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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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Just Soli and Human Rights

Jus Soli grants citizenship for being born in a country.  If the parents are foreigners the baby will probably have dual citizenships. Citizenship comes with privileges and obligations.  Morally ...
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US citizen renunciation law in §877A and "covered expatriate" exception

The legal code regarding the expatriation tax contains 2 completely different, though closely related, sections here: §877 and §877A. Sect §877 looks to be one that has the exception for "...
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Will I get denaturalized if I go to a medical school in Taiwan that is military-affiliated? [closed]

As a naturalized US citizen, I'm interested in understanding the potential repercussions, such as denaturalization or revocation, if I choose to attend a medical school in my home country of Taiwan, ...
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If a Dutch/Indian couple register their baby's birth with India, does it cease to be Dutch due to "voluntarily adopting" another citizenship?

Section 4 of The Citizenship Act, 1955 (as amended by subsequent law) states that a child born outside India to an Indian parent has Indian "citizenship by descent" (which can coexist with ...
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Is it unlawful to create an origin-specific organization?

Suppose I establish a high school, college, or university where anyone can enroll, but I stipulate that The teachers, researchers, or top-level administration must be born in, say, Japan, Egypt, or ...
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Is there global law that governs Denaturalization to stateless status for children?

A 15 year old British runaway is born in the UK and has children (all deceased) with a (ISIL) Dutchman in a war zone. The UK strips her of citizenship. She is now 24, stateless (of no citizenship) ...
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Now is it legally possible to hold political office in two countries at the same time?

For example, are there two or more countries where there is no requirement on a head of government to give up dual citizenship? If so, the technical possibility of becoming the head of two countries (...
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What legal document is the reference for periods of residency needed for obtaining Spanish citizenship?

I've read on a government website about periods of residency required for obtaining the citizenship of Spain. I would like to consult the legal reference for the described periods of one, two, five, ...
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Multiple *jus soli*

Until a few years ago, birth in Northern Ireland conferred citizenship in two states: the UK and Ireland. Was this unique in modern history, or are there other similar examples?
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Can a US state adjudicate citizenship at birth?

Section 8 of the US Constitution says "The Congress shall have Power...To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization...." But US citizens who reside in a state are also citizens of the ...
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Has anyone lost American citizenship after obtaining a second nationality due to 8 USC 1481?

Suppose a US citizen has the option to get naturalized in a foreign country but would have to take an oath that explicitly states that the US citizen plans to relinquish previous nationalities. The US ...
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Do US born children whose parents are NOT citizens get automatic citizenship at birth?

If you immigrate to the USA, will the baby get automatic citizenship? Wouldn't that kind of be a loophole?
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What is a sure shot way of proving citizenship of India?

According to a ruling by the Bombay High Court in 2013, an Indian passport cannot prove citizenship. Also, in 2019, the Government of India claimed that 'common documents' were enough to prove ...
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How do I find out if I still have citizenship in a country (Romania)?

I was born in another country (Romania) and moved to the US but I haven't been back in a while and out of curiosity I wanted to know if I still have citizenship. I found a website (https://...
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Does 8 USC §1409(a) grant citizenship or take away citizenship?

If a person is born outside the US to a US citizen father and a non-US national mother, and the parents are not married to each other, then there are certain special requirements in order for the ...
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Is there any country that acknowledges people’s right to not participate?

I was trying to look through the US Code to see where it says what I would consider to be the axioms of a country and its law, something like: There is an entity called “The United Stated” This is ...
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How common are laws targeting holders of specific citizenships to disadvantage them?

I have been under the strong impression that, globally, laws that disadvantage people on the basis of their citizenship — barring immigration/visa laws — are extremely rare. In fact, I can't recall ...
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Are dual citizens usually exempt from military service?

There was a recent statement by the Russian state news agency TASS that due to a new decree by Putin dual citizens can be drafted into the Russian army. This seems to imply that before this decree ...
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Why is *hereditary* citizenship status not considered a title of nobility under U.S. law?

Being a citizen grants clear rights and privileges in the U.S. While citizenship can be granted by birthplace (14th Amendment), it is also granted to the child of a citizen with very lax conditions. ...
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N-600 Expiration Date Listed as 12/31/2018

My wife and I were trying to file an N-600 for my son who is now eligible for citizenship, and have finished filling out the form. However, we noticed that the form is said to have expired on 2018... ...
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What are the laws about valid marriage as it concerns citizenship?

For countries where marrying a citizen rapidly accelerates the process of getting citizenship, are there any laws clarifying the terms under which this is legitimate? For example, if it was believed ...
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Legality of battle advice to non American military

Is it legal to directly advise or become advisor to a military in a war in which America is neutral? Would the act itself be punishable by loss of citizenship?
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If a foreigner marries a green card holder in the US, will the foreigner also be entitled to a green card at some point?

Also, what is the difference between a foreigner marrying a green card holder vs a citizen of the US?
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Does revocation of U.S. passport imply revocation of U.S. citizenship?

When a U.S. passport is explicitly revoked (in contrast to it, say, simply expiring), does that also imply revocation of the holder's U.S. citizenship? For example, when the U.S. revoked Ed Snowden's ...
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How can I travel with a cancelled passport?

Say one day my passport is cancelled because I wrote "president s***s" on my Twitter a few years ago. I have only 1 citizenship. This would probably happen when I'm outside the country (A). ...
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If I became a naturalized UK citizen, would I lose my Irish citizenship?

I was born in the United States, as were both of my parents. My father is an Irish citizen by descent - his grandmother was from Ireland. I was registered as an Irish citizen when I was about 9 or 10 ...
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Can an American living in the UK become a British citizen without losing American citizenship?

If an American citizen living in the United Kingdom (England if it matters) meets all of the UK's requirements for naturalization, can he become a British citizen without losing his American ...
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To regain US citizenship

Say Bob is married to Amy. They are both US citizens. One day, Bob decides to renounce his US citizenship (not for the purpose of avoiding taxes), but his wife remains a US citizen. In this scenario, ...
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Can naturalized Argentina citizens renounce their citizenship?

Argentinians born in Argentina cannot renounce their citizenship Is it the same for naturalized ones?
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Does the US Government monitor and/or revoke newly naturalized citizens?

I know to some extent the US watches everyone, but what I am thinking of is whether newly naturalized citizens are watched to see if their naturalization process seems insincere in hindsight. For ...
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Would incorporation of a right through the Privileges or Immunities Clause apply to non citizens?

Justice Thomas in his concurring opinion in McDonald v. City of Chicago suggested incorporation of the Second Amendment should be through the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth ...
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Is a state law protecting a non-citizen fetus unconstitutional?

The Constitution and 14th Amendment expressly list protecting citizens as a core responsibility of Government. However, a fetus is not a citizen until it is born. The IRS defines as US person as ...
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How can I confirm that an attorney is legit?

There's an attorney I can use to jump through MANY hoops to get a good passport. His work he published on his website seems legit according to the translator I used. He's publishing hundreds of ...
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How is state citizenship acquired and lost?

According to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the ...
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Does a Chinese citizen lose citizenship if their parent applied for them to acquire foreign nationality?

In Canada, a permanent resident under the age of 14 may be naturalized upon application on behalf of the minor by their custodial parent. Citizenship Act, s. 5(1.04)(a). This is slightly different ...
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Acquiring Dual citizenship [closed]

Student seeking further studies going abroad returns back to his motherland after completing his / her post graduation. I feel he/her cannot cast vote once returning back to his/her country. Can he/...
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Can someone request to a Judge in your country to give a letter of appreciation for appearing as a witness?

Say a person X appeared as a witness in a case where the judge was presiding in a criminal case (Jugendstrafsache). The testimony of X was welcomed and appreciated highly by the prosecutor as well as ...
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Is someone who was born in China but acquired citizenship elsewhere through derived citizenship still a Chinese citizen?

I am a 38-year-old who has lived in the US since I was 2 years old. I was born in China to Chinese National parents. My parents and I immigrated to the US when was a small child. My parents were ...
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US jus soli edge case

Ok, so there is this border wall along the Southern border of the US. However, this wall is not constructed exactly at the border. There is an offset of quite some distance where land south of the ...
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Keeping irish citizenship through Naturalisation after living abroad

I have seen online that if I live abroad and in order to maintain irish citizenship through Naturalisation I need annually inform the irish immigration of my intention to keep the citizenship. Now is ...
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What is a citizenship?

A human on earth can say "I define myself as citizenshipless" or "I define myself as a human without a citizenship" and alike ("I am global" or "I am free from ...
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You moved to a new country, you've been living there for a few years but your home country decides you're a criminal. What now?

You moved from a country led by an "elected" religious dictator to a western country like Spain. To naturalize and become a citizen of your new country, I believe you need to get a police ...
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Can you be made a citizen against your will and extradited?

Can someone who does not consider himself a US citizen be extradited and punished for a US felony crime due to a US citizenship? I was fascinated by the above linked question. Most of the material in ...
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Would a person born in a state which later joined the United States be considered a natural born citizen of the United States?

Suppose that a person was born in a independent state and later (i.e. after the birth) this state was admitted into the United States. Would such a person be considered a natural born citizen of the ...
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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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