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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 7:50 pm
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Hi guys! Me again.......

Once I have done the CR1 visa and I move to America I heard that three years later I am eligible for naturalization and an American passport.

However does this cancel out my UK passport? Or can I have both a UK & USA passport?
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Old Mar 22nd 2011, 7:58 pm
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Hi guys! Me again.......

Once I have done the CR1 visa and I move to America I heard that three years later I am eligible for naturalization and an American passport.

However does this cancel out my UK passport? Or can I have both a UK & USA passport?
You can have both. Dual citizenship
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Originally Posted by britishguyfromsussex View Post
Hi guys! Me again.......

Once I have done the CR1 visa and I move to America I heard that three years later I am eligible for naturalization and an American passport.

However does this cancel out my UK passport? Or can I have both a UK & USA passport?
You can have both.

It's not totally automatic at 3 years, but provided you are eligible, that is the earliest.
Naturalization US Citizenship Resources

Don't forget that you will have one other application in between the two you mention; i-751 petition to remove conditions on your PR status.
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BRILLIANT THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!
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Maybe about time to make a sticky on this subject?
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Maybe about time to make a sticky on this subject?
Great idea...let us know when you've finished it
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Originally Posted by lisa67 View Post
Great idea...let us know when you've finished it
I'm too busy (drinking beer (with both hands (and a foot))).
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I'm too busy (drinking beer (with both hands (and a foot))).
Only one foot? Does that mean you have 5 toes not doing anything?
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Only one foot? Does that mean you have 5 toes not doing anything?
I'll be sure to ask them next time I see them.
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Default Re: Can I have UK & USA Passport?

You can have both and have dual citizenship. However the UK will only see you as a UK citizen and part of the EU and the US will only see you as an American citizen. When traveling in the EU, Mexico, Canada and the rest of the world only us your UK passport and when Traveling in the US use only the America passport.
When flying out of the US you maybe required to show both. There are many other advantages to having both. Good Luck.
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Just to double check...

Can I renew my UK passport with a USA address? Do they allow that?

I assume they must but has anyone on here actually done this?

Thanks.
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Default Re: Can I have UK & USA Passport?

Originally Posted by TimberHut View Post
Just to double check...

Can I renew my UK passport with a USA address? Do they allow that?

I assume they must but has anyone on here actually done this?

Thanks.
Yes, if you renew it in the US, of course..
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Originally Posted by JohnItalia View Post
When flying out of the US you maybe required to show both.
Really? How would they know....?
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Default Re: Can I have UK & USA Passport?

On your UK passport it shows you where born in the UK and that you are a UK citizen, on the American passport it will show you as an American citizen, but born in the UK. Some airlines won't ask for both, but most will unless you have a travel visa.
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Default Re: Can I have UK & USA Passport?

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On your UK passport it shows you where born in the UK and that you are a UK citizen, on the American passport it will show you as an American citizen, but born in the UK. Some airlines won't ask for both, but most will unless you have a travel visa.
That means nothing.

My son was born in Singapore, but he doesn't have, and is not entitled to a Singapore Passport. He has a US passport. Ditto for my wife who was born in Taiwan.

Traveling out of the US, as long as you have the US passport (plus any visa that is required for wherever you are going) I don't understand why anyone would ask for anything else?

Are you saying that the airline would refuse you boarding if you were traveling on a US passport that showed you born in a different country and you couldn't provide a passport from that country?
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