Overseas Processing

We have established four “hubs” located at Camp Humphreys, South Korea; Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan; U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany; and Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy to help service members and their families applying for naturalization and other immigration benefits while stationed overseas. We will travel to these hubs on a quarterly basis to conduct interviews and naturalization ceremonies and answer your questions.

Two domestic USCIS offices will oversee all military applications. The Guam Field Office will oversee adjudications in the Asia/Pacific District and will serve the hubs in South Korea and Japan. The Washington Field Office will oversee adjudications in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa District and will serve the hubs in Germany and Italy.

If you are unable to travel to the designated hub during our quarterly visit to that hub, we will contact you to schedule your interview.

For more information on our international office closures, see our International Offices page.

Filing an Application

You will still file your form according to the form instructions. The domestic USCIS office responsible for processing the application or petition (either the Guam or Washington Field Office) will perform a preliminary review of the application and will contact you by mail and/or email if additional evidence or documentation is necessary. When the preliminary review is complete, USCIS will schedule an interview and mail you an interview notice.

In coordination with DOD, staff from one the domestic field offices will travel to the overseas hub nearest to you for your interview. If the immigration services officer approves you after your interview, the officer will make every effort to naturalize you on the same day.

Form I-130 Processing

The Department of State (DOS) will take on certain in-person services, including issuing carrier documentation to lawful permanent residents who lose their Green Cards overseas. DOS will also continue processing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. However, USCIS will process all naturalization applications.

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