naturalized citizens at the academies

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  1. navy2016

    navy2016 Member

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    would being a naturalized citizen or first generation US citizen potentially be a disadvantage in applying to a SA?

    My parents should be able to obtain their statuses as us citizens by the end of this year; therefore, i would become a US citizen.

    i was born a year too early in Taiwan- where both of my parents are from. I have been living in the US for 15 years and gone through public schooling since 5K.

    I am currently 16 and a rising junior

    beyond academics, leadership, and extracurricular activities, am I simply dreaming too hard?

    Does USNA leave a few slots for qualified minority individuals without nominations like AFA does?
     
  2. FaithfulMom

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    We are naturalised citizens and my son received Appointments to both USMA and USNA, without any citizenship issues (US citizens since March in his junior year). Everyone has to show proof of citizenship when you accept your appointment - birth certificate, passport, citizenship certificate, etc.

    It is then best to officially renounce your previous citizenship (instructions are given in the Permit to Report package for USNA). Although you may keep your dual citizenship (if your original country allows it), I have read that if you do, you won't receive full security clearance in the US military and this could really limit your options later on. They don't want you to be/appear confused about which country you support.

    You do not have to be a US citizen to go to Summer Seminar (summer before your senior year), but you must be one by I-Day.
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    No. I am one of the latter.
     
  4. Mongo

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    Some MOCs will require citizenship somewhere in their nomination process.
     
  5. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    As long as they are naturalized before your 18th birthday you will acquire US citizenship through a process known as "derivation."

    However, if they become citizens after you turn 18 (your posts states that they "should be able to" so it sounds like there may be some doubt) you will NOT automatically acquire citizenship from your parents, you must apply yourself as an adult.
     

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