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Naturalized through Military. Will my citizenship get

Naturalized through Military. Will...

Naturalized through Military. Will my citizenship get revoked if I get medically discharged?

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Guillermo Senmartin
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Been naturalized about a year ago. (12/2016)
Been in the service about 1.5 year,(06/2016) getting med boarded or medically discharged out in 4 months for depression.

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

Does the discharge call into question your good moral character? Will it be other than an honorable discharge?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
They said it would be either honorable or general, under honorable conditions

Then you should be fine. The issue would be if it was a dishonorable discharge or called into question your good moral character. Since it doesn't seem like it, you should be fine.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Please correct me if I'm wrong. In my understanding, you would have to serve at year in honorable condition to either apply or maintain the US citizenship. Now, I'm not so sure if discharge under honorable condition would satisfy the requirement. That's what I'm most concerned about.

You applied after completing boot camp, correct?

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This is the worry, "A person who obtains U.S. citizenship through his or her military service and separates from the military under “other than honorable conditions” before completing five years of honorable service may have his or her citizenship revoked."

I assume you are not serving the full 5 years, but as long as you are not separating in "other than honorable conditions", then you should be ok.

Let me know if you need anything else, but please do not forget that positive rating. Thank you!

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