Exchanging my Egyptian Nationality

Travel Forums General Talk Exchanging my Egyptian Nationality

1. Posted by Sam Gabr (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

I am asking if there is a way to exchange my Egyptian nationality for any other nationality.

Is there any legal way to do it? If there are some online procedures that can be done, I will go through it in order to exchange my nationality for it.

Thank you so much.

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4271 posts) 2w 1 Star this if you like it!

No-one can simply 'exchange' their citizenship (nationality) for another citizenship.

Getting citizenship of another country is almost always a complicated and lengthy process. Different countries have different citizenship laws, rules and processes but all (or almost all) have two straightforward citizenship requirements:

1. If your father...sometimes even your grandfather... had another citizenship you may be able to apply for that citizenship.

2. You must legally live and work in a country for a period of time (usually several years) before you can apply for citizenship of that country.

Be very careful: there are lots of scam sites and scammers offering to 'help' with citizenship matters and/or offer fake documents. They charge high fees. Fake documents are almost always discovered and it is the person with them who is deported, fined or even imprisoned. The people who provide the documents and take the money don't get caught.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4271 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I should add that, in some countries, you may be able to apply for citizenship if your mother or even grandmother was a citizen of that country.

And, of course, if you were born in a country you may be able to apply for citizenship of that country.

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1821 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

How many languages do you speak? Some countries require you to pass a test in their language before you can become a citizen. You should figure out which countries might appeal to you and then do your research. Contact their immigration web sites and see what the requirements are. Some countries are much easier to immigrate to than others. Also, do you have any particular skills that are in high demand. Some countries have waivers for people with certain skills. It might not get you citizenship any faster, but it may get you a visa faster.

At any rate, plan on it taking from one to five years minimum to change citizenship. There is a lot of paper work involved.

5. Posted by sticktraveller (Budding Member 4 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I think you can have dual citizenship but not really able to erase the Egyptian nationality. Different country requires different procedures for application of citizenship but most likely your capacity (in finances) will surely be something they will look at.