Each country sets its standards for citizenship and the rights of citizenship, which change from time to time, quite often becoming more restrictive, especially if it’s a matter of national security or other political reasons. Sometimes you may lose your birth country citizenship, even if you were eligible for it before, so you should pay attention to the laws of the country of birth.
If you want to acquire second citizenship in the U.S., we advise that you contact the consulate of the embassy of the country of origin to make sure you won’t lose your citizenship. You can easily search the law of the country of birth with its requirements or contact us for more professional information. For your information, we mention here the most prominent examples of resident law.
– Nationals of Canada can have dual citizenship.
– Nationals of China can’t have dual citizenship. Once you become U.S. permanent resident you automatically lose Chinese citizenship.
– Cuba is an interesting example. Cuban authorities do not officially determine if they allow dual citizenship.
– For security reasons, Dominican nationals can’t run for president if they hold citizenship of another country.
– United Kingdom citizens who naturalize in the United States may keep their British citizenship. A child born in the United Kingdom is regarded as a citizen only if at least one parent is either a citizen or a legal permanent resident who has lived there for some years.