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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

Hey old chap, if youse guys won the War of 1812 you wouldn't be asking this question and we would have national health care and we could call the Beatles our own.

But really don't know the answer to your question, I could ask the queen, or do I have to ask Brown now? Heard Blair is history, something about pushing the UK into a middleeast war. What about you coming to Canada? Do you need a work visa? We didn't use to until many of our American jobs went up there, US corporations like saving money on health insurance costs. LOL.

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I have been reading this forum for a while and i saw your post and had to answer it myself. I too am a brit and am at the end of my Naturalization process. You can legally have dual nationality as a brit and as an american. I also applied for the nationality to reduce to burden of having to renew my GC.

Hope that helps.

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I applying for naturalization because I can be a British and a US citizen at the same time. It's great that you can be both, otherwise I would have to think a lot harder. And anyways, the good old Queenie doesn't allow you to renounce your British citizenship anyways...............


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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

As previously advised, as a British citizen, you can hold dual citizenship with the US. However remember that as a US Citizen you will be responsible for filing a tax return each year with the IRS, WHEREVER you live and this tax return requires you to report GLOBAL income i.e. all income received from anywhere. The good news is that if your income does not exceed $82,000 pa (indexed each year) then you don't pay tax, BUT you still must complete a tax return.

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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

O.k.....first of all....you have a LONG way to go before you even begin to *think* about that....one day at a time.

Second of all....will ALL Brits STOP ASKING ABOUT DUAL CITIZENSHIP....for crying out loud READ....it gets asked here every single forsaken day!!!! there must be 100+ topics on "dual british/u.s. citizenship"....READ!!!!!!!

sorry....but after so many years on this vj board i think i've finally xploded....anyone else feel the same?


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Oct 29th -First phone call
Dec 25th -She purposed and i said Yes!
May 10th I-130 Packet and Packet 3 sent off to me by the U.S. Consulate
May 16th -Received Packets 1-3 from the U.S. consulate
June 29th -I arrived in Puerto-Rico!
July 2nd -Married in Mayaguez, Puerto-Rico and also got our interview date for September 6th
August 17th -We arrived in Australia to file for Sep. 6th
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September 11, 2007 -Filed I-751 on conditions
September 17 -VSC Receives my I-751 and issues NOA1
Oct 10 -Had biometrics taken in San Juan, Puerto Rico ASC
Oct 12 -Touched.
Aug 21, 2008 -Approved!...........finally
Sep 17, 2008 -Mailed off N-400
Oct 22, 2008 -Biometrics taken in San Juan ASC
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I'm in the final throes of naturalization -- if I couldn't keep my UK citizenship then I wouldn't be going through it in the first place (we're sick and tired of the USCIS and basically just want to be done with having to deal the broken, expensive and frustrating US immigration system! -- not to mention, I've been dealing with "taxation without representation" for the past nine years so am rather looking forward to being able to vote!!). As an aside, if my husband and I ever move to the UK, he's said that he'll reciprocate and take UK citizenship, if he's able to.

Tammi's right -- when you take US citizenship, the US won't recognize your UK citizenship, but you're still able to take dual citizenship.

Anyway, good luck with the whole immigration process!


09-03-1999: Arrive in US on F1 visa - later changed to J1 after graduation

09-04-1999: Met future hubby (still can't agree on which pub we met in)

10-23-2003: Got engaged!

10-24-2003: Submitted I-129F visa petition to VSC - approved 12-17-03

02-18-2004: Medical done and K1 visa issued in London - returned to US 02-29-04

04-16-2004: Got married!

05-03-2004: Submitted AOS/EAD/AP to Boston - NOA 05-06-04

06-02-2004: Biometrics done

07-30-2004: EAD approved & received card

07-31-2004: AP approved - letter arrived 08-05-04

02-19-2005: AOS Interview letter arrived

05-09-2005: AOS interview (374 days from filing) - PR card arrived 05-12-05

02-10-2007: Submitted I-751 petition to VSC - NOA 02-22-07

03-23-2007: Biometrics done

08-08-2007: I-751 approved

02-09-2008: Fed Ex'd N-400 to VSC - cheque cashed 02-13-08 - received NOA 02-22-08

02-11-2008: "Received / Priority Date" (02-15-08: "Notice Date")

03-07-2008: Biometrics done

04-25-2008: Interview letter arrived

06-12-2008: Interview - success!

09-04-2008: Oath

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I applying for naturalization because I can be a British and a US citizen at the same time. It's great that you can be both, otherwise I would have to think a lot harder. And anyways, the good old Queenie doesn't allow you to renounce your British citizenship anyways...............

I'm in the final throes of naturalization -- if I couldn't keep my UK citizenship then I wouldn't be going through it in the first place (we're sick and tired of the USCIS and basically just want to be done with having to deal the broken, expensive and frustrating US immigration system! -- not to mention, I've been dealing with "taxation without representation" for the past nine years so am rather looking forward to being able to vote!!). As an aside, if my husband and I ever move to the UK, he's said that he'll reciprocate and take UK citizenship, if he's able to.

Tammi's right -- when you take US citizenship, the US won't recognize your UK citizenship, but you're still able to take dual citizenship.

Anyway, good luck with the whole immigration process!

from what i have read on the internet courtesy of google should i the brit apply for citerzenship i will be concidered a duel nationional and entitled to both passports however only UK recognises the fact of the duel and not the US. It is also my understanding that the only way i could loose my UK nationallity is if i officially denounce it in front of a Brittish counsel of some sort which i cannot remember but doing this infornt of another national offical doesn't count must be a UK.

I 've also seen it stated on the net that if you have both passports remember to leave on your usa passport and enter back on it or there could be problems. so i will be deff be reading up more on that and any other pittfalls i may encounter if i do this.

Also If Vito decided to go for UK citerzenship it is my understanding that the US would see that as renouncing his US citerzenship even though he is born and bread and not naturalised. therefore he can't do it. which is sad but hey thats life.


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04-30-2008.......I-129F POSTED

05-01-2008....NOA1 (Touched 05-04-2008, Touched 04-07-2008)

09-23-2008....NOA2 Approved(See below for receipt of actual NOA2 and update in the USCIS System***)

01-13-2009....INTERVIEW (APPROVED)

02-18-2009....POE (LAX)

04-09-2009....WEDDING

AOS

06-12-2009.....AOS,EAD and AP Fedexed.

06-15-2009.....Signed for by J.CHYBA

06-18-2009.....NOA1 dated for AOS/AP/EAD

06-19-2009.....Check cleared

06-23-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD/AP

07-20-2009.....phoned helpline to report no biometrics appointment sent, Service request generated.

07-25-2009.....Recieved biometrics notice (generated on the 22nd june) for the 08-19-2009.

07-30-2009.....Did early walk in biometrics.

07-31-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD

08-06-2009.....Generated interview notice(received 08/10/09)

08-10-2009.....EAD/AP Approved

08-19-2009.....***NOA2 (Finally received after 6 Phone calls, 11 months late) :)

09-09-2009.....Aos interview.(APPROVED)first card production email

09-12-2009.....Welcome Notice Received.

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[Also If Vito decided to go for UK citerzenship it is my understanding that the US would see that as renouncing his US citerzenship even though he is born and bread and not naturalised. therefore he can't do it. which is sad but hey thats life.

I am not too sure about that statement. I think the US now allows you to acquire other citizenships, as I think it is quite difficult to lose your US Citizenship.


26/02/2005 Married in London to South African with UK Residency

28/02/2005 Sent off I-130 to London Consular

08/03/2005 Charge posted on Credit Card

14/03/2005 Sent off DS-230

15/03/2005 NOA of I-130

24/03/2005 Received Packet 3

18/04/2005 Sent in Form 169 (notice of readiness)

10/05/2005 Received Packet 4

06/06/2005 Medical at 10:00am in London

15/06/2005 Interview at 9:00 am (108 Days) -Approved

16/06/2005 Noon - Recieved Papers and Visa from Embassy

21/08/2005 Wife entered US on green Card

Conditions Removed +/- 1 year

??/06/2007 Submitted I-751

??/07/2007 Biometrics

02/04/2008 Application transferred from TSC to VSC

01/July/2008 Card Production ordered

N-400 process-3 months & 8 days

16/June/2008 Sent in packet of N-400

18/June/2008 NOA Priority date

20/June/2008 Check cashed

26/June/2008 NOA recieved

12/July/2008 Biometrics

08/Sept/2008 Interview- passed

24/Sept/2008 Oath (Cancelled due to Hurricane Ike)

29/Oct/2008 Oath & Passport Application (not expedited)

07/Nov/2008 Passport Received - Done with the Process

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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

:yes: Like Canada, UK does not require automatic forfeiture of citizenship--so you can keep both passports (though you can't use the Brit one to re-enter US subsequent to naturalisation).

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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[Also If Vito decided to go for UK citerzenship it is my understanding that the US would see that as renouncing his US citerzenship even though he is born and bread and not naturalised. therefore he can't do it. which is sad but hey thats life.

I am not too sure about that statement. I think the US now allows you to acquire other citizenships, as I think it is quite difficult to lose your US Citizenship.

after googling again three times, i'm now very confussed and on the fence about this too. but i have yet to find an official site stating facts just knowlege and opinions and I see both being put forward. some think its a yes for us to uk some think its a no. and one stated that you could but then if you volintarily applied for foreign citerzenship you loose your us citerzenship :wacko:

but then i did state it was my understanding from what i found on google. and i stand by that still. everything i have read is from the net, i haven't spoken to an attourney or what not to get the official answer.


Homer Sez:

Increase your wordiness,

Boudoir:

Where a French guy does it.

Our full time line is in our story on our profile.

K1

04-30-2008.......I-129F POSTED

05-01-2008....NOA1 (Touched 05-04-2008, Touched 04-07-2008)

09-23-2008....NOA2 Approved(See below for receipt of actual NOA2 and update in the USCIS System***)

01-13-2009....INTERVIEW (APPROVED)

02-18-2009....POE (LAX)

04-09-2009....WEDDING

AOS

06-12-2009.....AOS,EAD and AP Fedexed.

06-15-2009.....Signed for by J.CHYBA

06-18-2009.....NOA1 dated for AOS/AP/EAD

06-19-2009.....Check cleared

06-23-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD/AP

07-20-2009.....phoned helpline to report no biometrics appointment sent, Service request generated.

07-25-2009.....Recieved biometrics notice (generated on the 22nd june) for the 08-19-2009.

07-30-2009.....Did early walk in biometrics.

07-31-2009.....Touched AOS/EAD

08-06-2009.....Generated interview notice(received 08/10/09)

08-10-2009.....EAD/AP Approved

08-19-2009.....***NOA2 (Finally received after 6 Phone calls, 11 months late) :)

09-09-2009.....Aos interview.(APPROVED)first card production email

09-12-2009.....Welcome Notice Received.

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I have a few friends who were born USC but later got dual citizenship (both got Irish citizenship). The laws changed several years ago and they were able to get their Irish passports but I would still check the state department website.


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I am still at the beginning of the process, but am wondering...

I am presently a British citizen, and will eventually reach the stage where I am to consider having an American citizenship. I dont have any family based reasons to apply for it, but it would save me having to renew a green card in the future.

Can I keep my British citizenship too? Does anyone have both? Any opinions?

O.k.....first of all....you have a LONG way to go before you even begin to *think* about that....one day at a time.

Second of all....will ALL Brits STOP ASKING ABOUT DUAL CITIZENSHIP....for crying out loud READ....it gets asked here every single forsaken day!!!! there must be 100+ topics on "dual british/u.s. citizenship"....READ!!!!!!!

sorry....but after so many years on this vj board i think i've finally xploded....anyone else feel the same?

No I don't feel the same, if it bothers you don't bloomin well read it. This is a forum for this specific topic and this helps 'All Brits' understand they can have dual citizenship, whether the poster decided to search for this subject beforehand or not. Unleash your idle mind in an off topic forum or start a thread regarding your explosion at the Brits asking 'every single forsaken day' the same question. Muppet.

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