Can I File for my Citizenship if I am 18 Years Old?/Can I Have Dual Citizenship?

One of the requirements to apply for citizenship is age. As long as you are 18 years old, you are eligible for citizenship and as well as having the green card for 5 years and demonstrate good moral character. If you are 18 years old, you are more than welcome to go ahead and apply for citizenship presuming that all other requirements are met. If you have any questions regarding whether or not you’re eligible for citizenship, please contact my office and I’d be happy to discuss it with you.

Can I Have Dual Citizenship?

Often I’m asked if I can have dual citizenship. In theory, the United States does not recognize dual citizenship. However, you can keep both citizenship’s, if you have a United States citizenship and a citizenship in a different country. There’s no rule against it. I think the idea is, if we ever went to war against the other country, you would pick our side. You are not renouncing your citizenship to another country when you apply for U.S. citizenship. Yes, you can have dual citizenship. In theory, we don’t recognize your citizenship, though, from a different country. If you have questions regarding this, please contact my office and I’d be happy to discuss your issues regarding dual citizenship.

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