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What do you call someone without a nationality?

You can say Romanian/Hungarian without shame. You just aren't around the right people. In any case there is, for several countries, an actual legal distinction between 'nationality' and 'citizenship'. ...
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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?

The child is automatically (and involuntarily) a U.S. citizen at birth. The relevant law is INA 301 (also known as 8 USC § 1401), specifically in this case INA 301(g) (one U.S. citizen parent and one ...
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Changing nationality

The UK government doesn't have a say about where you choose to live. If you can find another country which will grant you residency or even citizenship, you can choose to live there instead and there'...
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How can an adult get citizenship involuntarily?

An adult can gain a citizenship involuntarily if his/her hometown is annexed by another country. The most recent example is annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. Ukrainian online newspaper ...
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How can an adult get citizenship involuntarily?

Things I've thought of so far: A non-Iranian woman who marries an Iranian man involuntarily, instantaneously and automatically receives Iranian citizenship [0]. An adult adopted by another adult may ...
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What do you call someone without a nationality?

This is now becoming more common for people to be born or grow up in one location and end up living somewhere else and move many times every few years. Thus the question where are you from is getting ...
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If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? What will happen after that?

They will be stateless; not a citizen of any country. That can also happen if a country dissolves without a successor. Some countries accept such people as travelers, some not. You could just ...
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How to get proof of Cambodian nationality?

According to the law of nationality (another reference) you should be recognized as having Cambodian/Khmer citizenship by the government of Cambodia. Article 4: Shall obtain khmer ...
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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

From immihelp.com: U.S. National All U.S. citizens are U.S. nationals, but there are some who are U.S. nationals but are not U.S. citizens. Definition U.S. national is a person ...
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Am I A Legal French Citizen?

Reading about all this in English is a bit confusing. “Possession d'état de Français” has a more specific meaning: It means being treated as a French citizen by the French authorities. Concretely, you ...
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British Citizenship law for EU citizens?

Unless you get married to a UK citizen (in which case different laws apply), the earliest you can get a citizenship is after six (6) years after you have first arrived in the UK for the purpose of ...
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Would our child have four nationalities?

They would have three citizenships automatically, although you would need to do the paperwork to register them in all the countries. More specifically, all children born in the US are Americans (with ...
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Renunciation of original nationality in the process of becoming a Dutch citizen

I would be very careful with that. There might be a loophole but it does not necessarily offer a strong protection against the loss of your Dutch citizenship. This particular part of the law is ...
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Hong Kong ID card and Chinese Nationality

You having a Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card means that you are (or were) a Hong Kong permanent resident. Neither having this card nor being a Hong Kong permanent resident means that you are a ...
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If a person has only one citizenship can they renounce it? What will happen after that?

Well, there's a great thread on reddit from a few years back on this. Some key points: most countries, including the US, will not allow voluntary renouncing of citizenship unless you can provide ...
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Can I acquire French citizenship through my father without his help?

“Acquiring” French citizenship is not quite the right way to think about this. If your father was a French citizen at the time of your birth, you might be one too. If he wasn't, there is nothing he ...
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

The general guidance for children born overseas, including adopted children, is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-how-adopted-children-can-become-british/intercountry-...
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UK passport and immigration

The form that seems relevant to your case is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-to-register-child-under-18-as-british-citizen-form-mn1 Unfortunately it is not so clear if ...
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Change of Nationality

You must apply for a new biometric residence permit within 3 months if your nationality changes. The British Residency Permit Guidance Notes have more information on this (bolds are my amendments): ...
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Changing nationality

Holding UK citizenship is not something you need to give up for any reason, other than on the grounds of wanting to 'burn your past'. UK citizens (unlike US citizens) are only taxed by the UK ...
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How can I find out whether my father was Dutch?

The embassy probably doesn't know whether your father had Dutch nationality when you were born, since the circumstances governing this could include any of several things that they wouldn't have known ...
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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

The answer is NO, he is not a U.S. national. When you say "give up his U.S. citizenship", what is actually happening is he is giving up his U.S. nationality. He is giving up U.S. nationality ...
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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

Flow in and out of the US is controlled by the Department of Homeland Security. They define a national to be: National - A person owing permanent allegiance to a state. It does not say that that ...
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Is he still a US national after giving up his US citizenship?

A "US National" is a legal term and is so defined in 8 U.S.C. §1408 8 U.S.C. §1408 Definition of U.S. National ...the following shall be nationals, but not citizens, of the United States at ...
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UK passport and immigration

In response to the question, you have become a British national after the birth of your child, so it cannot be simply passed on. British nationality is not retrospective; therefore only the child may ...
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French Nationality - Surrendering Indian Passport

That's two, non-related, processes. If you are indeed French, you can apply for a passport at the nearest French consulate. You'll have to go there, you can't do this by post - they will take your ...
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What do you call someone without a nationality?

I'm happy to find people with a similar problem. My story is very alike as well. I've been struggling with this for quite a while. I look for an answer, do research, ask on the internet, monitor any ...
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Can I obtain Dutch citizenship if my father received it "by option" without a request?

It may depend on why your father was able to use the option procedure to acquire Dutch citizenship; at least some option procedures are retroactive. More importantly, it depends on whether your ...
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How can my daughter acquire Dutch citizenship?

Your daughter probably lost her Dutch nationality on 1 April 2013, 10 years after the dual nationality rule change in 2003. The rule that went into effect then is that a Dutch citizen who has other ...
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About losing French nationality by 'not-using'

Do you wether the law applies to every French citizens or just for the former colonies? It applies to all French citizens, no matter where they live(d) or how they became French. And do you know if ...
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