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USCIS to host military naturalization ceremony in Seoul

Approximately 31 active-duty service members will take the Oath of Allegiance and become the newest U.S. citizens during a special overseas military naturalization ceremony on January 13, 2005, in Seoul, South Korea, at Yongson Military Base. The ceremony in Seoul is a continuation of the implementation of overseas military naturalization...

Qunatico hosts AllMilitary Naturalization Ceremony

QUNATICO HOSTS ALL-MILITARY NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Thirty-nine active-duty service members representing all five branches of the U.S. military became citizens during a special military naturalization ceremony held on Marine Corps Base Quantico. Joining the new citizens to celebrate the swearing in were U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...

USCIS fact sheet on Child Citizenship Act of 2000

On October 30, 2000, the Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (CCA) was signed into law. The new law, Public Law 106-395, amended the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to permit foreign-born children –– including adopted children –– to acquire citizenship automatically if they meet certain requirements. It became effective...

20 new citizens from 13 countries take oath of Citizenship

New Citizens come from 13 countries

Today Eduardo Aguirre, Director, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), administered the Oath of Allegiance to 20 new U.S. citizens, from 13 countries around the world, in an open-air ceremony on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. The new citizens came from as far away as Sunnyvale and Petaluma,...

USCIS hosts military naturalization in Tokyo

Event in Tokyo culminates first overseas ceremonies

Approximately 20 active-duty service members took the Oath of Allegiance and became the newest U.S. citizens during a special overseas military naturalization ceremony on October 18, 2004 at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. The ceremony in Tokyo culminates the first overseas military...

USCIS hosts military naturalization in Korea

Event in Seoul culminates first overseas ceremonies

Approximately 20 active-duty service members took the Oath of Allegiance and became the newest U.S. citizens during a special overseas military naturalization ceremony on October 14, 2004 in Seoul, South Korea, at Yongson Military Base. The ceremony in Seoul culminates the first overseas...

First US Military Naturalization ceremony overseas

Events In Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq Culminate First Overseas Ceremonies

Washington, DC – Today, 28 active-duty service members took the Oath of Allegiance and became the newest U.S. citizens during a special overseas military naturalization ceremony on the Vogelweh Airbase in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The Vogelweh ceremony culminates...

USCIS Fact sheet on Military Naturalizations

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces may apply for citizenship under special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Generally, that includes service in one of the following branches of the U.S. Military:

Army,
Navy,
Marine Corps,
Air Force,
Coast Guard,
Certain Reserve components of the...

USCIS to welcome more than 28000 Citizens

Ceremonies Highlight the American Dream in Action

Washington, DC – More than 28,000 men, women and children from throughout the United States will raise their right hands and become America’s newest citizens during special Citizenship Day ceremonies. Held at locations across the United States (see below), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (U...