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Are there any countries that grant citizenship to foreigners who join their military?
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Are there any countries that grant citizenship to foreigners who join their military?

The only examples I can think of are Israel and the FFL (French citizenship after x years). I am excluding nations who are considered hostile by the Europeans or Americans. Smoggy- I've done nothing. I am just considering emigrating but I have no useful skills, so I was wondering if any country allowed people to gain citizenship through military servce.

France if you are in the Foreign Legion for a number of years

French citizenship is available for servicein the foreign legion.

You do not get British citizenship if you join the British Army (this is a myth). We have several soldiers from commonwealth countries currently serving, however when their time is up they will be granted "indefinite leave to remain" within the UK, this will make it easier to apply for citizenship although its not a done deal. The French give you citizenship if you complete 5 years in the foreign Legion.

The Us military allows foreigners to join the service and apply or citizenship during their time in. You are restricted to certain jobs but it can be done. I had two Canadians in my boot camp division.

Not sure, but think you get UK citizenship when you sign up to the military, but I do not think it's just that easy, there may be a number of reasons why it might either prove incorrect or difficult. I can see at once the argument from back home in the States of the Brits poaching America's young men to go off and fight in a war. Well, it will not be the first time that Americans have signed up with the Brits to fight in a war and I have no doubt that it will not be the last either. Eagle Squadron Royal Air Force - Battle of Britain 1940 http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2fVNnI6ms I have also found a coupe of AMERICANS who signed up and served on board HMS Victory with Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar 1805. So, if you do sign up with the UK military, you will be in excellent company, because although those brave Americans may no longer be with us, their spirit lives on. Anyway, if you sign up in the British Army, you'll get a better looking uniform. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FA62X9kHrDo&feature=related

james g
The US does.

Most countries in the Commonwealth will let you join their military if you are a citizen of one of the other commonwealth countries. Eg Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa (ish)

In my unit we have a Marine fom England. Great culture experiences. He talks funny, acts funny, and is a great Marine. He has a green card and is a legal resident of the US. The fast track to a US citizenship is through good Military service. Did I mention no lines?

Yes, the United Stetes. People join the US army every day for the purpose of gaining their citizenship. The process is expedited once they join, and they can have their citizenship within 3 to 6 months.

what have you done to try and get out of your country like

Unworthy King
I thought you can't join the military unless you actually are a citizen.

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