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Old Jul 13th 2011, 11:09 pm
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Sorry if this is posted to the wrong section...I was wondering if someone knows the answer to my question. I have dual citizenship in the U.S.A. and U.K. I acquired my U.K. citizenship through marriage. Now we are divorced after 14 years and my ex husband has told our children I will lose my U.K. citizenship if I don't return to live in the country within seven years. I lived in the U.K. for more than eight years during our marriage. It was my understanding that you couldn't lose your citizenship involuntarily? I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me more about this if they know? Thanks.
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Old Jul 13th 2011, 11:28 pm
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Sorry if this is posted to the wrong section...I was wondering if someone knows the answer to my question. I have dual citizenship in the U.S.A. and U.K. I acquired my U.K. citizenship through marriage. Now we are divorced after 14 years and my ex husband has told our children I will lose my U.K. citizenship if I don't return to live in the country within seven years. I lived in the U.K. for more than eight years during our marriage. It was my understanding that you couldn't lose your citizenship involuntarily? I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me more about this if they know? Thanks.
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Old Jul 13th 2011, 11:44 pm
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Good to know! Thank you very much...H.
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Sorry if this is posted to the wrong section...I was wondering if someone knows the answer to my question. I have dual citizenship in the U.S.A. and U.K. I acquired my U.K. citizenship through marriage. Now we are divorced after 14 years and my ex husband has told our children I will lose my U.K. citizenship if I don't return to live in the country within seven years. I lived in the U.K. for more than eight years during our marriage. It was my understanding that you couldn't lose your citizenship involuntarily? I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me more about this if they know? Thanks.
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It's a scare tactic...and he's talking [email protected], so don't worry about it.

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Wow thanks guys...I appreciate the advice. And thanks for the welcome.
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Wow thanks guys...I appreciate the advice. And thanks for the welcome.
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Well I am glad I joined- I think I will! H.
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... my ex husband has told our children I will lose my U.K. citizenship if I don't return to live in the country within seven years.
I understand why you divorced him!

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Originally Posted by buddhanature28 View Post
Sorry if this is posted to the wrong section...I was wondering if someone knows the answer to my question. I have dual citizenship in the U.S.A. and U.K. I acquired my U.K. citizenship through marriage. Now we are divorced after 14 years and my ex husband has told our children I will lose my U.K. citizenship if I don't return to live in the country within seven years. I lived in the U.K. for more than eight years during our marriage. It was my understanding that you couldn't lose your citizenship involuntarily? I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me more about this if they know? Thanks.
In the past there was a law like this, in section 20(4) of the British Nationality Act 1948:
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/...9480056_en.pdf

It was repealed in 1964.
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Wow that was really interesting to read. Thank you for sharing that! H.
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