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Questions tagged [citizenship]

Regarding "membership" among a country's "nationals," with rights and privileges bestowed upon them according to that country's laws, such as voting and other similar rights.

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Renouncing Moroccan citizenship

What can a Moroccan do to renounce their Moroccan citizenship? I have no ties or any affiliations with Morocco nor have I ever been happy to be one, and I despise it. I wasn't even born there in the ...
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Can Korean American men visit South Korea without being drafted?

I've read some things about how Korean American males 18 or older can't visit South Korea between the age of 18 and 35? 38? (inclusive?) without being drafted into the military. South Korea, of course,...
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US Permanent Resident : Risking naturalization if international travel is more than six months?

I am a permanent resident of US having green card for last three years. This year on 25th July, I traveled to my home country and will go back to states on 17 Jan 2020. I would have spend close to six ...
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Having multiple residences

Let's suppose I'm a citizen of Italy, France and Belgium and let's suppose I own 3 houses in respectively, Bologna, Paris and Brussels. As far as my supposedly countries of citizenship are concerned, ...
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What is the US standard for reasonable detention duration for immigration checks?

The CBP has the authority to conduct inspections within 100 miles of borders. This region engulfs major cities (NYC, LAX, etc.) as well as populous states like Florida. If the response to an agent's ...
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What documents can I carry to prove that I'm a US citizen, other than my passport and birth certificate?

I am a US citizen by birth and I live in the US. I was born and raised in Michigan, where I still live. I do not have status in any other country - no other citizenships, green cards, work or study ...
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Can parents withhold their birth certificate/marriage license from their kids

I had a falling-out with my parents awhile ago. Haven't talked to them in almost two years. They were born in the Czech Republic. I am wanting to apply for a dual citizenship in CZ, which is easy as ...
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Two year home residency and citizenship under section 322

Background: I went to the U.S. on a J-1 Visa in 2014 and am subject to the two year home residency requirement. My wife is a U.S. Citizen born abroad. Our child, also born outside of the U.S. (in 2013)...
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Evidence for continuous residence to apply for UK citizenship as a EU student?

One of the requirements for applying for British citizenship through naturalization is: During the last five years you must not have been outside the United Kingdom for more than 450 days (about ...
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American citizenship that got lost in the family

I am a non-American individual and think I have a right for American citizenship. The father of my grandma (dead) was American (he was born there), but my grandma (alive) did not get citizenship for ...
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Who is eligible to attend US public high schools?

A teen who's a US citizen grew up and studied in a foreign country. He wants to return to US. Would he be eligible to attend public high school in the US (grade 10-12)? He isn't paying US tax (his ...
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Is a passport proof or presumption of citizenship?

This is not a joke question. I've learned something strange through the reply to a minor interpellation by parliament. One would assume that a passport is a proof of citizenship of that country? In ...
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What Happens to Abandoned Infant Citizenship?

In the United States, you are considered a U.S. Citizen just by being born in the United States. However, I imagine that there are situations where there is no proof that a child was born in the ...
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Can I get my citizenship without physical green card

Am wondering if i can get a US citizenship without a green card(hard copy), I had one but it got stolen. (have a police report for it) I can apply for a replacement but since my interview will be in ...
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Can I obtain British/Swedish citizenship via grandparents?

Grandfather was Swedish, grandmother was British. They moved to Canada and got married in Canada and had my Dad. They divorced and grandmother moved back to UK. Unfortunately my own deceased parents ...
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Can dual-citizen Americans vacation in Cuba?

If a U.S. citizen who has another citizenship enters Cuba using that other citizenship and spends his vacation there, will he run afoul of U.S. law (embargo of Cuba)?
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Can I apply for German Citizenship?

My German grandfather had to flee Germany in 1934 as a member of KPD. He died in 1938 in Moscow; a victim of Stalin's Great Terror. His German family was compensated post 1945 for his death which ...
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When does a person lose diplomatic status?

Ahmed Ali Muthana, father of Hoda Muthana, "claims" that he was no longer working as a diplomat at the time of his daughter's birth, thereby insisting that his daughter was born a US citizen under the ...
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Is revoking citizenship for affiliation with a terrorist group a violation of international law?

In two very notable recent cases, Hoda Muthana of the US and Shamima Begum of the UK were stripped of their citizenships by their respective countries of origin while attempting to return after ...
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Document proving date of receiving U.S. citizenship

I am currently trying to obtain a German passport, my mother is German and therefore I have a right to citizenship. However, German citizenship laws say that you can lose German citizenship if you ...
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I am planning to petition citizenship for my brother in the US but have no birth certificate…? [closed]

One of the requirements on the USCS.gov was to fill out the I-30 for petitioning of siblings. The instructions said to obtain a birth certificate but neither him nor me have birth certificates(I just ...
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Citizenship UK from permanent residenship

I just received my UK permanent residence as EU for the period from Nov 2010 to Dec 2015. Now to apply for UK citizenship I know you need to have the permanent residence for at least 1 year. Is that ...
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When can an immigrant claim US nationality?

Inspired by this question over at EL&U. In my research for a response that question (which I never posted), I found this article in the Economist, which includes this paragraph: In general, ...
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Lie about US citizenship

If I tell a lie about my US citzenship (I am actually not), but not to a governmental agencies, I get no benefits, and I don't have the purpose to get any benefits from it, what code will specify the ...
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Are Native American tribes considered part of the United States?

What is the principle of Tribal Sovereignty? Does it mean that Native American tribes are not part of the United States? Thank you.
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Is American citizenship automatic when born on US soil?

The US constitution states that All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they ...
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What constitutes 'taking an oath…of allegiance to a foreign state or a political subdivision thereof'?

I am an Accidental American, which would be fine if not for their insistence on imposing arduous Eritrean tax requirements. If filing pointless tax returns and risking double taxation ever gets too ...
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Can a change in interpretation of the 14th amendment apply only to future births?

The administration is currently rumored to be considering asserting an interpretation of the 14th amendment to hold that it does not grant citizenship to the US-born children of illegal immigrants. I ...
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What is the legal standard of proof required for US citizenship?

Suppose a person was claiming US citizenship by virtue of being born in the US, but had some difficulty proving that they were born in the US. What would be the legal standard of proof needed to prove ...
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how can I get a birth certificate

My mother abandoned me when I was 4 years old and since then I have lived in the street or in temporary shelters, I want to change my life, I have survived 43 years working honestly without vices ...
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If a person buys an island in a different country then will he/she has to take Visa for entering his/her island via waterways?

If a HNI (High net worth individual) buys an island on a different country for which the individual doesn't has a nationality/citizenship , then does the individual has to take a separate visa for ...
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What is the status of a baby born abroad to an American parent, but fails to qualify for U.S. citizenship?

Looking at the "Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship by a Child Born Abroad" page, it seems that there are some combinations where the targeted baby may not be an American citizen by default. So, what ...
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14th Amendment and citizenship

Would it be fair to say that the 14th Amendment had the effect of simplifying laws pertaining to citizenship in the U.S.A.? Can the contrasts between the nature of citizenship before and after the ...
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Theory: Murder in neutral waters by person without citizenship?

Theoretical question: Murder in neutral waters by person without citizenship? Will person be prosecuted? What if victim is also a person without citizenship?
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What documents and testimony establish identity and what happens if they're lost?

Birth certificates, social security cards, and driver's licenses identify a person, but what happens if these are all lost? Say a homeless person loses all of their documents in the shuffle, what ...
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US presidential qualification; 1994 “equal treatment of women in conferring citizenship to children born abroad”

Inspired by Legal to become president if U.S. adds new state/territories? People born before May 24, 1934, to a US citizen mother and a non-US-citizen father, outside US territory, were not US ...
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Are people born in a foreign embassy on US soil american citizens?

This question seems hard to google, since all the results are about people born in US embassies on foreign soil. I'm wondering about the situation where someone's born in, say, the French embassy in ...
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Is my father a dual citizen of Venezuela?

I needed to know whether or not my father is a dual citizen of Venezuela and I would 100% appreciate if you guys could help me the answer. So landmark events are: He was born in Egypt but his ...
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What are the legal requirements in the United States for being recognized under federal law as “white” or a “white” person?

Primary resource: [Hefny v. _ (1997) (citation needed, appears to have been dismissed by the U.S. District Court)] Secondary sources: Egyptian Immigrant Wants to be Reclassified as Black Race, ...
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Is there a rule for hospitals to hold child birth certificate if bill is not paid?

I have a visitor visa and gave birth at a hospital in Georgia and I couldn't get the birth certificate of my child because I didn't pay the hospital rule. I already talked to the hospital's medical ...
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Dual Citizenship for Adults in Germany

My sister was born in 1997 as a Bulgarian citizen in Germany. She became a German citizen while she was rather young (5 years old if I remember correctly), while keeping her Bulgarian citizenship. ...
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is it possible to have a dual citizenship even if I'm not a national of these countries?

I am planning to apply for Italian citizenship after having lived here for three years, but I am also about to marry a US citizen. Will it be possible for me to have Italian citizenship and in the ...
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unknown US citizen, do I owe taxes

My parents are US citizens who, moved to Brazil and had me 32 years ago. We never went back. The US doesn't know about me I'm sure. I don't even have any US documents. But I wonder still, I have ...
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Can someone who primarily lives abroad vote in America if they happen to be a citizen?

An acquintance of mine is in an interesting situation. This person is a student in America, but their primary residence, personal upbringing, and national identity belong to another country. However,...
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special counsel indictments

Sixteen counts of conspiracy to defraud the US Government https://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-923-18-usc-371-conspiracy-defraud-us by obstructing official activities of the DOJ and ...
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What are the criteria for being considered a British citizen by descent?

I am a British citizen who was under 18 when my father applied for naturalization in 1979. I (as well as my father) was then given citizenship when the naturalization came through in 1982. Am I a ...
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Can one lose their identity if their appearance changes drastically?

If a person altered their appearance suddenly and drastically, their sex, apparent ethnicity, eye color, height, all of these changed, would that person be in peril of having their identity (...
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What is the way to obtain american citizenship back , once it is renounced?

American citizens can have dual citizenship , but if an american citizen who has his/her citizenship renounced (even though the person was originally an american citizen) , then what is a way of ...
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Can a U.S. citizen who renounced his citizenship, get a green card through his American wife?

Here's the situation: A dual citizen American-British couple lives abroad (i.e. in the U.K). Because of the burdens of U.S. worldwide tax (the only country that does this besides Eritrea) the husband ...
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Albanian Citizenship by Naturalization: Defining Economic or Scientific Interest

I was looking into Albanian citizenship via naturalization and was wondering what the exact meaning of: Foreigners who are 18 years old, may acquire the Albanian citizenship even if they do not ...