I (20f) was born in New Zealand. My dad was a student, mom was on a work visa and they moved there with my big sister. I was an "oops" baby. They gave birth to me while they were living in NZ, and moved back home when I was 1 after dad graduated with his masters. So my parents and sister probably lived in NZ for 3 years total. I lived there for a year.
According to NZ citizenship law at the time, I was eligible to become a citizen since I was born there even though neither of my parents are citizens. However this law was changed in 2006. I was born in 2000 so the "new law" didn't apply to me since, y'know. It didn't exist.
My sister gets married. BIL had been working in NZ for two years at the time. They have a kid, only to realise that since neither BIL or sister is a NZ citizen, their kid isn't eligible. Somehow this becomes my fault? I should have told them that citizenship laws changed. I should have done this. I should have done that.
I mean it's just a google search. A sim... keep reading on reddit ➡
Dopo anni, la mia cittadinanza è stata approvata
Pet peeve of mine, sorry... not sorry.
(M27, software developer) I am from Mongolia and living in Dubai for past years, people don’t really treat “Chinese looking” people here and I being called Chinese or Filipino many times. People look down a lot and there are a lot of small unpleasant situations.
Which country would you suggest to move and what would be the most available way to move there as a software developer(sites and apps) as e.g. may be startup visa program etc. I have been thinking on Canada, easiest way would be to apply and move there for Masters degree and later on find a job, if anyone has any advice on other ways would be great.
I replied, "No, is that still a requirement".
I have read that there is significant political controversy regarding President Zelensky's proposed dual citizenship bill.
I've read some sources which have said that they fear it will result in the legalisation of Russian dual citizenship in the future, while others complain that they think its unfair that ethnically Romanian/Polish/Hungarian Ukrainians are permitted dual citizenship, while Russians are not (despite Russia being an aggressor state).
Meanwhile, others just oppose the idea of any Ukrainian having another citizenship. However, I've seen other polls in which people think it's a good idea in order to modernise, allow the return of diaspora Ukrainians, and retain Ukrainian emigrants who move abroad.
So I'm wondering. Do you support the bill? Why or why not?
My great-grandfather, Frank William Reidy (1889-1935) served in the United States Navy from 1907-1915. I've gotten his naval service record/OMPF, which has a lot of great information, but ended up raising more questions than it answered.
The crux of the issue is that I have been unable to find any records of his existence prior to his enlistment, and we have no idea who his parents are. Any time he mentions next of kin on any document, they end up not being real people or real people that have no clear connection to him (this is the case in his USN records). He gives his birthday consistently as 26 Feb 1889 in Manhattan, NY, but there are no extant birth certificates that match him, and so far I haven't been able to find him in the 1990 federal census or 1905 NY state census. I believe he was an orphan/possibly abandoned, which would explain some of these issues.
In his USN record, well into his second term of service, one of his superior officers made the no... keep reading on reddit ➡
I currently have 3 citizenships . I'm eligible for at least 1 more by descent. Am I the only one who gets a kick out of collecting citizenships?
To me it's partially about the practical side (I can theoretically live in more countries without dealing with immigration), but it also just excites me for reasons I can't really explain.
Oh jeez, I'm back.
After writing a guide that received such stark raving reviews as "Not really a guide" and "More of an opinion" I decided I'd write a MFing guide for all of you, so that you can't call me a one-trick pony.
DISCLOSURE: I'm just a guy with a pretty basic understanding of the nuance of jure sanguinis and the process, having been through it in my fairly normal situation. I'm not a lawyer, I don't want to be one, both of my in-laws are lawyers and you can imagine how that goes. So if you need legal advice, I would probably talk to a law-talkin' guy. Which again, is not me.
#So you want to be an Italian eh?
First off, why? Nah I'm just kidding I'm going to be a lot more uplifting on this one. It's cool being an Italian and getting your [pastaporto](https://external-preview.redd.it/JdjZTRClB3GZo-TgDxX0LOxuUMt-FQZYrQAanKmW8Yo.jpg?auto=webp&s=dc3bef... keep reading on reddit ➡
Background: Born in Malaysia, studied in Singapore. Scored okay in A levels and wasted 2 years in NS. All relatives except parents are in Malaysia. Can speak English, Chinese well and basic Malay. (I'm Chinese)
Parents stupidly applied for citizenship so now that I'm 21 I have to choose which citizenship to keep. (which citizenship I choose also affects which university I go to)
Does anyone have experience living long term in both countries can tell me what life is like on both sides, and what you would choose if it were you?
Currently I'm leaning toward choosing Malaysia for a variety of reasons, from more authentic culture to more laidback lifestyle to more affordable houses and cars to the abundance of land and nature and much better food.
For those of you who are nomad couples/travel for work (one spouse is a foreigner), how do you plan to continue for the next 3 years, until citizenship?
My fiance and I are entirely web based income and our lifestyle involves travelling abroad for several months of the year.
According to USCIS, green card holders can be out of the country for up to 6 months. So I assumed this is ok...and we would be able to travel half the year.
But the more I research and talk to others, it sounds like this is a VERY BAD idea because it will prevent your spouse from getting citizenship.
I don't understand why they have this rule in place, if you follow it, and it still hurts your chances of becoming a citizen.
For any of you in a similar situation, would love to hear your thoughts and how you have planned ahead for this?
I can see why many digital nomad couples (different nationalities) are not married. Because it seems that once they become married, it completely prevents them from continu... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello, I'm curious to see if I apply for Libyan citizenship as the stepson of a Libyan man. My mother was married to him till his death about seven years ago. I consider him my father by all means as he considered me his own son. Now that I'm older I'm curious if I'd qualify for citizenship. I'm currently a citizen of Sweden.
If you are a KKK member, you should lose your citizenship, if you are a Neo-Nazi, you should lose your citizenship, if you are an AntiFA member, you should lose your citizenship.
I have read threads on many country subreddits which claim that children born and raised outside of a certain country cannot be true members of that country. For example, a child born to Peruvian parents in the United States is not a "true" Peruvian because he was not born or raised in Peru, and he is therefore incorrect if he calls himself a Peruvian. However, Peru, like most other countries in the world, allows citizenship through descent. Assuming that child holds Peruvian citizenship, I believe that this individual has the full right to call himself a Peruvian. I am of the opinion that anyone who holds citizenship of a particular country has the right to call himself a member of that country, irrespective of whether he/she knows the language, customs, or culture of that country.
Edit: I realized that a better articulation of my view is that if you hold citizenship of a country, you can identify as part of it.