On Jan 27, 6:21 pm, JAJ wrote:
>In this particular instance I somehow doubt she ever lost her U.S.
> citizenship, even if she *thinks* she did.
In a previous post ("Dual Citizenship; Choose at 21") I asked the
question of whether anyone was really forced in the past to choose
between two citizenships at age 21. I have encountered a number of
people over the years who have told me that they USED to have dual
citizenship, but had to pick one or the other when they reached
adulthood. Rich Wales replied that this is a combination of urban
myth and fact, but that dual citizenship is certainly allowed now. Of
course, neither the U.S. nor Canada used to allow dual citizenship
when it was acquired by choice (naturalization), but when it was
acquired passively (by birth), it would seem that neither country
could have done much about it. Still, there are numerous people out
there who state that someone told them they had to renounce one
citizenship or the other when they reached 21. I know of one person
who told me of visiting the U.S. consulate to renounce, though he
couldn't recall exactly who told him that this was required.