Question: How do I renounce Bangladeshi citizenship?
Let me be clear on this - I m an American. Unfortunately, my old man was from Bangladesh (moved to the States when he was pretty young). Real asshole, by the way. I m actually happy he s dead. Anyhow...
The internet tells me that Bangladesh s "jus sanguis" thing means I automatically have Bangladeshi citizenship just because that bastard was from there. As a patriotic American, I absolutely won t stand for having citizenship of some fourth world Muslim hellhole (especially considering the stuff they ve been pulling lately).
Problem: I tried emailing the Bangladesh embassy. Sent a few emails; It s been a couple weeks and no one got back to me. So just a little while ago I *phoned* the embassy. Got some really rude lady with an accent who seemed to think I didn t have Bangladeshian citizenship unless my dad had manually applied for it, so there was nothing to renounce. The internet disagrees with this lady. I m not sure I want to repeat that unpleasant call just to say "Oh hey, you re wrong, can you please get rid of my Bangladesh citizenship now?". Anyone else know how I can get this done if the embassy s being ridiculously unhelpful? Both Wikipedia (I know, not really a "reliable" source, but in this case it's citing an actual published book) and this website here http://www.dualcitizenship.com/countries/bangladesh.html support the "by birth" thing. These aren't the only sources that say I have it, either. I'm pretty sure the operator at the embassy was wrong.
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