Naturalization for Military Members and Their Families
U.S. service members and spouses and children may be eligible for citizenship (including expedited and overseas processing) under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). U.S. service members are not required to pay a filing fee.
If you meet all of the requirements of either Section 328 or Section 329 of the INA, you may apply for naturalization by filing Form N-400 under the section that applies to you. Read more on our Naturalization Through Military Service and Citizenship for Family Members pages.
For additional information on military qualifications through the Immigration and Nationality Act, see our INA webpage.
How to File
You may apply online or by paper.
Create a USCIS online account to file online and:
- Submit evidence and pay fees electronically;
- Receive case status updates about your case and see complete case history;
- Communicate with us securely and directly; and
- Respond to requests for evidence.
If you already have a USCIS online account, simply sign into your account to get started.
File by Paper
- Read the instructions for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization;
- Complete and sign your Form N-400;
- Pay the filing fees, if applicable; and
- Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation.
Want status updates about your case? Learn how to create a USCIS online account to stay informed.
After You File
Once we receive your Form N-400, you will receive a:
- Receipt notice confirming we received your application;
- Biometric services notice, if applicable;
- Notice to appear for an interview, if required; and
- Notice of our decision.
Forms and Fees
- Form N-400
- Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
- N-426, Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service
- N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship
- Find the fee information on Our Fee Schedule page.