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USCIS Salutes America's Newest Citizens
“These men and women are guardians of freedom and democracy,” said Jonathan Scharfen, USCIS’ acting director. “Their service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom has contributed to the strength and well-being of our nation - a nation they can now truly call their own.”
USCIS immigration officials volunteer to travel to combat theaters to conduct naturalization interviews and hold citizenship ceremonies for members of the
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 amended portions of the Immigration and Nationality Act to allow for overseas military naturalization ceremonies. In October 2004, USCIS hosted the first overseas military naturalization ceremonies for 17 service members on Bagram Air Force Base in
USCIS and the Department of Defense work together to ensure the service members and their families have accurate and up-to-date information about immigration services and benefits. USCIS established a toll-free military help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645) to provide a direct connection for members of the military community stationed in the
Additional information specifically for members of the military and their families is available on-line at: http://www.uscis.gov/military.
Revised 9/8/08 to correct mathematical error.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/08/2008