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Does the United States recognize Dual Citizenship?
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Does the United States recognize Dual Citizenship?

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Thanks everybody. Jamie and dognhorsemom, thanks for the links.


Yes, with Ireland and Israel. My wife has American/Irish citizenship.

Jaguar may be correct about Canadian law, but is mistaken about US law. Here is the State Department's official word on the subject: look where it says, "U.S. citizens are subject to loss of citizenship if they perform certain acts voluntarily and with the intention to relinquish U.S. citizenship." That last clause is vital. If you do not intend to relinquish US citizenship, you can acquire any number of other nationalities without risk.

I think with Canada onlly

Yes it do. You can always keep another Citizenship while you are American.

They must, since my son is a dual citizen! Actually, the US considers dual nationals to be US citizens and ignores the citizenship laws of other countries. So if you are a US citizen, the last thing you should do is to try to enter the United States using a foreign passport.

I have represented clients who are citizens of 3, 4 or even 5 different countries. For an interesting write-up by the US Dept. of State on dual nationality, see:

http://shusterman.com/toc-usc.html and scroll down to "Dual Nationality"

The United States does not prohibit dual citizenship, nor does it encourage dual citizenship.

No they don't!! Your original country by birth should be!

That is, if you are born anywhere in the world except US and become a American Citizen, then you are considered as a Naturalised American Citizen and from your original country by birth. And if your original country by birth still accepts you as their citizen then you are considered dual citizen in your original country by birth and NOT in the US.

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Yes, and not just with Canada.

Beetle bug
Tommy is right. It is upto your country of birth or any other country that you take citizenship to accept that you hold dual nationality. For example, as an Indian, if you take up any other citizenship, you have to relinquish your Indian citizenship and you are only eligible for an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Person of Indian Origin (PIO) status which takes away some of your basic rights as an Indian citizen like right to vote and ownership of land.

yes they do, i am dual and you can never change you birth cirtificiate. no matter were you go they have to honor that. i live it and live on a border town so i am living proof.

Yes but canada does the real stuff

The US does NOT recognize dual citizenship. However the US cannot cancel your citizenship in another country.
Its a little confusing, but let me explain my situation.
I was born in Canada, so I am a Canadian citizen. I moved to the US and became a citizen on the US. The US government considers me an American Citizen, the Canadian government recognizes me and a dual citizen.
If you are born an American, and move somewhere else and become a citizen of Canada (or any other country) then the US will no longer recognize your American Citizenship....
Does that make sense?

Yes. They do. I would check with the state department to make sure they will accept it if it involves traveling back in further from said country.

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