naturalized citizen status?

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  1. jreffert

    jreffert Member

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    i was born in russia and immigrated to the U.S and want to attend the naval academy. how will this factor into recieving an appointment to the Naval academy.
     
  2. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    The eligibility requirements are on the USNA admissions website:

    Basic Requirements for Eligibility:
    United States citizen:
    Good moral character;
    At least 17 and not past their 23rd birthday on 1 July of the year they would enter the academy;
    Unmarried;
    Not pregnant; and
    No dependents.

    You also need to have a Social Security number. Assuming that you've met those requirements, you are eligible to apply.

    If your question is whether your ethnicity will be a benefit or a detriment in your admissions process, I can't really say. My suspicion is that it will neither help nor hurt you.

    Reference http://www.usna.edu/admissions/steps.htm for more information.
     
  3. SeaMars

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    ... but fluency in a "strategic language", such as Russian, if you have it, is a plus.
     
  4. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    You need to have your citizenship by I-Day.
     
  5. AJM7680

    AJM7680 Banned

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    Perhaps this is theoretically correct. However, to complete the on-line Preliminary Application, one must be a US citizen. Many, if not most, MOCs require citizenship to apply for an appointment. Lastly, the reporting package requires the candidate to provide proof of citizenship usually no later than somewhere around the middle of June. I doubt seriously anyone whose citizenship papers arrived in the mail the day prior to I-Day would be raising their right hand the following day.
     
  6. MemberLG

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    In order to apply for U.S. citizenship, unless things have changed, 18 years old and 5 years of residency or under 18 years old and parents become U.S. citizen.

    I do think that the admissions office will have to give special permission and the candidate have to convince the MOC to apply for nomination (i.e I am turning 18 next September or my parents applied for U.S. citizenship).
     
  7. AJM7680

    AJM7680 Banned

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    To be admitted without already having US citizenship is just like the age waiver, it would take an Act of Congress. There are too many unknowns to allow someone to go right up to I-Day awaiting a pending decision. There are two choices, either get the parents active in pursuing their citizenship or waiting until the candidate is 18 and applying on their own.
     

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