General requirements and qualifications you must meet include:
- Good moral character
- Knowledge of the English language
- Knowledge of U.S. government and history (“civics”), and
- Attachment to the U.S. by taking an oath of allegiance to the U.S. Constitution.
- Honorable Service for a total of one or more years
- Lawful permanent residence
Changes on October 1, 2004
Recent legislation has called for additional benefits to members of the military that went into effect on October 1, 2004.
- No fees will be charged when you file for naturalization.
- The naturalization process will be made available overseas to members of the Armed Forces at US embassies, consulates, and where practical, military installations abroad.
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