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Naturalization of Foreign-Born Spouses

FLO acts as liaison with the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in naturalization cases for foreign-born spouses of Department of State Foreign Service employees.

Requirements and

Important Information Regarding Expeditious Naturalization

  • The processing time and adjudication is under the sole authority of the USCIS.
  • Please note that 319(b) naturalization assistance is limited to only Department of State spouses.
  • Other agency spouses should contact their respective Human Resource offices for possible assistance with 319(b) naturalization.
  • Read the Code of Federal Regulation Chapter 8 Section 319.2, Expeditious Naturalization regulation and read the INA section 319(b).
  • For more information contact: FLOAskNaturalization@state.gov.

Important Resources

U.S. Department of State

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