TN 6 (07-97)
RS 02640.020 Citizenship in Other Countries
Accept an allegation that an individual is a citizen of the country of his birth if evidence of his birth in that country has been submitted.
The claimant/beneficiary must submit evidence of his citizenship if:
Accept an allegation of a change in citizenship if it is not self-serving.
This chart provides information on areas for which there are special considerations.
|American Indian||Although some individuals state they are “North American Indians,” there is no such national citizenship. They are members of certain tribes located near the Canadian-U.S. border and their national citizenship is either Canadian or U.S.|
|Denmark, France, the Netherlands and Portugal||These countries are composed of territories in Europe, America, Asia and/or Africa. The portion of the country in which an individual was born is immaterial in determining citizenship.|
|United Kingdom||The terms “British subjects” and “Commonwealth citizens” do not mean an individual is a citizen of the United Kingdom (U.K.). These terms are synonymous and indicate citizenship in a country which is a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations.|
| ||The U.K. considers as citizens all persons born within the U.K. or within what is now a British colony. They are “citizens of the United Kingdom and Colonies.” Generally, a person born in a colony which has been given independence acquires citizenship in the new nation and does not keep his U.K. citizenship.|
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