Citizenship Day 2023 is on Sunday, September 17, 2023: Would the UAE government give a citizenship one day?
Sunday, September 17, 2023 is Citizenship Day 2023. Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S.
Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S.
Currently only Saudi Arabia and Qatar have an official policy of granting citizenship to expatriates.
In Saudi Arabia foreign workers must have lived in the country for at least 10 years before they can apply for citizenship, with preference given to those holding doctorates in medicine, engineering and other sciences and those Saudi family relations.
In Qatar expatriates must have lived in the country for more than 25 years and have a sufficient level of proficiency in Arabic, have a reasonably good standard of living and have not been convicted of any criminal offence. Priority is given to those whose mothers are Qatari nationals.
The UAE, Bahrain and Oman do not allow expatriates to become citizens except in exceptional circumstances when an individual has provided outstanding service to the country.
The UAE ruled out any chance of expatriates being awarded citizenship - no matter how long they work in the Emirates.
Labour minister Ali Abdulla Al Kaabi made that clear last year.
Nationals are concerned about their identity because they are a minority in their homeland.
US Citizenship question: Days outside US?
Three things are calculated.
1. The total amount of days spent inside the U.S. in the last 5 years must be 913 days.
2. No trips of 365 days or more. Anything 365 days or more resets the clock.
3. Any trip over 6 months and the officer takes a sworn statement and asks for evidence that you did not abandon your residency and did not get employment outside of the U.S.
So yes. You're ok.
Year 1. 10 days out.
Year 2. 240 days out. (provided you did not work outside the country)
year 3. 100 days out.
year 4. 200 days out.
year 5. 200 days out.
Add that up.
750 days outside the U.S.
You're still good because it's more than half the time of the statutory period of 5 years.
Keep in mind, that depending on the duration and frequency of your trips, the officer may ask for more details about why you were outside the U.S. so often and what you were doing and may still determine that you do not live in the U.S.
Year 1. 0 days.
Year 2. 100 days.
Year 3. 200 days.
year 4. 300 days.
year 5. 300 days.
You're still under the 912 days outside the U.S. but it's clear that you no longer live in the U.S. and your application will not be approved. It will sit idle until you stay out an additional 13 days and thus denied.
Because... not only do you have to meet the physical presence at the time you apply, you must maintain that presence between when you apply and when you're sworn in.
Which means that if you arrived on day 900 and take a quick jaunt to Cancun for two weeks before your ceremony, you're done. You're at 914 days and ineligible.
USCIS will not set you up for a same day ceremony, nor will they schedule you for a ceremony so you don't have to worry about the physical presence requirement.
In fact, if they suspect you no longer live in the U.S. (as I've stated above), they will delay your ceremony in order to deny your application.
How to get u.s. citizenship in 14 days?
I too am a Canadian and have been through the naturalization process. there is no way to naturalize in 14 days, I'm sorry. My process took about 2 months and that was with no delays. You submit the paper work and they take about 2-4 weeks to get back to you. They then give you a day to do some paper work then another 2-4 weeks until your exam. After that you have to wait for the next available ceremony. that was a week from my passing the exam to my swearing in. There is really no way to get through all that in 14 days. But contact homeland security and ask what they recommend.