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How to acquire dual citizenship in the United States

It is possible for you or a family member to become a dual citizen of the United States and the country in which you were either born or reside. This is a process that occurs all the time and is best done with the help of an immigration attorney so you know it is being done correctly. Let's take a look at how you can acquire dual citizenship in the United States in today's post.

If you are already in the United States and want to acquire dual citizenship, it can occur in one of the following ways:

  • You were born outside of the country to one parent who is a citizen of the United States and one parent who is a citizen of another country
  • You were born in the United States and your parents are immigrants
  • You earn natural citizen status in the United States while maintaining your citizenship status in a foreign country
  • You can regain your citizenship status in a foreign country after you become a naturalized citizen of the United States

The United States government does not have any law or statute on the books that formally recognizes dual citizenship. At the same time, the government has not taken a stand against dual citizenship either. For the most part, a United States citizen who earns dual citizenship with a foreign country does not lose their citizenship status in the United States.

Immigration law in the United States can be complicated. Make sure you know what is required of you before seeking dual citizenship so it is not denied. You should also know ahead of time if you qualify for dual citizenship.

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