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Can you get dual citizenship on a K-1 Visa?

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You don't apply for dual citizenship per se, you become a USC by naturalization which can cause you to have dual citizenship, or you are born with more than one citizenship.

The naturalization process requires you to renounce any former nationality. That said, some countries let you retain your citizenship even after naturalizing in another country. My country for example recognizes dual citizenship and you can still use their passport.

The US doesn't formally accept dual citizenship, but they recognize that it exists so they won't penalize you for continuing to use your country's passport, but they expect you to enter and reenter the US with a US passport once you become a USC though.

As for applying for USC, you can apply after you have been an LPR (when AOS is approved) for 3 years minus 90 days and married to your USC spouse.


This does not constitute legal advice.

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You don't apply for dual citizenship per se, you become a USC by naturalization which can cause you to have dual citizenship, or you are born with more than one citizenship.

The naturalization process requires you to renounce any former nationality. That said, some countries let you retain your citizenship even after naturalizing in another country. My country for example recognizes dual citizenship and you can still use their passport.

The US doesn't formally accept dual citizenship, but they recognize that it exists so they won't penalize you for continuing to use your country's passport, but they expect you to enter and reenter the US with a US passport once you become a USC though.

As for applying for USC, you can apply after you have been an LPR (when AOS is approved) for 3 years minus 90 days and married to your USC spouse.

US naturalizing citizens renounce allegiance to other countries, they do not renounce citizenship. How the countries of original citizenship react to this varies by country.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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yes you can!

Either 3 years from date of being LPR AND married to the person who petitioned your K1 Visa or after 5 years of being LPR.

Both me and my son have dual citizenship from K1 and K2 visa


OUR TIMELINE

K1 VISA & MARRIAGE - 8 MONTHS

17 February 2004 Sent I-129F petition CSC - It was APPROVED in 147 days

3 September 2004 INTERVIEW IN LONDON SUCCESSFUL VISA APPROVED! MARRIED OCTOBER 16, 2004

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS - 5 MONTHS

4 January 2005 - Submitted applications for AOS and EAD - 12 May 2005 Conditional Permanent Residency Approved - interview in Santa Ana

4 June 2005 CPR 2-year Green Card arrives in mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS - 3½ MONTHS

8 May 2007 - I-751 sent to CSC - 23 August 2007 - Approved - Card production ordered

30 August 2007 - 10 year Green Card received

K2 TIMELINE (Stayed behind in UK to finish school)

28 March 2005 - embassy interview & medical London - visa granted

01/18/06 Applications for AOS/EAD sent - 03/28/06 EAD approved

4/3/06 - RFE for AOS - requested new medical and vacc supplement

4/26/06 - approved without interview and welcome letter sent

05/02/2006 - Greencard arrives in mail

03/14/08 - Petition to Remove Conditions mailed to CSC delivered - 7/2/08 APPROVED

NATURALIZATION TIMELINE (for myself and son) 5 MONTHS

April 18, 2011 - N-400 Applications Mailed to AZ lockbox

April 21 (received April 25) NOAs

May 12 - FP Letters mailed

May 16 - Received FP appointment letters for June 8 at 11am

August 1 - Interview - approved for Oath Ceremony - OATH CEREMONY 28 SEPTEMBER

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While US doesn't recognize dual citizenship formally, it's accepted that you can be. So long as you abide by the rules of the nation and various tax laws, you will be able to maintain both citizenships when you are eligible to apply. You will never lose your UK citizenship unless you file paperwork with the UK government to renounce it. Any children you have will also be dual citizens, so long as you register their births with the UK/obtain a passport.


K-1 - AOS & ROC Timeline  - Immigration and the Health Exchange Price of Love in the UK Thinking of Returning to UK?

 

First met: 12/31/04 - Engaged: 9/24/09
Filed I-129F: 10/4/14 - Packet received: 10/7/14
NOA 1 email + ARN assigned: 10/10/14 (hard copy 10/17/14)
Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
Packet 3: 5/28/15 - Medical: 6/16/15
Poked London 7/1/15 - Packet 4: 7/2/15
Interview: 7/30/15 - Approved!
AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

Approved/New Card Produced status: 4/25/19 - NOA2 hardcopy 4/29/19

10yr Green Card Received: 5/2/19 - Error will need to file I90 >_<

 

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