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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Validity of Naturalisation Test (Einbürgerungstest)

The naturalization test itself is not associated with a validity. Passing a naturalization test is sufficient proof of knowledge of the FRG’s legal system, society and living conditions, § 10 Ⅴ 1 ...
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Acquiring French citizenship

The law says if either the parent(s) with French citizenship or the child did not maintain proof of French citizenship within the last 50 years (vote, apply for/renew a passport), the child is not ...
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Can I obtain French citizenship through my mother (Algerian born)?

I know my mother qualifies for citizenship under a few rules. She lived there over 5 continuous years under the age of 18, did all her schooling there and she also had all her siblings born in France. ...
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What happens if there is a mistake/more things wanted when submitting naturalization

You will not get a refund if your application is refused or withdrawn. If the full fee or biometric data is not provided, then the application will be rejected as invalid. The application will not be ...
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Changing nationality

If you have Cypriot house worth over €1.5 million, then you can buy Cypriot citizenship. http://uk.businessinsider.com/countries-where-you-can-buy-citizenship-or-residency-2017-6/
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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?

The short answer is "no" except you meet several pretty strict conditions(e.g you have to be stayed in China now) Basically, the consulate outside China will not issue passport to any foreign born ...
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How does an EEA national establish permanent residence in the UK?

Taken from here To qualify for naturalisation as a British national you need to have at least one year with permanent residence, i.e. 5 years to get PR plus 1 >with PR = 6 to qualify. Please see ...
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What do you call someone without a nationality?

It is up to you to adopt which identity you really feel affiliated to. However, in my point of view, if you are asked your nationality, it does not matter much what citizenship you have or where you ...
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