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Citizenship for Military Personnel & Family Members

USCIS recognizes the important sacrifices made by non-U.S. citizen members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. USCIS is committed to processing their naturalization applications in a timely and efficient manner while providing exemplary customer service, maintaining the integrity of the immigration system, and maintaining the security of the process. 

Members of the U.S. armed forces and their dependents (spouses and children) may be eligible for citizenship, to include expedited and overseas processing, under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). 

If you are a U.S. armed forces member seeking to petition for your family member for permanent residence (green card), see the "Family" link to the right.

Citizenship for Military Members

Members of the U.S. armed forces may be eligible for citizenship by qualifying for naturalization through military service under Section 328 or 329 of the INA.  For more information, see the "Citizenship for Military Members" link to the left.

Citizenship for Spouses & Children of Military Members

Spouses of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. armed forces who are (or will be) deployed may be eligible for expedited naturalization or for overseas processing. Children of U.S. citizen military members deployed abroad may be eligible for overseas processing.

For more information, see the "Citizenship for Spouses and Children of Military Members" link to the left.  For information on benefits for surviving spouses or children, see the "Family Based Survivor Benefits" link to the left.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/22/2010