Non-US-citizen military personnel are eligible for expedited citizenship in the United States. A special provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) governs the expedited naturalization process for current members of the USArmed Forces, to their spouses, and former service members who were recently discharged from military service.
US military personnel, their spouses and children can be naturalized during their service in the United States, including its territories, as well as overseas.
In genera, INA’s §328 gives US military personnel an access to unique immigration benefits, which are simplified as compared to the process of naturalization for regular civilians.
Other eligibility criteria remain the same: must be age 18, have a good moral character, ability to read, write, and speak English, know the US government and history, etc.
In addition, for some service members naturalization can be further expedited under INA’s §329 in case their service was in periods of hostilities. The applicant must have served honorably in an active-duty role, or as a member of the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, for any amount of time during a designated period of hostilities and, if separated from the US armed forces, have been separated honorably.
Spouses and children of US citizen members of the US armed forces may be eligible for expedited naturalization in the US or overseas. According to INA’s §329, spouses of US citizen service members who are or will be deployed may be eligible for expedited naturalization. The eligibility criteria remain the same, while they have two additional requirements:
For additional information about expedited citizenship for military personnel please sign up for a personal consultation with our immigration specialist accredited by the US Immigration and Citizenship Services.
This service, as well as processing of your N-400, is free of charge.
Prior to contacting us, please take a citizenship test! It will take five minutes of your time to determine your eligibility and help us to guide you appropriately through the naturalization process.
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