This list is based on the best current information. Some countries don't acknowledge foreign citizenship at all. Others have various restrictions regarding losing or acquiring dual citizenship and for that reason are not listed below. If you are concerned about losing your present citizenship when you naturalize as a U.S. citizen, speak to a representative of your government before filing for naturalization.


Dual Citizenship Generally Allowed After U.S. Naturalization

Dual Citizenship Generally Not Allowed After U.S. Naturalization


Dual Citizenship Generally Allowed After U.S. Naturalization
  • Albania
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina FASO
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Macao
  • Maldives
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Nevis
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • St. Christopher
  • St. Kitts
  • St. Lucia
  • Slovenia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • United Kingdom


Dual Citizenship Generally Not Allowed After U.S. Naturalization

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cuba
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Laos
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Mongolia
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nepal
  • New Guinea
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Principe Island
  • Quatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Tonga
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zimbabwe
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