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My question is what do then mean country of prior nationality

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If you don't know, then it's probably the same as your country of citizenship or your country of birth. Sometimes people might have a different country of nationality than their country of citizenship, but for many people the two are the same.

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Usually it is the country from which you are able to get a passport... the country that you immigrated from.


Page three of the N-400 Instructions provides an answer to your question. Part 4 E states "Country of nationality - Write the name of the countrt(ies) where you are a citizen or national."

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