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Immigration and Citizenship Overview

NOTE: Thanks to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for authoring the initial version of this information.Citizenship for Military Members & DependentsMembers and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, and their dependents, may be eligible for citizenship under special legal provisions. Special procedures apply in all of the following situations. More informat more...

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Citizenship for Children Born to Servicemembers Overseas

Are my children who were born overseas US citizens, or can I help them become U.S. citizens?CAUTION: This is a very complex area of the law. Be careful about trying to do this on your own. Get legal advice, if you can, before seeking citizenship of a child.Which children born abroad are U.S. citizens at birth?Certain children born outside the U.S. to U.S. citizens are citizens from the moment they are bor more...

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Citizenship for Military Members and Veterans

Can I become a U.S. Citizen based on U.S. Military Service? Under certain circumstances, service in the United States armed forces will allow someone to become a U.S. citizen. This may be true even if you are not a lawful permanent resident (in other words, even if the you have never had a “green card”).  This may be true even if you have not not lived in the United States. General Requirements & Exceptions Honorable active-duty service in the more...

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Citizenship for Spouses of Service Members

Can I become a U.S. citizen if I am married to someone serving in the military who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident?As the spouse of a U.S. service member, you may be able to apply for “naturalization” in one of several ways.First, you must already have U.S. permanent resident status. This requirement applies in all cases. This status may be based on your marriage to the U.S. service more...

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Don't Be a Victim of Immigration Fraud

Notarios, Notary Publics and Immigration Consultants Notarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service [USCIS].  While in many other countries the word “Notario” means that the individual is an attorney, this is not true in the United States. Notarios may not provide the same services that an attorney or accredited representative does.   A notario may more...

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