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Naturalization


The Family Liaison Office acts as liaison with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in naturalization cases for foreign-born spouses of Department of State Foreign Service employees. The processing time and adjudication is under the sole authority of the USCIS.

Although the Family Liaison Office provides assistance to all Foreign Affairs agencies in other program areas, FLO's 319(b) naturalization assistance is limited to Department of State (DOS) spouses. Other Agency spouses should contact their Human Resource departments for possible assistance with 319(b) naturalization.

From FLO
FLO's Guidelines for Expeditious Naturalization
FLO's Expeditious Naturalization Application Materials and Information
FLO's Cover Letter Information Form (CLIF) 

Please read these web pages before contacting FLO. These pages have detailed, important information to help you understand and get started with 319(b) naturalization.

From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) 
Naturalization
Guide to Naturalization
Child Citizenship Act
Naturalization Test

Laws and Regulations
Go straight to the source! Read the Code of Federal Regulation Chapter 8 Section 319.2, Expeditious Naturalization regulation and read the INA section 319(b).

DOS employees and spouses only
Contact the FLO Naturalization Specialist at FLOAskNaturalization@state.gov for assistance.

Other Information for Foreign-born Spouses 
Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Spouses Who Are Not U.S. Citizens 

Information provided by the Family Liaison Office
Contact the Family Liaison Office


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