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Can I apply for Dutch Citizenship?

I'm a child of a Dutch immigrant to the USA. Is it possible for my father, who naturalized as a child to the USA at the age of 10, to renew his NL passport? [more inside]
posted by kmeryl on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

How can I get Czech citizenship by descent?

Can I obtain Czech citizenship by descent by way of my Grandmother? [more inside]
posted by pipian on May 28, 2014 - 3 answers

Migration naturalisation frustration

Father: had a British passport he let expire. Grandfather: British citizen. Grandmother: married him pre-1949, automatically making her a citizen. Me: Australian national, NZ resident, wants to live in the UK. Please help me make sense of what I can apply for! [more inside]
posted by monster truck weekend on Dec 13, 2013 - 9 answers

My Job As A Sex Worker and British Naturalisation

I am an American national with indefinite leave to remain in the UK and have been here since 2005. I am registered self employed as a dominatrix - yes they seem to have a category for this at Inland Revenue - and it seems that in order to naturalise as a British citizen, I will need to send the Home Office a statement of accounts with my application! So there's no hiding it (not that I would want to). My question is - will being an out sex worker make them pause at granting me citizenship, because of the good character requirement?
posted by Mistress on Oct 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Help us get a passport so we can go to Mexico

My husband was born in the US and moved back to Canada as a baby with his Canadian parents. Apparently he received a proof of citizenship card when he was a teen but now it is lost. I understand that he will need this to apply for a Canadian passport. His sister is getting married in January in Mexico, where he will be in the wedding party. We have applied for the replacement citizenship card already about a month ago but have gotten no confirmation so far, and I just read on the website that it will take 6 months. This is not enough time to get it and the passport before mid January. Now we are panicked. Is there anything else we can do? Can he apply for an American passport instead in order to travel to Mexico? He has dual citizenship since he has an American birth certificate. Thanks
posted by photoexplorer on Sep 21, 2013 - 13 answers

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch?

Is my father a Belgian citizen or Dutch? I *think* so? I'm confused by the internet. [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Photo ID for a naturalized teenager.

My younger brother is a foreign-born child of two naturalized US citizens. He has no picture ID except his school ID, and has had trouble obtaining a state-issued picture ID. He is turning 18 soon, which will make it much more difficult for him to fly, get a job, and so on. Is this something an immigration lawyer can help with, or is there another kind of professional that I can engage here? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Sep 3, 2013 - 12 answers

T-shirts or clothing for a new American?

I'm looking for patriotic garb for a new American citizen. [more inside]
posted by madajb on Aug 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Did Handel really say this?

After Georg Friedrich Händel became George Frideric Handel in 1727, I have it stuck in my mind that he once said, to a Brit who called him a German, "No, Sir, I am more English than you, because I chose to become English, whereas you were assigned your nationality willy-nilly," or words to that effect. But no amount of googling has found a reliable quote or reference to this. Has anyone else heard this story, or did my mind make it up? Anyone have a reliable source? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal on May 26, 2013 - 7 answers

How many women are citizens of Vatican City?

I'm interested in the citizenship of Vatican City -- does it include any women? if yes, how many, and what are their roles? and what is the age range of citizens? Since citizenship is granted according to official status, I assume there are no children? How about residents, as opposed to citizens? Are there any spouses or children of citizens living there? [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Feb 24, 2013 - 11 answers

One of these citizenships is not like the other...

My friend, a dual Canadian/American citizen living in the UK, is discussing the terms of a trust with her (US) father. By the time she inherits, she may have given up US citizenship. Does this need to be mentioned so they can account for it now? [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jan 3, 2013 - 15 answers

How to travel between USA/Canada as a dual citizen

DualCitizenshipFilter: I was born an American citizen, the son of a Canadian mother. A few years ago I applied for and received my Canadian citizenship, and was provided with my Certificate of Canadian Citizenship. I have never applied for and do not have a Canadian passport. If I were to enter Canada now (by air or land) what do I say, what do I tell them? Can I just show them my canadian card and be done with it? What about coming back to the U.S.A.? Can it be done both ways without either passport?
posted by kjl291 on Sep 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Should we have a greencard wedding in Vegas?

Someone I just met has suggested getting married for me to get UK citizenship and her to get US citizenship. Is this insane? [more inside]
posted by slartibartfast on Sep 16, 2012 - 41 answers

Juggling Passports

As a dual citizen, can I travel to places on a Canadian passport that I can't go to (or is difficult or expensive to get visas for) on an American passport? Can I actually pick-and-choose what passport to use to get the best benefit? [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jul 3, 2012 - 19 answers

European marrying a US citizen - US visa process?

European marrying a US citizen - US visa process? [more inside]
posted by LivinginYes on May 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Why do I have to renew my American citizenship in another country?

My sister told me that I need to renew my citizenship after I become 18. I was born in another country, but I have an American citizenship, my own SSN, since I was born. I don't have a green card. According to my sister, I have to go back to my birth country to renew my AMERICAN citizenship. Is it true? How is renewing my citizenship different than renewing my passport? I talked to my friends (who are over 18) and they said that they never had to renew their citizenship. What is the world is my sister talking about?
posted by kopi on Apr 27, 2012 - 38 answers

UK Passports!

Am I eligible to get a British passport? [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Apr 10, 2012 - 12 answers

What are the drawbacks to renouncing U.S. citizenship

Thinking of renouncing U.S. citizenship. Can you think of drawbacks I haven't considered? [more inside]
posted by Anxietygirl on Oct 13, 2011 - 21 answers

Remaining a Georgia citizen while traveling abroad . . .

Is there a way to maintain your state citizenship while traveling within the country, and perhaps outside the country, for up to two years? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Aug 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Questions about an American couple moving to Canada.

American here, with spouse. Thinking of moving to Canada within 5 years, but retaining US citizenship (both of us). One of us has quite marketable skills, the other is on disability. Will one of us being on disability hurt our chances?? Where do we start looking to learn about this process? How long does it usually take? What can we do to increase our chances of making this change? Anonymous so that work and a few other people don't find out before we let them know.
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Does The Uk Recognize US state-level Same Sex Marriages

I'm a dude going to marry a dude in New York State. Said dude I am going to marry is a resident alien from the UK. Will the UK recognize the marriage? Does he become an American Citizen by marrying him? Does that counteract his UK citizenship? What are my rights, here?
posted by The Whelk on Jul 20, 2011 - 27 answers

US citizenship through marriage

What is the process for getting citizenship through marriage for an Italian on a J1 visa in the USA? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2011 - 13 answers

How do I measure the value of EU citizenship for my kids?

Help me measure the value of dual US-EU citizenship for my children. [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson on May 17, 2011 - 25 answers

How does my British passport work?

I'm a dual British/New Zealand citizen, but I've never been to Britain/Europe. What can I do with my British Passport? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on May 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you fill in the blanks for me on this 19th century US citizenship law?

I recall reading somewhere about a 19th century American law whereby a child born in the US would be a citizen only if the father was a citizen and the child was male. It applied either to all non-whites or to only asians. I can't seem to find this anywhere. . . probably because I can barely remember the details! Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by abirdinthehand on Mar 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Canada + US + marriage = messy?

Talk to me about same-sex marriage in Canada between a citizen and a non-citizen. Rights, responsibilities, etc. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Feb 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can I find a gift that combines the ideas of being a proud new US citizen and a proud Muslim?

My Muslim man friend has recently become a US citizen. Both his faith and the goal of becoming an American are very important to him. Where online can I find a congratulations gift that combines these two things? It could be art or jewelry (maybe a pendant?), or anything really. Perhaps something on which I can include the date of his ceremony. [more inside]
posted by jenmakes on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I find all my travel outside of the US for previous passports?

I am in the middle of a process that requires that I log all my travel outside of the US since 2001. I can get every trip from 2002 onwards, but my previous passport was destroyed to prevent Identity Theft. I have a mail in to United (which was with whom I travelled exclusively that year) but I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to get this information in some other fashion.
posted by Metheglen on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the US"?

US Citizenship Questionnaire "Time Outside the United States"? I don't know all the dates I left the US, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Dec 21, 2010 - 13 answers

US Citizenship Questionnaire about Affiliations

I'm applying for US Citizenship. How should I answer the question about affiliations & groups that I'm a member of? [more inside]
posted by zaphod on Nov 29, 2010 - 10 answers

World Citizen

Earlier today there was a question about being born in the UK and citizenship. Now I'm curious...my mother is English, my father is Dutch, I was born in Canada (while my parents were living there), and I'm a naturalized US citizen. If for some reason I ever wanted to do so, which countries (if any) could I try to claim citizenship in? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Sep 12, 2010 - 24 answers

Belated dual citizenship?

My girlfriend was born in England to two USA citizens. She is now 31, a run-of-the-mill USA citizen and USA resident. Can she get dual citizenship in the EU via the UK, or is it far too late? What is the big picture? What is the first step?
posted by zeek321 on Sep 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Should I continue with my UK visa application if I might be eligible for citizenship?

What should I do with my visa application if I may be eligible for UK citizenship? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor on Aug 24, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I get an Israel passport?

How can I, a non-Israeli Jew, get an Israeli passport? [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Jul 10, 2010 - 4 answers

Italian Genealogical Records Help!

Help me find a (reputable) person or agency who can procure genealogical records from Italy (specifically Sicily) -- preferably who can communicate in English [more inside]
posted by frmrpreztaft on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

Au Canada

Would having a naturalized Canadian sibling make it easier for an American citizen to become a permanent resident of Canada? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

Should I trade my Chinese citizenship for a US one?

Should I give up my Chinese citizenship for a US one? If so, any tips or advice on going about it? Details and background inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2010 - 27 answers

How can she get legal U.S. resident status?

[immigration filter] How can someone who has overstayed her Visa gain legal status in the United States? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Applying for citizienship and getting married to a non-American

I'm applying for citizenship (USA, sending in the forms in the next few days) and also possibly getting married (not to an American) in March. Does this effect my application and/or is it a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Am I a German citizen?

Am I a German citizen--or do I qualify to become one--and how might I find out? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Jan 10, 2010 - 7 answers

dual citizenship, should I?

Eligible for a dual citizenship, should I? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 5, 2010 - 29 answers

Proof of Irish citizenship for someone born, adopted in 1880s?

Is this possible to search for (or prove the absence of) my Grandmother's Irish birth certificate and Irish citizenship from the comfort of my own armchair in the US, ideally inexpensively? [more inside]
posted by zippy on Nov 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Opportunities for a Citizen of the World (or at least the EU and US)

Are there any occupations or financial opportunities that are made possible or made better for people with dual citizenship (specifically EU and US)? [more inside]
posted by verevi on Nov 24, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I become an Israeli citizen?

My father is Jewish and my mother not. I was bar mitzvahed in a reform synagogue. What are my options for becoming an Israeli citizen? [more inside]
posted by nohat on Nov 17, 2009 - 16 answers

US/Canada customs hate me

Canadian citizen with American green card. Traveling with no passport? [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Oct 2, 2009 - 18 answers

I like Jameson's, isn't that enough?

Can I get an Irish passport? (complications inside) [more inside]
posted by lazywhinerkid on Aug 11, 2009 - 8 answers

EU and US citizen, no passport, considering move to UK - Considerations?

U.S. citizen considering potential move to U.K. within next five years. Has E.U. citizenship but no passport (citizen of Ireland via FBR - can apply for passport). What are the challenges I need to consider? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Aug 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Am I technically a Malaysian citizen?

Help me solve a mystery about myself: Am I an unknowing citizen of Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Love it or leave it

Which countries are easiest for a US citizen to move to permanently? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherSide on Jul 26, 2009 - 17 answers

Seeking recomendation for immigration attorney in Los Angeles for Italian citizenship by descent case

Please recommend an attorney -- preferably one in the Los Angeles area -- for an unusual Italian citizenship by descent case. Looking for one with knowledge of complicated 20th Century treaties regarding the former Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Italy, and Greece, and experience dealing with a lack of some typical primary citizenship evidence. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

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