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Four countries with particularly tough naturalization regulations - and how to do it anyway
Many Western countries have streamlined their naturalization processes through corresponding laws in the last few decades. This is why immigrants from these countries often find it difficult to understand how difficult it can be to naturalize in their new home country. We highlight four of the strictest naturalization procedures below, including some helpful information on other ways you can stay indefinitely.
As far as the law goes, your chances of acquiring Chinese citizenship are virtually zero if you don't have relatives who are Chinese citizens and who are resident in China. According to the CIA World Factbook, naturalization is possible, but extremely difficult. A long-term stay is required, but there is no specific information. Since the People's Republic was founded, only a few hundred "selected" foreigners have received citizenship.
Acquiring Chinese citizenship seems almost impossible, but there are alternatives. If you come to China to work, you will need a Chinese work visa, also known as a “Z visa”. It is granted to foreigners who have a paid job in China. The Z-Visa itself only allows a stay of 30 days from arrival. Travel China Guiderecommends that you apply for a temporary residence permit for the duration of your employment together with your employer during this time. This allows you to potentially stay in the country for at least 90 days and a maximum of 5 years. Basically, you must first ask your employer to provide you with a work license. You can then use this to apply for a work visa (Z) at the embassy in your country.
Becoming a US citizen is a long process, but it is possible. The naturalization process consists of many changeable elements that influence the best strategy for the applicant. The process is so complex that it has spawned an entire legal branch. In detail:
To become a US citizen, you must have had a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) for at least five years; if you apply as the spouse of a US citizen, there are only three.
To get a green card, you have to meet a few essential requirements. You must first be at least 18 years old and have held this card for at least five years. A green card is valid for 10 years (even if the card itself shows a “permanent” residence).
There are many things that can make getting a green card easier, such as being related to a US citizen as a spouse, unmarried child under 21, or parent when the US citizen is 21 or older. You can also ask your employer in the US to put in a good word for you. Working for a broadcaster, an international organization, as a doctor or religious worker also increases your hope of receiving a green card.
Even the mere consideration for Qatari citizenship is tied to many conditions; naturalization is really particularly difficult here. So shows Qatar living point out that it can be difficult even for people of appropriate ancestry.
Business insider U.K. explains Qatari citizenship will only be passed on through father; that of the mother is not enough. If you have resided legally in the country for more than 25 years (among other requirements) without leaving it for more than two consecutive months, you can apply for citizenship. To illustrate the relationship: The Doha News reportedthat Qatar only naturalizes around 50 foreigners each year. According to the law, even naturalized people in Qatar are not equated with those born there; presumably because the country provides very generous government benefits and it would be costly to distribute them to all citizens.
You may have better luck applying for a work visa - which is not an easy task. You need to find a sponsor, i. H. a local employer who would like to hire you. The sponsor initiates the application process by applying to the Qatari Ministry of Interior for all legal permits for hiring foreign workers. The sponsor has an essential role to play here, as he has to vouch for you in situations such as opening a bank account or signing a rental agreement.
Although there are more expats in the UAE than native Emirati, applying for citizenship there is only allowed after 30 years of legal residence.
It is therefore generally difficult for foreigners to become a UAE citizen and whether you will succeed depends on various circumstances. Their chances are also subject to factors such as whether they are employed and who their employer is. Here, as in all of the countries mentioned here, it is worthwhile to discuss your options with an appropriate specialist lawyer on site.
Federal Law No 17 states that as an Arab citizen of Oman, Qatar or Bahrain you can apply for naturalization after three years in the UAE. However, Arabs from other countries are only allowed to apply after seven years of residence.
After a UN report UAE nationals who are married to a foreigner cannot currently pass them on to their children. A decree of 2011 allows these children to apply for citizenship when they turn 18.
If none of the above options are available to you for the application, you should try it through the stay. As explained at the beginning, you have to live and work in the country for at least 30 years.
If you would like to find out more about your options for obtaining UAE citizenship, you should consult a specialist lawyer who can advise you on your specific situation.
Remember that most of these countries have streamlined their work visa and increasingly long-term residence visa processes despite difficult naturalization conditions.
For advice from an immigration professional, please contact Crown Relocations directly.
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