FAQ - 20
What is citizenship?
Citizenship is a legal status given to a person when recognised under a nation’s laws. This usually gives an individual the right to live and work in a country as well as the ability to vote and access social services such as healthcare or education. Depending on the nation, citizens may have specific duties they must follow, this could mean paying certain taxes or participating in compulsory military service. For example, in South Korea, men between the ages of 18 to 28 are expected to enlist in the military. Other countries with mandatory military service are Singapore, Greece, Moldova and Russia.