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Dual US/UK Citizenship

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I still have another 9 months before I can ROC of my GC but just out of pure curiosity how do I go about getting dual citizenship when the time arrives?

Will I just fill out the N-400 form and wait for them to ask me if I wish to keep UK citizenship as well as gaining US citizenship?

My husband is active duty within the US Air Force. I read on the USCIS site that the naturalziation fee is waived for military but does that include spouses? Again just curious. Hopefully someone can help me out :)

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You become a US citizen by going through the process and paying the fee.

You get an American passport using your shiny new naturalization certificate.

You keep your British passport and renew it when necessary.

There is no "choice" to be made. You are simply adding a second citizenship. The Brits will never cross you off their roles unless you file a form and pay a fee to the home office to formally revoke.

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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You become a US citizen by going through the process and paying the fee.

You get an American passport using your shiny new naturalization certificate.

You keep your British passport and renew it when necessary.

There is no "choice" to be made. You are simply adding a second citizenship. The Brits will never cross you off their roles unless you file a form and pay a fee to the home office to formally revoke.

Oh lol well that's much easier than I thought it would be. I know some countries dont allow dual citizenship so thought you had to state that you wanted to keep one/gain one/be greedy and have both.

I know when our baby is born I have been told she can gain the citizenship of the UK through me by getting her a passport when we visit the UK. And, since I just renewed mine in my married name I'm good for another 10years!

Something simple for once :D Thanks Nich-Nick.

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Oh lol well that's much easier than I thought it would be. I know some countries dont allow dual citizenship so thought you had to state that you wanted to keep one/gain one/be greedy and have both.

I know when our baby is born I have been told she can gain the citizenship of the UK through me by getting her a passport when we visit the UK. And, since I just renewed mine in my married name I'm good for another 10years!

Something simple for once :D Thanks Nich-Nick.

The US will only consider you American, so you never pull out your British passport when entering the US. But when entering the UK, you can switch to your British passport and take your whole family through the short line. And you have easy travel around EU nations with a British passport.

Once American, you are obligated to file a US tax return every year if your earnings are above the filing level, no matter where in the world you live or earn. That doesn't mean you pay taxes to the US if you earn money and reside back in the UK. There is a tax treaty where the same money isn't 't taxed in both places. There's foreign income exclusion and such. People may say "if you become American you will have to PAY US taxes the rest of your life." Not pay, but maybe FILE with zero money to pay. There is a difference between "filing" and "paying".


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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The US will only consider you American, so you never pull out your British passport when entering the US. But when entering the UK, you can switch to your British passport and take your whole family through the short line. And you have easy travel around EU nations with a British passport.

Once American, you are obligated to file a US tax return every year if your earnings are above the filing level, no matter where in the world you live or earn. That doesn't mean you pay taxes to the US if you earn money and reside back in the UK. There is a tax treaty where the same money isn't 't taxed in both places. There's foreign income exclusion and such. People may say "if you become American you will have to PAY US taxes the rest of your life." Not pay, but maybe FILE with zero money to pay. There is a difference between "filing" and "paying".t

Awesome thanks for the tips :) My husband files his taxes himself and knows the ins and outs of that topic so when it comes to me filing myself I will just ask him for help the first time round lol.

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You become a US citizen by going through the process...................

....................which is even more ###### tedious than all the other ####### combined - or at least it seems that way!!!!!!!!

Still no oath ceremony letter - and I've had it with this . Truly, I have. Infopass scheduled for tomorrow. Bastante!


Naturalization Timeline:

Event

Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

Comments :

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....................which is even more ###### tedious than all the other ####### combined - or at least it seems that way!!!!!!!!

Still no oath ceremony letter - and I've had it with this ######. Truly, I have. Infopass scheduled for tomorrow. Bastante!

Oh no :( I hope infopass time has/is going well and your naturalization process speeds up! Good Luck!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: England
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The infopass went well in the sense that I now know why I haven't received the letter. #fuckthisshit


Naturalization Timeline:

Event

Service Center : Phoenix AZ Lockbox

CIS Office : Saint Louis MO

Date Filed : 2014-06-11

NOA Date : 2014-06-16

Bio. Appt. :

Interview Date :

Approved :

Oath Ceremony :

Comments :

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