Born in Hong Kong - British?

Old Jan 3rd 2019, 10:08 pm
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I was born in Hong Kong when it was a British territory and then moved to the US and naturalized as a citizen.

Does that mean I gave up my British citizenship?

Can I reclaim it and/or have a dual citizenship?
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Old Jan 3rd 2019, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by maxdwinter View Post
I was born in Hong Kong when it was a British territory and then moved to the US and naturalized as a citizen.

Does that mean I gave up my British citizenship?

Can I reclaim it and/or have a dual citizenship?
What travel document/nationality did you have when you moved to the US?
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Where were your parents born? What year were you born?
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Old Jan 3rd 2019, 11:53 pm
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Where were your parents born? What year were you born?
My parents were born in China but I was born in 1965 in Hong Kong and I have my birth certificate.
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Originally Posted by inggris View Post
What travel document/nationality did you have when you moved to the US?
I have my birth certificate from Hong Kong. Just wondering if I was born a British citizen or not and if I can reclaim that citizenship.
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You would’ve been born a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies but if your parents were Chinese then it’s very unlikely you have a claim to British citizenship now.

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You would’ve been born a Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies but if your parents were Chinese then it’s very unlikely you have a claim to British citizenship now.
Thanks. I actually don't know how my parents ended up in Hong Kong before I was born of if they became British citizens or not. They've both passed away so I can't ask them.

Is there a way to find out?
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What passports did you emigrate to the US on and when did you leave Hong Kong?
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