The United States celebrates Veterans Day every November 11 to honor the service of our military veterans. Military service is important for countries around the world including the United States. F and M students who are interested in joining the U.S. military may be able to do so through Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI).
MAVNI allows certain non-citizens who are legally present in the United States to join the U.S. military and apply immediately for U.S. citizenship using Form N-400, “Application for Naturalization.” The program is available only to legal aliens holding critical skills including physicians, nurses and experts in certain languages.
Designated school officials, as well as F and M students should be aware of the program. You can learn more by visiting our MAVNI resource page.