Military Service Requirements for Faster Naturalization
A person who serves in the U.S. Armed Forces may be able to accelerate their path to citizenship through their sacrifice of time and safety to the country. Military service can eliminate much of the waiting time most other residents need to observe to begin the process of becoming a naturalized citizen. However, there are some requirements for this service that service members need to fulfill.
If you have been considering filing for citizenship after completing a tour of duty as a military service member, we can help you with this process. For more information regarding your options as a resident filing for citizenship, contact the Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling 512-323-2333.
Time of Service and Naturalization Benefits
Military service members can work towards citizenship much faster than other residents seeking full naturalization. This process follows these rules:
- Any service during wartime removes the naturalization waiting period
- One year of service during peacetime removes the naturalization waiting period
- The family of the service member benefits from heir service
- A naturalization test is still required for citizenship
According to U.S. law, wartime in terms of service member naturalization may be designated by acts of Congress and executive orders from the President.
If you have served in the United States military and would like to obtain citizenship, let us help you to ensure that you claim the benefits you are due for your service. Contact the Austin immigration lawyers of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, at 512-323-2333 today.