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Today I made another step towards becoming a US Citizen by sending off a lot of information to my immigration lawyer
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I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not, and I’m sick and tired of being told that I am.
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A scottish friend of mine became a US citizen several years ago. He had lived in the US for 20+ years but kept his British citizenship because there is a certain panache in having a British passport.

Then he discovered that when he renewed next time he would need to get an EU passport instead. Since there's nothing special about that, he opted to switch to US citizenship. He even went so far as to join the US Naval Reserve (in Oklahoma, of all places).
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claymore_57 wrote:
A scottish friend of mine became a US citizen several years ago. He had lived in the US for 20+ years but kept his British citizenship because there is a certain panache in having a British passport.

Then he discovered that when he renewed next time he would need to get an EU passport instead. Since there's nothing special about that, he opted to switch to US citizenship. He even went so far as to join the US Naval Reserve (in Oklahoma, of all places).


Can I have your old British passport?

I am hopeful about becoming a citizen of another country, for reasons which would get this thread moved to RSP.

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claymore_57 wrote:
A scottish friend of mine became a US citizen several years ago. He had lived in the US for 20+ years but kept his British citizenship because there is a certain panache in having a British passport.

Then he discovered that when he renewed next time he would need to get an EU passport instead. Since there's nothing special about that, he opted to switch to US citizenship. He even went so far as to join the US Naval Reserve (in Oklahoma, of all places).


Um, what? What's an EU passport when it's at home? Each of the EU states has its own passport, and while they do mention the EU in them, it's mostly just to say that if you need ambassadorial/consular support in a place where your country doesn't have representation, you can go to the representatives of one of the other EU states and expect assistance.
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claymore_57 wrote:
A scottish friend of mine became a US citizen several years ago. He had lived in the US for 20+ years but kept his British citizenship because there is a certain panache in having a British passport.

Then he discovered that when he renewed next time he would need to get an EU passport instead. Since there's nothing special about that, he opted to switch to US citizenship. He even went so far as to join the US Naval Reserve (in Oklahoma, of all places).


There was an old style blue British passport that was in use from the 1920s through to 1988, when a new red passport that was machine readable (optically) came into effect and was the same style as all the other passports in the European Community (and now EU). There is no such thing as an "EU passport". British passports are valid for 10 years, so it's possible he had an old style British passport issued in early 1988, expiring in 1998, but 12 years exceeds what I would consider "several years ago".

Furthermore, when a British Citizen naturalizes as a US Citizen, they do not lose their British Citizenship. While in the Naturalization ceremony they revoke other citizenships, the British Government does not recognise this as a valid way to lose your British Citizenship, so as far as they are concerned you are still a British Citizen.

Last but not least, one can enter the US military without being a US Citizen, one only need be a Permanent Resident.

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