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Dual citizenship AUSTRALIA - on what grounds can I apply?

Old Jul 20th 2002, 4:55 pm
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Shannon
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Default Dual citizenship AUSTRALIA - on what grounds can I apply?

I am an Aussie citizen doing the AOS process. My son and husband are US citizens. I was wondering if anyone knows the basis on which Australian citizens can reapply for Aussie citizenship. I believe it is automatically relinquished if you take the citizenship of another country by choice. Ie. not if it is conferred on you or given as a minor.

I believe you can have dual citizenship (after reapplication) IF you can show hardship or employment prejudice without the new citizenship.

Anyone have experience of valid grounds in the US?

Shannon
 
Old Jul 20th 2002, 11:20 pm
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Mark Lambert
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In article <[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I am an Aussie citizen doing the AOS process. My son and husband are US citizens. I
    > was wondering if anyone knows the basis on which Australian citizens can reapply
    > for Aussie citizenship. I believe it is automatically relinquished if you take the
    > citizenship of another country by choice. Ie. not if it is conferred on you or
    > given as a minor.
    >
    > I believe you can have dual citizenship (after reapplication) IF you can show
    > hardship or employment prejudice without the new citizenship.
    >
    > Anyone have experience of valid grounds in the US?
    >
    > Shannon
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    >
I can't help you much, because I'm in the same boat. I remember seeing in the online
Melbourne age a few months ago that the aus government is introducing changes soon to
the law to make it easier to hold dual aus/us citizenship. By next year, I think I
remember. So by the time I'm ready to consider US citizenship it should be possible
w/o relinquishing my aus citizenship.
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Old Jul 21st 2002, 7:20 am
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Rich Wales
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"Shannon" wrote:

> I am an Aussie citizen . . . . I believe [Australian citizenship] is
> automatically relinquished if you take the citizenship of another country by
> choice. . . .

Not any more. This part of Australian law was officially repealed last April. Any
Australian who acquires another citizenship on or after 4 April 2002 will =not= lose
Australian citizenship and will have both citizenships.

Reference: http://www.immi.gov.au/citizen/citchange.htm

Note that this will happen, in the case of an Aussie becoming a US citizen, even
though the US naturalization oath includes a renunciatory clause. Australia will
ignore the renunciation in the US ceremony, and the US does not do anything to
enforce the renunciatory statement.

Note, too, that this new Australian position applies =only= to those Aussies who
acquire another citizenship on or after 4 April 2002 (the date on which the new law
received royal assent).

Rich Wales [email protected] http://www.richw.org/dualcit/ *DISCLAIMER: I am not a
lawyer, professional immigration consultant, or consular officer. My comments are for
discussion purposes only and are not intended to be relied upon as legal or
professional advice.
 
Old Jul 21st 2002, 4:20 pm
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Steve & Lisa
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Here is info on Aussie Dual Citizenship:
http://www.dualcitizens.com/dualcitizens/index.cfm

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Old Jul 21st 2002, 4:27 pm
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Shannon
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Wow, thanks for this info on the updated law. I was really confused about it. Any idea what prompted the repeal of the old law?

Very happy this end

Shannon
 

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