Immigration Overview

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Immigration and Citizenship Overview

Members 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.
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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.
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Immigration Matters: Finding Legal Help

When you need help with an immigration matter, you do not have the absolute right to a lawyer at government expense. If you can afford a private attorney, many are available to assist you. If you cannot afford a private attorney, there are many nonprofit agencies with experienced immigration attorneys who may be able to help you for free or for low fees.
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Citizenship for Children Born to Servicemembers Overseas

Certain children born outside the U.S. to U.S. citizens are citizens from the moment they are born. The law on this has changed many times since the early 1900’s. The law in effect on the date of the child’s birth is the law that controls.
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Don't Be a Victim of Immigration Fraud

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.

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 you have never had a “green card”).  This may be true even if you have not not lived in the United States.