Category: Becoming Citizens

Becoming Citizens

We asked our citizen panellists whether they are thinking about applying for citizenship elsewhere in the EU27 or not, to help us understand more about what citizenship means to them. IN THIS SECTION YOU CAN READ WHAT THEY WROTE TO US ABOUT ‘BECOMING CITIZENS’.

Ellie in Portugal

Ellie reflects on what dual citizenship might mean. It won’t erase her British identity, but will confer a sense of security and identification with her adopted home.

David in France

For David, citizenship is primarily about legal rights and obligations. His main concern is keeping his family together whatever political decisions are made about who can live where, but the process of applying for French citizenship is bureaucratic and drawn-out.