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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 7:40 pm
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I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.

1. How do I go about getting Dual nationality?

2. What would I need in the meantime to live in the US?

3. How long does it take?

4. Can I do this all online or postal?

5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all?
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 7:43 pm
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I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.

1. How do I go about getting Dual nationality?

Approx 5 years..........


2. What would I need in the meantime to live in the US?
A visa.
K1 if getting married
K3 if already married
H1B If you have a job sponsorship
E Visa is investing



3. How long does it take?
How long is a piece of string?


4. Can I do this all online or postal?
Download forms online and send em to the INS with a large cheque


5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.
She does her end in the US, you from the UK

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all
No why would it?
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 7:49 pm
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I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.

1. How do I go about getting Dual nationality?

Approx 5 years..........

Sorry, How? I'm after a US passport as well as keeping British citizenship too.


2. What would I need in the meantime to live in the US?
A visa.
K1 if getting married
K3 if already married
H1B If you have a job sponsorship
E Visa is investing



3. How long does it take?
How long is a piece of string?


4. Can I do this all online or postal?
Download forms online and send em to the INS with a large cheque


5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.
She does her end in the US, you from the UK

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all
No why would it?
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 8:11 pm
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I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.

1. How do I go about getting Dual nationality?

Approx 5 years..........

Sorry, How? I'm after a US passport as well as keeping British citizenship too.
You'll no doubt have to marry your US Girlfriend.
That will take you on a 9 month K1 process.
Then you'll move here and need to get married with 90 days.

The Green card you'll get is conditional for 2 years.
After the third year of being a permanent resident you may be eligible for US Citizenship.

However with the INS right now add anything from an extra 6 months to 2 years on that timeline.
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I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US....
Ah, The El Paso.

That's not anywhere near The Ukraine, is it?

Do you know, Manc?
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 8:18 pm
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Ah, The El Paso.

That's not anywhere near The Ukraine, is it?

Do you know, Manc?
That's The Manc to you mate.
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 8:47 pm
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Default Re: Dual Nationality

Originally Posted by kingemissary
I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.

1. How do I go about getting Dual nationality?

2. What would I need in the meantime to live in the US?

3. How long does it take?

4. Can I do this all online or postal?

5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all?
If you are really serious about moving to the US and want the info from the "horse's mouth" so to speak, please look at the US Immigration and Naturalization website.

Whilst you're working on getting to be with her in the US, don't forget that she can come and visit you in the UK!
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Old Aug 23rd 2004, 9:01 pm
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5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.

You need to get going now for a Fiancee Visa. Should be OK with a year to plan but lots of docs to gather and you just never know.

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all?

I think if you join the US forces you can get faster Naturalisation, is that what you had in mind?

And there is a question on one of the forms about previous military experiance, could never work out quite why and whether it was a plus or a minus, may be linked to the one about being a member of the Nazi party.

ex CCF!
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Originally Posted by Boiler
5. Can I do all this from the UK as I go to the US on holiday to see her but hopefully want to stay in the US by aug 05.

You need to get going now for a Fiancee Visa. Should be OK with a year to plan but lots of docs to gather and you just never know.

6. Does being ex HM forces speed anything up or help at all?

I think if you join the US forces you can get faster Naturalisation, is that what you had in mind?

And there is a question on one of the forms about previous military experiance, could never work out quite why and whether it was a plus or a minus, may be linked to the one about being a member of the Nazi party.

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Yup the fiancee visa seemed about right. I might consider the US forces, well the weekend warrior equivalent anyway. I try looking for a job in my field and kept coming up with US Navy. I thought sexy Demi Moore JAG lookalikes where them hehe.
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Yup the fiancee visa seemed about right. I might consider the US forces, well the weekend warrior equivalent anyway. I try looking for a job in my field and kept coming up with US Navy. I thought sexy Demi Moore JAG lookalikes where them hehe.
Thank you Rodney... Plonker posting are normally only accepted on a Friday
Please try again later.
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Old Aug 24th 2004, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by kingemissary
I would like to live with my girlfriend in the El Paso, US.


The immigration process for El Paso is completely different than the rest of the USA. In fact El Paso is the left armpit of the world (with Houston being the right) so they are actually paying people to immigrate there. The only requirements are a heartbeat and a bar of soap.

You do have a bar of soap, don't you?
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Old Aug 24th 2004, 6:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Leslie66
The immigration process for El Paso is completely different than the rest of the USA. In fact El Paso is the left armpit of the world (with Houston being the right) so they are actually paying people to immigrate there. The only requirements are a heartbeat and a bar of soap.

You do have a bar of soap, don't you?
I have 3 bars of soap. Why are they paying people to live in El Paso?
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Old Aug 24th 2004, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Leslie66
so they are actually paying people to immigrate there.
how much, the weather in winter has to be better than here!!


Originally Posted by Leslie66
You do have a bar of soap, don't you?
bollocks, there goes my plan for the easy life.
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Old Aug 24th 2004, 6:46 pm
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Why are they paying people to live in El Paso?
It is difficult to get people to live in an armpit.
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It is difficult to get people to live in an armpit.
I'll bring deoderant with me.
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