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Veteran Naturalization

Services and Resources

Certain veterans of the U.S. armed forces are eligible for expedited U.S. citizenship through their military service.

In partnership with the Governor's Office and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), the California Department of Veterans Affairs launched an initiative to reach out and educate unnaturalized veterans in California regarding the state and federal benefits they earned based on their military service, including expedited citizenship naturalization services.


State Services

CDSS Immigration Services

CDSS Free Immigration Legal Services Referral List

Federal Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Citizenship for Military Members

Citizenship for Spouses and Children of Military Members

Military Help Line for Immigration-related Information

Additional Information Sources

Naturalization Through Military Service: Fact Sheet – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

US Citizenship for Military, Veterans, and Dependents -


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Veteran Naturalization