Naturalization

The Family Liaison Office (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. The processing time and adjudication is under the sole authority of the USCIS.

Although FLO provides assistance to all Foreign Affairs agencies in other program areas, its 319(b) naturalization assistance is limited to Department of State spouses. Other agency spouses should contact their Human Resource offices for possible assistance with 319(b) naturalization.

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

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

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

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

Department of State 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