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Fast-track citizenship for Britons in Germany – German Green party

The German Greens have called on Angela Merkel’s government to offer fast-track citizenship to Britons living in Germany in an effort to ensure they can remain once Britain leaves the EU. The opposition Greens have written to the government requesting a reduction in the recommended length of time a candidate should have lived in Germany … Continue reading

Man who lived in Canada for decades denied Canadian citizenship

After spending his childhood, teens and early adulthood in Canada, a man who lived for nearly three decades in Ontario has been told he’s not Canadian enough for citizenship. An immigration judge has told Jonathan Kuiper and his family that he doesn’t meet the necessary criteria for citizenship. Kuiper, 33, is just like any other … Continue reading

Stubby holder gift at Australia Day citizenship ceremony causes social media outcry

A stubby holder depicting a silhouetted naked woman standing against an Australian flag that was distributed at an Australia Day citizenship ceremony in the NSW Hunter region has sparked an outcry on social media. At the a citizenship ceremony at Nelson Bay, north of Newcastle, at least one gift bag containing the controversial stubby holder … Continue reading

B.C. mom reunites with family after denial of Canadian visa for her toddler

A British Columbia mom has finally been reunited with her family after she says Canadian immigration officials repeatedly denied her toddler, who was born in South Africa, entry to Canada. Susan Standfield, who was born in Vancouver, was finally able to hug her husband and two young children when they arrived at YVR on Nov. … Continue reading

New Canadian citizenship amendments

June 2015 saw the coming into effect of the final set of Canadian citizenship reforms that were issued by the Canadian Parliament last year. The intended changes are aimed to strengthen and modernise the process in ensuring that new citizens are able to fully participate in the Canadian economy and society. The much anticipated final … Continue reading

Government studies immigrant incomes by where they come from

Chinese, South Korean and Taiwanese are most likely to live in low income but few of them use social assistance, says a government internal report. By: Nicholas Keung Immigration reporter, Published on Fri Mar 20 2015 Immigrants from China, South Korea and Taiwan have among the lowest incomes in Canada but few of them use … Continue reading


UPDATE: USCIS to Welcome 5,000 New U.S. Citizens During Naturalization Ceremonies for Presidents Day Release Date: February 12, 2015 WASHINGTON —U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 5,000 new U.S. citizens during nearly 40 Presidents Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country Feb. 13-22 . “Congratulations to the nearly 5,000 … Continue reading

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