Sorry lads, a boring one this. Just had my "first contact" meeting with my AFCO. A South African Captain of the Commandos. Because I wasn't born in either of the countries I hold a passport for I have to apply for a place of birth waiver. Apparently the "powers that be" will take care of that so I'm not so bothered. However, because I have completed my national service in Greece I need a document from the Greek government saying something like, "we relinquish all military holds on Sotiris *text deleted**text deleted**text deleted**text deleted* and he is free to serve GB". In other words, what the RM's are concerned about is that during my time as a Commando (or any part of the armed forces) I cannot be called to serve Greece...like Greece is going to war any time soon :wacko:. This all seems so bloody tedious, and in reality more or less impossible...considering that military service and male Greek citizenship go hand in hand. Help!??! I've called the Greek embassy here in London and no joy. So my last chance is to actually go to HQ in Athens, give my name, rank and number and beg the office bound desk jockey to write something up...I can't really see this happening (anyone who has ever had the unfortunate experience of dealing with the Greek bureaucratic system will know what I'm talking about) So basically Ninja, have you ever dealt/heard of this before? Dual Nationals who have completed national service abroad (in Europe) and sorting all this out? I'm hoping that if the path has already been trod then the ground should be a little flatter.