Special Naturalization Provisions Law and Legal Definition

Special Naturalization Provisions are special provisions which permit special classes of persons to become U.S. citizens despite the fact that they do not meet all the common requirements for naturalization.

Wives or husbands of U.S. citizens are allowed to file for naturalization after three years of legal permanent residence instead of the general five years period. Surviving spouses of a U.S. citizen who worked in the armed forces are allowed to file for naturalization in any district instead of where s/he resides. Children of U.S. citizens can become citizens without meeting certain requirements or taking the oath if they are too young to comprehend the meaning. Other categories of special persons who may qualify for special consideration include previous U.S. citizens, servicemen, seamen, and employees of organizations supporting U.S. interests overseas.