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  Citizenship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Citizenship is membership in a political community (originally a city but now usually a state) and carries with it rights to political participation; a person having such membership is a citizen.
In recent years, some intergovernmental organisations have extended the concept and terminology associated with citizenship to the international level, where it is applied to the totality of the citizens of their constituent countries combined.
Whilst Commonwealth citizenship is sometimes enshrined in the written constitutions (where applicable) of Commonwealth states and is considered by some to be a form of dual citizenship, there have never been, nor are there any plans for a common passport.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Citizenship   (2112 words)

 United States nationality law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a historical matter, U.S. citizenship could be forfeited upon the undertaking of various acts, including naturalization in a foreign state, service in foreign armed forces, and voting in a foreign political election.
Rusk (1967) constitutionally limited the government's capacity to terminate citizenship to those cases in which an individual engaged in conduct with an intention of abandoning their citizenship.
There are also special provisions for persons who are deemed to have renounced citizenship for purposes of avoiding U.S. taxation (which is, in theory, applicable up to ten years after the official loss of citizenship), which can result in loss of right to entry into the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_citizenship   (1335 words)

Acquisition of the citizenship of Ukraine by a child in case of acquisition of the citizenship of Ukraine by one of the parents
Retention of the citizenship of Ukraine by a child in case of secession from the citizenship of Ukraine by one of the parents
A child, whose parents held citizenship of Ukraine at the moment of his/her birth, shall be a citizen of Ukraine, regardless of whether he/she was born in the territory of Ukraine or beyond it.
www.ukrchicago.com /consular/english/citizenship_en.html   (2851 words)

 Dual Citizenship FAQ
If you are in a dual citizenship situation, or are contemplating such a move, you should consider discussing your plans with an attorney who is knowledgeable in this particular aspect of immigration law, and/or with consular officials of the countries involved.
Automatic citizenship via marriage is rare nowadays; more commonly, marriage may allow one spouse a "fast track" to immigration to the other spouse's country, but a period of non-citizen permanent residence would still be required before the immigrant spouse could obtain a new citizenship via naturalization.
Citizenship claims by a country over a given individual could happen even if the person in question never sought recognition as a citizen of that country -- or even if the person was totally unaware that he/she was a citizen of that country according to its laws.
www.richw.org /dualcit   (1265 words)

 Migration Information Source - Citizenship in a Globalized World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Citizenship laws and naturalization policies are the means through which nation-states determine who remains inside and outside the circle of formal, legal membership.
Attribution and acquisition of citizenship are structured on two principles: jus soli (the conferral of citizenship to persons born in the state's territory, or soil) and jus sanguinis (the conferral of citizenship to persons with a citizen parent or parents, or blood).
The increase in mobility, the ability of children to acquire the citizenship of not only their father but their mother, the development of new norms and human rights standards, and changing policies have contributed to the growth of dual and sometimes multiple citizenship.
www.migrationinformation.org /Feature/display.cfm?id=369   (2750 words)

 Australian Immigration Fact Sheet - Australian Citizenship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Having the citizenship of a particular country generally means you are recognised officially as a 'member' of that country, with certain responsibilities and privileges.
Generally, people are eligible for Australian citizenship when they have been present in Australia as a permanent resident for a total of two years in the previous five years, including 12 months in the two years immediately before they apply.
Citizenship ceremonies are generally the responsibility of local governments and are conducted by those authorities at times and venues of their choice.
www.immi.gov.au /facts/90citizenship.htm   (1741 words)

 Becoming A Citizen - Learning Booth
Citizenship may be acquired in one of two ways; either as a natural citizen or a naturalized citizen.
Those who obtain their citizenship at birth are referred to as natural citizens, while those who become citizens at some time after their birth are referred to as naturalized citizens.
Those individuals who are born on U.S. soil are said to have received their citizenship under the doctrine of "jus soli" or by the "right of the land".
www.voteutah.org /learning/citizenship/become.html   (740 words)

 Second Passport and Second Citizenship - Why Do You Need It?
Citizenship renunciation could be a solution for people who have a lot to loose in taxes.
A second citizenship and passport is a must for any person whose country of residence levies high taxes on profits.
Citizenship programs in Grenada and Belize are temporarily suspended for indefinite period, but the Commonwealth of Dominica offers such an opportunity still.
www.goccp.com /ENG/secondcitizen.HTM   (1348 words)

Citizenship is the only secure way to protect rights for life, and to facilitate passport replacement should the need arise.
Without documentation, your child's citizenship will not be recognized, and this could result in major headaches in the future when they obtain Social Security numbers, begin their academic careers, or - although every parent prays it won't happen - have an encounter with law enforcement.
Citizenship is acquired automatically as soon as all of the requirements have been met.
www.idahofca.org /Citizenship.htm   (2077 words)

 Italian Dual Citizenship - Frequently Asked Questions
EU citizenship, which supplements national citizenship without replacing it, grants citizens the right to move freely and to reside on the territory of the member states (Article 18).
Obtaining dual citizenship through ancestry is much different than obtaining it through naturalization, which in many cases can result in the loss of your native citizenship.
The second law is that citizenship could not be passed from a woman to her children prior to January 1, 1948.
www.italiamerica.org /id71.htm   (5055 words)

 Consular affairs
The Law on Yugoslav Citizenship regulates the acquisition and termination of Yugoslav citizenship, re-acquisition of Yugoslav citizenship, dealing with collision of citizenship laws of member republics, procedure for the acquisition or termination of Yugoslav citizenship, procedure for determination of Yugoslav citizenship, and the keeping of record of Yugoslav citizenship.
Requests for the acquisition and/or termination of Yugoslav citizenship are decided by the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs and by the republic authority in charge of internal affairs in accordance with their competences established by the law.
Determining of Yugoslav citizenship is applicable to persons living abroad who have acquired Yugoslav citizenship on the basis of origin at the time of birth but have not been entered in the corresponding record of Yugoslav citizens, and to persons who left the territory of Yugoslavia before or immediately after the Second World War.
www.mfa.gov.yu /Visas/citizenship.htm   (3487 words)

 Citizenship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Klusmeyer said he thought that understanding citizenship in a democratic society required reaching further back in history to the origins of democracy, that is the ancient Greeks.
They formulated what can be considered the origins of citizenship, establishing the idea of a consensual tie based not on kinship and ethnicity but on political participation.
Additionally, students were under the impression that the citizenship process would be easy and were not aware how much time they would have to commit to exam and interview preparation.
www.acf.dhhs.gov /programs/orr/techasst/wks-citz.htm   (4706 words)

 Citizenship - Global Policy Forum - Nations and States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This section provides information on the changing role of citizenship, on how an increasing number of people have multiple citizenships (often to evade taxes), and on how citizenship is often bought and sold.
Citizenship usually denotes an allegiance to a country, but a group of European Parliament members has introduced the Freedom Passport signifying allegiance to liberal values.
Opponents of the bill are worried that the proposed new and lax citizenship rules will “open a floodgate for non-Nepalese to become legal citizens of Nepal.” Conventional citizenship laws, such as having a Nepalese father, would be scrapped under the bill, and alternatives such as years of residency within the country would be favored.
www.globalpolicy.org /nations/sovereign/citizen/index4.htm   (1520 words)

 Citizenship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship at birth to almost all individuals born in the United States or in U.S. jurisdictions, according to the principle of jus soli.
Certain individuals born outside of the United States are born citizens because of their parents, according to the principle of jus sanguinis (which holds that the country of citizenship of a child is the same as that of his / her parents).
The procedure for applying for proof of citizenship is contained in 8 CFR 341.
uscis.gov /graphics/services/natz/citizen.htm   (477 words)

 Can John Walker be stripped of U.S. citizenship? By Eugene Volokh
A federal statute says that a citizen loses his citizenship by "serving in the armed forces of a foreign state if such armed forces are engaged in hostilities against the United States" but only if he does so "with the intention of relinquishing United States [citizenship]."
Walker can claim he lost his citizenship as soon as the Taliban and the United States started fighting—there's precedent saying that "loss of nationality occur[s] immediately upon the commission of expatriating acts"—so he never had an opportunity to commit treason.
Of course, if Walker was an al-Qaida member or participated in terrorist attacks, then denying his citizenship would just get him out of the frying pan of a treason trial and into the fire of a military tribunal.
www.slate.com /?id=2059825   (851 words)

 Citizenship - Patriotism - Lesson Plans - Character Counts
Agree or disagree: Rosa Parks was guilty of poor citizenship when she refused to sit in the back of the bus because she violated the law.
From a newspaper, magazine, TV show, or movie, identify an act of poor citizenship displayed by an adult who should know better.
Write a letter of criticism to this person with the intention of trying to convince him or her to shape up.
www.goodcharacter.com /ISOC/Citizenship.html   (1264 words)

 Services - Department of Foreign Affairs - Government of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The law relating to Irish citizenship is regulated by the Irish Nationality and Citizenship Acts 1956 – 2004.
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform is responsible for determining entitlement to citizenship in accordance with the relevant Acts.
Anyone born in Ireland is entiled to Irish citizenship if one of their parents was an Irish citizen at the time of their birth.
foreignaffairs.gov.ie /services/citizenship/?m=s   (216 words)

 The Department of Internal Affairs: Citizenship - Citizenship Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The New Zealand Citizenship Office administers grants of citizenship, confirmation and denials of citizenship, and descent registrations.
The Citizenship office will be closed on Monday the 5th of June for Queen's Birthday.
Citizenship Case Officers will not be available during this time.
www.citizenship.govt.nz   (580 words)

 MurthyDotCom : Citizenship
There are certain benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen, such as higher estate tax exemptions, federal job benefits, greater freedom of travel to other countries and most importantly, the right to vote.
September 11, 2001, some people began to believe that citizenship and the freedoms of this great land should be restricted.
In this article, we explain some of the limitations and restrictions on travel abroad, the immigration consequences of criminal involvement, and certain obligations for permanent residents.
www.murthy.com /ctzen.html   (383 words)

 Citizenship - Patriotism - Lesson Plan - The Six Pillars of Character - Character Counts - Popcorn Park
Your child has just viewed a video entitled The Six Pillars of Character: Citizenship which encourages children to do their share to make the community a better place, and shows them that that even kids their age have the power to make a difference.
Watch a television program together, and talk about ways in which the characters were either good citizens or bad citizens.
When you do things that demonstrate good citizenship, be sure to point it out to your child.
www.goodcharacter.com /pp/citizenship.html   (1865 words)

 DfES, Citizenship
Learn more about citizenship education, a national curriculum subject, and how you can contribute in a positive way.
FREE self evaluation tool for citizenship is published.
Citizenship leaflet for governors, parents and carers published.
www.dfes.gov.uk /citizenship   (136 words)

 Citizenship - LegalZoom can save you time, money, and frustration
U.S. citizenship is a lifetime benefit and the ultimate goal for many immigrants.
Citizenship gives you the maximum rights available in the United States, including the right to vote, the U.S. government's protection when abroad and a much greater ability to sponsor relatives for U.S. immigration.
If you would like to apply for citizenship, LegalZoom can save you time, money, and frustration with what can be a confusing process.
www.legalzoom.com /legalzip/citizenship/citizenship_procedure.asp?iRefer=275   (373 words)

 Italian Citizenship - Italian Dual Citizenship
Italian citizenship is granted by birth through the paternal line
If you were born in any country where citizenship is acquired by birth, and any one of the situations listed below pertains to you,
4) Your mother was born in your native country, your maternal grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of her birth, you were born after January 1, 1948 and neither you nor your mother ever renounced your right to Italian citizenship.
www.italiandualcitizenship.com   (401 words)

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