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Should I get my dual citizenship?

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New post 05 Sep 2018, 19:23
To whom it may concern,

I am currently a green card holder (permanent resident). I was born in Russia and immigrated to the US when I went to college (5-6 years ago). I can now apply to be a citizen of the US, but I was wondering if a dual citizenship will hurt my chances of getting admitted to top schools. From my understanding Business Schools value having a diverse class, which me being a Russian Citizen plays into. Can I still apply as Russian if I get my American citizenship? I really want to become a US citizen (traveling is easier), but I could hold off for a few years if this will boost my chance of getting into a better program.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this. :grin:

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I would say go for it if you want to.

MBA schools prefer students from diverse backgrounds. If you get a dual citizenship your background, experience and skills will still remain the same. Additionally, getting a US citizenship will make you eligible for more scholarships and if you are thinking of taking a student loan, even that process will be much simpler.

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Hi Nikolay! No, dual citizenship will not "hurt" your chances of admission - it gives you even more options for employment upon graduation. The schools will likely only see it as a plus - they get to keep international representation in a challenging time for that and yet they don't have to worry about your visa issues and hirability. Sounds like a win-win.

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mbaMissionJA , this helped! Thank you very much!
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New post 08 Sep 2018, 10:47
Happy to help, good luck with the process!

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