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10-10EZ

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Sorry if this is a basic question ....

Just had my first C&P, I must say the people at McGuire were very nice and I though the Doc was great.

But when I went to check in...I was told I needed to fill out a 10-10EZ after my exam. Registration was closing after my exam so they just gave me a hard copy to fill out and fax back.

I figured it would be online..and it is. Issue and my question is, it wants my wifes SSN. Ok shes not American and doesn't have one. Website wont let me skip the SSN...so I'll have to hand jam it and fax it.

So question...anyone file the 10-10EZ as married who has a foreign spouse sans SSN? If this going to be a problem? If I get anything...it wont be over 10% ... so I don't see the need for spouse and family info at this point.

Tks!
 

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With a green card you cannot be outside the US for than one year (there are certain times this does not apply) you can lose your green card. There are pros and cons to not becoming a US citizen. I have a friend whose spouse is Japanese and she does not want to naturalize because Japan does not recognize dual citizenship. 

If for no other reason you want to naturalize because immigration benefits is very expensive and is always going up in cost.

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10 hours ago, broncovet said:

I dont know if you can receive VA benefits if you "give up" your US citizenship.  You should check into that.  

I was speaking of her citizenship...Germany wont allow dual.

I'm 100% merican forever 😉

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Did you get out and stayed in Germany? Are you working on the economy / U.S. Contractor / GS? 

This can affect your VA benefits (after 30%), taxes, Social Security and any benefits your wife is entitled to. As a U.S. Citizen living in Germany you still have to file your U.S. taxes which requires your wife to have a SSN. You may want to contact the American Consulate in Frankfurt at +49 69 75350 to get answers on what are the current rules for living overseas.

If you have base access, you may want to contact the BDD (Benefits Delivery at Discharge) at:

By email at GermanyBDD.vbapit@va.gov, or

In person by going to the office located in building 3724 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. It’s open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You don’t need an appointment. 

You can set up an appointment with the traveling team that visit bases through out Germany. They are in Wiesbaden on Tuesday. They have been very helpful. They have help me with my claims and benefits. 

Hope this points you in the right direction.

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15 hours ago, Patton said:

Did you get out and stayed in Germany? Are you working on the economy / U.S. Contractor / GS? 

This can affect your VA benefits (after 30%), taxes, Social Security and any benefits your wife is entitled to. As a U.S. Citizen living in Germany you still have to file your U.S. taxes which requires your wife to have a SSN. You may want to contact the American Consulate in Frankfurt at +49 69 75350 to get answers on what are the current rules for living overseas.

If you have base access, you may want to contact the BDD (Benefits Delivery at Discharge) at:

By email at GermanyBDD.vbapit@va.gov, or

In person by going to the office located in building 3724 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. It’s open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You don’t need an appointment. 

You can set up an appointment with the traveling team that visit bases through out Germany. They are in Wiesbaden on Tuesday. They have been very helpful. They have help me with my claims and benefits. 

Hope this points you in the right direction.

Wow thanks that is helpful information!

Currently GS ... taking new job over in Graf. But any further claims.. I guess I would have to head over to Landsthul to get a C&P ?

Tks

 

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Since you are a GS employee, if your wife does want to be a US Citizen then as long as you will be overseas at least an additional 12 months she could actually become a citizen right away, you and here would have to travel to the US or a US territory to take the oath, but it can be done. 8 CFR 319(b) is the section of law, you can also find it at https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-g-chapter-4. You still have to file all the paper work and it will be worked at the embassy in Germany (USCIS still has an office there). I hope this helps.

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