are a green card holder and join the U.S. army at peacetime you can be eligible to apply for citizenship in 1 year of your service and if you join the U.S. army during wartime you can immediately become a citizen from the first day of your service...
Naturalization Through Military Service: Fact Sheet
Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorize U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the application and naturalization process for current members of the U.S. armed forces and recently discharged servicemembers. Generally, qualifying military service includes service with one of the following: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard. In addition, spouses of members of the U.S. armed forces who are or will be deployed may be eligible for expedited naturalization. Other provisions of the law also allow certain spouses to complete the naturalization process abroad.
A member of the U.S. armed forces must meet the requirements and qualifications to become a citizen of the United States. He or she must demonstrate:
Good moral character,
Knowledge of the English language,
Knowledge of U.S. government and history (civics), and
Attachment to the United States by taking an Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.
Qualified members of the U.S. armed forces are exempt from other naturalization requirements, including residence and physical presence in the United States. These exceptions are listed in Sections 328 and 329 of the INA.
All aspects of the naturalization process, including applications, interviews and ceremonies are available overseas to members of the U.S. armed forces and certain “command-sponsored” spouses.
A person who obtains U.S. citizenship through his or her military service and separates from the military under “other than honorable conditions” before completing five years of honorable service may have his or her citizenship revoked.
Service in Peacetime
Section 328 of the INA applies to all members of the U.S. armed forces and those already discharged from service. An individual may qualify for naturalization if he or she has:
Served honorably in the U.S. armed forces for at least one year,
Obtained lawful permanent resident status, and
Filed an application while still in the service or within six months of separation.
Service during Periods of Hostilities
Under special provisions in Section 329 of the INA, the President signed an executive order on July 3, 2002, authorizing all noncitizens who have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces on or after Sept. 11, 2001, to immediately file for citizenship. This order also covers veterans of certain designated past wars and conflicts. The authorization will remain in effect until a date designated by a future presidential executive order.
Naturalization at Basic Training
USCIS established the Naturalization at Basic Training Initiative in August 2009 with the Army to give noncitizen enlistees the opportunity to naturalize when they graduate from basic training. Under this initiative, USCIS conducts all naturalization processing including the capture of biometrics, the naturalization interview and administration of the Oath of Allegiance on the military installation. Since 2009 USCIS has expanded the initiative to the Navy, Air Force, and finally to the Marine Corps in 2013, giving enlistees of these branches equal opportunity to (in most cases) leave basic training as U.S. citizens.
How to Apply
Every military installation has a designated point-of-contact, generally in the personnel division or the Judge Advocate General’s Office, to assist members of the military prepare and file their naturalization application packet. That packet includes:
There is more on the USCIS web site.See question
So what to do if I go for i130 interview and ICE detain me? What to do if that happens? What relief available for me?
You have other rights besides. You have to investigate other relief from removal
Cancellation of Removal / Cancellacion de Remocion
Este proviso incluye a todos:
1. 10 años en los EEUU/ten years in the USA
2. buen conducto en los EEUU los 10 anos/good moral character for the ten years
3. alta nivel de sufrimiento en forma extrema a hijos, padres o esposa que es residente or ciudadano de los EEUU. Extreme and exceptional hardship to the citizen or permanent resident family member.
4000 visas disponible al año divididos dentro de 250 juezes. 11 juezes en San Antonio
500,000 casos pendiente
1. Fianza – Personal/Surety Bond
2. Hablar con Abogado/ Talk to an attorney,
3. Educate them as to who you are!!!!
4. Ver un Juez de Inmigracion/See an Immigration Judge ,
5. Aplicar para todos los beneficios disponible a Ud. Apply for the relief that is available to you!!!
Cooperacion & Educacion
ICE & CBP to not know who you are.
My US citizen husband and I filled the I-130, I-485 and I-765 with priority date November 23, 2015. We went for an interview March 16, 2016. We went for a second interview on May 6, 2016. The officer asked for tax information and birth certificate...
You need to go to your congressman. there is no charge to renew your
EAD so that it expired is on you. many times a congressman's office can speed things up. no reason for you to be without the EAD;. of hire an attorney. to file a lawsuit against them.
And I'm on my 7th year H1b extension from C1 (expires in 3 weeks). If I transfer my h1b to C2, how early or when can I refile my PERM through C2? Is it too late? I remember the PERM from C1 had to be filed prior to a year before my 6th year comple...
This question is complicated enough that i think that you should consult an attorney. I do know that in certain circumstances you get to keep both the PERM and priority date. I recommend Adan Vega 713.527.9606 in the Houston area. I has been a specialist in immigration law for over 30 years. one of the best at business immigration. good luckSee question
Our parents are Canadian citizens and we didn't file their i485 with i130. Can you do it now after filing i130? Would it effect the processing time? We have i797c
You can file their applications for ajustment of status if they are physically present in the USA and they entered with inspection.See question
I am currently on H-4 visa and my wife is on H-1 . Will the above situation create a problem for us when we will be renewing our Visas after 2 years
yes, but it will take about anywhere from 10 to 25 years to get the green card. i recommend Adan Vega immigrati0on specialist in the Houston area. one of the bestSee question
I came USA 2001 and I was apply political Asylum, but long time I didn't check my status,last 8 month ego I collect my status by a lawyer,he said I have no deportation order and my wife can apply for me .In this time if I got deportation order my ...
you need to have a lawyer file a freedom of information request with the
Executive office of Immigration Review
Immigration and Customs and Enforcement
and in general make sure that there ei son outstanding order. i do not think that you are to far from the City to go see Jonathan Avirom or his law firm for help. good luckSee question
Hello there I married my ex husband on September 2013, our marriage was in good faith but we were very young (19) and he was very abusive. Physically and verbally So I decided to leave him in January 2016 since he was abusing drugs and had bec...
Yes mam, but you will need an attorney to help you with this. there are a couple of different options for you since you are divorced. i recommend Ruth Lane or Sarah Brown as two immigration specialist in the metro area that could very well help you.See question
My friend was detained last Friday 2/10/2017 in Brownville Texas. He was sent to port Isselble detention center and now transferred to Brooks county detention center(Fulfurrias TX). He has been living in USA for the past 5 years as a student pilot...
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I came to the USA with a Touris Visa, it expired in 2002 an was denied renewal at the US embasy in Mexico, i moved to the US in 2002 illigally and in 2007 my son(USA citizent) turned 21 and petitioned me (Class IR0) , the whole process took 2 mont...
the answer is "no." you adjusted your status. you did not process at the consulSee question