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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

Currently, if you take a non-policy position in a foreign government, you cannot lose your U.S. citizenship without going in front of a U.S. consular official and saying you want to give up U.S. ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

Inside the EU, they should have the same benefits, so if you don't plan on leaving the EU, it should not matter. However countires outside of the EU doesn't look at the EU as a single country, so ...
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Can a naturalised British citizen live anywhere in the world without losing UK citizenship?

Overview Currently, yes, a naturalised British Citizen can live anywhere in the world without losing UK citizenship - so long as they intended to live in the United Kingdom when they requested and ...
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Can I be a citizen of a country but do not have the right to live there?

I think that that statement is confusing "citizen" and "national". There are 6 types of British nationals (some can have more than one): British citizen, British overseas territories citizen, British ...
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What happens when Chinese acquire foreign citizenship?

In theory, Chinese dual citizenship is impossible for adults who were only Chinese citizens at birth, since you automatically lose Chinese citizenship if you voluntarily receive another country's ...
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What countries offer descendant citizenship (by blood) further back than 1 generation?

There are countries who allow this, for instance: India: you need one Indian grandparent Ireland: you need one Irish grandparent Israel: that's the first example that came into mind. All Jews (also ...
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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

According to PassportsUSA.com: With respect to loss of nationality, 349(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended, is the applicable section of law. Pursuant to 349(a)(4), ...
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Can I lose my US citizenship for accepting employment with a foreign government?

There are many countries in the world that do not recognize dual nationalities. So for example: Ukraine. In order to obtain Ukrainian citizenship you have to give up any other citizenships you may ...
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What can I expect in the "Life in the UK Test"

There are a number of free websites that provide sample tests. I cannot find anything on the sites suggesting that they are official copies of the test, but the questions are similar to what is in the ...
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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

Settlement (aka indefinite leave to remain, ILR) means you retain your existing nationality, gain the right to live and work in the UK, but do not gain right of abode. To travel outside the UK you ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

No. (At least, I can say with certainty that Germany only counts residency in Germany. I strongly expect the other countries to be the same.) Granting citizenship is solely at the discretion of ...
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In the US, what happens to the child of a man from his girlfriend while he has a wife?

It depends on the jurisdiction. You haven't used a tag to indicate one, but the question gives the example of the US. In general, there aren't any legal consequences for having a child out of wedlock....
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How do I get a British citizenship?

The guidelines of becoming a British Citizen are pretty straight forward and available online: There are different ways to become a British citizen. The most common is called ‘naturalisation’. ...
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As a French PhD student in the US, what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?

There are several options: Marry a US citizen. Once the US government is satisfied that your marriage is not a sham marriage (i.e.: you didn't get married just for the immigration benefits) - you'll ...
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Can a naturalised British citizen live anywhere in the world without losing UK citizenship?

The requirement is one of intent. Once granted citizenship, you are a UK citizen with all the rights that go with that - including the right to leave the UK, should you so choose. If that is your ...
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Under what circumstances must a US citizen forfeit their citizenship when obtaining a new one?

From Dual Nationality: In order to lose U.S. nationality, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign nationality voluntarily, by free choice, and with the intention to give up U.S. ...
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U.S. student gaining citizenship in France?

It's relatively easy, yes, but there are several caveats: You need to become a resident in France before you apply (and this requirement is assessed more broadly than residence for, say, tax purposes)...
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My father is French can I get French citizenship?

Yes, you are French, and the reason is your dad was French the day you were born (at least it seems very likely it was the case). As you are French, you can request a passport or national ID from ...
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Can I get a UK passport?

As you were born before 1983 and your father was a British Citizen, section 5 of the 1948 nationality act applies to you. Based on this act you are considered a British Citizen by descent, if your ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

To add on to StzupY's answer, a country's nationals often have a much easier time getting things done. That means, even if the law eventually treats everyone practically the same, foreign EU-nationals ...
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Accumulate years for eventual citizenship at any EU country?

Generally not. Residence requirements for naturalization generally refer to residence in the country itself. As an example, the naturalization requirements for France include in some cases a ...
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Mother refuses to allow child to become US citizen

It seems pretty clear from the following information from the US State Department that you or the child can declare US citizenship by paternity at any time before the child is 18. If you are the ...
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What can I expect in the "Life in the UK Test"

A few things to know are:- Approximately 1 in 3 people fail the test The test is also a test of your level of English and comprehension as well as your knowledge on UK society You must read the study ...
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What can I expect in the "Life in the UK Test"

I personally found the life in the UK test to be pretty easy. I was done in 5 minutes, and so were 90% of the people in the room, so it's not likely to be a huge difficulty for you. As for studying ...
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Is there any benefit in having two EU nationalities?

As the others have said, the differences are mainly going to be perceptible outside the EU. But even within the union, some countries restrict some of their benefits to actual nationals: for instance, ...
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What is the difference between Indefinite Leave to Remain and gaining UK Citizenship?

The most significant difference is that as a British citizen, you can apply for a British passport. As a British citizen (with a British passport) you can travel and work in countries where you may ...
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How can a minor foreign-born child of a US citizen parent and non-US citizen parent get US citizenship if the US citizen parent refuses?

You need to provide more information. Whether the child is automatically a U.S. citizen at birth depends on the details of the situation: If the child was born in wedlock, and the U.S. citizen parent ...
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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

Such a scenario is indeed possible. For example, I know several countries where the law allows the authorities to strip a recently naturalised citizen of their citizenship if they have been found ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada's Citizenship Act says 3 (1) Subject to this Act, a person is a citizen if (a) the person was born in Canada after February 14, 1977; So yes, the child will be a Canadian citizen from the ...
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