Nationality expresses a citizen’s relationship with a given state. What to write in the forms?

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When filling out various forms and applications, the column regarding nationality is quite problematic. Many people do not know how to fill it correctly. The terms nationality and nationality are also often confused. Incorrect provision of this information may unnecessarily complicate communication with the authorities. Stateless persons constitute a separate category.

What is nationality?

Nationality reflects state nationality. In other words, citizenship can be described as a broader term for citizenship. It is a legal relationship between a person and the state which thus gives them a sense of identity, inclusion and opportunity. enjoy without limitation a wide range of rights:

  • take part in elections,
  • study,
  • to get a job,
  • own property,

According to article 15 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights everyone has the right to a nationality. A person’s nationality also cannot be revoked. Despite these commitments, there are more and more people in society who have the status of “stateless person”. Furthermore, a person should not arbitrarily change nationality.

Why is the nationality indicated?

Almost everyone has already been faced with having to fill in a nationality box in one of the questionnaires or forms. Nationality is indicated in these cases to make it clear that one has a person the right to take advantage of the opportunities offered by nationality. It is thus mentioned in the following documents:

  • school applications (all levels),
  • applications for the health and social system,
  • application for issuance of various licenses (identity card, passport, driver’s license, pilot’s license, etc.),
  • application for the issuance of a commercial authorization,
  • application for marriage or registered partnership,
  • a funeral request.

After reading the documents, it is then it is obvious on the face of it that the person is a citizen of that State. She can therefore legally benefit from this relationship.

Nationality: what to write in the box?

Although we often come across this question in society, many people may hesitate to fill in the nationality box correctly. This information must be entered in accordance with the prescribed rules. It must always be filled in the box the official name of the country, in full or in abbreviation.

Nationality: Czech or Czech?

For a Czech citizen, this means that he can declare either “Czech Republic” Where “CR”. Czechs often make the mistake of writing “Czech” or “Czech” in the box, which is obviously wrong. For international documents (such as a passport), the international country abbreviation is indicated. This is for the Czech Republic CZE.

If you want to make sure that you have correctly filled in the nationality field, you just need to find this information on your identity card. It’s about the fourth digit mentioned above as citizenship.

Nationality: abbreviations in the Czech Republic

Besides Czech citizenship, other abbreviations can be found in the Czech Republic, as there are a large number of national minorities and commuters. They then fill in their nationality when applying for visas or residence permits. These are most often the following abbreviations:

  • ALB (Albania),
  • BLR (Belarus),
  • BIH (Bosnia and Herzegovina),
  • BGR (Bulgaria),
  • MNE (Montenegro),
  • EGY (Egypt),
  • FRA (France),
  • HRV (Croatia),
  • KAZ (Kazakhstan),
  • XXK (Kosovo),
  • LTU (Lithuania),
  • LVA (Latvia),
  • HUN (Hungary),
  • MNG (Mongolia),
  • DEU (Germany),
  • NLD (Netherlands),
  • POL (Poland),
  • AUT (Austria),
  • ROU (Romania),
  • SVK (Slovakia),
  • SVN (Slovenia),
  • SRB (Serbia),
  • UKR (Ukraine),
  • VNM (Vietnam).

Nationality and nationality

Nationality and nationality are often confused between people, although there is a significant difference between them. We can choose our own nationalityit’s a matter of personal feelings.

An example from practice is a citizen of the Czech Republic who has Jewish ancestry and his family adheres to Jewish traditions. He feels he belongs to the Jewish community and therefore begins to declare himself in this nationality. However, he still has Czech nationality and can benefit from this relationship.

Nationality versus Citizenship

Although nationality is based on citizenship, these terms are not legally synonymous. Nationality can be described as having a broader content, as it also includes legal persons belonging to a given state. Compared to this citizenship is a term defined only for natural persons.

Stateless persons

A special group are stateless persons, otherwise known as stateless or apolite. These people they are not nationals of any state and therefore cannot enjoy the rights and benefits of citizenship. It is otherwise called “international homelessness”. It is estimated that in the world lives around 10-12 million stateless persons.

The most common example of the practice is a situation where both parents have the nationality of such a state, where it is possible to acquire citizenship only by birth in its territory. However, their child was born in a country under whose laws he can only acquire citizenship by inheriting from his parents. Thereby there is a conflict and the child acquires no nationality.

People can find themselves in this unfavorable position for other reasons as well. It is often about changes in administrative practice, discrimination, disintegration of the state, non-existent registration of children born and loss or renunciation of citizenship.

What is nationality?

Nationality is the nationality of a citizen. As a result, one has the opportunity to reap the benefits of citizenship in a given state. These include, for example, the exercise of fundamental rights (to participate in elections, to study, to have a job, to own property and to travel).

What to declare in the nationality box?

The person must enter the official name of the country of which they are a citizen on the form with the nationality field. You can enter the full country name, abbreviation or international code. For example, Czech nationality, Czech Republic or CZE can be filled in for Czech nationality.

What is the difference between nationality and nationality?

There is no equation between nationality and nationality. Nationality is based mainly on the feelings of the person and is optional. By claiming a certain nationality, a person expresses his attitude and relationship to a given nation. He can therefore have the nationality of a country and report to the national minority living there (for example, a person of Czech nationality comes under the Roma minority).

What does statelessness mean?

A stateless person is a person who is not a national of any state. Thus, often, she cannot even exercise the fundamental rights deriving from citizenship. He may find himself in this situation due to the disintegration of the state, the conflict of legal norms, changes in legal practice, etc.

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