Is it truly (close to) impossible to be granted citizenship in the EU or UK? One thing is that you have a much better chance of being granted citizenship if your employer over in the EU or the UK deems that you are in high demand because of your degree or area of study, i.e. a useful trade of some sort should have an easy time being granted citizenship, The Eu has the highest standard of living in the world pretty much. You really don't have a chance unless you have a useful trade, and no one would marry you because most people in the EU don't want American citizenship , correct? The other thing is that You have no chance if you can't contribute to their society but that is just the tip of the iceberg , There are stipulations to obtaining citizenship too. Its seems harder to move there then it does to get into the USA. EU also has the most happy people also, But what are the other stipulations and such, isn't having a useful high in demand degree enough?