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CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin (center) with nine new citizens who were naturalized by USCIS Seoul Field Officer Director Kenneth Sherman (right) on Feb. 15, 2011, at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Members of the Military and their Families

This section of the USCIS website contains immigration information and links to resources geared specifically for members of the military and their families. 

USCIS is continuously working with the Department of Defense to ensure the military community has accurate and up-to-date information about immigration services and benefits.

If you are a U.S. armed forces member seeking to petition for your family member for permanent residence (green card), see the "Family" link to the right.

Citizenship for Military Members & Dependents

Members and veterans of the U.S. armed forces, and their dependents may be eligible for citizenship under special provisions of law.  For more information, see the "Citizenship for Military Personnel & Family Members" link to the left.

Family Based Survivor Benefits (for Relatives)

Immediate relatives of U.S. armed forces members who die as a result of combat while in an active duty status may be eligible for certain "survivor" immigration benefits, including citizenship.  For more information, see the "Family Based Survivor Benefits" link to the left.

Military Help Line

USCIS has established a toll-free "Military Help Line" exclusively for members of the military and their families: 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1-877-247-4645).  For more information, see the "Military Help Line" link to the left. 

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Last updated: 02/17/2011