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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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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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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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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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Why does the oath of loyalty to the United States that new U.S. citizens must swear mention seem to include renouncing all foreign citizenships?

The text of the oath was fixed before US law changed with respect to multiple citizenship, and it has not been changed since.
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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? Not at all. You can ...
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Apply for naturalization (N-400) without affecting children

Is it possible for a parent to apply for naturalization in the U.S. (using form N-400), without making their children under 18 years old also citizens? No. The process for US permanent residents, ...
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What is required to claim Canadian citizenship?

You probably are a Canadian citizen, in which case, yes. The page on citizenship rules suggests that you have been a Canadian citizen from birth because your father is a Canadian citizen born in ...
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Who has "always been stateless"?

Statelessness is a kind of negative state (falling through the cracks as it were) so I am not sure a full list can be created but here are some (actual, not merely theoretical) cases: Born to parents ...
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EU citizen living in a non-EU country issuing citizenship for wife and daughter. Where is easier and faster?

I have no personal experience with this, but I think the question can be analyzed without that based on the assumption that your primary concern is moving with your family to the Netherlands. I ...
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Could one renounce one's native citizenship in order to prevent a second, naturalized citizenship from being revoked?

First of all, we need to clarify what you mean by "revoke" here. Several of countries that you claimed can "revoke" the citizenship of naturalized citizens, including the US and Canada, actually ...
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Am I automatically a British citizen?

Before 1983, British citizenship* by descent could only be passed from the father, not the mother. Therefore, assuming your father was not British, you did not get British citizenship at birth (and ...
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Entitlement to a British passport

Your question is really about British citizenship because someone can only get a British passport if they are already a British citizen or other British national. You didn't give enough details to ...
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When did my British Citizenship expire?

British citizenship does not expire. If you did not apply to renounce your British citizenship (and was approved), you are still a British citizen. You cannot "apply for" British citizenship ...
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Does a person lose their original citizenship when they become a naturalized citizen in the United States?

The answer to your general question in the topic line is: It depends on the country of citizenship. Some don't care and allow dual (multiple) citizenship, some have automatic loss of their citizenship ...
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Am I automatically a British citizen?

According to Check if you're a British citizen using the information you've given, you are not a British citizen at this time: 1 When were you born? Before 1 January 1983 2 Were you born in ...
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Does holding a Canadian citizenship enable a person to get US H1b / L1 much easier than citizenship from third-world countries?

Not really. The process is mostly the same. A Canadian citizen would still need an H-1B or L-1 petition filed by the employer and approved by USCIS, just like someone from any other country, including ...
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I relinquished my French citizenship in order to take a job, can I get it back?

As Mark explained, you may want to double-check whether your earlier attempt to give up your citizenship was effective. In particular, applying for a “libération des liens d'allégeance envers la ...
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Can I renew chinese passport if I renounce US citizenship?

If by China you mean the People's Republic of China, Article 9 of the PRC Nationality law says that a PRC citizen residing abroad who voluntarily acquires a foreign nationality automatically loses PRC ...
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Studying in France and becoming a French citizen for a refugee with a Swedish residence permit

The information you received is kind of correct but it's probably a lot more difficult than you realize. In general, you have to have resided in France for five years before applying for ...
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Will a child of a a long-term UK resident EU national, born in the UK, be British?

We now have the concept of "normally resident" in the UK; a term whose full implications are not intuitive, but it means your permanent "home" is the UK and anywhere else you resided, you always ...
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New born baby - Citizenship rule

Canada has unrestricted Jus Soli, and thus any child born in Canada is automatcally a citizen by birth. This is irrespective the parent's immigration status or nationalities.
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How does my friend obtain US citizenship for his foreign born son?

First of all, if the child is really this friend's biological child, and your friend met the requirements under US law to transmit citizenship to a child born abroad, the child is already a US citizen ...
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UK settlement visa

Normally, I would say that being entitled to another citizenship is a good thing. It can open doors otherwise not open to you, and allows you to live and work in more places around the world than you ...
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How to get citizenship for Ireland through "Critical Skills Employment Permit"?

The Critical Skills Employment Permit is for skilled professionals in shortage areas where you have a job offer for at least two years. Requirements for connections to your home country and similar ...
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Does derivation of US citizenship through parents' naturalization cause loss of German citizenship?

Based on the German Embassy information quoted further down, the chances are high that you have not lost your German citizenship. To determine this property, you must apply for a ...
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When does one become a permanent resident from the N-400 standpoint?

If one got permanent residency by applying for Adjustment of Status (I-485) from within the US, they usually became a permanent resident when the I-485 was approved. If one got permanent residency by ...
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