- New born citizens receive the citizenship of the region's original country
- Citizens can only vote in the country where they have citizenship, no matter where they are currently residing.
- Citizens can change citizenship by moving to another country and applying for it through Congress.
- Citizens can only hold one Citizenship at a time
A citizenship holder has the following privileges:
- vote in elections
- join a political party
- create a political party
- become a candidate in elections
- can sell products to the local market without paying Import Tax, although a proper license is still needed
Citizens are able to apply for a citizenship whenever they live in a country that is different than the citizenship country. The link can be found in your profile next to the current citizenship presentation.
How do I become a citizen of a new country or a newly independent country if a congress hasn't been elected yet?
You can't get a citizenship of a country which doesn't have congress. If the country is new (no congress chosen yet), the eRepublik team will be handling the citizenship applications and hand out then until first congress is elected.
Can I change locations after I have applied for citizenship?
How does this affect voting? Will I be able to vote for congress while living in another country? Yes, you will be able to vote in the country you hold citizenship. For congressional elections, you will vote in the last region where you lived.
What happens if I have submitted an application for citizenship but the region where I am living is conquered in war?
Your citizenship request will be automatically cancelled because you are no longer living in the country in which you are requesting citizenship.
What happens if the region you live in is conquered? Will I get automatically citizenship of the conquering country, or will I retain my original citizenship?
For citizens having citizenship in the losing country, their citizenship will not be affected. They will be considered to be living in a foreign country therefore they will be able to apply for citizenship in the wining country, if they desire. If they chose to keep their original citizenship, during congressional elections they will vote in the capital of their citizenship country (losing country). Normally, citizens in diaspora vote in the last region they have lived back home. But if that region is conquered, they are automatically switched as they would have lived in the capital region of the country last time.
- Accepting citizenship
- Applying for citizenship