Can I Receive Citizenship in Another Country and Keep My Original Citizenship?
If you’re curious about having citizenship in more than one country, it is indeed possible. However, there can be a number of stipulations involved with the choice to do so. Before you can proceed with applying for citizenship in another country, you have to review the rules for dual citizenship in your home country. Not all countries allow their citizens to have dual citizenship, but if yours does, there could be limiting rules in place. As you prepare for this process, an attorney at a Waltham MA immigration law firm can assist you with the legal aspects of it. While the United States doesn’t recognize dual citizenship, it does not stop its citizens from applying. An immigration attorney at the Law Office of Gregory P. Turner will explain the rules of having citizenship in more than one country and the necessary requirements for applying.
Applying for Dual Citizenship
If you wish to apply for citizenship in another country, it is important to know the rules each country has about being a citizen and what you must do to maintain that status. Generally, a person who seeks to apply for U.S. citizenship who is a citizen in another country must:
-Be born in the United States to parents who are immigrants
-Be born outside of the United States, but have at least one parent that is a U.S. citizen
-Be a naturalized U.S. citizen
-Have regained citizenship
In addition to these requirements, there are other aspects of your personal background that will be checked. The process involves submitting forms, supporting documents, and fees to the government in order to apply. A lawyer at a Waltham MA immigration law firm can go through each step and answer all of your questions.
If you are considering dual citizenship, contact the Law Office of Gregory P. Turner for a consultation.