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Citizenship for sale: fugitives, politicians and disgraced businesspeople buying Vanuatu passports

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A controversial “golden passports” scheme run by the Pacific nation of Vanuatu saw more than 2,000 people, including a slew of disgraced businesspeople and individuals sought by police in countries all over the world,...

Portugal to change law under which Roman Abramovich gained citizenship

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The Portuguese government is to tighten the law granting nationality to the descendants of Jews who were expelled from the Iberian peninsula 500 years ago, as concerns grow over the controversial decision to award Rom...

Ex-bikie and missing property magnate among Australian names granted Vanuatu citizenship

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A former Comanchero bikie and a missing property magnate owing hundreds of millions of dollars after his businesses collapsed are among Australians granted citizenship through Vanuatu’s controversial citizenship-by-in...

Section 44 strikes again: Labor candidate for Hughes quits race due to Greek citizenship concerns

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Labor’s candidate for the hotly contested federal seat of Hughes in Sydney has withdrawn over section 44 citizenship concerns, leaving the ALP scrambling to find a replacement just days before the election is likely t...

Dual national in Syrian prison launches high court challenge of Australian citizenship loss laws

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Laws allowing the home affairs minister to cancel the Australian citizenship of a dual national suspected of terrorist activities are being challenged in the high court. An urgent case was filed on Friday on behalf of...

Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small resigns over dual citizenship

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Western Australian Liberal senator Ben Small has been forced to resign due to his New Zealand heritage, the latest victim of the section 44 constitutional requirements, but has pledged to stand again at the looming el...

Vanuatu strips Syrian businessman of controversial ‘golden passport’ citizenship

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Vanuatu has reportedly revoked the citizenship of a Syrian businessman who was granted approval to receive a Vanuatu passport earlier this year, after a Guardian investigation into the country’s controversial citizens...

PM’s father Stanley Johnson ‘secures French citizenship’

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The prime minister’s father, Stanley Johnson, has secured French citizenship, according to reports. French officials reportedly told the AFP news agency that Johnson, 81, whose mother was French, obtained French natio...

New bill quietly gives powers to remove British citizenship without notice

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Individuals could be stripped of their British citizenship without warning under a proposed rule change quietly added to the nationality and borders bill. Clause 9 – “Notice of decision to deprive a person of citizens...

Author with British citizenship barred from flight home to UK

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A Ugandan-born prize-winning author said she was left feeling “numb” after she was stopped from boarding a Ryanair flight from Brussels back home to Manchester. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a British citizen who has li...

Asma al-Assad risks loss of British citizenship as she faces possible terror charges

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The British wife of Syria’s ruler Bashar al-Assad is facing possible terrorism charges and the loss of her British citizenship after the Metropolitan police opened a preliminary investigation into claims she has incit...

The citizenship journey: nine Europeans who became British after Brexit – photo essay

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On 28 July 2021, I became a British citizen. I’ve been living in the UK for 18 years, and never considered taking this big step until now. I am proudly European and, I must admit, Brexit played a massive role in my de...

Trump aimed to erode immigrant representation with census citizenship question, documents show

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Donald Trump’s administration tried to add a citizenship question to the decennial census as part of an effort to alter the way the US House’s 435 seats are divvied up among the 50 states, a new tranche of documents r...

Three British-Bangladeshis win appeal against removal of UK citizenship

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Three British-Bangladeshis said to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) have won a legal challenge against the stripping of their British citizenship after a tribunal ruled the move left them stateless...

Like Shamima Begum, I could soon be stripped of British citizenship without notice

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At first glance, Shamima Begum and I don’t have much in common. She fled Britain when she was a schoolgirl to join Islamic State. I came to the UK from Sri Lanka in 2005 and qualified here as a public and human rights...

Germany eases citizenship rules for descendants of Nazi victims

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The German government has agreed a draft law to naturalise some descendants of Nazi victims who had previously been denied citizenship. Described by Berlin as a symbolic step, the measure helps close legal loopholes, ...

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