As Commonwealth citizens, Grenadians are afforded a number of privileges in some Commonwealth countries.
In the United Kingdom, Grenadian citizens enjoy the following privileges:
The right to vote in all elections (i.e., parliamentary, local and European elections) as long they have registered to vote.
They must possess valid leave to enter/remain or right of abode on the date of their electoral registration application)
The right, unless other disqualified, to stand for election to the British House of Commons as long as they possess indefinite leave to remain or do not require leave under the Immigration Act 1971 to enter or remain in the UK.
The right, if a qualifying peer or bishop, to sit in the House of Lords.
Eligibility to hold public office (e.g., as judge, magistrate, minister, police constable, member of armed forces, etc.)
The right of abode (for those born before 1983 who meet the requirements)
access to UK Ancestry Entry Clearance (for those with a grandparent born in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man or in the Republic or Ireland on or before 31 March 1922)
may not be required to register with the police while living in the United Kingdom.
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In New Zealand, Mauritius, Malawi and many Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean, Grenadian citizens who are long-term residents have the right to vote in elections.
Multiple citizenship, dual citizenship, multiple nationality or dual nationality, is a person’s citizenship status, in which a person is concurrently regarded as a citizen of more than one state under the laws of those states.
There is no international convention which determines the nationality or citizen status of a person. Citizenship status is defined exclusively by national laws, which can vary and can conflict.
Multiple citizenship arises because different countries use different, and not necessarily mutually exclusive, criteria for citizenship. Colloquial speech refers to people “holding” multiple citizenship, but technically each nation makes a claim that a particular person is considered its national.
Some countries do not permit dual citizenship.
This may be by requiring an applicant for naturalization to renounce all existing citizenship, or by withdrawing its citizenship from someone who voluntarily acquires another citizenship, or by other devices.
Some countries do not permit a renunciation of citizenship.
Some countries permit a general dual citizenship while others permit dual citizenship but only of a limited number of countries.
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