dual citizenship usa-uk?
i am an american and i would like to get a dual citizenship with the uk or just england , how ever that goes. how do i go about doing that???
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You can move to UK and after becoming a resident there, you can apply for British Citizenship... but be careful:
Although current US law forbids the government from taking your citizenship from you against your will, it does permit you to give it up voluntarily. This has placed the US State Department in the complex position of determining whether someone who claims to be a US citizen has, in fact, given up that citizenship by his voluntary statements or actions.
In the early days of court-mandated acceptance of dual citizenship, State Department officials (hostile as most of them were to the whole idea of dual citizenship) tended to play hardball with people who claimed dual status, looking for almost any excuse to revoke US citizenship, and frequently ruling that a person had voluntarily forsaken his US ties despite steadfast protestations or even convincing evidence to the contrary.
On 16 April 1990, though, the State Department adopted a new set of guidelines for handling dual citizenship cases which are much more streamlined and liberal than before.
The State Department now says that it will assume that a US citizen intends to retain (not give up) his US citizenship if he:
1. is naturalized in a foreign country;
2. takes a routine oath of allegiance to a foreign country; or
3. accepts foreign government employment that is of a "non-policy-level" nature.
Apparently, a "routine oath of allegiance" to another country is no longer taken as firm evidence of intent to give up US citizenship, even if said oath includes a renunciation of US citizenship. This represents a dramatic reversal of previous US policy; it used to be that any such statement was taken rigidly at face value (as in the Supreme Court's 1980 Terrazas decision).
This presumption that someone intends to keep US citizenship does not apply to a person who:
1. takes a "policy-level" position in a foreign country;
2. is convicted of treason against the US; or
3. engages in "conduct which is so inconsistent with retention of U.S. citizenship that it compels a conclusion that [he] intended to relinquish U.S. citizenship."
The State Department says that cases of these kinds will be examined carefully to determine the person's intent. They also say that cases falling under the last criterion mentioned above (conduct wholly inconsistent with intent to keep US citizenship) are presumed to be "very rare."
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- erdmanLv 44 years ago
i develop into decrease than the effect that in case you to migrate to usa you could desire to provide up your unique citizenship. My mom lives there, she has a eco-friendly card from marrying my Dad yet has not at all been in a position to develop right into a citizen- she develop into advised that if she did that she'd could desire to provide up her British passport. the previous post explains naturalisation yet that purely applies in case you have an American determine. in case you prefer to stay there you will prefer a eco-friendly card earlier you could think of approximately citizenship besides- and that they do no longer look to be basic to get carry of. Your maximum suitable guess could be getting subsidized by ability of a agency, reckoning on what sort of interest you do. they have nursing shortages so nurses can get eco-friendly enjoying cards fairly surely. or you may could desire to be very specialized and probable fairly senior in a agency to have the flexibility to cajole immigration to grant you a eco-friendly card. Or in case you have adequate money, they assist you to in to purchase or set up a agency. I even have twin citizenship using fact my mom is British and my dad is American. so a procedures as i be attentive to that's the only way they permit you have the two.
- Somebody elseLv 61 decade ago
If you apply for citizenship to another country you risk losing your US citizenship.
Why do you want UK citizenship? Why don't you just move there and obtain permanent residency?