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How do I do dual citizenship between Jamaica and america. Ni

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How do I do dual citizenship between Jamaica and america
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: ni
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

Hello! My name is Guillermo Senmartin and I am a licensed attorney with more than 17 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. If I do not respond quickly, I promise I will be back as soon as I can. I have my own law practice and sometimes I go to court, attend my own clients, or help other customers at the same time. I could just be very busy, but I AM NOT IGNORING YOU!


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Do you have any U.S. immigration law questions for me?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Dual citizenship
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

But what questions do you have about U.S. immigration law?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
No I don’t want to all u
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

I don't understand.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
How do get a dual citizenship
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I have my green card and a Jamaican passport and I want to be a citizen of America but a dual one how do I go about doing it
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

How long have you had green card status?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
More than 8 years
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

And you live in the U.S.? No trips outside of the U.S. longer than 6 months during the last 5 years? No crimes?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I live in the u.s. no trip longer than 6 months and no crimes
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

Then file an N-400 to apply for U.S. Citizenship. Here is the official link:


Please review and tell me what questions you have for me.

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I know about the n- 400 form
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
My question to u is do I have to file any other form to be a dual citizenship
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

Ok. That's where the confusion lies. You are a citizen of Jamaica, yes?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I married and come here and got my green card
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
And I don't want to give up my citizenship in Jamaica but I all so want to have citizenship in the U.S. also
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

Ok. Then just do the N-400 process. If you are granted U.S. Citizenship, then you don't lose your Jamaican citizenship. Thus you become a dual citizen only because you get U.S. Citizenship. Nothing else needs to be done. Now if Jamaica has a problem with you getting U.S. Citizenship, that I cannot tell you about or help you do anything about it, but I can tell you that the U.S. doesn't have a problem with you having Jamaican citizenship as well as U.S. Citizenship.


What else would you like to know?

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
So what if when I go in for swearing I hear they with take away my Jamaican passport
Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 5 days ago.

They don't do that, so that is not an issue. Take a look:


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Expert:  Guillermo Senmartin replied 2 day ago.

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? If it did, please at least let me know by leaving me a brief message saying that it helped and you are satisfied with my service to you, like just write, "Thank you!". Thank you for you understanding!