As the diversity of the military changes, an increasing number of active-duty service members must address immigration legal matters within their immediate families. You may not be aware that lawful permanent residents may apply for naturalization based on their military service. Military OneSource is your guide for resources to assist with matters such as immigration, citizenship and the naturalization process, as well as language interpretation and document translations.
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American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program
The American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance Program provides free immigration legal services to service members and their family members whose legal matters may be complex and require the knowledge of experienced immigration attorneys.
Language interpretation and document translation services
Military OneSource provides real-time language interpretation for military families, as well as free translation of legal documents such as leases, marriage licenses, adoption paperwork and school transcripts.
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Legal assistance office
Your legal assistance office provides support and referrals for immigration, citizenship and naturalization matters, such as alien registration, reentry permits, passports, naturalization of a surviving spouse and citizenship of children born abroad to U.S. military parents.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services contacts and Military Help Line
Support is available to service members and their families who have questions about applying for citizenship.
Call the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Military Help Line
Call toll-free at 877-247-4645 or TTY 800-877-8339, or go to the Military Help Line webpage. USCIS representatives are available to answer calls 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Central Time), Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays. Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families stationed in the U.S. or overseas may access the help line using the toll-free number through their base telephone operator or using Defense Switched Network.
Contact Military OneSource
Contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9647 for help with immigration, citizenship and the naturalization process. If you are overseas, call 800-342-9647 or 703-253-7599.
Email Inquiries to Specific USCIS Contact
For service members, designated spouses and/or children stationed in Asia-Pacific who have pending applications with the USCIS, email email@example.com.
Important U.S. naturalization information and resources for service members
- Contact information for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
- Required USCIS forms – Form N-400, “Application for Naturalization,” and Form N-426, “Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service”
- An overview of the naturalization process – USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test Video, with captions available in both English and Spanish
- Test and interview preparation materials – USCIS’s Study Materials for the Civics Test digital library
- Eligibility requirements for service members – USCIS Eligibility Requirements for Naturalization Through Military Service webpage
- Eligibility requirements for spouses and family members – USCIS Citizenship for Family Members of Service Members webpage
Resources, benefits, and support services for citizenship and immigration
PRODUCTS TO ASSIST WITH CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
BENEFITS & SUPPORT SERVICES TO ASSIST WITH CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
ARTICLES AND EXTERNAL RESOURCES
- Your Military Service Offers a Faster Track to U.S. Citizenship
- American Immigration Lawyers Association Military Assistance
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Policy Manual Update
- USCIS Policy Manual Update, Spanish Version
- Residence Related to Citizenship Policy Manual Update
- Military Help Line
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