south african looking to sign up for the royal marines

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south african looking to sign up for the royal marines

#1 Post by boboPD365 » Wed 20 May, 2015 7:36 am

I am keen to sign up for the royal marines but i am currently living in south africa and i have found that one of the eligibility criteria states that any commonwealth citizen wishing to sign up must have resided in the UK continuously for the previous 5 years. will this prevent me from joining? i have been in south africa for the last 5 years but i did however live in scotland for 8 years from 2003 - 2011. I also have a brother in the royal marines, any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Post by Hyperlithe » Wed 20 May, 2015 9:23 am

Yep, 5 years' residency is a requirement.
Have a look on the Armed Forces Careers website and see if you can have a live chat with somebody, they may be able to give you specific advice.
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