UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP FOR NAVY MEMBERS

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NAVADMIN 113/08
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SUBJ/UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP FOR NAVY MEMBERS//


REF/A/8 USC 1439//
REF/B/8 USC 1440//
REF/C/E.O. 13269//
REF/D/MSG/CNO/101423ZMAR2000//
REF/E/MSG/CNO/221207ZMAY2001//
REF/F/MSG/CNO/031613ZNOV2004//
NARR/REF A AND B ARE STATUTES DEALING WITH CITIZENSHIP FOR MILITARY 
MEMBERS.  REF C IS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER WAIVING THE WAITING PERIOD 
BEFORE FILING FOR CITIZENSHIP.  REF D IS NAVADMIN 049/00, REGARDING 
STREAMLINED CITIZENSHIP PROCESS FOR QUALIFIED SERVICE MEMBERS.  REF E 
IS NAVADMIN 123/01, REGARDING STREAMLINED U.S CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION 
PROCEDURES.  REF F IS NAVADMIN 251/04, REGARDING STREAMLINED U.S 
CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURES.// RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN HIGHLIGHTS 
THE UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM FOR NAVY MEMBERS.  REFS A AND B 
PROVIDE FOR THE EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION OF SERVICE MEMBERS HONORABLY 
SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.  
ANY SERVICE MEMBER WHO HAS SERVED HONORABLY IN THE UNITED STATES ARMED 
FORCES DURING PERIODS OF MILITARY HOSTILITIES, INCLUDING PERIODS 
DESIGNATED BY THE PRESIDENT IN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR 
EXPEDITED NATURALIZATION. 
2.  REF C CURRENTLY WAIVES THE ONE YEAR WAITING PERIOD IN REF A AND 
PROVIDES THAT NON U.S. CITIZENS HONORABLY SERVING IN THE UNITED STATES 
ARMED FORCES ON OR AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER 2001, ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A WAIVER 
OF THE ENTIRE WAITING PERIOD AND ARE ELIGIBLE FOR EXPEDITED CITIZENSHIP.  
LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS IS REQUIRED.  ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS 
FOR NATURALIZATION APPLY.  AS OF 1 OCTOBER 2004, THE FILING FEE FOR 
SERVICE MEMBERS (CURRENTLY 675 DOLLARS FOR THOSE STATIONED IN THE 
UNITED STATES) WILL BE WAIVED.  
ADDITIONALLY, BOTH THE INTERVIEW AND OATH CEREMONIES MAY BE CONDUCTED 
OVERSEAS FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER SERVING ABROAD.
3.  TO ENSURE THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS RECEIVE 
ASSISTANCE IN SUBMITTING THEIR APPLICATIONS, COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL 
ENSURE THAT A COMMAND REPRESENTATIVE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING 
HANDS-ON ASSISTANCE TO SERVICE MEMBERS APPLYING FOR CITIZENSHIP IS 
APPOINTED AND PERFORMS HIS OR HER RESPONSIBILITIES PER REFS D, E AND F.  
THE COMMAND REPRESENTATIVE SHALL ENSURE ALL FOREIGN BORN SERVICE 
MEMBERS IN HIS OR HER COMMAND ARE BRIEFED ON THE APPLICATION PROCEDURES 
FOR CITIZENSHIP.  
THE PROPER SUBMISSION OF THE REQUIRED PAPERWORK IS ESSENTIAL IF 
PROCESSING TIMES ARE TO BE FURTHER REDUCED.  
COMMANDING OFFICERS SHOULD ENSURE THAT COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES ARE 
FAMILIAR WITH THE "U.S. NAVY GUIDE TO NATURALIZATION APPLICATIONS BASED 
UPON QUALIFYING MILITARY 
SERVICE" AVAILABLE AT HTTPS://WWWA.NKO.NAVY.MIL/.   IN THE 
DROP DOWN BOX FOR ORGANIZATIONS, CLICK ON COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE, AND 
THEN CLICK ON JAG LEGAL ASSISTANCE.  SCROLL DOWN THE LEFT HAND SIDE 
UNTIL YOU SEE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZAITON, CLICK AND BRING UP THE 
IMMIGRATION PAGE.  
ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS A BLOCK ENTITLED IMMIGRATION RESOURCES, WHERE 
YOU WILL FIND THE DOCUMENTS AND GUIDES.
4.  THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION 
IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST WILL MAINTAIN A LIST OF COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES 
AND WILL PROVIDE PUBLICATIONS, RESOURCES AND TRAINING TO ASSIST ALL 
COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES.  COMMAND REPRESENTATIVES WILL SERVE AS THE 
LIAISON BETWEEN THE INDIVIDUAL SERVICE MEMBER AND THE OFFICE OF THE 
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE DIVISION IMMIGRATION SPECIALIST 
MR. MICHAEL COLE.  
MR. COLE MAY BE REACHED AT MICHAEL.S.COLE1(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
5.  RELEASED BY MR. PATRICK M. MCLAUGHLIN, N1B.// BT #0000 NNNN


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