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Can an English citizen get Scottish citizenship?

Can an English citizen get Scottish citizenship?

In short, Scottish citizenship will be conferred automatically on all British citizens with a sufficient connection to Scotland. This will include those who are British through naturalisation (rather than through birth).

Can I become a Scottish citizen by descent?

People with Scottish descent (a parent or grandparent who qualifies for Scottish citizenship) would be able to apply for Scottish citizenship. Likewise, anyone who has lived in Scotland for at least 10 years at any point in their life and can show a ‘demonstrable connection’ to Scotland could apply for citizenship.

What percentage of the UK citizen voted for independence of Scotland?

2014 Scottish independence referendum

Response Votes %
Valid votes 3,619,915 99.91%
Invalid or blank votes 3,429 0.09%
Total votes 3,623,344 100.00%
Registered voters/turnout 4,283,392 84.59%

How is citizenship determined in an independent Scotland?

In an independent Scotland governed by this vision of citizenship, there would be multiple ways to become Scottish: through residency, or ancestry, or prior British citizenship, however that might have been acquired. These options combine the two major logics of citizenship, the logics of ‘soil’ (jus soli) and of ‘blood’ (jus sanguinis).

Can a British citizen be a citizen of Scotland?

The Scottish government has already outlined the hypothetical requirements. Unsurprisingly, any British citizens born in Scotland will be automatic citizens of Scotland, regardless of whether they are currently living there. Any children born after independence to a parent who is a citizen of Scotland will also be a citizen.

How does the Scottish citizenship white paper work?

The White Paper claims to offer an ‘inclusive model of citizenship’, and lives up to this billing in several respects. First, automatic citizenship would be extended to British citizens who are ‘habitually resident’ in Scotland, and to British citizens who were born in Scotland, even if they are currently living outside of Scotland.

Which is the closest country to get Scottish citizenship?

The closest options are Ireland, an EU member state since 1973, and potentially an independent Scotland, if another referendum on breaking away from the UK takes place. So would you be eligible for Irish or Scottish citizenship? After the English-led vote to leave the EU, the SNP has raised the prospect of a second referendum on independence.