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Q: Dual Citizenship ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Dual Citizenship
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: jontheelf-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 01 Aug 2005 17:01 PDT
Expires: 31 Aug 2005 17:01 PDT
Question ID: 550600
Is it possible for a U.S. born citizen to obtain a dual citizenship?
For example, are there any cicumstances under which a person born
within the United States in 1977 could choose to obtain citizenship in
Ireland (or another country) while retaining their U.S. citizenship?

Request for Question Clarification by rainbow-ga on 01 Aug 2005 17:24 PDT
Hi jontheelf,

Please let me know if the information below answers your question:

"...the U.S. government has not challenged dual nationality or even
dual citizenship (a stronger status allowing voting rights) of
naturalized Americans or native-born ones, who can claim nationality
in some countries, including Ireland, if their parents or grandparents
were born there."

"The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of
two countries at the same time. Each country has its own citizenship
laws based on its own policy.Persons may have dual nationality by
automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice."
"A U.S. citizen may acquire foreign citizenship by marriage, or a
person naturalized as a U.S. citizen may not lose the citizenship of
the country of birth.U.S. law does not mention dual nationality or
require a person to choose one citizenship or another. Also, a person
who is automatically granted another citizenship does not risk losing
U.S. citizenship. However, a person who acquires a foreign citizenship
by applying for it may lose U.S. citizenship. In order to lose U.S.
citizenship, the law requires that the person must apply for the
foreign citizenship voluntarily, by free choice, and with the
intention to give up U.S. citizenship."

More information can be found here: 

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Clarification of Question by jontheelf-ga on 01 Aug 2005 17:58 PDT
This does indeed answer my question. Thank you very much!
Subject: Re: Dual Citizenship
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 01 Aug 2005 18:00 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi jontheelf,

I'm glad I was able to help.

Best wishes,
jontheelf-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $2.00

Subject: Re: Dual Citizenship
From: rainbow-ga on 02 Aug 2005 02:26 PDT
Thank you for the tip.
Best regards,

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