dual citizen

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  1. charletonheston34

    charletonheston34 New Member

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    My parents were both born in Iran and immigrated to the US as refugees after the 1979 revolution in Iran. I am now applying to USNA and NROTC, but I don't know what to do about my dual citizenship. I obviously don't have any loyalties to Iran (especially in light of the carnage they are causing around the middle east), but there is an added difficulty in terms of giving up my Iranian citizenship. It can't be done. The iranian government doesn't recognize its citizens' ability to give up their citizenship. So there's no process for renouncing citizenship. I've heard that one can write a letter renouncing citizenship and send it to the Iranian embassy (and show it to whomever in the Navy prior to mailing it), and that showing that intent is enough to do it, but I don't know.

    Some more background - I have been to Iran a few times as a minor, visiting some really distant family in the Kurdish part, and I visited once after I became an adult. The only passport I have was acquired for me by my parents while I was a minor, but it's valid until 2016, I believe. This question is so complicated that I don't even know whom to contact. Any advice would be nice. Thanks
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    There was a post earlier on this topic. Here is a key point from the thread posted by "suddensam"


    ....First, you may want to review Section I.8 of the Permit to Report Booklet. I've copied it below for your reference:

    "Complete the Standard Form-86 to the best of your ability and return in the manila envelope addressed to the “Commandant of Midshipmen.” This form is required to process you for a SECRET clearance. You will need to provide specific information on the SF-86 worksheet that will be returned to you following Plebe Summer to assist you in completing an online, computerized SF-86. Make sure you answer all the questions accurately so that you do not delay your clearance...

    The possession and use of a foreign passport in preference to a U.S. passport raises doubts as to whether the individual’s allegiance to the United States is paramount. Clearance will be denied or revoked unless the foreign passport is surrendered. Anyone who possesses a foreign passport must return the passport to the appropriate country’s embassy or consulate, requesting a return endorsement. In lieu of returning the passport, it may be brought to the USNA Personnel Security office for documenting and witnessing its destruction. If you choose to return the passport the endorsement will be a prerequisite to any security clearance determination and must be provided to the USNA Personnel Security office when the online SF-86 is submitted."

    The entire procedure will be facilitated by the USNA Security Office. In that same section of the Permit to Report booklet, it gives you a contact in the Security Office if you have questions. I just didn't want to publish his name in an open forum, but you can look it up.

    If you had a passport, you would have to surrender it and witness its destruction. You are also asked to sign something indicating that you are willing to renounce your foreign citizenship. Whether you are actually required to do so is a decision that is made by the Security Office during their investigation.

    The most important thing is to declare your dual citizenship on the SF-86. Navy will take it from there.


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    http://www.serviceacademyforums.com/index.php?threads/dual-citizenship.42552/
     
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    charletonheston34 New Member

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    thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. any knowledge of the NROTC process? USNA is a pipe dream for me.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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