Justin Bieber is reportedly applying for dual American/Canadian citizenship.

According to TMZ, the 24-year-old singer  who was born in Canada, but moved to Atlanta when he was 13-years-old, will retain his Canadian citizenship but is seeking to also become an American citizen.

The Love Yourself hitmaker currently holds an O-1 Visa for "Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement."

Bieber will have to undergo himself to a detailed background check by the FBI and fingerprinting to secure citizenship and he will have to sit a citizenship interview. If he is successful, he will take part in an oath ceremony and pledge allegiance to the US.

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'The Bieb's'  manager Scooter Braun recently admitted he thought the star was ''going to die'' when he was going through a troublesome time in 2014.

The star, who is reportedly preparing to wed model Hailey Baldwin, suffered a string of public incidents including arrests for assault, driving offences and vandalism between 2013 and 2014, and Braun said he used to have a recurring nightmare in which the artist died.

Scooter said: ''There was a time when I would go to sleep almost every night - when he had the money to fly away from me - and I was worried every night that I was going to lose him.

''I thought he was going to die. I thought he was going to sleep one night and that he would have so much crap in his system that he would not wake up the next morning.''

Now Justin has turned his life around, and Scooter insists that it was the star's own decision to get help.

He said: ''I think he made a conscious choice for himself to change, I think for a year and a half I failed miserably trying to help him, because for year and a half he didn't change ... It wasn't until one day he woke up and said, 'Hey I need to talk to you, I don't want to be that person anymore.'

''[He's an] extraordinary young man who's been given an extraordinary life. And he used to complain, and he used to fight it and that's when he got into a dark place, but when he accepted his responsibility and took a hard look at himself and not what everyone was doing, that's when he owned it and he got healthy.''

Hailey Baldwin recently said she is "not married yet" to singer Justin Bieber, despite reports that the couple married in New York City on Thursday.