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Old 11-12-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Hey everyone, new user here and I had a question about Puerto Rican citizenship. I'm an American Citizen I was wondering how difficult it is to obtain Puerto Rican Citizenship for a US citizen and what is needed to obtain it? Thanks so much!
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:37 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Puerto Ricans ARE US Citizens.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:48 PM
 
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Puerto Ricans ARE US Citizens.
Of course we are. I'm somewhat embarrassed that I don't know this, but I'm Puerto Rican but born in the US and I was wondering if I can obtain citizenship in Puerto Rico also. I was told it's something separate from US Citizenship.
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Juan Mari Bras was the first Puerto Rican to obtain "Puerto Rican Citizenship." He had to first renounce his U.S. Citizenship. If I'm not mistaken, since Mari Bras, other Boricuas followed his footsteps in the 1990's by renouncing their U.S. Citizenship.
Here's a Wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mari_Br%C3%A1s#Puerto_Rican_Citizenship

Would you be willing to renounce your U.S. Citizenship? In your case, given that you were born in the CONUS and not on the island of Puerto Rico, you probably wouldn't qualify to receive a Certificate of Puerto Rican Citizenship.

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Old 11-12-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Centro Tejas
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I'd rather stick with US citizenship: this PR citizenship is phony.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Actually Puerto Ricans have dual Citizenships. To have a Certificate of PR Citizenship you must be born on the Island, and if you aren't born in PR, at least one of your parents had to be born in PR. No, it is not Phony this is a right that many other countries (Taiwan, to mention one) have. It doesn't take away the American Citizenship, unless of course you renounce it.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Their is no such thing as Puerto Rican citizenship. That would be like if we have New York citizenship or Iowa citizenship, it's simply not allowed under the US Constitution.

There is a "citizenship" document issued by the Puerto Rico State Department. Anyone with at least one year of residence on the island can apply (including non Hispanic Whites). However it is not a valid travel document recognized by any country, therfore it seems to serve no purpose expect appease the Puerto Ricans who want to think they are a seperate country even though they are not.
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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how long did it take
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:06 PM
 
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Juan Mari Bras was the first Puerto Rican to obtain "Puerto Rican Citizenship." He had to first renounce his U.S. Citizenship. If I'm not mistaken, since Mari Bras, other Boricuas followed his footsteps in the 1990's by renouncing their U.S. Citizenship.
Here's a Wikipedia link:

[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mari_Br%C3%A1s#Puerto_Rican_Citizenship"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Mari_Br%C3%A1s#Puerto_Rican_Citizenship[/URL]

Would you be willing to renounce your U.S. Citizenship? In your case, given that you were born in the CONUS and not on the island of Puerto Rico, you probably wouldn't qualify to receive a Certificate of Puerto Rican Citizenship.
Not true. You do not have to renounce your Amerikan Citizenship to obtain PR Citizenship. You only need to be born on the island or have at least one parent who was born on the island or live in PR for at least one year.

Juan Mari Bras tested the waters by renouncing his U.S. Citizenship but the PR Supreme Court has since ruled that PR and US citizenship are not mutually exclusive - in other words, one does not cancel out the other.

PR citizenship still exists.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Not true. You do not have to renounce your Amerikan Citizenship to obtain PR Citizenship. You only need to be born on the island or have at least one parent who was born on the island or live in PR for at least one year.

Juan Mari Bras tested the waters by renouncing his U.S. Citizenship but the PR Supreme Court has since ruled that PR and US citizenship are not mutually exclusive - in other words, one does not cancel out the other.

PR citizenship still exists.
You are correct. It's open to anyone, including White Americans (ie "Gringos"). However it is NOT recognized as a valid document by ANY nation on Earth. It is the equivalent of those "passports" issued by the "Conch Republic" in Key West, FL.

Puerto Rico is not, never has been, and likely never will be a "nation". The 1897 Autonomy Charter was exactly that ... autonomy WITHIN the Kingdom of Spain. The appointed Spanish governor still had the final say on everything. We dident invade Puerto Rico ... we invaded the SPANISH PROVINCE of Puerto Rico.
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