What is Prince Harry’s immigration status?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially stepped down from royal duties in 2020 and have lived in America ever since. The couple first moved to a waterfront property on Vancouver Island off mainland British Columbia, Canada, before moving to Meghan’s hometown of Los Angeles. There they stayed in Tyler Perry’s estate in Beverly Hills. The couple then moved to the country of Santa Barbara where they bought a $ 14 million mansion in Montecito.
Due to the Prince’s time in states, some have questioned the Duke of Sussex’s immigration status. Is he looking to become a US citizen? Does he have a work visa? What about his children? Are they British or American citizens? Here is more on all of that.
What is the Duke of Sussex’s immigration status?
Even more questions regarding Harry’s status arose after it was announced in March 2021 that he had accepted the role of Impact Manager with coaching and mental health firm BetterUp.
According to the Daily Mail, it is believed that Harry opted for the O-1 visa status, which is generally granted to “a person who possesses extraordinary abilities in the sciences, the arts, education, business or athletic or who has demonstrated extraordinary achievement.in the film or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally. Pop star Justin Bieber and actor Hugh Jackman have both used the special O visa -1.
Immigration expert Doug Lightman of Lightman Law in New York said, âHarry would have no problem getting the O-1 because he’s a prince. He’s traveled all over the worldâ¦ and there’s his work with Invictus. That will be enough to qualify him.
A royal source previously told The Times that Prince Harry would not apply for a green card or US citizenship “for the foreseeable future”. However, neither Harry nor his spokesperson commented on the matter.
As for Harry’s wife, Meghan is an American citizen. She does not have dual nationality as she has not spent the required three years abroad to receive her UK passport.
Are Harry and Meghan’s children British or American citizens?
The Duke and Duchess welcomed their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on May 6, 2019. Two years later their daughter, Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, was born. Meghan gave birth to Archie in England and because of his parents he has dual US and UK citizenship. The same goes for Archie’s little sister who was born at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California on June 4th. 2021.
After Lilibet was born, some royal fans assumed that she was the first British royal baby to be born in the United States, but in reality Lilibet is not even the first royal born in California. The other royal born in the Golden State is Maud Windsor. She is the daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor, the son of Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent. Maud was born at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles because her mother is actress Sophie Winkleman, who worked in California on the sitcom. Two and a half men at the time of his birth.
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