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    Dual Citizenship with the United States

    Dual Citizenship with the United States

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    :: Dual Citizenship: the status of an individual who is a citizen of two or more nations

    The concept of dual citizenship recognizes that a person may have and exercise rights of nationality in two countries and be subject to the responsibilities of both. The mere fact that he/she searched the right of one citizenship does not mean that he/she renounces the other.

    Nonetheless, official U.S. policy has been to discourage the incidence of dual nationality. The Government accepts but does not recognize or approve of dual nationality. The Government accepts it: "only as the result of separate conflicting laws of other countries."

    The only restrictions on dual nationals who are U.S. citizens are that nonimmigrant visas cannot be issued to U.S. citizens and they must enter the U.S. with a U.S. passport.

    The following is a partial list indicating which countries recognize dual citizenship. The list is based primarily on a survey of every country in the world. The question presented was "If a citizen of (the country in question) acquires U.S. citizenship, does he or she retain or lose (the country in question's) citizenship? In the list below, "Retain" means that the individual DOES NOT lose his or her prior citizenship upon naturalizing in the U.S. "Lose" means that the individual DOES lose his or her prior citizenship. Where possible, the list in annotated to provide additional relevant information.

    If a country is not listed, it either did not respond to the survey or there was no information otherwise available. We don't guarantee accuracy of information contained in this page. You are encouraged to confirm with the respective Embassy.

    :: List of Countries


    > ALBANIA (Retain)
    > ARGENTINA (Retain)
    > AUSTRALIA (Retain) As of April 2002
    > AUSTRIA (Lose) retaining is possible with permission.
    > AZERBAIJAN (Lose)


    > BAHRAIN (Lose)
    > BARBADOS (Retain)
    > BELGIUM (Lose)
    > BELIZE (Retain)
    > BENIN (Retain)
    > BOLIVIA (Lose)
    > BRAZIL (Retain) the individual should declare acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at a Brazilian mission or consulate.
    > BRUNEI (Lose)
    > BURKINA FASO (Retain)


    > CAMBODIA (Retain)
    > CANADA (Retain)
    > CHILE (Retain)
    > COLOMBIA (Retain)
    > COSTA RICA (Retain) effective June 27, 1995
    > CROATIA (Retain) the individual must follow specific procedures to renounce
    > CZECH REPUBLIC (Retain) As per new law signed by President Havel in 1999


    > DEMARK (Lose)
    > DOMINICA (Retain)
    > ECUADOR (Retain)


    > EL SALVADOR (Retain)
    > ESTONIA (Retain) 1940 to 1992, as formal release was required (Lose) 1992 to present


    > FINLAND (Retain)

    > FRANCE (Retain)


    > GERMANY (Lose)
    > GHANA (Retain)
    > GREECE (Retain)
    > GRENADA (Retain)
    > GUATEMALA (Retain)


    > HONDURAS (Lose)
    > HUNGARY (Retain) unless it is renounced by a declaration not given in criminal proceedings, and no tax issues apply.


    > ICELAND (Retain)
    > INDIA (Lose)
    > IRAN (Retain)
    > IRELAND (Retain)
    > ISRAEL (Retain)
    > ITALY (Retain) for Italian citizens who acquired or reacquired another citizenship after August 15, 1992. However, due notification of any (re) acquisition must be given to local Italian civil records office (or Embassy) no later than three months after its occurrence.


    > JAPAN (Lose)


    > KOREA (Lose)
    > KUWAIT (Lose)


    > LATVIA (Retain)

    > LEBANON (Retain)
    > LESOTHO (Retain)
    > LIECHTENSTEIN (Retain) with diminished rights and protections.
    > LUXEMBOURG (Lose)


    > MALAWI (Lose)
    > MALAYSIA (Lose)
    > MALTA (Retain)
    > MONACO (Lose)
    > MOROCCO (Retain)


    > NAMIBIA (Retain)
    > NEPAL (Lose)
    > NETHERLANDS (Retain under conditions)
    > NEW ZEALAND (Retain)
    > NICARAGUA (Lose)
    > NIGERIA (Retain)
    > NORWAY (Lose)


    > PAKISTAN (Retain) as of December 2002.
    > PANAMA (Retain)
    > PERU (Retain)
    > PHILIPPINES (Retain) RA 9225, which took effect on 17 September 2003, declares that former natural-born Filipino citizens who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization are deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under conditions provided in the Act

    > POLAND (Retain)
    > PORTUGAL (Retain)


    > RUSSIA (Retain) the individual's acquisition of another citizenship will usually not be acknowledged).
    > RWANDA (Lose)


    > ST. LUCIA (Retain)
    > SAUDI ARABIA (Lose)
    > SINGAPORE (Lose)
    > SLOVAK REPUBLIC (Retain) Dual US and Slovak citizenship as from 1997.

    > SLOVENIA (Retain)
    > SOUTH AFRICA (Lose) an individual loses citizenship upon becoming a US Citizen; however, citizenship may be retained upon request prior to becoming a US Citizen, or by subsequent application.
    > SPAIN (Lose)
    > SRI LANKA (Retain)
    > SWAZILAND (Lose)
    > SWEDEN (Retain)
    > SWITZERLAND (Retain)


    > TONGA (Lose)
    > TURKEY (Retain)


    > UGANDA (Retain)
    > UNITED KINGDOM (Retain)
    > URUGUAY (Retain)


    > VENEZUELA (Lose)


    > ZIMBABWE (Lose) ... nship.html
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    My close relative, who came here legally in 1946, was offered dual citizenship in Estonia, and if she paid enough money, would be able to take over her family lands. She had seen those lands during the 1980s under Soviet control, and there was rusting farm equipment in the fields, orchards overgrown (and one destroyed for a military base--lots of concrete over a former gooseberry field.) Her childhood home was so dilapitaded, with five family living in the house and the apartment in town had been blown to smithereens during the war. She ignored the notice, and when I asked about it, she basically said she would have to be crazy to try to clean up that mess.
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    I don't understand why we let people with dual citizenships hold high offices in the administration.

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    MEXICO is a "LOSE"?
    No dual citizenship?
    That's not what I remember hearing. Can someone please clarify?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShockedinCalifornia
    MEXICO is a "LOSE"?
    No dual citizenship?
    That's not what I remember hearing. Can someone please clarify?
    I think I heard that changed a while back for Mexicans who move here and get American citizenship so that they can still vote in Mexican elections.

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    * It will strengthen links among Mexicans at home and abroad.

    * It will allow Mexicans to keep their nationality after adopting another one from a foreign country.

    * It will give individuals who may have lost their Mexican nationality, an opportunity to recover it.

    The Nationality law which allows the preservation of Mexican nationality, regardless of the acquisition of another nationality or citizenship, is effective as of march 20th, 1998.

    This law, which is based upon a constitutional reform approved unanimously by the Mexican Congress on December 1996, will allow Mexicans who live abroad and decide to adopt a foreign nationality or citizenship, to keep their Mexican nationality. It will also allow those individuals who were originally Mexicans and are now citizens of another country, to regain Mexican nationality.

    1.- Background

    The Mexican provisions regarding nationality, in effect over the last decades, stated that any Mexican who obtained another nationality would lose their Mexican nationality.

    This has implied that Mexicans living abroad have had a face a dilemma regarding naturalization: on the one hand, if they became naturalized in their host countries in order to improve their migratory and legal status, they lost their Mexican nationality and all of their rights. On the other hand, if they did not obtain another nationality so as to retain the Mexican one, they were unable to fully exercise their rights in their host country.

    In order to find a solution to this matter, on December 10, 1996, the Mexican Congress approved President Ernesto Zedillo's initiative regarding Articles 30, 32 and 37 of the Constitution which allows Mexicans to preserve their nationality, regardless of acquisition of another nationality or citizenship.

    These reforms will also allow those Mexicans who are already citizens of another country to regain Mexican nationality.
    2.- Who may benefit from this amendment

    Mexicans living abroad, and willing to be naturalized as citizens of their host country, will be able to obtain that nationality while preserving the Mexican one.

    Mexicans who have already acquired another nationality will be able to regain the Mexican one. Children of Mexicans at birth or naturalized will be able to acquire Mexican nationality.

    For those Mexicans who have lost their nationality, there will be a period of five years, beginning the day of the entry into force of the amendment, in which they may recover it. The procedure of the followed is ready to be implemented as of March 20, 1998 and its simplicity and efficacy are ensured.
    3.- Main benefits

    The constitutional reforms and the new law provide the necessary legal framework to the principle of "Non-forfeit of Mexican Nationality", a long awaited demand be Mexicans living abroad. These Mexicans communities have long wished to preserve the rights the Mexican Constitution grants to its nationals and to maintain cultural and family ties with Mexico.

    Mexicans living abroad will be free to travel and live in Mexico whenever they wish to do so, without having to comply with complicated formalities or apply for permits required for foreigners.

    They will be able to buy land without any of the restrictions applied for foreigners. Likewise, none of the restrictions regarding inheritance and employment, concerning foreigners, can be applied.

    Mexicans who regain nationality will continue to pay taxes in the country where they reside and earn income.

    Mexicans living abroad will not be required to serve in the Mexican armed forces. They will only be required to register at the age of 18, either in Mexico or at its consulates or embassies.
    4.- Implications on Voting Rights

    Unlike other countries, Mexican legislation establishes a distinction between nationality and citizenship. Nationality refers to how people feel they belong to their country. Nationality is based on one's place of birth and the origins on one's parents. Citizenship implies nationality, as well as, the exercising of political rights which are acquired upon reaching legal age and residence among other requisites. The constitutional reform only modifies provisions related to nationality.

    This amendment is not related in any way with the right to vote. So far, no Mexican living abroad is able to vote in any election held in Mexican territory.

    Voting is related with citizenship. Thus, the possibility of eventually voting abroad is being separately analyzed and, in any case, would be regulated by The Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures. Thus, the nationality constitutional amendment and law do not affect voting matters.

    The Mexican Government is granting the opportunity to people of Mexican decent who are naturalized citizens or citizen by birth of another country, to recover their Mexican Nationality.

    To obtain the Declaration of Mexican Nationality, the interested party must meet the following:


    Be at least 18 years of age and of sound mind.

    Complete the application at the Mexican Consulate.

    Present the following documents in original and two photocopies:

    If the person was born in United States:

    A Certified copy of the Birth Certificate, apostilled by the Secretary of State of the issuing authority.

    Original or certified copies of the Mexican father or mother's birth certificate.

    If the person was born in Mexico

    Original or certified copy of the birth certificate.

    Married women need to present the marriage certificate.

    Document that proves the U.S. citizenship (i.e. passport or Certificate of Naturalization).

    Official picture ID (i.e. Driver's license, passport, California ID, etc.)

    Two-passport size photos.

    This is a toll free process; the Mexican Consulate is the only autorizated institution to complete it. Upon receiving the Declaration of Mexican Nationality, a $14.00 fee will be assessed.


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    401 5th Street, NW
    Albuquerque, NM 87102 *MAP
    Phone(505) 247-2147, 247-4177
    Fax (505) 842-9490
    2600 Apple Valley Road
    Atlanta, GA 30319*MAP
    Phone (404) 266-2233
    Fax (404) 266-2309
    200 East 6th Street, Suite 200
    Austin, TX 78701*MAP
    Phone (512) 478-2866/478-2300
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    20 Park Plaza, Suite 506
    Boston, MA 02116*MAP
    Phone (617) 426-4181, 426-4942
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    724 East Elizabeth Street
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    Brownsville, TX 78520*MAP
    Phone (210) 542-2051/542-4431
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    331 West 2nd Street
    Calexico, CA 92231*MAP
    Phone (760) 357-3863/4132
    Fax (760) 357-6284

    300 N. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60601 *MAP
    Phone (312) 855-1380/ 855-0066
    Fax (312) 855-9257
    8800 N. Shoreline 410 N Tower
    Corpus Christi, TX 78401*MAP
    Phone (512) 882-3375/7366
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    8855 Stemmons Freeway
    Dallas, TX 75247*MAP
    Phone (214) 630-7341/ 630-7343
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    300 E. Losoya
    Del Rio, TX 78840*MAP
    Phone (830) 774-5031
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    48 Steele St.
    Denver, CO 80206*MAP
    Phone (303) 331-1867/ 8392823
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    600 Renaissance Street, Suite 1510
    Detroit, MI 48243
    Phone (313) 567-7713/7726
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    541 10th Street
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    Phone (520) 364-3107, 364-3142
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    140 N. Adams Street
    Eagle Pass, TX 78852*MAP
    Phone (830) 773-9255/773-63
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    910 East San Antonio Street
    El Paso, TX 79901*MAP
    Phone (915) 533-3644/4082
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    830 Van Ness Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93721*MAP
    Phone (209) 233-3065/9770
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    10440 West Office Street
    Houston, TX 77042
    Phone (713) 339-4701/ 339-5473
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    1612 Farragut Street
    Laredo, TX 78040*MAP
    Phone (956) 723-6369/0990
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    2401 West 6th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90057*MAP
    Phone (213) 351-6800/ 651-6825
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    Mc Allen, TX 78040*MAP
    Phone (956) 686-0243
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    1200 N.W. 78th Avenue, Suite 200
    Miami, FL 33126*MAP
    Phone (305) 716-4977/, 716-0898
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    511 West Ohio Street, 121
    Midland, TX 79701*MAP
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    1140 WTC Building 2 Canal St , suite 840
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    Phone (504) 522-3596/97, 533-3697/98
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    27 East 39 Street 10016
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    Phone (212) 217-6400

    480 North Grand Avenue
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    Phone (520) 287-2521, (800) 285-1626
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    Phone (407) 894-0514
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    201 East 4th Street
    Oxnard, CA 93030*MAP
    Phone (805) 483-4684/8066
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    Philadelphia PA19106*MAP
    Phone (215) 992-4262/ 922-3834
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    1990 West Camel Back Road, Suite 110
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    Phone (602) 242-7398, 441-3287
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    Phone (503) 274-1442/50
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    716 J Street/ 1010 8th Street
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    870 Market Street, Suite 528
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    Phone (520) 882-5595
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    Mexican Dual Citizenship

    Posted by jennifer rose on January 25, 1999

    Although “citizenshipâ€

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    Here's this older article again from 2003 that rings true.

    Critics decry Mexican dual citizenship
    Fox government wants permanent right
    for immigrants to divide their loyalties

    Posted: April 18, 2003
    1:00 am Eastern

    By Jon Dougherty
    © 2009

    The Mexican government is planning to change its constitution to establish a permanent right for those born in Mexico and living in other nations to obtain dual citizenship, a move criticized by some U.S. immigration experts as counterproductive to American interests.

    The changes, reports the Santa Barbara News Press, would allow Mexicans naturalized abroad to participate in their native country's election process, as well as own land.

    In 1998, Mexican lawmakers passed a constitutional amendment allowing Mexicans who had become citizens of another country to apply for dual citizenship. The window closed March 20, however.

    Now, however, Mexico's senate has passed a bill allowing for dual citizenship with no time limit – a measure supported by Mexican President Vicente Fox and most Mexican citizens. Mexican officials estimate that 10 million people born in Mexico currently live in the U.S., and 3 million have become American citizens.

    Supporters believe the changes in Mexican law – which, as a constitutional amendment, requires approval by the Chamber of Deputies (lower house) and 17 of the country's 32 states – would be beneficial for immigrants. But opponents say the Fox administration is only considering Mexico's interests, not those of its northern neighbor.

    David Ray, communications director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said there could be dire political and cultural implications for the U.S.

    "There's a growing number of U.S. citizens whose umbilical cord is attached to the Mexican government," he told WorldNetDaily. "That will have huge political ramifications in upcoming U.S. domestic policy debates, particularly in immigration and trade."

    Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, also believes Mexican dual citizenship will have a negative impact on the U.S.

    "In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, dual citizenship is a 'self-evident absurdity,'" Krikorian told WND in an interview. "You can no more be a genuine citizen of two countries than you can adhere to two different religions at the same time."

    Ray described the dual citizenship concept as "an overall strategy" by Mexico City to "leverage its political clout … through pressure and mobilization of their dual citizens."

    "It's really unprecedented in American history the amount of direct lobbying that's going on here by the Mexican government to obtain their political goals," he said. "There's an increased move for dual citizenship. You have [Fox] lobbying [the U.S. government] for an amnesty for illegal immigrants. You have Mexican consulates pushing for recognition of the 'matricula consular' cards, which are issued to illegal immigrants. You have the consulates pushing for in-state tuition for illegal alien Mexican students."

    Mexico's foreign ministry says 30,000 Mexican-born nationals who renounced their citizenship became dual citizens within the past three years, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reported. Millions more could if Mexico amends its constitution to allow native-born citizens living abroad unlimited time to apply.

    "We just can't sustain these kinds of demands on our resources," Diana Hull, president of Californians for Population Stabilization, a Santa Barbara nonprofit group, told the News Press. "It's not a question of who the people are, but how many are coming."

    Krikorian added that "dual citizenship is especially dangerous for the United States" because "as a nation not based on common blood or church, but on shared ideals and history, the formal attachment of some of our people to another country's ideals and history creates the potential for enormous problems."

    He also sees a Mexican agenda: "This is part of a broader Mexican campaign, not to reconquer lost territories but to establish a kind of shared sovereignty over part of the American population." ... E_ID=32119

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