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([personal profile] glasseye Oct. 28th, 2008 09:04 am)
I passed my citizenship test and interview, and will be sworn in as a US citizen on Nov 13th.

From: [identity profile] katerinfg.livejournal.com


Congratulations! Do you know if there's an exchange program, by any chance?

From: [identity profile] gwacie.livejournal.com


Congratulations, or condolences :) I don't suppose you'll be able to vote in the election? :)

From: [identity profile] glasseye.livejournal.com


Nope, I can't vote until I'm a citizen. Oh well, there's always next time! :)

From: [identity profile] nobu.livejournal.com


w00t indeed.

are you still an EU citizen too? or do you have to give that up? I can't remember who does dual citizenships anymore...

From: [identity profile] glasseye.livejournal.com


Short answer, yes I'm still a UK citizen.

Long answer:

Well, it's complicated. By US law they cannot require me to give up my UK citizenship (or any foreign citizenship), and UK law requires that if I want to give up my UK citizenship I have to swear a very specific oath in front of a representative of the queen.

However, the oath itself states that I will give up "all foreign allegiances." Depending on which department of the government you ask, this may or may not be binding. The courts seem to think it is not.

From: [identity profile] lubeck.livejournal.com


Well then you have the best of both worlds, or passports whichever is better.

From: [identity profile] glasseye.livejournal.com


Yeah, almost exactly 9 months after I submitted my paperwork (about half the average processing time!)

From: [identity profile] ryunohi.livejournal.com


Nice job! Were there any particularly amusing questions on the test?
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