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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:38 pm
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Hi,

I am living in the USA and wanted to ask if anyone had experience getting government jobs as a naturalized citizen of the US (having been formerly British).

Is this a headache...even possible?

I was thinking specifically about nasa which is a government agency.

Thanks.
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formerly??


did you renounce then?
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Old Aug 11th 2005, 6:44 pm
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Since you have the ability to spell and form sentences, perhaps you should join the USCIS, may help them out a little.
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formerly??


did you renounce then?
You do that to become a USC. The UK doesn't care and you can reclaim but; to whom do you owe your loyalty if push comes to shove.
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You do that to become a USC. The UK doesn't care and you can reclaim
utter bollocks.


to reclaim, you need to lose it in the first instance.

you don't lose it with taking the US oath.
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No, I haven't renounced yet - I am still on a student visa, but I am engaged to USC and will have a PhD soon so am just doing a little research into what to prepare for.

Like I said - I am interested in research for NASA which is government and you have to be USC to work for them. I want to know if there is likely to be any problems or delays due to being ex-UK.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by paddingtongreen
You do that to become a USC. The UK doesn't care and you can reclaim but; to whom do you owe your loyalty if push comes to shove.
There's only one way I know of to lose your Brit citizenship: renouncing in front of a consul and paying a bloody hefty fee for the privilege.

Your loyalty should always be to yourself and your family, so that's easily solved!
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Originally Posted by robousy
I want to know if there is likely to be any problems or delays due to being ex-UK.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by fatbrit
There's only one way I know of to lose your Brit citizenship: renouncing in front of a consul and paying a bloody hefty fee for the privilege.
Yes that's the only way to 'lose' your Brit Citzenship.
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Originally Posted by robousy
No, I haven't renounced yet - I am still on a student visa, but I am engaged to USC and will have a PhD soon so am just doing a little research into what to prepare for.
Your research for dual citizenship should take you here. Cannot imagine why you want to renounce.
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Originally Posted by fatbrit
There's only one way I know of to lose your Brit citizenship: renouncing in front of a consul and paying a bloody hefty fee for the privilege.
consul or UK magistrate.

Liz doesn't give a monkeys if you place your hand on your heart for Uncle Sam.
It doesn't affect being British.

How much does it cost then?
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consul or UK magistrate.

Liz doesn't give a monkeys if you place your hand on your heart for Uncle Sam.
It doesn't affect being British.

How much does it cost then?
jesus, tax you to the last..............

GBP 120 -- plus you never get a good forex rate at the consul!
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Originally Posted by robousy
No, I haven't renounced yet - I am still on a student visa, but I am engaged to USC and will have a PhD soon so am just doing a little research into what to prepare for.

Like I said - I am interested in research for NASA which is government and you have to be USC to work for them. I want to know if there is likely to be any problems or delays due to being ex-UK.

Thanks.
Why don't you just call NASA and find out what they require. #1 you're not even married yet so I would cross that hurdle first.
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Originally Posted by LeedsGirl
Why don't you just call NASA and find out what they require. #1 you're not even married yet so I would cross that hurdle first.

Yep -- just noticed that!

He's probably at 4+ years before it's even an issue!
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Being johnny foreigner and getting USC...well it depends on the job and what kind of security clearance you might need...being a posty, it won't be a problem, but working for Boeing might etc.
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