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Self Gloss: Australia Counts One More Citizen  
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Me!  sun 

I had my ceremony yesterday night and am now officially an Aussie! I am happy, proud and excited about the future.

Oh, and I would like the Queen to remain Australia's head of state...  stirthepot   Wink

Cheers!

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User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Congratulations. Do you retain your French nationality?


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

Thank you, Sir. Yes, I do, that was a sine qua non condition. It appears that one cannot lose one's French nationality, at all. You need to formally renounce it, and it takes ages.

And to be honest, who, among those who like to travel and live in many places, would relinquish a sesame to any country in the EU?  Smile

So, when are you paying us a visit?


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1698 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 2):
So, when are you paying us a visit?

I guess that all depends on business and time management. Hawaii and Switzerland (along with a side trip to Sanary-s-Mer) comes first.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineDC10extender From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 2):
Thank you, Sir. Yes, I do, that was a sine qua non condition. It appears that one cannot lose one's French nationality, at all. You need to formally renounce it, and it takes ages.

Not in the U.S., for us, its treason.



Did you ever read on your birth certificate that life is fair? Thats cause its not there.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Thread starter):
I am happy, proud and excited about the future.

Proud to be an Australian ? Tsk tsk quel honte ! Clearly you set yourself very low standards  biggrin 

Congratulations, Yann - you are now officially allowed to call them Poms.


User currently offlineAirfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Thread starter):

I had my ceremony yesterday night and am now officially an Aussie!

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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 5):
Congratulations, Yann - you are now officially allowed to call them Poms.

 biggrin 

Worry not, you people are still allowed to call me a Frog.  Wink

And I still believe I am waaay superior to all the Anglo-Saxons put together. After all, I am a born-and-bred Parisian. Arrogance is part of the gene code.

Quoting Airfoilsguy (Reply 6):

Hey, I left Paris and its dog dumps for a reason. Please do not send them over to Oz!!!  Wink

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 4):
Not in the U.S., for us, its treason.

Actually, two of your fellow countrymen became Aussie citizens during the ceremony. And they both retain their US citizenship as well. You may want to check your facts, mate...  Smile


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Thread starter):
Oh, and I would like the Queen to remain Australia's head of state...

You're a traitor to the Austrialian Republic!

Signed,
QANTASforever

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 2):
It appears that one cannot lose one's French nationality, at all. You need to formally renounce it, and it takes ages.

Welcome to my world. I'm a dual citizen myself (of Costa Rica and Germany), and while Germany does demand that you resign your previous citizenship to keep the German one (though I was born with both nationalities), I am an exception under German law since, like France, I do not lose, nor can I resign my Costa Rican citizenship under the current Costa Rican constitution. Hence, under curious circumstances, I was born a Costa Rican and a German citizen, and under the current law, I'm an exception and can keep both citizenships. Confused yet?  Wink

Congrats on becoming an Australian citizen!  champagne 

Quoting DC10extender (Reply 4):
Not in the U.S., for us, its treason.

Then how do you explain Franklin Chang? He had to become a US citizen in order to become a NASA astronaut, since Costa Rica doesn't have an own space agency, and had to give up his Costa Rican citizenship because of this, only to get it back once the Franklin-Chang-Act was passed as a constitutional amendment, prohibiting that Costa Ricans have to resign or lose their citizenship. The guy is now a dual US and Costa Rican citizen (Costa Rican State TV even made a big fuss about him going to vote in the general elections from last year) and continues to work for NASA.


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Congrats Yann  Smile

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 7):
Arrogance is part of the gene code.

ahhh no wonder your living in Melbourne  Wink


User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 9):
Congrats Yann

Cheers mate!  Smile

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 9):
ahhh no wonder your living in Melbourne

That from a Sydney sider... I guess I have read it all... AND you support both the Crows and Power... What does it say about YOU?!?!  Wink


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

Congratulations Yann! You are very lucky to be a citizen of such a great country as Australia...and still have the convenience of an EU passport as well.  Smile


But that was when I ruled the world
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1987 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Ah! Welcome to join our aussie club! Hope you have a great time here! Please come to SYD when you have time!


The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
You're a traitor to the Austrialian Republic!

Signed,
QANTASforever

 rotfl  Ha, I was expecting something like that, just not THAT quickly!!!

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
Welcome to my world. I'm a dual citizen myself (of Costa Rica and Germany), and while Germany does demand that you resign your previous citizenship to keep the German one (though I was born with both nationalities), I am an exception under German law

Now that is puzzling. One of my friends here is German but his wife is Aussie. He has been living here forever and a day but he just cannot become an Aussie citizen because he would automatically lose his German citizenship which, quite naturally, he does not want to do. So you are saying that it is Costa Rican law that sort of bypasses the German Fundamental Law?!?!... How does that happen? Have you brought the topic up to German authorities?  confused 

In any case, well done!!  Smile

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 8):
Congrats on becoming an Australian citizen! champagne

Cheers buddy!

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
Congratulations Yann!

Thank you Ma'am!  Smile

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 11):
You are very lucky to be a citizen of such a great country as Australia...and still have the convenience of an EU passport as well.

Indeed, I am lucky. And unlike many of the people who have become citizens of Oz over the past 100 years, I have not had to go through any turmoil such as war, hunger or poverty. But I will continue to be a good citizen and contribute to the community nonetheless.

Mind you, being a Canuck is reason for pride, in my humble opinion. You guys have a great country, and from the precious too little I have seen of it, it is quite similar to Oz in many aspects. First and foremost the welcoming and open-minded attitude of most of your countrymen!  Smile


Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 12):
Hope you have a great time here!

Good man. Tell you what, I am just back from two weeks across QLD and it was absolutely magnificent!!! Australia is magic and I have only scratched the surface!

Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 12):
Please come to SYD when you have time!

I have and I will!!  Smile


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1522 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 10):
That from a Sydney sider... I guess I have read it all... AND you support both the Crows and Power... What does it say about YOU?!?!

LOL. Come on its better than following St. Kilda, Carlton, Western Bulldogs or Richmond don't you think  Wink


User currently offlineCabso1 From Canada, joined May 2005, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Great going, you now have the best of both worlds!

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 13):
Now that is puzzling. One of my friends here is German but his wife is Aussie. He has been living here forever and a day but he just cannot become an Aussie citizen because he would automatically lose his German citizenship which, quite naturally, he does not want to do. So you are saying that it is Costa Rican law that sort of bypasses the German Fundamental Law?!?!... How does that happen? Have you brought the topic up to German authorities?

This is not a constitutional thing in Germany and no country's law bypasses German legislation in that regard. It's all simply a matter of Germany respecting other country's citizenship legislation in the case of a person who wants to become a citizen.

Citizenship issues are handled through the German Citizenship Act, which in Article 12 states that if someone from a different nationality becomes German, but the laws of his native country do not allow a citizen to resign or lose his citizenship from that country (e.g. Argentina, Costa Rica), then the person would be exempt from the requirement of resigning the citizenship of his birth country in order to become a citizen, which is usually required under Article 10 of the German Citizenship Act. In my case, I wasn't even aware that I was born a German citizen until I was 14 and by that time I was residing as a legal immigrant in Germany. I got then a yellow certificate that officially declared me a German citizen by birth, got my child travel documents (if a child or teenager is under 16, they only get a child travel document) and once I was 16 and living in Costa Rica, I applied and got my German passport.

In a nutshell, if you want to become a German citizen, and your case falls under Article 12 of the German Citizenship Act, you'd become one of the few Germans with dual citizenship.


User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 14):
Come on its better than following St. Kilda,

You're talking to a St Kilda supporter here, mate, so I suggest you choose another team to pick on!!!  biggrin 

But you can bash the other teams as you wish. Try to spare Geelong, though.

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 16):
Citizenship issues are handled through the German Citizenship Act, which in Article 12 states that if someone from a different nationality becomes German, but the laws of his native country do not allow a citizen to resign or lose his citizenship from that country (e.g. Argentina, Costa Rica), then the person would be exempt from the requirement of resigning the citizenship of his birth country in order to become a citizen

So it works one way but not the other. You can become a German citizen and remain a citizen from another country but not the other way around. Sucks for my friend.  Sad

Quoting Cabso1 (Reply 15):
Great going, you now have the best of both worlds!

Too right!!  Smile


User currently offlineMelpax From Australia, joined Apr 2005, 1639 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Well done mate!

Quoting WunalaYann (Reply 10):
That from a Sydney sider... I guess I have read it all... AND you support both the Crows and Power... What does it say about YOU?!?!

LOL!!

As a long-suffering Essendon supporter, here's hoping the Cats make it!



Essendon - Whatever it takes......
User currently offlineTBCITDG From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 921 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1478 times:

Congrats Wunala! Although . . . next thing we know you probably will tell us that you will vote for Howard!

The Queen??????????????????????????


User currently offlineWunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

congrats. it is a special time.

User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1432 times:

Quoting TBCITDG (Reply 19):
next thing we know you probably will tell us that you will vote for Howard!

Hey, my views on the monarchy may be a bit funny but I am not that funny...  Wink

I am waiting to receive all the programs from all the parties to make a (dis)informed decision.

Quoting Melpax (Reply 18):
As a long-suffering Essendon supporter, here's hoping the Cats make it!

 checkmark 

They really have a great team.

Quoting Wunala (Reply 20):
congrats. it is a special time.

Thank you!


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