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Questions tagged [dual-citizenship]

For questions pertaining to holding two forms of citizenship - i.e., where one is a citizen of two countries and is eligible for passports of both said countries. See also [multiple-citizenship].

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How can I claim Ukrainian citizenship by descent?

I am enquiring how we can get dual nationality so we can become recognised as Ukrainian. My mum, whilst born in UK was born from 2 Ukrainian nationals but both were denied to return following WW2. ...
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Ukraine, dual citizenship & passport ownership

I had a few questions regarding dual citizenship. I was born in Ukraine in 96, moved to the UK in 05 and recently received British Citizenship. I’m currently in the process of applying for a British ...
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Can a person with Iranian-German dual citizenship use her Iranian passport to apply for student visa in the Netherlands?

One of my Iranian friends has also obtained German citizenship. Now, she has two passports: an Iranian and a German. However, she wants to just use her Iranian passport to apply for student visa from ...
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Child born in UK to Indonesian parents with settlement status

My wife and I are both Indonesians, and my child was born a couple of months ago. We are applying for Indonesian passport. But I know my child has acquired automatic British citizenship because I have ...
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Can dual nationals have two completely separate surnames?

My Icelandic husband and I (a British national) live in Iceland with our six month old daughter, who has a traditional Scottish first name that has been approved by the Icelandic Naming Committee, and ...
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Schengen overstay penalty and then becoming EU citizen

I am a Brazilian citizen currently in the Netherlands on a tourist visa. I have already had a favorable court decision granting me Italian citizenship almost a year ago. The problem is, they are ...
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Do I need my passport to go back to USA? I'm a citizen

I'm a citizen, born in TX, but my mom took me to Mexico and got me a birth certificate to live there. I was able to go back and foward right about high school, I came back to live in Mexico as a ...
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Can my mother get Czech citizenship through this new law that was recently passed in the Czech parliament?

I am currently having a hard time finding a long form version of this law in English, but I have some basic information about my mother if y'all can help. Here's a list of facts followed by a list of ...
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11 year old dual Australian British citizen, living in UK and travelling to Australia on UK passport

My British-Aussie daughter lives in UK. she became a citizen of Australia and has a UK passport. We are travelling to Australia for a holiday. Do i need to get an Aussie passport for her trip
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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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What are the consequences of a dual national leaving Australia using an expired Australian passport?

I am leaving Australia on a soon to expire/expired Australian passport but I am booking a one-way flight using my valid UK passport. Will I be allowed to leave showing my expired Australian passport? ...
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CAN/US citizen living in US, working for a Canadian company

I am a Canadian/US dual citizen and recently moved to the US. I kept my existing job as it was a remote IT job. I am currently on payroll in Canada but would like to transition to paying taxes in the ...
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Acquiring Dutch Nationality (Dual?)

My father was born in New Zealand (1962) to a fully Dutch father and NZ mother, but was issued Dutch nationality papers in 1986. He has never lived in the Netherlands. It doesn't look like he renewed ...
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Can I claim Croatian citizenship by descent if my mother left Croatia before it became independent?

My mother was born in Rijeka, currently in Croatia, and held citizenship while under Yugoslavia. She then emigrated to the US before Croatia gained its independence. Do the laws regarding citizenship ...
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What problems can having 2 passports with 2 different first names cause?

Assume one has 2 passports: A US passport with first name "Robert" and last name "Balladur". A French passport with first names "Robert Paul Etienne" and last name "...
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What happens when Chinese acquire foreign citizenship?

China doesn't recognize dual citizenship. What are the practical consequences today if a Chinese citizen also acquires the citizenship of another country, but does not formally renounce their Chinese ...
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Applying for Italian citizenship being Argentinian in Switzerland

I am from Argentina and I will be living in Switzerland for 2 years due to an academic scholarship I have been granted. I was wondering if acquiring Italian citizenship during my studies would be ...
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Visa for U.S. citizen permanently staying in France for religious purposes?

How does one apply for a religious visa for permanent stay in France? What are the requirements? What is such a French visa called? Does it help to have EU dual-citizenship (e.g., Italian-American ...
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Applying for the Dutch nationality (through naturalisation)

The Dutch government doesn't allow dual nationality (except for marriage, which isn't my case) and I need to renounce my original nationality (my country allows that) and If I tried to apply again for ...
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Citizenship and Expatriate marriage

I am in love with a Pakistani guy and we two are planning to get married. But none of us want to give up our citizenship because we fear that our love will be ruined by the dirty politics of both ...
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Eligibility for Dutch Passport or Nationality Certificate

I know there have been a lot of posts on Dutch Nationality and after going through all (or all that I could find) there doesn't seem to be one for our exact circumstance. This question relates to my ...
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Dual British/German citizenship after Brexit

My understanding is that generally, German citizenship is lost upon intentionally receiving another citizenship. There is an exception for this rule for other EU countries, and there is a possibility ...
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US/EU dual citizen, move to the Netherlands while working for US company

I work remotely for a US company and am currently located in Houston. I am an American citizen. I happen to have a Spanish citizenship, hence am also a EU citizen. How feasible would it be to continue ...
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New Italian Citizen entered EU over 6 months ago, still waiting for Italian passport, need to leave the EU. Can I do this?

I entered the EU on December 26, 2020 with my Spanish partner under the approval of the Spanish consulate as a family member with my American Passport Name 1. Upon entering Spain I applied for and ...
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Permission to leave Australia on UK passport as a dual citizen

I was born in the UK, have lived in Australia since 1988, and I hold both passports. With 2 of my children living in Scotland and the potential need to go and see them urgently, can I leave Australia ...
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Can I stay resident in the U.K. and spend most of my time in Poland?

I’m planning to move my family to Poland and as my wife is Polish she and our little one have no problem entering and staying in the country indefinitely. I am a U.K. citizen, born and raised. I, on ...
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Male US/Russian dual citizen returning to Russia at 28. Possible risks?

I'm a 28-year-old male with a dual US/Russian citizenship who's going to be entering Russia for the first time in maybe 15 years. I'm slightly nervous about being able to get out once I'm in, since ...
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Isn't it possible for me to represent my first nationality in the national team if it is held in the country of my second nationality?

I have two nationalities, A and B, and I am in the national team of country A representing the country at the top international level. In country B I'm also playing in regional and national level ...
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European citizen taking residence in two EU countries and seeking citizenship from both [closed]

If for example a Spanish citizen happens to find two houses in two close cities that are close to each other (for example a French city and a Belgian city), applies for residency in both of them and ...
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Portuguese citizenship card application in India?

I have registered my birth in Portugal. Now I want to know the procedure of applying for Portuguese citizenship card in India, also called Cartao de Cidadao. I don't know what all documents I will ...
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I want to become a French citizen as my father was born in France to American parents on French soil

My deceased father was born in France while my grandfather was stationed in Germany for the United States Air Force. My grandmother was shopping and went into labor in France and my father was born in ...
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Do any countries allow most cases of dual citizenship, yet somehow restrict triple citizenship?

Are there any countries in the world that, in the general case, act to restrict or discourage triple citizenship, but not dual citizenship? That is, is there a country for which the following are ...
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Automatic Citizenship for EEA children born in UK

I am German permanently living in the UK since 2006, my wife is a non EU / non UK citizen. Our three children were born in the UK in 2011, 2014 and 2017. They hold German passports and I had always ...
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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

This question is about eligibility for German/US dual citizenship when a minor acquires US citizenship at the time that his parents naturalize. Suppose a child is born outside of the United States to ...
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Am I able to apply to be a Dutch citizen based on my question below?

My parents immigrated to the US in 1963. I was born in the US in 1967 when they were still Dutch citizens. They became naturalized US citizens in 1969. Am I able to claim Dutch citizenship based on ...
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Can a child born in US to Indian Father and Pakistani Mother obtain an Indian Citizenship or OCI card?

My wife and I are both US citizens are have been living in the US for about 20 years. I was born in India, and my wife was born in Pakistan. We are having a newborn soon and wanted to make sure he ...
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Should a US dual-citizen with no ties in the US submit form 2555 with "bona fide" or "physical presence" test?

Form 2555 can be submitted with either "Bona Fide Residence Test" or "Physical Presence Test". Which option should be chosen by a dual-citizen who never had any ties in the US?
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If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army?

If a dual France-US citizen gets drafted by both France and the US in the event of a war, must the individual join the French or the US army? If both, can they avoid getting fined/jailed/punished for ...
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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

Before I start, I want to say that I am asking this out of pure curiosity and interest. I am not in this situation, and I do not know anyone in this situation. I read that the Norwegian Directorate ...
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W9 for French-US Freelancer Working in France but Contracting with US Companies

I am originally from France but have been living in the US for 13 years and now have dual citizenship. I am considering relocating back to France. I am a freelancer and I am looking at creating a "...
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Request for French Nationality

My father had a French passport. His nationality in the passport was French. My family and I live in Yemen currently. Now after the death of my father, are I, my brother and my sisters eligible to ...
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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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I was born in Canada to Chinese parents who have not settled abroad. I'm now 22 years old. Can I apply for a Chinese passport?

I was born in Canada to parents who are Chinese nationals and who have not settled abroad. Under Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China (quoted below), that means I am a ...
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Can I use my NZ PR visa now that I'm a citizen?

I'm a British citizen. I've been living in New Zealand for a number of years as a Permanent Resident, but have now taken NZ citizenship as well. I have to return to Britain for a few days as a matter ...
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Canadian with dual nationality marrying with the second nationality, will my marriage be valid?

I have Canadian and a European country's nationality. Currently I live in Europe and I plan to marry a Chinese citizen in Europe. My question is if I marry with my European nationality will the ...
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Did application for Irish citizenship (before 2007) via foreign birth registration cause loss of German citizenship?

German citizenship was generally lost (in the absence of a permit to retain it or the 2007 changes in the law) when a foreign nationality was applied for and received. Specifically, naturalization in ...
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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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How to renew passport when I can’t reveal my dual nationality

I have a question regarding how to renew a passport in a third part country when I don’t have the right status: I have a L1 from Country A and entered the USA on it while I’m in the USA, I want to ...
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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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Since when has Germany allowed naturalization in other EU countries without loss of German citizenship?

Germany now allows its citizens to acquire the citizenship of other EU countries without losing their German citizenship. For how long has this been the case?