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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Born in Northern Ireland, children born in Scotland, are they entitled to Irish citizenship?

I was born in Northern Ireland in 1983 and lived there until an adult when I moved to Scotland. I am a UK citizen. I understand that I am entitled to Irish citizenship. However, less clear is whether ...
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Until how old can a child of a naturalized citizen get citizenship as a result of family reunification?

Bob is a citizen of a Member State B of the EU and is naturalized to be a citizen of the UK after the birth of his child. Bob had been living in the UK for 5 years before Brexit started, and has been ...
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Which military ranks in the U.S.A. can be held by non-citizens?

Which military ranks in the U.S.A. can be held by non-citizens? Might it be everyone except commissioned officers?
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How someone could get a new legal identity

For a character in a novel, I'm at an impass as to how someone could theoretically attain a brand new, legal, government issued identity that can be used for business, banking and so on. The specific ...
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Is there a way for a person born in the US to Chinese parents to retain Chinese citizenship?

It is well known and often repeated that China does not tolerate dual citizenship, except in the case of its citizens who have right of abode in Hong Kong or Macau. The Chinese Nationality Law is ...
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What is the current legal status of living human clones?

What are the current laws on the books regarding complete or incomplete clones of humans? With or without natural birth? What is their legal status as individuals, and do they have a right to ...
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Can lack of dual citizenship be a job qualification in Canada?

Some organizations in Canada have an official preference for hiring Canadian citizens, and say so in job announcements. If one is a Canadian citizen but also a U.S. citizen, does that mean one would ...
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Can a person *choose* to be a citizen?

As a layman, it appears to me that citizenship is thrust upon an individual. This may happen by accident of birth, or choice. Can a person relinquish citizenship without becoming a citizen/permanent ...
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Can you become a U.S citizen even if you carry the last name of a non U.S citizen?

U.S citizen pregnant with non U.S citizen baby both living in Germany. If baby does not carry my last name but her fathers last name can she still be entitled to become a U.S citizen?
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Naturalized Certificate required for Shall-Issue Firearms License

In my state of Massachusetts, before being able to purchase any firearms, you must obtain a Firearms Identification (FID) license or a License to Carry (LTC). Suppose that someone is in the process ...
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Can a non-canadian outside of Canada obtain a SIN for the purpose of opening a business?

Can a non-Canadian outside of Canada obtain a Social Insurance Number SIN for the purpose of opening a business or are they only available for Canadians and people residing inside of Canada?
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Indian father, Bangladeshi mother, a baby expect to be born in Ireland [closed]

This is my first post in this community. I am an ordinary Indian passport holder, I am in Dublin, doing full-time Ph.D. studies since October 2018 on a stamp 2 student visa. http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/...
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In which conditions is one's French ID card not a proof of one's French citizenship?

I right on some French embassy website: La carte nationale d’identité est un document officiel qui permet à tout citoyen de justifier de son identité et, sous certaines conditions, de sa nationalité ...
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My daughter was born on the Palmyra Atoll. How do I obtain US citizenship for her?

Note: the story below is fictional, but the legal question posed is a serious hypothetical. While attempting to sail across the Pacific I discovered I was pregnant. Eventually I ran aground on the ...
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If the US federal government has sovereign immunity, why can it be sued in federal courts?

Specifically, in US citizenship cases it's common for applicants to request a federal court to issue and enforce a writ of mandamus in order to compel the federal government to process an application ...
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Have I had nationality since I was born or since I got my passport? [closed]

I'm a decedent to Jewish diaspora parents who have been taken their citizenship illegally. I have now applied for citizenship and received a certificate confirming that I am a citizen, and a new ...
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British Naturalisation - Past Employment [closed]

I have already started an application for the British citizenship and I have some questions as I do not want to deal with any failure. I get a message that I must provide my employment history for the ...
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What residents are required to do while living in the USA [closed]

What's missing from the list below? All the online resources seem devoted to immigration requirements. Regardless of how you came to live in the USA, what are subsequent required actions that ...
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Will SCOTUS be forced to rule on birthright citizenship soon?

John C. Eastman, professor of law, Chapman University, wrote this in Newsweek a few days ago: Indeed, the Supreme Court has never held that anyone born on U.S. soil, no matter the circumstances of ...
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Citizenship revocation leading to statelessness possible while there's a gateway to one's ethnic country's citizenship through descent?

Can citizenship be revoked if a person would be rendered stateless, provided that they could anyway eventually become a citizen of their native country by descent? Countries like India even allow ...
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Stateless in Australia — how to obtain legal residency, education and citizenship without being detained?

Let us say that we have a person who is undocumented, born to parents who were also undocumented, and whose ancestors were all also undocumented. For all intents and purposes they were all born in ...
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Irish Passport through Great Grandparent

Say the family tree looks like this: Great Grandfather <- Born in what is now Northern Ireland Grandmother <- Born in Britain Mother <- Born in Britain Son <- Born in Britain From a ...
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What will happen to all the pending green card family based applications (brother, sister etc..) if the RAISE Act is implemented?

What will happen to all the pending green card family based applications (brother, sister etc..) if the RAISE Act is implemented? Will all those years of wait and hope get slashed all in a moment?
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Dual U.S./canadian citizen living in Canada who has never resided in the U.S. can vote or not?

I am a Dual U.S./canadian citizen living in Canada who has never resided in the U.S. but my deceased mother lived and was born in Michigan and i was told i could register to vote but all Michigan ...
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Can a US citizen who moves from Puerto Rico to Canada vote in the presidential election?

An American who moves abroad maintains the status he had when he lived in the homeland. So a New Yorker who moves to Canada still can vote for his congressman, senator and the nation's president. (...
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UK Citizenship in 3 years possible by 10 Million Investor Tier 1 route?

I have plans of applying for the Tier 1 Investor visa UK. I am going to make significant investments amounting to no less than 10M GBP. This makes me eligible to apply for ILR after 2 years. For those ...
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Eligibility of UK citizenship/residency for long time visa holder

My situation is as follows: Born in Hong Kong in 1995, have a BN(O) passport. Spent 2010-2018 in the UK on a tier 4 visa (high school and undergraduate studies). Returned to HK between 2018 Aug - 2019 ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

I have been searching about Irish naturalization requirements on the internet since quite some time and I see all the usual requirements: 5 years residence, Good character, Attend a citizenship ...
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Can a citizen be denied access to their own country?

With decades of international treaties covering refugees, asylum, diplomats, espionage, and countless other interesting and relevant topics to international politics, is there any international treaty ...
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Unused birth certificate inquiry

I was born in the UK in the 60s and I have a certificate of birth and a certified copy of an entry of birth both from the sub district of Sefton Park of Liverpool South district in the County Borough ...
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Exactly which individuals born in the United States are not subject to its jurisdiction?

According to federal regulations, individuals born to foreign diplomats who are on the Blue List are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and thus are not US citizens at birth. But ...
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Facilitated Swiss citizenship for Non-Eu citizens

I'm curious about the facilitated Swiss citizenship process for a Non-EU citizen, but without being in registered partnership nor marriage with a Swiss citizen. As a side-note, the job that person ...
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Is it legal for India to deny entry to Indian Citizens?

The Indian Government has imposed complete lockdown of ALL inbound passengers including Indian Citizens. It has plenty of confusing wording but it says specifically iii) As such, no incoming ...
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German citizenship - Complex case

My question is the following: My great-grandparents were German. They never lost their citizenship. My grandmother was born in 1930 in Argentina (ius soli) and got married in 1950 to an Argentine (...
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Can US born minor obtain Indian citizenship by registration?

If a US born baby to Indian citizen parents, did not register by birth/descent at Indian mission, however opts for US passport. Now if parents and US born baby with US passport return to India, can ...
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Can a US citizen be denied reentry - COVID-19

The UCLA states uncategorically that no US citizen can be denied re-entry. US officials notified passengers aboard the Diamond Princess that they would be denied re-entry "until you are no longer at ...
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Conditions under which an adult grandchild of a Spanish citizen can acquire Spanish citizenship?

Does the adult British and born in Britain grandchild of a Spanish citizen have a right to Spanish citizenship? And if not, are they treated the same as a person who has no Spanish connections? I ...
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Advantages and disadvantages to claiming Canadian citizenship

I'm considering looking into whether I can claim Canadian citizenship because my father was born in Manitoba. (I was born in North Dakota, not very far from Manitoba.) What would be the advantages ...
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Can Australian citizenship be revoked for a long period of absence from Australia?

I moved to work in Australia about 10 years ago, got there a permanent Australian visa as an employer-nominated skilled migrant, and became an Australian citizen by conferral about four years ago from ...
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What is the extent of the prohibition for non-US citizens to teach in US public schools?

I see mentioned in a Bloomberg Law piece that in Ambach v. Norwick, 441 U.S. 68 (1979) Upholding a statute barring aliens from teaching in public schools, the [Supreme] Court reasoned that the "...
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Terminology for citizen (minor) with 'alien' parents

Assume a child was born in the US to foreign national parents. The child remains in the US with relatives in Florida. The child is to be insured: is there a concise term to communicate the notion ...
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What is UK Citizenship status of two persons born between 2000 and 2006?

I have two children both born in the UK between 2 October 2000 and 29 April 2006. I, their father, am a British citizen, their mother was a US citizen and we were not married. Between the birth of ...
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What is US Citizenship status of two persons born to a US mother outside the US before 2017?

I have two children both born in the UK before 11th June 2017. I, their father, am a British citizen, their mother was a US citizen and we were not married. Between the birth of the first child and ...
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Not registering my US born child of 1 US parent as a US citizen

I, a US citizen, married my wife, from EU country (not Britain), in the US. We live in the US while my wife finishes school (2-3 years) on an F1 visa and then plan to move to back to the EU. My wife ...
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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 ...