Saturday, April 28, 2007

Airmen can now apply for U.S. citizenship online

Above: Marines, sailors, soldiers and airman at a citizenship ceremony. The United States' roughly 30,000 foreign national soldiers come from more than 100 countries, with the largest contingent living in California. More than a third are Hispanic. In order to join, foreign nationals must have permanent resident status in the U.S.

Foreign nationals serving in the Air Force may now begin their citizenship application process online via the Air Force Personnel Center or through the virtual Military Personnel Flight.

Legal immigrants and noncitizen nationals serving in the U.S. military have been given a faster track for citizenship since 2002 under an executive order signed by President Bush. The change substantially reduced the naturalization processing time, according to the personnel center.

The AFPC site links directly to Department of Homeland Security citizenship and immigration forms and information.

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