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U.S. Citizenship Requirements for U.S. Armed Forces

U.S. Citizenship Requirements for U.S. Armed Forces

Establishing Eligibility to File Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

As a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, you may be eligible for naturalization after just one year of military service. This is a significant benefit (as it normally requires five years as a permanent resident before applying for citizenship). It's only available to military members that have served the United States with honor.

To qualify, you must have served honorably in the U.S. Armed Forces for at least one year. If you’ve separated from the U.S. Armed Forces, you must file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization within six months of an honorable discharge. There is expedited citizenship for U.S. Armed Forces and families. The Immigration and Nationality Act (Section 328(a)) details all of the citizenship requirements for military personnel. We break it down in simple terms here.


 
 
 
 
 

U.S. Citizenship Requirements for 3-Year Married Permanent Resident

Establishing Eligibility to File Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

As a permanent resident who is married to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible for naturalization after just three years. This is a significant benefit (as it normally requires five years as a permanent resident before applying for citizenship).

To qualify, you must have lived in the U.S. continuously for the three years immediately preceding the date you file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. You must be married to a citizen the entire time; and your spouse must have been a U.S. citizen for the entire time. The Immigration and Nationality Act (Section 319(a)) details all of the citizenship requirements for a 3-year permanent resident married to a U.S. citizen. We break it down in simple terms here.

US citizenship requirements for military

An applicant for naturalization based on military service must meet the following requirements:

Alternative Paths to Citizenship

5-Year Permanent Resident

If you've been a permanent resident for at least five years, you may be eligible to naturalize now.

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Married to a U.S. Citizen

If you’re a permanent resident that’s married to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to naturalize after just three years.

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Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

Military personnel use Form N-400, (Application for Naturalization) to apply for U.S. citizenship. The form starts a review process of your entire immigration history. Each year, USCIS rejects or denies thousands of N-400 applications that don't satisfy the citizenship requirements. Therefore, it's important to get it right.
last year
0,413
N-400 forms were filed*
approximately
0,356
applications were rejected*
and another
0,779
got denied*

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