Are there any Disadvantages to European Citizenship?
Holding European citizenship in and of itself has very few disadvantages, if at all. Unlike many other countries around the world, the EU does not require its newly incorporated citizens to forgo any prior citizenships they might have had. This makes them very attractive citizenships since it does not prevent these citizens from returning to their previous countries should they feel living in the EU is not suitable for them.
Who is Eligible for a European Citizenship?
Several criteria permit a person to be eligible for a European passport or citizenship. Each one brings with it a different process and requirements to be completed properly. Additionally, some of these criteria differ in relevance between different countries. While some may grant citizenship according to a certain condition, others may not.
The easiest way to receive European citizenship is through ancestry. Depending on the country, you may qualify for such citizenship through your parents, but also through your grandparents and great – grandparents. They must not have forfeited their nationality even after moving out from the EU. This will grant you such citizenship easily and cheaply.
You may be given leave to work and live in almost any European country by obtaining a work visa. If your work period lasts for long enough, you may apply for naturalization. By your qualifications, you may be given several kinds of work permits. These will be granted based on a scoring system that considers your education, work experience, and other such skills.
Another method for obtaining citizenship through naturalization is through marriage. If you marry an EU citizen, you may eventually qualify for EU citizenship yourself. That being said, if your partner happens to be a foreign citizen you must both meet the criteria for citizenship (including language requirements) before you can submit your application.
In addition to the previously mentioned methods for obtaining citizenship, one may acquire one through investment. Some countries allow you to invest in real estate and government bonds, and then in turn receive eligibility for EU citizenship. In most cases, you may have to spend a few days in that country to be able to meet the citizenship requirements.
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