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How can I find out whether my father was Dutch?

Is there is a way to find out if your parent kept their Dutch nationality? My father passed away two years ago and I am trying to find out if he had Dutch nationality when I was born in order to ...
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Changing nationality

I am a British national (yeah, I don't like admitting to it so please forgive me). My dream is to win Euromillions so that I can buy a plot of land in Cyprus, build a nice villa with pool and move ...
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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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How can my daughter acquire Dutch citizenship?

I have a Dutch passport. My daughter wants to re-apply for a Dutch passport, after trying several years ago without result. She has a South African passport and was born in 1978. What would she have ...
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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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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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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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French Nationality - Surrendering Indian Passport

I have French nationality since birth (born in 1991). However due to various reasons, I have an Indian passport and no French passport. I have not traveled outside India with my Indian passport either....
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

My son, now 16, has been living with me since he was 4 years old and was adopted formally under Thai law last year at the age of 15. Apparently the adoption is recognised under UK law, but that does ...
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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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Legitimative adoption and French nationality [closed]

My father was born to a French woman in Orleans, France, but was abandoned and adopted by an American soldier and his wife. The acte de naissance of 1958 says that he "will cease to belong to his ...
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My grandparents are British, my mother too but not by birth

My grandparents are British, they moved to Mexico where my mother was born, she has British nationality, and now I want to know how my brother and I can obtain it too. I want to study and live in ...
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Can I acquire French citizenship through my father without his help?

I'm 22 years old and I was born and grew up in Hungary. A few weeks ago, I found out that my father could have acquired French citizenship (in the years before I became 18), because his mother, my ...
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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 I obtain Dutch citizenship if my father received it “by option” without a request?

My father received a certificate from the embassy in 2003 titled "Confirmation of the acquisition of Dutch citizenship by option," stating that he has Dutch citizenship. However, he never applied for ...
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How does an EEA national establish permanent residence in the UK?

With Brexit looming, it seems lots of EEA nationals want to apply for permanent residence and subsequently British nationality. While this has always been an option for EEA nationals, few have felt ...
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What do you call someone without a nationality?

I spend time each week to read about others who are in the same situation as me but I cannot find the word that describes it properly. My problem stems from not being able to identify with any nation. ...
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Am I A Legal French Citizen?

My grandfather Jean Jacques Mialocq, was born Oct. 11, 1859 in Maslacq, France to two French citizens. My father, Urbain Leopold “Frenchy” Mialocq, born in San Francisco in 1914, was a dual French/...
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Am I eligible for a British Passport if my father was British, but I was born before my parents' married? [closed]

My father is a British Citizen and holds a British passport and Australian passport. My mother is from the Philippines. I was born before they officially got married, however I am still able to hold ...
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Naturalisation in the Caribbean Netherlands for European Dutch

All Dutch nationals have the right of abode in the European Netherlands, however only those with a connection to the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom have the right of abode in the Caribbean Netherlands....
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British Citizenship law for EU citizens?

If an EU citizen want to get British citizenship, does he have to live 5 years in UK to be eligible or there are any relaxed rules for the EU citizens (not married to any British citizen). Also if an ...
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UK passport and immigration

I have a British passort which was obtained afer the birth of my son who is now 5 years old. So I had an indefinite leave to remain when I gave birth to him in Ghana. He lives in Ghana. Can I apply ...
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Would our child have four nationalities?

I (f) am a dual citizen of Netherlands and Belgium, born in Netherlands. I only hold a Dutch passport but I have all rights to apply for a Belgian passport. My husband is a UK citizen. We are ...
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My father and my grandfather both were born in India and I born in Bangladesh, Can I get Indian citizenship or nationality? [closed]

My father and my grandfather both were born in India. My father then shifted in Pakistan and after in Bangladesh. My mother is a Bangladeshi. By born I am also a Bangladeshi. My relatives on my father'...
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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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Can I have French citizenship?

Unlike others, my story have a bit different. My father is a French before I was born. However, due to the difficulty of Vietnamese government, he could not admit me as his son. Now, VN accepted dual ...
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Change of Nationality

I have a UK spouse visa (biometric) on a pakistani passport, but recently about 3 weeks ago I received Bahraini nationality where I was born and bought up. Would this affect me if I apply for ILR and ...
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How to get proof of Cambodian nationality?

My parents were born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and they left the country because of the “Khmer Rouge” genocide. We are now living in France but they would like to go back in Cambodia and settle there. ...
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What is the official status of a foreign born child to US Citizen parent who meets all requirements to pass citizenship?

Presumed Facts: Child Name: Zod Child Age: 2 years old 1) Zod was born to a US Citizen parent and non US Citizen Parent in a foreign country. 2) US Citizen parent meets all requirements to pass ...
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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

I have some doubts on the definitions of US national and US citizenship. Let's suppose: A man was born in Los Angeles, CA. So he was a US national and US citizen. When he was 18 years old, he gave up ...
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Can I retain my South African and Polish citizenship when I gain British citizenship?

I am South African and Polish national with current passports in both countries. Neither one has any reservations about this fact and is pretty common with many countries. I do not live in either of ...