Members of the Military and Their Families
This section of our website contains immigration information and links to resources geared specifically for members of the military and their families.
We work continuously with the Department of Defense to ensure the military community has accurate and up-to-date information about immigration services and benefits.
If you are a U.S. armed forces member and you want to sponsor your family member for permanent residence (Green Card), see the Family page.
Citizenship for Military Members and Their Families
Members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their dependents may be eligible for citizenship under special provisions of law. For more information, see the Citizenship for Military Personnel and Family Members page.
Family Based Survivor Benefits (for Relatives)
If you are an immediate relative of a U.S. armed forces member who died from combat-related injuries while on active duty, you may be eligible for certain “survivor” immigration benefits, including citizenship. For more information, see the Family Based Survivor Benefits page.
Discretionary Options for Military Members, Enlistees and Their Families
Spouses, widow(er)s, parents, sons and daughters of certain U.S. armed forces members and veterans may be eligible for parole in place or deferred action. Foreign national enlistees and their family members may also be eligible for deferred action. For more information, see the Discretionary Options for Military Members, Enlistees and Their Families page.
Military Help Line
We have established a toll-free Military Help Line exclusively for members of the military and their families: 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645). For more information, see the Military Help Line page.