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Types of Citizenship

Born Within a Country (jus Soli)
Born Within a Country (jus Soli)

Abolition of jus soli. Some countries that formerly observed jus soli have moved to abolish it entirely, conferring citizenship on children born in the country only if one of the parents is a citizen of that country. India: Abolished jus soli on 3 December 2004 in reaction to illegal immigration from its neighbor Bangladesh.

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Citizenship by Birth (jus Sanguinis)
Citizenship by Birth (jus Sanguinis)

Birthright Citizenship - Jus soli & Jus Sanguinis. Jus soli is a Latin term that means law of the soil. Many countries follow the system of jus soli or more commonly known as, birthright citizenship. Under this concept, citizenship of a person is determined by the place where a person was born. Jus soli is the most common means a person acquires citizenship of a nation.

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Citizenship by Marriage (jus Matrimonii)
Citizenship by Marriage (jus Matrimonii)

ACQUISITION OF ITALIAN CITIZENSHIP “JURE MATRIMONII” Acquisition of Italian citizenship by marriage to an Italian citizen General Guidelines The foreign spouse of an Italian citizen may apply for Italian citizenship after 2 years of marriage if

Excluded Categories
Excluded Categories

Citizenship, affiliation and exclusion: perspectives from the south Naila Kabeer 1. Introduction Citizenship is a way of defining personhood which links rights and agency: ‘citizenship as rights enables people to act as agents’ (Lister, 1997). It is consequently, a powerful word, with connotations of respect, rights and dignity.

Native
Native

A native born citizen is a person who was born a citizen of a certain country by virtue of the laws of that country . For example, I am a native born citizen of the United States because I was born a United States Citizen.

Naturalization
Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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