Taxes are not the only obligations of U.S. citizens abroad. Don’t forget about the “Selective Service” – AKA “The Draft”
Men between ages 18 and 25 by law must apply for the Selective Service to retain benefits such as “student financial aid, loans, or grants; vocational training under WIA; government employment; and security clearances” (sss.gov) and to avoid penalties such as “…a fine of up to $250,000, imprisonment for up to five years, or both.” (sss.gov)
SSS.gov explicitly states:
Dual nationals of the U.S. and another country are required to register, regardless of where they live, because they are U.S. nationals.
See also Aliens and Dual Nationals – Liability for Service
I was asked if I had registered with the Selective Service System, and if I had my card with me when I applied for a US passport…
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