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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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Irish naturalisation as British citizen?

What I can't see is whether this can eventually lead to naturalisation in Ireland It can or whether there are any restrictions in this area? There are. See the Irish government's page Becoming an ...
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Irish citizenship revoked if I live abroad after naturalization?

Based on Irish law, specifically the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, can I live abroad after naturalizing as an Irish citizen and retain my citizenship just by filling that form? Yes, ...
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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?

Much of the Code of Federal Regulations consists of restatements of statutory provisions found in the United States Code. In the case of Title 8, CFR, these provisions are largely to be found in ...
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What proof of language skills is required for simplified naturalization as a Hungarian?

I've found a source from the Budapest Government Office in Hungarian. A nyelvtudást nem kell nyelvvizsgával igazolni, a magyar nyelven történő kommunikáció az elvárás; a kommunikációnak ...
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US presidential qualification; 1994 "equal treatment of women in conferring citizenship to children born abroad"

Would such a person be considered a "natural born citizen," for the purpose of qualifying for the presidency, from October 25th 1994? In other words, after having lived in the US for at least 14 ...
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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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Has anyone lost American citizenship after obtaining a second nationality due to 8 USC 1481?

But is it actually enforced? No. The State Department presumes that anyone naturalizing in a foreign country or swearing an oath does so without the requisite intent to relinquish their US ...
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Ways to avoid a running Naturalization application being forwarded to another municipality/city

This answer is based on a legal greyzone and Berlin's notoriously inefficient bureaucracy. As @Trish noted, you are legally required to register your new residence within two weeks § 17 BMG. In some (...
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If I became a naturalized UK citizen, would I lose my Irish citizenship?

In summary: Statute law allows Ireland to revoke your naturalisation on the grounds of acquiring another citizenship. But this law has recently been found unconstitutional. In practice, the ...
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US Permanent Resident : Risking naturalization if international travel is more than six months?

I have heard that you have to spend at least six months in a year in US to remain eligible for naturalization. Is that really true? No, that is not true. There is no requirement regarding amount of ...
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Swiss naturalization

I don't know about that particular case, but you are basically right: In Switzerland, if you want to apply for citizenship, you apply for it in the municipality first. Everybody having the citizenship ...
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Do speeding tickets constitute crimes to the federal DHS?

The instructions for form N-400 address this: NOTE: You must submit documentation of traffic incidents if: (1) The incident involved alcohol or drugs; (2) The incident led to an arrest; or (3) The ...
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When can I reapply for US Citizenship after denial?

When can I re-apply for the citizenship, there is no date mentioned on the letter received. You can reapply as soon as you meet the criteria. If you don't move again to another state or USCIS ...
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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?

So, what happens when the American parent tries taking the baby with them to the U.S.? If the child has proper documents, the specifics of which depend on the child's citizenship and the purpose of ...
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Obtaining British citizenship through naturalization as EEA citizen

Actual email thread between me and an immigration lawyer: http://nadinewongsolicitors.co.uk/contact-us Me I think I need to do more reading... But maybe you can clarify that for me - to become ...
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Irish citizenship or Permanent residence after 5 years of residence for EU citizen and their non-EU Family?

As an EU Citizen (and your EU family members), you are automatically a permanent resident after 5 years. You can apply for a permanent resident card to document this. Such a card would document the ...
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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?

Short Answer If a bill like this was enacted, people with pending green card applications that are not authorized under the new law, like siblings and adult children of citizens and green card holders,...
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Question regarding the 1 year residence for Naturalization

A judge ruled in July that this requirement may only be satisfied by 365 or 366 days of physical presence in Ireland. An appeal was scheduled for this month. It does not seem that the rule is ...
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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?

Is there a way for the American parent have the baby converted to a (naturalized) citizen? The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 lays out the requirements for non-citizen children of US citizens to be ...
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Ways to avoid a running Naturalization application being forwarded to another municipality/city

Don't move. Your application is by law to be handled by the office that is responsible for your primary place of residence. The only lawful way to keep your primary place of residence at your old ...
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Has anyone lost American citizenship after obtaining a second nationality due to 8 USC 1481?

As other answers have noted, since 1990, the Department of State has had an administrative presumption that applies to some (but not all) of the potentially expatriating acts. It applies to 8 USC 1481(...
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Has anyone lost American citizenship after obtaining a second nationality due to 8 USC 1481?

There is no evidence regarding actual legal enforcement. The statutory bar has raised over the years, owing to various Supreme Court rulings, whereby a person must voluntarily and intentionally ...
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Is Uruguay violating humans rights by not conceding the right to nationality?

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (which in many countries is viewed as aspirational and is not enforceable law) states with regard to nationality: Article 15 Everyone has the ...
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Is Uruguay violating humans rights by not conceding the right to nationality?

This seems similar to a lot of other countries. For example, in U.S. Law, only natural born U.S. Citizens can be President or Vice President, whereas immigrant Citizens can hold any other elected or ...
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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?

The question says: To naturalize and become a citizen of your new country, I believe you need to get a police report or something of that sort from your old country during the naturalization process, ...
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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?

Your surmise is correct. But, even if you got it wrong, there would be no litigation sanction for doing so. This portion of the civil cover sheet is used solely for purposes of gathering accurate ...
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Irish citizenship or Permanent residence after 5 years of residence for EU citizen and their non-EU Family?

Now does it mean that after 5 years of residence in Ireland, I (EU national) and my non-EU family members should apply for PERMANENT RESIDENCE OR IRISH CITIZENSHIP? It seems to mean that you may each ...
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US Permanent Resident : Risking naturalization if international travel is more than six months?

The Apply for Citizenship | USCIS site seems to contain the needed information. Step 2. Determine if you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. Going through the Naturalization Eligibility ...
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