Definition of dual nationality in English:

dual nationality


mass noun
  • Citizenship of two countries concurrently.

    ‘many of the Lebanese living in West Africa have dual nationality’
    • ‘If your mother is a British citizen and your father an American, you have dual nationality at birth because of the laws of the respective countries.’
    • ‘The old rules are archaic and fail to recognise our generous views on dual citizenship; it's well past time they were updated.’
    • ‘Piccardi's father was born in Austria, so she has dual citizenship.’
    • ‘The Knights already have one Aussie on their books, centre Mark Stewart, but he has dual nationality - his parents are British - so he does not count on the overseas quota.’
    • ‘He will be given an English and a French name, have dual nationality, and be brought up fluent in both languages.’
    • ‘Now, opponents of dual citizenship want Congress to include sanctions in any immigration reform legislation it passes.’
    • ‘Foster parents should be willing to commute, be bilingual and have dual nationality.’
    • ‘Harry Duynhoven was born with dual nationality.’
    • ‘People with dual citizenship can move freely freely between South Africa and England and are excluded from the statistics.’
    • ‘But flooding has stopped the consular official from reaching the houses of two more Australians, including a 75-year-old man, who holds dual nationality.’
    • ‘And Carrey says he has no intention of giving up his Canadian heritage and will hold dual citizenship.’
    • ‘Had Oskar been registered for a British passport first, he could hold dual nationality.’
    • ‘It has granted citizenship to over 160,000 people, most of whom are businessmen with dual nationality in another nation state.’
    • ‘A Limerick native, Wogan has dual citizenship, allowing him to have a regular knighthood and use the title ‘Sir’.’
    • ‘I hold dual nationality - British and Australian.’
    • ‘They offer you dual nationality now, but I still have an Indian passport.’
    • ‘Now anyone with Irish citizenship can play for the national team immediately as long as they have dual nationality from birth.’
    • ‘If this involves switching citizenship or obtaining dual nationality then so be it.’
    • ‘On the other hand, dual citizenship is clearly well-established in the contemporary world, and it's only going to become more so whether I like it or not.’
    • ‘The countries that were identified, Mr. Advani claimed, were those in the world which allowed their citizens to take up dual citizenship.’
    • ‘Finally, all of this is complicated by the growing number of countries that recognize dual citizenship.’
    • ‘This should also apply to extremists who have dual nationality.’
    • ‘By law, individuals with dual citizenship cannot hold state office.’
    • ‘She holds dual citizenship in Switzerland and Canada.’
    • ‘I was born in Beijing and then attended school here in the US, giving me dual citizenship.’
    • ‘They could do so because Rochelle's father is French, which gave her dual nationality.’
    • ‘Some 500 others have dual nationality.’
    • ‘His father was an American World War I veteran, and his mother was French, so André had dual citizenship in both countries.’
    • ‘Do you have dual citizenship or can you qualify for it?’
    • ‘Stuart becomes the second Aussie at Huntington Stadium alongside Trevor Krause, but as he has dual nationality - his parents are British - the Knights do not top the overseas quota.’
    • ‘‘It would be nice to have dual nationality,’ admitted 27-year-old Kylie.’
    • ‘Recently, Lou talked with author Stanley Renshon about our national identity and the growing concerns about assimilation and dual citizenship.’
    • ‘A second change in the formal institution of citizenship is the growth of dual nationality.’
    • ‘However, a New Zealand citizen who obtains dual citizenship after the election loses his or her seat.’
    • ‘To be eligible, candidates must be Bulgarian citizens of 21 years of age or above, must not have dual citizenship, and must not be serving prison terms.’
    • ‘I meet a girl who has American-French dual citizenship and has traveled to so many places that not only are both her passports full, but she had to get extra pages sewn into them.’
    • ‘He promises to make Russian a state language and give dual nationality to citizens of both countries.’
    • ‘As the daughter of a Swiss father and British mother, she held dual nationality and was eligible to work in sensitive war zones where only Swiss nationals, under the auspices of the International Red Cross, could operate.’
    • ‘According to the current Bulgarian constitution, people with dual citizenship cannot hold Cabinet office.’
    • ‘So she will be aware of her heritage and dual citizenship.’