Will new Russian citizenship affect existing American citizenship for an infant?

I am a natural-born American citizen. My wife is Russian here on a green
card. She would like to apply for our infant daughter to obtain Russian
citizenship. Are there any risks to doing this, and does doing this in any way
affect my daughters American citizenship?

Asked on May 4, 2017 under Immigration Law, New York


SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, it should not affect your daughter's US citizenship since she is a US citizen by virtue of being born in the US and is eligible for Russian citizenship probably because of her mother's citizenship.  Russia does allow for dual citizenship so there should not be an issue in applying for Russian citizenship.

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