Out of Country?

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by iLikeToFly, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. iLikeToFly

    iLikeToFly Member

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    Well, for at least the next two years, we will be living out of the country. After that, we might be back in the U.S. and we might not be. So, if the situation arises that we will not be in the U.S. when I'm looking for the nomination, would it have to be from the V.P.? I did read somewhere that he/she is the only possible source w/o geographical restrictions. Just curious.......

    ~Sarah
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The first question is whether your parents will be maintaining a legal domicile in the US while they are overseas -- basically, will they be paying US taxes and, if so, in what state? If the answer is "yes," then you can apply to the MOCs based on that legal domicile.

    If the answer is "no," then I believe you are limited to a VP nom (one of the reasons they exist).

    There is a BGO who handles overseas candidates; that position was recently vacated and is being filled, so I don't know who it is. But that would be the person to contact at the appropriate time. No use worrying about the situation until the spring of your junior year.
     
  3. iLikeToFly

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    Okay, thanks a lot for your help. And you're right - I have plenty of time to figure this out.
     
  4. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    If they remain legal residents of a state you can use that state's MOCs. If not then you are limitted to any of the non-area restricted sources.
     
  5. singaporemom

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    When we were overseas during my oldest son's high school years we remained residents of Texas for this reason. We had to update our voter registration card for absentee voting: our voter residence address = our previous address and our mailing address = overseas address. We kept our texas driver's licence with our previous Texas address and included a copy of this when son sent in nomination packet. If you attend 2 high schools, send in both transcripts even if the overseas school transfers all grades.

    We had no problem and son received 2 nominations.
     

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