Updated: 2017-12-17.

A citizen is a person who has full and complete legal status in a particular country. A person may be a citizen by birth or by a citizenship process.

When traveling abroad and needing assistance, travelers should go to the embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission of the country of their citizenship, if possible.

For a deeper look at citizenry, nationality, and other similar terms, read: ENRICH: Understanding Ethnicity, Nationality, Race, Identity, Culture, and Heritage.

Categories: Diplomacy Terms
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