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    Hey Sphyrapicus, I was just reading some of your posts on BE regarding dual citizenship. I didn't know that when I apply for my N-400, I could retain my Canadian Citizenship and have dual citizenship status. Is there any additional paperwork to do this or do you just fill out the regular N-400 form? Thank you again.

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    Hey Sphyrapicus, I was just reading some of your posts on BE regarding dual citizenship. I didn't know that when I apply for my N-400, I could retain my Canadian Citizenship and have dual citizenship status. Is there any additional paperwork to do this or do you just fill out the regular N-400 form? Thank you again.

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    • #3
      Hey Patti,

      No, nothing extra needed. You fill out the N-400 and apply for citizenship. You will be asked to renounce any foreign citizenship at the swearing in ceremony but it has no bearing on your Canadian citizenship. In order to renounce your Canadian citizenship you need to fill out an official form and pay $100 to the Canadian government. Otherwise, if you don't, then you are a dual citizen.

      http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kit...n/CIT0302E.pdf

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      • #4
        Thanks for the information Sphyrapicus. Do all LPR's from any country going through naturalization here in the US have the right to dual citizenship or do some have to give up their citizenship from their country of birth?

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        • #5
          No, many countries do not allow dual citizenship.

          For example, Burma, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

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          • #6
            Well I'm really glad that Canada does allow it Thanks a million Sphyrapicus!

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            • #7
              Hi, where can I get a list of countries that allow dual citizenship?

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              • #8
                My husband is from Pakistan.

                What are the ramifications of his becoming a USC?
                Formerly Josephine Schmo

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                • #9
                  Here is an updated list. Please comment if you know of a recent change to the list.

                  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.

                  ALBANIA (Retain)
                  ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA (Retain)
                  ARGENTINA (Retain)
                  AUSTRALIA (Retain)
                  AUSTRIA (Lose)
                  AZERBAIJAN (Lose)
                  BAHRAIN (Lose)
                  BANGLADESH (Retain)
                  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)
                  BURMA (Lose)
                  CAMBODIA (Retain)
                  CANADA (Retain)
                  CHILI (Lose)
                  CHINA PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC (LOSE)
                  COLOMBIA (Retain)
                  COSTA RICA (Retain) effective June 27, 1995
                  CROATIA (Retain) the individual must follow specific procedures to renounce
                  CYPRUS (Retain)
                  CZECH REPUBLIC (Lose) except if the individual became a US Citizen between September 17, 1938 and May 7, 1957 pursuant to a treaty between Czechoslovakia and the United States
                  DEMARK (Lose)
                  DOMINICA (Retain)
                  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (Retain)
                  ECUADOR (Retain)
                  EGYPT (Retain)
                  EL SALVADOR (Retain)
                  ESTONIA (Retain) 1940 to 1992, as formal release was required (Lose) 1992 to present
                  FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA (Retain)
                  FINLAND (Lose)
                  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 (Lose)
                  INDIA (Retain)
                  INDONESIA (Lose)
                  IRAN (Retain)
                  IRELAND (Retain)
                  ISRAEL (Retain)
                  ITALY (Lose)
                  JAPAN (Lose)
                  JORDAN (Retain)
                  KENYA (Lose)
                  KOREA (Lose)
                  KUWAIT (Lose)
                  KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (Lose)
                  LATVIA (Retain)
                  LEBANON (Retain)
                  LESOTHO (Retain)
                  LIECHTENSTEIN (Retain) but will have diminished rights and protections
                  LITHUANIA (Retain)
                  LUXEMBOURG (Lose)
                  MACEDONIA (Retain)
                  MALAWI (Lose)
                  MALAYSIA (Lose)
                  MALTA (Retain)
                  MEXICO (Retain)
                  MONACO (Lose)
                  MOROCCO (Retain)
                  NAMIBIA (Retain)
                  NEPAL (Lose)
                  NETHERLANDS (Lose)
                  NEW ZEALAND (Retain)
                  NICARAGUA (Lose)
                  NIGERIA (Retain)
                  NORWAY (Lose)
                  PAKISTAN (Lose)
                  PANAMA (Retain)
                  PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Lose)
                  PERU (Retain)
                  PHILIPPINES (Lose)
                  POLAND (Retain)
                  PORTUGAL (Retain)
                  RUSSIA (Retain) the individual's acquisition of another citizenship will usually not be acknoledged)
                  RWANDA (Lose)
                  ST. CHRISTOPHER AND NEVIS (Retain)
                  ST. LUCIA (Retain)
                  SAUDI ARABIA (Lose)
                  SERBIA & MONTENEGRO
                  SINGAPORE (Lose)
                  SLOVAK REPUBLIC (Lose) except if the individual became a US Citizen between September 17, 1938 and May 7, 1957 pursuant to a treaty between Czechoslovakia and the United States
                  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, if the individual was unaware of the loss
                  SPAIN (Lose)
                  SRI LANKA (Retain)
                  SWAZILAND (Lose)
                  SWEDEN (Lose)
                  SWITZERLAND (Retain)
                  SYRIA (Retain)
                  THAILAND (Lose)
                  TONGA (Lose)
                  TURKEY (Retain)
                  UGANDA (Lose)
                  UNITED KINGDOM (Retain)
                  URUGUAY (Retain)
                  VENEZUELA (Lose)
                  VIETNAM (Lose)
                  WESTERN SAMOA (Retain)
                  ZIMBABWE (Lose)

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                  • #10
                    where did you get this list from?

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                    • #11
                      http://www.us-immigration.com/inform...tizenship.html

                      Note that I did edit it to include countries not on the list and I also made changes where recent government decisions allow for dual citizenship (e.g. India, Australia).

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                      • #12
                        JD,

                        I don't believe your country allows it, based on the 1930 nationality act.

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                        • #13
                          which country?

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                          • #14
                            Ethiopia

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                            • #15
                              haha, am not from there. Take another guess. That was close.

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