Dual Citizenship?

#16 Apr 24th, 2016, 13:27
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Originally Posted by a_f_d View Post ... see this thread....

AndyD 8-)
I've read the thread. Now, I know of a live example where what I mentioned happened to a family I know (previous decade). Child got the foreign pp first, RPO refused to issue an Indian pp. I guess it again comes down to where one lives.

HOWEVER -
Is it possible that Bangalore FRRO quite plainly made a mistake? It certainly is.
In support of my statement, I'd like to quote a section from the Indian Citizenship Rules, 2009, in which it is implied that a minor cannot hold 2 pps:

http://mha1.nic.in/pdfs/Citi_Rule-2009.pdf

"PART - II
APPLICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP
3. Application for registration of birth under section 4.- A person may submit an application for registration of birth of his minor child born outside India in terms of sub-section (1) of section 4 in Form I to the Indian consulate in the country, where such child was born, together with a declaration that the child does not hold the passport of any other country."
#17 Jan 24th, 2019, 17:35
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Minor has dual citizenship.

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Originally Posted by Dilliwala View Post A bit moot, voluntary or not. For a minor, it's still considered voluntary if his/her parents decided.

How does one involuntarily take another country's citizenship?
This is convoluted, but verified. My wife is French and I'm India. Our child was born in India. India requires that she doesn't hold two passports. But both India and France let her claim their respective citizenship anytime until she is 18 (it is assumed that all decisions are involuntary until then).

So technically, the minor is a dual national. France didn't care if she had an Indian passport as well (which she did for 4 years since birth and then applied for a French one after). India required that she surrendered the Indian passport upon acquiring French passport.

In both letters issued by France as well as India, they continue to note her 'date of acquiring nationality' the same as her birth date, confirming this understanding.

I do agree however, that having the OCI in Indian + Foreign passport is the most practical thing to do for the minor. (The few additional privileges of citizenship over OCI can't be exercised until the person is above 18 years anyway).

-VanYag.
#18 Jan 25th, 2019, 18:46
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India requires that she doesn't hold two passports.

So technically, the minor is a dual national.
Holding a single passport, does not negate one's being a dual national. In case of India, they allow minors to be able to claim dual nationality; however, passport is not a "citizenship" document. It is a travel document.
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While it is not directly related, Naomi Osaka, born in Japan, and also a US citizen, has been playing under the Japanese flag. She has an year and change, to give up her US citizenship in order to continuing to play under the Japanese flag.
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While it is not directly related, Naomi Osaka, born in Japan, and also a US citizen, has been playing under the Japanese flag. She has an year and change, to give up her US citizenship in order to continuing to play under the Japanese flag.
I thought this whole Dual citizenship was simple but seem very complicated according to this:
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/communi.../#.XEszmVwzbD4

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