Dual Citizenship

Questions regarding holding valid citizenship in more than one country at a time.

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Can you have citizenship to three countries?


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Does your marriage in Brazil valid in US?

If 2 Brazilians get married in Brazil, then yes. If two United States citizens want to get married in Brazil but want to continue to live in the United States, they will need to go to a U.S. government website that specifies what is needed to make the marriage valid in the United States as well as in Brazil.

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What us president refused to use the telephone while in office?

Calvin Coolidge

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Who pays for airline tickets for people getting deported?

The individual should pay all the costs. Sometimes, some countries, assist their citizens in foreign countries if they get deported. However, they must pay back all the money to their own country as soon as they repatriate.

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How can a newly married couple stop fighting about money?

We went to a couples communication class. (Talking and Listening Together by Sherod and Phyllis Miller) We learned how to talk to one another about subjects and to hear each other out. The other piece that was really important to us was to be able to state the issue and then ask the other for a day and time to talk about the issue, using the format. So, since we had two very different opinions, habits and defensiveness, our day was Saturday mornings for a "financial meeting." We paid bills and planned how we would spend/save/invest our upcoming pay. We had to formalize it this way for about six months, and now we are able to do it less formally. Another thing we did was to go to a fee-based financial planner. We paid a set fee and can seek her advice on anything for a year, plus she helped us with an overall plan. Another good book was "Degunking your Personal Finances." By the way, our accounts are all joint, and though we each have our strong points, we each have the same information about matters.

come up with a plan, create a budget, list your expenses, your income, set a goal.

I believe a couple should split the bills equally, other expenses should be split as the need arises, after the necessities are covered, each should have their own accounts to pay for their own wants/toys. This way the bills are taken care of, and the responsible of the pair can have what they want, the irresponsible can deal with their problem without affecting the other.

The budget advice is very important and useful but equally essential is to understand that it's often not really about the money.

Ask yourself and your partner what the real conflict is. Often a set of smaller issues can build up and turn into what looks like a money argument.

If it really is about the money then maybe one of you is better at money handling than the other. If so, don't hand off all the responsibility but try to learn from each other.

It helped my husband and I to stop fighting about money when we agreed one of us needed to be in charge over the finances. My husband is far more disciplined when it comes to money than I am; therefore it just made sense for him to be in control of it and how it gets spent.

Money is always the #1 issue with newlyweds. My husband & I also settled the arguing with me handling all the money issues instead of him. He is not good with money.

1. Decide who will be responsible for the bills 2. Open up ONE joint account where all money will be depositied- then pay the bills. 3. Set a "monthly allowance" for you and your husband, that is deposited in SEPERATE accounts.

Do not divide the bills. That creates a sense of separate and division and often times leads to arguments. Think- "Why am i paying X amount of dollars, and he is only paying Q amount?"

"How can a newly married couple stop fighting about money?"

My advice, marry a man with plenty of it.

Best Wishes For The Future...

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How can a Canadian apply for Mexican citizenship?

By making an official application at a Mexican Consulate in Canada. I know of no foreign born non-Latino that has acquired Mexican citizenship. Maybe this person meant to say "resident status"? Not citizenship. I am a Mexican citizen with a "green card." I know that virtually any foreigner can become a permanent resident in Mexico (I wish immigration laws were that easy in the US!) Citizenship, however, may be a little more complicated. 1st of all you'll need to complete residence in Mexico, This is done with an FM2. Every year you need it approved by Immigration for 5 years. On the 6th year your will receive your last stamp from Immigration Dept. which makes you and permanent resident. Then you may apply for ciitzenship with SRE (Secretary of Exterior Relations)in Mexico. Then you must wait 6-8 months while they review your case and decide if you will receive citizenship or not.

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What are the requirements for an American to hold dual citizenship in the US and Mexico?

The individual would have to be deemed a U.S. citizen by birth, and also deemed a Mexican citizen under Mexican law. Here's why:

The United States has two types of citizenship, citizenship by birth and citizenship by naturalization.

U.S. citizenship by birth and "dual citizenship"

The specification of what characteristics must accrue to those accorded U.S. citizenship by birth is primarily set forth in Title 8, United States Code, section 1401, but 8 U.S.C. §1401a, 8 U.S.C. §1402, 8 U.S.C. §1403, 8 U.S.C. §1404, 8 U.S.C. §1405, 8 U.S.C. §1406, 8 U.S.C. §1407, 8 U.S.C. §1408, and 8 U.S.C. §1409 also speak to this.

Some of those accorded U.S. citizenship by birth include persons born outside the United States. For instance, inter alia, 8 U.S.C. §1401(c), 8 U.S.C. §1401(d), 8 U.S.C. §1401(g) and 8 U.S.C. §1401(h) specify characteristics accruing to individuals who are considered U.S. citizens by birth, but who are born outside the geographical boundaries of the United States. This is the American jus sanguinis.

It is therefore corollary to this status that those individuals are both entitled to U.S. citizenship by birth through the jus sanguinis and citizenship in and of the relevant foreign nation through that nation's jus soli. That is, when one is a U.S. citizen by birth because one has the characteristics accruing to oneself that are specified in 8 U.S.C. §1401 et seq., it is a matter of birth, and not choice.

Therefore, by the jus soli as to both countries, one is a U.S. citizen by birth and in some way is subject to the citizenship laws of the foreign nation, simultaneously. This status is what is meant by the term "dual citizenship".

U.S. citizenship by naturalization and the legal impossibility of "dual citizenship"

U.S. citizenship by naturalization, however, stands in contrast to this. Particularly instructive about U.S. citizenship by naturalization, set forth in Title 8, United States Code, section 1421, et seq., is 8 U.S.C. §1448(a)(2):

"[a] person who has applied for naturalization shall, in order to be and before being admitted to citizenship, take in a public ceremony before the Attorney General or a court with jurisdiction under section 1421(b) of this title an oath:


to renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen[.]"

What this means is that under U.S. law, at the moment of naturalization, by U.S. law one is no longer a citizen of the nation from which one originated, and henceforth is only a U.S. citizen. Therefore, for naturalized citizens of the United States, it is legally impossible to be a "dual citizen". Answer

The US does not technically recognize dual citizenship. If you are a US Citizen, then under US law you are just that - a US citizen - just like any other US citizen.

That much being said, however, if some other nation choses to recognize you as a citizen of their country under the laws of their country then that is fine, it is not illegal or prohibited - it is just neither here nor there to the US.

As the second answer above indicates, some people are ipso facto dual citizens without ever applying to or even intending to become such, but simply through the action of the laws of the various countries involved.

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Diversity of citizenship may be a basis for?

Federal court jurisdiction.

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Does a child of two illegal immigrants acquire US citizenship by being born in the US?


Originally, several of the legislative creators of the 14th amendment intended that the children of foreign citizens born in the US would NOT be US citizens.

Section 1 of the 14th Amendment states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

While the original drafters proposed the idea that foreign citizens were not "subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" and therefore their children born in the US would not be US citizens, this idea does not appear to have been of any concern during revisions of the Amendment. It appears NOT to have been a substantive question addressed by either the House or Senate, with most of the focus in writing the 14th Amendment being on excluding Native Americans from citizenship, and on related issues around revocation of citizenship.

The wording of the 14th Amendment was changed with no real debate about its impact on US-born children of foreign citizens. During ratification in the US Senate, there is no record of any objection to this change in wording, and no mention of caring about its impact on US-born children. The issue appears to have either been completely overlooked, or ignored.

This left the final wording a bit vague, with no real legislative record as to the meaning intended by Congress. The Supreme Court, in an 1898 decision known as U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, settled this vagueness with an interpretation that children of foreign citizens born in the US soil are US citizens.

A new Supreme Court decision overturning this precedent or a new Amendment superseding the 14th Amendment would be necessary for children of illegal aliens to be excluded from citizenship.

AnswerAt the current time, any child born on US soil regardless of the status of the parents becomes a US citizen. Answer

This is true, anyone born on American soil is an American citizen. Most illegal think that by having their children in America, that they will be able to stay here when caught. That is wrong. America will not deport the child, but the parent will be deported. If it is not a deportation because of an arrest, they will be able to take their children with them. However, if it is deportation because of a criminal arrest, the children will be placed in foster care of with a legal family member. The child's citizenship status has nothing to do with the parent's status.

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If an American citizen marries an illegal Mexican immigrant and records the license in his county is the marriage considered to be legitimate?

Yes. It is not necessary to record the marriage in Mexico for it to be considered legitimate. For immigration purposes, any marriage which meets all of the following criteria is legitimate:

1) The marriage was legal in the place where it happened.

2) All other prior marriages were legally terminated before the marriage took place.

3) The two parties were of the opposite sex.

4) Both parties were physically present at the ceremony, unless longstanding cultural or religious traditions forbid such.

5) The marriage has been consumated. (The couple has had sex at least once since the marriage.

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How can a foreigner acquire Indian citizenship?

foreigners who wish to become Indian citizens should show residence in India for 13 years ,give up citizenship of any other country and should nave knowledge of any one language of India.

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How can somebody who entered the country with a tourist visa when they were a minor but overstayed become a resident alien immediately?

There is no way for that person to becme a citizen immediately. Once the children reach the age of 21, they can sponsor the person for residency, but it is a long process.

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Would you lose your US citizenship if you were to resume the Canadian citizenship you had at birth?


See US Citizenship and Moving Abroad.

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Can marrying a U.S. citizen with prior convictions make you non-eligible for U.S. citizenship?

It depends on a lot of things. If the US citizen has past convictions, that doesn't matter. If the alien has past convictions, that can make a big difference, however. Nobody becomes eligible for citizenship by getting married. They do become eligible for a greencard. That does not mean that they'll actually get the greencard, though. The citizen spouse has to sponsor the alien. The process is long and costly. Once the alien gets the greencard, s/he can apply for citizenship after three years, but it is not a guarantee that s/he will get it.

no it cant.you are your own person his conviction are not about you good luck

Ih the petitioner with the convictions has served his time and has been cleared from all his dues, then he is still eligible for petitioning somebody. But there is a big chance that the immigration officer will ask a lot of questions and will be most likely put on Admisnitrative Review. If the petitioner has minor convictions, the chances of petitioning somebody is higher but if the petitioner had major convictions like spousal abuse, murder, etc, it would be a really really hard rocess. He will definitely need a lawyer.

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If your mother was born in Canada then married your father who is a U.S. citizen can you hold duel citizenship?

The short answer is Yes, BUT, it depends on a number of factors, such as how long ago the Mother came to the USA? Did they ever apply for Canadian citizenship on your behalf? It is NOT a cut and dried situation, quite complicated, actually.

THe best course od action is to call the closest Canadian Consulate to where you live in the USA, (check the internet for phone numbers ), and ask for an Information Officer, then set out your facts, and ask for an opinion about your case.

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Where to pay taxes if you have dual citizenship in the US and Germany?

The US does not officially recognize "dual citizenship." That doesn't mean it's illegal or anything, just that they don't care: if you are a US citizen, then you pay US income tax, regardless of whether or not you are a citizen of some other country as well.

I don't know what the German rules are, but it's at least possible you could have to pay income tax to both.

If you're living in one country and could theoretically claim citizenship in the other but haven't done so yet, as far as taxes are concerned you could be better off just ignoring your potential citizenship.

If you're living in Germany, the US does have treaties with some countries which allow US citizens living abroad to deduct taxes paid to those countries from their income for US tax purposes, at least partly. You should contact the IRS for their publications on tax treaties and citizens living abroad (publications 54 and 901, I believe).

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Can two or more persons travel using a single passport?

This is no longer possible. In the past, the husband's passport took care of the wife and family, but not any more. Even an infant is required to have a passport, this prevents one spouse from leaving the country without the knowledge of the other spouse, a more common occurance then one would like to admit.

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What are the 5 elements of civilization?

1. advanced cities (including things such as homes, palaces, churches, or pyramids)

2. specialized workers (anything from farmers to doctors)

3. complex institution (schools, businesses, shops...)

4. record keeping (birth records, death records...)

5. advanced technology (anything from the wheel to computers)

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Minimum ielts required for Canada student visa?

Criteria for SPP Canada Student Visa..................

1. Age - Up to 35 Years.

2. Process Time - 15 days for visa procedure.

3. Qualification: 12th or All Diploma Holders like - 10+3, 10+2+3 or All Bachelor's Degree or all Master's Degree (Academic 50% or 55 % or Second Class or above).

4. Academic IELTS: Minimum 5.5 to 6.0 overall Band or above.

5. 1 year Graduate Diploma required 6.5 Bands Programme like Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing some colleges required overall 7 Bands.

6. College Fees - CAD $11,000 to 12,000 for one year Tuition fees.

You must have to pay tuition fee in advance

7. Bank Finance: 5, 00,000 to 7, 50,000 lacs (Education Loan is must & Only Education Loan is acceptable) - Depend on Tuition fees paid by Student to respective College for one or two semesters.

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I dont want to give my wife a divorce what can i do?

Without getting a legal divorce, you are for still married. Legal separation only means that you are estranged and not living together anymore, but you are still married in every sense of the law, and cannot return to having a 'single' status. This is always a tough time for couples - if two people have reached a point where there is no reconcilliation between them, and no professional assistance seems to help, then there is no reason in the world to stay together. If there are childred involved in this marriage, the scenario becomes more complicated. To accept divorce, the man, in most all cases, will have to pay child and spousal support, which can take up to 49% of your gross income away from you through wage garnishments. I hate to see any marriage go on the rocks, but if the spark is gone, then it's time to get on with life and start out all over again. I speak from personal experience - I made the fresh start - one of the best decissions I made in my life, and I am much happier now than I've been in a long while.

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Will an American marrying a Slovenian give him US citizenship and her EU citizenship?

No on both accounts. Marriage would only increase the likelyhood that he would later on obtain citizenship, and with you, you would actually have to be in Slovenia for x number of years, or if ever to obtain legality in that country. It's a long drawn out process on both sides. Here in the states, it has become an expensive process as well. Go check out the immigration laws on the internet. You will soon find that it is not all that fun.

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You want to marry with some one british girl tell you what to do for it And you can chat with her and you are male 20 avalable for girls?

yes i want to marry with some one british girl..i like british peoples i always said to everyone i hope i will marry with british girl.i can chat with her any time.by mail by cell phone i m 24 years old and i am doing a job and also studying..is there is any girl who wanna marry me i will keep her so happy

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What does citizenship in the nation mean?

It means to be a citizen in the nation.

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What rights do you lose if convicted of felony theft in Illinois?

If you are on probation, you loose the right to vote until you go to the government and fill out an aplication to get your voting rights and your ability to carry a firearm. In addition, you may never have or carry a firearm, for any reason, not even for hunting purposes.

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Can a person with a federal offense apply for US citizenship?

well, it depends on how big your offense is. but that's up to the USCIS officers to decide.


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