Linus Torvalds received American citizenship

    On the gmane.linux.kernel mailing list, Linus said that he received U.S. citizenship last week and will complete all other formalities soon: register as an election voter and update his Social Security card.

    Finland allows the option of dual citizenship, so Linus will retain the old passport.

    Torvalds has been living in the United States for more than ten years (the last five years in Portland) and his two children have American citizenship.

    It is not known what kind of visa Torvalds has had so far. It is possible that EB-2 . It is issued to foreigners with "outstanding abilities in science, art or business." In this case, Linus would have exceptional alien status., and in some cases, this visa is issued even without the sponsorship of the employer. It is assumed that simply finding such a person in the country benefits the national economy.

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