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Information regarding dual citizenship

On Behalf of | Nov 29, 2018 | Citizenship |

There are some residents of the Miami area who hold dual citizenship with another country. These residents have legal rights in both countries, yet there can be legal complications that often arise with dual citizenship. There are several ways in which a person can acquire dual citizenship in the United States along with several ways in which they can lose their United States citizenship. Those who have dual citizenship or are interested in acquiring it should learn this important information.

There are many ways in which a person can acquire dual citizenship in the United States. They can be born in the United States to parents who are from another country. Or they could be born in another country to parents who are United States citizens. They can also become a citizen of the U.S. while holding on to a citizenship in another country or they can regain citizenship in their country of origin after becoming a United States citizen. Interestingly enough, the U.S. does not recognize dual citizenship, but it will also not take away a person’s United States citizenship, if they have a citizenship in another country.

There are ways in which a person can lose their United States citizenship which can include serving in another country’s military that is hostile towards the United States, formally renouncing United States citizenship in front of an authorized official or committing an act of treason against the United States.

Those who have questions regarding dual citizenship may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in immigration. An attorney can advise their client on the rights and responsibilities they have as a citizen of two countries.



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