Servicemembers, families can now attain US citizenship at only four 'hub' locations overseas

Servicemembers, families can now attain US citizenship at only four 'hub' locations overseas

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — Servicemembers and their families stationed overseas who are seeking to become U.S. citizens will now only have four international offices where they can complete the process as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services closes more than a dozen locations, the department announced Monday.

USCIS had previously announced it is closing 13 overseas locations in the next year, leaving only seven in operation. But in order to support servicemembers and their families stationed overseas, the agency is now opening what they are calling “hub” offices at military bases, for one week every three months.

“After careful consideration, USCIS has determined it will maximize agency resources by shifting the processing of in-person benefit requests to the Department of State’s Consular Affairs or through the deployment of USCIS domestic staff on temporary assignments,” USCIS spokesman Daniel Hetlage wrote in an email.

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