In what cases is it possible to obtain dual citizenship?

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Dual citizenship, or dual nationality, is a title that marks you as a citizen of two nations. 

Many immigrants want to know the possibilities they have to obtain American citizenship. Or, in some cases, to obtain dual citizenship. 

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In this article, I will tell you what you need to know about it. 

How can I obtain a dual citizenship? 

It is possible to obtain citizenship by any of these three reasons. 

  • By right of consanguinity: Being the son of citizens. It is also possible to carry out the procedure through adoption. 
  • Right by land: having been born in the territory. 
  • By naturalization: this can be done after having lived for a certain time as a resident in a country. 

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Should citizenship of origin be renounced? 

That arose from the legislation of each country. 

Some countries require their citizens to have only one nationality. Therefore, it is possible that the person renounces their nationality of origin if they are willing to receive another one. 

This is not the case in the United States. Therefore, in most cases, nothing happens if you already have a nationality and decide to naturalize as a U.S citizen. 

Is it possible to lose American citizenship once it has already been obtained? 

It is possible.  

Especially if the actions indicate that he intends to abandon citizenship. Between them: 

  • Formally renounce. 
  • If the citizen decides to join the armed forces or perform military service in a country that has hostilities with the United States. 
  • Make an act of treason against the United States. 

Also read: Can I apply for citizenship if my Green Card is expired? 

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