Reasons for dual/multiple citizenship?
- The chance to work, live and retire in another country with ease.
- Travel opportunities with a different passport.
- Not limiting yourself to one country’s benefits. You should have the benefits of multiple governments.
The is an ongoing project to list legislation about dual citizenship for every single country or providence in the world.
Similarities and Overlapping Ideologies for Obtaining Nationalities
Naturalization-Most nationality acts have provisions regarding naturalization requirements that I will mention here being that the requirements are very similar for all acts.
Learning the national language, having enough means to support to yourself while you are holding residency, not being convicted of a crime, and that obtaining of the citizenship would or will not hinder national security.
Something I will mentioning inside of each country’s pages under naturalization will be the residency time frame being that this is the only thing that differs from country to country.
Statelessness- It seems that the majority of country’s constitutions or citizenship act(s) address the issue of statelessness and would rather give a ‘stateless’ person citizenship then have them be stateless.
Loyalties & Wafering Allegiances- I feel as if there should be this respect for the idea of dual citizenships and dual passports. One should never be ungrateful and be respectful of both governments positions. One should not cause an issue where the state could get the feeling that individuals feel ungrateful or apathetic for their current position between two governments. By causing this disparity, governments become aggressive and voice an opinion that might be unfavorable to everybody who wants to retain a dual nationality. One should be ecstatic that you get to be between government and passports and etc.
Common Sources of Information
The main focus of each country’s page will be discussing if a country has the option of dual citizenship. Citation will be from the country’s constitution and citizenship act(s).
WIPO– Info can be found under tab ‘inside WIPO’- under ‘member states’ and you can select the country of choice and from there listed under legal information-click on’ National IP Laws and Regulations’ you will see the constitutions at the top- make sure to use the html for language translations purposes.
Refworld– Under the tab ‘laws’ at the bottom of the open tab there is ‘nationality law’ option- click this and from there you can look at certain countries specific constitutions or more importantly their citizenship acts.
Constitute– Under this project are all the world constitutions are listed and translated to english.
EUDO -(European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship)- Info under country profiles.
(Below are tips for navigating the Caribbean but sets a framework and can be refer to for other regions.)
- North and South American countries will be listed along with dependencies and departments (I will be referring to all departments and overseas territories as dependencies for simplicity). When clicking on these dependencies you will be rerouted to the home country of ownership because most likely the home rules apply.
- The only dependencies that are listed are within the basic travel privileges. For example: You can visit Guadeloupe (a French Dependency) visa free and it has a permanent population. I listed this because it is possible destination to get dual citizenship for.
- Clipperton Island (another French dependency) you need a special permit to go there, it does not have a permanent population and you cannot travel there expect by your own boat(1000 miles off the coast of Acapulco). I did not list this becasuse it is not a possible destination to get dual citizenship for.
- Islands such as the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and Insular Chile & Easter islands are not going to be listed. Sometimes certain islands will be listed under the island in question under the countries homepage.