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The process by which a resident may acquire citizenship

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Must the USCIS abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or is the CFR just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding?

I wonder whether the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must abide by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or the CFR is just a set of guidelines that aren't legally binding (...
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Declaring marital status in the US passport application form DS 11

I was just approved for the oath ceremony for US citizenship. While trying to complete the DS 11 form, I noticed that they ask about the marital status, date, etc. I don't have an issue with declaring ...
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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 "Intention to relinquish U.S. Citizenship"?

I was a Sri Lankan citizen who acquired US citizenship via naturalization about a year ago. This automatically voided my Sri Lankan citizenship. However, I got to know that I can apply to resume my ...
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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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UK Naturalisation while claiming benefits

I am an EU national and started thinking about naturalization. I heard that one of the criteria is that you must not have claimed benefits for more than 3 months in the last year. If I have, does it ...
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In a Civil Cover Sheet, what would be the right "Nature of Suit" Code for lawsuit due to Fed Gov't's failure to adjudicate Naturalization Application?

In a civil lawsuit, the cover sheet that accompanies the complaint usually requires to select the "Nature of Suit". The US Courts website provides a document called "Nature of Suit ...
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Question regarding the 1 year residence for Naturalization

I am French and I have been living in Ireland for 7 years. Firstly as a student, then working in the country. As you probably already know, since July 2019, there is a law that says "This ...
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Irish citizenship or Permanent residence after 5 years of residence for EU citizen and their non-EU Family?

European Union law secures EU Citizens' right to travel in the member countries freely. They can also bring their non-EU family member(s) with them in certain instances. This page mentions that: ...
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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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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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What type of evidence to prove continuous residence

Specifically, I am asking about the category "Your immediate family remained in the U.S." My brother and his wife remained in the US during the time I was absent. What evidence should I provide to ...
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What proof of language skills is required for simplified naturalization as a Hungarian?

Hungary provides for a simplified naturalization procedure for spouses of Hungarian citizens. With this procedure, there is no requirement that the applicant be or have been resident in Hungary; it ...
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Naturalization: No divorce papers

I will apply for naturalization soon. I answered the question of martial status as divorced (this is the real situation), but I have no divorce documents to provide because both (me and my ex-wife) ...
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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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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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When can I reapply for US Citizenship after denial?

I moved to another state and then applied for US citizenship without waiting 3 months residence restriction (I am permanent resident for more than 5 years). For the reason that I filed before 3 months,...
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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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British Naturalisation - more than 90 days absence in any 12-month period

I've come across this webpage www.sableinternational.com/blog/don-t-do-the-long-distance-thing-extend-your-uk-spouse-visa stating that: you cannot be outside of the UK for more than 90 days in any ...
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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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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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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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Swiss naturalization

My crude understanding has been that one can become a citizen of Switzerland only by becoming a citizen of one of the cantons, and one can become a citizen of a canton only by becoming a citizen of a ...
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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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Do speeding tickets constitute crimes to the federal DHS?

I was looking over the instructions for filing a form N400, application for naturalization to become a US citizen. One of the questions they ask is if a person has ever been arrested, convicted or ...
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Are American grandchildren of Portuguese citizens entitled to Portuguese citizenship?

According to Wikipedia: As of July 29, 2015, those born outside Portugal who have at least one grandparent of Portuguese nationality, are granted Portuguese citizenship by extension immediately....
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Can you lose your right to be a Latvian non-citizen?

If you're a non-citizen of Latvia, and acquire a citizenship of another country, do you automatically lose your (right?) to be a non-citizen of Latvia?
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Obtaining British citizenship through naturalization as EEA citizen

I am Lithuanian (EEA European Economic Area Citizen) and have lived in UK for 5 years. My wife is Lithuanian too. First proof of me being in UK is my NIN appointment (I had to be present in UK) that ...
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