Citizenship for Military Members and Spouses and Children of Military Members – USCIS London

Members of the U.S. armed forces may be eligible for citizenship by qualifying for naturalization through military service under Section 328 or 329 of the INA.

  • Active-duty military members deployed or stationed overseas may complete the naturalization process overseas.  For more information, see Section 329 (PDF, 1 page).
  • Retired military members may complete an expedited naturalization process under Section 328, which requires that the applicant must return to the US for interview and naturalization.  For more information, see Section 328 (PDF, 1 page)

Spouses of U.S. citizen members of the U.S. armed forces who are (or will be) stationed overseas may be eligible for overseas processing under Section 319(e) of the INA, or for expedited naturalization under Section 319(b).

  • Qualified spouses may complete the naturalization process overseas.  For more information, see Section 319(e) (PDF, 1 page).
  • Other qualified spouses may complete an expedited naturalization process under Section 319(b).  Applicants for expedited naturalization under Section 319(b) must return to the US for interview and naturalization.  For more information, see Section 319(b) (PDF, 1 page).

Children of U.S. citizen military members deployed abroad may also be eligible for overseas processing.

Naturalization Eligibility for Certain Children

For information on overseas naturalization eligibility for certain children please consult this fact sheet (PDF – 44kb).

For additional information about citizenship for military members and their spouses and children, please review the information provided at USCIS.gov:

Please see on the following links at USCIS.gov for forms and instructions for naturalization of military members:

Please see the following links at USCIS.gov for forms and instructions for naturalization of spouses of military members:

Please see the following link for the form and instructions for overseas naturalization for children of military members: