Keywords: dual/multiple citizenship, migration, transmigrants, Ukrainians abroad, naturalization, Germany


The phenomenon of dual (multiple) citizenship is considered from the point of view of interests of citizens, first of Ukrainian migrants, and the state - the state of origin and the state of residence of migrants. Possible risks from the citizenʼs point of view and potential threats to the state are summarized.

 It is stated that despite of the many threats, multiple citizenship is becoming a reality in the context of increasing migration flows and the birth of the phenomenon of transmigration, which is characterized by building and maintaining various relationships that connect societies of origin with migrants. To exercise their rights, migrants seek naturalization, but the inconvenience and psychological problems associated with renouncing citizenship of the country of origin stop them from taking this step. It has been proven that the personal preferences of foreign citizens over dual citizenship exceed the interest of states, but to control migration processes and exercise the rights and freedoms of migrants, more and more modern states are legalizing multiple citizenship.

The specifics of regulation of citizenship issues in the European Convention on Citizenship, Ukrainian legislation, and Ukrainian legislative initiatives to legalize multiple citizenship are considered. The example of Germany has shown that if they are accepted, not all Ukrainians abroad will be able to enjoy the benefits of dual citizenship, as the possibility of obtaining it is also determined by the legislation of the host country. It has been shown that the possibility of obtaining dual citizenship is open only to Ukrainians born and raised in Germany. It is emphasized that it is expedient to strengthen the position of foreign Ukrainians in other ways as well.


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Tetyana Panchenko, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, 4, Svoboda Sq., Kharkiv, 61022, Ukraine

Professor of the Department of Political Science.


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How to Cite
Panchenko, T. (2021). DUAL CITIZENSHIP IN THE CONTEXT OF OPPORTUNITIES AND PROSPECTS OF UKRAINIAN MIGRANTS. The Journal of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Issues of Political Science, 40, 38-49. https://doi.org/10.26565/2220-8089-2021-40-05