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Moroccan/American Dual Citizenship: Moroccan Government Approval Required?

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Does anyone have any experience with this? I read that if a Moroccan takes another citizenship without Moroccan gov't pre-approving it they can lose their Moroccan citizenship...


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DUAL CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED. Exception: Moroccan law recognizes dual citizenship, but permission must be granted by the government before a second citizenship is acquired. Dual citizenship by default is not recognize



http://www.multiplecitizenship.com/wscl/ws_MOROCCO.html


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DUAL CITIZENSHIP: RECOGNIZED. Exception: Moroccan law recognizes dual citizenship, but permission must be granted by the government before a second citizenship is acquired. Dual citizenship by default is not recognize

http://www.multiplecitizenship.com/wscl/ws_MOROCCO.html

This is interesting, what they mean by permission must be granted, this means in case if you would like to apply for citizenship in USA you must let morocco know?

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I am also curious about this.. How does one notify and gain permission for dual citizenship? I have a daughter with my husband who has a GC and full Moroccan citizenship... is our daughter eligible for dual citizenship? And will my husband be if he decides to become a US citizen when eligible?

Ally & Omar


Timeline to Immigrate to the United States of America -

Travel back to our Moroccan Home from Casa: 10/17/2014

Husband submits for vacation from Protection Civile: 10/28/2015

Husband submits for demission from Protection Civile :11/10/2014

I travel personally to the Main Office of the Protection Civile in Rabat and submit a Dolence: 12/09/2014

I travel back to the USA in preparation of the birth of our baby - 12/18/2014

Husband travels back to Rabat to the main office of the Protection Civile and meets with "Head of Human resources" and told to resubmit his vacation request - told his request will be approved by 1/15/ 2015: 1/07/2015

Husband asks commander to call main office of Protection Civile to check the status of the new vacation request and is told no one but the general can approve his request and he is on vacation: 1/28/2015

Husband stops going to work for the Protection Civile in protest: 1/29/2015

We hire a lawyer in Casablanca to help my husbands case with regards to the Protection Civile : 02/2015

Lawyer sends letter to the Main office of the Protection Civile - 02/04/2015

Our daughter is born with my husband still stuck in Morocco - 2/09/2015

Direction (Main Office) of the Protection Civile Sends out Alert Letter to my husband and my husband picks it up on- 02/13/2015

Husband goes to US Consulate to request an extension of his visa - US Consulate says they won't extend his visa however they can issue him a new one at the cost of 3000DH/ $311 -/+ and to come back the last week of the month to get his second visa- 3/08/2015

Husband returns to the US Consulate and picks up *NEW VISA* with expiration date of 09/22/2015 on: 03/26/2015

Husband's first visa expires: 04/08/2015

Protection Civile continues to pay my husband - 04/2015

The lawyer sends letters to the Ministry of the Interior - 04//2015

My husband seeks help from the Prime Minister of Morocco's political party and called the lawyer to set an appointment to check on his case: 05/6/2015

My husband seeks help from a second lawyer when the first one proves unhelpful: 05/07/2015

My husband goes to Parliment to follow up with the Prime Minister's party - set a follow up appointment at a cafe the next day: 05/08/2015

I send a letter to the Moroccan Ambassador to the United States asking for help with my husband's case (registered mail): 05/26/2015

I go to Sen. Diane Feinstein's office seeking help with my husband's demission from the Protection Civile: 05/27/2015

I go to Sen. Barbara Boxer's office seeking help with my husband's demission from the Protection Civile: 05/28/2015

My husband returns to hometown in Morocco and returned his materials, the message awaiting him says "Demission Favorable.": 06/11/2015

Lots of running around to meetings and trying to get the authorization to leave Morocco by my husband: 07/2015

Husband goes to CMN airport trying to get paperwork authorizing him to leave Morocco and with the help of some powerful people GETS THE AUTHORIZATION: 07/23/2015 :dancing:

My husband leaves Morocco and arrives in the U.S.A. and meets his daughter for the first time at SFO airport: 07/27/2015

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I am also curious about this.. How does one notify and gain permission for dual citizenship? I have a daughter with my husband who has a GC and full Moroccan citizenship... is our daughter eligible for dual citizenship? And will my husband be if he decides to become a US citizen when eligible?

Ally & Omar

Probably the law to get permission means something,

hopefully somebody has an answer for this question

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Everything i read regards a US citzen getting moroccan citzenship but says to contact the following number as the contact as the Minister of Justice must approve

Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco Consular Section 1601 21st St., NW Washington, DC 20009

Embassy/Consular Telephone: 202-462-7979 through 82 Fax: 202-462-7643

If you learn anything new let us know please

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I'm also curious about this.

In addition, I would like to know if my Moroccan husband becomes a US Citizen and we travel back to Morocco, can he use his US passport to enter Morocco?

Or does he have to keep his Moroccan passport up-to-date and enter Morocco with it? He would rather travel with only one passport.

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I had some free time and I just called the Moroccan Embassy in Washington DC.

The lady I spoke with was very nice and helpful. She said that a Moroccan citizen does not need to inform Morocco or ask permission of the Moroccan government in order to gain American citizenship.

She said that a citizen of Morocco will not lose their citizenship and the embassy will always be willing to assist them if they need anything.

In addition, she said that a Moroccan citizen that has obtained American citizenship can travel to Morocco on an American passport. It is not necessary to enter Morocco on a Moroccan passport.

She advised that they travel with the Moroccan National ID card in case they need to do any official business or would end up wanting to stay in country for more than 3 months.

I hope this information is helpful!

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I had some free time and I just called the Moroccan Embassy in Washington DC.

The lady I spoke with was very nice and helpful. She said that a Moroccan citizen does not need to inform Morocco or ask permission of the Moroccan government in order to gain American citizenship.

She said that a citizen of Morocco will not lose their citizenship and the embassy will always be willing to assist them if they need anything.

In addition, she said that a Moroccan citizen that has obtained American citizenship can travel to Morocco on an American passport. It is not necessary to enter Morocco on a Moroccan passport.

She advised that they travel with the Moroccan National ID card in case they need to do any official business or would end up wanting to stay in country for more than 3 months.

I hope this information is helpful!

Thank you so much for looking into this and informing us all! That's a big relief!


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