Military personnel fight for the freedoms that Americans hold dear and their selfless service continues to keep peace not just in this country but throughout the world. Every military member makes tremendous sacrifices and makes a tremendous contribution, including individuals serving in the Armed Forces who are not yet United States citizens.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recognizes the extraordinary commitment and dedication that military members have to this country and provides timely processing of naturalization applications for eligible members of the U.S. armed forces and their dependents. Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) apply to military members to extend citizenship, expedite processing of naturalization applications, and allow special oversees processing.
As a military member or as the loved one of someone in the military, it is important that you understand how immigration laws apply to you. The Baltimore military immigration lawyers at Miranda & Weisman are honored to help military men and women, as well as their family members, achieve their citizenship goals. Call today, 410-321-4994, to speak with a member of our legal team and learn how we can put our legal experience to work to help make the citizenship process as quick and simple as possible.
A person who has served honorably in the U.S. armed forces can apply for naturalization at any time according to section 328 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The military member must meet qualifying criteria. For servicemen qualifying during peacetime, this includes:
The eligibility requirements differ for military members qualifying for naturalization for their service during periods of hostility.
At Miranda & Weisman, we are always here to help every client through the naturalization process. For military members who have given so much to this country, we are eager and ready to help ensure that you are rewarded for your efforts by becoming a citizen of the country you signed up to defend.
Contact us today to learn more about how we can guide you through the naturalization process.