One parent is a US citizen, one parent is a dual citizen. Parents are divorcing, and both agree that kids can only have US passports and cannot travel out of US without permission. Court now says kids cannot "be citizens" or "obtain citizenship" in other parent's home country until they are 18. Registration of birth is a legal requirement on other parent under the laws of parent's home country, and that parent will be fined for failure to register. Citizenship in that country does not include obtaining a passport. Further, citizenship was "obtained" by virtue of the children's birth to a parent with citizenship in a country that is not the US. Can the US court lawfully prohibit children from "being citizens" of another country when that citizenship is conferred at birth?
Your question is best answered by matrimonial not immigration lawyer as it raises no issues of US immigration law.
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No, I do not think US court can lawfully prohibit anyone from being a citizen of another country, especially when it was conferred at birth. Also, I think this question is better suited for lawyers who are well-reversed in US constitution matters.
What country 'requires' you to register your child?
What country denies this 'child' the right to register them-self when they turn 18?
As for your 'can the court prohibit' something? In most cases .. if the child can register them-self when they turn 18 ... yes the judge can have that power.
Talk to a divorce attorney for more information.
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