Which Countries Allow Dual Citizenship in 2020?

Dateline: Wroclaw, Poland

Obtaining a second citizenship is an important step in internationalizing your life so that no one country can control your freedom or your wealth.

And here at Nomad Capitalist, we help people like you do just that.

But having a second passport isn’t ideal if you have to relinquish your original citizenship in order to get it. That’s just trading one passport for another. In some cases, that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it all depends on which country you’re trading up to.

While more and more countries are allowing dual citizenship, several dual citizenship countries are beginning to crack down on their citizens with multiple nationalities.

And, of course, there are countries where dual citizenship is strictly forbidden. This list is updated for 2020 and takes into account several European countries which are taking on the prevailing trend of more liberal policies toward people holding multiple citizenships.

Here is a list of countries that allow dual citizenship, as well as countries that do not allow dual nationality.

Countries that allow dual citizenship

*Countries with an asterisk allow dual citizenship under select conditions only.

Albania. Albania generally allows dual citizenship.

Australia. The Australian government claims that it is possible to hold citizenship for two or more countries as far as they’re concerned. This applies to those who obtain another nationality automatically, such as through marriage, or through a residency or other application process.

Barbados. Barbados not only allows Barbadian citizens to maintain a second nationality, they actually encourage those living overseas to keep this potential benefit in mind.

Bangladesh.  In case you have the urge to become a naturalized citizen of this South Asian nation, be careful not to be sentenced to a long prison term or incur a criminal fine within five years of your new citizenship. Doing so could void your naturalization. Otherwise, Bangladesh citizens are not eligible to lose their citizens, including when obtaining another nationality.

Belgium. Belgium used to be one of the easiest and best countries in which to obtain a second citizenship. In fact, it was possible to become a Belgian citizen in as quickly as three years if you established ties in the country and kept your nose clean. While it now takes five years at a bare minimum — and as many as nine — to become naturalized in Belgium, the good news it that existing Belgian citizens are eligible to hold dual citizenship as of 2008.

Bulgaria*. Ethnic Bulgarians are entitled to maintain multiple nationalities without having to give up their Bulgarian passport. Those that did relinquish citizenship in the past may be able to get it back. However, those being naturalized as Bulgarians must renounce other nationalities upon becoming citizens.

Canada. Canada is one of the more interesting case studies regarding dual citizenship. Due to its proximity to The Land of the Free, some Canadians were actually born in the United States and don’t know they hold a second nationality (in this case, the United States). Canada seems to encourage its citizens to utilize their status of dual nationality, and certainly allows it. They do suggest you enter the country of your second citizenship using your Canadian passport, though, which may not be allowed under the second country’s rules.

Chile. Contrary to what other people might tell you, Chile allows dual nationality.

Costa Rica. Costa Rica is one of the Americas’ hardest countries in which to become naturalized, but all Costa Rican citizens may maintain other nationalities without issue.

Croatia*. Ethnic Croatians who obtained citizenship by birth or by descent from at least one parent may maintain other nationalities. However, those who become naturalized Croatians must renounce all other citizenships, or be prepared to do so, before receiving Croatian citizenship.

Cyprus. Considering that Cyprus markets its own (expensive) economic citizenship program, it only makes sense that Cyprus allows you to maintain additional citizenships.

Czech Republic. Nationalists in the Czech Republic worked to uphold a long-standing tradition of forbidding citizens from having other allegiances. However, as of 2014, the Czech Republic allows for multiple nationalities. It is part of their effort to further align themselves with the policies of the EU. Former Czech nationals who lost their citizenship can apply for reinstatement.

Denmark. For years, Denmark has restricted its citizens to be Danish… or choose to be something else. However, as of 2015 it allows dual citizenship.

Egypt. Egyptian citizens may obtain multiple nationalities. However, they must notify the “proper” Egyptian authorities first. There is no such thing as private second citizenship without jeopardizing Egyptian citizenship. Citizens must also inform the government of their intent to keep Egyptian citizenship within one year of obtaining the foreign citizenship. Egyptian dual nationals are exempt from military service and prohibited from enrolling in military and police academies, or from being elected to Egyptian Parliament. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Finland where dual citizenship is allowed

The Finish Coast: In 2003, Finland became one of many countries that allow dual citizenship.

Finland. As of 2003, Finnish citizens are entitled to hold dual citizenships. Those who lost citizenship prior to 2003 had a window in which they could apply to have their former citizenship reinstated; this window closed several years ago. Those naturalized as Finnish citizens are permitted to keep their original citizenship, as well.

France. French citizens are entitled to hold dual or multiple citizenships, and have been for several decades. In addition, France denounced a Council of Europe proposal that attempted to reduce cases of multiple nationalities.

Germany*. The German cabinet just gave the go-ahead to allow Germans to maintain dual citizenship. However, there is a catch. This draft law, which has yet to pass into law, will apply only to young people. Historically, those with foreign-born parents had to choose between their parents’ nationality and German nationality once they became an adult. The law proposes to change that.

Greece. Greek citizens are allowed to maintain dual citizenships unless they request to renounce Greek citizenship. Renunciation of Greek citizenship is subject to completion of any military service requirement. It’s possible to obtain second residency in Greece and work toward citizenship, but the government won’t be on your side.

Hungary. Hungary flirted with its own economic citizenship program (as well as citizenship-based taxation) and does allow its citizens to maintain multiple citizenships.

Iceland. Much like Finland, Iceland overturned its ban on holding more than one citizenship in 2003 and offered those who lost Icelandic status under the old system four years to apply for reinstatement.

Ireland. Like Israel and Italy, Ireland allows those with Irish ancestors to claim an Irish passport. In fact, there are some 14 million Irish passports in circulation, despite the country having a much, much smaller population. Ireland does allow dual citizenship.

Israel. In an attempt to increase the roster of Israeli citizens and Jews with Israeli passports, Israel has a very straightforward passport program through the Law of Return. Israel is more than happy to allow its citizens to maintain dual nationality.

Italy. Italy considers anyone with Italian bloodlines an Italian citizen… even before you apply to claim an ancestral passport. As long as you can prove your Italian ancestry, you can become an Italian citizen. Italy does not require you to renounce other citizenships when you follow this procedure, or when you become a naturalized citizen through residence.

Jamaica. According to Jamaica’s own consulate websites, the country recognizes dual citizenship.

Kosovo. Many Kosovars have special, recognizable Serbian passports issued from a special passport unit in Belgrade, as Serbia still does not recognize Kosovo as an independent state. Due to many Kosovaars having Serbian citizenship, and even third citizenships in places they migrated to (such as Germany), Kosovo allows dual citizenship.

Latvia. The Baltic country recently liberalized its laws to allow Latvians to hold another nationality (or more than one). This is a great opportunity for those who obtain Latvian residency by starting a business or investing in real estate, and have the eventual goal of becoming Latvian citizens.

Malta. Malta’s $1 million economic citizenship program allows anyone to become Maltese within one year without relinquishing their existing citizenships. This goes hand-in-hand with their favorable view on dual citizenships.

Mexico. A Mexican at birth may acquire other nationalities, but will always be considered Mexican by the Mexican government. Furthermore, all Mexican citizens must enter and leave the country on his or her Mexican passport. They may also be prohibited from partaking in certain investments within the country.

Nigeria. Nigerians may have more than one citizenship, despite some limited public pressure against the practice in the African country.

Pakistan. Due to a growing number of Pakistanis living overseas, the government now recognizes dual citizenship for Pakistan citizens under most circumstances. However, dual citizens are forbidden from certain voting rights, serving in the military, or holding any number of public offices or even civil servant jobs. Not a bad trade-off.

Panama.* Technically, Panama forbids dual citizenship. In practice, however, things are a bit different. During the naturalization process, the Panamanian government will require you to take an oath that includes the renunciation of your previous citizenship. Nevertheless, many countries (including the United States) don’t recognize this oath as part of relinquishing your existing citizenship. That being said, second residence (and an eventual second passport) in Panama can be obtained rather easily by citizens of any of 50 “friendly nations” — namely most Western countries — making dual citizenship an important part of the country.

Machu Picchu in Peru where dual citizenship is allowed

Machu Picchu, Peru: many countries in Latin America allow dual citizenship, including Peru.

Peru. Similar to some other Latin countries, Peru’s Constitution allows citizens of other Latin countries (including Spain) who become naturalized citizens to maintain their previous nationality. In practice, dual citizenship is allowed in many cases.

Philippines. Obtaining citizenship in the Philippines is nearly impossible for foreigners (although residency is easy), but Filipinos who obtain a second citizenship usually don’t lose their Filipino passport. If they do, however, there is a process to get it back.

Portugal. Portugal allows dual citizenship, and also offers an easy residency program for those wishing to invest in Portuguese real estate.

Romania. Romania does not cancel the citizenships of those who obtain a second passport elsewhere, although it does not claim responsibility for other nationalities being lost as a result of keeping Romanian citizenship. There have been cases of people who have lost their multiple nationalities after re-applying for Romanian citizenship. Furthermore, Romania has a controversial practice of granting dual citizenship to Moldovans.

Serbia. Located in southeast Europe, Serbia offers one of the least known citizenship by descent programs. As such, it allows Serbians to maintain other nationalities.

Slovenia. Slovenia, whose passport also confers European Union citizenship, may forbid those becoming naturalized citizens from keeping their existing nationalities. However, it does not prohibit native Slovenians from having a second passport in most cases.

South Africa. Until 1995, South Africa forbade its citizens from traveling on foreign passports. A 2004 law changed that and eliminated a requirement that forced those seeking dual nationality to apply for permission. As with many other countries, South Africa requires it nationals to enter and leave the country with their South African travel documents. It is worth nothing that South Africans who wish to obtain new citizenships going forward must inform the government BEFORE doing so, or else they will lose South African nationality.

South Korea*. South Korea, while a great country, is a rather insular culture and long forbade its citizens from having another passport. However, as of 2011, a new law allowed those who became dual nationals at birth to retain both passports if they declared their intention to remain South Korean by age 22. The law does not allow South Koreans to obtain other citizenships as adults. However, expats living in South Korea who obtain citizenship — including through the country’s immigrant investor program — can retain their birth citizenship.

Spain. Spain requires Spanish nationals to inform the government within three years if they obtain another nationality. It makes exceptions for those individuals who are natural citizens of an Iberoamerican country, Andorra, the Philippines, Equatorial Guinea or Portugal.

Sweden. In 2001, Sweden abandoned a long-held policy of prohibited dual nationalities. Now, Swedish citizens may acquire other passports and foreigners applying for naturalization in Sweden may keep their existing citizenship.

Switzerland. An estimated 60% of Swiss citizens living abroad are dual nationals, and that’s just fine according to Switzerland. As of 1992, the country does not forbid having another passport, nor does it force naturalized Swiss citizens to relinquish their original nationality. (Although celebrities like Tina Turner have obtained Swiss nationality as a means to relinquish US citizenship.)

Syria. Syrian citizenship is a complicated thing. You get it by being the child of a Syrian father, or a Syrian mother whose partner is of stateless or unknown origins. And obtaining Syrian citizenship is near impossible: you have to marry a Syrian and live in the country for ten years. However, Syria generally allows its citizens to have other passports, although the government itself advises that renouncing Syrian nationality is so difficult it’s best not to even bother.

Turkey. Turkey allows multiple nationalities, but does require those obtaining them to provide a load of documents to Turkish officials during the process. Unlike many countries, Turkey does not require dual nationals to use their Turkish passport when entering or leaving the country.

United Kingdom.Since the British Nationality Act of 1948, the UK does not restrict its citizens from having other nationalities. However, British Overseas Territories citizens (such as citizens of Anguilla) may lose their ability to obtain a British passport if they obtain another nationality.

Does the United States allow dual citizenship? In almost all circumstances, yes. You may be required to declare “other allegiances” when applying for certain government programs or a US passport, but their request is more snooping than anything else.

You should be aware that taking up a foreign citizenship with the “intention” of relinquishing your US citizenship can cause you to lose US citizenship. So can fighting in a foreign military or working for a foreign government in any number of jobs.

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Countries that don’t allow dual citizenship

Andorra. Andorrans who take up a foreign citizenship lose their Andorran nationality, but can apply to have it reinstated later if they are willing to renounce the citizenship they took up. Foreigners shouldn’t need to worry about this procedure, since becoming a naturalized citizen of Andorra takes twenty years of residence, one of the longest periods on earth.

Austria. Austria severely limits dual nationality in the country. This is interesting, considering there is a “secret” economic citizenship program that allows wealthy investors to become Austrian citizens in exchange for a donation of several million dollars — so long as they can prove they are “Austrian enough”. The only exceptions to these restrictions are 1) for children born to one Austrian and one foreign parent whose country confers citizenship to children, 2) to children given foreign citizenship by virtue of being born in a foreign country (like the United States), 3) to those unable by law to renounce their existing citizenship at home, or 4) to foreign professors who receive Austrian nationality.

Bahrain. While the Kingdom of Bahrain has a long tradition of awarding citizenship to expats who make a substantial contribution to the tiny Middle Eastern country, Bahrain does forbid dual nationality, except for a few Gulf state passport holders.

China. China technically forbids dual nationality, but many Chinese tell me enforcement of this is weak. They also mention that China considers Chinese citizens to be only Chinese, but does not actually restrict them from holding other passports.

Djibouti. Djibouti does not recognize its citizens’ ability to hold another passport, and any citizen who obtains another nationality will lose his or her Djibouti passport. Enforcement, however, is another matter.

El Salvador. El Salvador allows for dual citizenship, but only for those who obtained El Salvador nationality by birth. Naturalized citizens may not hold multiple nationalities.

Estonia. Although not technically allowed, plenty of Estonians hold second passports, mainly from Russia. The Estonian government may allow naturalized citizens to keep existing citizenships, or may simply not check. However, naturalized citizens who obtain another citizenship after being naturalized will lose their Estonian nationality. Native born Estonians are not subject to this provision, however, because Estonian citizenship is determined “by blood” and cannot be taken away from anyone.

India. Does India allow dual nationality? Sadly, the answer is “no”. However, due to demands from its diaspora, the country did introduce the Overseas Citizenship of India program. The program offers a document that looks like a passport, but does not serve as a substitute for a travel document, nor does it confer Indian citizenship.

Indonesia. While Indonesian officials are working to allow citizens to hold multiple nationalities, no such law exists yet, and Indonesians may not hold other citizenships.

Tokyo, Japan where dual citizenship is not allowed

Tokyo, Japan: Japan does not allow its citizens to owe allegiance to another country.

Japan. Japan is one of the strictest immigration countries on earth. It does not allow citizens to maintain other allegiances and forces children who hold more than one passport to choose which one they wish to retain once they become adults.

Lithuania. Lithuania offers citizenship by descent to those with Lithuanian great-grandparents, but requires all Lithuanians to choose between their citizenship and another nationality. The only exception is those with ancestors who left during times of occupation for reasons of persecution.

Luxembourg. While the Luxembourg passport is an excellent travel document, it will be the only one you have because the country disallows multiple citizenships.

Malaysia. Although I recommend the MM2H visa program for residency, anyone holding Malaysian citizenship is disallowed from holding any other citizenship.

Montenegro. While there have been talks to allow dual nationality between Serbians and Montenegrins (in light of the two countries’ being one until 2006), citizens of Montenegro are forbidden to hold other citizenships and will lose their citizenship if they are naturalized elsewhere.

The Netherlands. In general, Dutch citizenship forbids obtaining an additional nationality. However, there are exceptions for Dutch subjects — including those in the Dutch Antilles — who obtain other citizenships at birth or through marriage.

Norway. While Norway offers one of the world’s most valuable passports, it generally does not allow Norwegian citizens, or those naturalized to become Norwegian, to hold an additional citizenship. The only general exception is for those whose former countries refuse to release them from a prior citizenship.

Poland. Poland does not recognize its citizens who maintain other allegiances, but it tolerates the practice. However, there are cases where “exercising a second citizenship” is disallowed, such as identifying yourself to Polish authorities as a foreign citizen.

Singapore. Singapore has been a much-ballyhooed second passport in the offshore world, with claims citizenship can be obtained in as little as two years. That opportunity is no longer available. Plus, Singapore citizenship confers mandatory military service on the citizen as well as their children. In an attempt to protect the “fabric” of their small country, Singapore aggressively forbids dual nationality.

Slovakia*. As part of an argument with Hungary over its citizenship by descent policies, Slovakia limits dual citizenship in many cases. It does, however, allow dual nationalities for those that obtain its passport through birth or marriage.

Tanzania. While some officials in the African country have suggested loosening the policy, Tanzanians are currently not permitted to hold dual citizenship, except in the case of women who acquire a second nationality by marrying a foreigner. The country’s Asian immigrant population is often cited as a factor for “potential disloyalty” if the citizenship rules were to be loosened.

Temple in Thailand where dual citizenship is not allowed

Though it is known as the Land of Smiles, Thailand frowns upon dual citizenship and strictly forbids it.

Thailand. As one of the most insular and imperious countries on earth, Thailand forbids dual nationality. They are “The Land of the Free”, after all.

Ukraine. Currently, Ukraine does not easily allow for dual citizenship. They even considered imposing prison sentences of up to ten years for having dual nationality. It’s possible to have another nationality, but if the government finds out, you could be in trouble.

United Arab Emirates. Emirati passport holders are forbidden to maintain other citizenships. The only exception is in cases when an individual holds another citizenship from birth, but also has a father who is a UAE national and who confers citizenship upon him or her.

Venezuela. While children born on Venezuelan soil are entitled to Venezuelan citizenship (regardless of their parents’ nationalities), dual citizenship is only possible until age 25. After that time, if an individual maintains a foreign citizenship, the Venezuelan nationality will be terminated.

Andrew Henderson
Last updated: Mar 12, 2020 at 1:27PM

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133 Comments

  1. jugss

    The Philippines only allows natural born Filipino citizen to acquire dual citizenship. Naturalized Filipino citizens are not allowed. They’re also not allowed to vote.

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  2. bakatenko

    “However, there are cases where it is disallowed to “exercise a foreign citizenship”, such as identifying yourself to Polish authorities as a foreign citizen.”

    simply put, when you’re polish and you are in poland, on polish territory, you are polish and only that. outside the country’s borders you can be canadian if you wish. your will. they can’t check whether you have another passport or not.
    law says, that in poland you can hold only one nationality, but it also says no one can make you to relinquish polish nationality, you’d need to specifically do it yourself in written at the embassy (when abroad, in poland i don’t know). there’s no such thing as automagical cancellation of polish nationality.
    therefore, effectively, outside the polish borders, it is entirely doable to have multiple passports. only that when in poland (territory) you will be always considered polish (trying to use that other passport is a bad idea since it’s theoretically illegal to hold 2 nationalities in poland, would be giving yourself away).
    not a big deal since it’s all territory bound.

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    • Alexandra

      Not true! Polish people have always been allowed to hold dual citizenship. No problem with that. Of course one is treated as Polish while in Poland and expected to be a loyal citizen.

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      • Maria juvita

        How about east timor?

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  3. Anonymous

    They have South Africa & Egypt .. but yeah you’re right.

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  4. Ukrop

    I disagree with “Ukraine absolutely doesn’t allow dual citizenship”. I have two passports, one of them is Ukrainian and I’ve been traveling in and out of Ukraine several times a year. One time when I was leaving Ukraine I even had to show both passports to Ukr immigration and nothing happened. Later, Ukr imm official in Kiev told me that “At this point the law isn’t perfect so we don’t take any action. But no matter how many passports you have or which one you used to enter Ukraine, you will always be considered a Ukrainian citizen while in Ukraine”

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  5. PeacefulLife

    I’m already a dual but wanted another EU passport and have become an expert on Hungary and Slovakian as I have gone through both due to family. It’s getting more and more difficult. Slovakia and Germany and I can tell you allow dual (Slovak if other passports are from birth). Both have level of corruption and would be great to put that brown envelope in one of their pockets to get that 3rd passport.

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    • imtiaz ahmad

      Good and nice website I learned very much.I like it

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  6. Maira

    I am an American citizen but in the near future I would like to move to live and work in South Korea, is it possible for me to get dual citizen ship there? Or will I have to have to stick to a living and working visa and renew it?

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  7. Ahmed Saied

    libya is missing i would like to know does libya allow dual citizenship? also what about person getting third citizenship does the country that allow 2 citizenship by defualt allow three ?

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  8. Martian

    can a swedish citizen just go to arab and stay there! i mean live like a citizen but don’t care about getting citizenship or their passport. thanks

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    • Nishita Hiddleston

      Nope, u have to get rid of ur Swedish passport.
      I had held an Indian passport but now I have gotten rid of it to become an Emirati and have Emirati passport.

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      • Adam

        Yeah right, except you are not

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  9. Roxi

    I am a Romanian born and raised there for almost 19 years . I moved to Canada and I have my citizenship as a Canadian. Been living in Canada for 19 years also 🙂 Recently I got married in the USA and I will have my papers. My question is. I would like to know if it’s possible for me to keep my Canadian citizenship and have my USA one as well. That’s all I want. If anyone can answer I greatly appreciate it. Thank you very much! 🙂

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      • Aaron Davies

        Sir, I’m from Indonesia. I want to have a Russian and Italian or Portuguese passport. Can that be done?

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  10. marina

    yes, you will be considered European

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  11. Roy Love

    I’m an American citizen by birth. My genetics indicate that I’m 85% European. 70% of that Southern and 15% Northern. Italian is only 1.4%. My grandmother is from Spain. I have French, British, Iberian, Italian, Irish and Spanish ancestry. How do I use this information to obtain a citizenship / passport without residing in any of those countries?

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    • Erick Renan

      You can’t just choose one of these nationalities because your genetics. If your grandmother is Spanish, than she would have to pass her nationality to her son/daughter and then to you. If the rest of your family is American you can’t apply for citizenship because percentages.

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      • Brian Frank

        actually if you prove genetic linkage to Rusisa you can gain citizenship

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    • Deco Lazzari

      Hi Roy, I will try to explain with the best English I can but I understand some of Italian Citizenship programs, so maybe I can help you.

      First of all you have to see that there are two kinds of citizenship that comes automatically:

      1) Jus Sanguinis (you get it by your father/mother)

      2) Jus Solis (you get it by the territory you were born)

      Then you can assume that not all countries would give you citizenship because you were born with this or that genetics, for exemple, I was born in Brazil and here it is “Jus Solis”.

      In your case it seems your ancestors came from “Jus Sanguinis” contries, then you must show evidences that you were born from (let’s take Italian which follows quite same as most of other Europeans processes) Italian ancestors:

      DNA tests does not mean anything… Italian government does not know that you exist, and to make them know and give you a Italian Birth Certificate, they must connect you, your parents, your grandparents, (etc…) until reaching the “Antenato” (the italian ancestor that immigrated to America or wherever).

      To do so you must have:

      1) Birth Certificate of your Italian ancestor (you can get it from the “comune” (city) where your ancestor was born).

      2) Formal declaration from the country where his son/doughter was born stating that this italian immigrant (yourn “Antenato”) had not became naturalized. For example: your great-grandpa was Italian, he immigrated to US, your grandpa was born in US, so you must have a formal declaration from US immigration department (or something like this) stating this Italian immigrant had never become naturalized American at all.

      3) Marriage Certificate of your Italian Ancestor (if he/she was married in Italy, you must get the “Estratto di Matrimonio” the same way you get the “Estratto di Nascita” – Birth Certificate), if your italian ancestor was always single, read *.

      4) Death Certificate (in case he/she is alive, not necessary).

      5) Birth and Marriage (if so) and Death (if so) certificates of all ancestors until you. For example: the Italian ancestor was your great-grandpa, so you must have all documents described above + birth and, marriage (if so) and, death (if so) certificates from your grandpa/grandma, your dad/mom and you. Straight line, no need birth/death certificates of spouses.

      6) Translate to Italian formerly.

      7) Set an appointment to the Italian Consulate to fill an application, pay the taxes/fees it might have, and deliver the documents.

      The “Ufficiale” will read, check, etc… and then you will have to wait until they call you to sign and only then you will be an Italian Citizen (here in Brazil it’s a shame, it takes 10 to 15 years long, this is why so many people want to recognize their Italian Citizenship in Italy, which is possible – with all the above documents and a proof of rent, you get a Residence Permit, then you register yourself into the “Anagrafe” of any comune, deliver the documents to the hands of “Ufficiale dello Stato Civile” and you wait +/- 6 months).

      The consulate will send all your documents to your ancestor’s city (comune) and they will make the transcription of all them into formal italian certificates, it means that you will have a former BIRTH CERTIFICATE in Italy and not just a “naturalization”.

      * – I do not know if it applies nowadays, but in our ancestor times for sure, Italy only recognizes legitimate children to have the right for Italian Citizenship, and not only “natural” children. Here in Brazil a legitimate child is:

      a) was born from married couple

      b) in the birth certificate the declaring person must be “the father”

      c) if not “the father” who declared the baby into the Birth Certificate and the father was single:

      – before the child completes 18 years old, the father must formerly get married with his mom or

      – before the child completes 18 years old, the father must formerly declare paternity of his child.

      Maybe more or less bureaucracy because I know how it works in Brazil but as the Law comes from Italy, perhaps it goes also for USA the same but inside US American procedures.

      Anyway, do you understand now why only Genetics do not work? If it would, then only in Brazil there would be 20 millions of Italian descendents RUNNING AWAY from this depressive, stupid, disgusting, corrupt govermnent we have here…

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    • Pamela Kennedy

      For Spain, your parent has to have been born there or been a Spanish citizen. For France, your parent has to have been born “on French soil.” For Ireland, it can be a grandparent BUT! – the paperwork is monstrous because you have to get all the birth and death certificates of all the generations in-between (for some of us out here that spans a time period of like 150 years!).

      For Spain: you don’t have to reside there but for some reason you have to provide proof of lack of criminal record and proof of enough funds to live there before they will issue you citizenship. For France, the Embassies will say they don’t deal with anyone who is not living there but they’re LYING. For Ireland, you would send all that stuff to the Irish Embassy nearest to where you happen to be. For both France and Ireland, you have to show all kinds of “proofs of residence” these days even if those are not of the address you are currently AT. (I don’t know what the hell that’s about….post-terrorism paranoia or something?)

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  12. A.C.S

    Hey!
    So I see that Russia allows dual citizenship, as it’s green on the map, but you didn’t mention it. I have ancestors who were either born in Imperial Russia or Poland. I’m still waiting to get the records, but I have records saying they were born in Russia, and that their parents were born in Russia as well (Multiple U.S. Census records). So, according to the Russian Times (rt) I’m eligible for a Russian passport. I would only do it if I could have dual citizenship, and as I’m still a minor living with my American parents, I think I would be able to if the Russian Government allows dual citizenship. So, do you think I should pursue this? I want to keep my options open, and if it turns out that I qualify for a Russia passport, I would definitely start improving my basic Russian.

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  13. Thiago Lezcano

    I have a question hopefully someone can answer. I currently hold 3 citizenships Brazilian born and mother side of the family Panamanian father’s side and Italian grand parents. My question is I currently live in the UK and would like to acquire British citizenship, would I have to renounce one of my citizenship accursed by decent?

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    • Pamela Kennedy

      No, and additionally you qualify for Portuguese citizenship by birth in Brasil.

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      • Nico

        No, Pamela, Brazilians just get Portuguese citizenship by ancestry (till grandparents), marriage or living in Portugal for around five years. It’s not automatically as you say.

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  14. Joshua

    I have a question for you. If I have a South Korean Passport and a Canadian Passport(I also have both countries’ citizenship since I was borned). I am currently planning on a trip to go to South Korea, but I have never used my Canadian passport and I would like to know how I can use my Canadian passport from now on.

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    • Pamela Kennedy

      The Canadian government says that you *should* use your Canadian passport to come and go even to other countries. This is so that if you get in trouble the Canadian Embassy or High Commission can help you. Don’t you believe that they will be MUCH help, though. They’re not. That’s just what they SAY.

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    • Anonymous

      Joshua how old are you ? you cant just go korea if you are 20 or older. they ‘ll take you into the Korean Armed forces at the airport .like so many Koreans made that mistake and they were taken to Korean army upon arrival in Korea.
      you sound like you were born in korea and become a Canadian citizen , not ?
      so the Korean laws says if you were born in korea or in another country and if you have dual nationality
      you must go to a Korean embassy in the country where you live and that must be before your 18th birthday so you must decide which nationality to keep and which to give up , if you pass 18th birthday you can never renounce Korean citizenship and you are Korean citizen forever, therefore you must serve in the army, and of course if they find out you have Canadian citizenship you must give that away,,otherwise your Korean citizenship would be taken away .

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  15. Rene Aguilera

    I was born in Cuba left in 1960 Became US citizen back in 1970 in the pass 3 years I traveled to Cuba and I want to have dual citizenship do I loose any benefits in the US and how long can I be out of the country at a time

    Reply
    • Pamela Kennedy

      As a US citizen you can come and go out of the US as long as you want.

      Reply
    • Henry Mercado

      Hi Mr Aguilera:
      Why would you want to have a Cuban citizenship? Cuban citizenship ( now days ) is nothing else but a big headache with one of the most expensive passport in the world ( if not the most expensive with a $400.00 tag fee and only last 6 years beside having to “ update” your passport every 2 years with another $200.00 for a total of $1000.00 mandatory fee tag just on a passport) not to consider that Cubans who lives abroad are not considered Cubans while in Cuba and at the same time if any situation arises while in Cuba you will be treated like any Cuban resident in the island but without benefits) also you can not buy a property or enjoy free health care like Cubans residents do. Not to say that the Cuban passport is a passport classified “ very low” while trying to obtain visas in any part of the world. Now days is not beneficial under any circumstances become a Cuban citizen under no circumstances and once you have it you will never be allowed to renounce it. I encourage you to research deeper in the matter. Wish you the best.

      Reply
  16. Sara Liu

    Taiwan also allows it

    Reply
  17. Denis Shadbolt

    I am a Latvian citizen who obtained UK citizenship through marriage in 1999. I never declared my dual nationality to Latvia but Latvia accepts dual citizenship now. Would I be penalised or have my Latvian citizenship revoked if I declared my UK citizenship from now on. My husband and I are considering that we may like retire to Latvia permanently in the future but I would like to know the current legal status nevertheless……………..Inara Shadbolt

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  18. Hussein Kamel

    what about Georgia?!

    Reply
  19. Richard Lee

    This is wrong wrt Thailand. Thais can have dual nationality. Thais in the UK with British Citizenship can apply for Thai passports at the Thai Embassy in London. At Thai immigration they want to see both passports, Thai and British, to show that a visa is not needed. Indeed, it is actually enscribed in immigration law in Thailand that dual nationality IS allowed. Children at 19 are sometimes asked to choose a nationality, this dates back to a law that is decades old when dual nationality was illegal – children can decide to keep both at no detriment. I have 3 members in my family with dual Thai British nationlaity and know many others that also have.

    Reply
    • Pueachart Chuenchom

      yeah me too I also have both US and Thai passport

      Reply
  20. Daria Ivanova

    Nothing about Russia! But it’s a biggest country in the world!
    And there’s picture used for this article the Russian passport on it! But your article doesn’t say anything about can Russians get double citizenship or not….

    Reply
    • Konservative kultur

      Russians (right now) can get dual citizenship, but there is no guarantee they will be able to maintain it in the future. In any case, Russian citizens who acquire (or discover that they have) another nationality must report it to the consulate or to their local migration office. If not, you can be fined or worse! When in Russia, you are ONLY consdiered Russian and you must enter on your Russian passport (even if you have to show the other one to indicate you can get into the next country you are going to). And if you are planning on doing anything “sensitive” or working in a “sensitive” area, be prepared for demands that you relinquish the other citizenship.

      Russian language is CENTRAL to many programs offering Russian citizenship to persons whose parents/grandparents were born in the former SU or Russian Empire. Even then, it will merely imply that the residence time for Russian citizenship (naturalization) is reduced.

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  21. Alicia Zych

    Hi Andrew! I need help! I am an Australian living on my Polish EU Passport in Italy for the past five years. My EU passport has helped me work, receive public health care and be officially registered in the Italian State (meaning I am full blown paying taxes here).

    I am getting married! I’d like to do it once to be able to go home and raise my children down under. The Municipality doesn’t recognise my Australian Passport because I’ve registered as EU (for the above reasons mentioned). I have time and time explained I am a dual citizen.

    If I want to marry on Australian papers, of course I do for my future husband, (who is Argentinian/Italian but his Argentinian passport has expired and is an Italian citizen anyway), it will help his Visa process into the land down under.

    In order to marry on my Ozzie papers, I must re-register in the town as an Australian citizen and enjoy trips to the Consulate every three months for renewal of the permesso di soggiorno, visa for non-eu. The obvious reason why I am living/working on my EU passport to avoid exactly that.

    I find it very strange. The women at the Marriage Registry office + general municipal town city council place were awfully, and I really mean, awfully racist and rude. I can’t understand why I can’t be Australian and have my Wedding and Polish when I work.

    ?

    Reply
    • Pamela Kennedy

      It’s precisely because they’re awful, racist and rude. You said so yourself.

      Reply
    • EmayPA

      Maybe because you’re trying to game the system? That’s just how it seems to me – forgive me if I’m missing something. You’ve formally registered as one thing, then you want to be something else for a day? If you hadn’t registered EU for all the benefits, it probably would not be an issue.

      Reply
  22. Taylor Lum

    In Tunisia you can also have dual citizenship. My fiance holds dual citizenship with Italy and Tunisia.

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  23. Pamela Kennedy

    If you plan to work for the government at any level in the US, then just don’t mention having citizenship of another country. That might make them “snoop” and harass you nine ways to Sunday.

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  24. Pamela Kennedy

    Yes, just like getting a French passport will require a three-day trip to – probably Chicago – with my mother’s birth certificate, mine, and a French “nationality card” whenever the hell that decides to show up in the mail from France. AND then they make you come BACK to pick the thing up in person. NO CONSIDERATION WHATSOEVER for the fact that we may be currently staying up to 2,000 miles away from the nearest French Embassy or consideration to HAVE one in, say, Denver or Albuquerque.

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  25. Pamela Kennedy

    The easiest way is to have been born in Spain or one of your parents was born in Spain. Also if you or your parents were born in any former Spanish colony. (Yes, ALL of them).

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  26. Konservative kultur

    Yulia, you probably have received an answer by now, but I will provide the info I have.

    It is true that Russia is clamping down on dual citizenship. However, the latest development I know of is that the second citizenship MUST BE REPORTED to the authorities (consulate, migration office in Russia). They may indeed ban dual nationality in the future. However, NOT REPORTING is not recommended as they have talked about severe punishments for those who hide the fact that they hold another citizenship.

    Reply
    • JC Denton

      >MUST BE REPORTED
      >punishments
      only applicable to Russian citizens spending too much time in Russia

      Reply
  27. William David

    Hi, just found this site and wondering if anyone can help.

    I’m British with a Portuguese wife who is considering Dual Citizenship (PT/UK) and would like to know where and how she should apply. I’ve looked at the .gov.uk site but it seems that’s the wrong approach (?).

    Many thanks.

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  28. Bilalovich Bilalovich

    does Paraguay allows dual citizenship ?

    Reply
  29. wrikar

    So does that mean Ecuador allows dual citizenship?

    Reply
  30. Cv Madrid

    What does it mean “Citizenship not recognized” and “Citizenship recognized” and if its not recognized could I loose or not get a citizenship?

    Reply
  31. Lara Saitip

    Thailand “one of the most insular and imperious countries on earth” you speak of allows dual-citizenship, with no problems. Lol.

    Reply
    • Pueachart Chuenchom

      actually they allow dual nationalities in Thailand

      Reply
  32. Pueachart Chuenchom

    Thailand does allow dual nationality and I even hold both the US and Thai passport

    Reply
  33. Sabrina Bell

    Hi Wessam, as per the Tunisian law you may hold as many citizenships as you can, if you manage to get even 7 citizenships then good for you!

    Reply
  34. Nico

    Isn’t there Brazil in the map of the world?

    Reply
  35. Abel

    Is dual citizenship legal in Kenya and Uganda?

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  36. Michael Lopez

    Spain.

    Spain may allow it’s citizens to become nationals of other Latin American Countries, but if you want to become a Spanish Citizen while you were born in another country to Spanish parents, you will have to relinquish your current nationality to become one.

    Reply
  37. mrmayes1

    If someone is born in Norway with a Norwegian mother and an American father, do they have citizenship in both the US and in Norway (dual citizenship)?

    Reply
  38. Student-0

    Hi! I’m currently an American, and I’m entertaining the idea of moving to Germany, possibly after I graduate college. Is dual citizenship possible without any ties to Germany? Also I heard that if I permanently moved to Germany, i’d still have to pay taxes to the US. Is this true? My main interest is visiting the us for family and etc. Thanks in advance for any help!

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  39. Brendan

    Very interesting article, this read compelled me to look into obtaining an Irish passport/citizenship through my grandfather.

    I have a question though, I am an American citizen, born and raised in the States, but also have a Canadian citizenship/passport through my mother, would getting a third passport (Ireland) cause any problems? Is it possible to have three passports/citizenship? United States, Canada, & Ireland?

    Reply
    • Jon

      It is not a problem to have the 3 citizenships as long as they are used properly in each country when you are in those countries. For example: If you have all three passports and you fly to Ireland but forgot your Irish passport back in US or Canada, it could be possible the immigration officer at the port of entry in Ireland could send you home to get it as they do have you on file in their computers. This actually happened in 2013 when I was there. I have Dual US – Irish. Another problem might be if one lives and works in US, and goes into Canada to get health treatment via the Canadian system. That is considered fraud, but some do it.

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  40. PS

    Hey,
    I just wanted to say I read the entire article and it was super interesting and useful. Thank you so much for having everything in one place and so well-written!

    Reply
    • Irina Loncar

      Hello! Thank you very much for your nice comment 🙂

      Reply
  41. Woody

    Lebanese Canadian dual citizen here.

    I noticed that you marked Lebanon a 10 in your index for DC. Lebanon has absolutely no constraints on acquiring a second, third or 10th citizenship for that matter (Even Wikipedia confirms this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_nationality_law#Dual_citizenship)

    You may want to rectify your index accordingly.

    Thank you for taking the info into consideration and keep up the good work.

    Reply
    • Irina Loncar

      Thanks for the suggestion 🙂

      Reply
  42. AL

    The statement in this article regarding Venezuela is incorrect. The country allows dual citizenship.

    Reply
    • will

      Correct, Venezuela does allows dual citizenship. I am born in Venezuela but migrated 20 years ago. I hold both passports and go back and forth between both countries very often.

      Reply
  43. Klaudia

    Hi I was born in Poland and hold a Polish passport but i have lived in Ireland for the last 20 years went to school here and im currently working here , is it possible for me to aply for an Irish passport but also keep my Polish one?

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    • Andrijana Maletic

      Hello Klaudia, from what we know, Polish government doesn’t recognize second citizenship, but they don’t forbid you to obtain one either. What this means is that you can probably apply for an Irish passport, but when you’re in Poland, they’ll consider you exclusively Polish. Definitely doublecheck this information with the Polish embassy in Dublin to be sure. Regards from Nomad Capitalist.

      Reply
    • Alexandra

      Klaudia, of course it is! I have extensive British -Polish family some born in the UK, some in Poland, and most of them have dual citizenship. No worries.

      Reply
  44. Sha

    Hello

    I am a Pakistani by birth and got Australian citizenship, now I am a British resident married to a British Citizen. Can I also get a British citizenship upon fulfilment of residency requirements. Will I have to renounce any citizenship?

    Reply
    • Andrijana Maletic

      Greetings Sha, it would be best to discuss this matter with the embassies in charge, they can give you all the needed and detailed information. You have a unique case, so the best thing to do is have all your bases covered by talking to embassy representatives.

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  45. Dane

    Does anyone know if you are able to have a triple citizenship with USA, Australia and Italy? I am an Australian, and i am trying to work out if my American/Italian fiance will be eligible for australian citizenship (already a permanent resident).
    Any info would be great!
    Thanks

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  46. Tunkara

    I had france resident permanent last year 2017 through my son and i want to apply for french nationality. How can i do that? Please
    Metci!!

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  47. Paddy SK

    Hi Andrew.

    You can update your list with information about Zambia, which recently (2017) amended its legislation to allow dual citizenship, with conditions.

    Further, its allow those who had previously ceased their citizenship to acquire another to have their Zambian citizenship reinstated.

    According to Statutory Instrument (SI) Number 50, The Citizenship of Zambia Regulation, 2017, now provides for a person who ceased to be a citizen as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country to apply to the Board for restoration of the Zambian citizenship.
    “The Board shall cause to be entered in the register of citizens who hold dual citizenship, the names of a citizen who acquires the citizenship of another country.
    “A person who ceased to be a citizen as a result of acquiring the citizenship of another country may apply to the Board for bestowal of the citizenship in Form VII set out in the First Schedule,” SI No. 50 Clause 10 section 1 and 2 states.
    The SI further states that applicants for bestowal of citizenship, where the applicant is abroad may lodge the application with the Zambian mission in the country of that applicant’s residence or the nearest country where there is a Zambian mission.
    Thanks!

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  48. Sam

    Thailand does allow it. All of my children, my friends and my friend’s children have multiple citizenship.

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  49. Antonio

    Venezuela does allow dual citizenship. This was changed about 20 years ago

    Reply
  50. boban joseph

    my children were indian now got Canadian citizenship

    can they apply for dual citizenship in Ireland because I have got citizenship in Ireland

    please reply to me as I have plan their future education

    please reply me in my e e mail

    I appreciate

    dr boban

    Reply
  51. Vic

    Hello everyone I need help and I think it’s the same topic of duel citizenship here is my question I have 2 birth certificate the first one the United States of America and the 2nd is the United States of Mexicans ..I have America and Mexico birth certificates but my real birth place is United States but I wanted to know if this is the same as duel citizenship and if it’s not illegal or it is please…

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  52. Faella Dobrovsna

    How about Namíbia? I didn’t find any data here. Thanks!

    Reply
  53. Concerned Citizen

    Andrew,

    Are you allowing other people to republish your work verbatum?

    Reply
    • Andrew Henderson

      Thanks for the tip; we’ve handled it as best we can.

      Reply
  54. steve

    NO MENTION OF BELARUS IN EITHER CATEGORY

    Reply
  55. Klanof

    Dual citizenship go to hell; you are not this, you are NOT the other!

    Reply
  56. Klanof

    I wonder why people want to have 2 or 3 passports. If you can work and earn your living why the hell do you need another passport? Do you want to eat from two sides without being productive for society?

    Reply
  57. reza

    No mention of Iran, if asking … yeah Iran accepts dual people.

    Reply
  58. Sha

    Hello

    I am a Pakistani by birth and also an Australian citizen as I migrated there. Now I am on a spouse visa in the UK and will soon be going for my Indefinite Leave to Remain and apply for a British passport. Can I have all three nationalities at the same time i.e; Pakistani, Australian and British?

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  59. Hidesato Sakakibara

    Japan turns a blind eye to dual nationality. Also today Japan is very receptive to immigration. Many are able to get their permanent residency in as little as 1 years.

    Reply
  60. Sam

    Mongolia not listed

    Reply
  61. Khalid

    I am pakistani and my sun have egypt nationalty by mother…is it posible my sun join pak army r other security forces….thanks

    Reply
  62. Vera

    I am a dual national within and out of EU, holding an Italian and Macedonian passports but due to 20 years living in the UK am thinking to apply for citizenship. Is it possible to get it without renouncing the Italian and/ or Macedonian nationality?
    Thank you.

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  63. Jeff

    The issue of dual nationality is paying taxes on one’s world income, with certain countries.

    This must be considered when or if thinking of obtaining another country passport, and have no intent on living there.

    The US, someday will track you down to pay your back taxes even if you live and work abroad.

    Canada too, Revenue Canada will audit you one day for not seeing any income tax return submitted in years against your Social Insurance Number, if you did not filled out their non-resident form and got it approved.

    In the US & UK even if your children were born there and holds Nationality, but lived outside these countries for more than (3) consecutive years, and you decide to send them to University there when they turn 18 / 19, you will pay “Foreign Tution fees” and not “Citizens Tution fees” which can be (4) times higher.

    Dual Nationality has benefits, you can work , buy land, house, schooling, no visas to travel, but it also have a dark side too.

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  64. Syed Arif Hussain

    What about Bosnia and Herzegovina Country.

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  65. Liz

    What about Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Cuba what we don’t count?!!

    Reply
    • Vasily

      Puerto Rico goes by the US law.

      Reply
  66. Jay

    Triple citizenship on the cusp of a hard Brexit questions…

    I am a US citizen by birth with Italian citizenship by blood (iure sanguine) currently living/working in the U.K. as an EU citizen.

    Can I apply for British citizenship without losing either my Italian or US citizenship?

    I think I’m good for maintaining US but not sure of Italy’s standards on triple citizenship.

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    • Miguel Gustavo Bohorquez Blanco

      Triple citizenship does not exist, a country recognizes Multiple citizenship or not. About your concern the US and Italy allow Multiple citizenship so you should have no problems getting UK citizenship, at least with the dual citizenship part.

      Reply
  67. Henry Mercado

    Cuba does not allowed dual citizenship and even that its forbidden in their constitution they won’t allowed to renounce it under no circumstances. For Cubans living abroad even if they hold one or multiple citizenships to visit Cuba they most have a Cuban passport however they do not have any social benefits, not even allowed to buy property or enjoy free healthcare like Cubans residents do. They do not have any benefits just obligations. The Cuban passport is considered the most expensive passport worldwide with a “ tag fee of $400.00 plus having to “update “ the passport mandatorily every 2 years with another “ fee” of $200.00 and only last 6 years for a “ total price of $1000.00 ). They use this method even if it violates their constitution to collect cash from Cubans living abroad. The Cuban constitution forbids dual citizenships but they are very willing to violate their own constitution for dollars.

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  68. Paul

    I am a natural citizen of Bermuda. Born and raised. I am permanent legal alien in the US (marriage green card). Can I obtain dual citizenship?

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  69. Nisha

    I hope that india would offer a dual citizenship so that it would be easier for the people there…Its my Hope as an Indian..

    Reply
    • Nisha

      I hope that the goverment would allow it..

      Reply
  70. Michelle

    Can you please change the entry for South Africa? The repeal in 2005 was of section 9 of the SACA, not section 6(1)(a), so if a person has dual citizenship they no longer have to get permission to use a foreign passport. If they are applying for another citizenship they will still need a retention letter or they will lose their South African citizenship. So they info that you have given is misleading. Plenty of people have lost their South African citizenship because of confusion over which section of the citizenship act was repealed.

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  71. Sunny

    I am british citizen .i want to latvia citizen also .what is the ruels of all procegers

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  72. Dave

    I’ve read on another website that Georgia recently passed a law to allow dual citizenship (while also lengthening the naturalization process, to 10 years). Could you please investigate further? If true, that’s big news and this article needs correcting.

    Also, Russia’s absence is conspicuous in both lists on this page. Does Russia allow dual citizenship or not?

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  73. sanjay singh

    Hi excellent input, but I am surprised to see the absence of Caribbean Countries names missing from the dual citizenship list. Kindly help me to clarify.

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  74. Sean G

    Someone might have mentioned this already, but Canada now *requires* Canadian citizens to enter Canada on with their Canadian passport. My friend found this out less than a month before he left for a family trip back to Canada last year. I’ve had to get off my butt to get both my daughters’ paperwork done before our trip this summer.

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  75. David

    Probably a simple question for those who know but I’m struggling to find an answer. My wife has Moroccan and French citizenship ( has always had this for 50+ years from her 2 parents) she has lived in uk for 30 years, married to me – a British national. If she now takes British nationality does she have to relinquish her Moroccan or contact the Moroccan government ?

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  76. Carl Feind

    Adopted at birth, I just learned that my genetic father is from Italy. He was involved with someone who he didn’t marry who got pregnant, carried the baby to term and offered it for adoption. He later married and had a full life and four children.

    And he never told his family about the earlier pregnancy(!)

    62 years later, all has been revealed.

    Has anyone used this information to apply for Italian citizenship via the route known as “Jus Sanguinis” or “By Blood”?

    I will soon have his naturalization papers and the 23andMe information in hand and am wondering if I am wasting my time?

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  77. Lia

    Just FYI, Mexicans can enter the country with a foreign passport, my kids don’t have passports yet, only the citizenship, so. We. Always use a different one for them and I use my Mexican one, nobody has said anything to us about it yet. 🙂

    Reply
  78. Lynn Forget

    My mother was born here in Canada, but her mother and grand mother were born in Ireland. My sisters and I are all born here in Canada. Can we get dual citizenship?

    Reply
    • Miguel Gustavo Bohorquez Blanco

      Yes!

      Reply
  79. Ana Klein

    Brazilian information is wrong. Brazil ONLY allows for multiple citizenship by blood. So if a Brazilian citizens APPLIES for citizenship of a country his parents do not belong to, they lose their Brazilian citizenship (see recent Supreme Court Decision).

    Similarly, if a foreign national wants to become a Brazilian citizen, they will need to renounce their original citizenship at an official ceremony.

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    • Miguel Gustavo Bohorquez Blanco

      That`s no longer true. In the law regarding the different types of naturalization, it`s not required to renounce any other citizenships. I`m applying for naturalization in Brazil and it`t no longer required.

      As of the first part of your comment it`s true but it`s not enforced in 99% of the times.

      Reply
  80. Michal Gitlis

    Hi, I’m an Israeli with a Lithuanian passport ( from my grandfather , who left before 1940) . My husband is an American by birth. Does My son can get an American passport through the grandma low and the Lithuanian from me ? Does the u.a will allow him to have both?
    Thank you

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  81. Dotun

    If a child born in the United States of America of a British father and a Nigerian mother , is that child entitled to triple citizenship? Note that by birth he is American, by parenthood he is both British and Nigerian.

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  82. Name *saman

    My country missing sri lanka

    Reply
  83. I FERNANDEZ OCHOA

    The article states that Venezuela does not allow dual nationality but it actually does!

    Reply
  84. Di

    All the countries are here except iran 🙂

    Reply
  85. titos

    i would like to know more about Ukraine nationality for example now to get Russian nationality you need to Waiver of your original nationality but after you get russian passport you can get back your previous nationality that means russian nationality accepteng that to have second nationality my question if Ukraine the same or no ??

    Reply
  86. Tarun

    Hi.I am Tarun. I am a Indian trying to start a country.My uncle wants to join it,but he wants dual citizenship.Is it possible.Can my uncle be a citizen of both?

    Reply
  87. Winston Yang

    Please include Taiwan. Taiwan allows dual citizenship.

    Reply
  88. Farhan Sakhi

    How about 3 citizenships from the following countries. Afghanistan, Hungary and Britain. I currently hold an Afghan and Hungarian citizenship and about to obtain a British too. Do I have to give up one?

    Reply
  89. Janine Wilders

    I’m a Dutch citizen living in the UK with settled status. If I applied for British nationality due to Brexit will I lose my Dutch nationality?

    Reply
  90. Em

    I’m looking into getting multiple passports for my daughter. She is Bulgarian and Filipino by descent (my husband and me) but born in Britain. She has a Bulgarian passport already and is eligible to have a British passport, which we are in the process of attaining. I would also like for her to have a Filipino passport but would she need to give up either the Bulgarian or British passport? Also are there any potential problems with having 3 passports?

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