Dual Nationality to Become Legal (South Korea)

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Dual Nationality to Become Legal (South Korea)

Post by CielOnTap » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:46 pm

Dual Nationality to Become Legal

The Justice Ministry has completed a draft amendment of citizenship laws that will permit Koreans to hold dual nationality in some circumstances. Under the new law, dual nationality holders born abroad will be allowed to maintain both citizenships provided they do not exercise certain rights and privileges using their legal status of foreigners.

The ministry announced the regulations Thursday.

Those who obtain foreign citizenship by birth will be allowed to maintain it if they submit a written oath by the age of 22 not to exercise the rights and privileges of foreigners in Korea by using their second passport. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/htm ... 00794.html
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Re: Dual Nationality to Become Legal (South Korea)

Post by CielOnTap » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:48 pm

People potentially affected by the dual nationality law need to be aware of it well before their 22nd birthday. Say at age 18 or 19, when one is making post-secondary work or school plans. Responsibilities come with citizenship, so there would be time to look up requirements and study prior to making a decision on nationality.

If one's parents have discussed the issue during the child's years at home from age 10 and up and and talked about their own experiences, the child has a better context to make his/her decision after factoring in research.
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