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Old 07-17-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Hello

I'm planning on moving to the US in approximately 3/4 years once I have completed my nursing degree. I have been looking through agencies who assist you in moving from the UK to the US and also doing my own research. As I would be a nurse coming over to the US I understand that I would be able to get a visa fairly easily, however does this mean my partner and child/ren would automatically get a visa also? I've read somewhere that it does, but I am gay and we would be civil partners. Are we recognized as family for these purposes?

Eventually I would like to take on dual citizenship so be both American and British. Is this something that I could do straight away? Or do I have to live in the US for a certain period of time?

Any help is appreciated.

Stacey
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:38 AM
 
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I'm not sure if America allows dual citizenship. If I, an America, were to receive British Citizenship, and Britain doesn't care that I also have American citizenship, I would be a dual citizen of America and Britain. In America though, I'm pretty sure you, as an adult, would have to renounce your British citizenship to get the American citizenship.
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:13 AM
 
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I'm not sure if America allows dual citizenship. If I, an America, were to receive British Citizenship, and Britain doesn't care that I also have American citizenship, I would be a dual citizen of America and Britain. In America though, I'm pretty sure you, as an adult, would have to renounce your British citizenship to get the American citizenship.
America allows dual citizenship as long as your home country does. Look to your home country's rules for that. I'm pretty sure you can have British citizenship and American. I know EU countries can have dual citizenship with the US. check the British citizenship rules.
There is also a "legal immigration" section on CD further down the page.
Since citizenship is a federal issue, I don't think your partner would get anything out of it. I think it will be each of you for yourselves. I would expect one of your child should be able to come, but am not sure.
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