I have dual citizenship

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  1. acho97

    acho97 Member

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    I have a Korean citizenship and a US citizenship too..
    I was born in the US but got a korean one when I was young.
    Is that bad??? Is it going to hurt my chances with the academy at all??
     
  2. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    No, it will not hurt your chances. You will be required to renounce your Korean citizenship should you be accepted to USAFA.
     
  3. acho97

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    Oh... hahah That's no problem at all...
    Thank you!
     
  4. fencersmother

    fencersmother Founding Member

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    acho, yes you will be required to renounce your Korean citizenship. No offense intended but your response seems so very flippant. How will your parents react to your renunciation? You should research exactly WHAT you will be renouncing, what you will be giving up, before taking that step.

    I applaud you for your dedication to the US, but caution you to do your research before you do anything.
     
  5. acho97

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    Oh well I thank you for your concern :)
    My parents are actually completely fine with it and encouraged me to go with US if I ever had to decide.
     
  6. vshun

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    The info on dual citizenship is difficult to find, but the key is full disclosure. My DS is C4C now and has dual citizenship by virtue of his parents being born in another country. He did not have to renounce it yet. I believe it will happen during 2nd or 3rd year, before applying for rated slots, but not sure of mechanics (whether can renounce in AFA or need to do whole whoopla at foreign embassy). Anyway, be ready to give it up eventually but do not worry about it short term, after all AFA also has foreign students.
     
  7. Christcorp

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    Each country is a little different. My son had dual citizenship. He was born in spain and spain automatically makes him a spanish citizen/nationality. However, once he's 18 years old, spain makes him choose. If he doesn't specifically choose as his citizenship/nationality, and he's claimed citizenship and nationality by another country, (In our case the United States), then his Spanish citizenship is automatically revoked.

    I'm assuming by the topic and the thread, that Korea doesn't make you choose. They apparently allow you to have more than one. The united states on the other hand, doesn't allow dual citizenship for most situations. Thus, why you'd have to denounce your korean citizenship.
     

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