Acquiring Citizenship through the Right of Return
The right of return is a principle which is drawn from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, intended to enable people to return to, and re-establish citizenship with, their country of origin.
The right of return has not passed into customary international law, although it remains an important aspirational human right. Instead, international law gives each country the right to decide for itself to which person it will grant citizenship.
Some countries, such as the Philippines, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Taiwan (Republic of China), and the United Kingdom, have devised means to "reacquire" or retain former citizens who lost their citizenship upon accession to another country, particularly to recover the contributions and potential investment opportunities of former citizens abroad.
There are several different ways to obtain citizenship using the right of return; at Amicus, we are well-versed at all of them -- we have the experience, the expertise and the knowledge to successfully guide you through each step of the process.