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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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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 ...
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Is it against the EU freedom of movement for Italy refuse entry to an EU citizen with only an ID card flying from outside the EU/EFTA?

Apparently, as stated in Timatic, a database operated by IATA and used by airlines to establish whether a passenger can enter the destination country, Italy recently introduced a restriction that non-...
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When is renunciation of citizenship effective from?

Say a person is a dual UK/Australian citizen, and they decide to renounce their UK citizenship. They submit the required paperwork to perform an effective renunciation. What date will their ...
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Do British Overseas Territories count as United Kingdom with regards to 90 days rule when applying for British citizenship?

https://www.gov.uk/becoming-a-british-citizen This one of the criteria: Spent no more than 90 days outside the UK in the last 12 months Read the full guidance notes and the requirements ...
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Could a foreign power remove an Australian member of federal parliament by declaring them a citizen?

Recently a number of Australian members of the federal parliament have been referred to the high court because they might have a foreign citizenship. The first was a simple oversight by the politician ...
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Could one become stateless by first renouncing one's native citizenship, and then having one's naturalization revoked?

This is a follow-up to similar question on Expatriates SE, based on an answer I got there. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration can revoke previously issued naturalizations, if they were based on ...
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Fastest Way to become a US Citizen

Fastest Way to become a US Citizen → In general, getting a US citizenship is a tedious process it takes a lot of time. If someone starts a Business in the USA after coming from India and gives ...
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Does my birth certificate count as a “U.S. Certificate of Citizenship”?

I am applying for a Texas state ID card at the DMV. I need a "U.S. Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization (N-560, N-561, N-645, N-550, N-55G, N-570 or N-578)" or one of the other ...
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British Citizenship

I'm 16, now, and have been living in England, since I moved from my place of birth - Ireland - at 3 months of age. I'm going to university in September, and have some worries about the implications ...
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Under US law, do US citizens have to state their citizenship to foreign entities?

If a foreign country's company or other organization that is not the US government asks if I'm a citizen of the US, am I required to state that I am? I understand that any and all penalties that the ...
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U.S. Citizenship by Birth

My spouse was born in 1979 to a legal foreign student couple , they left the U.S when she was a few month old and never applied for her U.S citizenship. now she wants to obtain her U.S citizenship ...
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Are there any downsides to dual citizenship?

I am a US citizen from birth. I may be able to get German citizenship due to my ancestors, if I file all the proper forms. Are there any downsides to dual citizenship? Other information: I am ...