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3 ways to obtain an EU passport

September 20, 2023|08:13 |E 28

There are three main paths to citizenship in the European Union for people who weren’t born there: descent, general naturalisation, and naturalisation after investing in joining a Golden Visa program.

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Each country sets its own naturalisation rules for applicants. For instance, Poland has the shortest required residence time before naturalisation is possible — only 3 years. The longest will take the residents of Austria: they have to live in the country for 11 years before applying for citizenship.

Stay tuned to learn more about the most common paths to EU citizenship and the benefits it brings.

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