Civic right

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Citizens enjoy the following rights (subject to certain exceptions):

  • entitlement to an passport and to consular assistance overseas
  • entitlement to re-enter at any time without any immigration restrictions
  • immunity from deportation
  • entitlement to register overseas born children as citizens by descent (subject to some additional criteria)
  • entitlement to seek employment by the government, or in the armed forces (where citizenship is normally required
  • entitlement to vote and stand for public office unless they have taken all reasonable steps to renounce their foreign citizenship.