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How can I get a US passport outside the country?

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I went AWOLabout 8 months ago, from Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas. I was on AIT and now Im planning to go back to the US.
Im naturalized in OKlahoma, but went I went to El Salvador I travel with my old passport so I never got the US question is if I can get a US passport in the Embassy here??
Am I gonna get deteined at the embassy or will they give the passport to travel to the US to turn myself in?

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You did not say WHEN you naturalized, nor on what basis, but this really matters: Anyone who naturalized through military service after November 24, 2003 faces possible revocation of their US citizenship based on post-natz misconduct or failure to serve honorably in the military for an aggregate of five years. If you naturalized as a civilian under INA Section 316 or 319, then you are not subject to this revocation.You need to consult an attorney.

This is general information only. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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You have a big problem. Get yourself a lawyer asap, preferably a JAG.

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Please call to the nearest U.S. Embassy/Consulate. They might be able to help you out.

This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice. Consult with a qualified attorney before making any legal decisions. Gen Kimura, (832) 247-6932.

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US Embassy/Consulate

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