This is a List of militaries that recruit foreigners. This includes any individuals who are not citizens of the nation state whose armed forces they are being recruited to join by professional recruiters. The foreigners need not be legal residents of that nation, but may gain legal residence status by joining the armed forces.
- Bangladesh Army - trains the Palestinians who come for training in BMA - Bangladesh Military Academy.
- French Foreign Legion - Recruits from throughout the world.
- Republic of Ireland
- Irish Defense Forces Takes recruits from England, Scotland and Wales.
- New Zealand
- New Zealand Defence Force Citizenship not formally required for enlistment, but full New Zealand citizenship and passport required for deployment.
- North Korea
- Pakistan has special regiments for Palestinians and other Arab nationals that undergo training within the country.
- The Russian Armed Forces are accepting foreigners of any country to their ranks. Under a plan, posted on the ministry’s web site in 2010, foreigners without dual citizenship would able to sign up for five-year contracts – and will be eligible for Russian citizenship after serving three years. According to the amended law, a citizen of any foreign country aged 18–30 with a good command of Russian and a clean criminal record can now sign an initial five-year contract to join the Army.
- Spanish Armed Forces - Spain recruits citizens of ex-Spanish colonies (except Puerto Rico and the Philippines). Citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay or Venezuela may enlist in the Spanish Armed Forces (except as submarine personnel) with temporary/permanent residence or acquired Spanish citizenship.
- United Kingdom (As of 11 July 2013, a new legislative act has passed declaring a ban on all Commonwealth applicants, with the exception of the Gurkhas or those from the Republic of Ireland, Cyprus and Malta. It is therefore a requirement for all applicants to have resided for 5 years in the UK, excluding said countries).
- United States
- United States Armed Forces - Permanent Residence/Green Card
- ↑ "La Compagnie des Carabiniers de S.A.S. le Prince - Palais Princier de Monaco". Palais.mc. http://www.palais.mc/monaco/palais-princier/francais/maison-souveraine/la-compagnie-des-carabiniers/la-compagnie-des-carabiniers-de-s-a-s-le-prince.70.html. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
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- ↑ "Skriftlig spørsmål". stortinget.no. http://www.stortinget.no/no/Saker-og-publikasjoner/Sporsmal/Skriftlige-sporsmal-og-svar/Skriftlig-sporsmal/?qid=50854. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- ↑ "Russia’s new Foreign Legion | NEWS". The Moscow News. 2010-11-25. http://www.themoscownews.com/news/20101125/188233351.html. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- ↑ "Russia's Military To Recruit More Foreigners". Rttnews.com. 2011-12-16. http://www.rttnews.com/1782797/russia-s-military-to-recruit-more-foreigners.aspx. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- ↑ "Russia military looks to recruit more foreigners | Defense | RIA Novosti". En.rian.ru. 2010-11-25. http://en.rian.ru/military_news/20101125/161492830.html. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- ↑ t. "Commonwealth citizens will have to live in Britain for five years before joining Armed Forces as ministers try to cut military numbers | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2360771/Commonwealth-citizens-live-Britain-years-joining-Armed-Forces-ministers-try-cut-military-numbers.html. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
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