Dual citizenship

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  1. SAorBUST

    SAorBUST Member

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    What effect would dual citizenship have on your application, appointment, or clearance? U.S. and Korean citizenship, for example.
     
  2. BAMA ROTC

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    You have to be willing to renounce your other citizenship.
     
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    A Korean mom I know said recently that there might be an issue on the Korean side, as military service is mandatory for Korean males (maybe you are female and it would be a non issue?). Wikipedia is clearly not the best legal source, but it indicates there that you would need to renounce citizenship before age 18 to avoid the service requirement there. You can find that info elsewhere also.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_South_Korea#Dual_citizens

    Here is more thorough info from a West Coast school, where it must be a big enough issue for them to put it on their website.
    https://ispo.ucsd.edu/current-students/forms-guides/guides/korean-military.html

    In other words, if you ever wanted to visit Korea again (like for example if you are in the American military and want to serve a tour in Korea...) without having renounced, it could be an issue on their end. This source indicates that you have to have been registered in the "Korean Family Registrar" though for it to be an issue.