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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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Leaving Australia on a foreign passport

For the benefit of anybody in this situation who is wondering, and would like a real data point instead of conjecture or pontification, here is what actually happened: When trying to check out ...
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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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My dual citizen son (US and Australia) wants to marry a US citizen but live in Australia

It does not matter where the wedding is actually performed. Both the US and Australia (like virtually all countries) recognise marriages that have been legally performed according to the laws of the ...
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Eligibility for Dutch Passport or Nationality Certificate

I just wanted to follow up on this to provide some clarity for those who come across this question in their search through the complexities of the Dutch Nationality Law. Definitely the reason this ...
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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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Looking at 3rd Citizenship

It depends on your status in Namibian law. Disclaimer: this answer is based entirely on Wikipedia; I have no first-hand (or second-hand) knowledge or experience in Namibian or South African ...
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Do any countries allow most cases of dual citizenship, yet somehow restrict triple citizenship?

Yes, at least one country does, Uganda. At least according to the Government of Uganda website: https://www.gou.go.ug/content/ugandan-citizenship DOES DUAL CITIZENSHIP INCLUDE POSESSION OF THREE ...
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US Born, UK Citizen Mother, do I qualify for UK Passport?

Do I qualify for a UK passport\citizenship? See Apply for citizenship if you have a British parent/You were born before 1983. Since you did not mention your father, I presume he was not British. ...
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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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Does OCI require pledging loyalty to the Indian Government?

No. There are no oaths required of any kind. You just have to qualify for the status and be patient with Indian bureaucracy. It can take a while. On a side note: Make sure you get all of your details ...
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Male US/Russian dual citizen returning to Russia at 28. Possible risks?

You are most likely safe. Since you have not been in Russia for 15 years, you certainly do not hold a pripisnoe svidetel'stvo. Normally, one obtains it in his later teens, when he registers with the ...
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Acquiring Health Insurance (Moving to Sweden, living in US, dual citizen of US and Finland)

An updated answer for future readers: Private individuals cannot seek insurance through Kammarkollegiet, it seems. Organizations such as universities can, and if you are a tuition-paying student will ...
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Natualized US citizen, with un-renounced X country citizenship, making French visa, which passport?

Legally, it seems you are not a citizen of X anymore. If that is indeed the case, by applying as a citizen of X, you would be misrepresenting your situation and using an invalid document fraudulently. ...
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Dual citizen leaving Australia on a German passport

You can not leave on your German passport, because you did not enter on your German passport. As an Australian citizen, you need to use your Australian passport to leave, but will use your German ...
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Request for French Nationality

Being born or living abroad is not in itself an obstacle. If your father was French when you were born (and you can document all that) then by default you are French yourself. What does make a ...
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I relinquished my French citizenship in order to take a job, can I get it back?

In 2008 time frame (age 48), I had a U.S. security clearance and to maintain employment, employee asked me to surrender French citizenship. I agreed, and mailed French passport to Embassy in ...
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Dual citizenship and marriage

If a person has dual citizenship (Canada and US), what will the foreign national potential spouse (from Europe) have to go through in order to be legally residing in the US? The process is the same ...
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Dual citizen born in England wishes to move back after 47 years in US

You will need some documentary proof of your British nationality. According to the UK's citizenship checker, you can prove that you are British by showing that you were born in the UK before 1983. (...
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Registering French nationality - name change and where to get help

1. Absolutely no idea. Few people can tell the future these days. However, you should be aware that the official policy in the EU is to avoid double nationalities. It's not strictly enforced, however. ...
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Filipino child of a US citizen refused a non-immigrant visa

What else can we do? One thing you could do is apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) for your son as if he were a US citizen, and tell them that he's not likely your biological son. They ...
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Dual citizen leaving Australia on a German passport

I spoke to the Department of Home Affairs regarding my situation and they advised that I can leave Australia with the German passport, however at the passport counter they will be using the expired ...
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Can dual national Canadian/EU enter US from UK, with passport only?

It should not really matter where you're coming from. If you apply for admission with your Canadian passport, all you have to do is comply with the requirements for Canadian citizens entering the US. ...
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Since when has Germany allowed naturalization in other EU countries without loss of German citizenship?

Since 28. August 2007, where in Section 25 (1) sentence 2 StAG was added. § 25 Abs. 1 Satz 2 StAG Der Verlust nach Satz 1 tritt nicht ein, wenn ein Deutscher die Staatsangehörigkeit eines ...
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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?

Whichever one is easier to prove. The most likely criterion for judging which one is easier to prove is the amount of evidence that must be submitted. That in turn will depend on the person's ...
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I want to become a French citizen as my father was born in France to American parents on French soil

Unfortunately, this has absolutely no relevance under French law. Being born in France on a visit doesn't open any specific path to French citizenship. Unlike many countries in the Americas, France ...
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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?

The master nationality rule does not apply to sporting events. It applies to diplomatic protection. Some countries take a dim view of multiple nationality. Many of these have laws that provide for ...
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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?

Assuming first that your two countries both have no problems with you having two citizenships. Where you live, you can most likely join your local football club for example without any problems; in ...
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British citizenship of adopted son. I'm British by birth and live in America

It looks like it is possible that your son can gain British citizenship, but you will have to apply. From Intercountry adoption and British citizenship: an application will normally be approved if ...
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Leaving Australia as a dual national but without an Australian passport

I just attended the ceremony not long ago and will be leaving for overseas tomorrow. I did not apply for an Australian passport for various reasons. All I can tell is when I checked online using VEVO, ...
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