Dual Citizenship

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by wlkdead, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. wlkdead

    wlkdead Member

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    I have a dual citizenship and working on renouncing the second one given to me by birth since I was born in the foreign country. I wonder if anyone knows the situation when applicants didn’t pass the security clearance due to prior travel using the foreign passport, had another citizenship before and one of the parents is currently possessing two citizenship.
    All of those was before I turned 18 and I didn’t have any influence on my parents’ decisions of applying for the foreign passport on my behalf or keeping my second citizenship. No one can choose their parents and birthplace, will it be taken into account?
     
  2. Tex232

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    I hold dual American-British citizenship but I’m an American citizen by birth. When I was still in ROTC prior to my commissioning, I had to sign a form that basically stated that I would renounce my foreign citizenship if requested by the US Government. I never really had to formally reject my foreign citizenship and I was never required to contact the English embassy or anything of that nature. The form I signed was just put in my file and nothing more was required of me. I think my case was pretty simple partly due to the fact that I had never used a foreign passport. Also, most people handling paperwork in terms of security clearances and such are not likely to see Great Britain as a big threat. To be frank, if your dual citizenship is from a country in the Middle East or Asia, you may face a little resistance from the bureaucracy. Needless to say, I have a TS clearance now so I wouldn’t worry to much about your dual citizenship.
     
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    thanks! i checked the SF-86 form that i will have to complete before I-Day, and it made me a little worried. I have nothing to hide and trying do everything right.
     
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    Probably won't be an issue right now. May be an issue for internships requiring a higher clearance and service assignment to IWC/Nuke/EOD/SEAL. Certain communities may not want an officer that may take a year or two to get a higher level clearance. Longest I've ever heard is three years.

    But don't listen to anecdotal evidence. Every situation is different. Do what you can: Take your SF86 very seriously, contact USNA if you have any doubts with how to fill it out. If Admissions can't help you out, ask to speak to the Security Manager or Special Security Officer. As a MIDN (especially as a Firstie), keep tabs on the status of your clearance, make time to complete the investigative interviews and turn-in items (paperwork, fingerprints, etc) as soon as possible.
     
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