dual citizenship


Definition of dual citizenship

: the status of an individual who is a citizen of two or more nations

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Avendano has dual citizenship, and his wife is a citizen of the United States. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "How to get health care coverage when you retire to a foreign country," 27 July 2019 If that's the case, then her baby will be eligible for dual citizenship. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Will Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Be an American Citizen?," 27 Apr. 2019 Mujica has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Mexico, and has homes in Phoenix and Sonoyta. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "Phoenix-based activist and migrant caravan organizer arrested in Mexico," 9 Nov. 2018 In fact, royal watchers are speculating that the baby will eventually apply for dual citizenship with the United States and retain a U.S. passport. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Pose for First Photos of the Royal Baby," 8 May 2019 Latham is American like Meghan and has a dual citizenship to the U.S. and the U.K., according to her LinkedIn page. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Hired Hillary Clinton's Former Campaign Advisor," 15 Mar. 2019 Latham, who according to her Linked in page has dual citizenship in the UK and US, is one of only a few Americans to have served as a political appointee in both the British and American governments. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Sara Latham, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's New PR Manager, Worked for Hillary Clinton's Campaign," 14 Mar. 2019 Police began searching for the family last Friday after someone notified them that the Smiths and their son, all of whom have dual citizenship in Georgia and the U.S., were missing. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Father, toddler son shot dead in Georgia; mother falls into ravine while fleeing attacker, officials say," 9 July 2018 Miescher, though, has made things a lot worse after appearing to hit out at the fact that there are several players carrying dual citizenship in the side. SI.com, "Granit Xhaka Hits Out at Swiss FA Following Controversial Comments on Dual Nationality," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of dual citizenship

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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