David wrote to us about how he naturalised by marriage, adding a French passport to his existing British and American passports.
Category: 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’.
In this episode Michaela is joined by Djordje Sredanovic. They talk about his recent research into the impact of Brexit on the experiences and orientations toward naturalisation.
Having worked across the globe, John now lives in NL (since 1999), and has three grown up children with his Dutch wife. He has started the process to get Dutch nationality due to Brexit.
Oliver doesn’t see the need to change his citizenship status for the moment; he will wait until after Brexit and see what needs doing then.
Jim and his wife had a much more positive experience applying for citizenship in Vienna than they had in the UK.
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.
Chloe writes about her experiences gaining Finish citizenship and her concerns about fellow Brits who aren’t being so proactive.
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.
Sue Evans sent us this piece about applying for French citizenship