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When my fiancé and I get married, and eventually he starts the naturalization process, will he have to give up his birth citizenship? He also became French through the French naturalization process, would he have to give up either of these citizenships to become American?

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Not as far as the US is concerned.

Where was he born.


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Probably not. He can keep his French citizenship. If he didn't lose his birth citizenship when he took French citizenship chances are he won't if/when he becomes a US citizen.

When my fiancé and I get married, and eventually he starts the naturalization process, will he have to give up his birth citizenship? He also became French through the French naturalization process, would he have to give up either of these citizenships to become American?

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it depends on the country in which he was born. If he already has dual citizenship, he may forfeit one of them. I don't think you can hold citizenship to three countries at once. It comes down to the laws in the country of his birth. Some countries require you to apply to retain your citizenship if you are going to obtain another nationality.


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it depends on the country in which he was born. If he already has dual citizenship, he may forfeit one of them. I don't think you can hold citizenship to three countries at once. It comes down to the laws in the country of his birth. Some countries require you to apply to retain your citizenship if you are going to obtain another nationality.

The US doesn't have a limit on how many other citizenships may be held by a person. France and other countries may or may not.

My friends has a British, French and Bangladesh passport if I remember correctly. It was either Bangladesh or Italian.


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it depends on the country in which he was born. If he already has dual citizenship, he may forfeit one of them. I don't think you can hold citizenship to three countries at once. It comes down to the laws in the country of his birth. Some countries require you to apply to retain your citizenship if you are going to obtain another nationality.

The U.S. has no limits on the number of citizenship. The U.S. only cares if someone is a US citizen or not. Other citizenships DS not matter to the U.S. Government.

Other countries have different rules. Each with their own rules.

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