Dual Citizenship

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  1. hunter21

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    Hi everyone! I've accepted my appointment to USMA 2017. I was born in Canada and am a naturalized U.S. citizen. My Canadian passport expired, so I'm not sure if I'm still a Canadian citizen. Assuming that I still am a Canadian citizen, I understand that I must renounce my Canadian citizenship. However, after looking online, I've learned that I must be 18 in order to do so (I turn in 18 in August, after R-Day). Does anybody have any suggestions as to what to do about this? Should I contact my RC/admissions office? Thanks in advance!
     
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    yes
     
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    You'll need to have a letter of intent to renounce your citizenship notarized at a minimum. You won't be able to get your security clearance until you have formally renounced your Canadian citizenship.
     
  4. hunter21

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    Thanks for the advice everyone, I'll call the admissions office tomorrow and get some clarification on what I need to do.
     
  5. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    I recommend you request your naturalization paperwork through USCIS as well if you do not have it. I believe it requires an N600 form.

    Congrats on your appointment as well!!
     
  6. hunter21

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    Thanks! I sent in a copy of my naturalization certificate to admissions over the summer. I believe what I have to do now is get a notarized copy of my Canadian birth certificate and then find a way of renouncing my dual citizenship, such as getting a notarized letter of intent as 845something suggested.
     
  7. GoArmyBeatNavy

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    this might be a good point of contact as well.
     
  8. hunter21

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    Thanks for the link! I'll contact their office as well after I call admissions.
     
  9. hunter21

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    Quick update on my issue:

    I contacted admissions today; my dual citizenship must be revoked by R-Day. I've called the Canadian consulate in my area, and the lady I reached is going to talk to her superiors about my issue. Hopefully everything works out!
     
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    I'd like to know how to get this letter of intent to renounce your citizenship notarized. I have a dual citizenship as well
     
  11. hunter21

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    I e-mailed the security office, the dual citizenship issue would be taken care of on R-Day. Candidates with dual citizenship will sign an affidavit that will denounce their second citizenship and a security assistant will contact us during the year to take care of it.
     

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