NROTC problem/question

Discussion in 'ROTC' started by Vignesh56, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Vignesh56

    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    My first choice is the Naval Academy. u see im going to apply for a Navy ROTC scholarship as my back-up plan. The problem is im not a US citizen yet. The new rule fr 18 and under is that one of the parents must have be a US citizen before i can apply. So i my parents applied about a month ago, and already they went through the fingerprint step now their just waiting on their interview. after they get their citizenship i can apply for mine. the problem is the nrotc site recommends to start the application process in my second semester of my junior year. do u think if i called the offices, that they could make an exception for me? I 'll defnetly be a US citizen when I use the scholarship for college, so can they give me the scholarship, and wait when i get my citizenship? And when should i submit my online application in time for the first review board?
     
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    timeline

    Taking your GPA/SATs/ECs (and your ability to use Spellcheck) for granted, and that your information about parent citizenship is correct (and since it has not affected my D I have not looked too closely; however the standard language (is there fine print?) for ROTC is that the applicant be a citizen), I think your timeline is OVERLY optimistic. I formerly did related work for the government and the time between the interview and citizenship can often be measured in years and not months. If your parents are members of an immigrant social group, they may have a better handle on what recent similarly situated applicants have experienced in terms of delay. Best of luck.
     
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    Vignesh56 Appointed Candidate

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    so your saying that my citizenship can take me years?
     
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    You were talking about a parent's citizenship, and the checks which are done on an adult (as contrasted to a minor) can take time, since they may have some service in a foreign military, have a foreign police record, be members of a group in the old country that is suspect, etc. It is unlikely that a minor has these types of activities. However, you are not going to get processed and approved before at least one of your parents, since we are not in the habit of granting citizenship to a minor applicant with alien (unnaturalized) parents. Your parents should speak to someone in ICE or an immigration attorney to determine what the estimated timeline is.
     

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