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Can you become a U.S. senator if you have dual citizenship?

The U.S. Constitution merely requires that you be a U.S. citizen, that you be at least 30 years of age, that you have resided nine years in the United States, and that you currently reside in the ...
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Failing to renounce Indian citizenship

The Indian Citizenship Act, 1955 §8 requires it, so from a legal perspective, you must do it. That law does not specify the consequences, and there isn't a clear limit on the possible punishment. The ...
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What legal reason, if any, does my bank have to know if I am a dual citizen of the US?

Sanctions While most sanctions are targeted, the US does have some “comprehensively sanctioned jurisdictions”. So, for example, if your dual nationality is with Iran or Cuba, your bank can’t deal with ...
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Could a foreign power remove an Australian member of federal parliament by declaring them a citizen?

The law is not settled and will shortly be before the High Court (sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns) but theoretically: yes! The provision on Disqualification is s44, specifically subsection (i)...
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Could one become stateless by first renouncing one's native citizenship, and then having one's naturalization revoked?

There are two approaches to determining citizenship: where you are born (jus soli – this holds in the US), and who you were born to (jus sanguinis – the case in India). There are mixes of these ...
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Can you become a U.S. senator if you have dual citizenship?

The US Constitution states the qualifications for being a Senator (Article I, section 3, clause 3) No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine ...
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I'm Irish but have an English birth cert. What are my rights regarding dual citizenship and getting an English passport?

You are a British citizen: Born in the UK between 1 January 1983 and 1 October 2000 Whether you’re a British citizen depends on where your parents were from and their circumstances. There are ...
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What is "Intention to relinquish U.S. Citizenship"?

"Intention to relinquish" means you actually meant to stop being a US citizen. In practice, the US assumes that normal people doing normal things don't want that. As described on the page ...
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Can Australian citizenship be revoked for a long period of absence from Australia?

Not normally The loss of citizenship is dealt with in Part 2 Division 3 of the Citizenship Act 2007. s32A contains a summary of the 5 ways it can happen: There are 5 ways in which you can cease to be ...
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Can Korean American men visit South Korea without being drafted?

This FAQ from the US embassy in Korea explains all of the concerns that a Korean-American might have. If you have a Korean lational parent, you are automatically Korean. Before March 31 of the year ...
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Dual Citizenship for Adults in Germany

The law was changed several times, and different versions apply to different age groups because certain rules were not changed retroactively. The page you link describes the situation for children ...
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Can parents withhold their birth certificate/marriage license from their kids

The Czech Consulate General in New York has a page about this. Presumably a similar situation would prevail at other Czech consulates, so this answer should help even if you do not reside in its ...
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Can dual-citizen Americans vacation in Cuba?

The only people the law does not apply to are " persons licensed by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control." http://www.visitcuba.com/travel-guide/travel-tips/special-note-to-...
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What if a US dual citizen gets a US visa stamp on his foreign passport?

You got an entry stamp, not a visa stamp. A US visa (aka "visa stamp") is a physical sticker that you have to go to a US consulate to apply for, which takes up one page of your passport and says "US ...
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Could a foreign power remove an Australian member of federal parliament by declaring them a citizen?

I strongly suspect that the answer is that no, this would not work. The validity of the additional grant of citizenship would be evaluated by an Australian court applying Australian law. One of the ...
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Is there any way to renounce citizenship of a foreign country legally in the U.S.?

We do not have a law requiring you to renounce citizenships that you might hold, like the Nationality Law. I am not sure what you mean saying that renouncement is processed only within the Japanese ...
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Can lack of dual citizenship be a job qualification in Canada?

It is illegal to discriminate on the basis of "national or ethnic origin" This is spelled out in the Canadian Human Rights Act s3(1). However, a person's citizenship is something that can (...
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Age of consent for a person with dual citizenship

He has to follow the law of the country he is in and those of which he is a citizen. A citizen is subject to their country's jurisdiction wherever they are, however, some laws are only enforced within ...
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Do I have a right to British citizenship?

You are already a British citizen. This will not impact your German nationality (I don't know anything about Spanish Nationality Law): (1) Prior to 2000, EC nationals were considered 'settled' when ...
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Can a U.S. citizen who renounced his citizenship, get a green card through his American wife?

If the Attorney General has officially determined that you renounced US citizenship for the purpose of avoiding taxation, you have a lifetime ban under INA 212(a)(10)(E), and there is no immigrant ...
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Citizenship revocation leading to statelessness possible while there's a gateway to one's ethnic country's citizenship through descent?

The case that you mentioned isn't an example of what you're talking about. One thing that immediately comes to mind is the Shamima Begum case. She fled her London home to join the Islamic state but ...
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What is "Intention to relinquish U.S. Citizenship"?

As cpast's answer mentioned, the Department of State has an administrative presumption that you don't intend to relinquish citizenship, in the case of several (but not all) of the potentially ...
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Are dual citizens usually exempt from military service?

The new decree of November 14, 2022 contains an amendment (bottom of p2) to the Federal Law 53-FZ originally enacted on March 28, 1998, concerning military service. The former version of the text ...
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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?

No First, you have a very advanced child if they are capable of filling out and submitting government forms before their first birthday. I’m University educated and some government forms baffle me. ...
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Two EU citizenships

Indeed, it is not possible to be European "twice or more," but that doesn't prevent the possession of multiple EU nationalities. A person who possesses the nationality of an EU country is a citizen ...
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is it possible to have a dual citizenship even if I'm not a national of these countries?

Your caveat about not being a national of either country is a bit puzzling, because your question is about acquiring the countries' nationality, which implies as a matter of course that you do not ...
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Having multiple residences

Yes, depending on the local registration laws of the country in question, when you have a residence in that country. You can also be a resident of multiple countries under the same conditions. ...
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How to get 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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Could a foreign power remove an Australian member of federal parliament by declaring them a citizen?

From an opinion piece published by the public broadcaster Australian Broadcasting Corporation What the High Court citizenship decision says about the health of our democracy The standard is a ...
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