U.S. Citizenship Requirements for U.S. Armed ForcesEstablishing Eligibility to File Form N400, 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 explain it in simple terms here.
An applicant for naturalization based on military service must meet the following requirements:
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