Questions tagged [dual-citizenship]

For questions pertaining to questions about holding two forms of citizenship - ie where one is a citizen of two countries, and eligible for passports of both said countries.

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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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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Given the single market and many of the EU directives that apply are there any benefits other then patriotism or nationalism that would advocate for having two or more EU citizenships?
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Dutch dual citizens' loss of Dutch citizenship — can it be avoided if married to a UN employee?

A Dutch citizen who is also a citizen of another country will lose Dutch nationality after living outside the Kingdom of the Netherlands or the EU for ten years. The ten-year clock can be reset by, ...
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Do Italian Citizens living abroad have to pay taxes to Italy?

I am currently a US citizen/resident, who found out that I can acquire Italian Citizenship jure sanguinis. Before I actually go through with this, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't be burdening myself, ...
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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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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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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

I have read everything I can find, but still don't have a definitive answer, so: I am a dual citizen, USA and Australia. I am about to leave Australia, but just noticed my Australian passport is ...
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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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Can an EU citizen move to another EU country to work remotely at a job not in the EU?

If I were a dual citizen of the United States and Italy and had a job in the Untied States that I could perform remotely, could I move to an EU country other than Italy and work remotely for the U.S. ...
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As an OCI card holder, do I count as an “Indian Citizen”?

I'm a US citizen with an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) card; the closest thing to dual citizenship that the countries have. I apparently have all the rights of an Indian citizen except: The ...
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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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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

My children and I will soon be Australian dual nationals. My wife insists that some of her friends in a similar situation have never bothered applying for Australian passports for their kids: instead, ...
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Born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents - can my kids get British passports

I was born in Ghana, West Africa to British parents and registered with the High Commission at birth. We now live in Australia and I have Australian citizenship as well as British and my kids are ...
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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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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

I cannot find any information on this scenario: My son was born in Australia (and lives in Australia) and received his US citizenship via a Consular Report of Birth Abroad due to me being a US ...
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How long does it take to get dual citizenship in the UK?

As I understand it, in order to get UK citizenship, you have to spend some time in the UK on other visas first, plus x days each year in the country. Assuming you have the right visas, and spend the ...
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My native country of Pakistan does not accept dual nationality, am I still a citizen?

My native country Pakistan has dual nationality arrangements with 16 countries. What happens if I acquire a citizenship of a country which is not in this list? If I do not renounce my Pakistani ...
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Can I obtain German citizenship and retain my Australian citizenship?

Is it possible for an Australian citizen to acquire German citizenship and keep their Australian citizenship? (All the links I've been able to find are going the other way—about Germans retaining ...
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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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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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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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Born abroad to a British mother, can I get British citizenship?

I was born in the USA in 1992 to an American father and a Scottish Mother. My father married my mother in 1978 and moved here to USA in 1991, the rest of all my siblings were born in Scotland and have ...
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Will I forfeit my French citizenship when taking on US citizenship?

I am a French citizen living in the US for many years with a green card. I am looking to obtain my US citizenship. Will I loose my French citizenship or can I keep dual nationalities?
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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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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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Dual Citizenship and Brexit [closed]

I left Britain over 20 years ago after being homeless as a teenager. While living on the streets, I got involved in teenage criminality, was arrested and was sentenced for it. That with other harsh ...
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Natualized US citizen, with un-renounced X country citizenship, making French visa, which passport?

I was born in the country of X, and just became US citizen. My original X country doesn't allow dual citizenship. Law in X country says my X citizenship would be automatically dropped if I get ...
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Acquiring Health Insurance (Moving to Sweden, living in US, dual citizen of US and Finland)

I am moving to Sweden this coming fall to purse a master's degree. Currently living and working in the U.S., with dual citizenship in the U.S. and Finland. As I understand it, I will be automatically ...
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Dual citizenship Italy/USA, Italian resident, do I need to pay taxes in Italy for a job for a US client?

I have dual citizenship, Italian /USA. I am a resident in Italy. I normally pay all my taxes in Italy. Is it possible to pay taxes in USA on one job (service work-self employed) that I did for an ...
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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?
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Registering French nationality - name change and where to get help

My mother was born in France and both of her parents are French. She moved to the UK and married my (British) father. When she did this, she changed her surname to his. My parents were married when I ...
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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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Holding dual citizenship prior to country of birth outlawing dual citizenship

As an EU citizen who's lived in the UK for 8 years, I am considering applying for British citizenship. My birth country currently allows dual citizenship, but is considering outlawing this. While ...
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What is US law and policy in respect of a US citizen who joins a foreign government and takes an oath of allegiance to a foreign state?

The US Immigration and Nationality Act 1990 states in §349 that a US citizen, whether by birth or naturalised, who takes an oath of allegiance to a foreign state, or who accepts a post in a foreign ...
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W9 Form is required by my bank. Do I have to report to the IRS income that is my Argentine wife's?

Regarding the Form W9 that my Argentine Bank is requiring: My wife (Argentine) is the main person on the checking account. I am just a secondary person on this account. She receives monthly ...
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Dual Citizenship between US and England

I was born in England 1970. By birthright of my father, I became a US citizen in 1991 and moved to the US. Unfortunately I let my UK passport expire. I would like to renew as I might possibly move ...
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How is United States Citizenship affected by taking Australian Citizenship

I am a US Citizen with Australian Permanent Residency (over 13 yrs now). I wish to have Australian Citizenship without endangering my US Citizenship. I understand that there is no provision in US Law ...
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Do children of UK citizen working for past 23 yrs in US with green card qualify for British citizenship?

American mother and UK father married and living in states for past 23 years. now would like children to have dual citizenship... Do they qualify for British Citizenship, and what is the appropriate ...
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Looking at 3rd Citizenship

I currently hold SA and UK Citizenship but I was born in Namibia and am entitled to citizenship there as well. My SA / UK citizenship is all above board with the necessary exemption from Home Affairs. ...
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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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Acquiring Dutch Nationality

My father was born in the Netherlands, moved to SA in 1959, but became a South African citizen before I was born in 1967. My son (27), however, wishes to apply for Dutch citizenship. Is this at all ...
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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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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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Italian citizenship processing time

How long do I have to wait for a decision to be made on my application for Italian citizenship through marriage to an Italian citizen?
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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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Applying for determination of German citizenship in Germany?

Applying for determination of German citizenship (Feststellung der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit) by ancestry is normally done, by individuals not living in Germany, through their local consulate, who ...
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Can I move to Australia? Special Category Visa… NZ/SA dual citizenship

I was wondering if anyone has come across this situation. I would like to move to Australia on a special category visa. I have a New Zealand passport and I have dual citizenship with New Zealand(by ...
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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 ...