Citizenship Waiver

#1Woodson

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Hi I am very new to this, and I might want to pursue a career in the Navy. I am currently a junior in high school, and maintain good grades. I fit most of the eligibility other than citizenship, I have lived in the United States for 8 years but I still don't have my citizenship. is there some type of a waiver that I could possibly obtain for the Naval Academy or the NROTC.
 

Capt MJ

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From USNA Admissions FAQ, http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/faq.htm#notcitizen

Start your research on this site and read everything, then search this forum, lots of excellent info.


"I am not a U.S. citizen and am interested in applying to the Naval Academy. What do I do?

If you are not an American citizen, completion of the Preliminary Application is not necessary. Information concerning application procedures for foreign nationals may be requested from the Naval Attache at the U.S. Embassy. If you are in the process of applying for citizenship, you can apply for admission but you must be a U.S. citizen by Induction Day."
 

#1Woodson

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The situation is that by induction day, I am most not likely going to be a US citizen, so I just need some guidance or if anyone knows if a waiver is possible in this scenario.
 

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The situation is that by induction day, I am most not likely going to be a US citizen, so I just need some guidance or if anyone knows if a waiver is possible in this scenario.

Nothing personally against you, but I sure hope not.

The good news is that you can continue to apply until the age of 23.
 

jscam87

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There is no waiver, but if the citizenship paperwork is pending, you could continue to improve yourself and apply another year.
The other option is to get your embassy to endorse you as a foreign national. There is nothing in between.
Good luck
 

hyb128

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I am quite the expert in this topic now...I applied for the class of '13 knowing I probably would not get my citizenship. I was really bummed out but my regional officer recommended me for NAPS(no citizenship needed for NAPS). The academy is sending me to NAPS for one year to finish my naturalization process. Turns out I'm getting my citizenship by April. That is citizenship in 4 months baby! (Usually half a year to 1.5 years to get naturalized). Make sure you ask for an expedition based on military reasons (that's what I did). However, my MOC wouldn't give me a nomination because she wasn't sure that I would become a citizen by I-Day which makes sense and I happily obliged to give up my spot for someone else who could possibly go. Lo and behold I will be a citizen on April 20th, but its too late now and I must go to NAPS. I'm happy the way things turned out, but to answer your question; yes.. sort of. You can write to the Department of Defense of your country and ask them if you can go to the Naval Academy as a national? Not sure if I'm using the right words. But the down side is that once you graduate, Im fairly certain you have to serve the navy of the country you are from. In my case.. I didn't want to do that and serve in the Korean Navy.. that would (no offense) but blow since the Korean navy rivals the British navy of the 1800's.
 
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