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And I'm (Not) Proud To Be An American...

I have this weird hang up about my nationality that I feel is impeding my social progress in a new country. Any and all advice about how to get past this would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by lana0112 on Apr 14, 2015 - 29 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

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

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

What does it mean to be Yugoslav?

What does it mean when someone self-identifies as a Yugoslav as opposed to a Serb, Croat, etc? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Oct 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Lithuanian names, spellings and family names

I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
posted by KMH on Mar 4, 2011 - 16 answers

Dually Yours

What does a parent do to ensure their child has dual nationality? [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Apr 20, 2010 - 15 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

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

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

More than just attracted to difference?

Seeking advice and shared experiences from other people who are not attracted to people from their same racial/ethnic/national identity. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 23 answers

How to avoid politely replying to : Where are you from?

How to avoid or smartly reply to the question : WHERE ARE YOU FROM ? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2009 - 81 answers

Am I eligible to apply for Portugal citizenship?

I was surprised to learn that some EU countries will allow applications for citizenship based on decent for grandchildren and sometimes great-grandchildren of citizens. I'm having trouble tracking down whether this is the case in Portugal (and whether I would be eligible). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by the jam on Jun 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I have two passports at once?

I was born and live in the UK but I have a US passport. Can I get a UK one as well? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Mar 15, 2008 - 11 answers

I... I have to tell you something... I think I'm a dual citizen.

I think I may be a British citizen by descent. What now? [more inside]
posted by SemiSophos on Mar 14, 2008 - 11 answers

Do I Have Claim to Dual German and American Citizenship?

My mother was a native-born German citizen. My father was a native-born American citizen. I was born in the United States. Shortly thereafter, my parents divorced and my mom was granted custody of me. I lived in Germany until the age of 5, presumably as a German citizen. Then my father and his family took physical custody of me, and an American court ultimately awarded legal custody to my father. Because I was born in America, I now enjoy US citizenship. Do I still have a claim to dual German and American Citizenship? [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman on Jan 30, 2008 - 33 answers

Estne volumen in toga, an solum tibi libet me videre?

If someone is French Algerian, can they call themselves "Latin?" [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Jan 21, 2008 - 25 answers

Native Born requirement for Canada PM?

In America, you have to be born there to be President. Is there a similar law in Canada? Do you have to be Canadian-born to ever be Prime Minister, or just a citizen?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 29, 2007 - 28 answers

Are dual-US citizens required to disclose US citizenship when entering the US?

Lawfilter: Is there any actual law requiring Dual (US/Other) citizens to enter the United States as US citizens? [more inside]
posted by newatom on Jun 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Simplest way to get a visa for Iran?

What's the quickest and least painful way for a citizen of the UK / Northern Ireland to obtain an Iranian tourist visa? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Jan 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Variations on "Ottawa, Kingdom of the Netherlands".

People born in administratively unusual places? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Nov 23, 2006 - 19 answers

US-India dual citizenship

I have some questions about dual citizenship (U.S.-Indian). [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Apr 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Are people who are from countries in the British Commonwealth 'British'?

Are people who are from countries in the British Commonwealth 'British'? For instance, would you say that someone from New Zealand is 'British'? Is being 'British' cultural, or legal, or some amalgamation of the two? Anyone care to explain this to a confused Yankee?

Sorry if this has been asked before. I looked, but my google fu is not super.
posted by geekhorde on Oct 13, 2004 - 21 answers

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