Dual Citizenship Issues for Personnel Being Assigned to the
Republic of Korea (ROK)
ROK Constitution & Conscription Law specifies that males of ROK (or
dual) citizenship must serve in the ROK military sometime between ages
18-35. Until very recently this has only been enforced domestically.
However, the ROK government is now enforcing this law on US service
members who hold dual US-ROK citizenship or ROK citizenship with
permanent resident status in the US. Those born in the US to parents who
are citizens of ROK have dual US-ROK citizenship.
Please be aware that several changes to Air Force assignment procedures are
being made in the near future due to the above.
In the interim please ensure personnel PCSing to the ROK are made aware
of the above information.
More information will be made available in the near future, so Contact MPF.
Page added on: 5 October 2005