Wow! The way things change.
How was your English when you became a citizen? I believe I could have become a dual citizen if I had remained in Germany until 2008. My German is pretty awful and I wasn't aware of any language barriers they might filter with. They seemed to be happy and accepting that I was American. I wonder if that's still true.
Are you still glad you're a US citizen?
My middle daughter was born in Germany 30 years ago. She does not have dual citizenship, she has a certificate of live birth abroad. Signing her up for anything that required a birth certificate always required a long conversation as to if it was "real".
Connie I think the US has benefitted from having you, and I know this group has as well. Happy Citizenship Anniversary and many many more!
How long did it take you to get this? It took my late partner years to get hers. I actually got an Aufenthalterlaubnis (not a citizenship but extended visa) from Germany. It was fairly easy, get a background check, doctors report, drivers license (not easy) closed bank account (in case I was to be deported) and, most importantly, sign a form saying I would not take a job away from a German. Still, it took several days.
Congrats! I also remember my naturalization ceremony like it was yesterday...standing in a room full of people with hope and joy...I was only 13, but I knew it was an important day for everyone. I was already an American since my dad was, so it was just a voluntary ceremony for me...one I wanted.
I am proud to be an American but not so proud of America right now...better times will come once again as they always do when people like myself remember why we are here.