Citizenship Changes: Children and Age

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Citizenship Changes: Children and Age

Post by admin » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:29 am

O.k., let first emphasis that all other requirements still apply to citizenship (e.g. 5 years of permanent residency, etc.)

Age change:

Due to a new law introduced in Chile, anyone over the age of 18 years of age or older may now apply for citizenship. The old regulations restricted applications for citizenship to people over 21 years old. That sort created a strange gap, where adults that otherwise qualified, could not apply for citizenship.

Minors:

Any person responsible for the legal “personal care” of a child (not to be confused with legal or physical guardianship), may apply for citizenship in Chile for a Child, if the Child is over 14 years of age. By default in Chile, both biological parents have the legal status of responsibility for the “personal care” of their biological Children; unless modified by a court or some other law.
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Re: Citizenship Changes: Children and Age

Post by enjayh » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 am

Just so we can be completely clear on this, would you say that for ordinary people there is definitely no realistic way of getting citizenship for those under 14 (those not born in Chile or born abroad to a Chilean)?
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Re: Citizenship Changes: Children and Age

Post by enjayh » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:13 am

The general sense of many that I've spoken with who are going through the citizenship process (none of whom are doing it with children in tow) is that, once the parent becomes a citizen, then the child can quickly follow, regardless of age.

That makes sense and follows from the way the residency processes work, but I can't find any basis for that regarding citizenship. Am I missing something?
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