Can being in the military help me obtain US citizenship more quickly? 6 Answers as of January 17, 2011I am currently serving in the US Navy and deployed to Afghanistan. I have done 4 years and this upcoming May I will reach my 5 year mark. I am due to separate in May. I am trying to expedite my citizenship paper work. The military is willing to help me out but it will take a bit longer, so that would require me to re-enlist. I am seeking help and guidance in this matter. Would your firm be able to help me obtain my citizenship before May. I have a clean and outstanding record in the military. I have served over seas for over 3 years now. I will be getting out with a honorable discharge. Please let me know if you can help me with my current situation and what the fees are. Thank you.
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
If you apply now, it is very possible! Please give us a call asap.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
Yes it does. Generally, LPR in the military can apply for Naturalization after 3 years as a LPR. It also applies if you are honorable discharged after you apply. Moreover, there are expedited naturalization programs for activity duty military serving in a time of war that could shorten the process. Since you are currently in Afghanistan we cannot assist you, however, your JAG office, or legal services should be able to help you apply without having to reenlist.
Answer Applies to: California