Yes. Members of the military who are not citizens, as well as their family members, may be eligible to apply for citizenship.
Members of the U.S. Armed Forces include people in who serve in one of the following branches:
To become a U.S. citizen, there are certain requirements that everyone must meet. These requirements include:
Those who are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, or whom were discharged from service must have:
If a member of the military is plan on obtaining citizenship, they must apply for naturalization while still in service or within six months of being discharged. As a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, they do not have to file any fees when applying for citizenship and can apply even if stationed abroad.
If requested, the United States will award posthumous citizenship to military personnel who died while serving. Moreover, family members of the deceased person will be given special consideration whenever applying for immigration status.
If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, and would like to apply for citizenship, an immigration attorney can ensure you meet the qualifications and have the necessary documentation to complete your application. If a family member died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, an attorney can determine if you may be entitled to special benefits when applying for immigration.
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