One thing that Texas is very proud of is its robust military presence.
With Fort Hood and NAS Fort Worth, we see our fair share of military members
who are interested in the naturalization process for themselves, or their
loved ones overseas.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes the sacrifices
that are made by non-U.S. citizens who are members of the U.S. Armed Forces,
as well as by their families.
To show its gratitude for those who fight for our country, the USCIS has
committed itself to processing their naturalization applications as timely
and efficiently as possible while providing them with exceptional customer
service and preserving the integrity of our immigration system and national security.
If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you and your dependents (including
your spouse and children) may be eligible for
citizenship. You and your dependents may also be eligible for expedited processing,
even if you are stationed overseas under the Immigration and Nationality
Naturalization for Military Members
Are you a member of our military and interested in becoming a U.S. citizen?
You may be able to qualify for naturalization through military service
under Section 328 and 329 of the INA.
Generally, someone who has served honorably in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air
Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or National Guard at any time, may be
able to apply for naturalization under Section 328 of the INA. The military
community calls this “peacetime naturalization.”
For an applicant to be eligible for naturalization under Section 328 of
the INA, he or she must:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Served in the U.S. Armed Forces honorably for at least one year
- Be a permanent resident
- Understand basic English
- Have good knowledge of U .S. history and government
- Be a person of good moral character
- Have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least five years
To learn more about
naturalization during “peacetime” or during periods of hostilities under
Section 329 of the INA, for example, from September 11, 2011 until present,
please contact a Plano immigration lawyer from The Zendeh Del Law Firm.
We can explain the naturalization process for members of the U.S. Armed
Forces, or if you are a U.S. citizen but looking to bring a fiancé
or spouse over to the U.S. to join you, we can guide you through this
process as well.