Members of the Armed Forces are allowed to naturalize under liberalized rules. To qualify the applicant must have served honorably for three years in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
If the application is filed within 6 months of honorable discharge, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
There are no physical presence or residence requirements. There is no requirement to show good moral character for any particular period of time.
If the application is not filed within six months of honorable discharge, the applicant must show, in addition to the above:
If the applicant served during a war or period of military hostilities, there are even more relaxed requirements. The applicant must demonstrate:
There is no residency or physical presence requirement and the good moral character requirement is “at least one year.”
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