Am I a dual citizen?
May 15, 2008 7:20 PM Subscribe
Please help me determine if I am a dual citizen with the United States and Mexico.
posted by alhadro to Law & Government (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I was born in Mexico City in 1985 to American parents, but moved while still an infant outside of Mexico.
I have a valid American passport. I also have an expired Mexican passport from when I was an infant, and both American and Mexican birth certificates. I was always told that at age 18 my Mexican citizenship would expire (due to Mexican law I believe - something about military service), however I have also heard vague explanations to the contrary such as this
Would this be a matter of regaining Mexican Citizenship or simply acknowledging it? Does anyone know the real deal?
Secondly, assuming I am indeed a Mexican citizen, how difficult will it be to obtain a valid Mexican passport from within the US, and should I bother? Any perks I'm not aware of? - Thanks!