Is there a credible risk to losing US citizenship by applying for dual citizenship in another country?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

I am over 18 years old, and a U.S. citizen. Both my parents were born in Europe and I would like to apply for EU citizenship. Is there any credible risk to losing US citizenship?

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  1. Anna Tsibel Moreas

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . First, you have to distinguish dual citizenship and having two citizenships. Second, you have to distinguish applying for citizenship and applying for a national passport or certificate of citizenship based on the citizenship you might already have (derivatively, by birth, through parents) - and all of the analysis must be based on analyzing the immigration and citizenship laws of both countries, including any application treatises.

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  2. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues

    Samuel Ouya Maina, Esq. 415.391.6612 Law Offices of S. Ouya Maina, PC 332 Pine Street,... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . It depends on what the other country requires from you for you to become a citizen of that country.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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