[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

Richard G. Molpus rgmolpus at flash.net
Sun Dec 5 09:35:52 GMT 2021

In theory, my father was eligible for Swiss citizenship, as he was the grandson of a male Swiss citizen. Unfortunately, it was thru his mother, who's birth had not been registered in her father's native Canton in time, so the opportunity lapsed.

Oh, well... would have made my security clearance harder to get...

On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 02:08:15 AM CST, M. Haller Yamada via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote: 

Oh, for goodness sakes! Well, I guess that's a hint to those of us living abroad with kids to keep all those old passports, renunciation statements, etc. 

I was under the impression that some countries granted citizenship to grandchildren of citizens under certain cases. Are they already dual citizens, even if they don't "activate" it by getting a passport or other stuff? 

I suppose it's really easy now to look up some person's MyAncestry or Find-a-grave, and just snoop around for a little bit. I've done it for fiction research, to tell the truth. Scarily easy. 


On Sunday, December 5, 2021, 04:45:01 PM GMT+9, Sharon Micenko <wembleyware at gmail.com> wrote: 

Wasn’t that hilarious? One of them was the Deputy Prime Minister and there were at least 4 senators. It wasn’t that long ago, in 2017


> On 5 Dec 2021, at 3:39 pm, Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:
> To add to the fun: A few years ago fifteen politicians in our Federal
> government had to resign because someone dug up a dusty old
> section of the Constitution that everyone had forgotten about, which
> states that you can't be elected to our parliament if you have any
> allegiance to a foreign power - including dual citizenship.
> The funniest part was that most of them didn't even know that they
> had dual citizenship. There was a lot of scrambling around, checking old
> family documentation, and trying to rescind things.

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