Dual Citizenship

Whether an individual naturalizing in the United States can be a dual citizen depends on the laws of the home country.  When a foreigner naturalizes in the United States, the naturalizing citizen takes an oath renouncing all foreign citizenships.  Some countries choose to ignore this renunciation and consider the new U.S. citizen a citizen of both countries.

The countries below have clear laws on dual citizenship.  Other countries have various restrictions regarding losing or acquiring citizenship and for that reason they are not listed below.  If you are concerned about losing your present citizenship when you naturalize as a U.S. citizen, contact the consulate of your home country before filing for naturalization.

Dual Citizenship Generally
NOT Allowed after
U.S. Naturalization

Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belgium
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brunei
Cameroon
Congo
China
Cuba
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Guinea
Honduras
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyz Republic
Laos
Malawi
Malaysia
Mongolia
Monaco
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
New Guinea
Nicaragua
Niger
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Principe Island
Qatar
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
South Korea
Swaziland
Tonga
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Zimbabwe

Dual Citizenship Generally
Allowed after
U.S. Naturalization

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Antigua
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Botswana
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cote D'Ivoire
Croatia
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
France
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Hungary
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Jamaica
Kiribati
Latvia
Lesotho
Libya
Liechtenstein
Maldives
Mali
Mexico
New Zealand

Nigeria
Morocco
Namibia
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Romania
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
Slovenia
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen

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