Billy Idol Officially Becomes a US Citizen: See the Photos

Billy Idol
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Billy Idol attends the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Billy Idol is officially a United States citizen.

The British rocker joined a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday (Nov. 14), holding an American flag. "It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony. Congratulations Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA," the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted, along with some photos from the ceremony.

Some requirement of becoming a naturalized citizen, according to USCIS' website, include "Be a permanent resident (have a 'Green Card') for at least 5 years; be able to read, write, and speak basic English; be a person of good moral character; and demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution."

Idol recently announced his Las Vegas residency, a 10-show run that will take over the Palms Casino Resort in 2019.



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