian passport/citizenship by descent? I was born here, and he already had his citizenship in US ...
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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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Gaining Canadian citizenship through the Army?

http://www.forces.ca/en/page/applynow-100 says To apply to the Forces, you must: Be a Canadian Citizen. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/resources/tools/cit/grant/cfa.asp says This section is about ...
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I am an american and want to marry my Mexican fiance. He lives in Mexico, but has a tourist visa now. Does it matter where me marry?

I am an american living in Ca. My fiance lives in Mexico and is a Mexican citizen. He does have a tourist visa now, but we want to marry in the next 6 months. My question is this: Is there a benefit ...
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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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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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As a green card holder, is it okay to have an international trip every 3 months, each approximately 1 week?

I have a significant other living outside the US and I want to visit them every 3 or 4 months. Currently, I am a permanent resident of the US. Is it okay if I travel abroad every 3 or 4 months and ...
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What is the next Step after applying for a CRBA --

I am trying to figure out what is the next step after getting completed with the CRBA for my daughter that was born abroad. She was provided an American passport and currently resides in the United ...
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Authorities communicating to other authorities an individual's data

My father told me that when I was given Italian citizenship at the age of 18, Italian authorities communicated to my origin's country that I took Italian citizenship. But does it work that way ...
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