USNA and Citizenship problem.

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  1. jmk0601

    jmk0601 Member

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    I wish to attend USNA or receive NROTC program. However, i'm not 18 and I cannot APPLY for my citizenship test until this coming June 1. I'm in a pretty sticky situation. Would anyone know what I could possibly do? I know that NROTC scholarship and USNA applications start around the summer time. I fear that the citizenship test processing time will exceed the USNA and NROTC application deadline.
     
  2. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If you're applying for 2017, it shouldn't be a problem. You have to be a citizen by the time you ENTER the program (for USNA, by Induction Day).

    You don't have to be a citizen while going through the admissions process.
     
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    i thought that in order to have senator or congressman's nomination, you need citizenship.. is this same for nrotc scholarship as well (as in i need to require citizenship by the time I get to go to college).
     
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    Yes, you need to be a citizen by the time you start the NROTC program which would be sometime in August just prior to starting college.
     
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    So basically i can start the application of NROTC and USNA this upcoming summer.. but I just need to acquire citizenship before i get into college? (which gives me about 10~12 months to apply for both programs before i get my citizenship?)
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    Yes. Get it done quickly.
     
  7. Just_A_Mom

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    Without knowing your situation - assume your parent's have green cards? Have they applied for citizenship? Are you in possession of a Korean passport? etc.....
    It may not be a quick and easy as you think if you have not already started the process and received excellent counsel.

    You need to contact your members of Congress and admissions at the Naval Academy.
    A MOC may not offer a nomination to an applicant who is not a citizen. IIRC one of the first questions on the USNA application is of your US Citizenship.

    Not to discourage you but you need more professional guidance than can be found here.
    One more thing.... going out on a limb here but just to speculate if you have two parents who have lived here for a number of years, have green cards and no interest in becoming a US Citizen..... this may present an issue for you gaining a security clearance.
     

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