Answer: It is a way that allows a citizen to have two nationalities of both his motherland and another country at the same time.
Is dual nationality admitted in the world?
Answer: Many countries and regions in the world admit and respect it, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada and Australia. Most countries do not think that a citizen will lose his nationality of his homeland if he succeeds in gaining another country's nationality.
Does China admit dual nationality?
Answer: China does not recognize dual nationality. The Article 3 of China Nationality Law holds that the country will not admit the dual nationality of a Chinese citizen. Moreover, the Article 9 of that law declares that as soon as a Chinese takes a foreign citizenship, he will automatically lose his Chinese citizenship.
Why does China refuse to recognize dual nationality？
Answer: There are mainly two reasons to set up a nationality regulation that is totally different from that of many other countries in the world.
First, Chinese Nationality Law has its special historical background. After 1949, many doubts and troubles were caused in some countries especially those in Southeast Asia by a lot of overseas Chinese with dual citizenship. It was a misunderstanding but did harm to the ties between China and some countries.
Second, unique nationality is in consideration of the loyalty of a citizen to his country and the administration of citizens. And it is easier for precise judgment in law cases.
Who can be regarded as a Chinese citizen?
Answer: Anyone having any of the following characteristics is regarded as a citizen of China:
1. Persons belonging to any of the nationalities in China;
2. Any person born in China whose parents are both Chinese nationals or one of whose parents is a Chinese national;
3. Any person born abroad whose parents are both Chinese nationals, or one parent who is a Chinese national;
4. Any person born in China whose parents are stateless, or of uncertain nationality, and have settled in China.
Is it easy to apply for a Chinese citizenship?
Answer: To be honest, it is quite hard. However, if you want to stay in China for a long time, you can try to apply for an Aliens' Permanent Residence. As for the details about its requirements, please refer to our Permanent Residence Permit page.
I am married to a Chinese man with a green card and we have a 4 month old son. We are currently separated but working on things in hopes of getting back together.
Well next year I am doing a short term teaching trip in China and would like to bring my son with me, but I am worried. I trust my husband overall, but he is a MAJOR mommas boy (one of our problems) and does everything she says. She is pushing for us to send our son to China for school, and I said not until he is old enough to decide if he wants to. Well, she is still pushing it.
If I bring him with me, could they do something to prevent me from taking him back home with me after my time is done teaching? His parents and him are in the US, but his mom goes to China regularly and has relatives there. I am worried she will go there and try to keep him there. (She is crazy..)
Father is a New Zealander and mum is Chinese with but uses a Hong Kong Passport, she also has permanent New Zealand residency
We now want to bring him home to New Zealand. Does he need a visa in order to get him out of china? If so where do I get the visa from NZ or China?
Long story short :
I have an 8 year old half chinese daughter...her father is Chinese and lives in China. She was born to me in the USA. Her father and I are on very bad terms and never speak. He does not have any relationship with her.
I want to go to China to teach English. My question is : Could he take her from me??? Being in China and he being her father, etc.
I'm concerned because I have custody of her by USA law, but China is not part of the Hague convention and does not have to obey US law