Dual Citizenship Apostille



A person with dual citizenship keeps citizenship in their native country while simultaneously becoming a citizen of another country. At the same time, the individual is a citizen of two separate nations.


Dual citizenship is not accepted everywhere. For instance, it is strictly prohibited in India. In a place like Austria, a person can apply for dual citizenship if they are a survivor or descendant of a victim of the National Socialist dictatorship, or if they have resided in Austria for 10 years and have held a residence visa for the past 5 years.


WHY DO PEOPLE SEEK DUAL CITIZENSHIP?


  • If you marry someone from another country, you can request dual citizenship instead of giving up your natal citizenship while determining where to reside.

  • Travels often to that nation - If someone frequently travels to the same country, they may apply for dual citizenship to make coming and leaving much easier—no visas, no lines, and no queries about why they are there.

  • Looking for business possibilities - In order to establish a business, a person must typically be a citizen of the nation in question.

  • Individuals who are not citizens are not permitted to acquire land in various nations. Having dual citizenship allows you to buy property or a home.

  • Investments - some governments provide citizen investment programs or residency programs in exchange for a financial investment.

If you're interested in gaining dual citizenship, you'll need to contact the consulate for specific instructions and other details.


OBTAINING APOSTILLES ON DOCUMENTS


An apostille is a document authentication certification. The apostille is recognized as a method of authentication by all nations that have signed the Hague Convention of 1961. Documents must be authorized by their embassy or consulate in non-member nations.


Many documents will be required of you (and apostilled) including, but not limited to:

  • Birth certificate

  • Marriage certificate

  • Divorce decree

  • Death certificate of spouse, parent, or ancestor

  • Passport


In the United States, the two most popular countries for dual citizenship are Italy and Mexico.


There is no margin for error with the Authentication or Apostille process. If mistakes are made, both your time and money will be wasted and you'll have to start all over again. If you want to look into outsourcing this part of preparing to studying abroad to someone with experience, please email me at jared@apostillellc.com or call 848-467-7740 to request my services or learn more.

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