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Denmark Passes Dual-Citizenship Bill

March 18, 2015

Danish citizens have another reason to celebrate as the Danish parliament has finally agreed to implement dual citizenship. The law, which will take effect on September 1, 2015, will allow for Danes living abroad to become naturalized citizens in the United States. Until now, Denmark has held the minority view among European Union countries, and refused to support dual citizenship.

The Danes began moving to the United States in the mid-1800s, when the rapid expansion of Danish population caused employment and food to become scarce. Today, the United States Census estimates that there are approximately 1.5 million people of Danish origin or descent living in the U.S.

The passing of this dual citizenship bill will finally allow Danes living abroad to maintain their Danish heritage, and also pursue citizenship in the United States. With the passage of this bill, Danes who were forced to renounce their Danish citizenship within the past five years will be able to reinstate it.

Foley Law Offices will help you with the United States immigration process. In addition to completing the necessary forms, a Foley Law Offices lawyer will prepare you for the interview and naturalization test. Most importantly, a Foley Law Offices lawyer will attend the USCIS interview with you and remain with you the entire time. As Attorney Foley says, “We’ll be with you every step of the way!

Attorney Foley’s Grandmother made the courageous journey to the United States in 1903, at the age of seventeen with only twenty-five cents in her pocket. Thanks to his Grandmother, Attorney Foley holds dual-citizenship for Ireland and the United States. At Foley Law Offices, we appreciate the cultural significance of being Danish. Our goal is to simplify the immigration process for you and help you achieve the American dream. Call our office today, and see if you are eligible for dual-citizenship.